Picture-Perfect Places for Photography on Safari

Whether your passion is wildlife photography, or you simply hope to fill social media posts with the fantastic things you’ll see during your Tanzania safari, Wanderful Tanzania hits some of the top photo spots in Tanzania. Get ready to bring into focus these locations:

Serengeti National Park

When you imagine what an African safari looks like, Serengeti National Park (the world’s most famous national park) will likely tick every one of your boxes. This popular destination has incredibly abundant wildlife, including the Big 5. The Serengeti National Park has endless grasslands, amazing natural scenery, and it is also one of the many spots to snap images of The Great Wildebeest Migration. With more than one million wildebeest, 250,000 zebras, and thousands of gazelles moving across the park, you’ll hardly know which image is the most Instagrammable.

Tarangire National Park

People who seek African safari photography tours make sure to put this destination on their list. With more than 2,500 elephants roaming freely, Tarangire National Park is the unrivaled spot for elephant sightings. It’s common to see a lion pride, cheetah, or packs of wild dogs. And don’t forget the incredible landscape. Tarangire National Park is one of the few places in the world where you can see the impressive baobab tree. Called “The Tree of Life,” this succulent absorbs and stores water during the rainy season and then produces a nutrient-dense fruit in the dry season.

Ngorongoro Crater 

This UNESCO World Heritage Site has incredible landscapes and breathtaking natural wonders. Formed as the result of a large volcano that exploded and collapsed into itself about two million years ago, the high crater walls protect more than 25,000 animals, including the critically endangered black rhinoceros.

Great Rift Valley 

In addition to wildlife and scenery, some of the most special moments during a safari can be had while taking in the Tanzanian culture. During Wanderful Tanzania tours, travelers can meet local tribes. The Datoga people, one of the oldest tribes in Africa, can be found in the Great Rift Valley. Their smiling faces and welcoming nature are photo-worthy, but it’s always courteous and respectful to ask before taking anyone’s picture.


With miles of clear turquoise water, the idyllic beaches of Zanzibar always make the list of the top beaches in the world. If you like underwater photography, you can find thousands of marine life swimming through the coral. On land, you’ll find colorful birds, butterflies, and unique flora worthy of a photo.

Hot Air Balloon 

It’s one thing to see how amazing Africa is at ground level, but when you soar over the Serengeti in a hot air balloon, your once-in-a-lifetime experience is amplified. Snap away at the savannah as it stretches on for miles and miles in every direction. Herds of animals look entirely different when seen from above. 

Worth 1,000 words

If ever there was a time to splurge on a zoom camera lens, it’s for a safari in Africa. You might consider at least 200mm, but 400mm is even better for getting close up shots of wildlife on the savannah. Once you see the beauty of Tanzania, you won’t want to stop snapping photos. Book your trip with Wanderful Tanzania and fill your walls with incredible images you’ll cherish for a lifetime.


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