Considered one of the best, if not the best, safari destinations in Africa,
Tanzania is home to the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater – two world-renowned wildlife hotspots. However, it is the Great Migration in the Serengeti, when over a million wildebeest thunder across the plains and cross the dangerous rivers to the greener pastures of the Masai Mara, for which the country is most famous.
But besides this wildlife spectacle (and to be sure, it is spectacular!), Tanzania is a unique and unmissable safari destination in Africa. With national parks and game reserves covering almost 40% of the country’s territory and a wealth of luxurious and secluded accommodation that harkens back to the nostalgic explorer days of old, PLUS unique experiences like fly camping, Tanzania is truly special. Here’s why it should be top of your bucket list.
Authentic Safari Experiences
Tanzania’s western and southern parks are among the few places left in Africa today where you have the chance to experience a truly authentic safari. Serengeti sleepouts, offer rustic luxury at its best: stylish canvas tents, hot bucket showers and dinners stoked over the fire. This is a nighttime experience at its very best!
The Great Migration
As one of the most spectacular wildlife wonders on the planet, the annual wildebeest migration enthrals visitors each year. Visit during the calving months to see thousands of newborn babies, or stake a place by the Grumeti River to watch thrilling crossings, while crocodiles lie in wait…
With over 1,000 species of birds, you might spot the grey-crowned crane, malachite kingfisher, red-and-yellow barbet, Nubian Woodpecker, Fischer’s lovebird, a rufous-tailed weaver or a lone, stately kori bustard.
As your vehicle hits the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, you’ll catch your first glimpse of this ancient caldera: filled with wildlife and offering some of the best game viewing in Tanzania.
Hot Air Balloon Safaris
One of the best ways to experience the Serengeti is in a hot air balloon. Floating above golden plains crisscrossed with game tracks, while searching for leopard, rhino and other animals will both excite and move you.
Fly Camping and Glamping
Out in the wilderness where the wildlife runs wild, luxury tented camps move with the herds, guaranteeing the best game viewing in the Serengeti all year round.
Another reason to add Tanzania to your bucket list is that you can combine your safari with the tropical island of Zanzibar.
For the quintessential African experience featuring remote reserves and off-the-beaten-track encounters, it doesn’t get much better than a Tanzania safari.