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Tanzania Safaris

Tanzania is famous for the vast plains of the Serengeti. Home to over 400 different land animal species and over 1,000 species of bird and butterfly, you will be spolit for choice.

It's not just the variety of wildlife that Tanzania is famous for, it's also famous for the sheer quantity. The Serengeti migrations consist of over a million wildebeest and 200,000 zebras. They travel south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November. They then spiral west and north after the long rains in April, May and June.

So strong is the ancient instinct to move that no drought, gorge or crocodile-infested river can hold them back. Resident game (predators and other mammals) are generally fixed to territorial areas and do not follow the migration much beyond their own ranges.

But a Tanzania safari offers so much more than following the migration. Wildlife is present all year round and it addition a Tanzania safari can also take in:-

- The Ngorongoro Crater: the 40-mile wide Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest intact volcanic crater or caldera. The crater formed as a giant volcano exploded and collapsed on itself around two million years ago.

- Lake Manyara and Tarangire Park in the north;

- Mahale National Park on the edge of Lake Tanganyika, famous for its chimpanzee sightings.

- Katavi and Ruaha for their vast open wildernesses

- The picturesque and game-rich but remote and wild Selous Game reserve.

- The coast offers excellent diving and snorkelling around the coral reefs of the Zanzibar archipelago.

We generally recommend using more bespoke lodges and guides because the larger ones can be a bit "formulaic". 

The smaller lodgers have a genuine interest to get into the bush before the hordes arrive and they are happy typically to hold breakfast under a tree when the tour minibuses are doing their rounds. You can then seek out quieter spots to catch the afternoons and early evenings without crowds.

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