How to Organize the Best Safari Trip in Tanzania

April 7, 2014 at 6:09 pm Leave a comment

It’s not enough that you’ve found the best safari in Tanzania through Zara Tours, now you have to decide when to take it – a decision impacted by weather, sightseeing, and your trip itinerary, to name a few factors. This is one of the excursions where timing truly is everything.

Luckily, our staff is full of expert advice when it comes to timing. We would like to share some of that advice with you today.

Activities Scheduled, Weather Permitting

The weather patterns in Eastern Africa are responsible for many of the logistics involved in travel. The nice thing is that these patterns are divided by two conditional states:

  1. Wet
  2. Dry

For reasons that may or may not be obvious, the best safari in Tanzania usually takes place in the dry season.

Many of the routes used by jeeps and tourists simply aren’t passable in the wet season. You are at greater risk for breakdowns or mud and rockslides. As to not risk the health and safety of tourists, many companies limit safari offerings in the off-season.

Did we happen to mention that the wildlife sightings are scarce during the wet season too? They are. Most of the main wildlife attractions have moved across the plains to Kenyan reserves during the rainy months. The last lag of the Great Migration happens between January and late February. Tourism usually picks up again by May with a quieter, more secluded trip available in the fall.

The best safari in Tanzania depends on your preferences as a traveler, but it also could depend on your itinerary.

What’s on the Docket? How to Organize a Satisfying Safari Trip

Africa offers a unique opportunity to tourists. Most notably, that they can see several sides of the continent at once, especially from a vantage point as versatile as Tanzania.

Many visitors want to absorb all they can and, as a result, they wish to book both a safari and a Kilimanjaro trek. There is nothing wrong with this desire, but once again, it comes down to timing. If you want to experience both perspectives, we recommend booking your excursions in a particular order. Complete the mountain trek first, then book the safari.

There are several reasons for organizing your trip this way:

  • Your endurance training will be fresh.
  • First-time treks can create anxiety. Completing the safari afterward gives you a chance to fully relax.
  • There can be muscle pain and discomfort after several days spent hiking. The last thing you want to do is take a long flight home.
  • You won’t rush through either experience trying to fit it in.

Your trip to Tanzania should be a balance of relaxation and adventure. Sticking to that balance will lead to the most fulfilling trip possible.

On a side note, if you are coming to Tanzania for a featured Kilimanjaro climb, please contact Zara Tours staff online to find out about the additional activities available. Your itinerary can always be adjusted to include your personal and event-related preferences.

If you're looking for the best safari trip in Tanzania - look to Zara Tours


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