Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness. With its stunning beauty, its kaleidoscope of landscapes, and its veritable array of animals and plant life, Tanzania is the ideal safari location.

Tanzania is home to Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest mountain. Offshore lies the tropical island of Zanzibar – a repository of a thousand years of African, Indian and Arab influence.

While on a safari in this country, it is not uncommon to hear the phrase “Tanzania – The Land of Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar & The Serengeti”.

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Here are our top picks of safari tours in Tanzania that get to the heart of this incredible landscape. All completely customisable to your needs of course!


The Best Tour/Safari I've Ever Taken In short, this was the best tour/safari I've ever taken in 20+ years of traveling! We debated different tours/operators, but after completing the '10-Day Tailor-Made Holiday & Tour in Uganda –Big 5 Safari' tour, I can't image there being a better option.From the beginning when we first made contact with 'Home To Africa' to the end of the tour, everything went as smoothly as possible. Communication with the company was excellent and we didn't experience a single issue during our 10-day tour. Everyday was a new adventure and the daily events kept us busy (but we weren't overly rushed). The itinerary was well thought out as it did a good job balancing game drives, boat rides, treks, rest time, eating, shopping and driving between destinations.Our guide for the tour, Amos, was simply outstanding. His vast knowledge of African wildlife and his passion for being in the wilderness is unbeatable, and it really added to our experience in Uganda. He was flexible when needed, but he kept us in line to make sure we stayed on schedule. He kept the conversation going when appropriate, but he would also allow us to enjoy the peacefulness/quietness of the wild.The lodges which were selected for the tour were also top notch. With a mix of tents, lodges and hotels, I feel that we got to experience a nice range of accommodations in Uganda. Not to mention the meals served in these places were of excellent quality. And they provided so much food...hunger was never a concern!All-in-all, I couldn't provide a higher recommendation for this company. Simply put, everything was perfect, and we hope to use 'Home To Africa' once again in the future.Thanks for a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
joan a
joan a
Viaje al centro de la Selva Muy buena experencia con gorilas y chimpances ,muchas fotos, el trato excelente y muy seguroMuy agradecido a Lili la guia nativa con un perfecto castellano y a Derek el conductor que estuvieron a tope con nosotros muy amables y atentos en todo momento haciendo del viaje una gran aventura ,gracias
Amazing time in Uganda! I spent 8 days on tour through Uganda with my wonderful guide, driver, and in the meantime friend, Karim. He is a very safe and cautious driver and explains very patiently everything about the country, the animals, the culture and so on and he answered all of my questions. I really enjoyed to travel with him.The booking process with Home to Africa was super friendly and they were very flexible with accommodating many wishes from my side. So in the end I had a tour tailored exactly to my wishes.I thank Karim and the entire company so much for this incredible time, that I could spend in beautiful Uganda!
Fantastic Tour! The communication while booking the tour was great. The team is very responsive and also flexible regarding the tour planning. We even planned an extra stop in Kampala, which was no problem at all. The tour was fantastic! We had an excellent guide Peter, who was very kind and made a lot of effort to show us the country. We booked the budget accomodations which were still very much above our expectations. During the safaris, we saw the Big 5. Also the Chimp and Gorilla trekking was successful. The vehicle was a land cruiser - great for the long rides. Highly recommend this tour agency!
Gorazd D
Gorazd D
We had a great time Iztok M wrote perfectly in previous review. It was great experience and we had a great time. Thanks to Home of Africa and our guide Benon. He was great! We saw lions, leopard, hippos, elephants, gorillas and much more. Thank you again
Iztok M
Iztok M
Great trip We had "5-Day Pearl of Africa Chimps and Gorilla Trekking Safari" tour and it was very well organised and with a good "off season" price. The choice of the lodges was very good and more than we expected from a budget offer. Our driver/guide Benon was kind, planned everything perfectly, listened to our wishes and he was a good resource of many information about Uganda. He also managed one critical situation very good: There was a truck stucked sideways on our way to Bwindi and he payed some local guys to dig the hill for like 2 hours so we could drive around that truck. All the daily experiences were amazing with gorillas to be the best of all. It was such a good experience to see those endangered animals just living their lives, eating, playing. It was magical. Thanks again to Home of Africa for such a good vacation.
Carol P
Carol P
Perfectly organized splendid experience in the Beautiful National Parks of Uganda I did 7-Day tour and Vacation in Uganda with Gorilla Trekking with Home to Africa. It was just me and my delightful competent guide/driver Karim. Seeing Chimps and Gorillas so close in their natural habitat was the obvious highlight, but the boat ride in the channel between the lakes in Queen Elizabeth National Park was very enjoyable, especially seeing elephants wading into the water. I loved the safari drives in Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo National Park. Lake Mburo was like I had read a strategic stop between Bwindi and Entebbe, AND it really had a lot of animals. One thing about safaris is that with every additional drive and every additional place, you see something new or in a different way. Also, the Eagles Nest Lodge had the most incredible views. A perfect place to sip wine and reflect on all you experiences.I chose budget accommodations and the cabins were all pleasant, hot water, comfy beds and beautiful surroundings. The food was pretty good and they all had a bar of some sort.My experience was so much better because of Karim. He was a perfect handler. He spoke very clear English and had a funny sense of humor. He made sure I knew what was expected and what I should wear and have with me. He made sure I did not forget anything anywhere. He advocated for me. His driving skills kept me calm and he was great company; a curious intelligent person. If I saw a rare bird, Karim did not rest until that bird was identified. In addition, he also did not rest until I was safely out of Uganda. It was clear that with Home to Africa I was important and in good hands. I always felt my safety, comfort and quality of experience were top priority.
Holly R
Holly R
Uganda at its best Our experience with Home to Africa was exceptional. Hedmond in the front office was easy to work with, responding to all our questions and supplying us with numerous suggestions and solutions for our 12 day safari .Our personal guide and driver, Derrick, was excellent. He gave us a wealth of information on the culture, sights, and animals of Uganda. Derrick speaks 7 languages and was able to converse with everyone we encountered. He went above and beyond to make this our very best vacation.Each day was a new experience: visiting national parks, walking in the bush, and taking river boat rides or night game drives.If you intend to visit Uganda, this is the company to contact.
Ayala and Yizhar
Ayala and Yizhar
Very well organized trip with an excellent guide We had a 8 day safari trip of bird watching and primates. It was very well organized. Our guide-driver, Amos, was amazing: fluent in English, highly intelligent, knowledgeable, kind and patient, He took care of everything and was just fun to hang out with. The amount and beauty of the species we encountered went beyond our expectations - a new wonder every day. We saw many of the Albertine Rift endemic birds and unique mammals (chimps, gorillas, lion etc.) with the help of excellent local guides. The activities were varied: game drive, hiking and boat ride. Communication with Hedmond, the sales manger was very good and everything went as planned. The service at the lodges was also very good. We highly recommend this company and guide.
Gertrude R
Gertrude R
Expérience inoubliable, un voyage de rêve Nous venons d'effectuer un circuit inoubliable de 12 jours dans tout l'Ouganda incluant des treks pour aller voir les chimpanzés et gorilles. Tout était parfaitement organisé, et notre guide Vianney, parlant un excellent français et toujours à notre écoute et disponible, a su nous faire découvrir une diversité de la faune et de la nature incroyable. Un grand merci à lui. Nous tenons à préciser que tous les lodges étaient magnifiques, dans un cadre somptueux, et le personnel d'une grande gentillesse.

