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Tanzania Safari Tours, Africa Tanzania Safaris & Vacation 2024-2025

Tanzania safaris/Tanzania safari tours offer the most thrilling classic holiday safaris in Africa. Safaris in Tanzania trips take adventurous travellers to some of the best African safari destinations and some are world heritage sites.

This jewel in Africa is blessed with a range of safari holidays however, it’s much known for wildlife tours. Tanzania boasts a myriad of wildlife incomparable to any country in Africa counting Kenya.

What Makes Tanzania Safari Vacation Trips so Special?

During your Tanzania game viewing trip, expect to encounter the incredible Big Five counting the tree climbing Lions, Elephants, African Buffalos, Rhinos, and Leopards.

Cheetahs, Giraffes, Hippos, thousands of Zebras, Wild dogs, Gazelles, and millions of Wildebeests are also common. Normally, game viewing tours in Tanzania take place in Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara national park as well as Tarangire National Park.

Often, visitors who visit Tanzania Serengeti national park are much interested in the annual great Wildebeest migration! It’s a fascinating natural wonder where millions of Wildebeest and hundreds of Zebras and Gazelles transverse Serengeti Park plains to Kenya’s Masai Mara.

Extensive safaris in Tanzania in Serengeti National Park will offer you one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in Africa with one of the world’s natural wonders – the Great Migration of Wildebeest in Tanzania every year between Serengeti and Kenya’s Maasai Mara Reserve.

These Tanzania tours and expeditions to the north of Tanzania offer the magnificent amazing sceneries and wildlife in Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Arusha National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, and Kilimanjaro National Park all of which fascinate tourists who visit Tanzania.

Other prominent areas for wildlife viewing safari tours in Tanzania include Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara Park, and Tarangire National Park. All these are found in the northern circuit.

Please note that a Tanzania safari is not only known for game viewing tours in Africa but, it boats other charming holiday tours. Among these include Mt Kilimanjaro hiking adventures, birdwatching, honeymoon and beach tours, cultural encounters as well as agro tours.

All safari Tanzania tours are safe and you shouldn’t mind about where to stay. The country boasts a wide class of accommodations including comfortable tented camp, lodges, and hotels. Adventurous travelers can go ahead to camp in designated areas. Most facilities have internet access!

Holiday tours in Tanzania are best done in the dry season of June-October when rains are minimal. If interested in the Wildebeest great migration event, you should visit Tanzania in June-July is the best time to go. For wildlife lovers, a Wildebeest migration (Wildebeest great migration) phenomenon is worth watching!

You should book your Tanzania vacation trip with a reliable safari tour operator. A reliable safari company will offer you a safari vehicle with internet access.

On booking with us your trip, we can arrange for you a budget as well as a luxury safari holiday in Tanzania. Therefore, don’t hesitate to book with us for a memorable safari vacation!

Types of Safaris in Tanzania | Types of African Safari in Tanzania

Below is a list of the different amazing types of African safaris in Tanzania:

1. Wildlife viewing safari Tours in Tanzania

2. Bird-watching Safari Tours in Tanzania

3. Boat Cruise Safaris in Tanzania

4. Tanzania Adventure Tours

5. Cultural Tours in Tanzania

6. Tanzania Fishing safaris

7. Agro Tours in Tanzania

If Interested In A Wonderful African Safari in Tanzania Vacation Experience You Can Book Any Of The Explore Tanzania Safari Tours Below OR Customise Your Own Guided by Out Expert Team!!.

BELOW ARE THE CATEGORIES OF POPULAR SAFARIS IN TANZANIA

Walking Safaris

1. A Wildlife Viewing Safari to Tanzania, East Africa — Game Viewing Tanzania Safari Tours

Game-viewing tours in Tanzania offer the best experience in Africa! Undertaking wildlife viewing Tanzania safari expeditions gives you a golden opportunity to spot amazing game animals in Africa that most travelers are interested in! Among these are all the big five and other African classic safari game animals.

Please note that the northern circuit offers the best game-viewing safari experience in Tanzania. The prominent destinations here include Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, etc.

On your game-viewing Tanzania tours, expect to encounter:

  • Lions
  • Cape Buffalos
  • Leopards
  • Herds of Elephants
  • Rhinos
  • Wildebeests
  • Giraffes
  • Zebras
  • Wild dogs and
  • Gazelles, etc.

The best spots for wildlife viewing tours in Tanzania:

a.  SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK 

This great park ranks as the most visited park in Africa, followed by Masai Mara in Kenya. Serengeti National Park is the largest park in the northern circuit, covering over 14,763 km2. It’s between Serengeti National Park and Masai Mara Ecosystems.

Globally, Serengeti Park is known for the largest annual Wildebeest great migration, a charming safari experience worth exploring! In Africa, Serengeti National Park also ranks as the best place to spot lions and other big cats. The wild dog can also be spotted here, if lucky.

You can visit Tanzania Serengeti National Park all year round. The Western Serengeti is commonly visited! The western Serengeti is an ideal site for hot-air balloon safaris.

b. NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ngorongoro Conservation Area (in western Serengeti National Park) is another amazing site for wildlife safaris in Tanzania.

On your visit to Ngorongoro Crater (Ngorongoro Conservation Area), expect to spot thousands of animals, counting all the Big Five. Other attractions to explore in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area area include rich bird life and the Olduvai Gorge.  Olduvai Gorge is a prominent archaeological site where the skull of Zinjathropus (an early man) was discovered.

