The land of impossible abundance.
From witnessing wildebeest sweep majestically across the plains of the Serengeti, to gasping for air amongst glaciers on top of Mount Kilimanjaro, to kicking back on an idyllic beach in Zanzibar, Tanzania is one of the most diverse countries in Africa. With its world class lodges and ease of getting around, this East African country is one of our absolute favourite destinations on the continent.
In general, Tanzania’s itineraries are split into a Northern Circuit, a Southern Circuit or a Western Circuit. While holidays are by no means limited to visiting just one of the regions, we advise to spend longer in one region to make the most of your time.
In the North, the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire national parks all offer some of the best big game viewing in Africa. Witnessing the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra in the Serengeti is one of the nature’s greatest events and occurs in Tanzania from November to July each year. The spectacular Ngorongoro Crater provides fantastic viewing opportunities alongside some of the best lodges and camps in the country.
In Tanzania’s South, the far quieter Ruaha and Selous reserves provide an ideal destination for an off-the-beaten-track safari. Combining stunning camps with a variety of safari experiences, a trip to the south will always make you want to come back for more.
For those of you wanting to head into some of the wildest regions left in East Africa, ask us about the little known western National Parks. Katavi provides a unique safari experience in areas where wildlife is not accustomed to seeing humans, while Mahale set on Lake Tanganika offers the opportunity to see chimpanzee.
A trip to Tanzania wouldn’t be complete without spending a few days unwinding on the tropical spice islands of the Zanzibar Archipelago. With pristine white sands, remarkable sea-life and fascinating history, the islands make Tanzania the ideal Safari & Beach destination.