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Safari destinations and national parks in Tanzania 

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We might be biased but Tanzania has long been recognised as the best safari destination on the planet. It has given over a huge percentage of its landmass to protect Africa’s wildlife. It has some incredible parks and reserves, some the size of whole countries, where one can still be out all day and not see another human soul. It does not get better than this.

Serengeti National Park

Tanzania national parks and destinations

Possibly the most famous national park there is, the Serengeti, with its great wildebeest migration, has a strong claim to be the best safari holiday destination in the world.

Saadani national park

Tanzania national parks and destinations

Saadani offers a unique wildlife habitat. Lions may den just metres from the beach where turtles have laid eggs. It is a safari and beach holiday in one and by far the closest national park to Zanzibar. 

Ngorongoro Crater

Tanzania national parks and destinations

The Ngorongoro conservation area is unique in Tanzania with Maasai allowed to move amongst the wildlife herds. At its heart is the crater, a 27kmsq safari holiday paradise, filled with the great mammals of Africa.

Nyerere National Park

Tanzania national parks and destinations

The pride of Tanzania, Nyerere National Park is the largest in Africa. Its total area, including its adjoining protected area, Selous Game Reserve, is larger than Switzerland! Its lakes and boat safari tours are a superb addition.

Lake Victoria

Tanzania national parks and destinations

Lake Victoria is fabled as the source of the Nile and offers a rich cultural immersion. The mighty expanse of water abuts Serengeti National Park forming Tanzania’s best bird watching and wildlife safari destination.

Tarangire National Park

Tanzania national parks and destinations

Tarangire National Park is a lesser-known gem of Tanzania. Its elephant numbers are legendary, and the density of predator and prey make it a very special safari tour destination.

Mount Kilimanjaro

Tanzania national parks and destinations

The roof of Africa, and the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, climbing Kilimanjaro is yet another bucket-list holiday in Tanzania. The various routes all take around a week.

Ruaha National park

Tanzania national parks and destinations

Ruaha National Park is another gem of South Tanzania. Large herds of animals move between the Mwagusi and Ruaha rivers providing spectacular safari tour action.

mikumi national park

Tanzania national parks and destinations

Mikumi is a vastly underrated national park which forms part of the Selous – Nyerere eco-system. It is an excellent addition to any safari holiday in Southern Tanzania.