Safari Ranking: 1 = Ok, 5 = Excellent
- Road Conditions
Expect bad corrugations. Mud in wet season. Otherwise fine.
Remote, unfenced, no facilities. The wildest of all.
- Lodges & Hotels
Great variety. Small bish camps through to 5 star luxury.
- Route Finding
Generally fine. Can be tricky in the lesser visited areas.
Please note that the above is an
indication of the general conditions
Tanzania - The Ultimate Game Experience
Home to 'The Great Migration', one of the most spectacular events of the animal kingdom. Literally millions of animals make the annual migration from Tanzania to Kenya in search of water and grazing. Wildebeest, zebra and gazelle travel in hoards to reach richer pastures and their instinct to do this is so strong that they will risk their lives during their perilous journey crossing the raging torrents of crocodile-infested waters. Cheetah, hunting dog, lion and hyena wait patiently, ready to pick off the weak and the weary. At Safari Drive, we can recommend certain routes at various times of year so that your journey can come into close proximity of this extraordinary movement of game.
A Real Adventure
Arguably the most exciting safari destination, Tanzania offers some of the most exciting camping in Africa in the form of 'special campsites. These are private campsites located deep in the heart of the national parks. They may lack the facilities you find elsewhere in Africa but they benefit from some truly stunning locations. Please know they are VERY popular, so to be sure to get them, please book at least a year in advance.
OUR BASE IN TANZANIA
Our Tanzanian operations are based in Arusha and are managed by a highly experienced couple who know the areas through which our clients travel extremely well.
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Watch a film by Richard and Geri Davies as they cross Tanzania with a Safari Drive 4WD. They spent 2 weeks exploring the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater , Lake Natron and Tarangire National Parks. They also did a spectacular balloon ride.
IN THE PRESS
Simon Horsford (The Telegraph) "We had no guide, the camps were unfenced, and we weren't allowed to carry a gun. This was a safari like no other: we had the freedom to explore the parks and lakes of northern Tanzania but we were on our own." Read the full article and see his brilliant video here.
Highlights - What can I see in Tanzania?
Here is a list of just some of our favourite places to visit in Tanzania. They are all places that we would recommend for a self drive safari. This is not a comprehensive list and if there are other places you are keen to visit and would like further information please let us know and we'll be happy to help.
The Ngorongoro Crater
The worlds largest volcanic caldera, The Ngorongoro Crater now inhabits its very own ecosystem. Lion, Elephant, Zebra, Buffalo & Rhino can all been seen here.
Tarangire National Park
Tarangire is one of the most beautiful countries in Tanzania, it is stunning both in dry and wet season. It is also home to the largest herds of elephant in Tanzania.
Arusha National Park
A more subtle National Park, Arusha has an array of wildlife, attractive lakes, a spectacular extinct volcano, and exceptional views of Mt Kilimanjaro!
Serengeti National Park
Arguably Africa's most famous National Park, the Serengeti is one of the birthplaces of safari. The fact that it's home to the 'The Big 5' and 'The Great Migration says it all.
Tanzania's most famous lake, this beautiful watering hole is where you will see a sea of pink as it inhabits thousands of Flamingo's and over 400 species of birds.
Surrounded by beautiful white sand beaches, a barrier reef, and chanting tropics, this exotic spice island is a jewel within the paradise that is the Indian Ocean.
Example Tanzania itineraries
- 13 nights /
- 550 miles /
- From £1,817 per person /
Our trademark Tanzania itinerary. This itinerary allows you to visit 5 of Tanzania's northern National Parks. Each of these parks will not cease to amaze you, as they are all complete different and unique. You will see Tarangire's elephants, Lake Manyara's flamingo's, The Serengeti's 'Great Migration' and Ngorongoro's Ngorongoro Crater. This itinerary has it all - it is the ultimate Tanzanian wildlife experience.
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Five Parks + Zanzibar
- 13 nights /
- 550 miles /
- From £4,665 per person /
Our trademark Tanzania itinerary, but with a twist. Instead of our normal 'Five Park' circuit tour around Tanzania's Northern Parks, this itinerary has you drive one way through them. On this trip you will drive through Tanzania's Northern Parks into the infamous Serengeti, where you will drop of your vehicle and take a light aircraft flight over to Pemba Island in the Indian Ocean, home to Fundu Lagoon.
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- 11 nights /
- 500 miles /
- From £3,381 per person /
This is a wildlife filled journey visiting some of Africa's most famous National Parks and staying in some of Tanzania's best lodges and campsites along the way. There are very few countries in Africa that can rival so many highlights into a 14 night itinerary as Tanzania. This is one of our ultimate self drive safari holidays, in the ultimate safari destination. Zanzibar is also a favourable extension to this trip!
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