Tanzania is the world’s premier safari destination. It offers the opportunity to experience some of the highest concentrations of wildlife in the world, leading community conservation initiatives, the Maasai culture, one of the world’s most important archaeological sites: Olduvai Gorge, the tallest mountain in Africa: Mount Kilimanjaro, with the ability end a safari on the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar.
Tanzania is home to one of the world’s most exciting wildlife spectacles: the Great Migration. Over two million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle, thunder across the Serengeti plains to find nutritious grazing throughout the year. The Ngorongoro Crater is a veritable “Garden of Eden” – its 100 square miles teeming with a wide variety of wildlife species and the highest density of lions in Africa. Northern Tanzania also provides exciting wildlife viewing in Tarangire National Park, the Grumeti Reserves and Loliondo. And Mahale Mountain National Park is one of the few places in Africa where you may regularly find chimpanzees.
For the more intrepid traveler, you can explore Tanzania’s southern game reserves, the Selous and Ruaha. It has been said that venturing into these remote destinations takes the traveler back to an earlier time – a time when there were fewer visitors and a true sense of wilderness.
The green season – January through March – is the most popular time of year to visit northern Tanzania – when the wildebeest herds settle in the southern Serengeti and begin calving. Here is what your Serengeti migration safari might look like: Safari Professionals Tanzania Migration Safari.