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.
Romantic Tanzanian Honeymoon
Ruaha National Park and Pemba
Best for: Honeymoon, Imagine Favourites, Diving
Get off the beaten track and experience an unforgettable safari in the Ruaha National Park which offers a true wilderness experience before heading to the stunning Pemba Island to hideaway at the tranquil Fundu Lagoon- a chic and romantic beach lodge.
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If you are looking for a honeymoon that is off-the-beaten-track and will allow you to completely relax in peace and quiet, then this itinerary is for you! Begin in the stunning Ruaha National Park in a safari camp perched up on as escarpment with sweeping views of the park below. The game viewing here is rewarding, particularly if you are interested in big cats and can be explored on 4x4 game drives or even from above aboard a hot air balloon. From Ruaha it is just a short hop to Pemba Island, which is far less developed than the neighbouring island of Zanzibar and offers a stay at the chic beach lodge, Fundu Lagoon – a place of tranquillity, that you will only share with a handful of other guests
Day 1 : Fly to Dar es Salaam
Days 1 - 5 : Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
Stay at Ikuka Safari Camp for 4 nights
You will arrive into Dar es Salaam where you will be assisted to the domestic terminal for your light aircraft flight to Ruaha National Park. Upon landing, you’ll be met by your guide and game driven to your safari camp for a four-night stay with all meals, house drinks and game viewing activities included.
Spend your days in one of the continent’s most remote and game rich parks exploring the bush with expertly-guided 4x4 game drives, or on foot with your specialist trained guide. Ruaha is a bird enthusiasts heaven so head out with your binoculars and camera and tick a vast number of species off your list. When you are not out exploring the African bush, relax by the infinity pool offering panoramic views of the Ruaha wilderness.
Days 5 - 12 : Pemba Island, Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania
Stay at Fundu Lagoon for 7 nights
After a final game drive this morning you will fly to Pemba Island, just north of Zanzibar. On arrival you’ll be greeted and taken to Fundu Lagoon by car and boat, where you can kick back and relax for seven nights, with all meals and most drinks included.
Fundu Lagoon is THE place to stay on Pemba Island. The lodge provides the ultimate in laidback beach chic. Set on a remote beach, Fundu Lagoon has superb views out over the Indian Ocean in a truly unspoilt location. With a small number of luxury tented rooms, the lodge prides itself on being an exclusive beach lodge offering friendly service and an excellent yet unique beach holiday experience.
Fundu Lagoon is a great spot to relax but, for more active guests, it also offers fantastic diving and fishing.
Day 12 : Fly Home
When to go
Situated only 6° south of the equator, Zanzibar enjoys ideal holiday weather. Temperatures average between 24°C and 27°C throughout the year with 7-9 hours of sunshine per day.
There are 2 rainy seasons: Acute, brief showers, lasting about an hour in the morning occur for a couple of weeks during November. The rains last slightly longer in April and May, but even then it does not rain every day. These rains replenish the Island and are often referred to as the “Green Season”.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8870
From $6082 per person
International economy class flights and airport taxes from the UK
Accommodation as listed
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.