Top 10 Self Drive Safari Destinations in Tanzania

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A self-drive safari gives you a sense of freedom and rash, that you can't get on a traditional guided tour. Nothing compares to the tingle of hitting the wide-open road searching for extraordinary wildlife. Experience freedom in its bona fide - explore destinations in Tanzania at your whim and pace.

Here are the top 10 self-drive safari destinations in Tanzania:

 

  1. Serengeti National Park – home to the Great Migration of Serengeti, this park reveals all kinds of ecosystems. The park is known for the great wildebeest migration. Every year, they migrate in massive numbers to the Southern and Eastern Serengeti plains. This migration attracts many predator species providing authentic game viewing opportunities.

Best time to visit: June to July and January to February

Type of cars allowed: Land Cruiser

Entrance Fee: $60 per person

  1. Ngorongoro Conservation Crater - a perfect self-drive for black rhino lovers! A park has some of the most exotic species of wildlife, that is quite rare to be found in the rest of the world. This park is considered to be one of the best destinations to spot the Big Five!

Best time to visit: June to September

Type of cars allowed: Land Cruiser, RAV4, or any other 4X4

Entrance Fee: $70.80 per person per day

  1. Lake Manyara - famously known as Mini Serengeti, a breathtaking natural beauty. The majority of the area is covered with lakes. Tree-climbing lions are the superstars of Lake Manyara. Another main attraction is the close encounter with hundreds of elephants.

Best time to visit: July to October

Type of cars allowed: Land Cruiser, RAV4, any other 4X4

Entrance Fee: $70.80 per person

  1. Tarangire National Park - the park is much known for its breathtaking scenery. Feel nature and comfort your soul with exotic nature scenes. The highlight of this park is the vibrant bird migration, that takes place annually – a heaven for photographers!

Best time to visit: July to October

Type of cars allowed: Land Cruiser, RAV4, any closed safari vehicle with a pop-up roof

Entrance Fee: $53.10 per person

  1. Selous Game Reserve - represents the unforgettable land showcase at its beautiful best. It’s the largest uninhabited area in the continent. Elephant lovers, you can watch thousands of them at Selous. You can also check out the Expert Guide on Selous Game Reserve for details.

Best time to visit June to November

Type of cars allowed: Land Cruiser, RAV4

Entrance Fee: $50 per person per day

  1. Ruaha National Park - fascinating beauty, ancient baobab trees, soothing rivers, and dramatic scenes - an incredibly exciting game viewing experience for its visitors. This park presents the wildest encounters for wildlife fans.

Best time to visit June to October

Type of cars allowed: Any 4X4

Entrance Fee: $30 per person per day

  1. Gombe Stream Park - Gombe allows visitors to indulge deep into the forest and enjoy the African bush's best views. The park may be small in size, but its attractions pack a punch.

Best time to visit July to October

Type of cars allowed: Any 4X4

Entrance Fee: $100 per day

  1. Katavi National Park - Katavi ensures that you never have to go home disappointed. It represents untouched Bundus and more opportunity to run across predators while you are here.

Best time to visit: June to October

Type of cars allowed: Any 4X4

Entrance Fee: $30 per person

  1. Mahale Mountain National Park - visitors fall in love with the best chimp tracking experience and combine it with stunning natural beauty. The Mahale Mountain is famous for glittery sand beaches and home to thousands of chimpanzees.

Best time to visit May to October

Type of cars allowed: Any 4X4

Entrance Fee: $80 per person per day

  1. Mikumi National Park - is a place worth visiting. Mikumi has often been compared to Serengeti because of its stunning diversity and wildlife. The park is famous for presenting large herds of game animals.

Best time to visit June to October

Type of cars allowed: Any 4X4

Entrance Fee: $20 per person

So, what are you waiting for? Head over to Tanzania and embark on these exciting self-drive safaris! Don’t worry if you’re along because Tanzania is an excellent land for solo travelers. Here’s why!

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