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Tanzania is well known for its diversity of wildlife, cultures and landscapes. From the classic savannah destinations of the Serengeti, Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater to the beaches and coral reefs of Zanzibar and the tropical coast, a Tanzania safari holiday delivers one massive experience after another. It also offers other experiences such as chimpanzee trekking in the imperious rainforests of Mahale and Gombe or game viewing in the super-remote Selous Game Reserve.

Serengeti Migration. Flagship of most Tanzania safaris, the migration is regarded as Nature at her most extravagant and involves hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, zebra and antelope running the gauntlet of predators as they migrate around the Masai Mara/Serengeti ecosystem.

This Magnificent destination offers a wide range of safaris for both first-timers and seasoned campaigners. The combination of child-friendly safari with a beach holiday makes Tanzania fit for families. The country has exclusive and luxurious safari lodges and beaches which are very good for honeymooners. And for a full East Africa safari experience, African Safari experts have selected a range of Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya & Tanzania safari combinations.

WHAT TO DO IN TANZANIA!

Great Wildebeest Migration
Mountain Hiking
Beach Experience
Hot Air Ballooning
Cultural Experience
Wildlife and safari
Exclusive Lodging
Mobile Camping
Chimpanzee Tracking


REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT TANZANIA!

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Big 5 Safari. You can also go on a safari and see the 'Big Five' (lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard and rhino) in different national parks in the country.

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Be Transformed By The Magic Of Tanzania, A Country Of Amazing Beauty & Matchless Wonders

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Join A Specialized Chimpanzee Safari On The Mountains Of Mahale & Gombe

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Witness Tanzania's Great Wildebeest Migration In Serengeti

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Enjoy A Distinct Indian Ocean Beach Vacation On Zanzibar Island Or On The Coast Of Tanzania

PLACES TO VISIT

Tanzania's prominent northern safari region is where to go for classic game viewing and the wildebeest migration, Comprising of the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Parks, But the country's long tropical coastline is home to fabulous beaches as well as can't-miss Zanzibar and other tropical islands. The country is also gifted with wild savannah and rainforest destinations, located in barely visited central and southern Tanzania.

Serengeti National Park

Wildebeest migration & All Year game viewing

Serengeti is where to go in Tanzania for game viewing. It is host to the wildebeest migration between November and July, Serengeti's richness in wildlife also facilitates amazing game viewing in the wilderness The Serengeti is where to go in Tanzania for game viewing at its most dramatic. Host to the wildebeest migration between November and July, the Serengeti's accessibility, sheer size and year-round abundance of wildlife also means that amazing game viewing in a wilderness setting is always on offer. The Serengeti is a must see for anyone wanting to go on safari as the park is together with the Maasai Mara in Kenya the only conservation area in Africa where you can see the annual migration of hundred thousand zebras and over a million gnus. In addition to being home to over three million animals, the park also boasts with different landscapes.

Whilst on a game drive in the popular southern plains you will be overwhelmed by the never-ending flat seas of grass. Trees in this region mostly only appear around the huge granite formations called kopjes. These kopjes are home to the athletic yet lazy rock hyraxes as well as to a mix of reptiles such as colorful agama lizards and snakes. Besides that, the rocks are also the perfect resting place for lions, leopards and cheetahs. Cats seem to prefer the kopjes as they serve as a good vantage point for potential prey but also offer much needed shade during the scorching heat of the African sun and provide shelter for their young. All of the kopjes are named and the most commonly-known ones are Simba, Gol, Research and Moru kopjes.

The Seronera Valley is the heart of the park and here the vegetation changes do acacia dotted plains, where lions and leopards are often spotted. The banks of the Seronera River are lined with lush palm trees, sausage trees and towering yellow fever acacias. The area around the river is abuzz with different bird species and large flocks of black headed herons, marabou storks and various birds of prey. The Retima Hippo Pool can also be found in the Seronera region and it is here where you can get a good look at these gentle giants in their natural habitat

Ngorongoro Crater

East Africa's Finest Big 5 game viewing

A safari destination of an extinct volcano close to Serengeti that offers excellent game viewing in the most unique of settings - including the Big 5, wetlands, forest and grasslands, some out-of-this-world cliff-top accommodation. Note that the nearby town of Karatu is well-positioned for excursions to both the Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, there is a wide range of accommodation in Karatu with many activities on offer such as guided walks and horse rides.

