Tanzania is an all-year-round safari destination due to its abundant wildlife, vast array of serene landscapes and safe environment for tourists. From the infamous Serengeti National Park to the towering Mount Kilimanjaro, there’s a wide variety of attractions to make your itinerary exciting.
It also the perfect base to explore and marvel at the beauty of Zanzibar Island – the Spice Island.
The Wildlife at the Serengeti
No safari to Tanzania will be complete without visiting the Serengeti. You will find a wide variety of wild animals here and if you travel during the migration season – you’ll have the rare opportunity to witness the greatest wildlife spectacle on the planet – the Wildebeest Migration. Wildlife watching is outstanding at any time of year; just be sure to allow enough time to appreciate all that Serengeti has to offer as this is the home of the BIG 5 – lion, African elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard.
Climb Africa’s Roof – Mount Kilimanjaro
It is difficult to resist the allure of climbing Africa’s highest peak, with its snow-capped summit and views over the surrounding plains. But there are also other rewarding ways to experience the mountain. Take a day hike on the lush lower slopes, spend time learning about local Chagga culture or soak in the epic sundowner from one of the many vantage points that has the mountain as a backdrop.
The Magical Ngorongoro Crater
Sandwiched between the famous Serengeti and Lake Manyara National Parks, Ngorongoro has a magical aura that begins while you are still up on the rim with the spectacular views of the enormous crater. Descending the crater takes you down to a wide plain cloaked in hues of blue and green. This area is best known for its population of bull elephants and the African rhino. It offers sublime wildlife viewing all year.
Boat Safari in Selous
A highlight of a visit to the vast Selous Game Reserve in the south of the country is floating along the Rufiji River on a boat safari. As you glide past borassus palms, slumbering hippos and cavorting elephants, do not forget to watch for the many smaller attractions along the river banks. Selous is home to the “Little 5″, rhinoceros beetle, buffalo weaver, elephant shrew, leopard tortoise and ant lion.
Sleep In a Tree House In Tarangire
Tarangire National Park, in northern Tanzania, is a little gem that has a huge concentration of wildlife, especially elephants. It is also famous for its tree climbing lions and over 500 species of birds. Though the park’s main attraction is daytime driving safaris, guests can also partake in walking and night safaris just outside the park. For the best park experience & splendid views, spend a night in one of the tree houses.