The Selfish Guide to a Safari in Tanzania
Mr. Selfish and I spent one week on safari in Tanzania. Although I was originally doubtful that I would enjoy a safari, I was quickly proven wrong. It was one of the best and most memorable trips we’ve ever taken.
This was the only safari that we’ve ever done, so I can’t speak to the other areas in which you can safari. But I can say that Tanzania was wonderful.
We chose to go during the “life” part of the Great Migration, during which nearly half a million wildebeests are born. I’ve heard that the “death” part of the Great Migration, where tens of thousands are slaughtered crossing the Mara River, is quite epic too. But I wanted to see all of the baby wildebeests are zebras, and boy, there were plenty!
Here was our itinerary:
Days 3 and 4 – We drove to Lake Manyara National Park to see the beginning of the Great Migration and explored Ngorongoro Crater where there were lions aplenty. We spent our evenings luxuriating at Kitela Lodge.
Click here for our 15 tips for a successful safari.
Lastly, my biggest recommendation for a safari is to choose your tour operator carefully. You will spend A LOT of time for your driver, so you want to make sure that he/she is fun and knowledgeable. We chose a private tour operator, Allan Tanzania Safaris, and found our driver, Francis, to be optimal for me and Mr. Selfish.