Why go to Tanzania

The statistics speak for themselves: Africa’s highest and fifth-highest mountains, Africa’s most spectacular mammalian migration, the world’s largest intact volcanic crater, and the Serengeti: a place that many regard to be the greatest national park on the continent.

The Serengeti is regarded as the greatest game reserve on the planet

Infrastructure – both inside and outside of the protected areas – is reasonably well developed making self-drive travel and overlanding an attractive proposition, especially when you consider that English is also quite widely spoken throughout the country. While Tanzania boasts such a diverse safari offering, it also has extensive areas of true wilderness with limited tourist numbers frequenting many of its national parks and wildlife areas, especially on the wilder southern safari circuit.

Giraffe in the Serengeti strike a pose


Our Recommended Itinerary

HerdTracker June/July Great Migration Safari in Tanzania

day 1

Welcome to your Tanzania migration safari!

day 2 to 3

Explore Tarangire National Park

day 4 to 5

Encounter cultural activities

day 6 to 8

Enjoy more of the wildebeest migrating

day 9

Your Tanzania migration safari ends

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Popular Tanzania Safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

 | HerdTracker February Calving Season in Tanzania

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Travelling to Tanzania during the calving season is a sight to behold and something unique to the region...

Wildebeest Migration | The Migration River Crossings July to September

The Migration River Crossings July to September

Experience one of Africa's greatest spectacles – smell the dust and hear the noise of thousands of animals crossing the Mara River in an epic struggle for survival...

 | Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)

Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)

Unforgettable experience in the jungles of Rwanda to track the last Mountain gorillas on earth and view the awesome Great Migration river crossings...

 | 10-day HerdTracker August great migration safari

10-day HerdTracker August great migration safari

Experience the drama of the nature's greatest spectacle in the Tanzania...

Elephant Herd | Best of Africa Safari (EA 16 days)

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Experience the best of Africa, from the Okavango Delta – one of Africa's Seven Natural Wonders – to the endangered mountain gorillas and East Africa's Great Migration...

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The Selous Game Reserve and Pel’s fishing owl

Explore the Selous Game Reserve and Stiegler's Gorge by 4x4, boat or walking safari, looking for Pel's fishing owl, wild dog, rhino and elephant...

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Migration Safari in Kenya and Tanzania

See the beauty of nature's greatest wildlife spectacle on one of the grandest stages of them all...

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Tanzania migration safari with HerdTracker

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