Why Tanzania?

Tanzania is home to an array of world-famous national parks, including the iconic Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater where the Big 5 and Great Migration can be experienced. With the Zanzibar Archipelago a short scenic flight away, Tanzania also boasts some of the finest safari beach adventures in Africa.

Jongomero Camp, Ruaha National Park
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Jongomero Camp, Ruaha National Park

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A Tanzania safari is like no other. Here you can see The Big 5, witness The Great Migration, visit Serengeti National Park and combine your safari with some beach time on Zanzibar; and that's just for starters! There are countless places to go, sights to see and properties to choose from.

When choosing a Tanzania safari, you may consider experiencing the famous Northern circuit, home to the Serengeti and Great Migration. The Southern circuit, known for its walking and boat activities, or the wilder Western circuit, home to Tanzania's chimpanzees!

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Tanzania is home to the Serengeti as well as Zanzibar, boasting some of the best safari beach itineraries in Africa.
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Key locations:
Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, The Ngorongoro Crater, Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park, Lake Manyara, Mt Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar.
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Key experiences:
Watch the Great Migration, Hot Air Balloon Rides, Fly from Safari to the Beach, Climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

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When to visit 

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January marks the start of the 'short dry season' in Tanzania's northern parks, although the timings can be unpredictable. This is a greener, warmer time of year to be on safari post 'the short rains' with higher temperatures and some rain. Any rain tends to be passing and has seldom impact on your experience. The migrating herds can be found in southern Serengeti for calving season and high temperatures make it a great time to visit the Zanzibar.

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February is one of the optimal months for trekking Kilimanjaro, going on safari and visiting Zanzibar. February sees temperatures peak on Zanzibar and the Great Migration is still on the Ndutu Plains in the Serengeti. There can be some rain but it should have seldom impact on your safari.

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The Great Migration starts heading north, and temperatures are still high. As the month progresses, there is a higher chance of rain as Tanzania enters the long wet season.

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Heavy rain. Travelling in this period is not advised.

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The rains calm as the month progresses. A good time for low season rates.

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The dry season begins, the tracks dry up and The Great Migration can be found crossing the Grumeti River.

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Perfect safari conditions with long sunny days and no rain. The Great Migration moves north to the Mara River.

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Optimal safari conditions with long sunny days and no rain. The Great Migration moves further north and the big Mara River crossings are in full flow.

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It starts to get warmer as The Great Migration splits between Kenya and Tanzania.

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The Great Migration starts to aim south into a hotter, drier, yellow-grassed Serengeti.

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An unpredictable period labelled 'the short rains' where you can expect rain and good weather rolled into one with great savings to be had up until the Christmas period. Any rain tends to be light and passing with good sunny intervals.

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Rain and good weather all rolled into one, with the weather generally improving as December goes on into the Christmas period. This period is Tanzania's peak season and needs to be booked well in advance. The Great Migration is largely in the central and eastern Serengeti, moving south.

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