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.
Family Safari and Zanzibar
Manyara, Ngoronogoro, Serengeti and Zanzibar
Best for: Family, Safari, Wildlife
For the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation, look no further than this itinerary! Embark upon the ultimate safari in Tanzania’s impressive national parks before flying over to Zanzibar to make the most of its incredibly pristine beaches.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8870
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The is the perfect safari and beach combination for a family looking for a luxurious adventure, staying in family-friendly properties throughout. You can be assured of an exciting safari taking in the highlights of northern Tanzania including the breath-taking Lake Manyara, spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, and always impressive Serengeti. By having a private driver/guide and specially-adapted 4WD vehicle you will have the safari perfectly tailored to your interests and requirements to create the ultimate family adventure.
After your exciting time on safari you will fly by light aircraft to Zanzibar (an amazing experience in itself!) for the chance to relax on one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Breezes Beach Club is very well-suited to family travel with a large pool, watersports centre and safe beach. Your stay here can be as active or sedate as you wish, and for those looking to explore the island we recommend visiting Stone Town as well as the red colobus monkeys of Jozani Forest.
Day 1 - 2 : Lake Manyara, Tanzania
Stay at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge for 1 night
On arrival into Kilimanjaro you will be met by your private safari guide and 4WD vehicle, who will be with you for the duration of your safari.
From the airport you will be driven to Lake Manyara National Park (around a 3 hour drive) in time for a picnic lunch. After lunch begin your safari! Lake Manyara has plenty of wildlife to see and great birdlife including pelicans and flamingos. Keep your eyes peeled for the famous tree-climbing lions too! Come mid-afternoon you will be driven up the Manyara escarpment of the Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara Serena to stay overnight with all meals included. The views from this wonderful lodge are a real highlight!
Day 2 - 3 : Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Stay at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge for 1 night
Today you will head north to the Ngorongoro Crater (around 1 hour). Spend the day game driving in the Crater, before retiring to the Ngorongoro Serena where you will stay for one night with all meals included. Enjoy the incredible views out across the crater!
Days 3 - 6 : Serengeti, Tanzania
From the Ngorongoro Crater, your safari will continue in the world-renowned Serengeti National Park - the highlight of any Northern Tanzania safari! Spend the day game driving north towards the Seronera plains in the central Serengeti, where you shall be staying at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge for three nights with all meals included.
Enjoy full days game viewing in the Serengeti- home to an impressive array of wildlife including the Big Five.
Days 6 - 13 : Bwejuu Beach, East Coast Zanzibar
Stay at Breezes Beach Club & Spa for 7 nights
This morning you will be game driven to the airstrip in time for your light aircraft flight to Zanzibar (via Arusha). On arrival this afternoon you will be greeted by a driver and private vehicle, and driven to Breezes Beach Club where you will stay for seven nights with dinner and breakfast included.
Relax! Breezes is located on one of Zanzibar’s most impressive beaches – Bwejuu-Paje Beach. Breezes has been a favourite of ours for a long time and consistently receives great feedback from our clients.
Day 13 : Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam
This afternoon you shall be transferred to Zanzibar airport in time for your flight home. Your arrival marks the end of your family adventure in Tanzania and Zanzibar.
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From $4221 per person
All accommodation based on a family of four travelling together
Private vehicle and guide
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.