Tanzania Holidays & Travel Facts

Tanzania, sharing its borders with Kenya, between the two they have created the world’s largest wildlife sanctuary; the Masai Mara reserve in Kenya and the Serengeti on the Tanzanian side.

  • African Lion
  •  Kilimanjaro
  • Wildebeest herd

Overview for Tanzania

Tanzania is a kaleidoscope of landscapes and diversity with a balmy climate, offering a rich tapestry of culture and fantastic game viewing. Mount Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, Dar es Salaam, and Zanzibar all conjure up exotic images of this country.

Best Time to Travel

One of the most famous reserves is the Masai Mara Reserve. Game concentrations are at their greatest from around July to October when the migrating herds filter across the Mara River from the Serengeti. Tanzania’s Serengeti is a spectacular game park where millions of wildebeest congregate annually. Every year after the south’s short November rains, wildebeest, zebra, and hartebeest gather in their thousands on the Serengeti’s southern plains and the Ngorongoro Highlands. Then around April they head towards the western corridor of the Serengeti, where many overflow into the Masai Mara around July/August. In late October/November they move south again.