Synonymous with safari, Tanzania is a country of big landscapes and big game. The vast plains of the Serengeti teem with predators and prey.

It’s this vast park that attracts all the attention, and rightly so thanks to the constant drama that the Great Migration provides year-round. But the Serengeti actually forms part of a greater “Northern Circuit” of spectacular reserves. These incorporate the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire, Lake Manyara and even Mount Kilimanjaro.

And away from the north, the adventure continues. Ruaha and Selous, in the south of the country, offer very different experiences in contrasting environments. Whilst Zanzibar, with its perfect beaches and Arabian feel, is the perfect place to unwind after a busy safari.

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Why Tanzania

What Tanzania lacks in terms of the privacy or exclusivity of Kenya or Botswana, it more than makes up for in terms of sheer space and scale. You can spend days just exploring the Serengeti, without even feeling that you have done more than scratch the surface. Add to this several other enormous parks, and you have a country that by itself can provide a lifetime of safaris.

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When to Go

Between July and October, Tanzania is at its finest, with the dry season at its peak and the Great Migration surging across the Mara River in the northern Serengeti. But January and February also offer something very different, with the wildebeests and zebras calving on the Ndutu Plains, making this another excellent time to visit.

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Tanzania Safari


Three Places to Visit in Tanzania

Serengeti National Park

Packed with predators and prey, the Serengeti’s savanna is bursting with life and death. Its drama peaks with the arrival of the Great Migration, one of Africa’s natural wonders.

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Ngorongoro Crater

Wildlife roams Ngorongoro’s fertile crater floor, whilst spectacular lodges cling to its dramatic rim. Beyond the crater, remote highlands are grazed by traditional pastoralists.

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Where Arabia meets Africa, Zanzibar is a country within a country. Its white-sand beaches provide the perfect space to unwind after a safari, beside the Indian Ocean.

Three Things to Do in Tanzania

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Witness a Crossing

Watch as wildebeests surge in a mad dash across the treacherous waters of the Mara River. This frantic action can see hundreds of thousands of animals move at once.

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Climb Kilimanjaro

Ascend Africa’s highest peak, camping on its slopes as you gradually approach the peak. Requiring little technical ability, this is a challenging but accessible experience.

Explore Stone Town

For a taste of uniquely Zanzibari culture and history, take a walking tour through the island’s capital. Discover the Arabian, Indian, Persian and even European influences seen here.

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