Northern Tanzania Safari Circuit
The famous parks of the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and the lesser-known, but also good Tarangire, make up what is known as the northern circuit in Tanzania. This whole area holds a special place in my heart, and I would, and do, come back again and again. Partly it's down to the unique scenery (the iconic Crater, the vast grasslands of the Serengeti), but the strong sense of Maasai culture here is a large part of the draw, and of course the incredible wildlife here, including the migration in the Serengeti, is a major attraction. As a company we also have very strong ties of friendship with the people who run our excellent safaris here, and links with local communities who we've helped through The Tribes Foundation.
Take a look at our North Serengeti Migration and Mafia Island for a wonderful safari.
Katavi, Mahale and Ruaha in Tanzania
At the risk of overstating Tanzania, these three parks simply must be in a list of top safari destinations. They are each very special in their own right, but put together as a single safari, they are really hard to beat. Ruaha in southern Tanzania has stunning scenery and wildlife and very few people visit. Katavi and Mahale are over in the west, but connect well with Ruaha. Mahale is for chimps in the wild in fabulous scenery by Lake Tanganyika, and Katavi is one of the most remote little-visited parks in Africa. Together you have a safari which offers diverse scenery and wildlife, and which few other people will ever have visited. It's not cheap, but it's most definitely worth it.
Our Katavi, Mahale & Ruaha Safari is one of our absolute favourites.