"Even on the Serengeti it ain't a barbecue if there ain't some kind of beer" ~ Anthony Bourdain
By the time we first travelled to Tanzania, we were convinced it would let us down, given our very high expectations not only from the bush telegraph, but also our own research on discovering her attractions. However we were not to be disappointed. Tanzania is a destination that continues to leave us in awe of her splendour; this is a country one can visit time and again, and experience something entirely new with each and every safari. It is the staggering vistas that seem to stretch from your toes into the far memory of the earth’s horizon; it is the enormous mass of wildlife teeming across her plains, and it is the deep rooted grace and tenacity of her people whose cultures’ still exist in rich, beautiful deference to tradition and belief. We feel close to the Earth in Tanzania, more so than anywhere else. Whether we are on a dhow carving our way around the clear, azure waters of Pemba and Zanzibar, or walking the plains before millions of wildebeest, this country always sets the explorers in our hearts alight. It is our aim to ensure your journey through Tanzania awakens the pioneer in you.
The heart of East Africa
Tanzania is literally the enormous heart of East Africa, bordering Kenya and Uganda to the north & Rwanda, Burundi and the DRC to the West. It has a beautiful coastline on the Indian Ocean with access to some spectacular and pristine island destinations such as Zanzibar, Pemba, Mafia and the Quirimbas. The world renowned Serengeti does run seamlessly into the Mara (in Kenya) in the north... But trying to follow the animals across the border without clearing immigration is not to be recommended...
Speaking to us about your logistics will ensure you have a seamless (and logical) journey, rather than one that leaves you weary and wasting precious safari time, as well as money. Your easiest points of entry are flying into either Dar es Salaam or Kilimanjaro Airports in Tanzania, or from Nairobi in Kenya.
Tanzania is a country with extraordinary wildlife viewing all year round. It helps to know where it is though, depending on the season. This is where we come in.
March - May & Mid October - November
Conditions can be wet and destinations need to be chosen accordingly.
Good wildlife viewing can be found in the Ngorongoro Crater, Ruaha and Central Serengeti, as these areas are less affected by wet conditions.
Ruaha and Tarangire offer fantastic elephant viewing against the backdrop of lush vegetation and baobabs resplendent in summer dress of green.
Many species of migratory birds are in breeding plumage, as are a plethora of resident birds.
Temperatures vary greatly depending on which area of Tanzania you visit, southern Tanzania and coastal regions tend to be much hotter than other inland and northern areas of the country.
June - October
Conditions are temperate in most areas of the country, and nights are cool.
Game concentrates around water sources as rain diminishes.
This is a great season for game as there are good sightings of predators and other wildlife throughout the Serengeti, Tarangire, Ruaha, the Selous, and the Ngorongoro Crater.
This is the peak season for viewing the Migration. At this time, the herds move from the western corridor into the Northern Serengeti. There are potentially opportunities to witness the wildebeest crossing the Mara River into Kenya, and then in a few months back again.
December - January
It can be hot at this time of year, and there can be showers. Neither will impact your game viewing enjoyment.
The Migrating herds travel over this period from Northern Serengeti back down South where they calve in Southern Serengeti & Ndutu areas.
There is excellent viewing of the chimps in western areas of Mahale and a great time to hike Mt Meru when vistas are clear.
There are good sightings of predators and other wildlife in most areas of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.