Tarangire National Park

Destination

Tanzania Holidays

Thrilling safaris and seductive shores

Home of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania offers the ultimate safari experience, ideal for intrepid travellers and explorers.

More than 1.5 million wildebeest migrate through the Serengeti National Park, making for one of the most fabulous sights you’ll ever see, while the quieter southern parks boast fantastic birdlife and wilderness. If you’re a nature lover, Tanzania is for you. From gazelles and zebras to lions, leopards and hyenas, this is a bucket list location you need to tick off; we recommend spending at least three nights on safari to truly make the most of the experience. For added luxury, head to one of the more opulent resorts, such as The Residence Zanzibar that provides stunning sea views or if feeling a little more adventurous, head to The Manta Resort on Pemba Island that boasts an staggering underwater room.

Combine your trip to Tanzania with Kenya for the ultimate safari, or, spend a few extra nights on Zanzibar or Pemba islands for beachfront paradise and white-sand heaven.

Destination Highlights
  • See the mighty wilderbeest migration
  • Spotting the Big Five and other beautiful wildlife
  • Fly-in and vehicle safari options
  • Stay in luxury lodges
  • Beautiful white sand beaches
  • Wonderful island paradises
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

Vanessa

Destination Specialist

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

Barbara

Destination Specialist

“The best views of the Serengeti can be seen 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

Beach

Tanzania

Zanzibar

Zanzibar

Tanzania

Pemba Island

Pemba Island
Zebra

Tanzania

Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park
Hippo in Chobe National Park

Tanzania

Selous Game Reserve

Selous Game Reserve

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.

Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays
Tarangire National Park

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

Zanzibar

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The Residence Zanzibar
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Diamonds La Gemma Dell Est

Zanzibar

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Diamonds La Gemma Dell Est
Swimming pool

The Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

Zanzibar

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The Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
Beach

Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa

Zanzibar

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Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa

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