Tanzania ranks high among our favourite destinations in Africa owing to its sheer diversity. Most people will have heard of The Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, but Tanzania’s real appeal lies in its wide range of lesser-known – and lesser-visited – national parks and reserves.
Dr Henry Southworth, CEO, AfricaAway
Tanzania offers the discerning safari-goer the rare opportunity to see chimpanzees in their natural habitat (in Gombe Stream and Mahale), the famous tree-climbing lions (in Lake Manyara) and the opportunity to combine a beach holiday with excellent game viewing – all from the same location (in Saadani).
Tanzania offers a wide selection of high quality lodges to suit all budgets, with excellent local guides, and a well-developed internal infrastructure to aid getting around. Boat safaris and fishing vie with the more conventional game viewing and walking safaris, with the opportunity to climb Mount Kilimanjaro a special individual feature. Tanzania is also probably the best place to view the iconic wildebeest migration.
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Although Tanzania contains some 'hidden gems' that most tourists (thankfully) never find, its best-known destinations are the Serengeti and Ruaha national parks, together with the Selous reserve. Click on the panels to go to our Tanzania-specific website and more information.
The Serengeti is Tanzania's oldest national park, famed for its diversity of big game, and, of course, as the best location in which to view the extraordinary wildebeest migration.
Ruaha is probably our favourite Tanzanian game park, combining as it does fabulous scenery, a high density of wildlife and some truly excellent camps and lodges.
Largely unspoilt, The Selous is Africa's largest game reserve, and offers fly-camping, walking safaris and river-based activities in addition to some superb game viewing.
There are a wide variety of activities to choose from in Tanzania, and we always encourage visitors to try to explore a number of these, in addition to the core activity of game drives. Click on the panels below to go to TanzaniaAway.com and more information.
A boat safari - whether by river or on a lake - offers the opportunity to view the game from a very different perspective, in addition to providing the opportunity for some exciting fishing.
Fly camping at its most basic - with just a tent wall between you and the stars - allows you to explore the African bush at its most intimate
Although Kenya's Maasai Mara is generally thought of as the place to view this iconic annual migration, actually Tanzania's Serengeti National Park can provide you with a superior experience.
Tanzania is noted for its wide range of quality lodges, able to match most budgets, from the modest to the extravagant. The lodges below are good examples of this, but for the full list of safari lodges we offer in Tanzania, click here to visit TanzaniaAway.com
Ruaha National Park ($100.00 pppn)
A budget-oriented lodge situated just outside the Ruaha National Park. Difficult to beat in terms of value for money.
Selous Reserve ($320 pppn)
A classic safari camp set in an enviable location on the banks of the Rufiji River, offering some excellent game viewing.
The Serengeti ($995 pppn)
Being located in a private concession, outside the National Park, Klein's Camp is able to offer both night drives and walking safaris.ï»¿