Arusha: Centre of the Northern Safari Circuit The definite safari capital of Tanzania, it is ever on the itinerary of virtually anyone visiting Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara. Logistics often dictates an overnight stay in or around the town. Set in the shadow of the 4556m Mount Meru, IT has its own international airport (Kilimanjaro International Airport) but safari-goers will head for the smaller Arusha Airport for charter flights into their final destinations.

If you do have some time in Arusha, there are many opportunities to buy souvenirs and take in cultural activities and visit local places of interest. A visit to nearby Arusha National Park is worthwhile, if only as an introduction to the wildlife that is to come in the region's bigger parks.


Zanzibar & Dar es Salaam

A gateway to Tanzania’s Beach & safari destinations

The city provides easy access to Tanzania's lesser-known reserves such as the Selous as well as the world-famous Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. High quality accommodation is available if you need to overnight. Most visitors to Dar es Salaam are on their way to either Zanzibar or the Indian Ocean coast.


Zanzibar & Tanzania Islands

cultural melting pot & barefoot luxury

Tanzania's Spice Island: Zanzibar. Perfect for both families and honeymooners, it's where to go in Tanzania for dhows, minarets and back-street markets on the one hand, and glorious beaches, coral reefs and private Indian Ocean islands. Tanzania's other Indian Ocean islands- Pemba, Mafia and Chole islands are superlative luxury beach holiday destinations with excellent diving, exclusive boutique accommodation and all the generous pampering you would prefer.


Lake Tanganyika

Best way to rainforests & chimp trekking

Fresh water lake of about 19 000km³ stitched in by the mountains of the Great Rift Valley, Lake Tanganyika is the world's second deepest, and by volume, second largest lake in the world. It's also one of the planet's most biologically rich habitats due to the lakeside presence of the Mahale Mountains and Gombe Stream National Parks. These two remote and hard-to-reach destinations are worth the effort however as both deliver Tanzania's unique safari experiences - tropical forest wildlife and excellent chimpanzee trekking.

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Tarangire National Park

True African gem on the Northern Safari Circuit

Close to Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire is worth more than the usual day visit: during the June to October dry season, animal concentrations along the Tarangire River are high especially elephants in the late dry season, Tarangire bird count of 500 species offers bird watching experience while its full range of large predators add on the appeal.


Lake Manyara

All Year game viewing & Tree Climbing Lions

Part of Tanzania's Northern Safari Circuit, Lake Manyara is home to a good range of heavyweight species including hippo, giraffe, elephant, leopard and its famous tree-climbing lions. The good mix of habitats makes Lake Manyara an amazing bird watching destination. It also offers canoe safaris and boat trips.


Mount Kilimanjaro

Africa's Roof Top mountain

At 5896m it's Africa's highest mountain. This mountain can mean to move any one whether standing in its shadow or up on the peak. Trust me, it will move you. its glacier-capped peaks are far more accessible than you may think. Climb Kilimanjaro in the July to October or January to March dry seasons - no technical climbing is required but organizing and executing a 5-day mountain hike is not easy: a guide, food and porters are needed. Talk to us about a Kili hike and it'll all be arranged before you go.

Suitable for courageous safari-goers and those who have already experienced the more familiar destinations in East Africa, Tanzania animal reserves set in the barely-visited south and central regions of the country offer many places of interest ranging from savannahs and swamps to rainforests and lakes.

Head for the raw and rugged Katavi or Ruaha National Parks for classic savannah game viewing, or the vast Selous Game Reserve - Africa's biggest and wildest conservation area and home to Africa's greatest numbers of elephant, lion, buffalo and hippo.


when to visit Tanzania

General game viewing in the Serengeti and Tanzania's other parks is at its peak during the June to October dry season. Mount Kilimanjaro is best climbed either between July and October or January to March, while the best time to visit Tanzania's coast, its islands and Zanzibar is between August and October - avoid the coast during the long rains of March to May.

General game viewing in the Serengeti and Tanzania's other parks is at its peak during the June to October dry season. Mount Kilimanjaro is best climbed either between July and October or January to March, while the best time to visit Tanzania's coast, its islands and Zanzibar is between August and October - avoid the coast during the long rains of March to May.

The best time to go to Tanzania for the Serengeti Migration is between November and August but you'll need to be in the right place at the right time to catch all the action our GoExplore Safaris experts know all this information.

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