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Witness the very best of Africa. Be dwarfed by Kilimanjaro’s immensity, admire the Serengeti’s diverse landscapes, awe at nature’s greatest spectacle during the Great Migration, and encounter the Earth’s most magnificent animals on a wildlife experience unparalleled across the globe. Zicasso’s experts will design a tailor-made safari just for you to enhance Tanzania’s exceptionalism.

Sample Itineraries

Get inspired with our sample trips below. You can have any trip tailor made for your private travel. Any number of days.
Any departure date. Any experience you want.

Romantic East African Vacation: Luxury Safari & Secluded Beach

Romantic East African Vacation: Luxury Safari &...

12 Day Custom Tour

From $13,315

Escape into the romance and magic of an African safari, as you sleep under the stars in a secluded camp while a lion roars in the distance. Spend days riding horseback and feasting on private picnics beneath the shade of an acacia tree, while thousands of wildebeest migrate around you. Fly to the emerald and aquamarine shores of the Indian Ocean, landing on a private tropical island with a lodge that embodies barefoot luxury.  As you float in the gentle ocean on your final day, you will have experienced all the intimacy and glamor the continent has to offer.


Lion cub in Tanzania

Signature Tanzania Safari: Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, and More

Signature Tanzania Safari: Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti,...

12 Day Custom Tour

From $5,395

A truly unique experience begins on your 12-day Tanzania safari handcrafted by Zicasso, specifically for 2021. Scour the Serengeti for lions and trek through lush mountain forest for views over a pristine caldera. Embrace the seclusion of luxury accommodations and feel the rumbling grounds during the Great Migration. You will indulge in a safari tailored to your dreams with a local expert as you customize the itinerary to your needs and preferences.


A Zanzibar beach at sunset.

Best of Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Beach

Best of Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Beach

13 Day Custom Tour

From $12,735

Combine the marvels of an African safari with treasured beaches for a 13-day best of Tanzania and Zanzibar tour. You will have immersive safaris in famous national parks from the Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire. Bask in the beauty of private villas with views of clear waters and pristine white sand. You will have a mix of relaxation and adventure while enjoying the very best of Tanzania.


Tanzania Family Friendly Safari with Teenagers

Tanzania Family Friendly Safari with Teenagers

10 Day Custom Tour

From $10,995

Travel with your family into the heart of the Tanzanian bush on this 10-day safari experience. Stay at spectacular tented camps nestled in private locations across the infamous plains of the Tarangire and Serengeti for unprecedented intimacy with the continent’s most famed species and incredible adventure for all ages.


Best of Tanzania Tour: Kilimanjaro Trekking, Serengeti Safaris, and Zanzibar

Best of Tanzania Tour: Kilimanjaro Trekking, Serengeti...

17 Day Custom Tour

From $7,645

Few tours will better expose you to the wonder and variation of the African continent. Beginning with a trek to the ‘roof of Africa’, watch the continent’s best sunrise from the glacial peak of Kilimanjaro. Descend to the savanna of the Serengeti embarking on the ultimate safari in Tanzania, across the golden plains stippled with migrating wildebeest and ominous predators. Descend further to the floor of the world’s largest caldera, the Ngorongoro Crater, for a contrasting, yet equally magical, safari experience before you drift away into the Indian Ocean on the shores of Zanzibar. This tour leaves no highlight untouched – it is, quite simply, the most epic and adventurous tour of Tanzania possible.


Serengeti Wildlife Safari & Tanzania Cultural Tour

Serengeti Wildlife Safari & Tanzania Cultural Tour...

9 Day Custom Tour

From $4,135

Tanzania's land is full of evocative tales and remarkable narratives that reveal an ancient untamed world on this 9-day sample itinerary. The storytellers offer an absorbing experience into the untouched charms of Africa. From local Meru women to lion prides on the Serengeti, indigenous Hadzabe bushmen to the Big Five residents of Ngorongoro, this unique itinerary provides the perfect blend of cultural immersion and safari adventure.


A male lion is sitting on the top of the rock in Serengeti nation park, Tanzania.

