A Tanzania safari should, by necessity, be repeated two or three times…
The sheer size of Tanzania and the so many things to see & Do in Tanzania make a single visit not worthwhile – as you will still have so much you haven’t experienced.
The drama of the annual wildebeest and zebra migration in the Serengeti National Park easily fills a week of your time on a Tanzania Holiday, Climbing Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest free-standing mountain definitely require a week, Then there’s other interestingly Not-to-be-Missed Parks like Tarangire, Katavi, Ruaha, and Selous – all iconic and remote Tanzanian parks.
The Ngorongoro Crater is a must-see for its ridiculous geology and a wildlife performance that leaves your jaw-dropped. The Tarzan-like magic of Mahale in the west seduces from afar, and Zanzibar.
Well-established air links do work well to get you around, and the lovely Budget, Midrange & Luxury camps, and lodges provide a welcome respite from the travel. Be warned though – Tanzania will infect you with a need to keep coming back for more.
BEST TIME TO VISIT TANZANIA ON HOLIDAY
- The Serengeti migration is a year-round event. Depending on where the herd is at any given time, and what the rains are doing, you will be treated to a particular aspect of the “Year of the Wildebeest”
- In the Selous, Ruaha, and Katavi, the best time to come is the dry season in June to October when the wildlife concentrates around dwindling water sources.
- Mahale, Kilimanjaro, and Zanzibar are year-round destinations, except in April and May, due to the heavy rains.