The best 5 safaris to do in Tanzania

6th December 2018  


Going on an African safari requires a lot of research. This explains why many adventurers delegate the planning process to safari tour experts. In the end, you will have to choose from a list of the best safari tour options. To make your job easier, we have drawn up a list of options and highlights for adventurers who are interested in a Tanzanian safari. In order to compile this exclusive list, we took into account the views of our safari experts and customer reviews.

Moreover, this list of the 5 best Tanzanian safari tours was drawn based on the variety of adventures on offer. Each of these chosen packages is perfect for every traveler type. Whether you are an old couple or honeymooner, family or group, there is a wide range of adventures everyone can enjoy.

Moreover, these safari tour packages cover safe accommodation, easy transfers, guided tours and optional activities such as Hot Air Balloon Safari, Visiting the Cradle of Mankind the famous Olduvai Gorge featured in the popular movie the Lion King and visiting Maasai Village to name a few. Travel experts and consultants simplify the complicated process of planning a safari holiday. And guess what? You will be guided through all segments of your travel logistics – we are always on hand to assist you from start to finish.

Below is our exclusive list of top-rated safaris to embark on in Tanzania. If you feel inspired by any of the packages, feel free to contact one of our safari consultants and they will make your safari holiday a smooth sail.

SAFARI 1: Combo Adventure including Safari and Zanzibar Beach Holiday

This extraordinary 10-nights and 11-day safari gives you the opportunity to explore some of the scenic wildlife regions in Tanzania. Commence your trip in the Tarangire National Park or Manyara and continue to the exotic Serengeti National Park where you’ll enjoy two interesting nights at the lodge. Enjoy two nights exploring the Ngorongoro Conservation region for some exciting game viewing around the Crater floor, and then round off your holiday with four memorable nights at Zanzibar.

Some of the popular tour highlights include:

  • Bushwalk safaris
  • First-rate game viewing in the Ngorongoro Conservation region
  • Tasting of exceptional, aromatic coffee in Arusha
  • Memorable safari and beach relaxation at Zanzibar
  • View full details about this Combined tour including a safari in Tanzania with Zanzibar beach holiday

SAFARI 2: A comprehensive 6-day safari in Northern Tanzania

One of the best Tanzanian safari tours, this 6-day safari starts with a drive from the beautiful Arusha city center and continues to Manyara. The journey will treat you to the lovely sights and sounds of the villages and farms of Masai Steppe. Explore the scenic countryside and the Manyara escarpment.

Transverse the lengths and breaths of the Manyara Park and take in the exoticness of one of Tanzania’s forests, plains and lakes. Look out for a wide range of animals. You will most likely sight some busy blue monkeys, forest hornbills, bushbuck zebras, buffalos, wildebeest, baboons and so on. Nature lovers should expect to be blown away by the sights and sounds of the rich green forests, the mahogany and fig trees, as well as the verdant wasteland.

Explore the magnificent Serengeti plains before venturing to the Ngorongoro crater (sometimes called the eighth wonder of the world) for an amazing game viewing experience.

If you are interested in experiencing the wildebeest migration, ask the consultants about the right migration seasons. This will help you make the most of your experience.

Important tour highlights to note:

  • Extensive game viewing at the UNESCO World Heritage Site and conservation area of the Ngorongoro crater
  • Lots of nature walks and natural pool swimming
  • Adventurous drives in search of various wildlife species in their natural habitat
  • Learn more about this comprehensive 6-day safari in Northern Tanzania

SAFARI 3: Truly adventurous 14-day safari with mountain, safari and beach all-inclusive

This fourteen-day safari is for the adventurous traveler. The journey includes a lot of mountain climbing and treks across moorlands and heathers. Start your safari with treks and mountain picnics. Traverse the saddle between Kibo and Mawenzi via the alpine desert zone

After your descent from Moshi to Arusha and to Manyara, you’ll be treated to breathtaking game drives around the Lake Manyara National Park. Cap off the journey with a quick flight to Zanzibar where you’ll enjoy the pools and beaches at one of the exclusive resorts.

Experienced tour guides are often assigned to every party for the duration of the trip so your safari holiday in Tanzania will be perfectly suited for you.

Tour highlights

SAFARI 4: Five-day safari to keep it short and sweet

This five-day exclusive safari will give you the opportunity to experience the very best of Tanzania. The journey will start from the eclectic Arusha city center and continue to Manyara.

As you descend the Great Rift Valley escarpment for an unforgettable game drive in a safari-prepared vehicle through the Lake Manyara National Park, you will see the lush, grassy moorlands and rare wildlife.

Afterwards the journey will continue to the vast plains of Serengeti National Park and eventually to the highlands of Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Important tour highlights to note include:

  • Interesting bird watching at the Lake Manyara National Park
  • Game drives and nature treks
  • Accommodation and food
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SAFARI 5: Very popular 8-day safari

This 8-day safari is absolutely perfect for vacationers who are seeking an authentic safari experience, This Tanzanian safari focuses on providing visitors with special cultural encounters, brilliant game-viewing and spectacular backdrops.

Explore the Tarangire National Park. It is a haven for bird watchers and game lovers. Continue on to the Serengeti National Park where you will spend three days and nights experiencing wildlife in their own ecosystem. Afterwards, you will be treated to two nights in the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater or Karatu and one night in Manyara.

Tour highlights

  • Expect to see the spectacular Wildebeest Migration
  • Enjoy fantastic game viewing
  • Transverse and marvel at the incredibly beautiful Serengeti plains
  • You can see the full itinerary and book this 8-day popular safari in Tanzania

You can browse through all other tours, safaris and activities here if you wish to view more options for your holiday in Tanzania.