From gorgeous beaches to remarkable landscapes; Tanzania is a large country that will leave you reminiscing. This diverse African country is where you can spot the Big 5 while on a camping safari and then move on to sipping cocktails on the paradise beaches of Zanzibar. Explore the vast African Savannah plains, meet the gentle giants of Tarangire National Park, admire the wonders of the Serengeti National Park and indulge in the wildlife of Ngorongoro Crater.
Here is a perfect itinerary to guide you on how to best make use of your time in Tanzania.
Book a flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport, and from here you can arrange to be picked up and dropped to Moshi. Moshi is a small but charming little town, with a large expat community and lots of good accommodation options. You can start with a safari and then choose to unwind in Zanzibar. Ideally, book a safari the day after you arrive, so you have ample of time to relax.
Tarangire National Park
Tarangire would be an ideal start to your journey because it is closest to Moshi town and it is also en-route to the other National Parks. This park is unique in that it has plenty of trees and it is very well known for its abundance of elephants. Not to forget that there are plenty of other animals to see, including birdlife. Encounter lions, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, wildebeest, buffaloes, and much more. One day is enough to spend here.
Serengeti National Park
Admire the world-famous plains of the Serengeti while on your game drive. Catch the annual wildebeest migration, spot the king of the jungle, gazelles, cheetahs, leopards, zebras, etcetera. The beauty of Tanzanian safaris is that you get the ultimate bush experience. Have a picnic lunch in the wild, in the middle of nowhere! Spend a good two days or more here, because there is so much to see.
Ngorongoro Crater is a breath-taking place, boasting the magic of nature in every possible way. It is easier to spot and get close to animals here, since the crater is an enclosed space. Therefore, you might just spot the Big 5!
Lake Manyara offers clear blue water, gorgeous scenery, amazing wildlife.
Expect to see the blue ball monkeys, lots of birds, lions, hippos, baboons, the giraffe and much more.
Once you return to Moshi from your safari, get on a flight from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar for the ultimate beach getaway. Discover Stone town, go on the spice tour, visit prison island or simply just relax by the beautiful beaches.
It is important to note that safaris in Tanzania can be of budget or even luxury, depending on your preference. You can choose to camp or stay at a lodge – book a package with a trusted tour operator, to make sure everything goes exactly as planned.