From the endless plains of the Serengeti studded with migrating wildebeest to the lofty, snow-capped summit of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania will amaze the first-time safari-goer and seasoned Africa aficionado alike.
The opportunities for wildlife viewing are exceptional, whether you are on foot in Tarangire National Park in search of elephants or in a 4x4 crossing the caldera of Ngorongoro Crater surrounded by lions and buffalo.
Cross-cultural encounters include learning how to hunt with the Hadza hunter-gatherers and hand forging spear points with the Datoga silversmiths. Punctuate your adventures with a relaxing sojourn to the white sand beaches of Zanzibar or escape even further away to secluded Pemba Island.
The most popular way to experience Tanzania is visiting all of the northern parks and reserves (Tarangire, Ngorongoro and the Serengeti). Fit and active guests might consider a non-technical climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro at 19,340 feet.
Southern and Western Tanzania should not be overlooked and will reward those looking for more remote places with low visitor numbers and extraordinary camps and lodges. Intrepid travelers can explore the jungles of Mahale Mountain for chimpanzees or encounter rare sable, roan and puku in Katavi - a park that averages less than 3 visitors per day! The Ruaha National Park is one of the largest in East Africa and home to 10% of the world’s lion population and the Selous is also a massive, wildlife-rich park where boating and walking safaris are possible.
Tanzania, truly, has it all and should be a top consideration for anyone planning a visit to East Africa.
Tarangire National Park
Hadza and Datoga interaction
Serengeti National Park
Mahale Mountain Chimpanzees
Katavi National Park
Lions in Ruaha National Park
Wild dogs in Selous Game Reserve
Underwater Room on Pemba Island
December - March
June - October
Tanzania Itinerary Ideas:
Our Favorite Camps and Lodges:
The Highlands Camp
Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp
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