Destination

Tanzania Holidays

Thrilling safaris and stunning shores

Tanzania holidays are offer the chance to explore stunning African plains, dramatic mountains and the idyllic beaches of the Indian Ocean. Tanzania has something for everyone, from outgoing explorers on safari to a romantic break at a peaceful beach resort.

Adventurers are well catered for on holidays in Tanzania. You can visit the flat-topped Mount Kilimanjaro or dive to see the unique flora and fauna of Lake Tanganyika. The Serengeti national park plays host to the spectacular annual wildebeest migration which is a must see for any wildlife enthusiast.

Stay in a luxurious safari lodge that offers excellent dining inspired by local cuisine. For a more exclusive experience, take the family to Thanda, an award-winning private island in the Tanzanian archipelago where you’ll have your own personal chef.

Unforgettable adventures on holiday in Tanzania

Holidays in Tanzania offer a chance to explore wonderful Africa at its finest. Start your safari in Kenya and see wonderful wildlife before spending time unwinding from your adventures in a restful beach resort in Tanzania. Head to Pemba Island to discover diverse marine life, including sharks and spectacular reefs. Choose our Cape Town and Zanzibar multi centre and enjoy vivid city life in ‘the best place to visit in the world’ before staying in Zanzibar, the ‘spice island’, for rich history and culture.

At Hayes & Jarvis we want to help you find the perfect holiday. With many years of experience and destination specialists, we can offer luxury tailor made holidays.

Destination Highlights
  • See the ‘Big 5’
  • Stay in luxury lodges
  • Enjoy the stunning sunsets of Zanzibar
  • Enjoy locally inspired dining
  • Relax by the Indian Ocean
  • Watch the annual wildebeest migration

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
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  • 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 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

£1,689 pp

The Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
Beach

Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa

Zanzibar

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,769 pp

Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa

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.

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