You’ll also have amazing sightings of the area, including the scenic crater lakes.

c.   TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

Found in the northern circuit of Tanzania, Tarangire National Park is famously known for its high density of elephants and baobab trees.

On your visit to Tarangire National Park, you can undertake walking safaris to explore the beauty of this park.

Visiting this crowd-free park (Tarangire National Park) in the dry months offers amazing sightings of thousands of animals. Among these are large herds of Zebra, Wildebeests, etc.

As you visit Tanzania Tarangire National Park, predators include lions, leopards, cheetahs, and African wild dogs, and normally, walking safaris are done in areas free from predators.

d. Lake Manyara National Park

While on your game viewing tour in Tanzania, Lake Manyara National Park is a famous en-route stop to parks in the northern circuit.

Though Lake Manyara Park holds thousands of animals, it’s famous for its tree-climbing lions and flamingo birds.

Apart from Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara, and Tarangire National Park, other sites for fascinating safari experiences in Tanzania include:

Arusha National Park

  • Selous Game Reserve: In southern Tanzania, it is ideal for game-walking safaris among the southern circuit parks. Large herds of Elephants, Black Rhinos, Hippos, Wild dogs, and Giraffes are common residents, etc.

Based on your safari budget, we can organize for you a game-viewing luxury safari trip in Tanzania.

2. Bird-Watching Safari Tours in Tanzania | Birding Tours In Tanzania

Bird Watching in Tanzania

Though Tanzania is best known for wildlife viewing adventures in Serengeti National Park, it’s also a haven for birdwatching. This lovely country has a rich bird life totaling over 1,115 bird species, counting over 29 endemics and 4 introduced by humans.

Birds to look for on your birdwatching safari in Tanzania include:

  • Secretary bird
  • Masai Ostrich
  • Lilac-breasted Roller
  • Kori Bustard
  • Abyssinian Ground Hornbill
  • Flamingoes
  • African Fish Eagle and
  • Great-blue Turaco

The best bird-watching places in Tanzania include:

  • SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

However much Serengeti National Park is known for the great wildebeest migration event, Serengeti National Park is also an ideal site for birding tours in Tanzania.

Serengeti National Park has a rich birdlife, counting over 500 species. Among these are the Masai Ostrich, Secretary Birds, Southern Ground Hornbill, Helmeted Guineafowls, and Kori Bustards. Vultures, Black Smith Lapwing, Black Herons, and Saddle-billed Storks are also common.

June–July is the ideal time for the Wildebeest Migration (Wildebeest Great Migration) event in Serengeti National Park. But January–February is the wildebeest calving season in Serengeti National Park.

For a memorable wildlife encounter, you can decide to spend a night camping in a comfortable tented camp within the Serengeti wilderness.

  • Lake Manya National Park

For a great birding safari in Tanzania, Lake Manyara National Park is a must-not-miss spot! Lake Manyara Park boasts over 390 bird species, most being water birds.

Lake Manyara is famous for holding thousands of flamingo birds. Other birds in Tanzania’s Lake Manyara include Pink-backed Pelicans, Pied Kingfishers, Saddle-billed Storks, Grey-crowned Cranes, yellow-billed Storks, etc.

Migratory birds as well as birds of prey like palm-nut vultures are residents of Tanzania’s Lake Manyara Park.

  • NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

Ngorongoro Conservation Area is another beautiful site worth visiting for birding tours in Tanzania. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area holds the Ngorongoro Highlands as well as the Ngorongoro Crater, which boasts over 500 bird species.

In Ngorongoro Crater (Ngorongoro Conservation Area), expect to encounter ostriches, secretary birds, and Kori bustards on the sand tracks.  Also, within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the European Bee-Eaters, European Rollers, and Caspian Lapwing can be spotted in the Ngorongoro Crater.

Other areas worth visiting on your birding African safari in Tanzania are:

  • Lake Natron: This lake, Lake Natron, is a shallow soda lake on the floor of the eastern Rift Valley.  Lake Natron is home and the breeding ground for the Lesser Flamingos. Note that Lake Natron’s waters appear bright red due to high concentrations of iron.
  • ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK
  • Ruaha National Park is one of the more remote parks in southern Tanzania.
  • Tarangire National Park, etc.

3. Boat Cruise Safaris in Tanzania | Tanzania Safari Boat Tours

Best Honeymoon safaris

Since Tanzania is a land of many lakes and rivers crossing into incredible lands rich in wildlife, undertaking a boat cruise is a tranquil safari experience worth undertaking!

These waterways offer excellent sites for boat expeditions as well as canoeing. In most cases, this adventure is added to a game drive itinerary to spot wildlife that is hardly seen on land.

During the voyage, visitors normally spot amazing pods of hippos submerged in water. Crocs, as well as other wildlife like elephants, zebras, and giraffes, can be spotted along the banks. For birders, this experience allows you to spot many water birds!

Boat tours in Tanzania are common on:

  • River Rufigi in Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania’s southern circuit parks and
  • The River Wami, which borders Saadani National Park,.
  • Canoe rides on Lake Manyara in Lake Manyara Park.
  • A canoe ride on Momella Lakes, in Arusha National Park, is also possible.

4. Tanzania Adventure Safaris | Tanzania Adventure Tours

7 Days Kilimanjaro Mountain Climbing Trek Rongai Route Safari Tanzania Trip

Although most visitors who travel to Tanzania are very interested in the great Wildebeest migration event, the county is also an ideal site for adventurous travelers!

Among these include:

5. MOUNTAIN HIKING TOURS IN TANZANIA

10 Days Mountain Kilimanjaro Climbing Trek Crater Route Tanzania Safari

If you are interested in mountain hiking on your African safari, Tanzania is the best place to go! The country holds numerous mountains; however, Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa’s highest peak) is the most prominent.

