Tanzania’s Game Viewing experiences are widely regarded as some of the best in Africa in three World Heritage Sites – the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti plains and, in the South, the massive untamed Selous Game Reserve. Dominating the border area with Kenya, Mount Kilimanjaro is, at 5895m, the highest point on the continent and treks to the summit are possible with trained guides.
Best Time to Visit
The best wildlife viewing months are June – October, with June and July both offering you the chance to witness ‘the Great Migration’.
The best areas for Safari and Game Viewing include Selous Game Reserve, Serengeti National Park, Rungwa Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park and Mahale National Park.
Ugali is considered to be the National dish of Tanzania – it is a dough prepared with maize and corn that is often served with meat/fish in a sauce, accompanied by vegetables. Nyama Choma is another traditional African dish that is enjoyed largely in Tanzania – it literally translates to ‘Grilled Meat’ and this often refers to Goat, Chicken or fish from the BBQ – and is served alongside bananas that have been baked.
Things to Do
- Trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro with a trained guide.
- Go on Safari at many Game Reserves and National Parks.
- Enjoy a Hot Air Balloon ride above the Serengeti.
- Kick back and relax on the most stunning Island in Africa – Zanzibar.