Tanzania Safari

The Circle of Life in Tanzania

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For the quintessential African experience, it doesn’t get much better than a Tanzania safari. The broad sweeping savannah, ancient heritage sites, incredible beaches, and coral reefs dominate this landscape. Indeed, Tanzania is an exciting destination featuring remote reserves and off-the-beaten-track encounters.

Arusha, the gateway to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro ecosystem, is for many the starting point to a Tanzania safari. Daily, small airplanes soar off into the wilderness, the purveyors of wildlife experiences unmatched anywhere else in the world. One of the highlights of a Tanzania safari is undoubtedly witnessing the Great Migration. This is when millions of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle make their way northwards into the Masai Mara to graze.

Your Tanzania safari doesn’t end with the Serengeti. The vast Ngorongoro Crater is a worthy addition to your itinerary. This ancient caldera, filled to the brim with a diverse array of wildlife, is also home to Tarangire, which boasts the largest elephant population in Tanzania. Many choose to include a beach holiday on exotic Zanzibar island, or delve into a more remote experience with chimp trekking in Gombe or fly camping in the Selous Game Reserve.

A trip to Tanzania is not measured in the miles covered, but in the moments enjoyed. A quiet morning in a private concession watching birds flutter above a pool; the sudden appearance of a manatee on an underwater dive; the flurried movements of a group of zebras as a tawny streak upsets their waterhole visit, the lion left empty-jawed as the black and white herd disperses into the sunset.

From north to south and east to west, a Tanzania safari never disappoints.

When to Go:

The best time to visit Tanzania for a safari is typically within the dry season (June through October). It is during this period that the Great Migration reaches the Grumeti River. However, game viewing is generally superb throughout the year, with calving season just after the summer rains between December and February. If you’re interested in a beach trip or diving off the coasts of Zanzibar, then the clearer waters between February and March or between July and August are recommended.

 

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The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a wildlife sanctuary, an ancient caldera home to an abundance of animals.

The vast Serengeti stretches for thousands of miles in northern Tanzania, the scene of the wildebeest migration.

From red colobus monkeys to the scents of cinnamon and clove, Zanzibar brings with it a thousand delights.

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