The sheer scale of Tanzania – one of the best African safari destinations – can be a little daunting at first, which is why expert safari advice is invaluable. The best Tanzania safaris are created from a carefully curated blend of the best safari lodges, wildlife experiences, safari parks and reserves and itineraries, like this…
Tanzania provides ample space for many different kinds of safari holiday, and Tanzania safaris take full advantage of the country’s scope for both adventure and indulgence.
Tanzania’s best safari lodges are as varied as the landscapes; they include luxury mobile camps that move with the wildlife, classic tented camps under flat-topped acacias, traditional safari lodges with safari suites and repurposed island mansions beneath swaying palm trees.
The quintessential wildlife encounter here is witnessing Africa’s wildebeest migration, which, depending on the time of year, you can see crossing the Grumeti or calving in the southern Serengeti. However, that’s not all that’s on offer – the best Tanzania safari experiences also include hot-air ballooning over the Serengeti or cruising the Rufiji River delta by boat.
Many of Tanzania’s best safari parks and reserves are within reach of each other as part of the fabled northern safari circuit, including the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. The vast wild spaces of southern Tanzania, like Ruaha and the Selous, provide enhanced seclusion, while the Mahale Mountains offer the chance to walk among primates, much like Jane Goodall.
Tanzania’s best safari itineraries can either be focused on one particular region or can employ light-aircraft flights to link destinations – nationally or in other safari areas, such as neighbouring Kenya and Uganda.
Timing is vital in Tanzania, as many key wildlife events are linked to seasonal rainfall (or its absence). Avoiding peak seasons can mean better pricing and availability, and the opportunity for experiences that few other travellers have had. When to go is a key question, but come rain or shine, Tanzania consistently enthrals.
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