Mt. Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain, rising over 5895m a.s.l. at Uhuru Peak. Climbing Kilimanjaro (Mt. Kilimanjaro) takes over 5 days and no previous hiking experience is needed! During the Mt. Kilimanjaro hike, there’s a comfortable tent camp to spend a night at.

It’s one of the most memorable adventures in Africa and a must-not-miss for adventurous travelers, as it offers you a chance to reach Africa’s highest peak!

Often, travelers accompany wildlife viewing tours in Tanzania on their Mount Kilimanjaro hiking adventure for a charming safari holiday.

Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara Park, Ngorongoro Crater in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, as well as Serengeti National Park, are visited.

Expect to spot thousands of game animals, including the African safari Big5, all big cats, and other classic game animals.

6. HOT-AIR BALLOON SAFARI EXPERIENCE

Balloon Safaris

To some travelers, a hot-air balloon safari experience is just a stretch when we talk about adventure activities. But something that lifts you over 1,000 feet in the air is indeed adventurous!

This unforgettable experience in Tanzania is commonly done in Serengeti National Park, which is especially ideal during the great migration event. You’ll amazingly watch thousands of wildebeests and zebras crossing the Serengeti National Park prairies from above!

This charming experience is so rewarding in the western Serengeti National Park.

Also, it’s possible in Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara Park, Selous Reserve (one of Tanzania’s more remote parks in the southern circuit), as well as in Ngorongoro Crater in Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Other Amazing Adventure Tours in Tanzania: A Must Not Miss:

  • Game-walking safaris are most common in Selous, one of the more remote parks in the southern circuit.  Expect to spot wild dogs! A wild dog is among the rarest and most amazing game animals in Africa.
  • Chimpanzee trekking in Mahale Park, on the eastern shores of Lake Tanganyika.
  • Horseback riding tours: These are so common, especially in the vast Serengeti National Park and on the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak.
  • Camping overnight in the wild is common in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
  • Snorkeling and scuba diving are on the coast.

7. Cultural Tours in Tanzania | Cultural Experiences in Tanzania 

Tanzania Community Cultural Tours

For a notable safari in Tanzania, endeavor to include a cultural experience on your trip!

Among the East African safari destinations, Tanganyika has a rich and fascinating culture worth exploring. Often, cultural tours in Tanzania are done on top of a wildlife viewing trip.

The common cultural encounters in Tanzania include:

  • VISITING THE MAASAI BOMAS IN THE NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

This is a must-not-miss cultural experience, as the Masai people are one of the incredible indigenous tribes in Tanzania!

These people are globally known as fierce warriors. On your visit to the Masai Bomas (homesteads), a typical African village in Ngorongoro Crater, you’ll explore the fascinating Maasai culture.

You’ll enjoy their vibrant traditional dances as well as charming songs. For a memorable experience, you can take part.

Note that the Maasai coexist with the wildlife in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

While in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, endeavor to visit Olduvai Gorge. It’s one of the most prominent paleoanthropological sites in the world.

  • VISITING THE BUSHMEN: THE HADZABE AND DATOGA AT LAKE EYAS

“One of the most charming cultural encounters in Africa,”  most tourists say. On this cultural tour, you’ll get to learn about the culture of rural tribes in Africa!

The Datoga are farmers and silversmiths, making iron knives and spears. While the Hadzabe are bushmen, hunting wild animals, they also eat honey besides wild fruits.

On your visit, they’ll demonstrate to you their incredible hunting and fire-making skills.

  • VISITING STONE TOWN

Stone Town is one of the lively and historical towns on the coast of Zanzibar as well as East Africa! This great historical town (Stone Town) features architecture dating back to the 19th century.

On your cultural walking tour in the beautiful Stone Town, you’ll visit amazing places in Stone Town such as the Old Fort, the House of Wonders, the Darajani Marketplace, the Sultan’s Palace, and the Slave Market. Exploring Stone Town allows you to explore the ancient history of the Arab traders on the East African coast.

8. Tanzania Fishing Safaris | Sport Fishing in Tanzania Safaris

In East Africa, sport fishing trips in Tanzania offer the best experience! Therefore, this is a must-not-miss destination for international anglers undertaking fishing holidays in Africa.

The country holds numerous fishing grounds, including inland water bodies like lakes and rivers. It’s also possible on the coast of Dar es Salaam in the Indian Ocean! Situated on the coast, Dar es Salaam is among the most developed cities in Africa.

The best spots for sport fishing in Tanzania include:

  • LAKE VICTORIA

While here, expect to catch numerous freshwater fish; however, tilapia and nile perch are the most sought-after! Sport fishing on Africa’s largest lake (Lake Victoria, 68,800 km2) is mostly done on Mwanza.

  • LAKE TANGANYIKA

As you fish on Lake Tanganyika, the 2nd biggest lake in Africa, you’ll look out for the incredible Goliath Tigerfish, but expect to encounter other amazing fish species. Lake Tanganyika boasts over 350 fish species.

  • FISHING ON RIVER RUFIJI

River Rufiji is also another charming fishing site for freshwater fishing enthusiasts in Tanzania. Usually, fishing here is done on the sandbanks of the Rufiji Delta.

  • FISHING ON THE COAST

Sport fishing tours on the coast of Tanzania (Dar es Salaam) take place in the wilderness of the Indian Ocean. Also, it can be done on islands such as Zanzibar, Mafia, and Pemba.

