Destination

Tanzania Holidays

Thrilling safaris and stunning shores

Home to Mount Kilimanjaro, spectacularly beautiful beaches, and some of Africa's largest and most exceptional game reserves, Tanzania is an ideal destination for travellers of all types, from intrepid explorers to paradise beach seekers.

If you’re a nature lover, Tanzania is for you; during the Annual Migration more than 1.5 million wildebeest pass along the plains of the Serengeti National Park, making for one of the most awesome sights you’ll ever see; and Tanzania's quieter southern parks boast fantastic birdlife and unspoilt wilderness. From gazelles and zebras to lions, leopards and hyenas, this is a bucketlist location you need to visit.

We recommend spending at least three nights on safari to truly make the most of your experience; for added luxury, head to one of the more opulent resorts, such as The Residence Zanzibar, for stunning Indian Ocean views and white-sand heaven. 

After your safari adventure, head to the The Manta Resort on Pemba Island and its amazing underwater suite. Or you might choose to combine your trip to Tanzania with Kenya, for the ultimate safari getaway.

Destination Highlights
  • Witness the mighty annual wildebeest migration
  • Spot the Big Five and other beautiful wildlife
  • Fly-in and vehicle safari options
  • Stay in luxury lodges
  • Relax on beautiful white sand beaches

Tales from Tanzania

Lucy talks about her unforgettable trip to Tanzania, where she got the opportunity to watch the migration, visit Lake Victoria, immerse herself in local culture and experience fishing markets.

Essential Information
See Practical Information
  • Time Zone GMT +3
  • Currency TZS - Tanzanian shilling
  • Visa Information British citizens will be required to purchase a visa for travel to Tanzania on arrival.
  • Language English is widely spoken
  • Flight Time Approximately 11 hours direct, 12–13 hours indirect from UK airports
  • Health Information Special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Tanzania. Speak to your GP for the most up to date medical advice.

Top Tips from our Experts

Lucy

Destination Specialist

“The Serengeti took my breath away, and the Ngorongoro crater was the most beautiful place in the world. At some points of the day it felt like I was on the set of the Lion King. Plenty of wildlife to see. It's true what they say: you always leave a piece of your heart in Africa.”

Barbara

Destination Specialist

“You'll get a great view of the Serengeti from the front seat of your jeep. But, for an amazing view across the plains, head to the top of Naabi Hill or view it from a hot air balloon.”

Robert

Destination Specialist

“For a true wilderness experience head to the Selous Game Reserve. About the size of Wales, you can safari here without seeing another vehicle all day.”

Our Tanzania destinations

Zebra

Tanzania

Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park
Hippo in Chobe National Park

Tanzania

Selous Game Reserve

Selous Game Reserve
Beach

Tanzania

Zanzibar

Zanzibar

Tanzania

Pemba Island

Pemba Island

Types of Tanzania holidays

Tanzania is the fantastic for a safari and beach holiday. Choose from a fly-in or vehicle safari to some of the best safari parks before flying to Zanzibar for a relaxing beach stay.
The beach at The Residence Zanzibar

Tanzania Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Tanzania Safaris

Tanzania Safaris

Frequently Asked Questions

Flights to Tanzania take approximately 11 hours, excluding stop-over time. There are currently indirect flight options from London Heathrow to Dar es Salaam International Airport via Doha and Nairobi. Also, other international airports and further indirect options to Kilimanjaro International Airport via Addis Ababa and other connecting cities.

The Serengeti National Park covers approximately 5,700 square miles of African savannah. It is approximately 130 miles long, from north to south, and is surrounded by various private game reserves and concession areas that make up the larger Serengeti ecosystem.

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

The Residence Zanzibar

The Residence Zanzibar

Zanzibar

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,749 pp

The Residence Zanzibar
Hotel jetty

Diamonds La Gemma dell Est

Zanzibar

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,309 pp

Diamonds La Gemma dell Est
Swimming pool

The Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

Zanzibar

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,679 pp

The Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
Beach

Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa

Zanzibar

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,489 pp

Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa

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