Tanzania Destination


Tanzania may be a huge country and therefore the main campaign destinations are often split into the north (The Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater) or the south (The Selous and Ruaha). Most tourists flock to the north because it consists of the celebrated highlights of Tanzania – and justly thus because the life and game viewing is fantastic. However, the celebrity of the north will usually overshadow the south, that in our read is one among East Africa’s best-kept secrets.

West Tanzania is that the utmost luxury campaign possibility. it's extraordinarily pricy to induce to and hardly any tourists do as a result. As a rough guide - once seventieth of travelers head to the north, twenty fifth visit the south, and solely five-hitter or less venture to the West. learn more..

Tanzania Destination

Serengeti Safaris

Tanzania Destination

Ngorongoro Crater

Tanzania Destination

Manyara Safaris

Tanzania Destination

Tarangire Safaris

Northern Tanzania nation is pricey (comparatively to the south) however offers unrivaled life viewing and is totally picture.


The Serengeti park (which borders the Masai Mara in Kenya) is foremost and residential to the nice gnu Migration moreover because of the biggest concentration of predators on the earth. We'd suggest payment a minimum of 3 nights within the Serengeti – there's most life to examine and areas to hide, that it might be a shame to travel all the method there and keep for any less.

Among Africa's many savanna regions, the Serengeti (or Serengeti Plains) is the most well-known. The Serengeti is a vast, undulating plain that stretches 30,000 square kilometers (11,583 square miles) from Kenya's Maasai-Mara game reserve to Tanzania's Serengeti National Park.

The Serengeti is home to one of the continent's highest concentrations of large mammal species, including lions, hyenas, zebras, giraffes, and elephants. Each year, more than one million wildebeest travel in a circular migration, following seasonal rains, across the Serengeti Plains. Their grazing and trampling of grass allows new grasses to grow, while their waste helps fertilize the soil. learn more..


The Ngorongoro Crater contains a vast quantity of the massive five in a very distinctive and dramatic setting. Encompassing the crater, the Ngorongoro Highlands is home to vibrant Masai culture and rolling low farms. We tend to typically solely recommend one game drive into the crater because it is tiny therefore in some unspecified time in the future is enough. You'll be able to either stay at the crater rim or within the Ngorongoro Highlands an evening either facet of your game drive. learn more..


Tarangire parklis another choice for wonderful game viewing. Night drives, fantastic views, and a huge range of elephants all add up to incredible safari expertise. However, it's an additional associate "add-on" park to the most northern circuit of the crater and Serengeti. It may be visited for many nights on the way to the crater if you have got ample time and cash. learn more..

Lake Manyara

Lake Manyara is another smaller park with flamingos, incredible land-birdlife, and a few really lovely spots for the campaign. It may be seen in a day instead of because the focus of a visit because it is tiny. The public who drives to the crater to via Lake Manyara for many hours to tick it off the list. learn more..

Tanzania Destination


Tanzania Destination

Ruhaha Safaris

Tanzania Destination

Katavi safaris

Tanzania Destination

Mahale Mountains

The South of Tanzania offers better value accommodation than the north, a less touristy experience but is not a classic ‘big five safari destination’.

Game Reserve

The Selous Game Reserve is a huge dry season park offering boating, walking safaris and fly-camping with excellent wild dogs. learn more..

Ruaha National

Ruaha National Park is a beautiful red-earth park where you can also enjoy walking, fly-camping, super prides of lions and huge buffalo herds. Ruaha is home to 10% of the whole world’s lions, so to say the wildlife here is not as prominent as in the north could be a mistake! learn more..


The west comprises of Katavi and Mahale which are expensive to get to, but because of their relative inaccessibility offer a simply magical experience alone in the wilderness, where you can trek chimps in the Mahale Mountains and see some of Tanzania’s most dramatic safari scenes in the depths of Katavi’s harsh dry season. learn more..

Southern safari

Southern safari itineraries are usually made up of either three of four nights in both The Selous and Ruaha. For those who want a very short safari and more time to enjoy the sand beaches, then the Selous for four nights can be an easy and dependable option. However, we would recommend trying to combine both if budget allows, as this will provide you with diverse landscapes, wildlife and a range of safari experiences. learn more..


