Kilimanjaro dominates Tanzanian tourism as much as it does the skyline. Africa’s highest mountain is a phenomenal sight and a demanding climb. Look beyond its shadow though and you will be rewarded with a UNESCO World Heritage site, plains dense with predators and rich with ancient human history.
The best chimpanzee tracking in Africa is experienced in Gombe Stream and Mahale. Its coast is diverse and enriching. Expect to see a spectrum of tropical fish as well as dolphins, turtles, whales and sharks when diving off the coast of Zanzibar.
Rubondo Island National Park in Tanzania
Untouched by tourism, remote in location and a sanctuary for a variety of threatened wildlife species, Rubondo Island is an unexplored Tanzania safari destination.
Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania
Undisturbed wilderness, an astonishing array of native fauna and flora, dramatic landscapes and exceptional biodiversity combine to create a reserve that is so impressive that it has achieved UNESCO World Heritage status.
Katavi National Park in Tanzania
Katavi National Park, one of Tanzania’s most westerly parks is remote in the extreme, and with relatively few visitors a year, it is the ultimate in off the beaten track safari destinations – a perfect place for an authentic safari experience.
Tarangire National Park in Tanzania
Tarangire National Park is located on the northern safari circuit in Tanzania. The Park is home to large herds of elephant, wildebeest and zebra, and lions, leopards, cheetah and spotted hyena are also common.
Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania
Encompassing a soda lake, woodlands and mountains, Lake Manyara National Park is a diverse Tanzania destination which boasts abundant wildlife.
Ruaha National Park in Tanzania
About the size of Belgium and relatively remote, with an unusual combination of East and Southern African wildlife and birds. The Park is noted for large numbers of greater kudu as well as lesser kudu, sable and roan antelope, buffaloes, elephants, lions and African wild dogs.
Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania
Home to the famous Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park has emerged as one of Africa’s stand-out highlights, offering itineraries well suited to the most intrepid of travellers from around the world.
Serengeti National Park in Tanzania
Close your eyes and think of Africa. Chances are the image you just pulled up from your memory bank was filmed somewhere within the reaches of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.
Best time to go and why?
It is best to visit Tanzania during the dry season from June to October when the vegetation is less dense and animals gather around water sources.
When is high season?
From July to March the northern circuit parks are generally quite busy. Animals are easier to spot from July to October and calving season falls between January and February.
When is low season?
The southern and western safari circuits are very quiet between April and May, with some lodges closing for the season. The northern circuit still experiences a number of visitors at this time.
When is the best weather?
There is little to no rainfall from June to October. Animals are easy to spot amidst the sparse vegetation and you can enjoy clear skies.