Tanzania Safari

Tanzania Overview

Prison Island - Paradise in Earth near the Coast of Zanzibar

If you’re looking for the best place for an African safari then look no further than Tanzania. Located in the East of the African continent, lies the United Republic of Tanzania, a large country with vast savannahs, craters, and splendid wild animals, washed by the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean to the east. German and British colonialism along with Arabic influences from past centuries have beautifully blended with the country’s different ethnic, linguistic and religious groups, forming altogether a unique place. Dotted with numerous touristic attractions, you will soon realize that the uniqueness of Tanzanian adventure is unbeatable.

Nestled in the northern part of the country lies the magnificent Serengeti ecosystem, proud of being one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, thanks to the largest terrestrial mammal migration in the world. Rising above the Serengeti, stands Africa’s highest mountain, the impressive Mt. Kilimanjaro that has inspired several authors and filmmakers. Not far from here, the famous volcanic Ngorongoro Crater offers some of the most outstanding game viewings of the Big Five (lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, and rhino).

Western from Serengeti, the famous Lake Victoria, sharing its beauty between Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda is the continent’s largest lake. Activities like boat trips, bird watching or fishing trips are common around here. Tanzania also hosts one part of the deepest lake in Africa, the Lake Tanganyika, which is home to unique species of fish, like the unusual cuckoo catfish.

A whole different kind of natural wonder is found on the coasts of Tanzania and the Zanzibar archipelago, where snorkelers and scuba divers or simply beach lovers will find their paradise. If you are dreaming about emptied sandy beaches, untouched corals and turquoise waters abundant with marine life. Here is the place to be!

All these wonderful natural treasures can be enjoyed with one of the plentiful Tanzanian safaris or vacation packages. The perfect mix of wildlife, nature, and culture actually makes Tanzania the best place for an African safari. The various Tanzanian safari tours cater also to visitor’s specific needs, such as preferred travel time, budget or variety of activities. Ranging from affordable to luxury safari, Tanzania makes sure this once in a lifetime experience is accessible to any traveler, including backpackers who can choose an equally enjoyable Tanzanian budget safari.

The inviting coast together with the wilder mainland creates the perfect scene for your safari and beach holiday in Tanzania, while at the same time giving you the opportunity to get intimate with nature or relax and spend time soaking up the sun.

Places to visit in Tanzania



    The most renowned National Park in the world, Serengeti boasts the best game viewing opportunities of any park and his home to the Great Migration. Serengeti means endless plains in the indigenous Maa language, spoken by the Maasai who used to live here before the park was created. A Serengeti safari is a must-do.



    Round up your Tanzanian safari with a week on the pristine shores of Zanzibar. The island getaway is perfect for honeymoons, families, friends and solo travelers. Mix it up with fine dining, a spice tour and a few nights in Stone Town. In this Arabic fairy tale city few cars can navigate the narrow streets. Zanzibar is a feast for all senses.



    The Southern Circuit is a favorite with seasoned safari-goers and offers a more relaxing approach to game-viewing than the busy North. Selous is one of the biggest game reserves in the world and known for man-eating lions, massive herds of elephants and rustic luxury experiences. Combine with Ruaha National Park.



    The Kilimanjaro makes for an accessible climb even for those with no mountaineering experience. That said, the highest mountain in Africa should not be underestimated, as it is often the more experienced climbers who need to turn back before reaching the summit. Combine the 7 day climb with a safari to Serengeti and Ngorongoro.



    The Ngorongoro is the heart of Maasai-land and the cradle of all of mankind. No Tanzania safari is complete without a game drive in the worlds’ largest caldera, the Ngorongoro Crater. The crater is the most densely mammal-populated conservation area. Be sure to visit Oldupai Gorge too, as well as Ndutu where the Great Migration passes yearly.

Best time to visit Tanzania

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Tanzania is a great year-round destination and enjoys overall pleasant temperatures thanks to the absence of winter. Seasons are are divided in two: wet and dry.

  • November to May - Wet Season. Nevertheless, if you are dying to see the wildebeest calving, February is your best bet. No matter what you choose, after all, remember that the monsoon season is never so prohibitive to prevent from undertaking any activity available in this much-loved country. However, in Zanzibar, wet season arrives a bit later compared to the mainland (mostly from March to May), hence making the place an ideal destination for most time of the year.
  • June to October - Dry Season. If the only reason for your visit is a safari tour, then opt for the dry months. They undoubtedly offer great wildlife viewings since animals tend to concentrate near rivers or waterholes and are more easily spotted.

things to do in Tanzania

fly in safari

GAME Drive



Spices Route


Dhow sailing - Islands

Homestay Experience

balloning safari

Walking safari


Beach and relax







Things to Carry on Tanzania Tours

  • Suntan Lotion for the amazing beaches of Tanzania
  • Closed comfortable shoes, for hiking or safari
  • Swimwear, for your visit to the paradisaical islands
  • Walking shoes
  • Long sleeved tops, to prevent mosquito bites and the sun
  • Universal adapter
  • Bank card - Visa or Mastercard preferably
  • Some stationery, as a gift to the nearby school