Tanzania

CAPITAL CITY

Dodoma

BEST TIME TO GO

December – March
June – November

Wildebeest migration:
December – April – Southern Serengeti
May, June and November – Central Serengeti
June – July – Western Serengeti
July – October – Northern Serengeti

TIME ZONE

GMT +3hrs

GETTING THERE

Flights from London Heathrow to Dar es Salaam or Kilimanjaro via Nairobi, 12hrs

Tanzania MapFor a long time, Tanzania’s Serengeti has been overshadowed by Kenya’s Maasai Mara as the place to see the great migration.  But the vast Serengeti (which is several times the size of the Maasai Mara) has been growing in popularity, and this beautiful, fertile country, remains un-crowded and unsurpassed in its abundance of wildlife.

Tanzania is one of the most diverse countries in Africa, with savannah grasslands, beautiful lakes, flowing rivers, unique wilderness areas, and majestic mountains.

There are magical lakes, like Lake Manyara, edged pink and white with flamingo and great white pelican, or the very deep Lake Tanganyika at the foot of the Mahale Mountains.  Tanzania is also home to the extraordinary Ngorongoro Crater, the strikingly beautiful caldera whose 100 square mile floor is the natural sanctuary for the greatest concentration of animals on the planet, including elephant and the endangered black rhino.  It is understandably a very popular spot, and the trick is to get into the crater as early as possible.

Tanzania is also home to the iconic, snow-capped Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world, which you can climb if you’re fit enough and feeling energetic, or you can cheat by flying over in a helicopter.  Another major point of interest is Olduvai, commonly acknowledged as the true site of the cradle of mankind, where the fossils of 60 hominins (human predecessors) were found in a steep-sided ravine in the Great Rift Valley.

For the ultimate safari, head to the Serengeti during the annual wildebeest migration and witness the largest wildlife spectacle on earth, with herds traversing the plains heading north, and in their wake the dominant predators, lion, hyena and cheetah.READ MORE

Top Reasons To Visit Tanzania

Wildebeest Migration

The Serengeti Plains

Ngorongoro Crater

Ruaha National Park

Tracking Chimps

Selous Game Reserve

Mt Kilimanjaro

Fly Camping

Beautiful Camps

Fantastic Guides

Zanzibar and Indian Ocean Islands

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