Safaris: Tanzania (articles)
Extending your Tanzanian safari into Kenya is almost a natural. Follow the path of the wildebeest and move from the Serengetti to Masai Mara and go on to discover the other amazing wildlife destinations in Kenya. Having seen the chimps in Tanzania’s Mahale, you may want to fly across Lake Victoria and into Uganda or Rwanda in search of the mountain gorillas. If you prefer to relax beside freshwater, consider a lakeside lodge at Lake Malawi.
Tanzania’s climate divides into four distinct seasons of rain or dry. The “Long Rains” are from March to May and tropical downpours in the afternoon are the norm. The “Long Dry” follows from June to October when it very rarely rains. The “Short Rains” come in November/December, followed by the “Short Dry” in January/February.
The dry seasons tend to be best for game viewing and the wildlife congregates at the remaining waterholes. The “Short Dry” of January/February is also the calving season. Thousands of calves are born each day, and the predator action is highly visible in the short grass plains. Kilimanjaro is best climbed during the dry and, of course, a beach holiday is more dependable at this time of year.
The wet seasons have their own beauty and can also offer the best deals.
Talk to us first. Together we will consider what you want to see and when you want to go. We can tell you about the hidden gems we have discovered after over a decade of planning safaris and you can tell us about what you’ve read and what you have your heart set on. We will then come up with a plan for you to consider. Once you’re happy with the plan, we lock away all the details so you can concentrate on enjoying the magic.