Tanzania is home to the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, the coral reefs of Zanzibar, the migration on Serengeti’s savannah (in the Southern and Northern Serengeti), Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater, as well as the Great Rift Valley. With spectacular scenery, cultures and wild animals, Tanzania offers an experience like few African countries. It offers visitors beach, bush, rainforests, game viewing and even gorilla trekking!

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Highlights in Tanzania

  • Watch the flamingos and tree climbing lions at Lake Manyara
  • Mount Kilimanjaro’s snow covered peak
  • Selous Game Reserve for an “off the beaten track” experience
  • Serengeti National Park’s wildlife, famous for the Great Migration
  • The hidden gem of the northern circuit, Tarangire National Park
  • Zanzibar’s a dream beach destination and Indian Ocean coastline
  • Watch giraffes and baobab trees in Ruaha National Park
  • See the epic Ngorongoro Crater
  • Meet the red-cloaked Maasai and learn about their culture

Best time to travel


The most popular months are January and February when the weather is hot and dry and the wildlife tends to congregate around waterholes.

The Migration

From June to October, the Migration takes place and it’s an extremely busy (and exciting!) time to visit.

Rainy season 

The rainy season is when you will see the least amount of tourists and enjoy off-season rates. It’s also interesting to note that National Geographic, and other TV companies, shoot their footage in the rainy season as the landscapes are lush, there’s no dust and you can take better photos without groups touring.

Travel regions within Tanzania

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara is a small national park offering a rich diversity of habitats, from its Rift Valley soda lake to acacia woodlands and baobab-strewn cliffs. Apart…

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Zanzibar is an enchanting paradise just waiting for your arrival. Set just off the Tanzanian coastline, it has beautiful sandy beaches, luxury accommodation, vibrant culture and…

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Katavi National Park

Katavi National Park, in the far west of Tanzania, is a truly raw and wild reserve – well off the main tourist track. The park centres…

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Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater is game-viewing gone crazy: A safari in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro area promises Big 5, Masaai herdsmen and a wildlife spectacle.

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Northern Serengeti

The parks in the north of Tanzania are some of the most popular safari destinations in the world; partly because of the opportunity to view the…

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Mahale Mountain National Park

The mountainous terrain of the Mahale National Park is home to some of Africa’s last surviving wild chimps, and trekking in search of these endearing primates…

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Arusha lies in the shadow of Mount Meru, Africa’s fifth highest peak. The town can be reached via two airports: Arusha Airport (domestic flights) and Kilimanjaro…

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Serengeti – Singita Grumeti

Situated next to the Serengeti National Park, the reserve was created to protect Tanzania’s wildebeest migration path. With 350,000 acres of wilderness, Singita Grumeti is a…

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Serengeti Western Corridor

When the annual Great Migration is underway in the Serengeti, everything is alive with action. Predators hunt their prey; and wildebeest, zebra, and gazelles move to…

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Southern Serengeti

When the annual Great Migration is underway, the Serengeti comes alive. Predators hunt their prey; and wildebeest, zebra, and gazelles move to new grazing grounds. The…

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