Unparalleled East Africa Safari Experience

Unparalleled East Africa Safari Experience

16 Day Custom Tour

Find yourself immersed in the drama and prestige of the wilderness during your 16-day luxury African safari through Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda. Discover the expansive splendor of the Serengeti as you search for golden lions and scour the jungle terrain of Volcanoes National Park to find lounging gorillas. Witness the rolling thunder of the Great Wildebeest Migration and embrace the elegance of giraffes towering above the trees. From opulent lodges to exclusive activities, you will experience the true depth and exceptional personalized service of a custom-tailored African safari during your trip of a lifetime.


Luxury Northern Circuit Tanzania Safari Tour

Luxury Northern Circuit Tanzania Safari Tour

11 Day Custom Tour

From $11,545

Tanzania's wilderness responds to the iconic reverie of an African safari. Big cats chase thousands of zebra, 100-strong elephant herds roam past ancient baobabs, and surreal scenes play out beside your lodge balcony. Don't just think Big Five. This 11-day northern circuit Tanzania safari tour is absolute immersion in nature's greatest theater. Witness unexpected characters and sublime scenes of predator and prey. With the Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire and Manyara, this trip connects Tanzania's dramatic safari highlights.



Lion King Inspired Family Safari: Pride of Africa

Lion King Inspired Family Safari: Pride of Africa

13 Day Custom Tour

From $5,624

Your 13-day luxury family safari of Kenya and Tanzania will embody the wonders of East Africa and immerse you in the circle of life. You will journey into the wilderness that inspired The Lion King movie where warthogs ramble through the underbrush and lions laze on the savannah. From recognizable landscapes to captivating ancient legends, your family safari will bring the dream of East Africa’s majestic wildlife into reality.Note: Zicasso and “Lion King Inspired Safari: Pride of Africa” are not affiliated with, or sponsored or endorsed by Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, or Fairview Entertainment.


A young mountain gorilla relaxing in a leafy tree | Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda, Africa

Tanzania Safari & Gorilla Trekking Adventure

Tanzania Safari & Gorilla Trekking Adventure

13 Day Custom Tour

From $6,820

East Africa is filled with legends, luxury, and majesty during your 13-day Tanzania and Rwanda adventure. You will scour the Serengeti grasslands for lions and find the Big Five in the Ngorongoro Crater on Africa safaris. You will wander through dense volcanic forests in search of mountain gorillas hidden in the mist. Your Africa adventure takes you inside five celebrated national parks revealing the marvels of Tanzania and Rwanda.


Safaris through Northern Tanzania’s Best National Parks

Safaris through Northern Tanzania’s Best National Parks...

9 Day Custom Tour

From $4,045

Tanzania’s northern safari circuit stands among the most famous and most visited wildlife regions worldwide. Nine days exploring this series of phenomenal national parks exposes visitors to so much more than just Africa’s prized Big Five on the Serengeti. Coveted moments are spent beneath a baobab in tranquil Tarangire National Park, and on the lip of the prehistoric Ngorongoro Crater. Time spent with local communities further enhances the tour, making this experience far more than a simple safari. Delve into the wilds, immersing yourself in this remarkable region of east Africa. 


Tanzania Luxury Safari & Zanzibar Beach Vacation

Tanzania Luxury Safari & Zanzibar Beach Vacation...

13 Day Custom Tour

From $14,295

Exclusive, authentic, and luxurious; this unique itinerary offers a complete immersion into Tanzania's beautiful wilderness. Dramatic wildlife roams around your secluded mobile camps and eight days of safari activities offer a very individualized Tanzania safari experience, especially as you enjoy private sections of the Tarangire and the Serengeti National Parks. Three days on the deserted Mnemba Island provide an idyllic beach paradise that completes the vacation.


Tanzania’s Northern Safari Circuit: Tarangire, Ngorongoro, the Serengeti & Lake Manyara

Tanzania’s Northern Safari Circuit: Tarangire, Ngorongoro,...