Discover Incredible Wildlife in Tanzania

In the overwhelming plains of the Serengeti National Park, you will find well over 3 million wild animals. This includes the “big 5” game (i.e. elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos and rhinos).

Tanzania is a country where for most of its wildlife inhabitants, the pace of existence follows the natural rhythm of life and death, of evolution, migration and the changing season. Every day in the Tanzanians water lands, on its plains and its savannah, the beauty and drama of life and the wild plays itself out from dawn to dusk. Tanzania is calling and let us take you there…

Lions on the Serengeti - Tanzania safari tours


Tanzania is not only rich with vast wilderness brimming with wildlife. It is a country of over 120 different tribes and if interested in cultural tourism, you can be sure there is plenty of local history, traditions and color to be found in all areas of Tanzania. The most notable of the tribes are the Masai who are famous world over due to their distinctive customs, dress and living in relative harmony with the wild.

On the lush tropical slopes of Mt Meru and Kilimanjaro, the Waarusha, Wameru or Wachagga guides will proudly describe their carefully cultivated “shambas” with coffee, bananas, fruits, vegetables and dairy cow farming. In the pastoral areas of the North and Lake Zone, an encounter with the Sukuma people, Iraqw and the Masai people will bring you close to almost forgotten traditions and a way of life that is closely linked to nature and wildlife.

