Tanzania - witness the Great Migration

Think 'safari' and you will inevitably conjure up 'Out of Africa' images of boundless plains, balloon safaris and huge herds of game animals. Tanzania is a classic safari destination and home to some of Africa’s best known parks, including the famous Serengeti, and Africa’s largest game reserve – the Selous.

Tanzania also lies claim to Africa's highest mountain in Kilimanjaro; boasts the iconic Ngorongoro Crater and the must-see spectacle of the Wildebeest Great Migration. For big cat lovers, it attracts the highest concentration of predators in Africa. For an ‘off the beaten track’ experience, Tanzania offers many other scenically-diverse national reserves and specialist experiences from photographic safaris to mobile camping.

Combine your safari adventure with a tropical island stay in Zanzibar, just off the Tanzania coast, for the ideal mix of adventure and relaxation.

Discover the difference with a Tanzania safari

When to visit Tanzania?

When to visit Tanzania?
Month Rating
Jan Best 'Dry Season' and migration found in the Serengeti
Feb Best 'Dry season' and calving season for migration animals
Mar Best Rain is more common this month but good migration sightings
Apr Mixed Rain is more common this month
May Mixed Rain is more common this month
Jun Best Rainfall is rare, even on the islands and good migration sightings
Jul Best Rainfall is rare, even on the islands and migration river crossings
Aug Best Rainfall is rare, even on the islands and last of the migration river crossings
Sep Best Rainfall is rare, even on the islands and elephants in Tarangire
Oct Best Occassional rainfall but still high temperatures
Nov Best Light rainfall and heavy vegetation but calving season for migration animals
Dec Best Light rainfall and heavy vegetation but migrattion animals grazing in Serengeti
Best Good Mixed

Get the most from your Tanzania safari

Step 1

Choose between a northern or southern circuit safari – based on your personal preferences

Step 2

Extend your safari adventure with an idyllic beach stay along the coast, or on the islands of Zanzibar, Pemba or Mafia

Step 3

Leave the rest up to our travel experts who will design your perfect bespoke itinerary

  • Northern Circuit
  • Southern Circuit
  • Zanzibar & Coast

Why Tanzania’s Northern Circuit?

  • Great Wildebeest Migration
  • Highest concentration of predators
  • Scenically diverse parks including Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, Lake Manyara and Tarangire

Why Tanzania’s Southern Circuit?

  • Quieter 'off the beaten track' reserves such as Selous or Ruaha National Park
  • Remote wilderness experience offering walking and boat safaris

Why Zanzibar & the Coast?

  • Indian Ocean tropical islands
  • Short transfers from your safari location
  • Diving and snorkelling around the pristine coral reef
  • Luxury hotels from all-inclusive resorts to boutique lodges

Can I bring my family to Tanzania?

There are many child-friendly camps, hotels and lodges with children’s programmes across Tanzania. Learning about the local culture through interacting with the Maasai people can be as thrilling and memorable for your family as the animal encounters. We’ve extensive experience in planning family safari holidays and will design your trip around the age of your children and your specific priorities.

Tanzania Family Safari page

The Wildebeest Migration

The Great Migration is one of the world’s most awe-inspiring spectacles - over 2 million wildebeest, gazelles and zebra travel through the ecosystems of the Serengeti in Tanzania and the Masai Mara in Kenya in search of green pasture. One of Africa’s bucket-list experiences, our experts will ensure you capture this natural phenomenon at its best.

Wildebeest Migration

Seeking a Specialist Experience?

How about chimpanzees in Mahale Mountains National Park, a mobile camping safari, a photographic safari or diving with whale sharks off Mafia Island? We love designing exclusive experiences for clients. Share your wishlist and we look forward to making your dream trip a reality.

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Read what our previous clients thought of their Tanzania Holiday

Holiday to Kenya & Tanzania

James McMillan

It is impossible to find any criticism regarding the organisation of the trip. In 4 days in Kenya I saw things which were very unusual and very rare.

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Family Holiday to Tanzania

Henry Salama

Overall, we had a wonderful time. Even though we had a hick-up with our flights, which were NOT planned by Mahlatini, Claire Picknell, our Mahlatini planner was very helpful in alerting the relevant contacts of our arrival time change.The Plantation Lodge was outstanding. In many ways, the trip exceeded our expectations. Thank you Claire Picknell.

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