10 Day Custom Tour

From $4,495

The northern Tanzanian safari circuit encompasses the epitome of an African adventure. Expansive savanna, vibrant wildlife, intriguing cultures and quintessential landscapes are incorporated into each moment on this adventure. Travel from the remote Tarangire National Park, through the Ngorongoro Crater and out towards the famed and incomparable plains of the Serengeti, as vibrant wildlife escorts you the entire way. Marvel at the Great Wildebeest Migration (dependent on the month of travel) while learning of the smaller creatures that enable this ecosystem to thrive. Experienced all from the comfort of some of the country’s top lodges, there is no better way to be introduced to the majesty of Tanzania.


Tanzania Photographic Safari: Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti

Tanzania Photographic Safari: Tarangire, Lake Manyara,...

11 Day Custom Tour

From $4,945

Tanzania offers the ultimate photographic safari experience and this itinerary showcases the unique wonders of its boundless landscapes in their indigenous setting. Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, and the Serengeti provide spectacular scenery and unforgettable wildlife. You'll marvel at giant herds, admire the big cats, and spot the Big Five again and again. So be sure to bring your camera to capture every moment.


Exquisite One-Week Tanzania Fly-In Safari For Seniors

Exquisite One-Week Tanzania Fly-In Safari For Seniors...

8 Day Custom Tour

From $8,395

The dusty savannah reveals its wildlife secrets to those who travel slowly, and with a one-week fly-in Tanzania safari, you can experience it all, enjoying four contrasting destinations and private experiences tailored for senior travelers. Combine four of Africa’s ultimate destinations on an exquisite immersion into the animal world. Leopards prowl for zebra on Serengeti grasslands, herds gather along riverbanks, and lions cross giant elephant bulls in a volcanic crater.


Serengeti Luxury Safari with Expert Guides & Deluxe Camps

Serengeti Luxury Safari with Expert Guides & Deluxe...

10 Day Custom Tour

From $10,495

Go beyond the traditional Tanzanian experience with this unique private safari. Experience some of the greatest wildlife and landscapes on the planet, like those at the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Then discover the breathtaking Loliondo Game Reserve, Lake Manyara, and Tarangire National Park. With deluxe camps and expert guides, this is the private safari adventure of a lifetime.


The Great 12 Day Tanzania Safari Package

The Great 12 Day Tanzania Safari Package

12 Day Custom Tour

From $5,395

Fly over the East African plains and experience the never-ending adventure that awaits you in this luxury Tanzanian safari. Whether flying or driving, surround yourself with expansive wingspans, waving grass, migrating zebras, and the roars of lions as you explore the everlasting grassland searching for quintessential Africa and finding it in the vast expanse. This is the Tanzania safari you’ve seen in documentaries, but the real safari is only better.


Tanzania Northern Circuit Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar

Tanzania Northern Circuit Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar...

12 Day Custom Tour

From $13,795

Tanzania is a land of magic and compelling authenticity. It's a place of walking through big cat country and wandering along hypnotic Zanzibar streets. It’s a place of exploring the Serengeti and Ngorongoro before lounging on idyllic beaches. So indulge yourself in one mystical island, four national parks, endless safari adventure, and twelve days that showcase the most mesmerizing sides of Tanzania.


Ngorongoro Crater Safari: Wildlife & Lava

Ngorongoro Crater Safari: Wildlife & Lava

7 Day Custom Tour

From $3,229

There is quite simply no way to gain greater intimacy with the bush than on foot. This week-long tour of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area provides intrepid hikers with an unprecedented wilderness experience as they hike through the crater’s many regions. Follow ancient farming trails between numerous Maasai villages, before eventually summiting an active volcano for panoramic views of the plateau and the crater floor. This journey provides unparalleled and deeply personal opportunities to not only see, but also hear, smell, and feel this special corner of Tanzania.


Kilimanjaro Climb & Wildlife Safari Tour

Kilimanjaro Climb & Wildlife Safari Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

From $4,495

Beautiful and inspiring, there are few experiences that can match scaling Africa's highest mountain. This epic adventure combines climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with four days relaxing in Moshi and Arusha National Park for an unforgettable wildlife safari tour. The challenging Umbwe Route is regarded as the most spectacular way up the mountain, and it offers an unforgettable ascent to 5,895 meters.


