Tanzania Destinations

Explore your options with our list of the top attractions in Tanzania.

Tanzania is home to some of Africa’s most famous national parks and natural wonders, including Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. As a result, safaris and wildlife-related experiences are the most popular things to do in Tanzania and the reason many visitors visit the nation.

The majority of travelers will transit through Dar es Salaam on their way to the wilderness areas and other places. The magnificent beaches of Zanzibar lure visitors who want to spend some time soaking up the sun. Scuba divers and snorkelers travel from all over the world to see the coral gardens, colorful fish, and crystal blue seas off the coasts of Pemba and Mafia islands.

Tanzania features three safari circuits, each of which would make Tanzania a top wildlife destination in its own right. The renowned Northern circuit, which includes the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater, is one of Africa’s best traditional safaris, particularly if planned to coincide with the annual wildebeest migration.

The more prominent African creatures, such as lion, elephant, giraffe, and buffalo, are easy to spot in Tanzania. The Serengeti is the place to go if you want to see big cats, whereas the Ngorongoro Crater is the place to go if you want to see black rhino. Other animal highlights include chimp trekking, seeing African wild dogs, and being amazed by the yearly migration of millions of wildebeest, gazelle, and zebra.

The Dry season (June to October) sees the temperature vary between 20°C/68°F and 30°C/86°F. It’s useful to remember, the higher the altitude, the cooler it will be. The Wet season (November to May) kicks off with showers (the ‘short rains’), followed by a drier interlude and then heavy downfalls (the ‘long rains’) from March.

You must travel during the dry season to witness the spectacular spectacle of the Great Migration (June to October). At this time of year, wildlife watching is in high demand across the country. Despite this, wildlife drives in the northern-circuit parks are still productive during the rainy season (November to May). In the Serengeti, wildebeest calving occurs in January and February, which attracts a large number of predators.