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Where to go in Tanzania

11 Best Places to Go while Visiting Tanzania on Safari Holiday Vacation. Please find the full list below…

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11 Best Places to Visit in Tanzania

Tanzania is a beautiful country, blessed with exceptional game parks and reserves. It has award winning and unapparelled game viewing. From the Serengeti’s plains with millions strong wildebeest migration, snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro to turquoise waters of Zanzibar’s tropical beaches. Due to the immensity of Tanzania, the destination areas can be divided into regions as below: –

  • Northern Tanzania Safari Circuit – the most popular Tanzania safari route comprising the Arusha, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro.
  • Western Tanzania Safari Circuit  – head to the remote corners of Katavi and Mahale for the ultimate off-the-beaten-tracks of Tanzania safaris.
  • Southern Tanzania Safari Circuit  – includes the wonderfully wild and underrated Nyerere (previously Selous game reserve) and Ruaha – the Tanzania safari best-kept secrets.
  • Tanzania Swahili Coast and Islands – the country’s beaches, especially those on islands like Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar.
  • Where to go also depends on the time to visit Tanzania and the place of interest you might want to visit. The safari areas mentioned will manifest a variety of experience for you to explore. Please contact us to assist you put together a memorable safari.Where 

Reasons why you should choose to go to a Tanzania safari and its diverse African culture:

  1. Serengeti National Park – Home of the Wildebeest migration: a safari Icon

The Serengeti is where to for an ultimate safari experience. Home of immense wildlife with all types of accommodation to choose; from high end lodges and luxury camps to budget camping. All budgets can get a fair share of the wildlife viewing experience.   

  1. Ngorongoro Crater: Home of the Big 5

The Ngorongoro is renowned for being the easiest and most reliable sanctuary for the Big 5 sightings in Tanzania and East Africa. More than 30,000 animal species reside in the Crater – an extinct volcano. As a prime destination, the crater offers excellent game drives in an exceptionally exclusive location.   It produces the best safari expectation in Tanzania.

  1. Tarangire National Park: Elephant Territory

The park is just off the main route to Manyara and Ngorongoro. During the dry months of June to October Tarangire manifests animals concentration on the Tarangire river meandering along the riverine forest with over 500 species including the Elephant. The iconic baobab trees are present all over the park

  1. Lake Manyara National Park: Home to Tree-climbing Lions

A portion of Tanzania’s renowned Northern Safari Circuit is Lake Manyara, which offers laidback wildlife game drives in a lovely scenery. The park is home to a respectable variety of species, including buffalo, hippo, giraffe, elephant, leopard, and its famous tree-climbing lions. Lake Manyara is a great bird-watching destination with flocks of pelicans and flamingos in the middle of the lake. The park is located in a floodplain, woodlands with evergreen forests are lively.

  1. Zanzibar Archipelago Islands and Tanzania “Swahili” Coast: Tropical Indian Ocean Beaches

The Spice Island of Zanzibar is the crown jewel the Tanzania safari experience. Zanzibar is perfect for both honeymooners and families. Reward yourself by exploring the fragrant back-street markets, beaches and coral reefs, dhow (traditional boat) trips at sunset. As an archipelago, the other Islands – Pemba, Mafia and Chole offer a superb diving, exclusive boutique accommodation experience.

  1. Ruaha National Park: The Hidden Safari Gem in the South.

Ruaha will surprise anyone used to the regular northern game viewing due to its wild and unrestrained attractiveness setting it apart from other destinations. Ruaha is the biggest National Park has the biggest elephant population and a home for rare African wild dogs. Despite the size it has very few camps, so gave viewing is superb away from touristic crowds.

  1. Nyerere National Park (formerly Selous Game Reserve): A Wild Dog Sanctuary

Selous is Africa’s largest game reserve, a remote and quiet destination with magnificent ecosystem. Buffalo, hippo, crocodile and lion thrive here, while the reserve is also one of Africa’s most important sanctuaries for endangered wild dog. The massive Rufiji River, forms an elaborate network of channels with swamps and lakes. The best place to enjoy the authentic african safari – boat safari, ranger guided walk or fly-camping excursion is this breathtaking wilderness.

  1. Lake Tanganyika: Chimpanzees Rainforest.

In the mountainous and biologically rich habitats is Lake Tanganyika one of the largest and deepest in the world lies Mahale Mountains and Gombe Stream National Parks. They both deliver some of Tanzania’s most unique safari experiences: tropical rainforest wildlife viewing and outstanding chimpanzee trekking.

  1. Mount Kilimanjaro: Highest Free-Standing Mountain on Earth – Africa’s tallest point.

At 5 895 metres (19 340 feet), Kilimanjaro is the tallest point in Africa with its snow-capped peaks. Best time to climb Kilimanjaro (no technical climbing is required) is during the dry season between July and October or January and March.  Please let us organise the logistics and planning to access the mountain at affordable cost. Make it your backet list!

      10. Arusha: The Safari Capital where all journeys begin.

Arusha is undoubtedly the safari capital of Tanzania – set in the shadows of mount Meru; the city of Arusha is on the itinerary of virtually everyone visiting the northern Safari Circuit – the Tarangire, Manyara, Ngorongoro crater, Serengeti, and Kilimanjaro. As safari gateway, Arusha has the international airport (Kilimanjaro International Airport) as well as the domestic Arusha Airport for internal scheduled and charter flights to all areas in Tanzania. Spending a night is recommended and also there are opportunities to visit activities local places of interest and cultural excursions.

  1. Dar es Salaam: The Swahili Coast – Gateway to the to the Islands and the southern Safari Circuit

Dar es Salaam as a commercial capital (with its new Terminal at Julius Nyerere International Airport) is the gateway all destinations in the country including Zanzibar or the Indian Ocean Swahili coast. This but this booming city provides easy access to Tanzania’s southern reserves such as Selous, Mikumi and Ruaha. High-end accommodation is available for an overnight stay.



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