Very few travellers head to Katavi and Mahale because the flights are simply very expensive, and the few lodges available there are too. If you did go though, you can either fly from Arusha via the Serengeti or from Dar, but via a night or two in Ruaha. Flights only operate a few days a week though, so the west is usually only doable for those with a big budget who are very set on visiting it and who will revolve their entire holiday around doing so. learn more..
  • Tanzania is home to Africa's tallest mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro, with an altitude of 19,341 feet above sea level.
  • There are more than 120 ethnic groups in Tanzania.
  • Tanzania exports gold, cashews, cotton, and coffee.
  • Tourism is a major source of revenue for Tanzania.
  • About 80% of the population lives by subsistence farming or fishing.
  • Tanzania is home to the Serengeti National Park, where massive herds of wildebeest and zebra can be spotted.
  • The largest crab in the world - the coconut crab - calls Zanzibar, Tanzania its home.
  • FUN FACT: Did you know? Queen frontman Freddie Mercury was born in Stone Town, Tanzania!
Which Wildlife to Expect in Tanzania (by region)

Lion, Blue monkey, Velvet monkey, Baboon, Elephant, Buffalo, Bushbuck, Waterbuck, Zebra, Wildebeest, Impala, Giraffe.

Lion, Jackals, Hyaena, Rhino, Buffalo, Hippos, Elephant, Zebra, Wildebeest, Gazelle, Eland, Serval, Baboon.

Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino, Giraffe, Wildebeest, Zebra, Gazelle, Impala, Warthog, Topi, waterbuck, Dik-dik, Eland, hartebeest, Mongoose, Jackals, Hyaena, Wild dog, Serval, Caracal, Baboon, monkeys. Crocodile, Hippo.

Buffalo, Cheetah, Elephant, Hippo, Leopard, Lion, Wild Dog

Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, Giraffe, Wildebeest, Zebra, Impala, Warthog, Topi, waterbuck, Dik-dik, Mongoose.
How to get to Tanzania? Where do Tanzania’s safaris and trips start/finish from and how can you visit?

The vast majority of our Tanzania’s safaris and tour depart from the surrounding towns near Kilimanjaro International Airport. Whether you are taking a tour climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or visit the Safaris near Lake Manyara, you will likely fly in through this airport. Contact our travel specialists to help you plan your ideal tour.

Before traveling take a look at Tanzania's current laws and advice for travel.
The United States

There are many 1-stop flight options from major cities in the U.S. to Kilimanjaro International Airport and Julius Nyerere Airport.

Check out the United States advice for travel to Tanzania.

Canada - There are plenty of 1-stop flights from Toronto and Montreal to the main Tanzanian Airports.

Check Canada’s laws and advice for travel to Tanzania.

There are frequent flights from Mumbai, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, and even more Indian cities to Tanzania’s main two airports. Check India laws and advice for travel to Tanzania.

Check India laws and advice for travel to Tanzania.

Tanzania FAQs

Do I need a visa to travel to Tanzania?
Tanzania does require 6-months of validity on a passport and a tourist visa, which can be purchased at the airport upon arrival.
Is tipping customary in Tanzania?
Feel free to tip your guide $10 or more based on the quality of your tour; otherwise, you can leave marginal or small tips in hotels and restaurants. Tips are usually appreciated but not generally expected.
What is internet access like in Tanzania?
Since most of our tours through Tanzania are safari expeditions, it is unlikely that you will have internet access unless you are staying at one of the more luxurious hotels, and even then the access is not guaranteed. You should go with the assumption that you will not have internet access for most of your trip.
Can I use my cell phone while in Tanzania?
Since you will be on a safari-type expedition, it's unlikely that you will be close enough to any cell towers to be able to use your cell phone.
Do I need power adapters?
The power grid in Tanzania is 220-240v, meaning that you will need a converter for any 110v devices that can't handle the higher voltage. Depending on where you are, you will also encounter both Type G (BS-1363) plugs and Type D (BS-546) outlets, which require converters. What are the toilets like in Tanzania? Camp, inn, lodge, or hotel, your Tanzania accommodations will offer a western-style bowl toilet that flushes. It's possible that if you are in more rural parts of the country on an expedition that you'll encounter a squat toilet.
Can I drink the water in Tanzania?
Tap water in Tanzania is not safe to drink. Only drink the filtered or bottled water provided to you by your tour operator. Are credit cards accepted in Tanzania? Will I be able to find ATMs? You probably won't find any ATMs or card-accepting businesses on your Tanzania safari, but don't worry- that's why our trips are all-inclusive. When you arrive you can take out just enough cash for any tips or souvenirs and then you'll be set for the trip.
Should I purchase travel insurance?
Always. It's a precaution that you'll hopefully never use but it can save you thousands of dollars, and we offer some great deals via TravelGuard on our Once You're Booked page.
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