Tanzania Family Safari: Wildlife & Culture

Tanzania Family Safari: Wildlife & Culture

11 Day Custom Tour

From $11,985

Though famed for its wildlife, Tanzanian cultures are equally remarkable – and this tour combines it all. Beginning in the quiet corners of Tarangire National Park, guests are ushered into the soothing rhythm of the African bush. Depth is added to the wilderness experience while walking alongside the Hadzabe people, among the only remaining hunter-gatherer societies. The tour culminates in the famed Serengeti National Park and in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The Great Wildebeest Migration (month dependent) and countless wildlife encounters are nothing short of spectacles performed against stunning backdrops.


7 Day Tanzania Safari Tour: Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara & Olduvai Gorge

7 Day Tanzania Safari Tour: Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater,...

7 Day Custom Tour

From $3,159

Tanzania is filled with gold, from its sunrise to its plains. Leopards linger in trees, lions laze in the grass, and elephants parade on the horizon. The wonders, the culture, the sky—grab the riches of Tanzania by giving yourself golden memories. Experience all the treasures that Tanzania offers by exploring its splendors.


Romantic Safari Adventure Across Southern Tanzania

Romantic Safari Adventure Across Southern Tanzania

13 Day Custom Tour

From $5,845

Grab your partner's hand and jump into the sublime safari world of Southern Tanzania. It's rugged, wild, wonderfully romantic, and off-the-beaten-track. Explore Africa's largest game reserve, sip cocktails beside elephant covered floodplains, picnic alongside hippos, and lose track of the famed Big Five sightings. While Northern Tanzania attracts the crowds, the wildlife in Southern Tanzania is just as abundant. For those couples seeking adventure, this makes it the idyllic vacation for a romantic safari in Tanzania.


Tanzania Safari from August to December: Serengeti, Grumeti, Namiri

Tanzania Safari from August to December: Serengeti,...

10 Day Custom Tour

From $9,795

The focal point of most Serengeti safaris is the great wildebeest migration. But you don't need to visit during the migration to explore the wonders of these evocative grasslands. Travel between August and December, and the Serengeti experience is equally sublime, a chance to connect with nature, avoid the crowds, and still encounter hundreds of thousands of wild animals. With four distinctive experiences, this 10-day safari showcases how the Serengeti teems with life all year around.


Tanzania at a Glance

Must-See Destinations in Tanzania

We have worked alongside our Tanzania travel specialists to provide you with recommendations for any length of trip. A custom Zicasso tour organizes your time around your needs and desires, but the following suggestions act as great guidelines.

How many days is enough to safari in Tanzania?

At least one week is required for a Tanzania safari. Some wilderness areas are larger than the US state of New Jersey, and it takes time to travel around them. There’s an incredible abundance and diversity that can only be experienced if you fully escape into the wilderness. Ten days in Tanzania is the recommended length of time for a well-paced trip.

Northern Tanzania

The Northern Circuit is Tanzania’s most popular safari route. Four contiguous national parks provide very distinctive safaris, and it’s easy to connect them on a multi-day overland tour.

Lake Manyara and Tarangire are great destinations as a safari introduction. From here, you can travel west to Ngorongoro Crater, which is a smaller reserve that only requires one day. Serengeti is connected to Ngorongoro and home to the great wildebeest migration. You really need at least three nights in the Serengeti. Northern Tanzania is also home to Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Southern Tanzania

The southern parks are great for visitors who want to get away from the crowds. Travel times are longer and the infrastructure isn’t as good as the north. However, parks like Mikumi, Ruaha, and Selous, are among Africa’s most untouched and underrated treasures.

Safari flights provide a very fast and direct connection between parks in the north and south, so it’s very possible to combine the regions on a seven to ten day trip.

Western Tanzania

Western Tanzania is completely off the beaten track. This niche area is the best place in Africa for chimpanzee trekking, notably in the Mahale Mountains. Katavi National Park is another superb destination here, which is a smaller and less-crowded version of the Serengeti.

Zanzibar Island

Located offshore in the Indian Ocean, Zanzibar has a fabulous cultural history and some of the world’s ultimate white-sand beaches. It’s a quiet place to be, pre or post safari.

