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Tanzania – Tours

Tours in Tanzania

With its sweeping plains, soaring mountain ranges and expansive waterways, all home to a plethora of stunning wildlife, a trip to Tanzania guarantees a truly unforgettable safari experience.

Our five-day Taste of Tanzania tour sees you venturing down to the Serengeti, one of the only places in the world to observe the spectacular annual wildebeest and zebra migration. This breath-taking yearly event sees around 1.5 million wildebeest, nearly 200,000 zebras and equally massive droves of antelope make their way across the Serengeti, seeking refuge from the intense dry season, in search of water. As part of a series of thrilling 4x4 game drives, you’ll witness the iconic Big Five and watch in stunned silence as herds of migrating game journey through swollen rivers populated by crocodiles, and over the vast Tanzanian plains, attempting to avoid hordes of cackling hyena and stealthy lion prides lying in wait.

Your safari adventure will also take you to the enormous Ngorongoro Crater, formed two to three million years ago when a huge volcano collapsed in on itself. This awe-inspiring natural landmark is teeming with East African lions, black rhino and blue wildebeest, providing nature lovers with incredible vistas.

Alternatively, join our Selous Fly-In Safari tour to discover the Selous Game Reserve’s extensive wildlife from two unique perspectives – either on foot and up close, or by boat, where you’ll spot elephants, baboons, lions and zebras as they quench their thirst in the Rufiji River, also home to hippos and crocodiles.

You might also like to consider twinning your safari expedition with some relaxation on nearby Zanzibar’s pristine beaches, looking out on turquoise waters, cocktail in hand – the perfect way to complete your African adventure.

8 days

The Elewana SkySafari - Tanzania

Guide Price £6,599 pp  

Just like the Elewana SkySafari in Kenya, the Tanzania version is the ultimate in safari luxury and elegance. Featuring some of Tanzania’s famous and most loved National Parks, from Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara and the famous Serengeti National Park which...

Wildlife holidays

The Elewana SkySafari - Tanzania
3 days

Serena Mivumo River Lodge Fly-in

 

Standing high on the banks of the slow moving Rufiji River is the beautiful Serena Mivumo River Lodge, providing stunning views down to the roaring torrents of Stiegler's Gorge. This hidden gem offers just twelve luxurious rooms, housed in a...

Couples Holidays

Serena Mivumo River Lodge Fly-in
9 days

The Bush Rover Experience

Guide Price £2,449 pp  

There is no place quite like Tanzania for a wildlife safari with some of the most famous names in safari-world – Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Victoria. It is hard to beat. Add to this Mount Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar beaches and this...

Adventure holidays

The Bush Rover Experience
8 days

Simba Safari - Standard

 

This extensive safari takes you on an adventure through northern Tanzania's National Parks, including Lake Manyara, Tarangire and the Serengeti. With game drives in 4x4 vehicles and less safari vehicles around, Tanzania offers a wilder safari experience. Why not upgrade...

Escorted tours

Simba Safari - Standard
3 days

Selous Fly-In Safari

Guide Price £1,169 pp  

Situated in the south of Tanzania, Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest reserves in the world, at over 54,000 square kilometres, and boasts three quarters of a million animals – including hippo, crocodile, elephant, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe,...

Escorted tours

Selous Fly-In Safari
8 days

Simba Safari - Deluxe

Guide Price £3,349 pp  

Our extensive eight-day Simba Safari will take you on an adventure through some of northern Tanzania's national parks – including Lake Manyara, Tarangire and the Serengeti, as well as the Ngorongoro Conservation Area – giving you the opportunity to spot...

Escorted tours

Simba Safari - Deluxe
3 days

Serengeti Fly-In Safari - Serengeti Serena Lodge

Guide Price £1,749 pp  

Add an extra touch of luxury to your Tanzania safari, and enjoy a fresh perspective by flying directly into the wilds of the Serengeti National Park. With excellent game viewing, deluxe accommodation and the chance to see the wildebeest migration...

