One of East Africa’s favourite destinations, Tanzania as a safari destination is an African jewel, true to the splendour and diversity of its continent
Tanzania is blessed with endless savannah plains, idyllic paradise islands, spectacular wildlife, inviting beaches, pink flamingo-lined lakes, geological wonders, the highest Mountain in Africa, Kilimanjaro, alluring historical towns and significant archaeological sites. But the Serengeti Migration is probably what draws visitors most and is the ultimate African Safari adventure.
Hundreds of thousands of game, wildebeest and zebra charging across the open plains, venturing into dangerous predator territory as they migrate around the Masai Mara/Serengeti ecosystem. This is Africa at its best. Combine a Serengeti safari with a luxurious beach escape on the spice island of Zanzibar for the perfect family vacation or exclusive romantic honeymoon.
Highlights of Tanzania
Barefoot luxury on the idyllic spice island paradise & nearby islands.
The most iconic wildlife destination in Africa.
Remarkable game viewing in an ancient volcanic crater.
TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
Land of the ‘giant tusker’ elephants roaming free.
FAUNA & FLORA
Tanzania offers the best of beach & bush, the greatest Big 5 wildlife safaris in Africa, plus pristine white sand tropical beaches and paradise islands. The Northern Circuit holds the magnificent Serengeti National Park, arguably the best safari destination in Africa and on the route of the Great Wildebeest Migration. The Ngorongoro Crater is a must for any wildlife enthusiast with its teeming crater floor, and Tanzania boasts numerous other outstanding wildlife reserves, including the Southern Circuit’s Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park. A truly authentic and unbeatable safari experience.
PEOPLE & CULTURE
There are more than 120 ethnic groups living in Tanzania, many very small, but most speak the Bantu languages, with Swahili as the most dominant language. Since the dawn of humankind, the savannahs of Tanzania have been populated by people from different origins in 1961, Tanzania gained independence, and to this day, the Masai are the largest tribal group, whose livelihood is based on the rearing of cattle. The Masai land is now shared with National Parks and protected areas, and the tribespeople works together with safari operators and eco-lodges to preserve the country’s rich biodiversity.
The major air hubs of Dar Es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar are served by international airlines, and from there, regional and charter flights can be arranged to safari airstrips. Flying is the easiest and quickest way to get around, but Tanzania does offer decent road networks, although distances can be vast. In the wet season road conditions worsen, so self-drive is not recommended other than in large 4×4 vehicles. Africa&You can arrange all necessary transfers and charters to make your travel experience as hassle-free and seamless as possible.