Tanzania – A fantastic Safari Destination

Tanzania is a fantastic destination for a safari, with a mix of excellent wildlife viewing and a choice of beautiful beaches. Here you can visit famous parks, climb Africa’s tallest mountain, hike in highlands and walk with wild animals in the wilderness. Soak up the varied culture and enjoy a wide choice of activities.

  • Tanzania has some of Africa’s most famous National Parks and Game Reserves.
  • The safari industry is well developed and standards relatively high when considering the remote location of many camps and lodges.
  • Tanzania has a rich history of early explorers and with over 130 tribes, a wonderful variety of cultures.
  • Tanzania’s surface area is over 945,000 square kilometers (the size of France and Germany combined) and the parks much larger than most people expect.
  • With a well developed scheduled-flight network, getting around is easy.

Plan on 10 to 14 days as a starting point for any safari. If you cannot spend a full 10 days, you can see plenty in a week, but less time doesn’t do justice. You can easily spend here 3 to 4 weeks without getting bored. With shear size of the parks, its best to spend several days in each to avoid cramming too many places into your trip. There are many parks where we recommend you spend at least 4 days before moving on. If you visit the coast, stay between 5 and 10 days allowing you to visit multiple locations.

Fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport in the North of the country or Dar Es Salaam or Zanzibar on the coast. Its often advisable to arrive at one airport and depart from another if you plan on combining a coastal extension to your safari in the north, or if you combine the northern parks with a visit to the Selous or Ruaha. As a first time visitor, consider a combination of the northern parks – Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Serengeti. A combination of Selous and Zanzibar is also a popular. The western parks are often the destination for return visitors or those who want to get well off the beaten track.
Visit any time of year, although many camps close during the rains in April and May. There are two main rainy periods: November and early December make up the short rains. April, May and part of June host the long rains. During this time, it can be hard to get around some of the parks in the South and West of the country. If you are flexible, you can enjoy a great safari year round.


First class wildlife experiences, beautiful beaches, Africa’s tallest mountain, varied and rich culture.