Home of the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro crater and an abundance of wildlife a Tanzania safari is an unforgettable experience. Witness beautiful animals in their natural habitat like African elephants, giraffes and gazelle, while taking in the spectacular backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Combining a Tanzania safari with a beach holiday in Zanzibar is a favourite among many tourists.
Tanzania is a popular safari destination due to its strikingly beautiful open plains, long white beaches, incredible game drives and multi cultured people.
Tanzania Safari Attractions
- Admire the stunning landscape of the Ngorongoro Crater and keep an eye out for cape buffalo, black rhino, zebra, East African wild dog and so much more.
- The great wildebeest migration is on many peoples bucket list. More than 1 million wildebeest and thousands of zebra and gazelle travel from the Serengeti to the greener pastures of Kenya's Maasai Mara, a truly incredible sight.
- The Serengeti National Park is home to a black rhino family, which consists of 12 members. During the 80's this species was almost poached to extinction. The Serengeti is determined to increase their population. This national park gives you to chance to view this incredibly rare animal in the wild.
- Visit the Olduvai Gorge in the Southern Serengeti aka 'The Cradle of Mankind', due to the huge part it had to play in the research of human evolution. Fossils, stone tool and other artefacts dating back millions of years have been found in this region.
Best time to visit
June - October is Tanzania's dry season. There are less mosquitos at this time of year, skies are clear and rainfall is rare. Wildlife is easier to spot as there is less vegetation and animals are gathered around water sources. June and July are the best months to witness to incredible wildebeest migration. However, mornings and evenings can be cooler so pack accordingly for the early morning game drives.
November - May is the low season, the parks are less crowded at this time of year and rates are lower. The calving season in the Serengeti occurs from late January into February. Tanzania safaris are popular at this time of year as predators are on the hunt. Rainfall can be quite frequent from March-May but during the other months it mainly consists of short afternoon showers. This is a great time of year for bird watching. Although it is the wet season many northern circuit parks still offer year round game viewing.