Tanzania Safari Ideas
Tanzania is a breathtaking safari destination for those new to safaris and for experienced safari enthusiasts alike. Over 25% of Tanzania is either a game reserve, national park or game management area. Tanzania safari offers abundant wildlife in prime, world famous locations such as the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, and lesser known, but equally stunning areas, like Lake Manyara National Park, Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve.
Cedarberg offers tailor-made Tanzania safari options including safaris to see the Wildebeest Migration. As a fascinating contrast, why not end your Tanzania safari by soaking up the sun on the pristine silver beaches of Zanzibar, Pemba or Mafia Island, or imbibe the spice-scented atmosphere of the winding streets of Stone Town.
Travel tips for Tanzania & Zanzibar
- We usually recommend private guides and exclusive use of a vehicle on our safaris by road.
- There are several reliable airlines with scheduled light aircraft flights linking the game reserves and parks, so fly-in safaris are also popular for shorter safaris, especially in the southern game reserves.
- If you are on a budget, you can join safari trips with set departures where you join other English-speaking guests and travel in a shared 4×4 safari vehicle.
Best time to enjoy a holiday to Tanzania & Zanzibar?
There are two rainy seasons in Tanzania and these dictate the best safari destinations for each season. The short rains from November to January bring afternoon showers whereas 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, with cool breezes from June to September.