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Tanzania Safaris

Tanzania is a country that can truly boast many of Africa’s greatest landmarks. Snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest mountain, the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area are justifiably two of the most world-famous national parks, and the Selous in the south of the country is the largest reserve in Africa. The country has avoided mass tourism whilst protecting 25% of its wilderness, and these actions combined with its natural riches, mean that Tanzania safaris are some of the most outstanding wildlife experiences anywhere in the world. Add to this the vast expanse of Lake Victoria that lies within Tanzania’s borders, the exotic Zanzibar archipelago and the tropical, mainland Indian Ocean beaches, and it’s clear that this is quite a remarkable destination.

The country is home to 20% of the large mammals found only in Africa and game viewing on a Tanzania safari holiday is arguably unparalleled. It’s a country that can offer many unique experiences such as following the Great Migration as almost 2 million zebra and wildebeest seek the sweet fresh grasses, climbing Mt Kilimanjaro with professional guides or chimp trekking in the remote western Mahale Mountains. There are also over 1,000 recorded bird species in the untouched wilderness reserves, along the lake shores and in the coastal areas beside the pristine Indian Ocean coast. The northern salt lake, Lake Natron, is the only regular breeding ground for the Lesser flamingo in Africa, making there status ‘near threatened’ because of their reliance on this one breeding location.

Northern Tanzania Safaris

A safari in Northern Tanzania typically takes in the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Park, with time on the beach in either Zanzibar or on the Swahili coast. Northern circuit safaris generally set off from the town of Arusha, located about 60 kms from the international Kilimanjaro airport.  The best way to get around the country, and also the most economical, is usually with your own private guide and four-wheel drive vehicle, travelling overland between parks. These vehicles tend to have closed in sides but with big windows and a hatch that opens in the roof to give great views of the wildlife. An added advantage of travelling with your own private guide through out a Tanzania safari holiday is that there is more flexibility on timings.

Alternatively, the benefit of fly-in safaris is the time you save travelling and maximise your time on activities from the camp. Once in camp, game drives are usually shared with other guests and are in traditional open-sided safari vehicles. The camp guides will also have a greater level of local knowledge. This is of course a more expensive option but it’s a fun way to travel as the views from a light aircraft are wonderful.

For those not keen on relaxing on the beach after an active safari, a Kilimanjaro climb or gorilla trek combines well with Northern Tanzania safaris. Kili climbs are a challenge but you don’t need any specialist climbing experience.

Southern Tanzania Safaris

The lesser visited national parks in Southern Tanzania have far fewer visitors so game viewing can be much more personal here and you can really delight in the vast wilderness areas, knowing that you are very unlikely to see another vehicle. Whilst there is much game in both the Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park, it is harder work to find the animals and so sightings are extra rewarding.

As well as game drives, walking safaris and game-viewing by boat are offered, or fishing trips on the Rufiji River for Tiger and Cat fish.  There are some delightful luxury boutique lodges in both these national parks and if you stay at lodges with the same owner, there are some very good savings. The Selous Game Reserve has good light aircraft connections with Zanzibar via Dar es Salaam, making a Tanzania safari holiday followed by a Zanzibar beach break, a great safari and beach option.

Safari and wildlife in Western Tanzania

The extraordinary beautiful jungle-clad mountains of Mahale and the pristine waters of Lake Tanganyika in Western Tanzania, remain one of most esteemed travel destinations in Africa.  Inhabited by a wealth of primates, the Mahale Mountains are home to the habituated wild chimpanzees that were made famous in the 60s by the work of the primatologist Jane Goodall

Most visitors combine a trip to Lake Tanganyika and Mahale with a safari in the Kativi National Park. Kativi’s flood plains support an impressive concentration of game in the dry season. In the wet season the conditions become marshy, which attracts flocks of water-birds as well as hippo.

Tanzania Safari & Beach holidays

For those wanting to relax by the ocean before or after their Tanzania safari, it's relatively easy to combine game viewing with a beach break. Tanzania’s own Indian Ocean coast is largely undiscovered and there are some lovely tranquilly beaches to the north and south or Dar. The irresistible beaches of Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia Island can also be easily reached by light aircraft via Dar.

