TANZANIA

Much more than the classic safari destination
Amazing wildlife

Why Tanzania?

The Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area are truly world renowned, as is Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro. All of these highlights are within easy reach of Nairobi, attracting many tourists and earning Tanzania much needed foreign exchange.

The Northern Route

The most famous parks are situated in the north of Tanzania. These parks offer the best chance of witnessing wild animals in their natural habitat. All of these parks have their own unique characteristics and attractions. The main attractions are listed below:
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The Southern and Western Route

Tourism is less well-developed in the southern and western regions of Tanzania than it is in the north. If it is solitude, tranquillity and peace of mind you are looking for, you may prefer to visit these regions. This part of Tanzania truly is paradise for anyone who wants to experience what it must have been like to be an explorer. We feel that it is only right to warn you that the game in these areas is less used to interactions with humans and can be slightly more shy. Furthermore, due to the vastness of the area, in contrast with the north, taking a domestic flight may sometimes be necessary.

Kilimanjaro

At 5895m, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak, rising above the East African plains. It is also the highest free-standing mountain in the world and one of the highest peaks you can scale without technical expertise. As a high altitude mountain close to the equator, Kilimanjaro kicks up plenty of surprises. Few other treks in the world offer rainforests with primates and game, alpine pastures, high moolands of giant eerie plantlife and snow fields at the summit. 

Best time to travel to Tanzania

Tanzania can be visited year round and the climate varies considerably considering depending on where you are. When asking when the best time to travel is, this will greatly depend on what you want to experience. Generally the main rainy season (long rains) last during March, April & May. This consists of an afternoon tropical downpour – they get heavier the closer you are to the coast and on the islands. The humidity during these months is high and temperatures are in the low 30s. The second rainy season is in November and December and this is considered the ‘short’ rainy season, as the rain is much lighter and less frequent.

The dry season is from June – October. 

Best time to travel

June till October is the dry season and therefore best safari months. 

Rainy season

November and March until May is the rainy season. 

Wildebeest Migration

The migration is linked to the amount the rainfall and is fairly predictable as the Wildebeest are looking for fresh water and grazing opportunities. The migration happens year around – it will depend on where you look! They say the best time to be in the Serengeti for the migration is between November and August but you need to be in the right place at the right time to really get into the action of it all.

National parks & highlights

Explore Tanzania

Tanzania is much more than a classic safari destination. The country has active travelers, water sports enthusiasts and the cultural visitor a lot to offer!

Special interests? Talk to us and we can include these in your itinerary.

WHAT TO EXPERIENCE IN TANZANIA

Why travel with African Travels to Tanzania?

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  • Unique tailor made itineraries

  • We have lived what we sell

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WHERE TO STAY?

African Travels will send you to the most beautiful and unique accommodations in Africa. They are not only runned by excellent staff, they also give back to the local community and operate as eco friendly as possible. Located in the most beautiful locations, they will contribute to the your ultimate safari experience.

From tented safari camps to luxury boutique hotels. We will make sure they tick all the boxes!

  • All accommodations are carefully selected by us
  • Value for money
  • Local community support
  • The location compliments the African experience

OUR CLIENTS FEEDBACK

  • This trip went far beyond our expectations leaving us with indelible memories of people, places and experiences!

    Susan G.
    Private safari
  • This was a great trip and what perfectly arranged! From Johannesburg to the Kruger Park and back again. Everything but everything arranged down to the last detail with freedom of choice. An unforgettable experience!

    Maarten V.
    Small Group Safari
  • We have never had such a great and personal travel agent! African Travels is an excellent organization that arranges everything the way you want.

    Annemieke van E.
    Self drive
  • Our experiences with African Travels are 100% positive. Everything was arranged perfectly. If we will make such a trip again, then it will be with African Travels! Thanks Will and Marijnke.

    Julia W.
    Self drive Botswana
  • African Travels arranged our trip to South-Africa in a really personal way. They booked a wonderfull guesthouse in Cape Town and we had a perfect tour (Wine tour and Garden Route)! If you ever need a agency helping you out by booking your trip to SA, contact them!

    Heleen
    Tailor made South Africa
  • Excellent Service, Great Tour and always available! I strongly recommend this agency for your SA trip!

    Michael
    South Africa

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