Amazing Serengeti Safari Trips In Tanzania

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Where To Go For The Best Safari Experience In Africa?

tall giraffee eating from tree TanzaniaA safari is a trip to see wildlife in their natural habitat. Safaris are usually done in Africa because the continent is home to several national parks and game preserves that have made it their mission to protect native wildlife. There are many safari options to choose from, but the best Africa tours are in Tanzania!

Planning a safari can be overwhelming because there are so many details to plan out before you leave on your trip. Here are three questions to keep in mind as you begin the planning process:

  • What kind of animals do you want to see on your safari?
  • What type of landscapes do you want to explore?
  • What level of comfort are you looking for in terms of lodging and other accommodations?

It is also important to remember that a Tanzania tour operator can customize your itinerary. Working closely with these tour operators guarantees that your trip matches your preferences, whether it is for adventure, relaxation, culture, or wildlife experiences. Don’t be afraid to ask – your tour guide wants you to enjoy the best experience that you can on safari!

The Best Tour Operators In Tanzania

If you want to save money, planning a safari on your own is not always less expensive – nor is it even possible. Many travel routes in the national parks require a professional driver! Hiring a tour operator to help plan your itinerary to these parks means you can take advantage of your agent’s specialized knowledge of ground transportation, light aircraft schedules, and transfer companies between locations. You also will get an “all-inclusive” price on your travel package, which generally includes international flights. This one-time fee can make your Africa tour to Tanzania more pleasant by eliminating hidden or surprise costs!

Choosing The Best Tanzania Tour Operator For Your Serengeti Safari Trip

A safari company is a tour company that specializes in safaris, or trips to see wildlife in their natural habitat. Safari companies usually provide accommodation and transportation during the safari, with other services such as guides and equipment rental being optional. When choosing a safari company for your trip, there are many things to consider. The tour operator you choose should be able to tailor your trip to what you hope to see and do while on safari. The best Tanzania tour operators have a variety of safari tours for you to choose from, based on both your budget and interests. Don’t forget to read reviews from other travelers to get a sense of the company’s customer service and the overall safari experience before you book!

Here are some tips to help you choose the tour company for your safari:

  • Do your research! Read reviews on the company’s website and external travel sites like TripAdvisor. Compare pricing, but don’t base your decision solely on a trip’s price tag. Reviews are important!
  • Decide what type of safari experience you want. Are you looking for a luxury experience or a more budget-friendly option?
  • Choose an itinerary that interests you. Some tour operators specialize in certain areas or offer specialty packages like Serengeti safari trips.
  • Consider the accommodations. Some tour companies book groups in basic lodging, while others have more luxurious offerings. Others have contracts with private game reserves, so you can stay overnight in the reserve.
  • Does the company offer customizable options, or do you have to choose from a pre-set list of attractions and lodging?

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Where Should I Go On Safari In Tanzania?

With its mild climate, wide open spaces, and abundant wildlife, The Serengeti National Park is the perfect place to go on African tours to Tanzania – any time of year! The Serengeti is home to one of the world’s greatest concentrations of wildlife, including Africa’s Big 5 - lions, leopards, black rhinoceros, African bush elephants, and African buffalos. The vast grasslands of the Serengeti provide the perfect backdrop for observing these majestic animals in their natural habitat throughout the year, offering a spectacular  Serengeti safari trip no matter what time of year you visit!

Here are three more reasons why you should plan a Serengeti safari trip for your Tanzanian safari adventure:

  • The Great Migration – this annual event is the world’s largest migration of land mammals. Follow the gigantic herd of wildebeest, gazelles, and other hooved animals as they make their way across the grassy savannah and dangerous rivers in search of prime grazing land for their young.
  • Incredible year-round game viewing – Tanzania’s mild climate is perfect for year-round game viewing, especially if you want to see native predators. The country's diverse national parks offer unparalleled opportunities to witness majestic lions, elusive leopards, and powerful cheetahs in their natural habitats.
  • Exclusive access – private game reserves offer visitors unique activities like off-road game viewing and night game drives, plus all-inclusive access to nearby national parks for traditional game viewing.

The Best Time To Book Serengeti Safari Trips

If you want to see a particular part of the Great Migration or a certain animal, you may need to plan your Serengeti safari trip during a specific season. The Great Wildebeest Migration usually takes place from December to July, but each season offers something different for visitors to see. We've broken down Tanzania's travel seasons below, so keep reading to learn more! 

  • The Green Season: This season runs from November to December and brings with it short rains. Clouds build up in the mornings, but the showers are generally short-lived.  During the Green Season, migrant birds return to Tanzania and resident herds give birth to their young. Landscapes are green and lush, which makes for stunning photographs.
  • Migration Season: from December through September, the great migrating herds are on the move. However, the herds are generally in different locations each month, so you will have to work with a tour guide to plan your itinerary around these movements.
  • Shoulder Season – January through March sees a lull in the safari season. The weather is dry, and many tour operators slow down. You may be able to find good discounts during this time, but you also may encounter fewer options for accommodations and other amenities.
  • Dry Season: June through October is the peak of Tanzania’s travel season and all major parks are busy! Weather conditions during these months are fantastic, and the safari season is in full swing. If you are planning to travel during this peak season, make your reservations at least six months in advance.

Working with a Tanzania tour operator is the best way to guarantee a once-in-a-lifetime safari experience for your family. Local experts ensure personalized itineraries, expert guides, and immersive cultural experiences that will make your safari truly unforgettable. From booking your flight to finding you the best accommodations to fit your budget, a reputable tour company is worth every penny! So, sit back, grab your binoculars, and prepare for fantastic game viewing on your safari adventure.

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