Tanzania is on the top spots of Extraordinary Journeys’ once-in-a-lifetime bucket list of countries to visit after the pandemic. To enjoy the perfect safari experience, it’s better to go before the pre-pandemic crowd starts trooping in.
Tanzania is a beautiful, untamed country of diverse landscapes ranging from majestic mountain peaks to white sand beaches and endless stretches of open plains, famously inhabited by large herds of wildlife.
While climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and embarking on a safari across the northern circuit (Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengeti) are the most well-known adventures to have within the destination, Extraordinary Journeys excels at putting together alternative remote safari circuits that are equally as magical and have half the crowds.
If it’s not already on your list, Extraordinary Journeys recommends making sure The Ngorongoro Crater, a breathtaking natural wonder part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area—a UNESCO world heritage site — is on your list.
The 25km wide volcanic bowl of the crater is a unique ecosystem with unparalleled landscapes, and visitors can traverse the floor of the collapsed caldera, encircled by the towering walls of the volcano rim that rises over 600m high—the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera.
To avoid the crowds of this popular destination, Extraordinary Journeys recommends visiting in the off-season, and for visiting some of the most popular sites, Extraordinary Journeys recommends visiting in the early morning instead of the afternoon.
Travelers looking for a quintessential safari with diverse landscapes, authentic culture, and huge herds of animals. Tanzania is also great for repeat safari-goers or someone who wants to travel off-the-beaten-path.
Lesser-known national parks like Katavi, Mahale Mountains, Ruaha, and Nyerere are very remote and wild, making it easy to feel like you are alone on a safari. For avid hikers, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest mountain – is one of Tanzania’s most exciting activities.
Extraordinary Journeys’ Manes & Plains: Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti itinerary explores two iconic destinations that are renowned for their density of big game year-round.
Spot the Big 5 and endangered black rhino in the Ngorongoro Crater, before moving onto the Serengeti and escape the crowds by staying in a secluded area known for cheetah conservation research and lion activity then head north to follow wildlife along the heralded Mara River. Rates for this itinerary start at $10,218-$12,897 per person sharing.
Travel Restrictions & Requirements
Negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted within 96 hours of arrival in Tanzania. Rapid test on arrival ($10 per test). Traveller Surveillance Form filled out within 24 hours of arrival. Travelers will receive a confirmation code, including a Unique Health Code, to be presented during primary screening upon arrival.