While fishing in the Indian Ocean, you’ll look for marine fish such as tuna, shark, marlin, sailfish, dorado, barracuda, and kingfish.

Please note that:

For a memorable fishing experience in Tanzania, you should accompany a wildlife viewing safari in Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara Park, or Ngorongoro Conservation Area. All these are found in Tanzania’s safari northern circuit parks.

9.  Agro Tours in Tanzania | Agro Safaris in Tanzania 

Though Tanzania is greatly known for classic game-viewing safaris in Africa, you shouldn’t miss undertaking agro-tours. Normally, coffee plantations are visited.

Note that these tours are intended to give you a chance to explore the various farming systems and crops grown in Tanzania. Among these are various cash crops like coffee plantations, stable food, and livestock rearing.

Tanzania is one of the leading exporters of coffee, tobacco, tea, flowers, and sisal fibers.

The prominent agro-tours in Tanzania include:

  • Sisal Tours: These are done in Tanga, Mtwara, Lindi, and Morogoro.
  • Visiting coffee plantations: Coffee plantation trips are commonly done in Mulala village, on the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak.
  • Touring banana plantations & local bee farms: Banana tours are possible within the Morogoro region. Local beekeeping tours are possible around the River Malala.
  • Visiting Mlali agro-tourism markets: While here, you’ll watch farmers buying and selling agricultural products.
  • Strawberry Farm Tour: These tours take place in the Uluguru Mountains; however, they are still done on a small scale.

Also, for a remarkable safari to Tanzania vacation holidays, you should always add a game viewing tour to your agro-trip. Normally, travelers visit Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tarangire National Park, and Lake Manyara Park.

Adventure lovers who visit Tanzania can enjoy climbing Kilimanjaro on top of their agrotourism trips. Mt. Kilimanjaro (Mount Kilimanjaro) holds Africa’s highest peak at 5,895 m.

Which Is The Best Safari in Tanzania? | Which Safari Is Most Famous in Tanzania? 

Although there are numerous holiday tours in Tanzania, most travelers are interested in wildlife viewing tours in Serengeti National Park, an amazing African wilderness.

Other parks worth visiting in Tanzania include Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tarangire National Park, and Lake Manyara Park.

Often, travelers on Tanzania holiday tours are always interested in the Serengeti National Park Wildebeest annual migration. It’s a remarkable event where millions of wildebeests traverse the golden plains of Serengeti National Park!

Among other notable Tanzania safari adventures, a must-not-miss is climbing Kilimanjaro.

Top Tourist Attractions in Tanzania: What Things to See in Tanzania on a Safari? 

Tanzania ranks among the topmost African safari destinations, blessed with several fascinating tourist attractions.

Among the best tourist attractions in Tanzania include:

a. Incredible Game Animals in Tanzania 

Game Viewing in Tanzania

On the African continent, Tanzania holds the highest population of game animals! Among these are the Big Five and thousands of amazing safari ungulates.

Normally, most game animals are spotted in national parks in the northern circuit, such as Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater.

A list of game animals in Tanzania to look for:

  1. Lions
  2. Cape Buffalos
  3. Herds of Elephants
  4. Leopards
  5. Rhinos
  6. Cheetahs
  7. Wildebeests
  8. Zebras
  9. Hippos
  10. Giraffes plus,
  11. Gazelles, etc.

WHAT ARE THE BIG 5 IN TANZANIA? | WHAT ARE THE BIG 5 SAFARI ANIMALS IN TANZANIA? 

On the African continent, Tanzania is the best place to spot the Big Five However, this comparison to many ranks the same with Kenya!

The Big Five in Tanzania include:

  1. A Lion: “The King of the Jungle”
  2. Cape Buffalos
  3. Elephants
  4. Leopards and,
  5. Serengeti National Park, a diverse African wilderness, is the prime place to spot the Tanzania Safari Big Five.

b. Beautiful Birds in Tanzania 

For bird lovers, Tanzania is a paradise! This vast East African country has a rich birdlife, counting over 1,115 birds, one of the highest checklists on the African continent.

Some of the amazing birds in Tanzania include:

  1. Masai Ostrich
  2. Lilac-breasted Roller
  3. Abyssinian Ground Hornbill
  4. Secretary bird
  5. Flamingoes, both species
  6. African Fish Eagles
  7. Great-blue Turacos and
  8. Kori Bustards, etc.

Some of the best spots to encounter the great birds of Tanzania include Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara Park, and Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

c.  Incredible Mountains in Tanzania

Tanzania holds a range of wonderful mountains, though Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru are the most famous. (Mt Kilimanjaro) Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, rising over 5,895m a.s.l.

For a rewarding Tanzania safari adventure trip, visitors interested in climbing Kilimanjaro should always top it up with wildlife viewing tours in Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tarangire National Park, as well as Lake Manyara Park.

If you’re a mountain climbing fan on your African safari vacation, Mt. Kilimanjaro (Mount Kilimanjaro) offers the best experience!

d. Lovely Beaches on Tanzania Coast

Being located along the coast of the Indian Ocean, Tanzania is blessed with the best beaches in the world with warm turquoise waters. This makes it idyllic for wildlife viewing and beach holidays!

Most of the beaches offer breathtaking views, as they’re wonderfully dotted with mangroves, casuarinas, and palm trees.

Furthermore, for notable Tanzania safari beach holidays, you should always add a game-viewing trip to Serengeti National Park. Ngorongoro Crater in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tarangire National Park, and Lake Manyara Park are also worth visiting.

