Where to go in Tanzania

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Tanzania stands as a prime safari hub, boasting some of Africa’s most expansive parks and reserves. It’s an ideal destination for those eager to experience a segment of the Great Migration, where massive herds of wildebeest trail the rains from Kenya’s Masai Mara to the Serengeti. For a more secluded experience, consider lodging in a remote camp within Nyerere National Park, where diverse wildlife like hippopotamuses, giraffes, and colorful birds gather around rivers and streams. Another option is exploring the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, home to a vast volcanic crater serving as a natural haven for the iconic Big Five animals.

Popular places to visit in Tanzania

Included prominently in our Tanzania itinerary suggestions, these locations are perennial favorites among our travelers. You can customize how you incorporate them into your journey to create a route that aligns perfectly with your preferences.

Tarangire National park

Tarangire is the fifth biggest national park in Tanzania. It is home to the largest elephant population. You will find several animals feeding beneath the baobab trees. The Tarangire river provides the only permanent water supply for these animals. So many animals come to drink from this river. Tarangire has a diversity of wildlife like the leopard, cheetah, and others. You can also spot monkeys jumping from one tree to another and hippos moving along the Tarangire river.

Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti comprises of three regions known as Serengeti plains, western corridor, and northern Serengeti. They have a fascinating presence of millions of various wildlife. The Serengeti is the biggest tourist attraction in Tanzania. A trip to the Serengeti is more gratifying between December and June. The Serengeti wet rainy season is from March to May, while it gets very cold from June to October. Zebras and other animals usually migrate during the month of May. This area has over 500 species of birds. You will also get to see lions, leopard, cheetahs, caracals, serval cats, spotted and striped hyaenas, crocodile, and the rare wild dogs.

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater has various wilderness areas. You will have the opportunity to see hippos chuckle from the safety of their habitat, warthogs getting on their knees to feed, and other wild beasts in their natural abode. The Ngorongoro Crater is the best place to see the endangered black rhinoceros as they graze. If you haven’t seen a Cape Buffalo before, here is a chance to see one. Most tourists mistake these Cape Buffalo for cows, but they are among the most dangerous wild beast in Ngorongoro Ngorongoro Crater.

Ngorongoro conservation area also has locals living side by side with these wild beasts. Maasai herdsmen bring their flocks to graze on the same ground like elephants, hyenas skulk, and other animals. The Maasai people are friendly and hospitable. Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater is among the most visited tourist destinations and is among the best places to visit in Tanzania.

Ndutu – During the great migration

Ndutu is among the best places to view the drama that is associated with Elephant migration. You will also get the opportunity to see lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyena and other wildcats up close in their habitat. Ndutu is also home to various bird species and you can spot a striped hyena if you’re lucky. Ndutu has a nice weather and natural colors. During the dry season, Ndutu is a beautiful place to visit. It has a stunning Acacia woodland.

Tourist can lodge at the most atmospheric and relaxing accommodation. It is the best place to view great migration on the vast plains of the Serengeti. Ndutu is rich with grasses for the wildebeest to feed their young calves. So many of them migrate to Ndutu to feed their calves because the grasses are endowed with healthy nutrients that help the mother wildebeest recover quickly after giving birth.