If you love the outdoors and are looking for an adventure, Tanzania is the travel destination for you. Located on the equator, Tanzania boasts a wide variety of flor and fauna, including wildlife such as the infamous “Big Five”:  lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant and African buffalo. Tanzania consists of both Northern parks and Southern parks. Although the Southern parks have much to offer, the Northern parks of Tanzania are the most widely visited.

Tanzania is a beautiful and extremely safe travel destination. We welcome you to learn more about our country, our wildlife, our people and our culture.

Tanzania has many diverse landscapes. The natural, untouched beauty of Tanzania makes you feel as if you stepped back into time. From dry landscapes throughout the Seregneti, to wet rain forests, ice fields, all towered over by the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro.

We invite you to experience our country and our various national parks. We have a large variety to choose from! 


Arusha National Park covers over 552 square km. Located just 30 km from Arusha, the park is famous for being the home of the black and white Colobus Monkey as well as beautiful forest birds and wildlife such as buffalo, zebra, warthogs, and giraffe. There are various large lakes like Momela that offer canoeing and various water sports. And, if you enjoy climbing, you can tackle Mount Meru, Mount Kilimanjaro’s unassuming cousin, who stands at 4600 meters (14,990 feet) and can be climbed in 3-4 days.


Stretching for 50km along the base of the rusty-gold 600-meter high Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, with a setting extolled by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”. The compact game-viewing circuit through Manyara offers a virtual microcosm of the Tanzanian safari experience.


The Ngorongoro Crater beautiful-ngorongoro-crater – the name has an almost mystical ring to it, conjuring images of a giant wildlife-filled volcanic caldera, where the big five and many other animals roam. But there’s even more – the Ngorongoro Conservation Area also encompasses mountains, lakes, forests and wide-open African plains! With the world-famous crater at its hart, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area covers an area of 8300 sq km. This African wildlife area was previously part of the Serengeti National Park, but due to the grazing needs of the animals of the local Masai, the area was reclassified as an African wildlife conservation area in Tanzania.


Tanzania’s oldest and most popular National Park, a world heritage site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle. It’s no wonder people travel from all over the world to see this magical place for themselves. 


With its sun-baked dusty-red landscape, Tarangire National Park covers over 2600 square km. Located 75 miles southwest of Arusha, the park is home to thousands of elephants and more can be seen here than any other park. It is home to the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem – a smorgasbord for predators – and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared oryx and peculiar long-necked gerenuk are regularly observed.

Due to Tanzania’s close proximity to the equator, we generally only experience two seasons: a wet season and a dry season.

Our dry season usually lasts from June through March during which w e experience our peak travel season, with many travelers booking safaris and Mount Kilimanjaro treks. Tanzania’s rainy season generally lasts from April through May. For those looking for a budget safari option, we recommend booking during the slower, rainy season.

There are over 120 tribes in Tanzania and each tribe speaks its own mama tong language, however, the national language is Swahili which everyone can speak. The Swahili language is used in primary school but in secondary school they teach in English, so you will find that most people in Tanzania can speak English. 

Tanzania is constantly changing and becoming a much more modern country, however, you will still find that we keep many of our ancient traditions intact and when you visit, you will almost feel like you have stepped back in time.

Our people express a genuine warmth, which comes from our respect of our land and one another. You will fall in love with the people of Tanzania and instantly feel at home.

Tanzania is extremely involved in wildlife conservation, consistently described as the “the premiere destination for wildlife viewing.” In Tanzania, you can view various species in various environments, which makes it truly special. With more than 4 million animals calling Tanzania home, you are guaranteed to have a truly memorable experience.


The “Big Five” are group animals many people come to Tanzania to see as it is one of the only places that you can view all five members in the same safari. Checkmark on that bucket list! The group consists of lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo and rhinoceros…. oh my!

Contrary to popular belief, these five animals didn’t make this list because of their size, but because of the they are the five animals that emerge on top of the food chain, the fiercest and and most dangerous animals in the wilderness. 


Tanzania is home to the largest population of “big cats” in Africa. Tanzania, alone, is home to more than 50% of the cat population in all of Africa. Lions, cheetahs and tigers can all be spotted here, and we have a of insight on where they tend to hang out. If you want to see the big cat population of Africa, Tanzania is the place and Wild Root is your perfect guide. 


Most recent studies of the Tanzania bird population has published that total of 1,156 confirmed species live here. That’s quite and astounding number of unique birds! That is why Tanzania is a top choice for bird watching enthusiasts from all over the world. Although you will undoubtedly spot various species throughout any of our safaris, we can design a package especially for you, if this piques your interest. 


The “Great Migration” occurs annually  when millions of wildebeest, zebras and antelope travel from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya in search of greener pastures and fresh water sources. During the months of July through October, the herd crosses the Mara river. Calving season then follows from December through March. And, from April through May the migration is located at the Central Serengeti heading to the Western Serengeti Kirawira in June.