Tanzania Safari Ideas
Tanzania is a breathtaking safari destination. Both for those new to safaris and for experienced safari enthusiasts alike. Over 25% of the country is either a game reserve, national park or game management area. A Tanzania safari offers abundant wildlife in world famous locations such as the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. The lesser known areas like Lake Manyara National Park, Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve are equally stunning.
Cedarberg Africa offers tailor-made Tanzania safari options including safaris to see the Great wildebeest migration. Then you can end your Tanzania safari by soaking up the sun on a pristine beach. Beach destinations include Zanzibar, Pemba , Mafia Island, or absorbing the spice-scented atmosphere of the winding streets of Stone Town.
Travel tips for Tanzania Safaris & Zanzibar
- We usually recommend private guides and exclusive use of a vehicle on our safaris by road.
- There are several reliable light aircraft flights linking the game reserves and parks. Fly-in safaris are popular for shorter safaris, especially in the southern game reserves.
- Or you can join a set departure Tanzania safari group if you are on a budget. Here you join other English-speaking guests and travel in a shared 4×4 safari vehicle.
Best time to enjoy a safari in Tanzania & Zanzibar?
There are two rainy seasons in Tanzania and these dictate the best safari destinations. The short rains from November to January bring afternoon showers. The long rains from late March to early June mean longer, more severe downpours. From June onwards, the temperature rises agreeably and the drier weather makes the southern Game Parks more accessible.
The coastal areas of Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia Island and southern Tanzania are generally hot and humid all year round. These areas enjoy cool breezes from June to September.
Below is a link to our guide to the Serengeti migration through the seasons.