Tanzania

Overview

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.

As the Migration moves and the seasons change, it's all about being in the right place at the right time and that's where we step in. Speak to a member of our team and they will make sure you are in prime position at all times.

Namibia

When to go

January

31°C
75mm

The start of the ‘short dry season’.

February

32°C
55mm

The hottest month, and relatively dry. It is also the calving season for The Great Migration, in the Ndutu Area.

March

31°C
142mm

The beginning of the wet season. It's about to get very wet.

April

30°C
254mm

Torrential rain.

May

28°C
199mm

Heavy rain but lovely when not raining.

June

27°C
45mm

The dry season begins, the tracks dry up and game is located in the middle of the Serengeti. A good time to travel.

July

26°C
27mm

The Great Migration moves to Northern Serengeti and the conditions are perfect.

August

27°C
20mm

The Great Migration moves into Kenya but the Serengeti is still full of game.

September

28°C
19mm

Warmer days and ideal conditions.

October

29°C
67mm

The Great Migration returns to a yellow grassed Serengeti.

November

30°C
120mm

Still sunny and hot with occasional rain.

December

31°C
116mm

Rain and good weather all rolled into one.

What to see

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire is one of the most beautiful regions in Tanzania; it is stunning here, both in dry and wet season. It is also home to some of the largest herds of elephant in Tanzania.

Selous Game Reserve

Located in southern Tanzania and far from the madding crowds, the Selous Game Reserve is Africa's largest game reserve and one of our favourite wildlife viewing areas.

Zanzibar

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.

Lake Manyara

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.

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.

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