Our Guide to Tanzania

21st February 2024

Tanzania is a remarkable destination that hits all your senses. Here you will see some of the most dramatic examples of Rift Valley scenery including; the Ngorongoro Crater; the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro; the game rich plains of the Serengeti; some unrivalled areas of wilderness, and the exotic beaches of the Zanzibar Archipelago.

Under the enormous African skies, you’ll witness seemingly infinite species of wildlife – lions on kopjes, chimps in the forests of Mahale, crocodiles and hippos in the slow-running rivers, and the savannah bursting with life as the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra travel through.

Whether you’re traveling as a family or on an adults only trip, there is no denying the magic of Tanzania, let us plan an adventure for you that you’ll never forget.

WHY WE LOVE TANZANIA

For its infusion of breathtaking landscapes; phenomenal game viewing; areas of true wilderness; wide variety of birds and animal species; blend of cultures and the incredibly warm and friendly people.

WHY WE THINK YOU MUST VISIT THIS COUNTRY?

Tanzania a classic safari destination, it really does have something for everyone. Whether you’re a first timer to Africa or a repeat Africa enthusiast; on the hunt for raw wildlife encounters; going on a family adventure or dreaming of combining a safari with an incredible beach stay…. we craft a tailor made trip just for you.

WHEN IS IT THE BEST TIME TO GO?

You can almost visit Tanzania all year round except from April and May when they have their long rains. There are wonderful experiences to enjoy throughout the year:

In January/February you can see the wildebeest and zebra dropping their young; in June/July you can see the wildebeest and zebra brave the Grumeti River Crossing; in July/ August you can witness them crossing the Mara River; in September/October you can enjoy great game viewing away from the crowds and in November/December (during their short rains season) you will benefit from less tourists and still excellent game viewing.

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JO’S TOP LIST OF THINGS TO DO, SEE AND EXPERIENCE

✨ Witness the calving of millions of wildebeest and zebras in the Southern Serengeti or the barbaric river crossing of the Grumeti or Mara River.

✨ Take a sunrise hot air balloon over the migration as the first sunbeams of the day light up the plains of the Serengeti.

✨  Climb the highest free standing mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, also known as the roof top of Africa.

✨  Enjoy a delicious bush lunch on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater.

✨Trek into the forest in Mahale National Park to see and spend time with our closest living relatives, the Chimpanzees.

✨Watch huge herds of elephants gather in the Tarangire National Park, some of the herds are as big as around 600 in number.

✨Get off the beaten track in Southern Tanzania and enjoy game viewing on one of Tanzania’s largest National Parks, Ruaha.

✨  Jump off a dhow into the depths of Lake Tanganika before climbing back on board to enjoy a sundowner.

✨  Explore the Swahili streets of Stone Town on the island of Zanzibar.

✨Adventure up the Rufuji River dodging hippos on route and keeping an eye out for game on the banks of the river.

✨Enjoy an authentic cultural experience with the The Hadzabe tribe down in the Southern Serengeti

✨Spend the night fly camping with just a mosquito net between you and the African night sky.

✨ Set sail on a sunset dhow trip on the crystal clear waters of Zanzibar.

Why Visit

 

JO’S TOP TIP FOR TANZANIA:

 “An excellent guide is the key to any good safari, take advantage of our expert knowledge so we can pick the best of the best for you!  Another tip would be to travel in the low season as you can get incredible rates combined with exceptional game viewing.”

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A BIT ABOUT JO…

Jo has over 20 years of experience working across Africa and Sri Lanka, and creating bespoke itineraries. Jo will share everything you need to know and put together an itinerary based on your requirements, while organising everything, including flights and internal transfers.