Best time to go on safari in Tanzania

  • The people of Tanzania are courteous, sincere, friendly and hospitable, making visitors feel very welcome
  • Tanzania is arguably one of Africa’s best-kept secrets, being less well-known than Kenya, despite the fact that it is home to Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, and bordered by Africa’s three largest lakes – Lakes Malawi, Tanganyika and Victoria
  • Natural highlights abound, including Ngorongoro Crater – the largest intact caldera in the world, Olduvai Gorge – said to be the birthplace of man, the 20-million-year-old Great Rift Valley and the vast game-filled plains of the Serengeti
  • The annual Great Migration of millions of herbivores is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and can be viewed 12 months of the year between Tanzania and Kenya
  • More than 25 percent of Tanzania is dedicated to conservation areas, protecting over 20 percent of Africa’s large mammals and 35 species of antelope, including 1.5 million wildebeest
  • It is possible to view the “Big 10” in Tanzania – elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, hippo, zebra and giraffe – plus the well-documented chimpanzees on the shores of Lake Tanganyika
  • Tanzania boasts over 1 000 bird species, with Lake Manyara National Park alone being home to more than 400. It is a year-round birding destination, but at the height of the winter months, some 160 species of migrants add to the diversity
  • It is easy to combine the adventures of big game viewing with relaxing beach holidays
  • Guided walking trails and river boat excursions are a great way to view game
  • Tanzanite, a rare and beautiful gemstone, is mined only in Tanzania
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