Below are some of the best beaches in Tanzania:

  • Nungwi Beach was listed in 2014 as one of CNN’s best beaches in the world.
  • Zanzibar Beach
  • Paje Beach is famous for its beautiful long stripe of pure white sand as well as its transparent turquoise waters.
  • Mafia Island Beach: It’s fantastic for adventurous travelers.

e.  Amazing People of Tanzania

Tanzania boasts a great number of wonderful ethnic groups, totaling over 125–130 groups.

Among all these people, the Masai people are famously known. Visiting them allows you to explore their vibrant Maasai culture.

Also, for an outstanding holiday safari in Tanzania, you’re advised to top up a wildlife viewing tour during your cultural encounters. Frequently, tourists visit Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Lake Manyara Park for game viewing.

f.    Amazing Rift Valley Lakes

Among these lakes in Tanzania are Lake Tanganyika, Lake Manyara, Lake Natron, and Lake Naivasha, etc.

Best Places to Visit in Tanzania | Top Tanzania Safari Destinations to Visit-H2

There are a range of charming places to visit in Tanzania during your vacation and among these are:

1. Wonderful National Parks of Tanzania 

National parks make up the prominent sites that travelers usually visit while on holidays in Tanzania.

Some of the incredible parks you must not miss for a rewarding safari trip in Tanzania include:

  • Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park is the most visited national park in Tanzania’s northern circuit as well as East Africa.  Although Serengeti National Park boasts thousands of game animals, it’s globally known for wildebeest great migration (wildebeest great annual migration).

  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area:

On your safari visit to Tanzania, Ngorongoro Conservation Area in the northern circuit parks is a missed place!

In Africa, Ngorongoro Crater is one of the areas offering the best wildlife viewing tours. While here, expect to see all the major safari animals, including the Big Five and big cats, in great numbers.

  • Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara NP is a famous en-route stop while driving to the northern circuit of Tanzania.

It’s famously known for its mysterious tree-climbing lions. During your game-viewing safari in Lake Manyara, expect to encounter hundreds of Zebras, wildebeests, cape Buffalos, Cheetahs, etc.

  • Tarangire National Park

Also situated in the northern circuit of Tanzania, Tarangire National Park is famous for its great elephant population besides Baobab trees.

Tarangire National Park is one of the parks in Tanzania offering notable game-walking tours.

WHICH IS TANZANIA’S BEST SAFARI PARK?

Although Tanzania boasts numerous parks (22 in total), Serengeti National Park is commonly visited. Normally, visitors who visit Serengeti are interested in the wildebeest great migration!

During the Great Wildebeest Migration, millions of wildebeests and thousands of zebras and gazelles transversed the golden plains of Serengeti National Park to Masai Mara, Kenya. It’s a fascinating event worth exploring in Africa.

On your African safari holidays in Tanzania, there are other amazing parks worth visiting, for example, Lake Manyara Park, Tarangire National Park, and the Ngorongoro Crater area.

2. National Game Reserves in Tanzania

Though Tanzania has many game reserves (over 32), only a few are visited!

Here are the prominent game reserves worth visiting in Tanzania:

  • Selous Game Reserve is found in the southern Tanzania safari circuit. It’s home to thousands of game animals, including the endangered African wild dog. It’s also known for incredible wildlife viewing tours in Tanzania.
  • Maswa Game Reserve is on the southwest side of Serengeti National Park, a true African wilderness.
  • Kigosi Game Reserve: Situated in western Tanzania, Kigosi is the largest game reserve in East Africa (92,000 km2).

3. Attractive Beaches in Tanzania 

On a safari vacation in Tanzania, there are numerous beaches worth visiting. These beaches are dotted with dazzling palm trees and mangrove trees beside warm turquoise waters.

The prominent beaches in Tanzania include:

  • Zanzibar beach
  • Mafia Island Beach
  • Nungwi Beach and
  • Paje Beach, etc.

Normally, travelers visit the above scenic beaches for relaxation, usually after the Mount Kilimanjaro hike. They can also be visited after a game viewing trip in Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and Lake Manyara Park.

4. Picturesque Islands in Tanzania

There are several magnificent islands worth visiting while on your Tanzania safari. Usually, travelers visit these islands for relaxation after their adventurous trips like game viewing and the Mt. Kilimanjaro hike, hiking Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro.

As you visit Tanzania, the commonly visited islands include:

Zanzibar Island features numerous modern luxury resorts and boutique hotels, making it ideal for luxury safari tours in Tanzania.

  • Pemba Island
  • Mafia Island
  • Mnemba Island
  • Chumbe Island and
  • Changuu Island.

5. Cultural Sites

The prominent cultural sites in Tanzania include Stone Town, a UNESCO world heritage site in Zanzibar. Others include the National Museum of Tanzania in Dar es Salaam and numerous art galleries, etc.

6. Incredible Mountains

For adventure lovers, endeavor to visit the incredible mountains of Tanzania! And among these are the great Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain.

Climbing Kilimanjaro (Mt. Kilimanjaro) gives you a remarkable experience of reaching Africa’s highest peak.

Frequently, most travelers who visit Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, top up a game-viewing trip to incredible parks like Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Lake Manyara Park and Tarangire National Park are also must-see wildlife viewing sites.

Tanzania Safari Activities: What Things to Do in Tanzania, Africa

Among the East African safari destinations, safari activities in Tanzania offer the most thrilling holiday experience worth undertaking.

Here are the top safari activities in Tanzania:

a. Game Viewing in Tanzania

Game viewing ranks first among the fascinating safari activities in Tanzania.

