How to plan a safari to Tanzania? – Wildebeest migration and wildlife watching in Tanzania
How to plan a safari to Tanzania? – If you are planning to take a safari in Tanzania, you are surely going to have one great trip of your life experience and a safari that is awesome. A wildlife safari, also known as a “game drive,” is an amazing opportunity to see wildlife up close, not in a zoo, but their natural habitat.
In this post, we are going to talk about the safaris in Tanzania from budget safaris to luxury safaris, as well as the ideal length of a safari. You will also learn everything from how and when is the best time to see The Great Wildebeest Migration to where to spot The Big 5, and which National Park to go to. Great Adventure Safaris also gives you some itineraries that are suitable for couples, adventurous travelers, honeymooners, or anyone looking for an unforgettable wildlife safari experience.
This travel guide doesn’t replace the advice and assistance from Great Adventure Safaris, but it does equip you to be an active and informed decision-maker in planning your East African Tanzania safari. In this guide, we focus on the tips and insights that will help you make the most of your time and money.
Experiences on a Tanzania Safari
Best Year-round Game Viewing
How to plan a safari to Tanzania? – Tanzania is one of the East African countries and home to a great diversity of wildlife, fascinating cultures, and natural, scenic beauty. It’s a dream destination from the classic, open savannah plains of the Serengeti to the flamingo-lined shores of Lake Manyara, world wonder Ngorongoro Crater and Mountain Kilimanjaro Africa’s highest Mountain.
Tanzania also offers bucket-list best safari experiences that like chimpanzee trekking in the rainforests of Mahale and Gombe, and game viewing in the wildernesses of Katavi, Ruaha, and Nyerere National Park.
Tanzania combines beautifully with other safari destinations in East Africa like Kenya in Masai Mara National Reserve and Uganda and Rwanda for exhilarating Mountain Gorilla tracking trips.
Popular Game Viewing safari tours in Tanzania.
The Great Wildebeest Migration
One of the best Tanzania’s greatest wildlife attractions is the annual Great Wildebeest Migration where you will see almost two million wildebeests mixed with zebras follow seasonal rains across the Serengeti National Park and the Masai Mara National Reserve Ecosystem each year. Tanzania hosts the lion’s share of the Migration and there are always two main events that take place in the Serengeti National Park.
The mass calving season when almost a quarter of a million babies are born in the southern Serengeti National Park
The amazing and dramatic Grumeti River crossings
Tanzania offers a superb safari-and-beach combo along its long tropical coastline and coral-fringed islands. You can easily fly- in from a safari camp after breakfast and be on a powder-soft beach in time for sunset cocktails.
Great Wildebeest Migration safaris offered by Great Adventure Safaris
Top Tanzania beach Islands:
- Zanzibar Island one of the world’s most romantic destinations for honeymooners
- Mnemba Island, a private island holiday paradise
- Pemba Island is among the world’s best diving sites.
- Mafia Island where you can swim with migrating whale sharks and the best time is around October to April.
The Best Time to Go on a Safari in Tanzania
When deciding when to visit Tanzania it will depend entirely on what it is that you want to experience. understand more
Peak Game Viewing
The best time for a peak game viewing in Tanzania is in the dry winter season around June to October. This is the ideal time to explore the Serengeti National Park, Ngorogoro Crater, and Lake Manyara National Park because the game is concentrated around water sources.
The Great Wildebeest Migration River crossings also take place between July and October. If you’d prefer to avoid high season crowds, Great Adventure Safaris recommends combining Ruaha and Nyerere National Parks with a beach break on the coast or heading to Lake Victoria to combine Chimpanzee trekking in Mahale and Gombe rain forests with game viewing in the Katavi.
During the low season
This is best in November to March where there are baby animals everywhere. These days are hot; the dust is settled by afternoon thundershowers and, best of all, you will enjoy the very best value for money and crowd-free game viewing. Game viewing is still excellent after the short rains in November but, for the best value, travel before mid-December to avoid the Christmas crowds.
Photographers are on the peak here as it’s a quiet period that offers very special advantages: expect lush green landscapes rather than the dull browns of winter; dramatic cloudy skies rather than winter’s endless pale blue skies; and much more relaxed game viewing conditions, which means more time to get that winning shot.
The best time to summit Kilimanjaro
The best time to summit Kilimanjaro Mountain is between July and October or between January and March which makes it easy to combine a mountain trek with game viewing and relaxing on a tropical island at the beaches.
You can as well combine your big game safari with Tanzania’s islands between August and October. Great Adventure Safaris don’t recommend the coast or islands during the long rains from March to May when it’s very wet and humid.
Why choose Tanzania?
You will choose Tanzania for your East African safari because of its attractions and you will fall in love with Tanzania’s rich cultures, big game attractions, and natural scenic beauty. At Great Adventure Safaris, what we value most about this country is the old-school service, the authentic safari style, and the level of luxury you will experience here. The incredible game viewing safaris in Tanzania’s heavyweights like the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater