Tanzania Safari Tours – 2020
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 2019 / 2020
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.
Chalo Africa’s Ringside Seat for the Great Migration
Offering exceptional value our 7 day Migration safari combines some of the best wildlife locations in Kenya and Tanzania for experiencing the great wildebeest migration.
Join our East Africa Migration Discoverer lodge safari and follow the famous wildebeest migration! Travel through Tanzania and Kenya and discover all the secret highlights that East Africa holds.
Experience the best of Northern Tanzania on a safari like no other! In this small groups tour, you will travel with like-minded people, taking advantage of group rates, and get a chance to walk and do some mountain biking!
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.
Between November and March, the far northern Serengeti is blissfully devoid of other travelers who are largely concentrated in the south of the park, seeking out the migration herds.
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.
Calling all birders, ornithologists, and twitchers! We’ve designed a safari where the focus is entirely on birdlife rather than big game and mammals, seeking out rare and endemic species in a variety of environments across Northern Tanzania.
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.
Choose between a Kenya or Tanzania photographic expedition, in two of the world’s most spectacularly famous wildlife sanctuaries – the Serengeti National Park or Masai Mara National Reserve. &Beyond’s East Africa Photographic Expeditions are led by specialist photographic guides and wildlife guides, and have been solely created for wildlife enthusiasts who are looking for an exclusive and flexible opportunity to hone their photographic skills.
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.
Looking for a luxury safari in Tanzania that covers the migration as well as some unusual parks? Then get ready for a glamping safari tour in Northern and Southern Tanzania. This exceptional fly-in safari takes you to some of the best known parks in Tanzania, including the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration. Add something unusual to the mix by visiting Ruaha National Park, a haven for elephants and baobabs!
This 10-day Kenya - Tanzania safari begins in Nairobi and takes you on an overland journey to Mount Kenya - Ol Pejeta Conservancy - Lake Elmenteita - Masai Mara National Reserve - Nairobi - Lake Manyara National Park - Ngorongoro Crater, finally ending in Arusha.
Unwind under vast African skies, in some of the few last expanses of true wilderness and arguably the best game viewing areas on the continent. From untouched Tarangire, to the world famous Serengeti and Ngorongoro National Park, this safari is run at a leisurely pace, allowing ample time to discover the wild, free spirit of this vast, awe inspiring country.
Explore the forgotten Sea of Zanj and learn about its dramatic past on this exciting Africa cruise expedition from South Africa to Tanzania.
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!
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