elephants by jeep in lake manyara

FAQ's

On this page we have gathered some of the frequently asked questions. If you do not find the answer to your question here please send us an email and we will reply as soon as possible.

The weather in Tanzania is tropical with three main season.

  1. Dry season. Roughly from the end of May until mid-November. During this period the weather is dry and sunny with only little rain. June is quite cool and often a bit cloudy but the rest of the time it is generally warm (sometimes hot) with loads of sunshine
  2. The short rains. From mid-november until the beginning of March. During this season rain is more frequent but it is unreliable. Heavy showers occur but often they last only 15-30 minutes and it rarely rains several days in a row. This season is the hottest of the year. 
  3. The long rains. From the beginnign or the middle of March heavy rain is common, mostly in the morning and evenings. It often rains every day but dry spells of a few days or eve weeks occur. 

Our safaris are in small groups. Most of our safaris are in private groups. Normally a safari group is just one vehicle, our vehicles take a maximum of six persons, and never are they more than three vehicles. Everybody in our safari jeeps gets a window seat under a pop up roof. 

In Tanzania’s big parks such as Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire you will can many animals including the Big Five; lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino. Other animals that are common in Tanzania include ostrich, zebra, wildebeest, cheetah, hyena, serval, bushbuck, dik dik, impala, waterbuck, giraffe, hippo, crocodile, baboon, warthog, eland, klipspringer, hartbeast, topi, agama lizard, rock hyrax, mongoose, Thomson’s gazelle, Grant’s gazelle and many more

Tanzania has many amazing parks that offer a variety of wildlife. In our opinions these are the best safari parks in Tanzania (not in a specific order): Serengeti National Park (including Ndutu), Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Selous Game Reserve, Katavi National Park and Ruaha National Park.

Any time of year between the end of May and the beginning of March is great for a safari in Tanzania. Different parks however can be better or less good at different times of the year. Seasonal parks include Tarangire (best between July and November), Ruaha (also best between July and November) and Ndutu in southern Serengeti (best between December and March). 

Depending on what hotel you choose the food will differ, four and five-star hotels have off course better food than the mid-range hotels. All our safari lodges and hotels have nice food. For breakfast there is normally an option between hot breakfast like eggs, omelet, sausages and beans as well as bread and cereal. There is always coffee, tea and juice. On picnic lunches on safari you a lunch box with food that is chosen based on it being able to last a day in a safari jeep. Normally you get juice, water, sandwiches, fruit, crackers and maybe a piece of candy. Dinners in safari lodges are sometimes set menus and sometime a buffet.