Down to the South, there is a different spectacle you would never wish to miss. Follow the famous drumbeats and let the Ndali and Matengo dancers of Southern Tanzania interpret the music and performances they inherited from their ancestors. Taste the local cuisine, with all the culinary variations of Ugali, Machalari, Makande, Matoke, tasty Pilau, and sample some of the finest local wines and beers. All you will need is time and if you have, spend part of your time meeting friendly faces in this part of Africa and learning about their ways of life.

Like all other East African destinations, the best time to visit are always in the dry season. In Tanzania, the main dry season is from the months: July to October that are largely considered the best time to go with plenty of sunny days, blue skies, and good wildlife viewing. The months of January and February are also favorable. So, if looking for a winter break destination, Tanzania is waiting for you.

Tanzania has a tropical climate but has regional variations due to topography. In the highlands, temperatures range between 10 and 20 °C (50 and 68 °F) during cold and hot seasons respectively. The rest of the country has temperatures rarely falling lower than 20 °C (68 °F). The hottest period extends between November and February (25–31 °C or 77.0–87.8 °F) while the coldest period occurs between May and August (15–20 °C or 59–68 °F).

Tanzania is home to some of Africa’s most famous national parks.

With its trademark endless plains, [1] Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled for its natural beauty and scientific value, it has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa.

[2] The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is one of Africa’s most famous sites and is said to have the highest density of wildlife in Africa. Often described as the “eighth wonder of the world”, the Crater has achieved world-renowned status, attracting an ever-increasing number of visitors each year.

Located well en route Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, [3] Lake Manyara National Park is worth a stop in its own right.

[4] The Selous Game Reserve, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 due to its wildlife diversity and undisturbed nature.

Above the gently rolling hills and plateaux of northern Tanzania rises the snowy peak of [5] Mt. Kilimanjaro, it’s slopes and glaciers shimmering above the rising clouds.

[6] Tarangire NP, famous for its high density of elephants and baobab trees. Home to more than 550 bird species, the park is a haven for bird enthusiasts.

[7] Ruaha national park is one of Tanzania birds’ paradise with more than 571 species and some of them are known to be migrants from within and outside Africa. Migrating species from Europe, Asia, Australian rim and Madagascar have been recorded in the park.

8] Mafia Island Marine Park provides a completely different kind of natural wonder, one most appreciated by the scuba divers and snorkelers who come here from all around the world to experience the coral gardens, colorful fish, and crystal clear waters.

[9] Mikumi National Park! Located between the Uluguru Mountains and the Lumango range, Mikumi is the fourth largest national park in Tanzania and only a few hours’ drive from Tanzania’s largest city, Dar es Salaam.

For those who want to take a break and spend some time soaking up the sun, the beautiful beaches of [10] Zanzibar beckon.

All the above are just highlights of what Tanzania has in store for you. The list can go on and on but to keep it short, just know that Tanzania is waiting to be explored!

While on a safari in Tanzania, one may (depending on interest), you can undertake any of the following activities: Game drives, walking safaris, hot-air balloon safari, photography, community and cultural encounters, birdwatching, mountain trekking, beach relaxation, snorkeling or a boat cruise.

At least 5 days although experience shows that it leaves one wishing he/she had more days to explore more.

Tanzania has a tropical climate and different bacteria, flora and fauna than most visitors are accustomed to. So, it is advisable to take a few health precautions when traveling to make sure your trip goes as comfortably and smoothly as possible.

Malaria is usually top on the list of visitors’ worries, and prevention goes a long way towards keeping you protected. Make sure to visit your doctor to get a prescription for the anti-malarial drug that best suits you.

The yellow-fever vaccination is no longer officially required when entering Tanzania. However, vaccination is required for travelers who are arriving from, or have transited through, countries with risk of Yellow Fever transmission (e.g. Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda). Also, the yellow fever vaccination is a requirement for those who wish to visit Zanzibar.

The main entry point into Tanzania is through the Kilimanjaro International Airport and Arusha Airport. You have to present your identification documents like passport and depending on the country of origin, a stamped visa. The visa must be obtained prior to the arrival.

IMPORTANT: It is your responsibility to ensure that your passport is valid for a minimum of 6 months and has several clear pages for visas prior to the departure to Kenya.

National Parks in Tanzania

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To unearth the many delights that Tanzania has to offer, you’ll need local knowledge. Let our team of highly experienced guides take you on a journey through the vast wilderness of Tanzania on a safari you’ll never forget.