Why Choose a Wildlife Safari in Tanzania?
Large and diverse, Tanzania has something for everyone. As a big five destination, Northern Tanzania is an ideal destination for a first-ever or a family safari. There are enough less visited locations in Northern Tanzania, like Lake Natron, the year-round breeding grounds for Rift Valley lesser flamingoes, to make it a fantastic choice for repeat safaris too. Hiking in Northern Tanzania, especially in the Ngorongoro Highlands, is highly recommended. The Rift Valley scenery doesn't get much better.
Tanzania has three safari circuits in all, Northern, Southern and Western. The Selous Game Reserve in Southern Tanzania is Africa's largest wildlife reserve. Ruaha National Park in Western Tanzania has some of the prettiest bush anywhere, while Katavi National Park in the far west remains a remote, pristine wilderness. With better roads, it is now possible to link the Northern and Western safari circuits by vehicle. Mahale and Gombe Steam National Parks, also in the far west, are forested sanctuaries for some of Africa's last remaining wild chimpanzees.
Our Tanzania safaris focus on diversity of accommodations and activities, and the correct balance between remaining on the well-trodden safari route in order to experience the highlights and the route less trammeled in order to find privacy and uniqueness.
An estimated 25,000 people climb Africa's highest mountain every year. It is not a technically challenging ascent, but it is not a walk in the park either. MTT advises a few rest days between completing the climb and a Northern Tanzania wildlife safari. MTT works with a trusted associate for Mount Kilimanjaro clients.
Tanzania is blessed with friendly and hospitable people. Its iconic East African culture, the Maasai, continues to inspire visitors. The Maasai live throughout the Ngorongoro Conservation Area as far north as Lake Natron and the Kenyan border. Lake Eyasi in Northern Tanzania is the home to the last remaining numbers of a hunter and gatherer tribe, the Hadzabe. Mafia Island off the southern Tanzania coast is, like Zanzibar, a centre of Swahili culture.