Safari Trips

With seven to ten days in Tanzania, we suggest that you visit at least three different parks. Each has its own ecosystem, animal population, and safari experience.

7 Days (North)

Day 1: Kilimanjaro Area

Days 2 - 3: Lake Manyara and Tarangire

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater

Days 5 - 7: Serengeti

7 Days (South)

Days 1 - 2: Mikumi

Days 3 - 5: Ruaha

Days 6 - 7: Selous

10 Days

Day 1: Kilimanjaro Area

Days 2 - 4: Tarangire and Ngorongoro

Days 5 - 7: Serengeti

Days 8 - 10: Ruaha

10 Days

Day 1: Kilimanjaro Area

Days 2 - 3: Tarangire

Day 4: Lake Manyara

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater

Days 6 - 10: Zanzibar

10 Days

Days 1 - 3: Selous

Days 4 - 6: Serengeti

Days 7 - 10: Zanzibar

Essential Tanzania Safari Experiences

With a Tanzania safari, you can experience wildlife from many different perspectives. There are also many cultural elements and excursions to add to your experience.

How Will I Experience Wildlife?

Most Tanzania safari activities involve Toyota Landcruisers with a popup roof. You will go on long game drives to explore the bush and get surprisingly close to large animals and big herds. In most parks, you can only explore on these daytime game drives.

In some parks and private concessions, you can do game walks, nighttime drives, and horseback safaris. A hot air balloon ride provides a completely different perspective and is always a highlight.

Cultural encounters can be added to all itineraries, the most famous being a visit to a Masai village. You can also meet Hadzabe hunter gatherers and go out on a hunt with them.

Other Tanzania activities include boat safaris in Selous, canoeing excursions, and quiet time on the white-sand beaches of Zanzibar.

How Can I Ensure I See My Favorite Animal?

Wildlife encounters are never guaranteed, but Tanzania is best-known for its spectacular wildlife experiences.

Tanzania is home to the great wildebeest migration, with almost two million animals on an annual march around the Serengeti. Like most parks in Tanzania, the Serengeti is big on big cats. There’s an abundance of lions, leopards and cheetahs that’s hard to rival anywhere else. It helps that these predators have such easy access to so much prey, and you may see live hunting scenes.

The Big five is a big interest. However, do note that the country only has a few rhinos. If you don’t see one of them, you won’t necessarily be missing out. Also consider the Small Five and Ugly Five, examples of how Tanzania is home to more than 100 wild mammal species.

On a safari, you rarely see just one animal. Tanzania is home to big numbers. You can see 50 elephants marching together, towers with over 30 giraffe, or hundreds of baboons around a single tree. In the Serengeti there are over 10,000 zebra in one black and white procession, plus herds of over 100,000 wildebeest. Buffalo herds can also number in the thousands.

What Is a Day on Safari Like?

The daily experience depends on the park. In large parks like the Serengeti and Ruaha, you’ll spend the entire day exploring on a game drive with a packed lunch to enjoy in the bush. In smaller parks the itinerary is more like other safari countries, with separate morning and afternoon activities separated by lunch and downtime at the camp.

What Choice Do I Have With Accommodation on a Tanzania Safari?

Tanzania has a wonderful selection of high-quality safari accommodations. Although some budget safaris use the most rudimentary camps, an expertly planned Zicasso safari will ensure that you can enjoy comfort and convenience out in the bush.

What is the Difference Between a Camp and a Lodge in Tanzania?

The names of camps and lodges can be confusing because you can have a five-star camp that is more luxurious than a permanent lodge. In general, camps have canvas walls, so you’ll hear more and feel a closer connection to your surroundings.

Camps come in all levels of quality. Budget safari operators use national park campsites, and these cannot even be considered one-star accommodations. Many camps are in the three-star category; they have proper beds, private bathrooms, and plenty of space. Camps in the four and five-star category are more like hotels in the wilderness, except they’re made from canvas.

The key advantage of camps is that they can be packed away and move location depending on the seasons and animals. They also have no impact on the environment or animals. These tented camps appeal to adventurous travelers, but almost every visitor includes at least one tented camp in their itinerary. It’s a very unique experience with so much wildlife roaming round.

