Avid Safari goers will tell you, you must visit Tanzania sometime in your life!
The vast plains of the Serengeti and it's annual wildebeest & zebra migration, the 8000-foot high Ngorongoro Crater, & the snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro are epitomes of Africa. Smaller national parks such as Tarangire - with its baobab trees & sparkling rivers, or far off Katavi in Western Tanzania, are also worth a visit.
Best Suited to Which Type of Travelers:
Tanzania is a traditional safari destination, well-suited to those focused on wildlife experiences and classic “under canvas” accommodation options, ranging from comfortable to luxurious. While flying between locations is always an option, Tanzania also lends itself to road safaris with a private guide and vehicle, which can be surprisingly affordable.
We Recommend These Experiences:
• Experience some of the most spectacular wildlife viewing in the world while on safari in the Serengeti. • Witness the annual Great Migration of millions of game animals as they circle the massive Serengeti Plains. • Visit the Southern Serengeti January through early March to see millions of baby animals being born during “calving season.” • Glide over the Serengeti Plains in a hot air balloon. • Observe ancient forests of baobab trees and enjoy spectacular game viewing in Tarangire National Park. • Descend into world-famous Ngorongoro Crater, one of the world’s largest collapsed volcanoes, and home to a thriving wildlife population that has been in residence on the Crater floor for centuries. • Climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and the highest single free-standing mountain in the world. • Trek wild chimpanzees in the morning, and snorkel the pristine waters of Lake Tanganyika in the afternoon at Mahale Mountains National Park. • Visit the famous wild chimpanzees of Gombe National Park, home base for Jane Goodall’s groundbreaking research on these fascinating primates. • Tour the ancient city of Stone Town, visit a spice farm and relax on the beach in exotic Zanzibar.