Normally, most of the wildlife viewing trips in Tanzania are done in the northern circuit parks like Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Lake Manyara Park and Tarangire National Park are also great sites.

On your safari to Tanzania’s southern circuit, endeavor to explore Selous Game Reserve. It’s an ideal site to encounter the rare African wild dog.

Frequently, visitors undertake wildlife viewing tours in Tanzania on a safari vehicle but walking safaris in some areas are possible. Frequently, early morning game viewing offers the best encounter!

b. Birdwatching in Tanzania

Birdwatching is also another rewarding experience in Tanzania. The country boasts a great birdlife, totaling over 1,115 bird species.

As you safari to Tanzania for birding tours, birds to look for include the Masai Ostrich, Secretary bird, Flamingoes, Lilac-breasted Rollers, Abyssinian Ground Hornbills, etc.

Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater make the best birding sites in Tanzania.

Bird watching is also possible in areas found in Tanzania’s southern circuit for example, in Selous Game Reserve.

c.  Mountain Climbing

Among the East African safari destinations, mountain climbing in Tanzania offers the most notable hiking experience.

There are several mountains, however, and Mount Kilimanjaro offers the best mountain hiking safari experience in Tanzania. A hike to Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, takes about 5 days and no previous experience is needed to hike Mount Kilimanjaro.

Other amazing things to do in Tanzania on your trip include: 

  1. Relaxation at the tranquil beaches
  2. Game walking for instance, in Tarangire National Park.
  3. Cultural encounters in Tanzania for example, exploring the Maasai culture.
  4. Hot air balloon experience.

Packing List for Safari in Tanzania | Packing List for African Safari in Tanzania 

What should I pack for the Tanzania safari? While planning to have a holiday safari in Tanzania, you’re advised to have some essential gear!

Below is the packing list for the Tanzania safari:

  1. Safari gadgets like a camera, binoculars, and a 3-pin UK-style adapter.
  2. Comfortable hiking boots are ideal, especially if you’re to undertake a Mount Kilimanjaro hike or a game walking safari in parks like Tarangire National Park.
  3. A rain jacket helps in case rain finds you in the jungle, especially on a walking safari.
  4. Insect repellents protect you from biting bugs.
  5. Sun protection gear like sunscreen, sunglasses, and a sunhat.
  6. Long trousers and long-sleeved shirts protect your body from cuts.
  7. A daypack bag helps keep all your safari essentials, like cameras, binoculars, and sunscreen, safe.
  8. Personal toiletries, for example, tampons for women, toothbrushes, and toothpaste.
  9. A mobile phone keeps you connected with friends at home while in areas with internet access.
  10. A swimming suit, if you’re a fan!
  11. Travel documents and other miscellaneous items: Among these are your passport, tickets, a yellow fever vaccination, and travel insurance.  You should purchase travel insurance as you visit Tanzania in case of any mishap while traveling.

Clothes for Safari in Tanzania: What Colors to Wear on Safari in Tanzania? 

What to wear on a safari in Tanzania? As you intend to have a holiday trip in Tanzania, you’re advised to put on eco-friendly clothes.

Frequently, safari clothes with colors like brown, khaki, and grey, as well as green, are ideal.

Please note that:

  1. Black clothes absorb much heat normally in the dry season. Therefore, they should be avoided.
  2. Bright colors like white are not ideal as they pick up easily, usually on a game drive.
  3. Blue colors can attract tsetse flies. Therefore, these should be avoided, especially in savannah parks like Serengeti National Park and Tarangire National Park, etc.
  4. Camouflaging clothes should be avoided! These are considered military outfits in most African countries.

Tanzania Safari Lodges and Hotels: Where to Stay in Tanzania on Your Safari? 

There’s a range of accommodations in Tanzania, ranging from luxury lodges to midrange and budget facilities.

You can also go to a comfortable tent camp! Therefore, the country welcomes all classes of travelers. Most facilities have internet access!

Here are the:

a. Best Luxury Safari Lodges in Tanzania 

  1. Lake Ndutu Tented Lodge
  2. Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
  3. Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
  4. Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

b.Recommended Midrange Tanzania Safari Lodges (Camps)

  1. Serengeti Bush Camp
  2. Mbalageti Lodge
  3. Serengeti Sopa Lodge
  4. Mbugani Camps
  5. Serengeti Kati Kati tented Camp

c.  Popular Budget Safari Lodges (Camps) in Tanzania

  1. Africa safari Maasai Boma in Serengeti National Park
  2. Nyitika Lodge
  3. Serengeti Mawe Camp
  4. Selous River Camp is ideal when on Tanzania’s southern circuit trip.

What Is the Best Time of Year for Tanzania Safari? | What Is the Best Month to Safari in Tanzania? 

What is the best month to visit Tanzania? All year round, you can undertake a Tanzania safari! However, for amazing sightings, the dry seasons of July–October and January–February are recommended, as wildlife viewing is at its best.

Mt. Kilimanjaro climbing as well as beach holidays are ideal during these dry months. But visitors can always trek north all year round.

For those interested in the wildebeest great migration in Serengeti National Park, June–July is the best time to go on safari in Tanzania. Wildebeest calving season is always late January–February.

Note that:

  1. a) Dry months are the peak season in Tanzania, and parks are always crowded. So, if you’re going to trek north to Tanzania during the peak season, think about it!
  2. b) Early March–May is the main rainy season (wet season). In early March–May (the main rainy season), rain tends to be heavy and tracks become a bit muddy. However, in the rainy season or wet season, parks are crowd-free.

Getting to Tanzania: How to Travel to Tanzania for a Safari? 