Safari holidays

Serengeti Fly-In Safari - Serengeti Serena Lodge
8 days

Three Dreams of Africa

Guide Price £6,659 pp  

Africa is often referred to as a top dream destination. Make this dream a reality with this itinerary which takes in three of Africa's most loved national parks. You'll start off your adrenaline-filled adventure at the Ngorongoro Crater – the...

Wildlife holidays

Three Dreams of Africa

Expert Tips

Nick

Senior Destination Manager

“A boat safari along the Rufiji River is the perfect way to spot game, providing a wholly different experience than by 4x4. You’ll get closer to the likes of hippos and crocodiles, witnessing a range of local wildlife gathering to drink.”

Martyn

Destination Manager

“Photographers should keep their eyes to the east while on safari in the Serengeti, as the mighty Ol Doinyo mountain will be watching over you, adding that extra ‘wow’ factor to your pictures.”

Christie

Destination Executive

“With the archipelago of Zanzibar so near, a trip to its powdery beaches and crystal-clear waters is an absolute must. It’s a fantastic way to wind down after the excitement of tracking the Big Five – a true island paradise.”

Frequently Asked Questions

The official currency of Tanzania is the Tanzanian shilling, though it is worth noting that larger shops and chains may accept payment in US dollars, as some citizens prefer it to the shilling. When visiting Arusha and Dar es Salaam, most hotels, lodges, bars and restaurants will accept card payment, and there will be ATMs available around the cities. As you would expect, the further you travel from these cities, the harder it will be to locate an ATM, and you should expect to pay for any services in shillings – especially if you are doing business with local tribes.

The best place to view the extraordinary annual migration, Tanzania is home to some of the largest and most diverse game reserves across all of Africa. It’s variety of dramatic landscapes includes the towering Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa; the vast savannahs and the winding waterways of the Serengeti and the Grumati River; and the Godupai Gorge, where early humans are first thought to have roamed almost two million years ago.

The official language of Tanzania is Swahili, but there is a large population of English-speaking citizens that combine both languages. You will find that your safari guides and most service workers within the tourist industry will speak English reasonably well, but should not expect it of local tribes and citizens as you venture further from Arusha and Dar es Salaam.

Imposing mountain ranges, blissful beaches, Commiphora woodlands and vast volcanic craters – Tanzania’s myriad landscapes provide the perfect backdrop for one of the best safari experiences in all of Africa. Here, the Big Five roam, as wildebeest, zebra and antelope wander the horizons with hungry predators in tow. Discover fascinating local tribes, witness Tanzania’s wildlife up close, and sip sundowners from the deck of your luxury lodge, gazing over the peaceful plains as dusk settles.

Why you'll love Tanzania...

• Observing the spectacular annual migration of wildebeest and zebras across the Serengeti
• Viewing hippos and crocodiles by boat on the Rufiji River
• Taking in panoramic views of the gigantic Ngorongoro Crater
• Tracking the Big Five at Selous Game Reserve
• Enjoying fine dining and vibrant night life in Arusha
• Trekking across the prehistoric Olduvai Gorge
• Lying back on Zanzibar’s powdery white beaches
• Spotting game from above in a light aircraft
• Admiring the lush greenery and baobab trees of Tarangire National Park
• Observing hundreds of species of birds in Lake Manyara National Park

Did you know?

• Tanzania is considered to have two capitals – the new capital Dodoma, where the president and National Assembly reside, and the former capital Dar es Salaam, which is Tanzania’s largest city, it's principal port and leading commerce centre.
• Tanzania’s Lake Manyara National Park is known for its tree-climbing lions, who ascend the trees to scope out prey, sleep, assert dominance and avoid the midday sun.
• British icon and Queen frontman Freddie Mercury was born in Stone Town, on the island of Zanzibar, also spending his youth in India before moving to the UK in his early teenage years.