Tanzania Holidays

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

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
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

Time Zone

GMT +3

Flight Time

Approximately 11 hours direct, 12–13 hours indirect from UK airports

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

Health Information

Special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Tanzania. Speak to your GP for the most up to date medical advice.

Things to do in Tanzania

Tanzania has 17 national parks, including the magnificent Serengeti, which is home to over 400 species of animals set in an ancient landscape. For more wildlife, the Ngorongoro crater forms a natural enclosure for the rare black rhino and the unusual crater lions. Mount Kilimanjaro can also be found in one of the national parks. For something a little different, the islands of the archipelago are steeped in fascinating history and diverse culture.

  • Serengeti National Park

    The Serengeti is a vast wilderness, which has remained unchanged for thousands of years. The momentous annual wildebeest migration takes place here and really is a must see for wildlife lovers. Featuring over a million wildebeest, zebras and antelope in search of fertile grounds, you can track these fascinating animals on their journey with the help of expert guides.

  • Mount Kilimanjaro

    Mount Kilimanjaro

    Tanzania is home to Africa’s largest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Climb through jungles up to the snowy peaks and witness breathtaking vistas. For those who want a more relaxing holiday, enjoy watching the sun set behind the iconic mountain.

  • Lion at Ngorongoro crater

    Ngorongoro Crater

    Stretching out over 100 square miles, this volcanic crater is a unique habitat abundant in wildlife, including endangered wild dogs and tree climbing lions. It’s also the home of the protected, elusive black rhino and offers opportunities to get up close to these magnificent creatures.

  • Zanzibar, Pemba and Thanda islands

    Off the coast of Tanzania lies the spice trail, white sand beaches and crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Just a short flight away, the islands provide an ideal place to relax after a safari adventure.

Best time to visit Tanzania

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Average weather in January

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Arusha National Park
14ºC
54mm
Selous Game Reserve
25ºC
197mm
Zanzibar
27ºC
89mm
Pemba Island
31ºC
45mm

Average weather in February

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Arusha National Park
13ºC
48mm
Selous Game Reserve
25ºC
198mm
Zanzibar
28ºC
56mm
Pemba Island
32ºC
38mm

Average weather in March

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Arusha National Park
14ºC
102mm
Selous Game Reserve
26ºC
255mm
Zanzibar
26ºC
153mm
Pemba Island
32ºC
107mm

Average weather in April

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Arusha National Park
16ºC
162mm
Selous Game Reserve
24ºC
259mm
Zanzibar
26ºC
401mm
Pemba Island
30ºC
346mm

Average weather in May

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Arusha National Park
15ºC
78mm
Selous Game Reserve
25ºC
80mm
Zanzibar
26ºC
255mm
Pemba Island
29ºC
396mm

Average weather in June

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Arusha National Park
12ºC
Selous Game Reserve
23ºC
12mm
Zanzibar
25ºC
68mm
Pemba Island
29ºC
130mm

Average weather in July

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Arusha National Park
13ºC
Selous Game Reserve
22ºC
8mm
Zanzibar
24ºC
48mm
Pemba Island
28ºC
89mm

Average weather in August

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Arusha National Park
13ºC
Selous Game Reserve
24ºC
5mm
Zanzibar
24ºC
47mm
Pemba Island
28ºC
67mm

Average weather in September

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Arusha National Park
14ºC
Selous Game Reserve
28ºC
16mm
Zanzibar
25ºC
50mm
Pemba Island
29ºC
56mm

Average weather in October

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Arusha National Park
16ºC
Selous Game Reserve
27ºC
22mm
Zanzibar
25ºC
97mm
Pemba Island
30ºC
108mm

Average weather in November

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Arusha National Park
16ºC
90mm
Selous Game Reserve
28ºC
86mm
Zanzibar
26ºC
226mm
Pemba Island
30ºC
157mm

Average weather in December

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Arusha National Park
16ºC
85mm
Selous Game Reserve
27ºC
147mm
Zanzibar
27ºC
194mm
Pemba Island
31ºC
92mm
  • Lucy, Destination Specialist

    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

    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

    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

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
Beach

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Zanzibar

Zanzibar

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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