Home to ‘The Great Migration’, one of the most spectacular events of the animal kingdom. Literally millions of animals make the annual migration from Tanzania to Kenya in search of water and grazing. Wildebeest, zebra and gazelle travel in hoards to reach richer pastures and their instinct to do this is so strong that they will risk their lives during their perilous journey crossing the raging torrents of crocodile-infested waters. Cheetah, hunting dog, lion and hyena wait patiently, ready to pick off the weak and the weary. At Safari Drive, we can recommend certain routes at various times of year so that your journey can come into close proximity of this extraordinary movement of game.

our base in Tanzania

On arrival into Kilimanjaro you will be met by Safari Drive representatives and transferred to Kisongo Farm House, which is located 45 minutes outside Arusha (Tarangire side). Kisongo Farmhouse is an authentic owner run farmhouse set high on the Maasai Steppe yet within easy striking distance of Kilimanjaro. The Farmhouse has been built out of the owner’s passion for all things Africa but with a unique twist. Both Nick and Nat originally hail from England and Kisongo is a fusion of their love for Africa, horses and raising a family in this idyllic part of East Africa. The ambience is far more familiar than a hotel and there is a warmth that pervades the property. The Farmhouse is owned and run by Nick and Nat Harrison, our Safari Drive team in Tanzania so not only is this the perfect place to start or finish your trip but the perfect base to run through all your logistics and spend time looking at the routes with the maps out.

Tanzania video

In January 2015 Ollie Blackwell (from Safari Drive) and his brother Rufus (Travel Photographer of the year winner) set of to Tanzania for two weeks to make a new film for Safari Drive. We hope you like the result. Note this was filmed in low season yet the game viewing is superb!


Here is a list of just some of our favourite places to visit in Tanzania. They are all places that we would recommend for a self drive safari. This is not a comprehensive list and if there are other places you are keen to visit and would like further information please let us know and we’ll be happy to help.







ROAD CONDITIONS Expect bad corrugations. Mud in wet seasons. Otherwise fine. 

CAMPSITES Remote, unfenced, no facilities. The wildest of all.

LODGES & HOTELS Great variety. Small bish camps through to 5* luxury.

ROUTE FINDING Generally fine. Can be tricky in the lesser visited areas.


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