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hightlights of Tanzania

Born to Dream Tours has the tools to plan the best safari destination for you! Just tell us where you want to go, activities you’d like to experience (hiking, snorkeling, shopping, relaxing, and more), your desired accommodations (rugged to royal), adventures that you seek (tribal safaris, cultural and/or village tours), and we will create it!

Check out our overview of some of the most popular safari destinations in Africa. Any of these well-known spots should be added to your “bucket list”! The Serengeti is just one of the most popular destinations. There are several national parks to explore and don’t forget the coastal paradise called Zanzibar!

Ngorongoro Crater

Olduvai Gorge or Oldupai Gorge

The main feature of the Ngorongoro Conservation Authority is the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera and is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world. Due to its dazzling beauty and being a paradise for animals it’s a highly visited African attraction. Part of the Oscar-winning movie Out of Africa was filmed in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. One of the scenes you can spot the crater is when Denys takes off from the Olkurruk airstrip and flies over the Masai Mara and Ngorongoro.
Ngorongoro Crater wildlife sightings

Serengeti National Park

get a closeup view of lions on safari tour

A must, with numerous reasons to visit again and again. It is the most famous and well-known
park in Africa, but it is also one of the seven natural wonders of the World. On your way, you
will see Africa’s Eden, the 8th natural wonder of the World, Ngorongoro Crater.

The Serengeti National Park has over 15,000 km² of endless planes that inspire filmmakers, photographers, and the like. This area is best known for their annual great migration as they have one of the widest varieties of African wildlife, numerous prides of lions, and most
importantly for the weary traveler; accommodations from the most luxurious resorts to the delightful simplicity of sleeping under the stars.

To see and stay at Africa’s Eden, make plans to stay awhile before or after visiting Serengeti National Park. The Ngorongoro Crater is en-route to the Serengeti and is worth the stop. Here
you can descend into the large crater of the inactive volcano, due to a collapse. Now it is a vista of some of the most breathtaking views with over 25,000 large mammals: including the big 5!


One of the largest areas of Tanzania, this is a hikers dream with its wide variety of habitats; from rift valleys soda lakes (lakes that are alkaline with pH values ranging from 8 to 12), to steep mountain sides or dense woodlands. This birders paradise has with over 370 species of birds (1 million flamingos alone!), all observable from on the lake. This place houses the most
baboons anywhere in the world and has the biggest population of elephants in Tanzania. Lake
Manyara National Park is now to have tree climbing lions.

This area is a protected area in Tanzania’s Arusha and Manyara Regions. They are two rainy seasons with the driest month being July, August, and September, but the warmest months are January February and March at a comfortable average temperature of 30 °C (86 °F).

Tarangire National Park

This convenient stop on the way to Serengeti is a more tranquil destination with an abundance of animal sighting opportunities, especially during the dry season when animals flock to the Tarangire River. The savanna grasslands and acacia woodland baobab trees give shelter for the local wildlife, including over 500 bird species and the most elephants than any other park with the largest herds!

The Tarangire River is within northern Tanzania and located in central Manyara Region. It cuts through the park, providing water and food for all the animals of the area. Ideally the dry season is when wildlife viewing is best and takes place from June to October, though there is much to see throughout the year

Tarangire Wildlife Sightings

Lake Eyasi

Lake Eyasi is a huge soda lake that surpasses Lake Manyara in size. It’s located about 75 km from the Ngorongoro Crater and 100 km from the Serengeti, which makes it an excellent add-on to a safari Lake Eyasi boasts an amazing variety of birdlife! Highlights are flamingos, great white pelican, grey-headed gull.

Off the beaten path, visit the Datoga & the Hadzabe tribes to watch their primitive hunting and their nomadic ways of life. Hadzabe tribe, also known as the “clicking tribe”, are the last remaining hunters and gatherers on the planet! Going off the beaten track to experience the wild beauty of these places, and being in contact with such pristine and primitive realities that reject any form of modern development is a truly unique and fascinating experience that you will carry forever.

Kilimanjaro National Park

Visit the “rooftop of Africa”, the highest free-standing mountain in the World, standing at 5895 meters! Kilimanjaro was given the name because of its snow capped peaks. A day trip or a longer excursion, these tours work for all fitness levels from hikers, bikers, to those preferring a four-wheel drive experience.

Kilimanjaro National Park is surrounded by five main vegetation zones that provide spectacular views of and wildlife. Whether you decide to travel through the plantations of this national park or scale up Kilimanjaro, the adventures await!


zanzibar Tanzania - white beaches and vibrant blue water - beach resort

A paradise within a paradise, consisting of several islands. The pure white sand and turquoise blue water are only the beginning as to why this is the most requested romantic destination! Just 15 miles off the coast of Tanzania, enjoy wildlife & forest tours, water activities like snorkeling/scuba diving/swimming with dolphins, take a stone town tour to see historic architecture, shopping for spices at their local markets (they are known for their spice plantations and being a center for spice trade), eat the freshet seafood as you take an evening cruise, or find yourself relaxing by the beach as the sun sets; Zanzibar has the relaxation and romance you are looking for!

Within Zanzibar is Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park, known for protecting the endangered red colobus monkeys, one of the rarest monkeys in all of Africa. This park is also known for its butterflies, tortoises, birds and having a large diverse plants variety.

Come to Zanzibar after your Kilimanjaro hike or your safari in the Seregeti!


A salt and soda lake, Lake Natron holds the title as the only regular breeding ground in East Africa for more than two million lesser flamingos. Smaller than the rest of their species, these flamingos are still tall, large birds by any measure. The lake’s caustic environment serves to protect them from predators. The lake is often coloured pink or red from the many microorganisms living there. Nearby is the active volcano, Ol Doinyo Lengai. 7,650 feet at it summit, it is a popular attraction for climbers and photographers alike.

Oldupai Gorge

Olduvai Gorge or Oldupai Gorge

Located in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Oldupai Gorge (or Olduvai Gorge) is one of the world’s most important archeological sites. Here excavation of hominid fossils has confirmed that an early human species inhabited the area as long as 1.9 million years ago. This important find supports the case that several lines of hominids developed simultaneously. Louis and Mary Leakey, often called the first family of paleontology, made their important finds at Oldupai Gorge.

Empakaai Crater

A natural volcanic caldera, Empakaai Crater, located in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, is a favourite destination for visitors wanting an invigorating day hike. At the crater’s floor lies Empakai Lake, a soda lake six kiometeres in radius. The hike from the crater rim to the lakeshore offers stunning views of the Great Rift Valley and Ol Doinyo Lengai, Tanzania’s active volcano.

Among wildlife living in this area are the Bearded Vulture, the Augur Buzzard, Blue Monkeys, Bushbuck, Water Bucks and buffaloes.

Wow, those are some amazing destinations. How will you ever decide? Many will want to start with the Serengeti National Park, though many may prefer a lavish trip to Zanzibar. Some may want to go off the beaten path and others may prefer shopping at the spice market or walking through historical architecture.

Don’t feel hard pressed to choose THE perfect park or islands, they are all worthy adventure spots! Give us a call to share your next dream vacation and we will do the rest.

Born to Dream Tours will make your next visit to Africa one that will not be forgotten. The experience will keep you coming back to continue your exploration and/or return to that piece of paradise you discovered!

Tanzania is a beautiful piece of the World, and we are here to help you see it all!

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