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Tanzania is regularly voted as one of the best safari destinations in Africa and is a year-round safari destination. There is no bad time to travel as each season offers something special with both the dry season and the wet season offering vastly different experiences.During the dry season the skies are clear, the days are sunny and you will see the harsh sun suck the moisture from the landscape, baking the earth a dusty red while the wet season brings dense bush, high grasses and luscious scenery. This is also when the migratory birds are present and bird watching is at its best.
The best chance of seeing the wildebeest migration in the Central Serengeti is from December to April with February being the calving season and an excellent time to see predator action. During the month of August, you are likely to see the migration in the Northern Serengeti near the Mara River. Overall, the best wildlife viewing months are during the dry season from January to February and June to October as there is less vegetation and the animals concentrate around the waterholes and rivers. There are also fewer mosquitoes as there is little to no rain.The northern safari circuit is the most popular safari circuit in Tanzania and in most cases you will fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport.
You bet they are. Tanzania is one of Africa’s most stable countries. You’ll be welcomed by its friendly people and always taken care of by attentive staff. After full days of wildlife viewing, rest up at handpicked camps and lodges, which offer authentic African charm and modern-day conveniences.
We provide free bottled water at all camps and during all wildlife-viewing drives. You can also purchase bottled water at all lodges.
There are more bugs in many places in the U.S. than you will encounter on safari! As in North America, deet-based repellents and citronelle-based products work well if you encounter mosquitoes or other small insects.
For medical advice, it’s always best to consult your doctor. Most travelers receive a vaccination for yellow fever and ant malarial pills. Keep in mind that you’ll be staying in camps and lodges designed to accommodate American and European guests.
Northern Tanzania! Ngorongoro Crater, a World Heritage Site, has one of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in the world. The vast plains of Serengeti National Park also host a myriad of wildlife, especially during the wildebeest migration.
All kinds! You will see the animals you’ve always dreamed of encountering on safari—zebra, elephant, hippo, giraffe, lion, warthog, wildebeest, and so much more.
Tanzania has the best year-round wildlife viewing, and we adjust our itineraries, departure dates, and accommodations based on wildlife migration patterns. In Tanzania, any time is a wonderful time to be on safari. Of course, there are seasonal variations, but you’ll always see a lot of animals.
The Great Migration is a year-round phenomenon where vast herds of mammals, mainly wildebeest, gazelle, and zebra, move around the Serengeti in search of food and water. The driving force of the migration is rain, making it difficult to predict.
Hakuna matata! No worries! Plenty of awe-inspiring moments present themselves whenever you travel in Tanzania. Even if you don’t happen to see the Great Migration, you’ll still see an abundance of wildlife.
We recommend booking as far in advance as possible to ensure your spot. This is especially important for travelers booking private safaris or adding extensions to their trips.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express for your safari deposit. The remaining balance to be paid on your arravial
Your safari land packages will include all accommodations, meals, bottled water with meals and on wildlife-viewing drives, airport transfers, park fees, and services of guides and drivers.
Additional costs not provided may include: tips for your guides/drivers/staff, bar beverages, laundry service, phone calls, passport and visa fees, souvenirs, and travel insurance (if you choose to purchase).
Please note: Your pre-departure packet includes a visa application form and information on travel insurance and tipping.
Many of our trips provide opportunities to visit local villages and interact with the people. However, if your itinerary does not include these visits, you’ll still gain valuable local insight from your expert guide, a native of Tanzania.
Absolutely. Just contact us to start the process. We’ll listen to your needs and give expert recommendations based on your interests, timeline, and budget. Leave the details to us!
Of course! We think taking your whole family on safari is a wonderful way to learn and grow together. That’s why we offer family safari designed for families traveling with kids six years of age and older.
We know how important choice is when planning a trip. That’s why we offer an array of accommodation options. Do you want to stay in all tents? All lodges? A combination of both? It’s completely up to you. Make sure to check the accomodation section of our itineraries to see what’s offered.
We specialize in small group travel (about 14 people or less), but the exact size varies trip to trip. One thing’s for sure: you’ll have plenty of elbow room, access to the pop-up roof hatch, and a guaranteed window seat.
Whether you are ready for Tanzania Safari Dream or Kilimanjaro Adventure or Beach Relaxation for a few days or a few weeks long, our experts will create an itinerary from scratch, fully tailored to your wishes. Want to visit a beautiful destination or start an adventure to reach the top, or relax in a paradise, we will make it happen.Customize Your Trip
Average rating: 4.8/5 stars, based on 200 safari & Kilimanjaro reviews. Read our Tanzania safari & climbing reviews from our Customers. Here is a quick guide & also see the ratings and honest reviews.
I was in Tanzania for almost a month and went through Kilisa to arrange my activities on the mainland. This was a last-minute trip, and I contacted several tour companies with basic questions. Naick at Kilisa was the most responsive addressing my questions in a prompt manner. Kilisa's rates are competitive and they use quality equipment. I spent several days based in Moshi during this time. Nickson picked me up from the airport....
Klimbing Kilimanjaro with Kilisa hasn't been anything but a pure blast. And oh boy, it's incredibly how strong and lovely these guys are. Next to the marvelous scenery (and the suffering up there, lol), I was rewarded with a feast every night at camp. I don't know how the cook managed to pull it off, but from day one until getting back down safely, every day he worked his magic to serve something special. Heck, on the last day....
Amazing bucket list vacation with an amazing company. We went on an 6 day safari with guide Chris. Saw every animal, stayed in great accommodations, ate wonderful food and had the time of our lives. Could not recommend Kilisa's safari more. Following our safari, we embarked upon a Kilimanjaro trek along the 7 day Lemosho route with guides Rama and Bacari and crew. Everyone was so FRIENDLY ....
Kilisa yours is an awesome company. I have to say that the level of professionalism is a top notch. My friends and i had to pleasure to be served by the K’team. Before the trek many questions were had about the climb and especially about COVID and all of them were answered and Naick was very helpful and spoke into to our English, During our one week climb the guides and crew in general payed attention ....
Where do I start! Kilisa Tours is just what you need to get the most out of Tanzania. We worked with Naick who made sure our climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and experience a Safari was flawless. Kilisa Tours provided the best hotel, guides, vehicles, cooks, porters; all at an affordable price. The organization for the trip was easy as Naick provided us with a detailed confirmation and itinerary. All of our travel questions were answered promptly....
This was the best experience I have ever had in Africa. The Safari was amazing. Our guide "Chris" was knowledgeable, personable, and was able to get us to all the animals on the safari. When you take this safari ask for Chris. You will be amazed by him. Kilisa tours arrange all of our accommodations and everywhere we stayed was beautiful and friendly. would highly recommend Kilisa for you vacation and tours...
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