Beginner’s Safari Guide to Tanzania

A great travel guide (like this one!) doesn’t replace the advice and support of an Africa trip professional but it does equip you to be an active and informed decision-maker in planning your trip.

In this guide, we’ve intensive on the advices and insights that will help you make the most of your time and money. For more information about Tanzania tours you can visits at



Tanzania’s Top Fascinations

Tanzania is home to a great diversity of wildlife, captivating cultures and natural, scenic beauty. It’s a dream journey's end from the decisive, sweeping savannah of the Serengeti to the flamingo-lined shores of Lake Manyara, world wonder Ngorongoro Crater and Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa’s highest peak).

Tanzania offers superb safari-and-beach mixtures thanks to its long tropical coastline and coral-ringed islands. It’s also home to bucket-list fascinations that we highly recommend, like chimpanzee trekking in the rainforests of Mahale and Gombe, and game viewing in the far flung backwoods of Katavi, Ruaha and Selous.

Without a doubt, Tanzania’s greatest wildlife fascination is the Great Migration, which sees a million wildebeest and zebra follow periodic rains across the Serengeti each year.

The two main events in the relocation that take place in Tanzania are the mass calving when thousands of babies are born in the southern Serengeti, and the dramatic Grumeti river crossings. If witnessing the migration is your goal then when you go is all-important.