TANZANIA

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TANZANIA

Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa and includes the islands of Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia. It’s bordered by the Indian Ocean, flanked by three of the largest lakes in Africa and has Mount Kilimanjaro as its highest point. Tanzania offers some of the best game viewing on Earth, inspiring cultural experiences, the exotic spice island of Zanzibar, volcanic craters, wide open savannahs, pristine beaches and coral reefs, tea plantations, chimpanzee trekking in the rainforests and just one experience after another! The annual wildebeest experience is a massive drawcard and coupled with a beach extension, it makes for the most unforgettable holiday whether it’s a romantic escape, a fabulous family gathering or a solo traveler’s digital detox.  

Map of Tanzania in Africa

“Wilderness gave us knowledge. Wilderness made us human. We came from here. Perhaps that is why so many of us feel a strong bond to this land called Serengeti; it is the land of our youth.”
– Boyd Norton

What Will the Weather Be?

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

OVERVIEW

Tanzania enjoys a tropical climate year-round, but due to its vast size, rainfall and humidity vary with the coast being the hottest and most humid and the interior much milder and cooler at night. There’s 2 distinct rainy seasons – the long rains in April and May and the short rains in November and December which are more afternoon bursts 

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit is June to October for exceptional wildlife viewing.

WHEN TO AVOID

March is the start of the rains with heavy showers in April and part of May, so best to avoid.

BEST FOR MIGRATION

For dramatic river crossings June and July are best in the Grumeti and then northern Serengeti.

BEST FOR BIRDING

Birding is best during the low or green seasons from January to March and November to December. 

Let’s Touch Your Imagination

OUR FAVOURITE TRAVEL IDEAS

Explore our sample itineraries to spark your imagination. Everyone is unique, so use these samples as an inspirational canvas waiting for your personal aspirations to paint it.

Remember, at Mallerby’s, we believe in tailoring each journey to the individual, ensuring your travel experience is as extraordinary as you are. Let these itineraries be a starting point, a palette of possibilities, waiting for the strokes of your own desires. Your journey is not just a trip; it’s a reflection of your dreams. Let’s craft it together.

Where Will You Travel To

REGIONS IN TANZANIA

Tanzania Arusha

Arusha

Situated at the foothills of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro, just an hour from Kilimanjaro International Airport, Arusha is the perfect first night stop on your safari journey and offers a plethora of activities, attractions and adventures.  

tanzania Tarangire National Park

Tarangire NP

Close to Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire offers a rewarding safari. Known for its huge herds of elephant, more than 500 bird species and fantastic predator action, it’s a beautifully diverse National Park and well worth a visit.  

tanzania Lake Manyara

Lake Manyara NP

Lake Manyara National Park offers a range of diverse habitats, from steep mountainsides to dense woodlands, and is best known for its large herds of elephants, tree-climbing lions and lakes attracting over 400 species of birds including pink flamingos.  

tanzania Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro

Once a gigantic volcano, the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area is now a 600m deep haven to around 30,000 animals within wetlands, forest and grasses, and some of the most luxurious accommodations on the crater rim.  

tanzania Serengeti National Park

Serengeti NP

Serengeti, meaning ‘endless plains’ in the Maasai language, is Tanzania’s oldest game reserve, known best for the annual wildebeest migration (from around December to August) and one of the world’s most celebrated wilderness areas.  

tanzania Mahale

Mahale NP

Originally created to protect the thousands of chimpanzees that inhabit the region, Mahale Mountains National Park is breathtakingly beautiful with an array of habitats, other primates, forest birds and spectacular sunsets over Lake Tanganyika.  

tanzania mount kilimanjaro national park

Kilimanjaro

At an impressive 5895 metres, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain and the world’s tallest free-standing mountain. Best to climb between July to October and January to March, it’s a fairly gentle hike, however the main challenge is the altitude.  

tanzania Zanzibar

Zanzibar

Steeped in history and culture, Zanzibar, also known as the Spice Island, is the perfect ending to your safari experience. Visit Stone Town, the Jozani Forest Reserve, snorkel and dive the coral reefs, explore the markets or cruise on a dhow at sunset.  

tanzania Ruaha National Park

Ruaha NP

Set on the southern circuit, Ruaha is a hidden gem with only a handful of camps. It’s Tanzania’s largest national park and home to an impressive elephant population, African wild dogs, exceptional predator action and around 570 bird species.  

tanzania Nyerere National Park

Nyerere NP

Also on the southern circuit, formerly known as the Selous Game Reserve, Nyerere is Africa’s largest game reserve bursting with wildlife and the only area where you can partake in boating, fishing and guided walks. Open June to mid-March.  

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