Tanzania Safari Tours: 2023 – 2024
Travel to Tanzania: Serengeti, Ngorongoro & Beyond
Planning a Tanzania safari tour? Our team of East Africa specialists have travelled the length and breadth of Tanzania: we have explored the world-famous Serengeti National Park during the Great Migration, and gotten drenched in the Ndutu region of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area during the calving season; we’ve descended into the Ngorongoro Crater and relaxed by stunning coffee plantations in Karatu. We’ve done game drives Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, and explored the remote Western parts of Tanzania: Katavi and Mahale for chimp tracking, as well as Ruaha National Park. We also know our way around Arusha and Dar es Salaam and feel at home in Stone Town and along the pristine shores of Zanzibar.
Learn more about the popular safari circuits in Tanzania below:
Tanzania’s Northern Safari Circuit
The Northern Circuit
This very popular Tanzania safari route starts in the small town of Arusha and usually consists of Arusha National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, Crater Highlands, Serengeti National Park, and Tarangire National Park. Some will extend to include the flamingo breeding grounds of Lake Natron. Mt. Kilimanjaro climbs are usually done separately, though naturally these two activities can be juxtaposed.
The Northern Circuit can be done at any time of the year. The dry season of June – October is usually most popular for great wildlife sightings and for viewing the migration in the Serengeti. January to early March is also a popular time to visit for the calving season.
Tanzania’s Southern Safari Circuit
The Southern Circuit
We recommend flying into Dar es Salaam if you wish to do the Southern Circuit. Parks include Mikumi National Park, Selous Game Reserve, Udzungwa Mountains National Park, and Ruaha National Park.
It is also recommended to combine a Southern Circuit safari with a beach and marine holiday in the Zanzibar Archipelago (Zanzibar, Mafia Island, Pemba Island) — a perfect end to your Tanzania safari.
The Southern Circuit is usually best to visit in the dry season (June to October).
Tanzania’s Western Safari Circuit
And then there is the Western Circuit of Gombe Stream, Mahale Mountains, and Katavi Plains National Parks. This is also best visited in the dry season.
Obviously, any mix and match of these destinations is possible. But we recommend that you do not spread yourself too thin. Because we have already established that you will probably come back, take the time to savour these parks at your leisure.
Explore our Tanzania Tours & Safaris for 2023 – 2024
Looking for the Best Tanzania Safari Tours & Packages? While some of the itineraries mentioned here are for scheduled group trips, please know that it is possible to customise a private safari to Tanzania as well.
Luxury Sea Safari - 8 Day Private Live-Abroad Sea Safari 2023 for Families, Multi-Generational Groups, Small Groups, Adventurers, Marine-life Naturalists and Water-sport Enthusiasts.
Northern Quest - 8 Day Flying Safari 2023 for Families, Couples, Photographers, Adventurers, Birders and Naturalists.
Secluded South - 7 Day Flying Safari 2023 for Older Families, Couples, Photographers, Adventurers, Birders and Naturalists, Outdoor Enthusiasts
A Combination of Unique Experiences, Wild Spaces, Excellent Game viewing and Superb Guiding.
Escape the well-trodden main safari circuit of Northern Tanzania and explore the Yaeda Valley, to the southwest of the Ngorongoro Crater.
Explore a part of Northern Tanzania where few travellers have ventured, combining a horseback safari with drives in vintage Series 1 Land Rovers, for an experience that harks back to the early days of safari.
The very epitome of getting off the beaten track, this adventure takes you on foot through the volcanic landscapes of northern Tanzania, travelling through areas that are simply impossible to reach by road.
A three-day walking adventure in a remote, rural area of Maasailand to the east of Tarangire National Park. Walk with the Maasai and learning about their culture and traditions, and spend time visiting their homes.
Enrich your stay on Zanzibar with a focus on your health and well-being, ranging from fitness activities to pampering spa treatments and mindfulness practice. Based at Matemwe Lodge, you will make the most of the resident yoga instructor and spa, as well as various activities on the water and land around the island.
Make the most of the ocean playground surrounding Zanzibar with this water-sports-focused package, ideal for those who want more than to simply lie on the beach.
Created to highlight the crowning jewels of Tanzania’s safari destinations, this 8-day classic journey takes your through the baobab and elephant dotted landscape of Tarangire, to the breathtaking Eden that is the Ngorongoro Crater, finishing in the world-renowned Serengeti, with its endless horizons and abundant wildlife.
Are you ready for the most intimate experience the Serengeti can throw at you? Join this 8-day walking safari and hike with the wildebeest as they turn and head North in to the Masaai Mara.
Travel with Master Guide Owen Squack Evans on an extraordinary privately guided safari to the Southern Serengeti, one of the last bastions of the wild-roaming East African cheetah.
Iconic Savanna landscapes punctuated with perfect umbrella acacias, thundering hoof beats and dust plumes in the sky as hundreds upon thousands of wildebeest come galloping over the horizon, a leopard crouching patiently and stealthily behind a thorn bush, zebra patterns crossing and crisscrossing again. A coalition of cheetah brothers intently scanning the horizon, fine wines, archery lessons, hot-water bottles to take the chill off the nippy nights. A Tanzania safari tour like no other!
One of the most compelling and best known wildlife migrations in thew orld is the annual movement of millions of hoofed animals across the plains, hills and valleys of East Africa.
Explore Tanzania’s rightly famous Northern parks in an action-packed adventure before heading to tropical Zanzibar for some well-earned relaxation.
A private and exclusive area of the Serengeti eco-system, teeming with wildlife throughout the year, but especially in June/July when the migrating herds must come face to face with the huge Nile crocodiles lying in wait for them. Nor is it difficult to find lions lurking on the plains….all you need do from one of Sasakwa’s sprawling patios is glance around with a pair of binoculars…the pale belly of a lion is bound to bask back at you!
A fantastic offer to Tanzania during the calving season- when the migration is in Southern Serengeti!
A lovely itinerary to catch the calving season in Tanzania from February 1 - March 15, 2016. You will explore the Ngorongoro Region - Ngorongoro Crater - Southern Serengeti - Central Serengeti.
Travel to Tanzania with professional wildlife photographer Kalyan Varma on an extraordinary safari to Arusha, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti.
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