Every year, thousands of travellers flock to Tanzania to experience its natural attractions such as Zanzibar, Mount Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater.
If you’re planning on going on a safari to East Africa’s largest country, here’s how you can spend a two week safari in Tanzania.
Spend seven days in the Serengeti National Park
Best time to go: Game viewing in the Serengeti is consistently good through all parts of the year. However, June - September provides you with the best wildlife sightings.
The Serengeti National Park boasts one of the oldest ecosystem on the planet. Stretching for over 30,000 square kilometres, it's home to a unique diversity of flora and fauna that is unavailable anywhere else on the globe.
What to see in the Serengeti National Park
The Serengeti is also home to nature’s greatest spectacle, the wildebeest migration. More than one million wildebeest, 400,000 Thomson’s gazelle, 300,000 zebra and 12,000 eland make the journey across the Serengeti Plains towards the Masai Mara National Reserve in an endless search for better food and water resources.
Be sure to visit the Ngorongoro Crater while you’re there. Formed approximately 2.5 million years ago, the crater is known to be the world's largest intact caldera.
The Ngorongoro Crater is blessed with an abundance of wildlife. In fact, almost every animal species present in East Africa can be found here.
Where to stay in the Serengeti National Park
Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp (left) and The Highlands Camp (right)
The Highlands, Ngorongoro Crater
The Highlands Camp in Ngorongoro is set in an exclusive Serengeti camp in the Ngorongoro Crater providing you with unrivalled privacy and comfort. It's the perfect base for exploring the abundance of wildlife on offer.
Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp game drive
Set in one of the best possible location to view the wildebeest migration, Nomad's Serengeti Safari Camp moves with the migration along a route that the herds have travelled for hundreds of years. This is arguably the best in Tanzania camping safaris.
Some Great Migration inspiration
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Spend seven days on a Zanzibar holiday
Best time to go: Between the spring months of June - October or the hot and dry months of December - February.
After spending some time in the African bush, there’s no better way to wind down by relaxing at the beach.
Zanzibar is one of the world’s most idyllic beach destinations and there are a variety of all inclusive Zanzibar packages. Situated in the Tanzanian archipelago just off the coast of East Africa, it offers sun-kissed beaches, brilliant sunshine, exotic Swahili dishes, friendly locals and a host of luxurious holiday resorts.
Since it’s close to the Equator, the weather in Zanzibar is warm throughout the year, which is perfect conditions for watersports activities.
What to do in Zanzibar
Be sure to visit Stone Town - the cultural heart of Zanzibar which was built from the riches of the slave and spice trade. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Stone Town is the only functioning historical town in East Africa.
Stone Town’s Beit-El-Ajaib or 'House of Wonders' is a must-see destination as well as the Darajani & Forodhani markets, which are traditional food markets with a carnival-like atmosphere. In fact, any market in Zanzibar is well worth visiting.
Where to stay in Zanzibar
Matemwe Retreat (left) and The Residence Zanzibar (right)
The Matemwe Retreat provides you with your own private tropical offering relaxation at it's finest - white sand beaches, warm waters with activities such as snorkelling, diving, fishing, kayaking and sailing on offer.
The Residence Zanzibar
Influenced by Zanzibar's diverse cultures, The Residence Zanzibar is nestled amongst 32 hectares of tropical gardens. This secluded hideaway is the offers relaxation and excellent hospitality while exploring the Spice Island’s wide-range blend of cultures and cuisines.
Some Zanzibar inspiration
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