Customizing your safari holiday in Tanzania depends on the length of time you have.

Safari in Tanzania is generally split into four regions, known as circuits. We have the most popular Northern Circuit, Southern Circuit and Western Circuit. The last region is Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar.

Staying for a few days in a Dar es Salaam or only have a few days holiday:


If you are just stopping Dar es Salaam for a few days then some short safari excursions are easily planned, or taken from our suggested tours. Depending on which city you are staying in, you would then take excursions that are not so far away from there. For example in Dar you would choose destinations in the southern circuit, e.g. Mikumi NP, Selous GR or Saadani NP. At a pinch you could do a one day safari to Mikumi but it would be a rush, better two or even three days. Two or three days for Selous GR would work too. We can also arrange safaris in little known destinations very close to Dar. Other southern circuit parks are Ruaha NP and the Udzungwa Mountains NP.

Staying for few days in Arusha:

If you were staying in Arusha then you can do a day trip to Arusha National Park or Tarangire N.P although two would be better for Tarangire. For three days or four days from Arusha you could see Tarangire NP, Lake Manyara NP and Ngorongoro Crater. But with a few days more you can add the wonderful Serengeti NP. That would be the most popular destinations in the Northern Circuit.

Perhaps from Dodoma you would choose the Western circuit and in four days could visit the Gombe Stream NP. Saanane Island NP and Rubondo Island NP in Lake Victoria also need four days from Dodoma but can be easily be reached from Arusha with combination with other Parks like Ngorongoro and Serengeti.

Staying a week or more in Tanzania:
Here you can afford (depending on budget) to choose from any of the safari circuits, even choose to do more than one. But, for your comfort and to give you time to relax and really get to know an area sticking to one of the three major safari circuits is perhaps the best.

All of those places mentioned above are at your proposal. That with little extra time you can combine game drives with tribal visits, walking or canoeing safaris and even a trek in the mountains. Tanzania has much attraction to visit if you have few days in your holiday.

African Pangolin Safaris can assist you to prepare your trip just tell how many days you have, what is your targets (Wild animals, cultural tourism, historical places or beach holiday) and what your budget is (from backpacking through mid-range and luxury, or a mixture) and together we can plan a wonderful safari in Tanzania.

When combining the ranges of accommodation to suit your budget lots of people find mid-range accommodation. Mid-range accommodation is a good choice especially for the first and last night because you will have better and private bathing and a comfortable bed. You start and end your holiday refreshed. During the week(s) you might want to experience the real African bush in a public camp site or a backpacker lodge – you will meet lots of different people and nationalities and keep the budget down. Alternatively we have connections to many luxury lodges.

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