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Classic Tanzania Safari


Lioness Ngorongor Crater

Giraffe Tarangire National Park
Tailor-made Option Available: Choose to travel on a departure date of your choice
Best time to travel: Mid January to end of February, July through to end of October

The cost will be advised depending on group size and dates of departure. Please contact the Classic Journeys office to discuss your travel plans.

This classic safari takes you through Tanzania’s ultimate wildlife areas - Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater. We begin with game viewing in the delightful Tarangire National Park, where herds of elephant roam and migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, gazelle, hartebeest, eland and oryx crowd the shrinking lagoons.

The spectacular Serengeti National Park witnesses the World’s most incredible wildlife experience, The Great Migration. Here vast herds of wildebeest, zebra and antelope cross the plains with their predators – lions, hyenas, leopards and cheetahs, never far behind. Our next location is the dramatic and picturesque landscape of the Ngorongoro Crater; the World’s largest complete volcanic caldera, which naturally confines an abundance of wildlife. Finally we head to Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its tree-climbing lions, many colourful birds and large herds of elephant and buffalo.

Whether it’s a cheetah stalking gazelles on the open plains, a leopard draped over a branch in an acacia tree or huge herds of wildebeest and zebra, our Classic Tanzania safari will provide limitless opportunities for superb game viewing and photography.

Check out Ann's Tanzania safari photo gallery.

The Annual Wildebeest Migration
Wildlife is free to pass throughout the North of Tanzania, as no barriers exist between the main parks. A major attraction is the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara in Kenya and back. This spectacle starts in the Southern Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area from March / April when large herds of around one million in number journey across the Serengeti in search of water and better grazing. In June through to August they head to the Northern Serengeti before crossing the border in September into the Masai Mara Game Reserve searching for fresh pastures. They reach the Kenyan plains around late September to October. In November the herds are attracted back across into Tanzania, the move coincides when the parched Serengeti’s plains start to flourish again after the short rains. During January and February zebra and wildebeest give birth to around quarter of a million offspring who stay on the Southern plains gaining strength before the annual migration of around 2000 miles begins once more. This spectacular sight is timed with the rains and actual timings can vary accordingly, the migration route travels the entire Serengeti plains in search of fresh grazing. Although many animals make this migration several species remain resident in the areas all year.

"We found that all the travel arrangements worked perfectly, Goodluck Kolla met us at Arusha and was a wonderful leader/guide for us. We couldn't have had a better guide. He knew all the places to find the animals we wanted to see, and better still, knew all the side roads so we were away from many other people in most instances. To our surprise he was able to identify all the birds we saw and find them in his guidebook so we knew we had the right spelling - we saw nearly 100 different bird species to our pleasure. As for the animals - well words cannot describe the pleasure of seeing them so close.

We do hope that at some stage we will be able to take another tour with you - we can put our trust in your arrangements and know that we will see everything that can be seen."
Janet Howells - Classic Tanzania Safari

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