Why choose Tanzania?
Tanzania is a huge country, three times the size of France. It protects more land through its national parks and reserves than any other country on the African continent and there are so many different ways to enjoy this incredible, diverse country.
Marvel at the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra across the vast plains of the Serengeti, gaze in wonder at the Ngorongoro Crater – a geological wonder. Travel to Lake Manyara, often pink with flamingoes, photograph the unique tree-climbing lion and abundant birdlife; visit Arusha National Park with its concentration of giraffe and flighty colobus monkeys and Tarangire National Park with its majestic herds of elephant or climb Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro.
Why not complete your African holiday and adventures in Tanzania with some rest, relaxation and recuperation on the Spice Islands of Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia in the Indian Ocean.
Places to visit
When to visit Tanzania
Tanzania is a large country with much regional variation in geography and climate. When to visit Tanzania depends on what you want to experience. Tanzania has two distinct rainy seasons; the unpredictable ‘short rains’ (November and December) and the ‘long rains’ (March to May) where afternoon tropical downpours are common, and the humidity is high. General game viewing in Tanzania’s northern, southern and western circuit parks are best visited during the dry season (June to October). The best time to experience the Migration in the Serengeti is between November and August. Wildebeest calving takes place in late January to February. We can advise the best locations for your month of travel. If you’d like visit Tanzania’s coast or one of the Spice Islands, we’d recommend avoiding the long rains (March to May).
A Sample Of What You Can Experience
We Recommend Tanzania For…
Tanzania is one of the best places in Africa to enjoy a Bush & Beach holiday. Combine a classic safari in Tanzania’s northern or southern parks and reserves with a relaxing coastal stay on white sandy beaches & turquoise waters on the island of Zanzibar.
Tanzania is a richly rewarding destination for a family safari holiday and a delight for all ages. It offers a wonderful introduction to Africa thanks to the superb lodges, family focused guides, swimming pools and sandy beaches.
Tanzania is a very versatile honeymoon option. A popular choice is the combination of a luxury African safari with a romantic getaway on the exotic island of Zanzibar which lies off the country’s tropical east coast.
Experience a true African safari on horseback riding alongside groups of giraffe or herds of zebra and from a safe distance, you can marvel at the Big 5. Ride between Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro, through savannahs, bush country, and swamps and have a true equestrian adventure.
The northern circuit in Tanzania is well suited to a proper overland safari due to its diverse combination of scenery, wildlife and culture. We can arrange camping & accommodated set departure tours as part of a small group which offers an affordable way to see Tanzania.
Tanzania is a wonderful destination for an adventure holiday. From challenging trekking, exciting wildlife safaris and cultural interaction with the Maasai in the north to the rarely traversed south, where wilderness takes on a truly different meaning.
10 Day Family Safari | Northern Tanzania
Outposts Travel Africa arranged a family holiday for a lovely family of 5 from the USA who wanted to visit Tanzania together during the school holidays. We organised a 10 day adventure-packed itinerary that took them on a journey through northern Tanzania seeing the Ngorongoro Crater and the Wildebeest Migration in northern Serengeti.
“We got very lucky at Klein’s Camp. On our second day at Camp we saw the river crossing not once, twice but three times at Sun River. We had a guide with 16 years experience who accompanied us, instead of going to Mara river like everyone. We were incredibly lucky as we saw the initial hesitation and the crossing. We had an amazing trip, it was such a incredible experience. Thank you for planning this wonderful trip.”The S Family
Tanzania Riding Safaris
Tanzania is a wonderful country to explore on the back of a horse. Taking part on a proper mobile tented safari is very authentic, special and a MUST. There aren’t that many places that offer riding in Tanzania so we would like to recommend an excellent quality riding safari operator based near Arusha in Northern Tanzania. They offer day safaris which can cater for the less experienced riders as well as adventurous off the beaten track group riding safaris.
KASKAZI HORSE SAFARIS
For Experienced Riders | A true ‘off the beaten track’ riding experience
This privately guided horseback operation in Northern Tanzania focuses on horses and Safaris off the beaten path. Due to the owner’s many years of experience within the Safari industry, Kaskazi designs unforgettable safaris led by qualified and professionally trained guides, always pushing for a new and exhilarating adventure. The routes are off the beaten track and with a vast knowledge about the countries fauna and flora you will travel deep into the bush and together enjoy the wonders that Africa has to offer; the magnificent wildlife, the scenery and the magical interaction with the local tribes who inhabit these areas.
The area offers an ideal climate for horses and riding. The stables have a magnificent view of Mount Meru, with Mount Kilimanjaro emerging itself in the North on a clear day. Day rides takes place from the stables, while on a mobile safari the horses are trucked to the location. Explore the remote African bush from the back of a horse combined with visits to the many unexplored areas of Tanzania, away from the crowded destinations and running engines.