2023/2024 Adventurous Tours of Tanzania's Wilderness

Tanzania safari tour - zebras crossing in front of a safari vehicle during game drives.
Zebras spotted by our guests during a safari.

Imagine embarking on an extraordinary adventure that transports you into the heart of Africa’s breathtaking landscapes. A landscape that teems with incredible wildlife and rich cultural experiences. Welcome to Tanzania, a land of unparalleled beauty and unforgettable memories! 

In this article, we’ll guide you through the ins and outs of planning your dream Tanzania safari tour. We will explore the top destinations, accommodation options, wildlife encounters, cultural experiences, and more. But before then, let’s share how you can contact us to start planning your Tanzania safari tour. 

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Plan Your Safari Tour in Tanzania With Us

If you want to experience the best of Tanzania’s safaris, we invite you to contact us via phone or WhatsApp at +254-704-532-105. You can also connect with us via email at safarioffers@kenyaluxurysafari.co.uk or safarioffers@ajkenyasafaris.com.  

Top Safari Destinations in Tanzania

Tanzania is home to some of the most renowned safari destinations in East Africa, each offering unique and awe-inspiring experiences. Safari circuits typically follow two major routes—the Northern Tanzania route and the Southern Tanzania route

National parks in the Northern Tanzania circuit include:

  1. Serengeti National Park – known for its vast plains and the annual wildebeest migration
  2. Ngorongoro Crater – a breathtaking natural wonder and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  3. Tarangire National Park – famous for its diverse wildlife and baobab trees
Tanzania Africa Safari tour - giraffes spotted during wildlife safari in Tanzania.
Giraffes in Tanzania.

National parks  in the Southern Tanzania circuit include:

  1. Selous Game Reserve – the largest game reserve in Africa, with a wide range of wildlife
  2. Ruaha National Park – a remote and untouched wilderness, home to a large population of elephants
  3. Mikumi National Park

Selous Game Reserve, Nyerere National Park, Ruaha, and Mikumi National Park are top of the head favourites when it comes to “frontier parks” in Southern Tanzania.

Unlike the parks in the northern circuit, parks on the southern circuit see only a handful of tourists making them ideal for people seeking a real sense of wilderness. Here, wildlife is abundant and the landscape is perfect for photographic safaris. We recommend this circuit and the Western Corridor for a return trip to Tanzania. 

Selous game reserve - Tanzania northern circuit safari.
Selous Game Reserve Tanzania.

Parks in the lesser-known Western Corridor include:

  1. Katavi National Park – Just like Ruaha National Park, Katavi is an unspoiled wilderness area. Large populations of Cape Buffaloes, zebra, and big cats among other predators call it home
  2. Mahale and Gombe national parks – accessed by air or boat lie on the shores of Lake Tanganyika. These parks are known for their large chimpanzee communities

We will further explore each of these renowned destinations and reveal what makes them an ideal setting for your safari of Tanzania.

Tanzania Africa safari - lions in Serengeti National Park.
Lions in Serengeti

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park, the crown jewel of the northern parks and indeed all of Tanzania’s tour destinations, is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. This vast expanse of savannah and grasslands is home to the iconic Great Wildebeest Migration, where millions of wildebeest and zebras traverse the landscape in search of greener pastures.

The dry season, from June to October, offers unparalleled game viewing. During this time, you can see:

  • Lions
  • Leopards
  • Elephants
  • Countless other species

To get a unique perspective on this breathtaking landscape, consider taking a hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti. From a bird’s-eye view, you can witness the abundance of wildlife in the area. It’s impossible for a safari Tanzania package to be complete without visiting the incredible Serengeti National Park.

Lone elephants after a mud bath in Serengeti National Park - Tanzania safari tours
Elephants in Serengeti.

Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest inactive volcanic caldera, is another must-visit destination on the northern circuit. This geological marvel provides a unique setting for a safari, with its diverse ecosystem supporting an astonishing array of wildlife.

Within the crater, you’ll find:

  • Elephants
  • Buffalo
  • Zebra
  • Wildebeest
  • The elusive black rhino

All these wild animals coexist in this protected haven. A full-day game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater offers an unparalleled opportunity to witness these magnificent creatures up close while soaking in the breathtaking views that surround you.

Southwest of Ngorongoro Conservation Area is Lake Eyasi. The shores of this beautiful soda lake are spotted with palm trees and birdlife. The area around Lake Eyasi is home to several hunger-gatherer and pastoralist communities who go about their day unaffected by the modern world.

Safari tour to Tanzania - Vultures having a meal in Ngorongoro crater
Vultures in Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania

Tarangire National Park

Venture into the untamed wilderness of Tarangire National Park and discover a safari destination teeming with life. Renowned for its high concentration of elephants, Tarangire offers an exceptional opportunity to observe these majestic animals in their habitat.

