The iconic region well-known thanks to the famous Disney movie, The Lion King, Tanzania and its national parks like the Serengeti or the Ngorongoro Crater offer some of the most amazing safaris in the world. There is nothing BETTER than spotting the BIG 5 with your private ranger on a game drive before ending up on a white sandy beach under the coconut trees.
Situated between the Maasai Mara Reserve and Arusha, the famous plains and acacia trees of the Serengeti need no introduction. Stretching endlessly, the park hosts incredible biodiversity and abundant wildlife. It is also the location where one of the world’s largest migrations can be witnessed, with approximately 2 million wildebeests and over 300,000 zebras, providing some of the most breathtaking hunting scenes.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its crater of 20kms in diameter, the park is home to many species of elephants, buffalos, lions and birds. Ngorongoro is an important stop for safari lovers with the abundance of wildlife. You can expect up to 100 animals per square kilometers.
Manyara is APPROXIMATELY 325 square kilometers of diverse landscapes, including lakes, rivers, dense forest, and arid lands. During THE rainy season, two-thirds of the park is covered by the Lake Manyara itself. Thanks to this seasonal change, it hosts an incredibly diverse wildlife, including species such as the flamingo and the hippos.
The archipelago of Zanzibar offers the perfect extension after your safari WHERE you can expect crystal clear water and paradise beaches. Whether you prefer relaxing, kite surfing, or diving near coral reefs, YOU CAN unwind in one of the many hotels AFTERWARDS. Don’t forget to visit Stone Town, a city steeped in history and lively day and nightlife. Here, you’ll encounter the spices that enrich the flavorful dishes of Africa.
Local currency is Tanzania Shilling although US Dollar is also accepted
WHEN TO GO
Tanzania can be visited throughout the year. The rainy season, which offers low-season rates, is from March to May and for a short period in November. The Great Migration, on the other hand, occurs from July to October in the northern Serengeti and from January to March in the southern Serengeti.
Tanzania offers other safari regions such as Ruaha National Park located in the center of the country or other reserves in the Eastern part where you can spot primates.
It is also easy to combine Tanzania with the famous Masaai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. The country is also home of the highest mountains of Africa, WITH an elevation of 5 895m.