While coming for a safari holiday in Tanzania’s northern circuit safari parks, most travelers arrive by air at Kilimanjaro International Airport. From here, you’ll get picked up by your tour operator, and you trek north to Arusha in a safari vehicle. However, domestic chartered flights are possible.

Julius Nyerere International Airport is Tanzania’s main airport, ideal if intending to visit parks in southern Tanzania (southern circuit). Your tour operator will pick you up at your next destination, but domestic flights remain possible.

Some of the best domestic flights in Tanzania include Safari Air Link, Regional Air, and Precision Air

Below are the popular airlines flying to Tanzania:

  1. Emirates
  2. Ethiopian Airlines
  3. British Airways and
  4. Air France, etc.

Is a visa required to visit Tanzania?

“Do I need a visa to go to Tanzania?” most visitors inquire from us. Yes, a visa is required while coming for a Tanzania safari. It allows you to visit both mainland Tanzania as well as Zanzibar.

Applying for a Tanzania visa is very simple! You’ll just apply for it online at https://visa.immigration.go.tz/.

Please, you’re also advised to purchase travel insurance as you visit Tanzania!

Is Tanzania Good for Tourists? | Why Do Tourists Visit Tanzania? 

Does Tanzania have a good safari? Yes, Tanzania is one of the best African safari countries, offering the best holiday tours!

Below are the reasons why people would visit Tanzania:

1. The Country Holds Several Amazing Safari Destinations

Unlike other safari destinations in Africa, like Rwanda, Tanzania boasts multiple safari sites. Among these are over 22 national parks, like Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Lake Manyara NP.

2. Is Tanzania an Ideal Place to Watch the Wildebeest Great Migration Event? 

Though travelers can experience Wildebeest’s annual migration in Kenya’s Masai Mara, Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park offers the best experience!

3. Tanzania is the Best Place to Spot the Big Five

In Africa, Tanzania is the ideal place to encounter the Big Five. These include elephants, rhinos, buffalos, lions, and leopards. They’re best spotted in Serengeti National Park.

4. Game Viewing in Tanzania Offers the Best Experience

Despite the fact that Tanzania boasts numerous protected areas, it’s home to most of the game animals every traveler would wish to encounter on an Africa safari vacation.

Among these are large herds of Elephants, Buffalos, Giraffes, Rhinos, Lions, Cheetahs, Leopards, Zebras, Gazelles, Hippos, Wild dogs, etc.

Other Fascinating Reasons Why Visitors Travel to Tanzania

  1. It boasts numerous sites for relaxation.
  2. Tanzania is a birding paradise and a must-not-miss!
  3. This vast country holds an amazing African culture worth exploring.
  4. Tanzania is pretty safe, unlike other East African countries like the DRC

Which safari is better, Kenya or Tanzania? Is Kenya or Tanzania better for safari? 

Which is better for tourism Kenya or Tanzania? Kenya vs. Tanzania is a common query for most travelers intending to have an African safari!

Below is the comparison between these two mighty safari destinations in terms of wildlife, affordability, and tourism infrastructure.

  1. All countries are ideal sites to experience the annual Wildebeest migration phenomenon (the Great Migration Event). In Tanzania, it’s experienced in Serengeti National Park, while in Kenya, it’s in Masai Mara. Serengeti National Park is bigger.
  2. Both countries boast many national parks and reserves with millions of wildlife. Tanganyika holds over 22 parks, while Kenya has 23.
  3. All these countries are easily accessible and have modern, developed transport means! Tanzania holds 3 international airports, while Kenya has six.
  4. Both countries have modern accommodation facilities. But those in Kenya are fairly cheap and easily accessible. However, you won’t fail to find a place to stay in Tanganyika.

Summing up, all these countries offer memorable safari holidays in Africa. You should inquire with your tour operator about the best alternative.

Is Safari cheaper in Kenya or Tanzania? 

From the above comparison between Tanzania’s holidays & Kenya’s, we have seen that Kenya is relatively cheaper in terms of flights as well as accommodation. This is due to the abundance of such services in Kenya.

However, the above shouldn’t stop you from booking with us a Tanzania safari! We can arrange for you a memorable budget or a luxury safari.

Is Tanzania Cheap For Tourists? | Is Tanzania A Cheap Place To Visit? -H3

Among the African safari destinations like South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia, Tanzanian holidays are cheaper!

Also, note that your tour operator will organize your safari holiday based on your budget. He will also advise you on possible ways to economize your holiday!

How Much Does a Tanzania Safari Cost? | How Much Is a Safari Tour in Tanzania? 

How much is a safari tour in Tanzania? This is a common inquiry among travelers intending to travel to Tanzania and some are like, Why are Tanzania safaris so expensive?

There is no set price for any safari because a variety of factors affect its cost.

Below are the factors that determine how much it costs to go on a safari in Tanzania:

  1. Days You Wish to Spend on Your Vacation

Each day on your safari comes with an expense, for instance, accommodation and transportation. And therefore, the more days, the higher your safari price rises.

  1. The Activities You Undertake on Your Vacation

Normally, the more activities you undertake on your Tanzania safari, the higher the trip costs. This is because each activity comes with a fee.

  1. Accommodation Class You Decide to Use

This greatly affects your Tanzania holiday price. For instance, opting to use budget instead of luxury facilities minimizes your safari cost.

  1. The Type of Safari Vehicle You Use

Also, this affects your safari cost. For example, opting to use a safari land cruiser instead of a van raises the price of your vacation in Tanzania. A Land Cruiser consumes more fuel.

