Author Archive for Marc Harris

Marc Harris is the Founder and Managing Director of Tanzania Odyssey and Africa Odyssey. Marc founded the companies in 1999 after a 2 year stint exploring and guiding all over Africa and still enjoys regular visits to this amazing continent. We are safari experts, long-established specialists in all aspects of African safari itinerary planning and ground management across sub-Saharan Africa. Therefore, whether you are dreaming of the ultimate walking safari through the heart of Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park or a champagne breakfast in the Masai Mara, whether you wish to encounter wild gorillas or enjoy the ultimate Indian Ocean island beach break, we will design the perfect itinerary for you.

The best camps in the Selous

The best camps in the Selous

The Selous was Tanzania’s largest game reserve, covering an area of over fifty-thousand square kilometres plus many kilometres of additional buffer zones. Designated as a UNESCO Heritage Site in 1982, this pristine wilderness is home to a beautiful array of wildlife, a brand-new hydro-electric dam to benefit the local communities and now has TANAPA as […]

Where to see the Big 5 in Tanzania

Where to see the Big 5 in Tanzania

Although Africa boasts an incredible diversity of flora and fauna, there are five animals that are more famous than any of the others. Nicknamed the ‘Big 5’, these animals have built a reputation as being the most desirable to find on safari. Unfairly many visitors judge their trips on how many of this list has […]

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Exploring Ruaha’s best lodges

Ruaha is Tanzania’s largest National Park. Being the size of the Kruger National Park in South Africa but with only a handful of lodges, heading to Ruaha will guarantee you an off the beaten track safari experience with very few other visitors. Whilst most people opt for a Northern Tanzania safari due to the famous […]

Unbeatable Tanzania safari deals

Unbeatable Tanzania safari deals

Whilst the pandemic does make travelling more complicated for most of us, those who have been lucky enough to get away have been spoilt. With the wilderness of Africa at their fingertips, it is arguably the best time to travel and visit these unspoilt areas. Without the normal number of tourists seen in a normal […]

Reasons to visit Western Tanzania

Reasons to visit Western Tanzania

Western Tanzania is often overlooked as a destination. It is an area that receives very few visitors in comparison to the rest of the country which consists of the renowned Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Made up of Mahale and Katavi, the remote location of these two wilderness destinations, coupled with incredible wildlife and beautiful accommodation […]

Why you must visit Tarangire National Park

Why you must visit Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is arguably Northern Tanzania’s least known wildlife destination. Whilst the majority of visitors head straight to the Ngorongoro Crater and then the Serengeti, this park is often overlooked. Although it does not have the headline grabbing migration or the popularity of the Crater, Tarangire is a destination not to be missed. Easily […]

The best honeymoon lodges in Tanzania

The best honeymoon lodges in Tanzania

Tanzania is a country of great beauty, from the incredible Great Migration in the Serengeti to its secluded and isolated wilderness areas, a honeymoon of any type is possible here. Seeing as a honeymoon is arguably the most important holiday anybody’s life, it is imperative that it is perfect. Below you will find some of […]

Deciding where to visit in Tanzania

Deciding where to visit in Tanzania

Tanzania is one of East Africa’s most beautiful countries. With exceptional wildlife opportunities and astonishing beach prospects, it is certainly no easy feat deciding on where to go. Obviously the easy answer would be to say ‘everywhere’, but realistically, time and budget restraints mean you have to be selective in where to visit, which is […]

Must visit Tanzania safari lodges in 2021

Must visit Tanzania safari lodges in 2021

With 2021 arriving with high expectations, it is hoped that it will fulfil every travel desire that 2020 did not. Tanzania is a country full of wonder and excitement. With the backdrop of Kilimanjaro accompanying your descent into the airport, even the plane journey is filled with beauty. From the endless plains of the Serengeti […]

A 2020 safari with Nomad Tanzania

A 2020 safari with Nomad Tanzania

Throughout Tanzania there are many different safari lodge options, whether you are looking for a mobile tented camp in the heart of the Serengeti, or a lavish river-side lodge with a pool, spa and incredible views, almost anything can be granted. Nomad Tanzania are one of the best companies that provide all-round brilliant service and […]

Travelling to Tanzania during a pandemic

Travelling to Tanzania during a pandemic

Whilst most of the world remains shut for tourism, Tanzania have adopted another approach. With open borders and open arms, Tanzania is actively encouraging tourism which is a breath of fresh air in this world that is filled with so much doom and gloom. I flew off to Tanzania at the start of October for […]

5 must-visit permanent lodges in The Serengeti

5 must-visit permanent lodges in The Serengeti

The north of Tanzania is home to some of the best wildlife viewing places in the world. From the famous Ngorongoro Crater to the elephant paradise of Tarangire, the possibilities are endless. There is however one National Park that rightly steals the headlines: The Serengeti. Home to the Great Wildebeest Migration, an abundance of big […]

Stages of the Great Wildebeest Migration

Stages of the Great Wildebeest Migration

The Great Wildebeest Migration is without doubt one of the planet’s most incredible wildlife spectacles. Each year around 1.5 million wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebras migrate around the Serengeti National Park in search of pastures green. By following the rains, the herds must battle raging rivers and avoid lurking predators in order to […]

The best camps by the Ngorongoro Crater

The best camps by the Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the world’s most famous wildlife destinations. It is a an eco-system quite unlike any other with its huge densities of big five, plus so much more. Although Tanzania open for tourism now,  this usually busy destination is beautifully quiet. A couple of nights in the area with one full […]

The best mobile camps in the Serengeti

The best mobile camps in the Serengeti

The Serengeti epitomises the image of safari. With rolling plains dotted with acacia trees and the kopjes where sleeping lions laze in the morning sun, add the year-round wildebeest migration and you have a recipe for arguably the best place in the world to experience the wild of Africa. When choosing where to stay in […]

Tanzania's safari secrets

Tanzania’s safari secrets

Tanzania is renowned for its abundance of wildlife and exceptional game viewing opportunities. With so many different camp and lodge options, there are also a plethora of many wonderful safari activities. With hot-air ballooning, walking and vehicular safaris being the norm for visitors, it is easy to fall in line with everyone else and miss […]