Tanzania Safari Holidays
Tanzania safari offer both luxury and adventure wildlife experience of its own kind. Starting from its endless savannahs home to hundreds of animal species then hike the tallest peak on the continent and wind up your trip by relaxing on the tropical beaches of Zanzibar is thrilling. Furthermore one may opt to visit the locals, spend some days with them for best African cultural experiences.
The big size of the country and its diverse landscapes has made the Tanzania Safari destinations to be split into three major zones. The northern Tanzania Safari comprises of the famous Serengeti National park and Ngorongoro crater and south Ruaha and Selous. A large number of tourists visit the north due to the easy accessibility of its parks. On the other hand the southern is the best for travelers whose prefer privacy while the western Tanzania safari destination is the most luxurious of all.
Northern Tanzania Safari Destinations
Ngorongoro Crater Safaris
Lake Manyara Safaris
Kilimanjaro Climbing Safaris
Arusha National Park Safaris
Oldoinyo Lengai Safaris
All parks in northern Tanzania Safari circuit are located within an accessible distance from each other which enable travelers to visit almost the entire circuit in a single trip of few days. Some parks are also share the same ecosystem like Lake Manyara and Tarangire. Animals use to migrate between the two parks. The Tarangire is the best spot for night drives in the northern Tanzania safari circuit. The park also offers an incredible game viewing experience with its huge number of elephants. In the north west of Lake Manyara about 75 km drive located the Ngorongoro crater which is home to a huge number of the big 5. The Ngorongoro conservation area is also popular for its multiple land use between the wildlife and the Maasai people. On your trip to Tanzania northern circuit you can also enjoy the colorful culture of the maasai people or visit the only remaining hunters and gatherer tribe in East Africa region the Hadzabe.
The Serengeti National Park which shares its ecosystem with the Ngorongoro Conservation area to the south and to the north with Maasai Mara is the home to largest number predators on Earth. The Great wildebeest Migration widely observed in Serengeti National park where this huge number of mammals wonders for over 9 months each year. To explore this vast savannah land full of adventures and wildlife one can spend three days but if have limited time 2 days can also be enough.
For Mountaineer the northern Tanzania safari offers various mountains climbing options. If you want to climb the highest peak on the continent the Mount Kilimanjaro or the second tallest mountain in the country The Mount. Meru you are welcome. The most popular and scenery trail to the summit of Kilimanjaro is the Machame route. The number of days require to climb through this route is 7 days. There are other 5 routes established to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Southern Tanzania Safari Destinations
Udzungwa Mountains Safaris
The southern Tanzania safari circuit lies across the most remote southern part of the country. Parks in the south are so large with huge numbers of animals which some crossover the eastern and southern Africa Species. When visiting Tanzania southern parks like Selous and Ruaha you can easily see plenty of predators such as lions, hyenas, leopards and the rare African wild dogs.
Game viewing experience in Southern Tanzania safari parks is quite exclusive as the parks are uncongested with tourist like northern park. During game drive you can just find yourself with other few vehicles and tourists spotting the animals. Due to this fact we recommend these Tanzania safari destinations as the best spot for visitors to experience the enormity of the African wilds.
Tour programs are normally made up of either three or four days for both Selous and Ruaha national parks. For travelers with sufficient time and budget they can combine Selous, Mikumi and udzungwa to experience diverse landscapes and wildlife.
Southern Tanzania Safari Circuit
Western Tanzania Safari Destinations
Mahale Mountains Safaris
Gombe Streams Safari
Rubondo Island Safaris
Western Tanzania safari circuit stretches along the shore of Lake Tanganyika in the western border of Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo DRC. The remoteness and diverse natural landscapes of the area provide a range of unique wildlife safari experience which cannot obtain somewhere else in the country. Wildlife safaris, chimpanzee trekking, spot fishing and beach holidays can be done in this Tanzania safari destination.
The parks in western Tanzania safari circuit include Katavi further to the south, Mahale Mountains, and Gombe Stream along the shore of Lake Tanganyika. Furthermore there are Rubondo and Saanane Islands in Lake Victoria. The Mahale Mountains and Gombe streams national parks offer an authentic chimpanzee trekking experience in the region of East Africa. In here you will learn better of the wild chimpanzees and their social life.
Accessing the parks in western Tanzania safari destination is difficult and expensive particularly for Mahale and Katavi where you have to use a shared chartered flight. There is no also wide choice of accommodation since there are just few lodges in these parks. Due to this fact this safari destination is not the best choice for budget travelers except for Gombe and Rubondo Isalnd.
Best Time Go On Tanzania Safaris
The best time to go for Tanzania safari is during the Dry season, from late June to October, when wildlife viewing is usually at its best. The wildebeest migration in the Serengeti is from November to August and the calving is from January to February in the southern plains while from March to June it moves to central plains. The western and southern circuits are worth visited in the Dry season (June to October). However the most parks in northern Tanzania safari circuit are accessible year-round.