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Safari Big 5 is dedicated to ensure you receive a personalized service, value for money and that your experience of Tanzania is truly a memorable one. We are the Best African Safari Specialist
Safari Big 5 is here to offer you Mountain Trekking, Wildlife Safaris, Zanzibar Beaches, Cultural tours, Hotel bookings, Airport transfers and Optional activities such as Canoeing Safaris, Hot Air Balloon Safaris, Walking Safaris and visiting all the Historical sites in Tanzania.
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Being based in Tanzania allows us to personally inspect all the destinations, lodges, camps and hotels that we recommend. We are regularly in touch with them, and can therefore provide you with up-to-date information. We do all the research, plan your itinerary, providing all the necessary information and cover all details.
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Important Tips - Travel to Tanzania
Where to go on safari in Tanzania
Northern Tanzania is a good bet for anyone on a limited budget, whether in terms of time or money. The Great Wildebeest Migration, the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, and traditional Maasai culture are all on offer. It’s ideal for first-time safari visitors because it’s simple to get around, with most of the main attractions conveniently close to one another. Northern Tanzania’s road network is less extensive than in Kenya, but main roads are on par with, if not better than, Kenyan roads in some cases. This means you can travel overland rather than taking expensive domestic flights, and pack a lot into even a week. It’s also convenient if you’re heading to Mount Kilimanjaro or further into Kenya.
All of this means that northern Tanzania is popular, so you won’t have it all to yourself during the peak months of July and August, and in places like the Ngorongoro Crater. If you want to be alone with the lions and leopards, head south to the little-visited Selous Game Reserve – the size of Switzerland – and Ruaha National Park, which are teeming with wildlife but see few visitors. Of course, there’s a reason for this. To get to these off-the-beaten-path locations, you’ll need to take a pricey domestic flight or a long drive, which keeps time-pressed and budget travelers away. Accommodation is also typically at the exclusive, luxury end of the safari spectrum. Elegant tented lodges with swimming pools, spas, and deluxe bathrooms are common.
What to see on safari in Tanzania
Many visitors come to see the Great Migration, which occurs almost all year in Tanzania. Over a million wildebeest, accompanied by hundreds of thousands of gazelles, zebra, and eland, migrate to Kenya’s Masai Mara in search of green pastures beginning in December in the southern Serengeti. From July to October, the exhausted wildebeest plunge across the Mara and Grumeti Rivers in the north, dodging waiting crocs as well as lions and hyenas that cruise the banks.
A safari in Tanzania, however, is much more than the thundering of wildebeest hooves. The Serengeti is home to animals of all shapes and sizes, and the nearby Ngorongoro Crater is a bowl full of the Big Five, which can be seen all year. More unusually, the Rift Valley has carved a series of lakes into the northern landscape. Flamingos, over 300 species of migratory birds, hippos, water buffalo, and leopards can all be found in Lake Manyara. Meanwhile, despite abundant wildlife, including endangered African wild dogs and Tanzania’s largest population of elephants, the vast parks of the south receive only a handful of visitors.