A northern Tanzania safari should be on everyone’s travel bucket list. The Serengeti’s Great Migration is one of the most amazing wildlife spectacles in the world, whilst safari on the Crater floor of the extinct volcano at Ngorongoro is a game viewing environment that has no equal. Towering above it all is Kilimanjaro, the world’s highest freestanding mountain and arguably Africa’s toughest challenge. Away from the tourist hotspots, quieter parks such as Tarangire and Lake Manyara are superb for game viewing yet often overlooked to their more famous neighbors. The Rift Valley Lakes of Eyasi and Natron are the home of Hadzabe tribes and the breeding grounds for the largest flocks of flamingo on earth. For many people, a Northern Tanzanian safari is the very best safari of all.
Most itineraries to this region are designed around the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater, with the Serengeti’s wildebeest Great Migration and immense predator concentrations as the main attraction, not to mention the Ngorongoro’s big five experience. The area is also home to a variety of different cultures including the Maasai and the Hadzabe, as well as being one of the most scenically striking and diverse parts of the continent.