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Wake to the call of stirring birds in the Ngorongoro Crater, or perhaps to the first rays of sun clearing Mount Kilimanjaro. These are the timeless sights and sounds of the Serengeti, and on A&K Tanzania safari tours, they signal the start of each thrilling day. A safari features the continent's finest guides, who expertly reveal your destination's countless wonders. Whether you witness an endangered black rhino quietly grazing or thousands of wildebeest and zebra thundering through plains during the Great Migration, A&K takes you to the core of the action during the Tanzania safari.

With A&K, scale Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, while experiencing the extraordinary biodiversity along its most scenic route. Tanzania brims with safari park options, including the vast Serengeti National Park, the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater and the wildlife-rich Tarangire National Park. A&K's diverse Tanzania programs also introduce you to the many cultures in the region, from the Hadzabe people, the last bushmen in Africa, to the proud Maasai. Several A&K journeys exceed the typical Tanzania safari tour by including visits to Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy projects. After each day of eye-opening adventures, rest in Africa's best lodges or, on certain A&K Tanzania safari vacations, retire to a luxurious A&K Mobile Tented Camp.

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Best Time To Go
December - March, June - October
Climate Charts
Time Zone
ET +8 hours
Flights
Arusha (JRO); Dar es Salaam (DAR)

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I plan to visit Tanzania?

    The best times to visit Tanzania are December through March or June through October when the climate is mild, mostly dry and the game viewing is at its finest. The main rainy season typically lasts from April to May with a shorter wet season during November. These rainy seasons draw fewer crowds while fostering abundant vegetation for grazing species. February marks the calving season for mammals such as wildebeest, affording a front row seat to the newborns’ first steps and interactions.

    The best times to visit Tanzania are December through March or June through October when the climate is mild, mostly dry and the game viewing is at its finest. The main rainy season typically lasts from April to May with a shorter wet season during November. These rainy seasons draw fewer crowds while fostering abundant vegetation for grazing species. February marks the calving season for mammals such as wildebeest, affording a front row seat to the newborns’ first steps and interactions.

  • What is the Great Migration and when is the best time to see it?

    The Great Migration is the largest animal migration in the world. Each year, more than two million animals (wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle) migrate in a clockwise direction across the ecosystems of the Serengeti (Tanzania) and the Masai Mara (Kenya). While this cycle continues throughout the year, the herds are mainly found in the Serengeti in Southern Tanzania from December through early March. April to May marks the season of long rains, when the herds begin their trek north across the central and western Serengeti, grazing hungrily as they go. From June to July, the herds are grazing their way through the Serengeti’s western corridor and continue to push north towards the Masai Mara.

    The Great Migration is the largest animal migration in the world. Each year, more than two million animals (wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle) migrate in a clockwise direction across the ecosystems of the Serengeti (Tanzania) and the Masai Mara (Kenya). While this cycle continues throughout the year, the herds are mainly found in the Serengeti in Southern Tanzania from December through early March. April to May marks the season of long rains, when the herds begin their trek north across the central and western Serengeti, grazing hungrily as they go. From June to July, the herds are grazing their way through the Serengeti’s western corridor and continue to push north towards the Masai Mara.

  • What are Tanzania’s best places to visit?

    Tanzania brims with safari park options, including the vast Serengeti National Park, the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater and the wildlife-rich Tarangire National Park. Secluded in Tanzania’s remote southern reaches, the vast expanses of Ruaha and Nyerere (Selous) National Parks offer exceptional game viewing for travellers willing to venture off the beaten track. A journey to Tanzania also affords the opportunity to climb Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, while the island hideaway of Zanzibar invites guests to relax amid a beachfront paradise of sun, sand and surf.

    Tanzania brims with safari park options, including the vast Serengeti National Park, the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater and the wildlife-rich Tarangire National Park. Secluded in Tanzania’s remote southern reaches, the vast expanses of Ruaha and Nyerere (Selous) National Parks offer exceptional game viewing for travellers willing to venture off the beaten track. A journey to Tanzania also affords the opportunity to climb Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, while the island hideaway of Zanzibar invites guests to relax amid a beachfront paradise of sun, sand and surf.

  • What are the Big Five in Africa?

    The term “Big Five” refers to the lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and Cape buffalo — Africa’s topmost predators, and must-sees on every safari adventure throughout Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana and South Africa.

    The term “Big Five” refers to the lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and Cape buffalo — Africa’s topmost predators, and must-sees on every safari adventure throughout Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana and South Africa.

  • What differentiates a Tanzania safari from a Kenya safari?

    While both destinations are known for their exceptional game viewing, Tanzania’s majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, coffee plantations, tropical coastline and island paradise of Zanzibar distinguish it from its neighbor to the north. Broadly speaking, Tanzania’s climate tends to be more tropical than Kenya’s, with more lush, green landscapes. Given their proximity and intersection of the Great Migration, these two countries are often combined into one journey.

    While both destinations are known for their exceptional game viewing, Tanzania’s majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, coffee plantations, tropical coastline and island paradise of Zanzibar distinguish it from its neighbor to the north. Broadly speaking, Tanzania’s climate tends to be more tropical than Kenya’s, with more lush, green landscapes. Given their proximity and intersection of the Great Migration, these two countries are often combined into one journey.

  • Is a visa required to visit Tanzania?

    Tourist Visas are required for U.S. and Canadian passport holders travelling to Tanzania. A&K recommends an Electronic Tourist Visa (eVisa). To apply online, visit eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa.

    Tourist Visas are required for U.S. and Canadian passport holders travelling to Tanzania. A&K recommends an Electronic Tourist Visa (eVisa). To apply online, visit eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa.

  • What do I wear on safari in Tanzania?

    We recommend comfortable clothes made of natural, breathable fabrics. Plan to layer up or down as the temperature fluctuates. Neutral colors are best for game viewing, while black, navy blue and other dark colors tend to attract insects; leave camouflage at home, as it’s not permitted in game parks. Smart casual attire is appropriate for evenings, but formalwear is not necessary.

    We recommend comfortable clothes made of natural, breathable fabrics. Plan to layer up or down as the temperature fluctuates. Neutral colors are best for game viewing, while black, navy blue and other dark colors tend to attract insects; leave camouflage at home, as it’s not permitted in game parks. Smart casual attire is appropriate for evenings, but formalwear is not necessary.