Tanzania’s safari selections might be overwhelming since each of the country’s safari parks has its own distinct attraction. The basic rule is to decide if you want to spend your Tanzania safari vacation in the north or south of the country.

One of the main reasons why tourists visit Tanzania besides climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or visiting Zanzibar is going on the classic style safari game drive.

The Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, and Tarangire are all part of the famed ‘northern circuit.’ The Great Migration of the Wildebeest passes through this area, which attracts the largest number of predators in Africa. It’s a fantastic place to go if you want to see a lot of big game. Ruaha National Park and the Selous Game Reserve are located on the quieter southern circuit.’ Although game concentrations are lower here, being ‘off the beaten path in pristine wildlife areas has an obvious allure.

Safari enthusiasts flock to western Tanzania to see the chimpanzees of Mahale and the wild attractions of Katavi, both of which have very few visitors. Zanzibar is a small island off the coast of Tanzania with an interesting history and beautiful beaches. Other island possibilities include Pemba to the north and Mafia to the south, both of which are popular diving sites.

Best Tanzania Tours & Safaris

Our Tanzania itineraries have been tried and true, and they guarantee once-in-a-lifetime adventures. The Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, for example, are the focus of the majority of our Tanzania itineraries and safaris. However, we also offer visits to Tanzania’s lesser-known and under-appreciated reserves like as Nyerere (formerly Selous) and Ruaha. Aside from that, the exotic Zanzibar and other Indian Ocean islands have fantastic beach resorts. Combining a luxury Tanzania safari with a tropical beach vacation is a great way to experience the best of both worlds — it’s simple and quick to plan.
Tanzania provides a diverse choice of safaris for first-time visitors as well as seasoned adventurers. Tanzania is a shoo-in for families since a child-friendly safari may easily be paired with a beach vacation.

Tanzania is a shoo-in for families due to the simplicity with which a child-friendly safari can be paired with a beach vacation, and the country’s most exclusive and deluxe safari lodges and beach getaways provide for an amazing African honeymoon. To accommodate people with unique dietary needs, more and more resorts are now offering vegetarian and vegan meals. In addition, several camps are expanding their safari activities.

In East Africa, this is the place to go for family safaris and beach vacations.
Authentic lodges and camps exude the flair and superb service of a bygone age of safari.
Browse our suggested Tanzania safari itineraries below, or contact one of our Africa Safari Experts for assistance in customizing a Tanzania itinerary that meets your travel needs and budget:

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Tanzania Safari Itineraries

3 days Ngorongoro Safari

Experience the 3-day adventure safari to the iconic Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. Nestled within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, this natural
3 days Serengeti Safari

3 days Serengeti Safari

The iconic 3 days Serengeti safari is a well-designed itinerary that allows you to immerse yourself in the breathtaking endless
3 days Tanzania safari from Zanzibar

3 days Tanzania Safari from Zanzibar

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with our 3-day Tanzania safari from Zanzibar. Leave the white sandy beaches of Zanzibar behind
3 days Tanzania safari

3 days Tanzania Safari - Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara

The 3-day Tanzania safari takes you to some of the country's most iconic wildlife destinations. Begin your journey in Arusha

4 days Ngorongoro & Serengeti Safari

The brief 4 days Ngorongoro and Serengeti safari is an unforgettable journey through the iconic landscapes of Tanzania as this
4 days Tanzania Safari

4 Days Tanzania Safari - Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro

Get on this 4 days Tanzania unforgettable journey through the breathtaking landscapes and abundant wildlife of Tanzania with this 4-day
Tanzania safari

5 Days Tanzania Safari

Welcome to an unforgettable 5-day Tanzania safari adventure! Prepare to be captivated by the enchanting beauty and incredible wildlife of
Wildebeest calving safari

6 Day Wildebeest Calving season & Migration Safari in Ndutu - Serengeti

The 6 days of wildebeest migration and calving safari welcomes you to the incredible world of wildebeest migration and calving
6 days Tanzania Safari

6 days Tanzania Safari

A fulfilling 6 days Tanzania safari that showcases the heavyweights in the Northern Circuit, a journey through Tanzania's remarkable landscapes
6 days Tanzania walking safari, ngorongoro crater rim and lake natron

