The general rule in picking the right Tanzania safari is to consider whether you want to experience the famous northern circuit or the quieter southern counterpart.
The northern circuit includes the Serengeti National Park. This is the famous stomping ground of the Wildebeest Great Migration, which attracts the highest concentration of predators in Africa. You could combine time here with a few nights on top of the Ngorongoro Crater or along the shores of Lake Manyara to witness Tanzania's absolutely phenomenal big-game regions. Alternatively, you could head to the southern circuit on your Tanzania safari vacation to experience the country’s charming ‘off-the-beaten-track’ wildlife regions, such as Ruaha National Park and the Selous Game Reserve.
As well as offering an iconic African safari vacation, Tanzania supplies superb and unique experiences, from mobile camping to privately guided photographic safari courses. For safari aficionados, we suggest heading off to western Tanzania to encounter the chimps in Mahale Mountains National Park and to thrill in the wild appeal of Katavi – these are parks that receive very few visitors indeed yet make for a fantastic safari vacation.
Just off Tanzania’s coast lies Zanzibar, with its fascinating history and exceptional beaches. If you’d like to combine bush and beach, this idyllic island is best visited at the end of your Tanzania safari vacation. Other stunning islands off the coast include Pemba to the north and Mafia to the south – both are ideal diving vacation destinations. And the sprawling city of Dar Es Salaam provides a fascinating distraction thanks to its many museums and vibrant art galleries.