We've put together a guidebook with everything you need to know about Tanzania and Zanzibar. Written by our specialists, it details destination information, a wildlife guide, some suggested itineraries and plenty more to inspire your holiday. Fill in the form below and if you live in UK, your guidebook will arrive by post within the next couple of days. For those who live abroad, we will send you a copy by email.
Renowned for its geographical might rather than its cuisine, Tanzania is often overlooked as a destination for foodies. And whilst the country is perhaps not well known for its culinary offering, tasty, hearty food sits top of the menu from north to south. Here, we shortlist five delicious dishes you should try for a true taste of Tanzania.
Often described as “The Greatest Show on Earth”, the annual migration of over a million wildebeest and around 300,000 zebra is a natural phenomenon like no other. Following the rains, the wildebeest and zebra travel in search of lush grass and grazing lands whilst moving in a clockwise rotation up through the Serengeti. They will spend a couple of months in the Masai Mara before heading back to Tanzania in time for calving season – all whilst trying to evade the many predators en route.
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During a recent stay at Selous Impala Camp in the Selous Game Reserve, Matt was lucky enough to spend some time with one of the region’s finest guides – Gerard Mwakila. They took some time to discuss the area’s uniqueness and the importance that tourism plays in protecting the wildlife. Here’s what Gerard had to say…
Whilst Tanzania's blockbuster sights attract the lion's share of its safari visitors, it is still possible to find your very own corner of this incredibly vast and varied country. Venture away from snow capped summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the sweeping plains of the Serengeti and the palm fringed coastline of Zanzibar, and you will discover a Tanzania much less travelled. We've handpicked our favourite spots which take you unequivocally off the beaten track in Tanzania.
Deciding whether to go on safari in the north or south of Tanzania very much depends on what you’re looking to get out of your trip – the two areas offer vastly different experiences but both have so much to offer. We've broken down what to expect where on a safari holiday in Tanzania.
For families with older children and a serious sense of adventure, Tanzania is a destination with very many draws. With school summer holidays being one of the best times to spot the Big Five and the wildebeest migration, you will not have to look far when it comes to seeking out the wildlife encounter of a lifetime. The cluster of Tanzania's main attractions in the north means shorter travel times whilst the south is home to an array of family friendly camps.
Taking to the skies above the Serengeti in a hot air balloon is a totally unique experience that allows you to enjoy Tanzania's savannah from a completely different perspective.
Imagine Africa specialist Pierre tells us why tracking chimpanzees in the Mahale Mountains is, for him, one of Tanzania’s true highlights.
During a recent stay at Mdonya Old River Camp in Ruaha National Park, Matt got speaking to his guide Kahimba Zacharia about the uniqueness of Ruaha and the importance that tourism plays in protecting the wildlife. Here’s what Kahimba had to say…
Conquering Africa's highest free standing mountain sits top of the bucket list for many a trekker and mountaineer. And whilst the snow crested summit of Kilimanjaro has become a holy grail for hikers around the globe, reaching Uhuru Point takes preparation and determination in equal measure. There are a number of different routes which lead to the summit, varying in terms of difficulty and length, and it is vital that you pick the right one for you. Here, we guide you through how best to reach the top, one step at a time.
With more wildlife than almost any other corner of Africa, Tanzania is an unrivalled destination for safari. This patchwork of vast and varied terrain is home to stampeding wildebeest, wallowing hippos and swinging chimpanzees alongside majestic elephants and the rare black rhino, confirming it as the perfect destination for first time safari goers and Africa aficionados alike. Take a look at our comprehensive guide to spotting wildlife in Tanzania.
Tanzania and Zanzibar are fantastic for birders. There are over 1,000 bird species on record, of which over 20 are endemic. We asked our Tanzania specialist and birding enthusiast Anton to whittle down his top five spots for going in search of these nimble creatures of the air…
Also known as the Hadzabe, the Hadza are a traditional hunter-gatherer tribe native to northern Tanzania.
