Your Guide to the Highlights of Tanzania's Safari Destinations

Everything you need to know about going on safari in Tanzania. Read up on the highlights of the various regions: the Great Migration across Serengeti, the fabled Ngorongoro Crater, the flamingos of Lake Manyara and the mystical Zanzibar Spice Islands.
  • Elephant at Jongomero Camp

    About Tanzania

    This Safari Guide to Tanzania will give you advice on the best Tanzania safari destinations such as Serengeti National Park, Selous Game Reserve

  • Wildebeest migration map

    About the Great Migration

    But what is so special about the Great Wildebeest Migration? Well the sight of almost two million animals moving across the legendary plains of East Africa

  • Maasai Warrior Herdsmen

    Africas Famous Maasai

    Come and experience a cultural safari in the land famous for the Maasai tribe. Tanzania has over 120 different ethnic groups, making it one of the most culturally diverse countries in the World

  • Breakfast by the lake at Serena Mountain Hotel. Arusha

    Arusha Safari Guide

    A popular day trip for travellers staying in Arusha is to visit the Arusha National Park. (It is an easy 40-minute drive from Arusha). An Arusha safari

  • Romantic champagne sundowners at Breezes Beach Club

    Best of Tanzanias Beaches

    The beaches on the mainland and on the islands of Tanzania are becoming legendary for their warm waters, safety and incredible marine diversity

  • View of the Serengeti from your tent at Kimondo Camp

    Best Time to Visit

    Owing to its vast area, the climate in Tanzania varies from region to region in any given month. As in every tropical and sub-tropical region there are only two seasons

  • Shoebill. Frank Willems

    Burigi and Moyowosi

    See the Shoebill stork and Wattled Crane in the Important Birding Areas as designated by Birdlife International, at Burigi and Moyowosi Game Reserves in far north-west of Tanzania

  • Chimpanzee

    Chimpanzees of Mahale

    A chimpanzee safari in the remote Mahale Mountains is an once-in-a-lifetime experience. Only accessible by small aircraft and boat the Mahale Mountains National Park is road-free park

  • Just you, the sea and the sky. Blue Bay Beach Resort

    Coast and Islands

    Tanzania is renowned for its wildlife but the coast and islands of Tanzania could well stand alone as an African travel destination

  • Colonial architechture of Stone Town, Tanzania

    Cultural Heritage Sites

    Better known for its wilderness areas, Tanzania nonetheless provides a rich cultural and historical aspect. Aside from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania has three other Cultural Heritage Sites

  • Elephants. Tarangire

    Elephant Migration

    Tarangire National Park is second to the Serengeti when it comes to sheer numbers of seasonal game gathering in one area. This park is really different from all the rest.

  • Sundowners at Chada fly camp. Katavi

    Katavi National Park

    The best time to visit Katavi Natioinal Park is between July and October

  • Elephant strolls through camp at Manyara Ranch Conservancy

    Lake Manyara National Park

    Probably more recognised as a pleasant stopover during a safari of the legendary parks of Ngorongoro and Serengeti, Lake Manyara is nonetheless a place

  • Boat trip on Lake Tanganyika against the backdrop of Mahale

    Mahale Mountains

    There is a unique sense of place in the Mahale Mountains of western Tanzania, and more African safari travellers are discovering how special the area is

  • Your Maasai safari guide at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

    Mankind and Ngorongoro

    Once thought to be higher than Kilimanjaro before imploding, Ngorongoro Crater is an iconic wilderness and safari destination

  • Rufiji River. Selous

    Natural Heritage Sites

    Tanzania Natural Heritage Sites include the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti National Park, Selous Game Reserve and Kilimanjaro National Park

  • Breakfast over the Crater at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge

    Ngorongoro Safari

    The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) encompasses a large area of the plains on the southern side of the Serengeti and also the Ngorongoro Highlands

  • Enjoy a shower in the middle of nowhere at Jongomero Camp

    Ruaha National Park

    Tanzania is seeing the benefits of tourism and, with many African safari travelers looking for new destinations, Ruaha is beginning to fulfill its role

  • Poolside elephant at Jongomero Camp

    Ruaha Safari Guide

    Ruaha National Park is all about wilderness, spectacular scenery and wildlife. Due to its remote location, Ruaha National Park is largely unexplored making it a unique Tanzania safari experience

  • Sundowners at Rufiji River Camp

    Rufiji River - Lifeline of the South

    The Rufiji River flows through one of Africa’s greatest wilderness areas, Selous Game Reserve, where it ensures the survival of some of the greatest

  • Two young bulls duke it out near Impala camp

    Selous Game Reserve

    The Selous Game Reserve in Southern Tanzania is a true African Eden of prolific wildlife and vast wilderness, and is a name that is becoming legendary

  • Rufiji River sunset boat safari from Selous Riverside Camp

    Selous Safari Guide

    Africa's largest game reserve, which at over 55, 000 kilometres is twice the size of Kruger National Park. It is home to the largest concentration of Buffalo in the World

  • Balloon safari on the Serengeti fro Seronera Wildlife Lodge

    Serengeti Balloon Safari

    One of the most tranquil game viewing experiences has to be going on a balloon safari where you float over the flat landscape which teems with wildlife, notably Wildebeest and Zebra

  • Arrival at Kirawira Camp. Serengeti

    Serengeti Experience

    The Serengeti National Park covers about 15,000km˛. The movement of wildebeest across the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem is one of the greatest spectacles in the natural world

  • View over the coffee plantation and eastern wall of Ngorongoro from TLoma Lodge

    Tanzania World Heritage Sites

    An indication of the spectacular attractions on offer in Tanzania is the presence of eight World Heritage Sites in the country – the most of any African country

  • View from your deck at Sand Rivers Camp

    Tanzanias National Parks

    Southern and western Tanzania hosts many National Parks and reserves from the largest, Selous Game Reserve, at 50 000sq/km to the smallest, Gombe Streams

  • A lion-kill almost on your doorstep at Ruaha River Lodge

    Tanzanias Next Big Thing

    Tanzania has always relied on its iconic northern circuit to carry its tourism, but with its present economic growth comes a growth in tourism and the

  • Maramboi Camp sundowner time

    Tarangire Safari

    Covering 2850 sq km ˛, Tarangire National Park lies to the south of the Maasai Steppes and derives its name from the Tarangire River that provides water to the wildlife in this area

  • Sundowners at the baobab tree near Camp Swala

    Tarnangire - Quintessential Africa

    Part of the legendary northern safari circuit of Tanzania, Tarangire is nonetheless a stand-alone safari destination that moves to its own unique rhythm.

  • Sundowners as dusk settles over the Crater at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

    Timeless Ngorongoro Crater

    For wildlife viewing inside the crater, all year round, although during the heavy rains in April to May, some days might be difficult to descend into the

  • Elephant encounter

    Walking Safaris in Selous

    Experience the rhythm of the bush while on a walking safari in the Selous Game Reserve, one of the greatest wildlife regions in Africa

  • Elephant at your doorstep at Ruaha River Lodge

    Wildlife of Ruaha

    Ruaha National Park in Tanzania is one of the new frontiers of African safari travel, a place where species overlap in their range and where new species

  • Fundu Lagoon. Zanzibar

    Tanzania Safari Guide: Zanzibar Island

    Zanzibar Island is renowned for its beaches and historical attractions depicting the slave trade and the great trading routes of the east coast of Africa.

  • View over Stone Town from your Shower. Zanzibar Palace Hotel

    Zanzibar Stonetown

    Stonetown on Zanzibar Island is a tourist destination in its own right but combined with the legendary Game Reserves of Tanzania it becomes an iconic end

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