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Best Things To Do in Tanzania

Tanzania travel highlights for families, couples and other travelers.

Serengeti, Wildlife, Wildebeest, Tanzania
The Magnificent Serengeti
The Serengeti is synonymous with Africa; one cannot exist without the other in peoples' imagination. There is the usual teeming thousands of every African mammal in the world, of course, but then there is also the Wildebeest Immigration (shared with Kenya) which ranks even today as the most iconic natural event in the world. The advantage the Serengeti has over Kenya is the foaling of the young, and the quintessential dance of life and death that follows. See More >
Tanzania - Explore The Incredible Ngorongoro Crater
Explore The Incredible Ngorongoro Crater
Discover the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest volcano caldera in the world, 20 km wide and 600 m deep, home to Africa's Big 5 and densely populated by predator and prey alike; a personification of natural beauty and abundance. Trek or game-drive this natural wonder filled with patches of forest and lush grasslands; a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. See More >
Tanzania - Sublime Seronera: Once-In-A-Lifetime Safaris
Sublime Seronera: Once-In-A-Lifetime Safaris
There is no better place on earth to experience the raw beauty of predator animals, the elegance of prey, and the environment that surrounds them. Seronera, a small settlement in Serengeti National Park, boasts vast plains and incredible migration cycles that provide for once-in-a-lifetime safari experiences. See More >
Tanzania - Elephant Spotting in Trangire National Park
Elephant Spotting in Trangire National Park
Trangire National Park boasts the highest density of elephants in Tanzania. Go on an exciting elephant spotting adventure and be mesmerized by the breath-taking views of the Masaai Steepe and the mountains to the South. See More >
Tanzania - Up-Close With Wildlife: Selous Game Reserve
Up-Close With Wildlife: Selous Game Reserve
Because of tight regulation by the Tanzanian government, the Selous Game reserve is home to the greatest number of animals in any African game reserve! Enjoy walking tours, game-drives and river trips through beautiful landscape and enjoy up-close interactions with hundreds of different animal species. See More >
tanzania, Safari, Glamping, Camping, Wildlife
Glamping in the Serengeti
There are few safari destination settings in the world that combine glamour and camping with panache and style. Sip champagne against the backdrop of Tanzania's oldest and most iconic park (also an UNESCO Heritage Site), while its finest and most famous residents frolic and hunt. See More >
Tanzania - Lake Manyara: Bird Watching
Lake Manyara: Bird Watching
During the wet season, Lake Manyara is home to over 300 species of exotic migratory birds, most notably the flamengo. In dry season, the mud-flats attract hippos, elephants, wildebeest, and giraffes. This is the ideal location for anyone hoping to catch a glimpe of true African wildlife. See More >
Tanzania - Majestic Mt. Kilimajaro
Majestic Mt. Kilimajaro
Experience the magnificence of Africa's highest mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro. Whichever route you take to the summit, you will have earned your bragging rights. The bonus is the unparalleled, breathtaking scenery of the African landscape. See More >
Tanzania - Mafia Island: The Most Scenic Island In The Indian Ocean
Mafia Island: The Most Scenic Island In The Indian Ocean
Mafia Island, home to around 40,000 people, is one of the most scenic islands in the Indian Ocean. The name Mafia Island derives from the Swahili 'Mahali pa afya' which means 'healthy dwelling-place'. Enjoy scuba diving, game fishing, or merely relaxing on its powder-sand beaches. See More >
Tanzania - Enjoy Zanzibar Island's Pristine Beaches
Enjoy Zanzibar Island's Pristine Beaches
Once part of the British Emprie, the beautiful Zanzibar Island is now a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania. A must-see for any first-timer to Tanzania. Enjoy white-sand beaches, quaint cafes serving mouthwatering local delicacies, dolphin tours, spice plantations, and the world-famous Prison Island. See More >

Best time to go to Tanzania

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Peak ( Jul - Oct )

Migration season, when the weather is warm and dry, and the world's greatest nature show is on display across the Serengeti. This is an event that is often sold out 9 months – a year in advance, so plan and book ahead. Also, depending on month, plan with your operator on the best place to be to catch the most action.

Shoulder ( Nov - Mar , Jun )

June is the shoulder month between nothing happening at all and the mass migration, when everything peaks. November – March sees short rainfall and slowly increasing humidity. Animals are still out in staggeringly large numbers, so this would be the time to avail of great rates.

Low ( Apr - May )

Heavy rains. All safaris and lodges will be shut and wildlife sightings are rare and difficult. Not recommended to travel to Tanzania at this time.

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This dynamic CEO started out as a safari guide himself, which has made him and his team the go-to experts for Tanzania safaris since 2009, not to mention being awarded the Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence consecutively since 2015.

The sibling founders of this East African safari company have dedicated 23 year to developing in-bound tourism to Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda. The sister received the Kenya Woman Entrepreneur Award (Tourism) and a commendation from the Kenyan president himself, for her continued efforts to showcase her beloved homeland. Their team of pros is accessible to the traveller 24 hours a day, and each operative speaks at least one foreign language apart from English and Kiswahili. All of this has led to thousands of satisfied clients and a firm spot at the top of the East African bespoke travel industry.

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