Tanzania is the place where Mount Kilimanjaro looks over the flatlands of the Serengeti, and the home to one of nature’s most impressive spectacles: the annual Great Wildebeest Migration.
The Serengeti will find itself at the top of many people’s wish list, and with good reason. It is renowned for some of the most magnificent wildlife-watching in Africa, with grasslands stretching out for what feels like an eternity. Nearly two million wildebeest, zebra and gazelles set out across the savannah in pursuit of water and new grasslands every year.
Lesser frequented however are the wilder parks to the south and west of Tanzania. Due to the remote nature of parks, such as Ruaha and Katavi, visitor densities are much lower than the better-known parks, such as the Serengeti. For those willing to invest their time travelling further out to this region, the rewards are exceptional. We would encourage our clients to look beyond simply wildlife when travelling with us to Africa. The Yaeda Valley, allows for an experience that is among the most unique and pioneering to be found anywhere in the world. Far from the exploitative “tribal tourism” most safaris offer, this is the real deal – the opportunity to exist alongside East Africa’s last hunter-gatherers, the Hadza tribe. It’s here where you set up camp among the baobab trees and immerse yourself in a community who live the same as they did thousands of years ago.
In terms of accommodation, a safari to Tanzania is able to make use of almost every type of accommodation you could wish for. It is home to some of the finest lightweight mobile camps, encouraging you to explore on foot and closeness to the wilderness that can be lost in larger lodges. For those wishing for luxury, you are well-catered for in all of Tanzania’s key wildlife areas, with sensitively designed luxury lodges to secluded private houses available.