6 days Ngorongoro Crater Rim, Empakaai & Lake Natron Walking Safari

This is an active 6-day safari adventure that combines the best of Tanzania's national parks with an unforgettable hike from
Ballon flying over Serengeti

7 days Tanzania Fly-in Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Luxury Safari + Optional Balloon Safari

This is a 7-day fly-in luxury safari adventure that will take you deep into the heart of Tanzania's most iconic
Safari and Kilimanjaro

7 days Tanzania Safari

A captivating 7-day Tanzania safari that takes you to the Northern Circuit of Tanzania where you will visit the best
Tanzania safari 10 days

10 Days Best of Tanzania Safari

The 10-day Best of Tanzania safari adventure will immerse you in the wonders of this extraordinary East African country, showcasing
7 days great wildebeest migration safari

7-Day Great Wildebeest Migration Safari in the Western & Central Serengeti

An unforgettable 7-day great wildebeest adventure across the Western Corridor, Grumeti, and Mbalageti to Central Serengeti through Tanzania's wilderness with

7 Days Ngorongoro Crater Rim Walking Safari & Maasai Village Visit

A mesmerizing 7-Day Safari that features Walking Along the Crater Rim and Visiting Maasai Village In this incredible 7-day adventure,
7 days Tanzania luxury safari

7 Days Tanzania Luxury Safari

7-day luxury safari in Tanzania where every moment is carefully crafted to offer an unforgettable experience is just for you
Tanzania honeymoon safari

7-Day Honeymoon Safari in Tanzania

Choose this romantic and adventurous 7-day honeymoon safari in Tanzania, a perfect way to celebrate your love amidst breathtaking wildlife
Wildebeest migration crossing safari

14 Days Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar

This romantic 14 days safari and Zanzibar is basically a 2-week adventure designed to create unforgettable memories and perfect for
Wildebeest migration crossing safari

8 Days Ndutu - Wildebeest Calving Season Safari

The 8 day Ndutu Exclusive Calving safari is 100% proof that there is never a dull day at the Ndutu
Wildebeest migration crossing safari

10 days Mara river crossing & Great Wildebeest migration, Serengeti safari

This 10 day Mara River Crossing safari itinerary offers a unique opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring event of the great
Wildebeest migration crossing safari

10 Days Lodge + Tented Camp Tanzania Safari + Materuni Cultural Tour

An incredible 10-day safari adventure in Tanzania combining both lodge safaris and Tented camping safaris at your pleasure, exploring the
Wildebeest migration crossing safari

11-Day Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Beach

This is an unforgettable 11-day journey through Tanzania's magnificent landscapes and wildlife. Begin in Arusha and visit Tarangire National Park,
Tanzania honeymoon safari

12 Day Romantic Tanzania Honeymoon safari + Zanzibar Beach

Elope to a romantic adventure with a 12-day honeymoon safari and beach package in the spice islands of Zanzibar. Begin
Tanzania honeymoon safari

12 Day Tanzania luxury honeymoon safari experience with Zanzibar Beach

Embark on a 12 Day honeymoon safari experience with Tranquil Kilimanjaro, where Tanzania's captivating wildlife, breathtaking landscapes, and romantic settings
Tanzania Photographic safari

12-Day Tanzania Photography Safari

Our 12 days Tanzania Photographic safari takes you through the Northern Safari Circuit, a region renowned for its abundant wildlife,
Wildebeest migration crossing safari

21 days Tanzania Safari + Zanzibar Beach - 3 Weeks in Northern and Southern Tanzania

Experience the best of Tanzania's wildlife with a 21-day safari that includes Ruaha National Park, one of the most underrated
Wildebeest migration crossing safari

15-Day Kilimanjaro Machame Climb, Serengeti Safari, and Zanzibar

This 15-day safari, Kilimanjaro, and Zanzibar beach trip include climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, going on safari in the greatest national parks
Wildebeest migration crossing safari

10-Day Tanzania Safari Experience

This 9-day wildebeest migration safari was created to follow the Great Migration of the gnus. The tour takes us to
Arusha National Park day trip