For ideas on where to go on safari in Tanzania ring our specialist East Africa team on 020 7666 1250 or you can email us to start planning your trip

Example Tanzania Holiday Ideas
We can tailor-make any itinerary for you - these Tanzania holiday ideas are intended to be a starting point. Call us if you would like to start planning a trip Tanzania. 020 7666 1250

Total Itineraries: 14      
Tanzania's Selous & Zanzibar Safari & Beach
TanzaniaTanzania
ZanzibarZanzibar
Experience the undiscovered wilds of the Selous in Southern Tanzania on this 12 day bush and beach combination.
  • Beach
  • Safari Holidays
From £2890
per person
12 day holiday
Flights included
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Authentic Northern Tanzania and Zanzibar
TanzaniaTanzania
ZanzibarZanzibar
A true authentic Tanzania experience with five nights on a private safari in the Northern Parks and five nights staying in one of our most popular beach lodges - Matemwe Beach Village in Zanzibar.
  • Beach
  • Safari Holidays
From £2950
per person
12 day holiday
Flights included
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Essence of Tanzania Small Group Tour
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See abundant game on this great value small group safari that takes in the Serengeti, Tarangire, Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater. Depart 10 October 2014, with a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 participants in a vehicle.
  • Safari Holidays
  • Small Group Tours
From £3150
per person
10 day holiday
Flights included
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Tanzania Migration Safari
TanzaniaTanzania
This incredible nine day holiday takes you to the heart of the Serengeti migration during calving season. With visits to the breathtaking Lake Manyara and the unique Ngorongoro Crater, this itinerary is full of unbelievable wildlife encounters all in the comfort of a private vehicle.
  • Safari Holidays
From £3180
per person
9 day holiday
Flights included
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Tanzania Coast Explorer
TanzaniaTanzania
ZanzibarZanzibar
Visit two highly recommended coastal properties which offer great beach and ocean activities as well as safari game drives at Saadani.
  • Beach
  • Responsible Travel
From £3390
per person
12 day holiday
Flights included
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Serengeti Safari & Beach Family Holiday
TanzaniaTanzania
ZanzibarZanzibar
Activities on this outstanding safari and beach family holiday in Tanzania are tailored to inspire and interest children and young people of all ages. Your own private guide and safari vehicle gives the flexibility every family needs for a relaxing holiday.
  • Beach
  • Family
  • Safari Holidays
From £3790
per adult
15 day holiday
Flights included
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Tanzania's Four Northern Parks & Beach
TanzaniaTanzania
ZanzibarZanzibar
Private guided safari of the Northern Parks of Tanzania, followed by a relaxing beach stay in Zanzibar.
  • Beach
  • Safari Holidays
From £3950
per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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Coffee, Conservation & Culture of Tanzania & Zanzibar
TanzaniaTanzania
ZanzibarZanzibar
An organic coffee plantation, a tour of Zanzibar’s spice trade, two of Tanzania’s iconic wildlife parks all completed with Zanzibar’s pristine beaches. This 14 day itinerary is crammed full of African favourites and includes two free nights, saving £485 per person.
  • Beach
  • Safari Holidays
From £4375
per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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Selous, Ruaha and Swahili Coast in Style
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Experience the undiscovered wilds of Southern Tanzania on safari in the Selous and Ruaha National Parks, ending on the tranquil beaches of the Tanzania Coast. One of our favourite trips.
  • Beach
  • Safari Holidays
From £4390
per person
12 day holiday
Flights included
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Tanzania Safari and Rwanda Gorillas
TanzaniaTanzania
RwandaRwanda
Combine a safari in the best of Tanzania’s northern parks with tracking gorilla in Rwanda for an exceptional game and gorilla...
  • Safari Holidays
From £5220
per person
10 day holiday
Flights included
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Exclusive Tanzania: Fly-in Safari
TanzaniaTanzania
On this 7-night fly-in safari, you stay at the finest lodges in spectacular locations. Stunning accommodation, sumptuous food and superb game viewing are the keynotes here and this trip makes a perfect romantic break.
  • Luxury
  • Luxury Safaris
  • Romantic
  • Safari Holidays
From £5595
per person
9 day holiday
Flights included
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Western Tanzania Safari & Chimp trekking
TanzaniaTanzania
One of the most beautiful places in Africa, and one of the hardest to reach, it's no exaggeration to say it doesn't come better...
  • Luxury
  • Luxury Safaris
  • Wildlife
From £7295
per person
10 day holiday
Flights included
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Cape Town to Dar Es Salaam on Rovos Rail
South AfricaSouth Africa
ZimbabweZimbabwe
TanzaniaTanzania
ZambiaZambia
Rovos Rail recaptures the romantic atmosphere of a bygone era and the mystery of Africa in a relaxed, elegant fashion. With only three departures per year in each direction, the Rovos Rail Cape Town to Dar es Salaam is a classic once in a lifetime journey. Start your journey in style with Emirates Business Class flights included.
  • Luxury
From £9510
per person
16 day holiday
Flights included
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Ultimate Northern Tanzania & Mnemba Island
TanzaniaTanzania
ZanzibarZanzibar
This luxurious Tanzania safari and Zanzibar beach holiday is the perfect way to mark a special occasion and celebrate in style. Travel in business class and stay at a superb range of lodges, ending on exclusive Mnemba Island, off the Zanzibar coast.
  • Beach
  • Luxury
  • Luxury Safaris
  • Safari Holidays
From £10420
per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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