Tanzania is a dream destination for safari lovers. It offers some of the most spectacular landscapes, wildlife, and activities in Africa. Whether you want to witness the great migration of wildebeest and zebra, explore the majestic Ngorongoro Crater, or relax on the pristine beaches of Zanzibar, Tanzania safari holidays offer something for everyone.

At Masai Mara Holiday, we offer expert safari guidance to assist you with planning the best things to do on a Tanzania safari, the top attractions and national parks to visit, and we are happy to address any queries you may have.

Things to do on a Tanzania Safari

Tanzania safaris are not just about driving around in a 4×4 and spotting animals. There are many other ways to experience the beauty and diversity of this country. Here are some of the most popular activities you can enjoy on your safari:

Hot air balloon rides

Imagine floating over the endless plains of the Serengeti, watching the sunrise and the wildlife below. A hot air balloon ride is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave you breathless. You can book a balloon ride in advance or through your safari operator.

Walking safaris

If you want to get closer to nature and feel the thrill of being on foot among the wild animals, a walking safari is for you. You will be accompanied by an armed ranger and a guide who will teach you about the flora and fauna of the area. You can do a walking safari in many national parks, such as Tarangire, Lake Manyara, or Arusha.

Cultural visits

Tanzania is home to more than 120 ethnic groups, each with its own culture, language, and traditions. You can learn more about their way of life by visiting their villages, schools, markets, or ceremonies. Some of the most famous tribes are the Maasai, the Hadzabe, and the Datoga.

Boat safaris

A boat safari is a great way to see the wildlife from a different perspective and enjoy the scenic views of the waterways. You can do a boat safari in Lake Manyara National Park, where you can see hippos, crocodiles, flamingos, and other birds. You can also do a boat safari in Selous Game Reserve or Ruaha National Park, where you can see elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, and more.

Beach Holidays

After an exciting safari adventure, you might want to relax and unwind on a tropical island. Tanzania has some of the best beaches in Africa, especially in Zanzibar, which is also rich in history and culture. You can also visit other islands such as Mafia, Pemba, or Fanjove.

 Top Safari Attractions in Tanzania

Tanzania has 16 national parks and several game reserves that cover almost 40% of its land area. Each park has its own unique features and attractions that make it worth visiting. Here are some of the top safari attractions in Tanzania:

Serengeti National Park:

The Serengeti is the most famous park for Tanzania safari tours. It is renowned for its annual migration of over 2 million wildebeest and zebra, which is one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth. The Serengeti also has an abundance of predators such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, and wild dogs. The park is divided into several regions, each with its own landscape and wildlife. The most popular regions are the Central Serengeti (Seronera), where you can see big cats all year round; the Northern Serengeti (Kogatende), where you can witness the dramatic river crossings of the migration; and the Southern Serengeti (Ndutu), where you can see the calving season of the wildebeest.

Ngorongoro Crater:

The Ngorongoro Crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the natural wonders of Africa. It is a huge volcanic caldera that measures 20 km in diameter and 600 m in depth. It hosts around 25,000 animals, including all members of the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo). The crater also has a high concentration of endangered black rhinos, which are hard to see elsewhere. The crater offers stunning views from both inside and outside. You can drive around the rim or descend into the crater floor for an unforgettable game drive.

Tarangire National Park:

Tarangire National Park is known for its large herds of elephants that roam around its baobab-studded landscape. The park has more than 3,000 elephants that congregate around the Tarangire River, especially during the dry season. The park also has a variety of other animals, such as giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, antelopes, lions, leopards, and cheetahs. Tarangire is also a birdwatcher’s paradise, with over 500 species of birds, including the rare yellow-collared lovebird and the endemic ashy starling.

Lake Manyara National Park:

Lake Manyara National Park is a small but diverse park that lies at the base of the Rift Valley escarpment. The park is famous for its tree-climbing lions, which can sometimes be seen resting on the branches of acacia trees. The park also has a large population of flamingos that flock to the alkaline lake, as well as hippos, baboons, elephants, buffaloes, and more. The park also offers scenic views of the lake and the escarpment, as well as activities such as canoeing, biking, and night game drives.

Frequently Asked Questions about Safari in Tanzania

Planning a Tanzania safari can be overwhelming, especially if it is your first time. Here are some of the most common questions and answers that can help you prepare for your trip:

When is the best time to visit Tanzania?

Tanzania is a year-round destination, but the best time to visit depends on what you want to see and do. Generally speaking, the dry season (June to October) is the best time for wildlife viewing, as the animals are easier to spot and congregate around water sources. The wet season (November to May) is the best time for birdwatching, as many migratory birds arrive in Tanzania. The wet season also has two sub-seasons: the short rains (November to December) and the long rains (March to May). The short rains are usually mild and do not affect the safari activities much. The long rains are heavier and can cause some roads to be impassable or some lodges to close.

How much does a Tanzania safari cost?

The cost of a Tanzania safari depends on many factors, such as the duration of your trip, the type of accommodation you choose, the number of people you travel with, the season you travel in, and the activities you do. As a rough estimate, you can expect to pay between $200 and $500 per person per day for a mid-range safari package that includes accommodation, meals, park fees, game drives, and transfers. A luxury safari package can cost between $500 and $1,000 per person per day or more. A budget camping safari can cost between $100 and $200 per person per day. You can also save money by joining a group tour or booking in advance.

What should I pack for a Tanzania safari?

Packing for a Tanzania safari can be tricky, as you need to balance comfort, practicality, and weight limit. Here are some of the essential items you should pack for your safari:

  • Clothing: You should pack light and breathable clothing that can protect you from the sun and insects. You should also pack layers that can keep you warm during the cold mornings and evenings. You should avoid bright colors that can attract attention from animals or offend local people. You should opt for neutral colors such as khaki, beige, or green. You should also pack a hat, sunglasses, and a scarf or bandana.
  • Footwear: You should pack comfortable and sturdy shoes that can handle different terrains and activities. You should also pack sandals or flip-flops that you can wear around your lodge or campsite.
  • Accessories: You should pack a good camera and binoculars that can help you capture and enjoy the wildlife sightings. You should also pack a flashlight or headlamp that can help you see at night. You should also pack a power bank or solar charger that can keep your devices charged in case of power outage.
  • Toiletries: You should pack basic toiletries such as toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deodorant, sunscreen, lip balm, insect repellent, and wipes. You should also pack any medication or prescription drugs that you need. You should also pack a first aid kit that contains bandages, antiseptic cream, painkillers, anti-diarrhea pills, antihistamines, and rehydration salts.
  • Documents: You should pack your passport, visa (if required), vaccination certificate (if required), travel insurance policy (highly recommended), flight tickets (or confirmation), safari itinerary (or confirmation), and emergency contacts.

Why Choose Our Tanzania Safari Tours?

Tanzania is a captivating country known for its breathtaking landscapes, diverse wildlife, and vibrant culture. If you are planning a safari adventure, choosing the right Tanzania tour operator is crucial to ensure an unforgettable experience. At Masai Mara Holidays, we stand out as a reputable Tanzania safari company; With our local expertise, personalized itineraries, diverse safari options, commitment to responsible tourism, and exceptional customer service, we guarantee an unforgettable adventure through the stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife of Tanzania.

Local Expertise

We are an East African based safar company with ground offices in Tanzania, and our team consists of experienced and knowledgeable local guides. We have a deep understanding of Tanzanian culture, wildlife, and the best safari destinations. Our expertise allows us to provide you with authentic and immersive Tanzania safari holidays, ensuring that you make the most out of your safari adventure.

Tailored Itineraries

We understand that every traveler has unique preferences and interests. That’s why we offer personalized Tsafari holidays in Taznania to cater to your specific needs. Whether you are a wildlife enthusiast, a bird watcher, or interested in cultural encounters, we can customize your Tanzania safari to include your desired activities and destinations. Our goal is to create a safari experience that exceeds your expectations.

Extensive Range of Safari Options

We offer a wide range of safari options to suit different budgets and preferences. From budget-friendly camping safaris to luxurious lodge safaris, we have something for everyone. Our itineraries cover popular national parks like Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire, and Manyara, ensuring you get to witness the incredible wildlife and landscapes that Tanzania has to offer.

Responsible Tourism

We are committed to practicing responsible tourism and promoting conservation efforts. Masai Mara Holidays adheres to sustainable practices that minimize our impact on the environment and support local communities. By choosing our Tanzania safari packages, you contribute to the conservation of Tanzania’s rich biodiversity and the well-being of its people.

Safety and Comfort

The safety and comfort of our guests are our top priorities. We maintain a fleet of well-maintained safari vehicles equipped with safety features, ensuring smooth and secure Tanzania safaris. Our experienced guides are trained in first aid and have extensive knowledge of the local terrain, ensuring your safety throughout the safari.

Exceptional Customer Service

We take pride in providing exceptional customer service to our guests. From the moment you contact us until the end of your safari, our dedicated team will be there to assist you. We are available 24/7 to address any concerns or queries you may have, ensuring a seamless and stress-free experience.

Popular Tanzania Safari Holidays

It is no doubt that a safari to Tanzania offers a remarkable experience. With its captivating national parks, hospitality, and wildlife, a Tanzania safari holiday is a must for anyone seeking a memorable adventure. Whether you’re traveling solo, with your partner, or group, your Tanzania safari holiday will surely exceed your expectations.

At Masai Mara Holidays, We offer some of the best services and money value for Tanzania Safaris. We have experienced and knowledgeable guides who will make your safari safe and enjoyable. We also have comfortable and well-equipped vehicles that can handle any terrain. We have a variety of accommodation options to suit your budget and preferences, from luxury lodges to camping tents. We also have flexible and customizable Tanzania safari itineraries that can cater to your interests and needs.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the beauty and wonder of Tanzania. Book your safari with my travel company today and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Check out our carefully safari holidays to Tanzania and feel free to request a free quote.

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