As you traverse the diverse landscapes, ranging from rolling hills and swamps to iconic baobab trees, you’ll also encounter an abundance of birdlife. The dry season, from July to October, offers the best wildlife viewing, as animals congregate around the life-giving Tarangire River.

The same can be said of Lake Manyara National Park which also lies in the Northern circuit. Go on, and immerse yourself in the beauty of Lake Manyara and Tarangire national parks for truly unforgettable safari experiences.

Dwarf Mongoose in Tanzania Africa Safari - Tarangire National Park
Dwarf Mongoose

Choosing the Perfect Tour of Tanzania

Embarking on a Tanzania safari tour is an unforgettable experience. Choosing a tour tailored to your individual desires and preferences can greatly enhance your adventure. The duration of your tour, budget, and personal interests will all play a significant role in crafting your ideal safari adventure.

Are you ready to unveil the secrets of Serengeti National Park, marvel at the majestic Ngorongoro Crater, or traverse the diverse wilderness of Tarangire National Park? Here’s a guide to help you select the ideal safari tour for your memorable journey to Tanzania.

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Giraffes in Serengeti National Park Tanzania

Duration of the Tour

When planning your safari trip, consider the following factors:

  • The length of your trip
  • The number of destinations you wish to visit
  • Whether you prefer a short, action-packed adventure or a more leisurely exploration of Tanzania’s beauty.

The duration of your tour can vary from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the number of destinations and activities you want to experience. Some of these experiences include witnessing the annual great migration in Serengeti National Park, following wildebeest in the calving season, or exploring the secluded wilderness of Ruaha National Park.

Your safari trip should align with your preferences, promising a journey filled with excitement, marvel, and unforgettable memories.

Game Drives during Tanzania safaris
Game drive.

Budget Considerations

Another important factor to consider when planning your safari in Tanzania is your budget. The cost will be influenced by various factors including the season, accommodation, transportation, and activities like walking safaris, hot air balloon safaris, and chimp trekking. Here are some options to suit your budget:

  • Luxury lodges and tented camps that offer world-class amenities. Some even come with an infinity pool
  • Mid-range accommodations that balance comfort with necessities
  • Budget accommodations that cater to basic needs without compromising safari experience

Each option offers unique experiences to enhance your safari experience. To make the most of your safari, research different options and find the best deals that align with your budget and preferences.

Cormorant birds spotted during Safari tours in Tanzania

Personal Interests and Preferences

When selecting a safari tour of Tanzania, your personal interests and preferences should take priority. Are you an avid wildlife enthusiast yearning to spot the Big 5 or discover unique wildlife encounters? Or perhaps you’re drawn to the breathtaking landscapes, with a passion for hiking and exploring the diverse terrain of Tanzania.

The type of activities you want to experience, such as hot air balloon rides or cultural activities, and the accommodation options you prefer. All these will all contribute to creating your ideal safari experience.

Remember, your amazing safari tour should be a reflection of your passions, making it an unforgettable journey of a lifetime.

Selous River Camp - A luxury tanzania safari lodge
Selous River camp tanzania

Accommodation Options on Safari Tours of Tanzania

Your choice of accommodation can significantly shape your Tanzania safari experience. Choosing a suitable option that fits your preferences and budget is crucial. From the luxurious lodge with upscale amenities to the tented camp that exudes authentic and immersive safari experiences, Tanzania offers a variety of accommodations.

We will investigate the different accommodation options available on safari tours, to help you find a comfortable retreat during your African adventure.

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Four seasons Serengeti Safari Lodge

Luxury Lodge

For those seeking a touch of opulence on their safari of Tanzania, luxury lodges offer the ultimate in comfort and extravagance. With upscale amenities, such as:

  • Opulent furnishings
  • Private rooms
  • Swimming pools
  • Spas
  • Fine dining

Luxury lodges provide an unparalleled level of service and attention to detail and cater to your every need ensuring your safari is beyond comfortable and memorable.

Luxury lodges provide an unparalleled level of service and attention to detail and cater to your every need ensuring your safari is beyond comfortable and memorable.

Best luxury lodges in the leading national parks include

  • Serengeti National Park – Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge and Four Seasons Safari Lodge (in central Serengeti), andBeyond Grumeti Serengeti River Lodge, and Singita Sasakwa Lodge on the western corridor.
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area – Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, the Highlands Ngorongoro Camp, and Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge.
  • Tarangire National Park – Chem Chem Safari Lodge, Tarangire Treetops, Swala Safari Camp, and Oliver’s Tented Camp.
  • Ruaha National Park – Jongomero Camp, Jabali Ridge, and Mwagusi Camp.
  • Selous Game Reserve & Nyerere National Park – Beho Beho Lodge, Siwandu Camp, and Sand River Selous.
Four Season Serengeti Luxury Rooms - Luxury tented camp in Tanzania
Four Seasons Serengeti

Tented Camp

For a more authentic and immersive African safari experience, tented camps provide the perfect balance between comfort and adventure. Located in remote areas, these camps offer the opportunity to connect with nature while still enjoying the comforts of well-equipped tents, complete with beds, showers, and toilets.

As you drift off to sleep, surrounded by the sounds of the African wilderness, you’ll truly feel at one with nature. Tented camps offer unique experiences for those seeking a more rustic and adventurous Tanzania safari experience.

Selous Game Reserve Tanzania - Tanzania Safari tours.
Tanzania Safari

Mid-range and Budget Options

For travellers seeking a more affordable safari in Tanzania, mid-range and budget options provide the perfect solution. Budget-friendly accommodations, such as camping and budget lodges, offer a comfortable and cost-effective way to experience the wonders of Tanzania without breaking the bank.

Experiencing Tanzania’s Wildlife

One of the most exciting aspects of an African safari is the chance to observe the remarkable wildlife that inhabits this beautiful country. From the iconic Big 5 to unique wildlife encounters, Tanzania’s diverse ecosystems support an astonishing array of species.

Prepare to be amazed as you venture into the wilds of Tanzania and come face-to-face with some of the most incredible creatures on Earth.

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The Big 5

The term “Big 5” refers to the five most iconic animals in Africa:

  • Lions
  • Leopards
  • Rhinos
  • Elephants
  • Cape buffaloes

These majestic creatures can be spotted on Tanzania safaris, including walking safaris, providing unforgettable memories and once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities.

The thrill of observing a lion stalking its prey, or the awe-inspiring sight of a massive elephant roaming the plains, is an experience that will stay with you long after your safari adventure has ended.

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Unique Wildlife Encounters

In addition to the Big 5 and the stunning Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania offers a wealth of unique wildlife encounters that are sure to leave a lasting impression. Imagine witnessing the fascinating behaviour of tree-climbing lions, or the elusive and endangered wild dogs.

The diverse ecosystems of Tanzania’s national parks and game reserves provide a haven for countless species. They offer endless opportunities for wildlife enthusiasts to discover the incredible animals that call this beautiful country home.

Best Time to Visit Tanzania for a Safari Tour

Scheduling your safari in Tanzania at the right time is key to guaranteeing an optimal experience. Factors such as the peak season, wet season, and the Great Migration timeline will all influence when you should plan your visit.

Grasping these factors can guide you in choosing the ideal time for your memorable Tanzania safari adventure.

Dry Season

This is the high season, typically running from June to October. It’s the best safari season because the weather is warm and dry, providing ideal conditions for wildlife viewing and outdoor activities.

The lack of vegetation and water sources during the dry season means that animals tend to congregate around waterholes and rivers, making them easier to spot. The season also coincides with the exciting Great Migration, offering the chance to witness this spectacular event unfold.

Cheetah in Serengeti National Park spotted during a safari holiday Tanzania

Rainy Season

While the rainy season, from November to May, may not seem like the ideal time to visit Tanzania for a safari tour, there are still plenty of reasons to consider travelling during this time. The landscape is lush and green, offering a refreshing change of scenery.

Wildlife sightings can still be excellent, and with far fewer tourists around, there’s a greater sense of tranquillity while exploring the national parks and reserves. Additionally, prices for accommodations and tours are often lower during the wet season, making it a more budget-friendly option for travellers.

Great Migration Timeline

In this annual event, millions of wildebeest, zebra, and other animals migrate across the Serengeti and Maasai Mara in search of food and water. The migration typically begins in the Serengeti in late May and moves northward into the Masai Mara in July.

To witness this awe-inspiring spectacle, plan your safari during the months of July to November. This is when the herds are most likely to be present at the border of the Serengeti and Masai Mara.

Cultural Experiences on Tanzania Safaris

A Tanzania safari tour not only offers a chance to observe amazing wildlife but also immerses you in the local culture. By engaging with local tribes and visiting historical sites, your Tanzania safaris tour becomes a truly enriching and transformative experience.

We will uncover ways for you to delve into the core of Tanzania’s culture and heritage during your adventure.

Meeting Local Tribes

Engaging with local tribes, such as the Maasai and Iraqw, offers a unique opportunity to learn about their traditions and way of life. From witnessing their traditional dances and ceremonies to learning about their daily routines, interacting with local tribes provides a rare glimpse into their rich cultural heritage.