  1. Number of People on Your Trip:

How much is a family safari in Tanzania? Generally, traveling as a group raises your trip price as it calls for expenses for each person.

However, on the other hand, moving as a group is cheaper because it allows for sharing expenses like accommodation and transport.

How Much Does A 7-Day African Safari Cost In Tanzania? | How Much Is a 1 Week Safari in Tanzania? 

The price of a 7-day tour in Kenya is between:

  1. $1,250-2,500  per person for a budget safari
  2. $2,500–3,000 per person for a midrange tour.
  3. $3,000–4,500 for each person on a luxury safari.

What Is the Average Price for a Safari in Tanzania? 

Below is an estimate of the average price of a Tanzania safari:

  1. A budget safari starts at $200 per person per day
  2. Midrange safari cost about $350-400 per person per day
  3. A luxury safari will cost $600-1000 per person per day

Please note that the above doesn’t include visa fees, flights, travel insurance, or other incidentals.

How Many Days Do You Need for Tanzania? | How Many Days Are Enough for Tanzania Safari? 

Are you wondering how many days you need in Tanzania or is 7 days in Tanzania enough? Please note that there are no fixed days for a Tanzania safari!

Your safari budget and safari interests primarily determine how long your safari will last in Tanganyika. However, you should note that long safari holidays usually give the best experience as they allow you to explore more destinations.

What to Expect on a Safari in Tanzania? What to Expect from the Tanzania Safari? 

With the fact that Tanzania tours offer the best experience in Africa, you should also expect a sensational safari experience!

On your wildlife viewing safari in Tanzania, expect to encounter thousands of game animals. And among these are the incredible Big Five: big cats, Giraffes, Hippos, big herds of Zebras, Gazelles, etc.

Visiting around June-July gives you an opportunity to experience the annual great migration of wildebeests in Serengeti National Park, a picturesque African wilderness!

Visiting Tanzania’s charming sand beaches on the coast offers you a lifetime story to tell!

Is Tanzania Safe for Safari? | How Safe Is Tanzania? 

Is it safe to go on a safari in Tanzania? Yes, it is! Tanzania ranks among the top safest African safari destinations to travel to.

This enormous country welcomes visitors from all parts of the world. For instance, every year, thousands of travelers from the USA and UK visit Tanzania’s fascinating safari destinations like Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengeti National Park, and no mishap happens!

Regardless of the above, you’re advised to always be vigilant, as minor crimes like pickpocketing and robbery occur.

Here are some safety precautions during your Tanzania tour holiday:

  • Avoid flashing money while in urban centers or in public. This makes you a target for criminals.
  • Always avoid moving with luxurious gadgets and jewelry, especially on busier roads in urban centers.
  • Never leave your valuables unattended. This is not wise!
  • Always avoid moving with huge amounts of money to urban centers. This makes you a target for criminals.
  • Avoid street food in urban centers; it might not be safe for you.
  • Also, note that tipping is not a must. But you give according to your will!

Does Tanzania have internet access?

Internet access in Tanzania is relatively better in urban centers than in rural areas.

Also, most safari lodges and hotels in Tanzania offer free internet access to their guests.  Moreso, some tour operators will give you free internet access while in a safari vehicle on your safari.

Top Tanzania Safari Packages 

There are several amazing Tanzania safari packages worth exploring on your visit to East Africa.

Here are the best Tanzania safari packages for you:

  • 1 Day Tanzania safari in Arusha National Park
  • 2 Days Tanzania Safari Tour  in Tarangire National Park
  • 3-Day Serengeti Safari Tour: Expect to encounter a wildebeest migration event.
  • 2 Days Tanzania Tour in Lake Manyara Park
  • 4 Days Serengeti Tanzania Tours: You’ll enjoy the annual Wildebeest Great Migration.
  • 2 Days Ngorongoro Conservation Area safari
  • 3 Days Tanzania Safari: Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara Park
  • 4 Days Tanzania wildlife viewing safari Tour: Tarangire National Park, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater
  • 3 Days Tanzania Safari Tour—Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • 6 Days Tanzania Safari: Game viewing in Tarangire National Park, Serengeti, as well as in Ngorongoro Crater and Masai People cultural encounters.  Wildebeest migration is the safari highlight of this trip!
  • 12 Day Tanzania Safari Tour: Serengeti, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tarangire National Park, and Lake Manyara Park.  The annual Wildebeest Great Migration is the highlight of this trip.
  • 20-Day Tanzania Holiday Safari & Zanzibar Tour: game-viewing safaris, community visits, and relaxation.

What Are the Top Tour Companies in Tanzania to Travel With for Your Safari? 

Below are some of the best Tanzania safari companies you should book with your safari tour:

  1. Prime Safaris & Tours Ltd
  2. Wild Gorilla Safaris
  3. Tanzania Safaris And Tours
  4. Africa Safaris Tours
  5. National Parks in Tanzania

In summary, if you’re a wildlife enthusiast planning an African trip, a Tanzania safari is the way to go! This vast country offers the best wildlife experience in Africa, as it’s home to thousands of game animals.

Tanzania is the best place to encounter the great wildebeest migration phenomenon in Serengeti National Park. Other charming holiday tours in Tanzania include birdwatching, beach holidays, cultural encounters, etc. For adventure lovers, among others, the Mount Kilimanjaro hike awaits you!

It’s ideal to safari to Tanzania during the dry months and avoid the rainy seasons. In rainy seasons, some roads tend to be impassable.

Feel free to inquire from our responsive team about your Tanzania safari!

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