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Like Kenya, Tanzania is likely one of the first destinations that jumps to mind when you think of going on safari! The vast and diverse country is full of exciting and unique safari opportunities that will not disappoint. The more well-visited parks and reserves are in close proximity meaning you can experience a wide variety of habitats and wildlife in a relatively small area.

From breathtaking natural scenery to astounding wildlife sightings in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater; from the lush baobab groves of Tarangire National Park to tropical beaches and coral reefs on Zanzibar Island; and from thrilling hikes up Mount Kilimanjaro to the far-flung, crowd-free parks like Selous and Katavi, Tanzania has so much on offer for every nature-loving traveler!

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For the above reasons, Tanzania is a very popular safari destination and it can get over-crowded in peak seasons! We will advise on the best times of year to visit and the very best locations and destinations that will ensure you still get your authentic safari experience, without the crowds and vehicles.

Serengeti

This is THE place to see the mind-blowing Great Migration! Millions of wildebeest make the cyclical journey from the southern Serengeti to the north where they cross the Mara River into Kenya before returning south. Every month of the year offers a different highlight of the migration in a different area of the park. Visit the south from November-March to see young calves born (and predators trying their luck), visit from June – October to be a part of the peak “predator season”, and go around September to view the famous Mara River Crossing, where wildebeest and zebra must dodge Nile crocodiles to reach fresh grazing on the other side!

Tarangire

One of the lesser-known reserves in Tanzania, Tarangire rivals most of the more famous parks for its diversity and abundance of wildlife. In the peak dry season (June-October) the Tarangire River is the only source of water and animals flock to quench their thirst – herds of 300 elephants is not an uncommon sight! Extraordinary bird life, walking safaris, and groves of ancient baobab trees are also highlights in this unique park.

Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater was formed millions of years ago when a volcano exploded and collapsed, creating a 100 square-mile “bowl” or crater, which now serves as an enclosed wildlife mecca. This is arguably the best place in Tanzania to see the Big 5. The gorgeous crater has a diverse environment of forests, swamp and grassland and is an excellent destination to see endangered African wild dogs, clans of spotted hyenas, and mega herds of Cape buffalo.

Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest free-standing mountain on Earth! Rising almost 4 miles above Tanzania’s savannah, climbing to the ‘Roof of Africa’ can take several days to complete, depending on which route you choose (there are many with varying difficulty and natural beauty). “Kili” is also in close proximity to the “northern circuit” parks of Serengeti, Tarangire, and Ngorongoro Crater, so it’s an easy way to fit an epic adventure and exercise into your safari itinerary!

Escape the Crowds

Tanzania’s more “off the beaten track” parks and reserves are a must-visit for those wanting a somewhat more “authentic” safari experience far away from the crowds and tourist vehicles. Parks like the Selous, Ruaha, Mahale Mountains, and Katavi are as remote and unspoilt as you can get, and offer a diverse safari experience with savannah, swamps, rainforests, lakes, and incredible wildlife encounters like chimpanzee trekking!

Tanzanian Coast

A great way to end your safari is on a white, tropical beach on Tanzania’s gorgeous coastline! Going on safari can be exhausting (there are a lot of early mornings!) and most travellers welcome a few days of laziness on islands like Zanzibar, Pemba, Mafia and Mnemba. Flights to these islands are seamless and you will be happy you opted to extend your trip to enjoy those cocktails and the turquoise ocean!

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