Top 10 Reasons to Go on Safari in Tanzania

Safaris in Tanzania offer a spectacular adventure, bringing iconic images of golden savannahs, African wildlife, breathtaking landscapes, and the highest mountain in Africa. Here are the top 10 reasons to go on safari in Tanzania.

#1 The People of Tanzania

One of the highlights of traveling in Tanzania is meeting the people and learning about their diverse cultures. Tanzania is home to about 120 tribal groups, with friendly locals who are always ready to greet you with warm smiles and wonderful hospitality. The Maasai, known for their traditional ways, and the Hadzabe, one of the oldest tribes in Africa, are among the fascinating cultures you can encounter.

#2 The Wildlife

Tanzania boasts an incredible variety of wildlife, with over 430 species and subspecies among more than four million wild animals. From the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino) to an array of bird species, Tanzania’s national parks and conservation areas offer unparalleled wildlife viewing opportunities.

Some of our popular safaris.

#3 The Serengeti & The Great Migration

The Serengeti, Tanzania’s oldest national park, is renowned for its vast open grasslands and the annual Great Migration. Witnessing millions of wildebeest, accompanied by zebra and antelope, crossing the plains and rivers in search of fresh grazing is a truly unforgettable experience.

Some of our popular Serengeti / Migration safaris

#4 Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, offers a challenging yet accessible climb for adventurers. Rising 5,895 meters above sea level, this iconic mountain provides stunning views and diverse landscapes, attracting thousands of climbers each year.

Some of our popular Mt Kilimanjaro Trekking Tours

#5 Ngorongoro Conservation Area & Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, often called Africa’s Garden of Eden, is home to a wide range of wildlife and the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Crater is one of the best places to see the endangered black rhino and offers a unique safari experience in a pristine wilderness.

#6 Western & Southern Safari Circuits

Western and Southern Tanzania offer unique safari experiences. In Western Tanzania, you can trek to see chimpanzees in Mahale and Gombe National Parks. The Southern Circuit, including Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve, provides a true sense of wilderness and diverse wildlife.

#7 Zanzibar Beaches

Zanzibar, known as the “Spice Island,” boasts some of the world’s best beaches. With pristine white sands and turquoise waters, Zanzibar is perfect for a relaxing getaway or a beach extension after your safari adventure.

Some of our popular Zanzibar Beach Holidays & Safari Packages

#8 Stone Town

Stone Town, the cultural heart of Zanzibar, offers a glimpse into the island’s rich history. With winding alleys, bustling bazaars, and grand Arab houses, this UNESCO World Heritage site is a fascinating place to explore.

#9 Hiking (Mt Meru, Oldoinyo Lengai, Empakaai Crater)

Tanzania offers numerous hiking opportunities, from the challenging climb of Mount Meru to the breathtaking day hikes to Empakaai Crater. These hikes provide fresh air and stunning views, making them a perfect complement to your safari experience.

#10 Hot Air Balloon Safari

Experience the thrill of a hot air balloon safari over the Serengeti or Tarangire National Park. With unrivaled views of the landscape and wildlife, this early morning adventure is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Popular Tours

4-Day Tarangire Manyara & Ngorongoro Safari

8-Day Best Tanzania Safaris

7-Day Northern Tanzania Classic

5-Day Wildebeest Migration Tanzania

5-Day Mara River Crossing