Travel TipThe best Tanzania Travel Destination for Your Travel Time

June 29, 2024by awesafari
Which is the best Tanzania Travel destination? When to go to this place? Why should I choose this destination?

Plan your Tanzania Holiday with Awe Safari, we can advise you the best place to go, which is the best Tanzania travel destionation and when is the best time to travel to such a destination.

Tanzania is a country rich in natural beauty and cultural heritage, offering diverse travel destinations that cater to various interests and travel times. Whether you are planning a trip during the dry season or the green season, there is always something spectacular to experience. Here is a guide to the best travel destinations in Tanzania based on different times of the year.

Dry Season (June to October)

1. Serengeti National Park

  • Why Visit: The dry season is the best time to witness the Great Migration, where millions of wildebeest, zebras, and other animals move across the plains in search of greener pastures. This period offers excellent wildlife viewing opportunities.
  • Highlights: The Mara River crossing, abundant predators, and expansive savannah landscapes.
  • Activities: Game drives, hot air balloon safaris, and guided walking safaris.

The best Tanzania Travel Destination

2. Ngorongoro Crater

  • Why Visit: The Ngorongoro Crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to a dense population of wildlife, including the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and buffalo). The dry season provides easier access and clearer views of the wildlife.
  • Highlights: Spectacular scenery, diverse wildlife, and cultural visits to Maasai villages.
  • Activities: Crater floor game drives, bird watching, and hiking.

3. Tarangire National Park

  • Why Visit: Known for its large elephant herds and baobab trees, Tarangire is a great destination during the dry season as animals gather around the Tarangire River.
  • Highlights: Elephant migration, baobab trees, and diverse bird species.
  • Activities: Game drives, bird watching, and guided walking safaris.

4. Zanzibar Archipelago

  • Why Visit: Zanzibar is an ideal beach destination, offering pristine white-sand beaches, clear turquoise waters, and rich cultural history. The dry season provides perfect weather for beach activities.
  • Highlights: Stone Town, spice tours, and beautiful beaches.
  • Activities: Snorkeling, diving, dhow cruises, and exploring historical sites.

The best Tanzania Travel Destination

Green Season (November to May)

5. Selous Game Reserve (now Nyerere National Park)

  • Why Visit: The green season transforms Selous into a lush landscape, making it an excellent time for bird watching and seeing the park’s diverse flora and fauna.
  • Highlights: Boat safaris on the Rufiji River, diverse wildlife, and fewer tourists.
  • Activities: Boat safaris, walking safaris, and fishing.

6. Ruaha National Park

  • Why Visit: Ruaha is Tanzania’s largest national park, offering rugged landscapes and abundant wildlife. The green season brings new vegetation and baby animals.
  • Highlights: Large herds of elephants, diverse predators, and baobab-dotted landscapes.
  • Activities: Game drives, bird watching, and walking safaris.

7. Lake Manyara National Park

  • Why Visit: Known for its tree-climbing lions and large flocks of flamingos, Lake Manyara is vibrant during the green season with lush vegetation and ample birdlife.
  • Highlights: Flamingos, hippos, and diverse bird species.
  • Activities: Game drives, bird watching, and canoeing.

8. Mount Kilimanjaro

  • Why Visit: Climbing Kilimanjaro is possible year-round, but the green season offers fewer crowds and unique views of the mountain with lush surroundings.
  • Highlights: Snow-capped peak, diverse ecosystems, and stunning views.
  • Activities: Trekking, wildlife viewing in Kilimanjaro National Park, and cultural tours.

Tips for Traveling in Tanzania

  • Plan Ahead: Book accommodations and tours in advance, especially during peak seasons.
  • Pack Appropriately: Bring suitable clothing for the weather, including layers for cooler evenings and rain gear for the green season.
  • Health Precautions: Ensure you have necessary vaccinations and take anti-malarial medication if advised by your healthcare provider.
  • Respect Local Culture: Dress modestly and be mindful of local customs and traditions.

Conclusion

Tanzania is a year-round destination offering diverse experiences, from thrilling wildlife safaris to relaxing beach getaways and challenging mountain treks. By choosing the best destinations based on your travel time, you can make the most of your Tanzanian adventure and create unforgettable memories. Whether you visit during the dry season or the green season, Tanzania’s natural beauty and rich cultural heritage are sure to leave a lasting impression.

