Tanzania features some of Africa’s best-known national parks and game reserves, including the legendary Serengeti, which millions of wildebeest cross every year as part of the great migration. Then there’s the ‘lost world’ of the Ngorongoro Crater, an extinct volcano which shelters endangered species.
To truly get away from it all, head to southern Tanzania. The vast wilderness areas of Ruaha and the Selous receive relatively few tourists, so they feel authentically wild and remote. If elephants are your thing, seeing them alongside the iconic baobab trees of Tarangire is an unforgettable experience.
While the Great Wildebeest Migration gets a lot of the attention, you might find that it’s better to visit Tanzania at off-peak times. You won’t see the huge herds, but the year-round game-viewing of resident wildlife is also excellent.
- Admire huge elephant herds alongside iconic baobab trees in Tarangire
- Walk in the footsteps of our ancestors at Olduvai George
- Be a part of Chimpanzee habituation process at Rubondo Island
- Visit the legendary Serengeti where millions of wildebeest cross every year as part of the great migration
- Wander through the maze of alleyways and carved wooden doors that make up Stone Town in Zanzibar
Gateway Cities & International Airport: Kilimanjaro & Dar Es Salaam
Best time to travel: Year-around; November to June for the migration (location vary)
The Safari itineraries displayed below highlight some of the best lodges and wildlife destinations in Kenya. These will give you an idea of what is possible and can be further customized to suite your individual travel styles and budget.