Endless savannas and an abundance of wildlife
Tanzania is a country with vast nature reserves, home to an impressive wildlife population. In the Serengeti, millions of wildebeests and zebras migrate annually across the expansive plains in search of food and water, providing a fantastic experience for every safari enthusiast. Tanzania is the land where cheetahs hunt for their young, lions climb trees, black rhinos roam, and flamingos add color to the lakes. It features mountainous areas with dense rainforests where many chimpanzees reside. Whether you want to climb Kilimanjaro, meet the Maasai, find tranquility in the southern parks, or enjoy sand and sea in Zanzibar, Tanzania offers endless possibilities for your tailor made safari.
Savannahs, expansive grasslands dotted with acacia trees and wooded riverbanks. Here, you’ll encounter hunting cheetahs, substantial lion populations, and vast numbers of wildebeests, gazelles, and zebras that inhabit these plains for most of the year. With your private guide, you’ll explore the most beautiful spots in this safari area. There are various accommodations, ranging from stone lodges to small-scale, high-quality mobile tented camps. A visit to the Serengeti is a must in your tailor made safari to Tanzania.
Acacia forests, grasslands, swamps, and baobabs form the foundation of this pristine safari area. Look out over the river and witness vast herds of elephants quenching their thirst daily. In and around Tarangire, a sort of mini-migration takes place. The Tarangire River is the primary water source in the area during the dry period, causing elephants, zebras, and wildebeests to congregate mainly near the river.
To visit the crater, you descend by car more than 600 meters from the crater rim to the flat bottom, an impressive descent with a fantastic view over the crater. On the floor, there is an enormous variety of wildlife to see, thanks to permanent water, forests, marshes, a salt lake, and savannas providing ample water and food. Join your guide in search of the black rhinoceros and experience the beauty of this unique safari area. In addition to these safari game drives, various safari options include walks from the crater rim or a visit to the Maasai.
The southern parks are less crowded than the north, allowing you to feel “all alone in the world” in this pristine wilderness. Take a relaxing boat trip on the Rufiji River and visit bird colonies. Look with your guide for wild dogs, capture photographs of elephants coming to the river in the afternoon, and experience one of the untouched safari areas in Tanzania.
A chimpanzee trekking in western Tanzania is a breathtaking experience. Walking with a specialized guide, you’ll search for chimpanzees in the rainforests of Mahale or Gombe Stream. These apes have been studied here since the 1960s. Whether you choose the idyllic Mahale or head to Gombe to follow in the footsteps of Jane Goodall, both chimpanzee trekking locations guarantee a unique safari experience.
Travel with your private guide/driver through the most beautiful safari areas of Tanzania
The northern part of Tanzania is ideal for exploration with your private guide. The distances between different safari areas are not too large, and your guide knows the national parks inside out. Every day, you head out in a 4×4 safari vehicle to search for wildlife. We collaborate with the best guides, ensuring you can fully enjoy your custom safari journey in Tanzania.
Combine safari with beach time or explore the less touristy parks in the south.
Zanzibar gives you the opportunity to relax at the beach after an exciting safari day. Snorkelling, a boat trip on a Dhow, or a visit to Stone Town, there are many activities possible. Are you looking for a more adventurous activity? Take a boat safari on the Rufiji River in Selous, where you can see crocodiles, hippos, and countless colourful birds.
A fly-in safari is comfortable and essential for the southern parks.
The airplane services in Tanzania work wonderfully; they are truly part of public transportation. If you visit the southern or western parts of Tanzania during your custom safari journey, it will always be by plane. Your accommodation will provide guides during your stay.
The best time for your tailor made safari to Tanzania
The best time for a tailor-made safari in Tanzania is during the dry season, which runs from June to October and from December to February. February is fantastic for the wildebeest calving season in Ndutu. From June to October, all safari areas in Tanzania are worthwhile; however, note that the large herds of wildebeests, zebras, and antelopes migrate towards Kenya in June/July and return in September/October.
Combination trips Tanzania/Kenya or Tanzania/Rwanda
If you want to follow the Great Migration, a combination trip might be a fantastic option. You can witness the herds in the border region, both in the Serengeti (Tanzania) and the Masai Mara (Kenya).
After a safari in Northern Tanzania, if you’re still in the mood for additional adventure, you may consider visiting mountain gorillas in Rwanda.
This was far more than just a vacation; this was ‘experiencing’ a unique country with its distinct culture and nature. We stayed in lodges and in tented-camps. We were extremely happy to be continuously accompanied by our own private guide. All in all, we can look back on a fantastic, once in a lifetime experience that will stay with us forever.
We found that the ‘translation’ of our wishes into the reality that Jos could offer us, was an essential part of the success of our fantastic journey.