Safari lodges tend to be in the four and five-star categories. Lodges are permanent structures and have more amenities, such as swimming pools. Safari lodges are also located in prime wildlife areas and are often many miles from any other structure.

How Many Days Should I Stay at Each Camp or Lodge?

A successful safari involves visiting different parks. How long you spend at each camp or lodge is mostly dependent on your actual destination, rather than the quality of the accommodation. For example, in the Serengeti, you can spend three nights in the same camp or one night in three different camps, in different regions of the park. There is no need to spend more than two nights in Ngorongoro as you only need one full day to explore Ngorongoro Crater. When compared to Selous or Ruaha, one day is only a glimpse of the animals and experience.

Prime wildlife locations are very seasonal. A classic example is the great wildebeest migration. The herds will be at a different part of the Serengeti depending on the month. A Tanzania safari specialist will talk you through the best camps and lodges based on when you want to travel. While some are fantastic year-round, it’s not worth staying at a beautiful lodge when all the animals have moved elsewhere.

Best Time to Visit Tanzania

Tanzania has a very seasonal climate with dry and green season months. It is mostly a year-round destination, except for the months of April and May, which are best avoided.

You should note that climate change is having a pronounced impact in Tanzania. What were once clearly defined seasons are now disrupted, with rain falling in the dry season months, and a longer wait for rain in the supposed green season. The below information is a guide to a now fluid situation.

How Does Tanzania’s Climate Change During the Year?

Tanzania’s long dry season takes place from June to September. These are the coolest months of year and it is very rare to see rain. It’s less humid and more comfortable to travel around, especially for young children and seniors.

During October and November, Tanzania experiences what is known as the small rains. Some welcome rainfall enlivens the landscape and both the heat and humidity rise; however, it is never enough rain to interrupt a safari program.

There is then a second long dry season from December to March, which are the hottest months of the year and some of the best for a Tanzania safari.

April and May see the long rains. Intense storms and often torrential rainfall dominate most days. Many driving trails become impassable, and most camps close down. This is the cheapest time to visit, but you will be very restricted on where you can go.

How Does the Safari Experience Change During Different Seasons of the Year?

Dry seasons provide the best game-viewing conditions. There is less vegetation, and animals can’t hide in the grass. You can see further than the other seasons and more readily spot elusive species, like leopards. Wildlife must congregate near water because the landscape is so dry, so guides always know where to go.

Rainy months create green seasons. The high vegetation makes it more challenging to see animals. Plus, wildlife spreads far and wide, rather than gathering in larger herds. This is a beautiful time of year, and the parks receive less visitors than the other seasons.

The great wildebeest migration is an annual event. Almost two million mammals are constantly on the move to fresh-grazing pastures, so you can experience the migration any month of the year. During the dry season of December to March, herds gather in the southeastern Serengeti to calf. You’ll see lots of predators chasing the babies. From March onward, the herds move north through the Serengeti before crossing the Mara River in Kenya’s Masai Mara around July and August. You’ll need to visit the northern Serengeti to see any of the migration from June to September. Wildebeest then return south to calf and to begin their annual migration once more.

Modes of Transportation in Tanzania

While Tanzania is a massive country, it’s one of the easiest in Africa to get around. Connections between safari destinations are efficient so that you can enjoy a complex and varied itinerary.

The Best Airports For Flying In and Out of Tanzania

Kilimanjaro International is the best airport to use if you are flying in for the Northern Circuit or if your safari starts anywhere in northern Tanzania, such as the Serengeti.

It’s better to use Dar es Salaam for a safari in southern Tanzania. Both Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam have direct flight connections to various major airports in Europe, along with connections to other African countries.

Some major airlines also operate flights in and out of Zanzibar, which is very convenient for a beach add-on. Travelers can usually fly into Kilimanjaro and out of Zanzibar (or vice versa) for the same price as a standard return ticket.

Domestic Flights

Domestic safari flights are usually recommended for a safari in southern Tanzania. Here, the parks are far apart, and the roads are in terrible conditions.

