Where to go to Tanzania for Safari?


Where to go to Tanzania for Safari? Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas. They include the plains of Serengeti National Park, a safari mecca populated by the “big five” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), and Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain. Offshore lie the tropical islands of Zanzibar, with Arabic influences, and Mafia, with a marine park home to whale sharks and coral reefs.

From witnessing millions of wildebeest, zebra and other antelope traverse the plains of the Serengeti to ascending to the snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro or sipping chilled drink on the white-sand beaches of Zanzibar, Tanzania offers travellers some of the most diverse safari experiences in Africa.

A vibrant and beautiful country with exceptional parks and reserves, the country is blessed with the winning combination of unparalleled game viewing and dazzling tropical beaches. Because the country is so vast (almost 1.5 times the size of Texas State), it helps to divide the country’s major holiday destinations into four areas:

  1. Northern Safari Circuit – the most popular route comprising the Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Manyara, Tarangire and Kilimanjaro.
  2. Coast and Islands – the country’s beaches, especially those on islands like Zanzibar, are breath-taking and very accessible.
  3. Southern Safari – includes the wonderfully wild and underrated Nyerere and Ruaha, some of the best-kept  safari secrets.
  4. Western Safari – head to the far-flung corners of Katavi and Mahale for the ultimate off-the-beaten-path Tanzania safaris.

Where you go will depend on what you want to see and experience while on safari. While the Northern Safari Circuit provides is a favourite among first-time and experienced safari goers alike, both Southern and Western Tanzania are hidden gems of this multifaceted destination. Read our Tanzania safari guide to find out everything you need to know about planning your ideal Tanzania  safari.

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  1. For the first time travellers, my vote goes to Northern Part of Tanzania which includes the following National Parks:


    • #1. Serengeti National Parks
    • #2. Ngorongoro Crater.
    • #3. Lake Manyara National Park.
    • #4. Tarangire National Park
    • #5. Kilimanjaro National Park (Which can be visit in a day trip, or from 5 to summit)
    • #6. Arusha National Park.


    If you have limited time, then the following are must see National Parks (I advice 4 days Minimum)


    • #1. Serengeti National Parks
    • #2. Ngorongoro Crater.


    If you are coming to Tanzania for the second time then look for: Selous Game reseve and Ruaha National Park southern Part of Tanzania!

  2. Msangai Adventure Safaris

    Tanzania is home to many national parks and reserves where you can go on safari. Here are some of the top destinations:

    1. Serengeti National Park: One of the most famous national parks in Africa, the Serengeti is home to the annual wildebeest migration and has some of the best wildlife viewing in the world.
    2. Ngorongoro Conservation Area: A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most unique and beautiful landscapes in Africa. The area is home to a high concentration of wildlife, including the Big Five.
    3. Tarangire National Park: Known for its large herds of elephants and baobab trees, Tarangire is a less crowded but still spectacular destination for a safari.
    4. Lake Manyara National Park: Famous for its tree-climbing lions, Lake Manyara is a small but diverse park that is well worth a visit.
    5. Selous Game Reserve: The largest game reserve in Africa, Selous offers a more off-the-beaten-path safari experience with riverboat safaris and walking safaris.
    6. Ruaha National Park: One of Tanzania’s lesser-known parks, Ruaha is a remote and rugged wilderness that is home to a variety of wildlife, including large numbers of elephants and predators.

    There are many other parks and reserves in Tanzania to choose from, and the best one for you will depend on your interests, budget, and travel style. A reputable safari operator like Msangai Adventure can help you choose the best destination and itinerary for your needs. website – https://msangaiadventure.com/


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