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Safari In Tanzania

Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through East Africa? Tanzania is the epitome of adventure and wonder, creating the perfect haven for an unparalleled safari experience. In this guide, we’ll cover the best times to visit Tanzania, the best safari camps in Tanzania, and why it’s an extraordinary destination for you to plan your next adventure.

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The Best Time for a Safari in Tanzania

Tanzania offers incredible year-round opportunities for safari adventures but when is the best time for a safari in Tanzania? Well, that will depend largely on your interests and what you want to see and do. 

1.     Dry Season (June to October)

This is often the busiest and most expensive season for safaris as wildlife often concentrates around water sources. This is an excellent time for game viewing with cooler temperatures and beautiful clear skies. 

2.     Green/Wet Season (November to May)

Green season is a photographer's haven. The landscapes are lush and vibrant, birdlife is abundant and while the game isn’t concentrated around smaller water sources, the adventure to find wildlife is all the more exciting. From December to March, you can often see calving in the Southern Serengeti, and in July and August, you can often see the Mara river crossings in the Northern Serengeti. Herds are often moving in different ways every year following the rain. This is often a cheaper time to visit.

3.     The Great Migration (November to July)

The Great Migration is one of the most incredible wildlife spectacles to witness. It can often be seen from November through to July with millions of wildebeest and zebras traversing the Serengeti and Maasai Mara in the search for greener pastures - to observe first-hand is phenomenal. From December to March, you can often see calving in the Southern Serengeti, and in July and August, you can often see the Mara river crossings in the Northern Serengeti. Herds are often moving in different ways every year following the rain. 

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The Best Safari Camps in Tanzania

You have access to a carefully curated collection of some of the best safari lodges in Tanzania when you book with Kusini Safaris. The following choices will make your time in Tanzania truly exceptional.

Ikuka Safari Camp

Ikuka Safari Camp opened in Ruaha National Park in July 2016, the camp has a spectacular location atop the Mwagusi Escarpment in southern Tanzania, it is also owner run and managed.

Sand Rivers

Sand Rivers is situated in the northern part of the Selous Game Reserve (now known as Nyerere National Park) which is one of the largest protected wilderness areas in the world.

Kichaka Expeditions

With a combination of luxurious "glamping" as well as authentic genuine "camping" experiences, Kichaka's hosts and guides will take you on probably one of the most intimate and exclusive walking adventures still available on the African continent.

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Why Choose a Safari in Tanzania?

Tanzania is a safari enthusiast’s dream for many reasons. From diverse wildlife, home to the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros), to the spectacular landscapes such as the savannahs of the Serengeti to the unique ecosystems of Ngorongoro Crater and the pristine white sands and turquoise waters of Zanzibar, the options are endless. 

A real tribute to the unadulterated beauty and unspoiled character of this region is the wildness of Southern Tanzania, which includes the expansive and wild landscapes of Ruaha and Selous. With its steep hills, flowing rivers, and a wealth of animals, including elephants, lions, and numerous bird species, Ruaha National Park is Tanzania's largest national park. The scenery is spectacular and varied. On the other hand, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Selous Game Reserve, is home to extensive river systems and wetlands that provide a rare habitat for a variety of land and aquatic animals, including the formidable Nile crocodile and the elusive African wild dog. When combined, these protected areas provide visitors to Southern Tanzania a wonderful window into the pristine environment, making them a sanctuary for nature lovers and safari enthusiasts.

There are various ways to enter Tanzania, such as through Kilimanjaro International, Dar es Salaam, or Zanzibar. Famous national parks like Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti are located in this nation. For a thorough East African experience, tourists frequently combine Tanzanian safaris with gorilla and chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda and Uganda.

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Zanzibar safari

What to Expect on a Tanzania Safari

With a private guide from Kusini Safaris, your options are limitless. For a small flavour of what a safari in Tanzania can offer take a look below:

  • Game Drives: Enjoy exhilarating game drives and spot the incredible wildlife in their natural habitat.
  • Hot Air Balloon Safaris: Soar over the Serengeti at dawn and experience a unique and truly breathtaking view of the landscapes and animals below you.
  • Cultural, Community and Conservation: Set off on an ethical safari that skilfully combines animal protection, community involvement, and cultural immersion; this will guarantee a responsible and rewarding vacation experience that helps preserve the environment and the local people.
  • Chimpanzee Trekking: Head to Mahale Mountains to trek and observe wild chimpanzees and other primates.
  • Beach Activities: Take some time to relax on Mafia or Pemba Island. Enjoy some snorkelling, scuba diving and explore the underwater world of Zanzibar. 
  • Walking Safaris: Embracing the excitement of being a part of the natural environment, a walking safari allows you to witness wildlife, tracks, and the intricacies of nature up close. It also helps you develop an intimate connection with the wild.

Tanzania is a destination that will undoubtedly capture the heart and soul of any traveller. Book your safari with Kusini Safaris and embark on an adventure of a lifetime. Enquire today and let us turn your dream safari into reality.