Safari flights are also essential for any itinerary that combines the north and south. These flights are in light aircraft and hop between different parks and airstrips, so they may drop passengers off before continuing to your destination. For example, the Serengeti has many different airstrips that visitors can use depending on their choice of camp and lodge. Light aircraft also offer a direct connection between safari parks and Zanzibar.

Flights Via Zicasso

Zicasso Air Desk is an international air ticketing service that eliminates the stress of finding and booking the right flights for your upcoming vacation by employing the same personalized service you can expect from planning a trip with Zicasso. Our competitive flight pricing, 24x7 Service & Support, and Complimentary Consultation of Routing vs. Pricing with an Expert Flight Specialist make finding the perfect flight for your trip effortless.

Overland Travel

Tanzania’s Northern Circuit is the best overland safari route in Africa. The four parks (Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Serengeti) are contiguous, so the safari never stops when you travel between them. You should note that this makes the Northern Circuit very popular for budget safaris.

What to Consider When Traveling in Tanzania

When traveling to Tanzania you must consider safety, travel logistics, and accessibility. The following information covers important travel considerations so that you can have a stress-free travel experience.

Is Tanzania Safe for Travel?

Tanzania is one of the safest countries in Africa. It has a stable government and no military involvement. You will need to take regular precautions due to the visible poverty and petty theft that can occur in towns and cities. However, you will always be accompanied by a guide, and it is rare to spend any significant time in urban areas.

Petty theft is virtually unheard of at safari camps and lodges, especially because they are located in very remote areas. It is important to respect the regulations imposed by guides and camp staff, as there are no fences separating people from wildlife. These usually include not walking anywhere alone away from the camp and not getting out of the safari vehicle unless instructed that it is safe.

Health Questions

At the time of this writing, Tanzania is not in the yellow fever zone, so you do not need a yellow fever innoculation. Tanzania is in the malaria zone, so travelers will need to take anti-malarial medication for their trip. The risk is lower in areas like Ngorongoro Crater due to the high altitude and cool temperatures. All travelers should contact their personal physician for guidance several months ahead of planned travel dates.

Travel Insurance

You’ve booked your dream vacation, now protect it with travel insurance. A wide range of factors can leave your vacation in limbo. Medical emergencies, inclement weather, and unexpected cancellations can cause turmoil for your trip, so in the unlikely event of a disaster, get the travel insurance coverage that provides peace of mind. To get a quote, visit our travel insurance page.

For Families

The north of Tanzania is family-friendly, and you can easily experience lots of different animals and parks. Unfortunately, Tanzania is not always the best destination for infants due to the bugs and need for anti-malarials. Still, adventurous families with children over three love Tanzania as long as the itinerary is paced correctly.

Tanzania is fabulous for older children. Children over 12 can participate in all the safari activities, although you should note that some camps do not permit children. Your Zicasso travel specialist can be counted on to make excellent suggestions of properties perfect your family.

For Seniors

The most important consideration for seniors is pacing the trip correctly. Extending the itinerary by two or three nights can make a big difference in comfort. Plus, you can experience much more and really get to know the details. January and February are the hottest months, and during this time, Tanzania can be uncomfortable for some.

For Couples

Tanzania has so many special locations and experiences. Just ask your travel specialist for something extraordinary.

Recommendations for the Return Traveler

When returning for another Tanzania tour, you can travel into the depths of heritage and the countryside beyond the essential destinations of the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, and Zanzibar. The following list offers our recommendations for where you should visit during your return trip.

Kilwa Kisiwani

The quiet fishing village overlooks the calm waters of the East African coastline but features ruins that sweep visitors back into the center of the greatest empires of the region, which date back to the 9th century. Significant groups of Swahili buildings illustrate the vast reach of the former trade route and connect the goldfields of Zimbabwe with kingdoms in India, China, and Persia.

Rubondo Island National Park

The island in Lake Victoria remains one of Tanzania’s best secrets. Birdlife and captivating walking safaris highlight the splendor of the secluded scenery. The isolated island acts as a microcosm of safari experiences with white and black colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, elephants, giraffes, crocodiles, trees, reeds, and marshes. The island is also great for birdwatching with over 300 migratory and resident species.

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Reviewed By Janice R.