Welcome to Tanzania Travel Guide, a complete guide offering travel information about Tanzania National Parks & game reserves, things to do, the Best Time to Visit Tanzania, highlights of Tanzania Safari Activities, specially curated by Excellent African Safaris.
Highlights of Tanzania Safari Tours
- Witness the Great Wildebeest Migration during Tanzania Safari.
- Experience the drama of predator-prey unfolds right before your eyes.
- A chance to sleep among 800 different wildlife species in destinations like Northern Serengeti under the starry sky.
- Follow the huge herds of Zarfs at Katavi National Park
- Visit Tanzania’s Indian Ocean-side national park – Saadani – and its largest reserve, Selous.
- Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro; the tallest free-standing mountain in the world.
- The most exhilarating part of Tanzania Safari Tours is to wake up to the sound of hippos grunting or lions roaring in the middle of the night
- Witness the largest species of flora and fauna.
- Spot the wildebeest, big 5, rare and endangered species of wildfires.
- Be a part of the Masai Mara tribal culture during Safari Tanzania.
- Enjoy the superb combo of safari-and-beach experience in one go.
Best Time to Go on A Tanzania Safari
The Best Time for Tanzania Safari Holidays is during the Dry season, from late June to October, when wildlife viewing is generally at its best.
Tanzania Safari; How to Commute?
International Airports to Tanzania
- Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR); about 12km south-west of Dar es Salaam.
- Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO); about 40km from Arusha.
Getting Around in Tanzania
- Domestic flights:Small airlines linking Dar es Salaam to Kilimanjaro and a number of other small-town airports.
- Ferries:Chanel through larger lakes and serve Zanzibar and Pemba from Dar es Salaam.
- Buses:operates in most parts of Tanzania. Mini Buses and Dalla-Dallas are best for shorter local routes.
- Trains:Tazara line south-west from Dar es Salaam to the Zambian border, and the Central line north-west via Dodoma to Mwanza or Kigoma.
Excellent African Safaris offers a wide and attractive range of Camping in Tanzania. Starting from basic camps in national parks to luxurious tented lodges costing upwards of £100 per night.
Similarly, guesthouses and hotels have a wide range of options from budget dormitories to high-end resorts.
To cut a long story short, as far as accommodations go in Tanzania, you tend to get what you pay for, Even though some mid-range hotels offer good value, we advise you to avoid guest houses with bars unless you plan to be up all night yourself.
Tanzania Safari Food & Drink
Tanzania is not exactly known for its haute cuisine. Basic meals revolve around ugali (thick maize meal mash), with a sauce containing meat, fish, and/or vegetables. Rice is widely eaten, sometimes with plantain. Mishikaki (kebabs) and Nyama Choma (grilled meat) are also popular. Don’t miss the delicious fresh fish on the coast and near lakes.
Health & Safety in Tanzania
You should consult a travel health clinic to check the appropriate vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis. Never drink tap water in Africa. Always listen to your Tanzania Safari Guide’s advice whether climbing Kilimanjaro, on safari, or around towns.
Tanzania Safari Cost
You ought to consider the following before determining Tanzania Safari Cost:
- The time of year you travel.
- Your preferred mode of communication.
- The level of comfort you prefer for accommodations.
- Upgrade – like hot-air ballooning, cultural tours, and spa treatments.
The beautiful country of Tanzania is blessed with unappalled game viewing and dazzling tropical beaches. Mt Kilimanjaro, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, friendly people, Zanzibar; Experience the best of Tanzania Safari Tours with Excellent African Safaris
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Yes. Tanzania is a safe country. Incidents with wildlife are extremely rare on safaris. So, as long as you follow the rules and guidelines set out by park staff and your guide you will be safe.
The dry season of June to October is the Best Time for Tanzania Safari.
There is no set price for a safari in Tanzania. The cost varies widely depending on several factors. Overall, the cost of a Tanzania Safari can start from a minimum of 300$ and can range up to 1500$ depending upon your itinerary and accommodations.
Tanzania is larger and offers more affordable safaris than Kenya. However, Kenya has better travel infrastructure. But nothing can beat the Serengeti wildebeest migration.
You need at least four days to enjoy what Serengeti Park has to offer. The Serengeti national park is huge. So, four days will give you eight-game drives. Which will be sufficient to cover a large portion of the Park and view a large variety of wildlife.
Yes, you can! We allow self-drive safaris into the Serengeti but only with a Land Cruiser.
August to September is the best time to witness wildebeest river crossings in northern Serengeti. After the ‘short rains’ fall in November and December, the migration moves from Kenya’s Maasai Mara down through the eastern side of Tanzania’s Serengeti. The months of August, September, and October are the best time to see the great wildebeest migration in Masai Mara. After the long rains in April- May, the migration starts moving from the depleted southern plains north to the long grass plains in the western corridor.
There are various hotels to stay in during the Tanzania Safari. However, Tanzania safari is best experienced from our tented camps. We offer a variety of budget to high-end luxury camping safaris.