Witness the greatest wildlife migration on earth and the savage rituals of predator and prey acted out before your eyes, this is considered the ultimate safari experience. On this journey into the heart of wild and untamed Africa, treat your eyes to stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Lake Manyara, descend into the most unique caldera in the world: Ngorongoro Crater, often called the Eden of Africa. You will also visit the Serengeti. The name Serengeti is derived from the Maasai word for “endless plains,” and this is where millions of animals move in the ancient rhythms of the seasons. Journey to famed Olduvai Gorge, an archeological goldmine where the remains of the earliest man were discovered. This journey is the quintessential experience of Africa’s unspoiled wildlife and natural beauty.
Our safari holidays in Tanzania visit a vibrant and beautiful country with world-class parks. Safaris have been a way of life in Tanzania for decades; the country is blessed with the winning combination of both superb big game and stunning tropical beaches. You can fly from a Tanzania safari camp in the morning to an Indian Ocean beach for an afternoon swim.
Because the country is vast, it helps to think of Tanzania holidays falling into four broad areas: the famous ‘northern circuit’ safaris; the wild parks of southern Tanzania; the remote safaris of western Tanzania; and the beaches of the coast & islands. Tanzania’s three safari areas are very different.
Here is an overview of the different safari styles available in Tanzania. We can combine many of these safari styles in a tailor-made safari or you can book some of these into a standard safari.
Travelling in a 4×4 safari vehicle with a pop-up roof is the classic safari style. Our vehicles fit a maximum of 7 guests, each will have a window seat. These vehicles are fitted with seatbelts for each passenger, a 40l fridge with water and a plug point for charging cell phones and cameras.
To access remote areas such as the game parks in South Tanzania you can opt for a fly-in safari. This saves time and reduces travel time driving on rough roads. Board an airplane on a fly-in safari to the parks of northern or southern Tanzania or if you prefer to travel in style and comfort.
A walking safari will let you get up close and personal with nature and its animals. You will be accompanied by an armed ranger who will show you tracking techniques and teach you about the fauna and flora of his country. Perfect for adventurous travelers.
A boat safari in the south of Tanzania is a great way to see birds and animals from a new perspective. A half day boat trip on the Rufiji or Ruaha Rivers in the Selous Game Reserve provides an excellent opportunity to photograph water birds and animals coming to the water for a drink – you might see hippos, crocodiles, buffalo, giraffes and with luck, even lions.
Another option for adventurers is to explore the bush on horseback. You will not be detected by wild animals and should be able to get very close to them.
Floating silently in a hot-air balloon and see the bush from the air. This is especially popular in the Serengeti where you can see the sun rise over the savanna. Often a balloon trip is followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush.
Tanzania’s tropical climate is relatively constant all year due to the country’s proximity to the equator. Daytime temperatures usually range from 25°C to 32°C with early mornings and evenings feeling noticeably cooler. It is important to note that regional variation and altitude will also come in to play.
If you have a particular preference of what wildlife you want to see, you may want to think carefully about which parks you visit and at what time of year you travel.
We are experts in creating Tanzania safari experiences and we often get asked the same questions from people planning their adventures.
In summary, the best time to go to Tanzania is
- December to February sees the birth of new zebra and wildebeest so you may have the opportunity to see these young take their first few steps! Certain parks in Tanzania also have a short dry period in January and February between the short rains of November/December and the long rains of March to May.
- June to October can be a busier time of year due to the Great Migration, however, this is also the best time to see much of the wildlife gathering around remaining waterholes due to the low rainfall throughout the winter.
As diversified as the different safari styles in Tanzania just so are the accommodation styles we offer:
Lodge safaris offers accommodation in lodges and permanent tented camps with solid flooring. Luxury safaris include specially selected four to five-star lodgings where you will have a bedroom, good beds with linen and an en-suite bathroom. Lodge safaris are available as group tours with scheduled departure dates or as private trips.
Our Mobile Explorer safaris offer camping in secluded and private campsi tes away from the crowds. The tents we use are larger than camping tents and guests sleep on single beds fitted with a proper mattress and linen. The food on our Mobile Explorer safaris is specially prepared by well- trained safari chefs and will be served in the mess tent or under the open African sky.Mobile toilets and bush showers are provided.
The Mobile Explorer safari style is ideal for nature lovers who enjoys peace and quietness in the middle of the African bush but who prefer a little comfort.
Adventure Camping safaris are perfect for adventurers and are more rustic in style. You will overnight in public campsites within the national parks or on campsites outside the parks but close to the entrance. Guests sleep in 2-man tents on comfortable sleeping mats. Ablution facilities on camp sites are very basic and shared with other campers. A safari cook will prepare delicious home-cooked food, served in a lapa on the camp site.
Adventure Camping safaris are great for nature lovers with a limited budget, families and the young-at-heart. These safaris are available as group tours with scheduled departure dates or as private trips departing on guests’ selected dates.
- Airport transfers to and from Kilimanjaro airport,
- All local flight from Arusha to Ndutu
- Accommodations and meals as per itinerary
- All national park entry fees
- Exclusive service of a professional driver and guide
- Food, drinking water
- All game drives with four-wheel drive Toyota land cruisers open sides guarantee each person to have a window
- International airfare,
Serengeti balloon Safari
- All items of person nature
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa fees
- Airport departure taxes
- Laundry will be an extra fee
- Tips for your professional tour driver guide
Tanzania Safari Packages
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