1 Day Arusha National Park Safari

Arusha National Park day trips are always rewarding experiences to come from within Arusha town, which is only 45 minutes
Ngorongoro Crater Safari

1 Day Ngorongoro Crater Safari

A day tour to Ngorongoro Crater will provide an opportunity to discover Tanzania wildlife through a one-day game drive activity.
tarangire National Park day trip

1 Day Trip Tarangire National Park

Your Tarangire day trip begins with a drive from your accommodation in Arusha to the Tarangire National Park, which will
Day tour Lake Manyara flamingos

1 Day Trip Lake Manyara National Park

A day trip to Lake Manyara National Park is a great chance to experience the authentic feel of Africa. Lake
Wildebeest migration crossing safari

9 Days Wildebeest Migration Crossing, August to October

This 9-day wildebeest migration safari was created to follow the Great Migration of the gnus. The tour takes us to

Safari Parks & Reserves

Tanzania is home to a diverse range of animals and attractions, ranging from the famed Serengeti and Ngorogoro Crater in the north to the calmer but equally stunning Selous and Ruaha in the south. Zanzibar, a tantalizing paradise to the east, offers beautiful beaches and marine activities.

The combination of this magnificent country’s parks and attractions produces a tempting balance of safari, wildlife, and beach. Depending on seasonal animal movements, the highlights of the northern circuit can be integrated over one week, and many will include the yearly migration in the Serengeti National Park as well as the plentiful wildlife of Ngorogoro Crater & Conservation Area, Tarangire National Park, and Lake Manyara. The attractions in the south are often seen to be more off-the-beaten-path, with fewer automobiles traversing the plains, adding to the authenticity.

Safaris in Tanzania

Tanzania safari excursions take you on a journey through folklore and the stories of past adventurous explorers. Tanzania, East Africa’s largest country, may give the ultimate exotic adventure in a stunning world.
Serengeti, Kilimanjaro, and Ngorongoro are all legendary names that invoke old memories and inspire awe. Tanzania’s National Parks are attempting to protect one of the world’s most diverse populations of African wildlife, with millions of species roaming an endless grassland.

Safari Lodges in Tanzania

Find Tanzania safari lodges and camps in the Serengeti, Selous, Arusha, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire, and Ruaha, among other prominent African safari destinations.

From luxurious hotels and tented camps to more rustic Tanzania safari sites, there’s something for everyone.

To build a tailor-made Tanzania safari tour and package trip, all safari lodges may be coupled with flights, transfers, and additional Tanzania safari lodges.

Tanzania Safari Packages

We’ve hand-picked these Tanzania safari excursions to give you the best of what Tanzania has to offer, from staying in luxury safari lodges to camping out on mobile safaris that cover a huge portion of the nation by car. Choose from romantic, family, relaxing, cultural, and best-of-the-best Tanzania safari packages.

Tanzania Travel Guide

Conduct you want to do some research before making a Tanzania safari reservation?

Consult our Tanzania Safari Guide to learn more about the greatest Tanzania safari spots, must-do activities, reviews, and more. The Great Wildebeest Migration occurs throughout the year.

Learn about Tanzania’s climate and when the ideal time is to visit the Serengeti to see this spectacular animal show.

Tailor-make your own safari

If you’d prefer a personalized, tailor-made package tour built just for you, let your Tranquil Kilimanjaro & Safari Specialist know what you’re looking for. Hot-air ballooning above the Serengeti, swimming with dolphins off the coast of Lamu Island, and snorkeling and scuba diving among the coral reefs of adjacent Pemba and Mafia Island are just a few of the activities available.

When is the best time to visit Tanzania?

“You can plan a Tanzania safari at any time of year, but the optimal time depends on your interests. If watching the wildebeest migration is the major reason for your trip, make sure you plan ahead. The greatest time to observe the Serengeti migration is from June to September, but you’ll have to remain in different regions of the park at different periods of the migration, and this isn’t fully predictable because it all relies on the rain.

If you want to avoid the crowds, stay in the Serengeti away from the wildebeest migration. March and April are the wettest months, and any safari during these months may be jeopardized.”

