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Tanzania Safari Destinations

Tanzania is located in central East Africa, is known for its vast wilderness areas. It offers the Great Wildebeest Migration and unsurpassed wildlife and natural beauty. That is why African Diurnal Safaris specializes in Tanzanian safaris.

Tanzania boost some of Africa’s largest parks and reserves, Tanzania is your quintessential safari destination. It’s one of the best places to visit if you are hoping to witness part of the Great Migration, when hundreds of thousands of wildebeest follow the rains between Kenya’s Maasai Mara and the Serengeti’s plains. You could also stay in a remote camps in Nyerere National Park; the largest national park in Tanzania, where rivers and streams attract hippo, giraffe and brightly plumed birds.

Or visit the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where a vast volcanic crater forms a natural sanctuary for the Big Five.

When to Visit Tanzania Safari Destinations

The majority of Tanzania’s wildlife is resident year-round, so safari experiences and wildlife viewing can be fantastic year-round. However, April and May can be rainy and are probably best avoided – especially if you are also planning time on the beach. Generally, the best time for dry-season wildlife viewing is from July – October. However, The Great Migration is exceptional in February, as this is calving season, so there are definitely exceptions to this rule.

We cannot stress enough that the most effective way to find the best itinerary to suit you is for you to call us and discuss.

Things to Do When Visiting Tanzania Destinations

Tanzania is the Africa of your imagination, a place where you can climb the continent’s tallest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, and see wildebeest thundering across the Serengeti during the Great Migration. The country offers a great variety of things to do, including descending over 600 meters (1,960 feet) into the Ngorongoro Crater in search of rhino and tracking chimpanzee in the Mahale Mountains.

Where to Stay on a Tanzania destinations

Throughout Tanzania, we offer a variety of places to stay, from Midrange to luxurious. We prefer smaller properties, where you can be assured of personal service and attention to detail, and opt for accommodations in scenic locations so that you can enjoy the wildlife as well as stunning views.

We will find you an authentic safari camps or lodges where you can experience the magic of waking to the sunrise in your tent or, if you would prefer, a luxurious lodges.

Top Cities to Start Your Tanzania Safari

Experience the top cities of Tanzania and the most gateways to popular Safari destinations in Tanzania with African Diurnal Safaris.

Mwanza city

Mwanza is a part of the city on the shore of Lake Victoria in Northern Tanzania with its International Airport; Mwanza Airport (MWZ) someone can travel from Dar es Salaam, Arusha(Kilimanjaro International Airport JRO), Zanzibar or connections flights.

The city is the second longest city in Tanzania after Dar es Salaam. The city is known for unusual rock formations like Bismarck Rock near the Kamanga Ferry Terminal. The population of Mwanza city according to 2023 records is about 2.775 million.

Mwanza city is the best town to start your safari holidays. The city makes a good base from which to explore the nearby Rubondo Island National Park and the famous Serengeti National Park. Mwanza’s proximity to the Serengeti is just two hours drive through the Ndabaka entrance gate in western Corridor.

You can make a day trip safari then back to Mwanza in the evening. Also arrange an overnight safari with the combinations of multiple game parks like; Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Natron, Tarangire, Lake Manyara  National Park all the way to Arusha town or Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA).

Mwanza is also the center of the Sukuma tribe, the largest tribe in Tanzania, who have inhabited and farmed the region for centuries.

Arusha City

Arusha is a city in East African’s Tanzania located off the base of volcanic Mt. Meru. It is a gateway to safari destinations to African highest Peak, 5,895m Mt. Kilimanjaro laying some 100-kilometres northeast.

The city, which has a population of 617,631 (2023 census), was established in 1900 as a minor German military garrison for the colonial administration. Arusha was once a trading place for the domestic Wameru and Waarusha tribes but today it is Tanzania’s safari and tourism center. The “Geneva of Africa” consists of picturesque street markets, craft shops, museums, Makonde carving workshops, restaurants, street cafes and bars.

Arusha is your gateway to the safari adventures that can be found on the famed northern circuit. Arusha is a dynamic and bustling city where Africa and the west collide in a dizzying, fascinating fusion. With a domestic airport (Arusha) and an international airport (Kilimanjaro) it’s also the perfect place to launch your adventures to Serengeti, Dar es Saalam, Zanzibar, or even neighboring countries such as Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda.

Dar Es Salaam City

Dar es Salaam, formally known as Mzizima is the largest city and business Centre in Tanzania and one of the safest largest cities in East Africa as its meaning depict itself “Heaven of Peace” derived from Arab language.

The open-air village grew Museum has recreated the traditional homes of locals and other Tanzania tribes. Its part of the National Museum which offers Tanzania history exhibits including; the fossils of human ancestors founded by anthropologist Luis Leakey.

The region has a population of 7.76 million as of the official 2023 census; it is the most populated among the 30 regions of Tanzania, accounting for 10 percent of the total Tanzania Mainland population.

Dar es Salaam can be easily accessed by National and International flights through Julius K. Nyerere International Airport. Local and International flights to Dar es Salaam includes; KLM, Qatar Air, Precision Air, Air Tanzania, Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airline, Air France, Uganda Airline, Rwanda Air, South African Airline, Turkish Airlines, Emirates and Egypt Air.

Also for some of African countries Dar es Salaam can be reached through road from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique etc, as well as Railway through the Tanzania-Zambia Railway (TAZARA).

Popular Tanzania Safari Destinations

Read more about popular Tanzania safari destinations below. Our customized tours and holidays packages can include multiple destinations to ensure you get the most out of your Tanzania safari holidays and other East Africa destinations.