Tanzania Safari

Tanzania Safari is an answer Whether you are looking for a family safari, corporate adventure, or even planning your honeymoon safari for many reasons Tanzania Safari tends to be the Best option, Tanzania Safari offers a wide range of tours and travel ideas available. Tanzania is a vibrant and beautiful country with exceptional parks and reserves. It’s blessed with the winning combination of unparalleled game viewing and dazzling tropical beaches. Because Tanzania is so vast (almost 1.5 times the size of Texas), it helps to divide the country’s major holiday destinations into four areas:

  1. Tanzania Northern Safari Circuit – the most popular Tanzania route comprising the Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara, Tarangire, and Kilimanjaro.
  2. Tanzania Coast and Islands – the country’s beaches, especially those on islands like Zanzibar, are breathtaking and very accessible.
  3. Tanzania Southern Circuit – includes the wonderfully wild and underrated Nyerere and Ruaha, Tanzania’s best-kept safari secrets.
  4. Tanzania Western Circuit – head to the far-flung corners of Katavi and Mahale for the ultimate off-the-beaten-path safari experiences

Wake to the call of stirring birds in the Ngorongoro Crater during your safari holidays or perhaps, scale Africa’s highest peak,  Mount Kilimanjaro, while experiencing the extraordinary biodiversity along its most scenic route. These are the top timeless sights and sounds of the Serengeti, and only the beginning of what Tanzania safari has to offer.

On Tanzania journeys, explore a range of wildlife parks and reserves, including the vast Serengeti National Park, the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater, and the wildlife-rich Tarangire National Park. Our Tanzania Tours features the continent’s finest guides, who expertly reveal your destination’s countless wonders. After each day of eye-opening adventures, rest in Africa’s best lodges or, on certain Tanzania vacations, retire to luxurious mobile tented camps. Whether you witness an endangered black rhino quietly grazing or thousands of wildebeest and zebra thundering through plains during the Great Migration, Kiwoito Africa Safaris takes you to the core of the action on the top Tanzania experience.

Tanzania holidays also introduce you to the many cultures in the region, from the proud Maasai or the Hadza (Hadzabe) people to the last bushmen in Africa. Meet the women of a local bike shop that empowers them to earn money to support their families and many more Cultural Activities.

On a Tanzanian safari, you’re not just observing. You’re part of the scene. Animals roam freely, offering a genuine glimpse into their daily lives. As dusk falls, the adventure doesn’t end. You’ll relax in comfortable lodges, the unique sounds of the savannah as your lullaby.

The country’s landscapes are as diverse as its wildlife, from the Serengeti’s dry plains to Ngorongoro’s lush forests. Every corner of Tanzania offers a different slice of nature, promising a rich and unforgettable wildlife journey.

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What happens on a Safari in Tanzania

Picture yourself in a vehicle with a pop-up roof, offering stunning 360-degree views of the scenery. Animals often approach close enough for fantastic photo opportunities.

As night approaches, you’ll settle into a safari lodge or mobile tented camp for dinner and rest. Your journey continues the next day, immersing you further into Tanzania’s natural wonders. The country’s breathtaking landscapes and rich wildlife have appeared on Hollywood screens in classics like “Hatari!” and inspired Walt Disney’s “Lion King”.

But an African safari in Tanzania is more than just wildlife as it’s a cultural journey too. You can visit Maasai villages to experience local traditions, and explore amazing historical sites like the Olduvai Gorge – the “Cradle of Mankind”.

For a unique perspective, try a walking safari through the savannah for close encounters with nature. Feeling even more adventurous? Soar above in a hot air balloon and enjoy the scenic beauty from a bird’s-eye view. Kiwoito Africa Safari offers these and other off-the-beaten-path experiences to enrich your safari adventure.

 Why Tanzania safari

Tanzania is renowned as a premium destination for Big 5 wildlife viewing, luxury lodges, Serengeti safari tours, and beach vacations with international visitors flocking from the U.S., UK, Europe, and beyond.

