What more could you ask of a safari: some of the most famous national parks in the world, hidden gems along the way, professional safari guides, intimate lodges and camps, and most of all: incredible wildlife sightings. A Tanzania and Kenya safari across the safari giants of East Africa is an unforgettable experience.
Busy – is probably the last thing you want to feel or be on your Tanzania safari. But busy it can get, if you decide to travel during the peak season of the northern hemisphere’s summer months or over the Christmas holidays.
You are making plans to travel to East Africa, but you can’t quite decide whether to go on safari in Tanzania or in Kenya? Well, that’s a difficult one indeed! Both countries are known for their large herds of animals, spectacular landscapes, unique locations and stunning accommodations. Safari equals Tanzania, safari equals Kenya. The best thing though: you don’t have to decide between the two. Visit both!
Situated between Tarangire National Park and the famous Ngorongoro Conservation Area, followed by the world-renowned Serengeti, Lake Manyara is often overlooked as a safari destination. At 330 square-kilometres of which more than half are often submerged in water, it certainly is one of the smaller national parks – in African terms.
Since the beginning of 2017, poachers in the Serengeti have a new opponent: the Serengeti De-Snaring Teams. In teams of eight they set out to detect and remove illegal wire-snares from the national park and surrounding areas. The project is a joint initiative by the Frankfurt Zoological Society and TANAPA (Tanzania National Parks) and SENAPA (Serengeti National Park).
You’ve travelled the world far and wide, took the train from one European capital to the next, steered your scooter along the palm-fringed roads on Bali, road-tripped the USA from the East to the West – all of it organised and run by yourself. Next destination: Tanzania! And you find out you need to book a guided safari and won’t be doing any of the driving or guiding yourself.
When you think of poaching on the African continent you will most likely think of elephants and rhinos being slaughtered for their tusks and horns to be illegally traded for vast sums of money. Poaching is one of the biggest concerns among the conservation community aiming to ensure the survival of endangered species such as the rhino.
A safari in the Ngorongoro Crater: 14 photos that will make you want to pack your bags and fly to Tanzania today
The Ngorongoro Crater is one of a kind. And while this phrase is often used in travel speak, it most certainly applies to the Ngorongoro Crater: it is the largest inactive, intact volcanic caldera on earth and while the whole area, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, the crater itself is also among the 7 Natural Wonders of Africa.
To go on safari you have to go as a couple and you have to be head over heels in love. Plus you have to wear matching khaki-beige safari hats and multi-purpose trousers with at least ten pockets. If you don’t tick the above, sorry, but you can’t come. – Of course, we’re kidding.
For many the name Serengeti is synonymous with safari and when deciding where to go on your African safari, it often ranks amongst the top destinations. Visiting Tanzania for the first time and skipping the Serengeti? Unthinkable.