Tanzania is regarded as one of the best wildlife safari destinations on the planet. Home to the grandest wildlife spectacle on the planet - The Great Migration, Tanzania attracts millions of visitors from across the globe.

The plains of Ndutu, the endless grasslands of the Serengeti, the crater of Ngorongoro or even the UN protected site of Selous, Tanzania is home to a variety of flora and fauna.

The beaches of Zanzibar doesn't fall shy from these wildlife destinations and is equally a fantastic place to explore.

Key Destinations in Tanzania

Serengeti National Park


Serengeti National Park is a vast treeless plain with thousands, even millions of animals searching for fresh grasslands. As the largest national park in Tanzania, the Serengeti attracts thousands of tourists each year. The best months for wildlife viewing are between December and June. The wet season is from March to May, with the coldest period from June to October. The annual migration of millions of zebra and wildebeest takes place in May or early June. This migration is one of the most impressive natural events and the primary draw for many tourists.

Large herds of antelope, as well as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, bat eared fox, hunting dog, and jackal, are also found in Serengeti National Park. Nearly 500 species of bird have been recorded on the Serengeti. Many of these are attracted to the swamp area. 'Serengeti' means an 'extended place' in the Maasai language.

Ngorongoro Crater


The Ngorongoro Conservation area borders the Serengeti in northern Tanzania and includes the world's largest crater which acts as a natural enclosure for almost every species of wildlife found in East Africa. This includes the very rare black rhino. The Ngorongoro Crater is where you'll witness some of the densest population of wildlife in the world and it's a truly amazing place for photographers.

Tarangire National Park


Close to Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire is worth more than the usual day visit: during the June to October dry season, animal concentrations along the Tarangire River are among the highest in the country. Especially good for elephants in the late dry season, Tarangire's bird count of 500 species will keep bird watchers happy while its full range of large predators complete the appeal.

Lake Manyara


Part of Tanzania's Northern Safari Circuit, modestly sized Lake Manyara shouldn't be compared to the Serengeti or Ngorongoro Crater but it is nevertheless home to a good range of heavyweight species including hippo, giraffe, elephant, leopard and its famous tree-climbing lions. The good mix of habitats means Lake Manyara is an amazing bird watching destination and there's the chance to do canoe safaris and boat trips.

The Selous, Southern Tanzania


The Selous is Africa's largest reserve, a world heritage site, and not as crowded as the Serengeti. You can see elephants, cheetahs, black rhinos, African hunting dogs, and plenty of hippos and crocodiles. The Selous swamps, rivers and wetlands allow tourists to take their safari by boat, which is a big draw. Walking safaris are also popular here and you can also enjoy night drives.


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