A premier African safari destination, where international travelers are drawn to the most intense game viewing. Discover the unspoiled landscapes and prolific wildlife with a holiday in Tanzania. From Wildebeest migrations to lakes and beaches, Tanzania has it all.
- Tanzania plays host to Lake Victoria – the world’s largest tropical lake, Lake Tanganyika – the second deepest in the world plus Lake Malawi – renowned for its highest concentration of cichlid fish species in the world
- Feel the ground tremble in the annual migration as hundreds of thousand hooves move across one of Africa’s open savannahs in search of food and water. Get front row seats to incredible predator and prey interactions, with increased chances of witnessing a kill during your safari.
- Wash the dust off your feet from days in the African bush with a beach break on the postcard perfect beaches on the mainland or offshore in Zanzibar. Palm-fringed powder white sands and warm, turquoise waters teeming with eclectic marine life.
- Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s capital city. Visit the vibrant markets and explore the many wonderful restaurants for a taste of local and international cuisine. Have some fun on the beaches and take in the fascinating architecture.
- Arusha – The ideal springboard for a Northern Circuit safari. Make a stop at Arusha National Park for some wildlife viewing. Enjoy canoeing safaris and shopping before heading out to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
TOP 5 TANZANIA HIGHLIGHTS
- Tarangire National Park Ever heard of tree climbing lions? Visit Tarangire and observe these big cats as they hunt prey or simply lounge on trees! All the Big 5 and other rare species including gerenuk and fringe-eared oryx occur here.
- Serengeti National Park Voted Africa’s top safari destination – home to the Wildebeest Migration. Extraordinary photographic opportunities and clear visuals of lion kills on the vast open plains. Explore this region on board a hot air balloon.
- Selous Game Reserve Are you a trophy hunter or avid photographer? Pack your hunting gear or your best lenses and head to Selous Game Reserve today! High concentrations of game, over 2,100 plant species plus prolific birds – a genuine nature lover’s playground.
- Ngorongoro Crater Conservancy Area Get your full dose of explosive game viewing within nature’s amphitheater. Black manned lions hunt within yards of your vehicle – this is the ultimate safari experience. Crown that with a tour of Olduvai Gorge where over 3,6 million year old fossils, including the remains of homo habilis were discovered.
- Lake Manyara National Park If you are looking to see elephants in their numbers, Lake Manyara National Park comes highly recommended. See creatures great and small – tree climbing lions, Egyptian mongoose, cape buffalo, plus lots more. Day and night game drives, abseiling and mountain biking are some of the thrills up for grab.
TIPS FOR TRAVELING TANZANIA
CURRENCY Tanzanian Shilling (TZS) is the local currency. The US Dollar along with Pound sterling and the Euro are also accepted. Major international hotels, shops and restaurants accept credit cards. ATM’s are only available in big cities.
CLIMATE The climate is tropical and coastal areas are hot and humid, while the northwestern highlands are cool and temperate. There are two rainy seasons; the short rains are generally from October to December, while the long rains last from March to June. The central plateau tends to be dry and arid throughout the year.
WHAT TO PACK If your safari is in winter, you will need a fleece or jacket for those early morning and evening game drives. Maybe even consider gloves and a beanie. Summer months are hot and humid though light showers can take place. T-shirts, shorts and costumes for cooling off in the lodge pools. Light weight and cotton with earth colours is best for safari. For those who burn easily, consider long sleeve shirts, as well as suntan lotion and a cap. Mosquito repellent is a must.
PEAK HOLIDAY SEASON With average mid day temperatures ranging 28°C, Tanzania is a year round destination. For safaris and game viewing in the southern parks, the cooler months of June – August is the best time to come as wildlife will be better sighted. In the Serengeti, the annual wildebeest migration is usually best spotted between December – May.