The country is also home to Africa’s highest mountain Mount Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro Crater, superb coffee plantations, UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Stone Town, wildlife-rich national parks such as the Serengeti, the superb Rift Valley lakes and more.

Top attractions visitors can expect from a Tanzania safari include:

Animals

Tanzania is famous for its wildlife with the big 5 present as well as Wildebeest, Diceros, Impalas, Dik-diks, Impalas, giraffes, hyenas, African wild dogs and many more.

All big 5 game animals can be found roaming including the African bush elephant, the lion, the black rhino and white rhino, the leopard, and the African buffalo.

Tanzania is one of Africa’s best birding destinations with one of the largest species lists of any African country at over 1,100 bird species including the black crake, Fischer’s lovebird, Ashy starling, Tanzania seedeater, and Hartlaub’s turaco.

Tanzania contains some 20% of the species of Africa’s large mammal population with most wildlife found in the surrounds of the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater.

Parks & Reserves

Tanzania has numerous parks, reserves, and sanctuaries, all of which have their own charm, accommodation, and wildlife attractions.

Tanzania has more than 17 national parks and many smaller parks.

Of particular note amongst parks are the Serengeti and Ngorongoro, a truly spectacular experience, as well as Nyere National Park (Selous) & Ruaha National Park.

  • Serengeti National Park: 5,700 sq miles of savannah teeming with migrations of wildebeests, gazelle, and zebras making this one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Africa,  a national treasure in the north of Tanzania.
  • Ngorongoro Crater: The world’s largest inactive cauldron-like hollow volcano with a crater floor covering over 100 sq. miles and almost 0.4 miles deep. This crater in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area has over 7,000 wildebeest, 6,000 black spotted hyenas, 4,000 zebras, 300 Elephants and 55 Lions.
  • Selous Game Reserve: Also known as Nyerere National Park, this is Tanzania’s largest national park at about 12,000 sq miles, set in southern Tanzania with majestic waterways, notably the Rufiji River and interconnected lakes attracting wildlife galore.
  • Ruaha National Park: Tanzania’s second largest national park with excellent game viewing of predators including lions and the endangered wild dog and 500 bird species.
  • Gombe National Park: The second smallest of Tanzania’s national parks at just 20 sq miles, Gombe is characterized by steep valleys and vegetation from grassland to woodland to tropical rainforest, a superb place for tracking chimpanzees.
  • Katavi National Park: ​​A 1,700 sq mile park renowned for large concentrations of animals including 4,000 elephants.
  • Tarangire National Park: The Tarangire River provides water for the wildlife in this northern park including for the rare tree-climbing lion, leopards, cheetahs, baobab trees, birds, and for the Masai people.
  • Arusha National Park: At the base of Mount Meru, visitors will find this 213 sq mile less visited park with large numbers of African elephants, Cape buffaloes, hippos, zebras, and giraffes.
  • Kitulo National Park: A protected area of montane grassland and montane forest on the Kitulo Plateau in the southern highlands of Tanzania.
A male elephant wanders down the middle of a dirt road in the green thickets of Arusha National Park, Tanzania

Other national parks of note include:

  • Lake Manyara National Park: This is a protected area in Tanzania’s Arusha and Manyara Regions, known for its large elephant numbers and tree-climbing lions.
  • Kilimanjaro National Park: At 644 sq miles, the park contains the largest free-standing volcanic mass in the world and the highest mountain in Africa, also home to numerous giraffes, warthogs, water buffaloes, colobus monkeys, dik-dik, and many birds.
  • Mahale Mountains National Park: A park of 637 sq. miles on the western tip of Tanzania bordering the Congo (DRC), known for its large population of chimpanzees.
  • Mikumi National Park: A large park at 1,250 sq miles, 190 miles from the coastal city of Dar es Salaam, Mikumi NP has numerous waterholes, crowded with hippos, elephants, and buffaloes.
  • Mkomazi National Park: Mkomazi does have the big 5 present, but wildlife in general is more thinly populated in this 1,253 sq mile park.
  • Rubondo Island National Park: This 176 sq mile island on Lake Victoria in the north-west is 75% covered in pristine equatorial rainforest, perfect for hippos, bushbuck, vervets, sitatungas, crocodiles, elephants, chimpanzees, and giraffes.
  • Saadani National Park: The only park in East Africa with an Indian Ocean beachfront with elephants and Swahili fishermen on view in this 410 square mile area.
  • Saanane Island National Park: A square mile island on Lake Victoria in Mwanza, northern Tanzania, known for its zebra, impala, rock hyrax, velvet monkey, and wild cats.
  • Udzungwa Mountains National Park: This 770 sq mile park supports diverse wildlife, including elephants, buffalo, lions, leopards, African wild dogs, and eland as well as 6 species of primate.
  • Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park: Located on the island of Zanzibar, this 19 sq. mile park has a landscape consisting of mangroves, tropical forests, and coral rug forests, as well as groundwater, salt marshes, and agricultural areas.

Spread across the country including Zanzibar tour packages, Tanzania’s parks and reserves can take several hours/flight to one another.

Guided tour

A guided safari package brings the benefit of:

  • Transfer via plane/4×4 to the safari camps and lodges
  • Luxury lodge packages
  • Meals/drinks are all catered for
  • Safari guides and transport
  • Facilities prepared including showers, wifi, cocktails, and all requests
  • Combined trips to neighboring Kenya and beach trips to Zanzibar
  • Tailored trips including chimp trekking tours
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What is a safari?

The word ‘Safari’ is the Swahili word meaning ‘long journey’. During a safari, people travel through the bush or jungle to discover beautiful nature and wildlife. Nowadays, a safari is known as a journey through African countries while visiting one or more nature parks. Safari drives in the parks, looking for wildlife, are also called ‘game drives’.

Why choose a Tanzania safari Expert

An African safari is a journey of a lifetime. Choosing to arrange your private adventure with Tanzania experts means that every step of the trip is as memorable as it should be.

Private safari

We offer customized private safaris. This means that you can explore the country at your own pace, exactly the way you want! A private safari offers enormous flexibility to have your private vehicle and guide. You decide where to go, when and how long. If you prefer to watch lions at a waterhole for an hour, start your safari day very early and relax at the lodge in the afternoon. Want to spend the entire day in the bush? Go ahead. It’s your adventure.

Personal advice from experts

As a local tour operator based in Arusha, Tanzania, we arrange and control the entire journey from A to Z. Our team is made up of a wealth of nationalities, including local Tanzanians who know the country and culture. Our professional Tanzania travel consultants are experts in Tanzania Safaris, climbing Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar holidays. From the planning of your luxury Tanzania safari to the last day of your journey, we are there for you. From advice on accommodation to the best places to visit in Tanzania, planning of the game drives. We’ve got you covered.

Own guides and vehicles

A good safari guide can make or break your safari experience. We select our Tanzania safari guides based on experience, professionalism and expertise. Only 10% of the candidates pass our selection procedures, ensuring all our guides are highly trained and experienced. They are born and raised in Tanzania and can show you Tanzania through the eyes of its people who know every corner of this land. You will also enjoy a private 4*4 safari vehicle throughout your trip in Tanzania. These robust vehicles are tailor-made for the wild landscapes of the bush. Our safari vehicles are all well maintained and offer excellent viewing opportunities from the extra-large windows and pop-up roofs.

Our clients agree that a tailor-made safari with Tanzania Specialist is a once-in-a-lifetime vacation. Read more about what our customers have to say on their travel experience with Kiwoito Africa Safaris

The best Tanzania Safari itineraries

Looking for African safari inspiration? Our Tanzania Safari itineraries are here to help. We also offer custom safari itineraries to suit all your wishes. Extend your safari with a beach holiday on Zanzibar Island, Pemba Island or Mafia Island, or contact a member of our team to start exploring your options!

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