Nothing lets you experience the true wilderness of the bush quite like spending a night fly camping in the Selous. Perfect for those with an adventurous spirit and a love of the wild, you’ll sleep in a temporary camp set up deep within the reserve, with nothing but a mosquito net between you and the star-strewn African sky.
Boutique Northern Tanzania
Tarangire, Central Serengeti and Northern Serengeti
Best for: Safari, Wildlife, Hideaway
For the perfect balance of adventure and luxury, look no further than this itinerary! Embark upon the ultimate safari in Tanzania’s impressive Tarangire National park before exploring both central and Northern Serengeti, whilst enjoying fine dining and impeccable service.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8870
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This is the perfect safari adventure for couples or families looking for a luxurious adventure. You can be assured of an exciting safari taking in the highlights of northern Tanzania, including the Tarangire National Park home to impressive numbers of elephants, before exploring the wildlife rich central Serengeti, and then on to the rolling landscapes of Northern Serengeti. During this nine-night safari enjoy staying in luxury properties throughout, all connected by light aircraft flights to avoid the long drives.
Day 1 : Fly to Kilimanjaro
Days 1 - 4 : Tarangire, Tanzania
Stay at Nimali Tarangire for 3 nights
Arrive into Kilimanjaro airport where you will be met by a representative and directed to your light aircraft flight to Tarangire. After a short 35-minute flight you will arrive at Tarangire airstrip where your guide will be waiting to take you to your camp via a 4x4 game drive- have your camera ready!
The first three nights of your safari will be spent in a private concession on the edge of Tarangire National park. This beautiful concession allows you to benefit from the wildlife of Tarangire National Park, but also allows for more freedom that would not be allowed within the parks boundaries, examples of this include impressive sundowners under a tree lit up with candles to romantic bush lunches in the sand river bed.
Spend your days on twice daily 4x4 game drives, walking safaris and night safaris in search of the elusive nocturnal species and a perfect opportunity for star gazing.
Days 4 - 7 : Serengeti, Tanzania
Stay at Nimali Central Serengeti for 3 nights
After a morning game drive you will be driven to the airstrip in time for your onwards flight. Fly onwards into central Serengeti where you will be met by your guide and transferred to your next camp via a 4x4 game drive.
Spend the next three nights in central Serengeti, going in search of the resident big cats on 4x4 game drives and a plethora of other wildlife. From May to June this region is home to large numbers of wildebeest and zebra that make up the great migration. Witness their vast numbers as they graze amongst the scenic Moru Kopjes and in the Seronera Valley area, before starting their journey up to the western corridor.
Days 7 - 10 : Serengeti and Northern Tanzania, Tanzania
Stay at Nimali Mara for 3 nights
Today you will fly onwards to Northern Serengeti for your final three nights of safari. Northern Serengeti is a chance to escape the crowds typically seen in this popular par. Nestled between Central Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara this area is harder to get to and has fewer lodges and camps and is therefore a lot quieter.
Your three-night stay will be spent in a remote lodge exploring the region on 4x4 game drives enjoying the rewarding landscapes of rolling hills, acacia woodlands and rocky outcrops. In July to October the sector of the park is home to the massive herds of the great migration who are making their way across the crocodile infested Mara River. Outside of these months, the area still boasts high concentrations of big cats and elephant with chances of seeing rhino.
Day 10 : Fly Home
When to go
Tanzania is a large country, with a varied climate. Generally, the long rains run from March to May - the temperature is warm and the humidity is high. June to October is the long dry season, and the short rains are in November and December, much lighter than the long rains. January and February are again dry (the short dry season) so this is another good time to visit.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8870
From $8869 per person
International economy class flights and airport taxes from the UK
All accommodation based on two people travelling.
Internal light aircraft flights
Ask our specialists for prices excluding flights from the UK. This price is as a guide only. The actual price is influenced by fluctuations in exchange rate, time of year, travel class of flights and the use of private versus shared excursions. Single supplements are likely to apply.