East Africa’s most popular safari icon with the annual migration and big game hot spots. Over a third of Tanzania set aside as conservation areas within 40 national parks and game reserves, tremendous biodiversity and dramatic scenery the country offers some of the best wildlife spectacles and safari experiences available in Africa.
Safaris in Tanzania are ideally suited for first-time travel to Africa and a perfect match for seasoned travellers and safari specialists in search of rare species and experiences.
Kilimanjaro and Ngorongoro Crater are two of Africa’s icons and the great wildebeest migration in the Serengeti has made the traditional “northern circuit” world famous. There’s much more to discover by going beyond the obvious though. Even up north.
In the south however the Selous and Ruaha make up one of the World’s largest wildlife reserves. This southern region is seriously wild, practically uninhabited and one of Africa’s most significant strongholds of big game.
Go west and there’s little to prepare even old Africa hands for the stark contrasts thrown at them. The remote, rough and raw wildness of Katavi plus the gin coloured waters of Lake Tanganyika with chimp filled forests in the Mahale mountains and shoreline present one of the best safaris in this part of Africa.
Katavi & Mahale safari
The Katavi and Mahale safari is an 8 night trip offering outstanding resident game in the wild Katavi plus chimpanzees in the remote forests of Mahale
Kilimanjaro – Lemosho route
A 9 day fully – guided trek up the Lemosho Route favoured for being less crowded and its high summit success rate.
Selous and Zanzibar Getaway
The traditional East African safari and beach combination of Selous and Zanzibar. Big game, wilderness with Swahili culture and a beach break.
Fantastic wildlife and stunning scenery! From Ngorongoro to Africa’s great Serengeti plains – an action pack safari experience!
Vintage Africa at it’s best… luxury camp and private guide. Track wildlife, meet the local Maasai. Sundowners by the lake and dining under the stars.
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Best safari spots in Tanzania
Dar es Salaam is the country's largest city and most important port. A sprawling mass of higgeldy, piggeldy buildings spread along the coast and dotted with palm trees.
Katavi and Mahale in western Tanzania offer stark contrasts, diverse habitats and a safari experience you'll find hard to match anywhere in Africa
If an African safari is on your bucket list then make sure that you give serious thought to Katavi - this has to be one of Africa's better kept secrets
Mount Kilimanjaro represents all earth's climatic types and is the only walkable mountain of the Seven Summits, highest peaks in all seven continents
One of Tanzania's most under-rated National Parks and a must-see safari spot route from Arusha to Ngorongoro Crater and the Serenget
Mafia Archipelago emphasizes upmarket accommodation, luxury holidays and costly retreats but if you're budget conscious you'll find some great spots
The big draw to Tanzania's Mahale National Park are the chimps but there's so much more to this remote park in Western from sandy white lakeside beaches
Mikumi National Park in southern Tanzania is easily accessed and has prolific numbers of wildlife on open grasslands as well as good numbers of lion
The Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania is a collapsed volcano sheltering over 25,000 animals in a steep-sided bowl of abundance and incredible scenery
Pemba Island is the lesser visited cousin of Zanzibar with lush, hilly terrain and is full of mystique and tales of voodoo and ancient traditions
Ruaha is East Africa’s largest National Park, Selous Game Reserve is one of the World’s largest wildlife reserves. Far from the safari crowds.
The Serengeti National Park's sheer numbers of animals, biodiversity and easy access have made Tanzania's Serengeti a must for any African traveler
Tarangire National Park is well-suited to walking safaris; less visited than the Serengeti region but with excellent wildlife and is easy to reach
Udzungwa National Park protects some of the Udzungwa mountain range which is part of the Eastern arc, one of East Africa's most significant features
Exotic Zanzibar delivers culturally, scenically and is unbeaten in the simple task of providing private beaches, plenty of sun and relaxation.