Tanzania Best Safari Experiences

The unrivalled reputation of a Tanzania safaris is well-justified. Probably, the only place where the impact of civilization on the natural environment is not yet noticeable, a journey to this African country will be an ideal vacation for all those, who want to explore the real power of the wilderness.

If you are looking for a challenge, Mt Kilimanjaro, the roof of Africa, is here for you to conquer. Explore the Tarangire in search of its huge elephant herds, gaze upon the pink glow of flamingos on the shore of Lake Manyara or be astounded by the abundance of wildlife inside the Ngorongoro Crater, a collapsed volcano. The famous endless plains of the Serengeti will take your breath away and you will doze off listening to the deep roar of the lions roaming past your campsite.

Prefer to travel off the beaten track? Consider the less visited parks in southern Tanzania – Mikumi National Park, Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park or Udzungwa Mountains National Park or book a trekking trip in the Ngorongoro Highlands.

Tanzania Walking Safari

There is no finer way to enjoy the essence of the African bush than on foot accompanied by an excellent guide and an armed ranger.. The freedom of being in the heart of the wilderness and in close proximity to Africa's magnificent wildlife is an unforgettable experience.

The main area to consider for a walking trip is the southern park of the Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National park and in the northern, such parks as Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and in some of the fringe concessions that border the Serengeti.

Hot air balloon safaris

In Tanzania, hot air balloon trips operate in the Serengeti only. These leave at dawn from the Ndutu, Seronera and Grumeti regions, and after a couple of hours of floating above the plains, you land to find a sumptuous bush breakfast laid on with aplomb. A must-do on any Tanzania honeymoon.

Boat Safari

All life revolves around water. Wildlife clusters around permanent water sources, tentatively drinking as predators eye up the potential dinner menu. A boat safari explores the landscape's most important feature.

Boating is a comfortable and relaxing way to enjoy the Tanzanian bush, offering a welcome alternative to classic game drives. The Selous Game Reserve is famous for it's lakes and the Rufiji River, all of which can be explored by boat. Other top boating locations include Katavi, Rubondo and Saadani.

Canoe Safari

Learn to control and manoeuvre the traditional Mitumbwhi Dugout Canoe and enjoy fishing by local methods. You can even go on a canoe safari on Little Momella Lake in Arusha National Park, overlooked by the majestic peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. A canoe safari gives you a unique perspective on African life, wildlife and landscape - the view from the water is often breath-taking as you surprise mammals drinking, catch owls sleeping during the day, banter with local fishermen and slip quietly past pods of hippos grunting and snorting in the water by your canoe.

Chimpanzee safaris

The very specific, remote habitats for chimpanzees in Tanzania mean that this is a special interest safari and probably not for the beginner, but if you are keen to experience these wonderful animals in the wild it is certainly worth the price and the distance. The best chimpanzee safari option is at Mahale Mountains National Park, on Lake Tanganyika. This is a stunning, wooded, mountainous region, and all safaris are on foot. Guests stay at Greystoke, which is a seriously excellent camp in its own right, nestled in the foothills on a beach of the lake. Guests return from safari walks to snorkel the clear, freshwaters and catch fish for their supper! Wonderful tents and décor make this a very special and memorable experience.

Snorkeling and Diving

Almost everywhere on the coast of Tanzania and Zanzibar its possible to snorkel and dive. It is great range of options for beginners, intermediate and advanced divers. For many that are looking just to have a few scenic dives during their beach stay the island of Zanzibar will definitely tick the spot and, for those looking to “drop in” on something a little larger or spend a bit more time in the water then the islands of Mafia and Pemba, to the north and south of Zanzibar, will certainly suit.

Some places are better than others of course and nearer the popular dive locations offer the best opportunity for snorkelling.

Bird Watching Safari

Tanzania is one of Africa’s best birding destinations. It has one of the largest species lists of any African country: over 1,100, of which over 800 species are resident, and nearly 200 are regular migrants. There are 22 species endemic to Tanzania, and a further 43 near-endemic. Migrants are present from November to April.

All the well-known safari parks offer good birding opportunities, and specials can be found pretty much everywhere you go.

Tanzania Honeymoon safari & beach

Tanzania is unquestionably one of the very best destinations for an African Honeymoon. In our view, it has it all - fantastic Indian Ocean beaches and amazing safaris with plenty of big five and lots of predator action. We understand that your Tanzania honeymoon needs to be a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience and absolutely perfect. Like the extravagant first impressions at a royal wedding, Tanzania’s symbols are ones of fantasy; deserted white sand of Zanzibar, snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, and the lion covered Serengeti.