East Africa’s largest country has very varied regions. Here are highland plateaus, the Rift Valley, savannas and rainforests. Here are also Africa and the world’s highest independent mountains, Kilimanjaro, 5,895 meters above sea level, large lakes and famous sun paradises such as Zanzibar and Pemba off the long coastline. Tanzania is abbreviated as TZ by Abbreviationfinder.
SAFARI IN TANZANIA
Dodoma – See Countryaah for profiles.
Swahili and English
+ 2 hours
Required for Swedish citizens
Yes. contact a doctor well in advance of departure
From tropical on the coast to temperate in the highlands
WHY SHOULD WE GO TO TANZANIA?
Few destinations in Africa can compete with a safari in Tanzania with its abundant wildlife, culture and stunning scenery. From the classic savannah of the northern Serengeti, Tarangire and Ngorongorocrat to the beaches of Zanzibar and the coral reefs off the island of Mafia on the magical Swahili coast. A safari in Tanzania delivers one inspiring experience after another. If you turn south, you will find some completely unique and unexploited parks; Ruaha National Park, Katavi National Park and Selous Game Reserve offer some of the best wildlife in Africa. Here, during a safari in Tanzania, you can really enjoy the wilderness all alone. For those looking for something out of the ordinary, a chimpanzee trekking in the remote rainforests of the Mahale or Gombe stream in the west is a perfect experience.
WHERE ARE WE GOING IN TANZANIA?
Tanzania’s famous northern safari region is where you travel to see animals and the great gnum migration. Here you will find the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongorocrat, Lake Manyara National Park and Tarangire National Park. If you have a desire to stand at the top of Africa’s roof, Kilimanjaro is waiting for you. You choose between several routes that are between five and eight days long. The Kilimanjaro Machamerutten is perfect for the first time hiker , the Kilimanjaro Rongairutten is an interesting challenge if you are a little more experienced.
On Tanzania’s long, tropical Swahili coast you will find magical strawberry places, Zanzibar with its beautiful beaches and rich culture is a fantastic place to end a safari in Tanzania. Zanzibar is great for families looking for lazy days and adventures. In the archipelago around Zanzibar you will also find the islands Pemba and Mafia which both have significantly fewer tourists than Zanzibar and therefore more exciting for those looking for their special paradise.
The southern safari region is not often thought of, but here are actually some of the best safari areas in Africa. Selous Game Reserve is the largest protected natural area in Africa and is about the size of Switzerland. During a safari in Selous, you can experience fantastic wildlife in untouched wilderness. Ruaha National Park is the largest national park in Tanzania and easily qualifies as one of the top 10 in Africa. A safari in Ruaha is perfect for safari travelers who want to see large herds and lots of predators. Lions, leopards and wild dogs are all here. Katavi National Park is harder to get to, but it is also one of the things that is good about the park, for those who are willing to travel here for a safari in Katavi will enjoy safaris in pristine lands with incredible encounters.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO GO TO TANZANIA?
June to October
- June and July are the best months to see the wildebeest migration heading north.
- The animals are easier to spot because they come to drink in water holes and rivers with less vegetation around.
- Nights and mornings are chilly and it is recommended to bring a warm sweater for morning gamedrives in the open jeeps
- It is the best time of year to visit the southern part of Tanzania, perfect for safaris in Selous and Ruaha
November to May
- The second half of January to February is the time for gnu calving in the southern Serengeti and a fantastic time to see predators in action.
- The nature is green and beautiful, it is low season from April which means lowest price and less tourists.
- The animals are usually easier to see when the vegetation is low and dry, but you still see lots and the northern region and its parks have good safaris all year round.
- April and May are rainy season when the long rains should fall.
THE GREAT MIGRATION
November – The short rains begin and the herd moves south into the Serengeti
December, January – The herd spreads over the central and eastern Serengeti
February, March – The calving season is a good time to see many predators in action ( Join us here on our group trip with Swedish guide )
March, April – The calves are big enough to start the migration with the herd and when the long rains fall the herd starts migrating north
May – The long rains continue and large herds arrive in the western corridor in the Serengeti
June – The herds cross the Grumeti river
July – The herds cross the border from Tanzania in the north, into Kenya
August, September– The herds gather and graze the green grass on the savannahs of the Masai Mara
October – The short rains start again and the herds move south again into Tanzania.
SAFARI IN SELOUS AND RUAHA
Safari in Selous and Ruaha! Combine two of southern Tanzania’s best parks in 8 days. Here you spend time exploring lakes and wetlands in Selous and bush and savannah in Ruaha. These two parks have an incredible amount of wildlife but almost no tourists…
Today you leave Sweden for your adventure safari in Selous and Ruaha in southern Tanzania. On arrival in Dar es Salaam you will be met by a transfer that will take you to your accommodation at Southern Sun. 1 night with breakfast pension.
After breakfast you will receive a transfer to the airport for a safari flight to Selous. Here you are met by the lodge’s ranger who drives you in open jeeps to the camp. You check in and enjoy a delicious lunch. In the afternoon you have a safari on the river. You stay two nights at Selous River Camp which is on the border of the reserve.
DAY 3 & 4
Enjoy an all-day safari with a picnic lunch with unbeatable views. Here you will find wild dogs, fantastic plains and forests, famous bird life and of course also the big cats. In the evening, relax by the pool with a sundowner and beautiful views of the magical Rufiji River.
Today you check out from Selous and get a transfer to the airstrip. Safari flight to Ruaha where you land in the middle of the national park. Open jeeps pick you up and you drive to the camp for lunch. In the afternoon, nine go on safari with your ranger. Accommodation 4 nights at Authentic Tanzania Kilimatonge Mobile Camp , centrally located in the park.
DAY 6 & 7
Enjoy a half-day or full-day safari with a picnic lunch with a view. How you want to go on your safari during the day is entirely your own decision. You can also choose the type of safari you want to do, in addition to the usual game drives by jeep, there are also walking safaris, night safaris and balloon safaris. Seeing predators hunting on the savannas, amazing landscapes and magical encounters with elephants become memories for life.
After breakfast you check out from your safari in Selous and Ruaha and get a transfer to flights to Dar es Salaam where you change flights for the return trip.
Return to Sweden.
SAFARI IN SELOUS AND RUAHA
PRICE INDICATION PER PERSON:
Adult: SEK 40,995
Children under 12 years: SEK 25,695
FLIGHTS FROM SCANDINAVIA:
Flights are not included in the price of the trip, but we are happy to book. Price indication approx. SEK 10,000 per person including tax.
THE PRICE OF THE TRIP INCLUDES:
- 1 night at Southern Sun Dar with breakfast
- 3 nights at Selous Maji Moto Camp with full board
- 4 nights at Ruaha Kilimatonge Camp with full board
- All safari flights
- All transfers
- All safari activities
- All park fees
- Experienced English-speaking guides on the safaris
THE PRICE OF THE TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- International flights
- Visa ca 50USD pp
- Dry cleaning
- Cancellation insurance
- Personal items, expenses
- Walking safari in Ruaha, 60usd
- Night safari in Ruaha, 90 usd
- River Safari Selous, 60 usd