Why visit Tanzania and what are the main attractions?

“Tanzania is the ultimate safari location, with both quality and quantity on offer.” The wildlife watching is excellent, and there is plenty of places to explore and activities to do. In fact, even three Tanzania vacations, much alone one, would be difficult to cover all of the attractions.

The most well-known northern safari circuit includes the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater; the lesser-known southern safari circuit includes Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park, and the off-the-beaten-path western safari circuit includes Katavi National Park and the chimpanzee reserves on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.

Mountain climbers may be astonished to find that Tanzania is home to Africa’s highest summit. Mount Kilimanjaro is located on the border of Kenya and Tanzania, however, it is ascended from Tanzania.”

What is the cost of a Tanzania safari?

“Tanzania trips aren’t designed for large groups. A tailored safari for two or four people who book together as a family or friends is the finest way to experience the parks, however, this clearly comes at a cost.

You should budget US$500 per person every day as a starting point, but it’s impossible to put a particular value on a vacation because there are so many factors to consider.

Camping safaris, for example, are often less expensive than lodge safaris. The Serengeti and a few other northern circuit parks, on the other hand, include large hotels that are significantly less expensive than tiny, exclusive lodges and tented camps — albeit the latter are frequently more primitive.

The time of year makes a significant influence as well. If you’re willing to travel during the rainy season, you’ll get a discount, but visiting during the peak of the wildebeest migration would cost you more.”

What’s it like to see wild animals in Tanzania?

“Wildlife watching in Tanzania is exceptional. The northern circuit of Tanzania safaris includes Lake Manyara, Tarangire, the Serengeti, and the Ngorongoro Crater. Any of these parks provide excellent game viewing opportunities, but some are seasonal.

Because you’ll be passing through a variety of ecosystems and surroundings if you complete the entire circuit, the experience will be enhanced.

It is easy to get away from the crowds due to the parks’ vastness, but because this is the most popular circuit, you will be surrounded by other tourists at times. If you really want to get away from it all, head to the southern circuit, where game viewing is a little more difficult but still excellent. This circuit may be better suited to return travelers to Africa who aren’t as focused on seeing the Big Five.”

How safe is it for travelers to visit Tanzania?

“Tanzania’s tourism sector is sleek and skilled, and a Tanzanian safari is often extremely safe.

However, because major towns like Dar es Salaam and Mombasa have a lot of minor crimes, strolling about alone is not suggested. Tourists are occasionally targeted in Arusha and other urban tourist hotspots, although most of the time the bother is minor and stems from touts trying to sell them something (anything from safaris to beaded necklaces). It typically only takes being solid and maintaining your position to defuse any issue.

In any event, most Tanzanian tour participants don’t spend much (or any) time in cities, so none of this is likely to be an issue.”

On a safari, what kind of accommodations can I expect?

“The safari sector in Tanzania is well-established, with a wide range of lodging options. Traveling with an outfitter that provides pleasant camping safaris is not only the most cost-effective option, but it also adds to the sense of adventure.

There are tented campgrounds (with actual beds and flushing toilets inside) offering various levels of luxury if genuine camping isn’t your thing but you prefer the romanticism of tented lodging.

There are hotels that give a complete detachment from the countryside, which means less danger of creepy-crawlies in your bed for those guests who like to spend their evenings in a less wild setting.

The present trend, on the other hand, is toward premium designer lodges that blend in with their surroundings and provide unrivaled levels of luxury and service. “The sky’s the limit!” says the narrator.

What can I expect from a Tanzanian African safari?

“When you go on a Tanzania trip, you can expect a once-in-a-lifetime adventure – or perhaps the first of many.” People who have been bitten by the safari bug tend to return time and time again to experience the African wilderness. It’s difficult to remain away for an extended period of time.

Tanzania is an excellent choice for first-time safari travelers since the northern circuit’s animal watching and African scenery provide all you could want – and more.

Tanzania is also an excellent choice for repeat travelers, as your first trip will just scratch the surface of the available tours.

Seasoned African safari aficionados will appreciate some of the more isolated parks, which have a variety of creatures such as wild dogs in the south and chimps in the west.”