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Elisa M
Elisa M
2024-04-06
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Great Tour Company me and my girl friend went on 7days safari with Awe Safari, to Tarangire, Ngorongoro crater and Serengeti national park, Ray and his Company (Awe Safari) was wonderful and he was also funny Guide and knowledgeable, we had a great time and enjoyable trip, we saw all the animals that we expected to see, Ray went out of his way to make sure that everything is clear and well done, we'll go back again for wildebeest to Zebras Migration in Serengeti national park, I highly recommend this great company for both Kilimanjaro trekking and wildlife Safari, cheers and see you again
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2024-04-02
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Excellent Safari with Raymond! We went on a safari with Raymond and had a truly amazing time! Raymon was so kind, funny, and knowledgeable. We learned so much and saw so many animals - all of the big 5 while with him! We always felt safe and had a wonderful time. We still think so fondly of our time with Raymond!! Thank you!
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2024-04-01
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2023-08-25
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Ray is an amazing guide! Me, my boyfriend and some friends went on a 4-days safari trip. It was one of the best days in my life! The owner Ray is an amazing guide. I highly recommend this company! /Linda from Sweden
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VIRGINIA O
2023-02-12
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A fabulous Safari! We went on a 6 day safari with Ray in Jan 2023. Ray is a very friendly young man with a great sense of humour. He is an experienced and knowledgeable guide with a keen eye for spotting elusive wildlife; he is a skilllful driver. He made every effort to make sure we were comfortable and had plenty of time to view and take pictures of the animals. He was accompanied by a chef, Victor, who prepared delicious Tanzanian meals, including a hot lunch. We certainly recommend Ray and Awe Safaris. Virginia O'Brien and Bob Audet
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Ivan R
2022-03-15
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Almost there... Almost there... words, words I will never forget. Kili was my dream and after those words, I overcame it with the help of AWE Safari. it was hard and at the same time mental rest from the worries of everyday life. For the rest of my life I will remember that experience and thank Peter, Ino, Majka and of course Ray for organizing and finishing my dream to the end.
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2021-08-14
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Inside knowledge pays off when you travel this far We did the 5-day camping tour including Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro. It took us ages to find the operator we wanted to go with. Firstly, because this kind of activity is expensive in Tanzania (the National Parks take a huge chunk of money), secondly because there are so many fake and frankly strange reviews that give little info and, thirdly because the Covid pandemic meant a wildly reduced offering. It is very difficult to imagine what you will really experience on a safari when you have never done one before and all the offers look similar. A lot of operators don’t have proper websites, which is a worry when you try to book. Here is what we luckily found out: Unless you have very specific needs regarding accommodation, tent and foods, the experience of the guide makes the difference between amazing experience, value for money and “ok”. With Ray we had a once-in-lifetime!!! And I will come back to Tansania to have a safari with him again, and I will continue to recommend him to friends and colleagues. The trick on a safari is to know where to go and when to have the best chance of seeing an animal before all the other guides find it. Inevitably, most of the cars in each park will converge on a spot. But if you have a guide like Ray you will have five or ten minutes to yourself before that happens. And this is what sets apart an experienced guide from a novice. The novice (or perhaps the lazy guides) can follow the other cars and their clients will end up seeing the same animals. But no money in the world can weigh up observing a heard of elephants or a mother lioness with her cubs in total calm with nobody else around. No chatter, no screaming children, no posing for pictures just watching. I must stress that this is also dependent on luck. And you will need a lot of it. You never know what you see on any given day. We saw absolutely everything Serengeti had to give. It was just nice. To close my review I will say that a good guide is kind to his clients, kind to all the other workers and kind to the animals. Ray is all of this. So big thumbs up. And hope to be back in Tansania soon!!!
Lone Asif
Lone Asif
2020-12-11
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Lifetime experience We had an amazing trip with Raymond Ray is a wonderful guy he knows everything .Everything was good like Car ' food ' camp ' and also price was affordable Ray is good speaking guide and also very helpful We had a great time with him .Ray is a very knowledgeable about the animals and environment and very good finding the animals .. You don't need to search more just do it with Raymond , you won't regret I highly recommend Raymond for everyone Will sure come again Best regards Lone Asif
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Aytekin Bal
2020-11-25
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Raymond is the right one... We had a great experience with Raymond. He is more than a guide… You become like friends in short time.. You dont need to search more. Just do it with Raymond, you won't regret...
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Peoscar
2020-11-21
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Highly recommended Back in November of 2017 me, my wife and a friend couple was in Tanzania and had the pleasure of meeting Ray. He was our tour guide through a 4 day safari that can only be described as amazing! I'm really thrilled to hear that he has opened his own company!!! I would recommend his services to anyone. Top of the line; both in terms of professionalism and friendliness!