Destinations

Kilimanjaro, Beaches, the great migration and much, much more

With so many options available, travellers to Tanzania could be forgiven for not knowing exactly where to go and what to do. Most visitors head to the Northern Safari Circuit where they visit the Serengeti National Park to witness the Great Migration followed by the extraordinary spectacle of the Ngorongoro Crater, which you can combine with a visit to – or climb – Mount Kilimanjaro. If you choose rather head south, many people fly into Dar es Salaam, and it is worth spending a few days in this cosmopolitan, chaotic city and then heading along the coast or to Zanzibar Island. The Selous and Ruaha Game Reserves are mostly undiscovered wonders further south and are famous for their massive herds of elephant. To the west lies Lake Malawi and Lake Tanganyika, which both offer great water-based activities and beautiful beaches, while Lake Victoria forms the northern borders with Kenya and Uganda.
  • Arusha National Park Classic safari, hiking, several antelope species and black-and-white colobus
  • Gombe National Park Chimpanzee tracking, other primate species are present
  • Katavi National Park Classic safari, 4 of the Big 5 (no rhino), abundant wildlife in the dry season
  • Lake Manyara NP Classic safari, 4 of the Big 5 (no rhino), big cats difficult to spot
  • Mahale Mountains NP Chimpanzee tracking, several major safari animals present but rarely seen
  • Mikumi National Park Walking and classic safari, 4 of the Big 5 (no rhino), predators rarely seen
  • Mkomazi National Park Classic safari, Big 5 present but difficult to spot, wildlife thinly populated
  • Ngorongoro CA Classic safari, abundant wildlife in the volcanic crater includes the Big 5
  • Ruaha National Park Walking and classic safari, 4 of the Big 5 (no rhino), cheetah and wild dogs
  • Saadani National Park Walking, boat, and classic safari, beach and bush, wildlife is thinly populated
  • Selous Game Reserve Walking, boat, and classic safari, Big 5 present, healthy population of wild dogs
  • Serengeti National Park Classic safari, Big 5 present (rhino rare), many big cats, wildebeest migration
  • Tarangire National Park Classic safari, 4 of the Big 5 (no rhino), abundant wildlife in the dry season
  • Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Kilimanjaro. The name itself is a mystery wreathed in clouds.
  • Bagamoyo The town of Bagamoyo, Tanzania, was founded at the end of the 18th century.
  • Zanzibar Island Zanzibar’s coastline offers some of the best beaches in the world, but sand and surf vary depending on what side of the island you’re on.