Tanzania

Tanzania is home to some of Africa's most famous national parks and the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro rising above the Serengeti. The country was recently voted one of the best safari countries in Africa by both specialized safari operators and international visitors. Today, Tanzania boasts the top three ‘Natural wonders of Africa’, The Ngorongoro crater, Mount Kilimanjaro and The Serengeti National Park. Even more recently, Fox TV News named Tanzania among the world’s ‘most stunningly beautiful countries’. Tanzania has 16 national parks that protect over 25% of the country’s land mass, and are home to about 20% of the Africa continents larger mammals so it is little wonder the country has one of the best game viewing experiences in Africa.

Tanzania is the place to see seemingly endless herds of wildebeest and zebras trekking across the plains on their annual migration-followed by lion, cheetah, leopard and hyena. Tanzania will certainly allow you to enjoy authentic African wilderness without fencing and paved roads. And a wildlife safari can be enhanced by a wide choice of activities like beach holidays, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro-christened the ‘Roof of Africa’ and the tallest freestanding mountain in Africa, and perhaps most valuable of all participating in one or more of the many Cultural Tourism Programmes to gain an insight into the culture and history of the people.

Today, you can explore Tanzania and see the country’s remarkable UNESCO world heritage sites with none of the hardships but all of the adventure of those early, intrepid pioneers including; Serengeti National Park, Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Stone Town-Zanzibar, Selous Game Reserve, Kondoa Rock-Art Sites and Kilwa Kisiwani Ruins.

Tanzania, where luxurious lodges sit on the brink of civilization offering picture-perfect scenery, and a people of endless smiles welcome you to their lands…from the highest mountain in Africa to the largest conservation areas on the continent, come feel the difference and enjoy the unique wonders of the world.

Best time to visit Tanzania

A huge country with much regional variation in geography and climate plus two distinct rainy seasons, the question of when to go to Tanzania depends on what it is that you want to experience.

The best time to go to Tanzania for the Serengeti Migration is between November and August but you'll need to be in the right place at the right time to catch all the action: find out more about the best time to see the wildebeest migration.

General game viewing in the Serengeti and Tanzania's other parks is at its peak during the June to October dry season. Mount Kilimanjaro is best climbed either between July and October or January to March, while the best time to visit Tanzania's coast, its islands and Zanzibar is between August and October - avoid the coast during the long rains of March to May.

Interactive Map of Tanzania