Tanzania Tours & Safari Trips

Tanzania is first among the best Africa safari destinations. It is a huge country that has been very generous with safari lovers, giving up 38% of its total area to wildlife management and conservation. The African safari tour landscape in Tanzania is hosted in a diverse mix of vast savannah grasslands, thick woodland, classic tropical forest, near-impenetrable wetlands, scenic lakes of different sizes and composition, beautiful Indian Ocean beaches, exotic tropical islands, and even a snow-capped equatorial mountain, just to mention a few. Due to its size, the country has four distinct safari circuits; The Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern/Coastal Circuits. Each circuit has its own mix of diversity and unique offerings that attract attention given the varied tastes of safari goers.

The Northern Tanzania Safari Circuit is the most popular and consists of popular classic African safari destinations like Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Tarangire National Park. A Serengeti safari will usually be combined with another Northern destination like Tarangire or Lake Manyara National Park for both variety and practicability. The diversity of these parks, near as they sound to each other can be astounding for the uninitiated. Most activities in the north concentrate on intensive game viewing in open 4x4s, picnic lunches, nature walks (in the vicinity of the safari camps and lodges), cultural excursions in the dispersal areas of the parks. The annual wildebeest migration that takes place in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro areas regularly attracts a huge number of safari lovers and it can get quite crowded, though the experience is always well worth the hassle.

The Southern Tanzania Safari Circuit is less visited, mostly due to the remoteness of some of the destinations. This has been a blessing in disguise since it has maintained its natural wilderness state with vast tracts remaining almost completely unexplored. Many safari goers report not meeting any other safari party after a whole day’s game viewing. The rugged terrain allows for some fantastic game drives, especially with a knowledgeable guide. Parks like Selous offer a variety of game viewing activities like boat safaris and walking safaris, where you get up close to nature in a way that is not possible up north. Fly-camping is also quite common in the south. It is common to combine a Southern Tanzania safari with a destination in the equally overlooked Western Tanzania Safari Circuit.

The Western Tanzania Safari Circuit is also quite unspoilt, again due to its perceived remoteness. Parks like Katavi offer pristine wilderness in all its vast glory. Mahale Mountains and Gombe Stream National Park have stretches of forests where primate safaris are arranged and visitors get to interact witrh wild chimpanzees as they go about their natural wild life.

The Eastern Circuit is mostly an African beach safari destination with some wildlife and historical excursions available. It concentrates along the long coastal strip of Tanzania with its stunning tropical beach getaways.

Our value-based sample Tanzania safari tours attempt to cover as many combinations as is practically possible and are available in a variety of accommodations to cover different tastes and budgets. Contact us on the quote request forms available with each tour package or contact us directly by phone or skype as provided at the bottom of every page.

 

Browse Tours in Tanzania

4 Day Selous Safari

Selous is an unspoilt African bushland, perfect to spend a short African safari. ...

Read More

6 Days Northern Tanzania

This tour starts at Arusha and heads straight for the hidden African paradise ...

Read More

Machame Route

Machame Route is also referred to as the ‘Whisky Route’ is currently the ...

Read More

10 days Tanzania northern Highlight

This is a highlights tour covering some of the most prime destinations in ...

Read More

10 days Sothern Tanzania Delight

This tour departs from dar es Salaam headed straight for Uzungwa National Park, ...

Read More