Where wildebeest and zebra stampede

What makes Tanzania so unique?

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Tanzania? Chances are, it’s the endless plains of the Serengeti. Trouble is, that’s what most people think of first, too. 

We’re not saying your trip shouldn’t contain a visit. In fact, it’s usually where we recommend most trips should start (especially if it’s your first time). It’s the best place to see the migration as it moves around the Serengeti and Masai Mara ecosystem. 

But there are a host of other places to visit, too. Destinations like Tarangire (with its elephants, baobabs and panoramic views), Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater wonderfully complement the Serengeti. You don’t need to tear cross-country, either. With careful planning you can take in a huge area and still stay at one base. We suggest flying longer distances and driving the shorter ones. And when we say drive, do it properly –  with an expert guide and comfortable vehicle. 

Whether you stay in a swanky lodge or rough it in a tent, we suggest rounding off your safari with a few days of relaxation. Head to Zanzibar. Take over a private island: a bit of pampering after a safari never hurt anyone.  

Please note: The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) issues travel advice on destinations, which includes information on passports, visas, health, safety and security. We urge you to visit their website before deciding to travel.  

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Tanzania is safari. Where wildebeest and zebra stampede across the Serengeti. Lions roam inside the Ngorongoro Crater. And elephants wander in the Tarangire National Park.

It’s also the country of coral beaches, coastal villages and centuries of Swahili culture.  It’s where you can sleep beneath canvas one night and in a luxury lodge the next. Where there are well-worn paths and untrodden ones waiting to be discovered.  In our opinion, one visit just isn’t enough. 

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There are a number of ways of getting to Tanzania with the international airports being Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam. Awkward flight times mean that a night somewhere before you start your safari is usually required, but in our opinion after a long flight this is no bad thing.  


You can visit Tanzania all year round and there is always something to see, whether it is green season or dry season. If you are visiting the Serengeti we usually recommend lodges and camps in areas that we anticipate the migration to be. 


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