As you forge connections with these welcoming communities, you’ll gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for their unique way of life, further enriching your Tanzania safari experience.

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Guides in Serengeti.

Historical Sites

Visiting historical sites on your safari in Tanzania offers a fascinating insight into the country’s rich history and heritage. Olduvai Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is known as the “Cradle of Mankind” due to its archaeological significance. Not to mention the wealth of early human fossils discovered there.

Other historical sites, such as the ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and the ancient city of Bagamoyo, provide a captivating window into Tanzania’s past. By exploring these historical sites, you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for the diverse culture and history that shapes this incredible country.

Adventure Activities to Enhance Your Safari in Tanzania

To enhance your Tanzanian safari tour, consider incorporating some adventure activities into your itinerary. From exhilarating hot air balloon rides to walking safaris, and thrilling chimpanzee trekking, Tanzania offers a wealth of exciting experiences to complement your safari adventure.

Let’s explore some of these adrenaline-inducing activities and their potential to enrich your Tanzanian tour experience.

Hot Air Balloon Rides

Soaring high above the Serengeti plains in a hot air balloon offers a truly breathtaking perspective on Tanzania’s stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife. As you glide silently through the sky, you’ll witness herds of animals roaming below and marvel at the vast expanse of the African savannah stretching out before you.

A hot air balloon ride is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that adds a touch of magic to your Tanzanian tour, providing unforgettable memories and spectacular photo opportunities.

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Kenya luxury safari tours from Tanzania.

Chimpanzee Trekking

Venture into the lush rainforests of Mahale Mountains and Gombe Stream National Parks to observe these fascinating primates in their natural habitat.

As you trek through the dense foliage, accompanied by the sounds of the forest, you’ll witness the chimpanzees’ remarkable social behavior. And hopefully gain a deeper appreciation for these incredible creatures. Chimpanzee trekking is an unforgettable adventure that will leave a lasting impression on your Tanzania safari experience.

Preparing for Your Safari in Tanzania

Prior to embarking on your safari tour to Tanzania, you should prepare for your journey by investigating:

  • Visa requirements
  • Vaccinations
  • Packing essentials
  • Travel insurance options

Ensuring you have all necessary documentation, appropriate clothing and equipment, and adequate coverage for any unexpected events will help ensure a smooth and enjoyable safari experience.

With proper preparation, you’ll be ready to embrace the wonders of Tanzania and embark on the adventure of a lifetime, starting from Kilimanjaro International Airport!

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In this blog post, we’ve explored the incredible world of safari tours in Tanzania, delving into top destinations, accommodations, wildlife encounters, cultural experiences, and adventure activities. As you plan your unforgettable journey, remember to consider factors such as tour duration, budget, personal interests, and the best time to visit to ensure the perfect Tanzania safari experience.

With its unparalleled beauty, diverse wildlife, rich culture, and endless opportunities for adventure, Tanzania is the ultimate destination for a truly life-changing safari adventure. Are you ready to embark on the journey of a lifetime?

Key Highlights of a Tanzania Safari Tour

  • Explore Tanzania’s breathtaking safari destinations and create your own unforgettable adventure!
  • Experience an exciting journey tailored to your budget, personal interests & preferences!
  • Enhance your tour with hot air balloon rides, chimpanzee trekking & cultural experiences for a unique African experience!

Frequently Asked Questions

Next, we look at frequently asked questions about Tanzania safaris. 

Which Safari Park Is Best in Tanzania?

The Serengeti National Park is an absolute must-see for any safari enthusiast – boasting spectacular wildlife viewing and a true African adventure. The Ngorongoro Crater and Nyerere National Park are also thrilling parks and make for fantastic safari experiences.

Is Tanzania Safari Worth It?

This amazing safari destination has some of the best parks in the world, like the Serengeti. Traversing the Ngorongoro conservation area in a private vehicle, or exploring Nyerere National Park allows you to connect with the wild lands of East Africa.

What Is the Best Time for Safari in Tanzania?

For the ultimate safari experience, plan a trip to Tanzania between June-September. You’ll be in for an amazing adventure as two million animals make their way across the Mara River. Don’t forget to also explore Zanzibar’s beaches while you’re there!

What Types of Accommodations Are Available on Safari Tours in Tanzania?

Experience the wild of Tanzania with an amazing range of safari accommodations, from luxury lodges to tented camps and budget-friendly options!

What Wildlife Can Be Seen on a Safari Tour of Tanzania?

Experience an unforgettable safari tour of Tanzania and witness majestic Big 5 animals, amazing tree-climbing lions, rare wild dogs, and many grazers!