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.
Authentic Southern Tanzania
Selous, Ruaha & Fanjove Island
Best for: Honeymoon, Safari, Beach
A combination of Tanzania’s absolute highlights, incorporating safaris in the game rich Selous and the outstanding Ruaha, and concluding with breath-taking white sandy beaches at the Robinson Crusoesque island of Fanjove.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8870
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A trip combining the best that Tanzania has to offer! Enjoy three nights on safari in the game rich Selous where you can enjoy a plethora of different safari experiences, followed by four nights in Ruaha National Park, a true wilderness experience of rocky escarpments and hills dotted with impressive baobab trees. The park is also home to 10% of the worlds lion population so is a fantastic option for any big cat enthusiasts.
Finish your trip with a five night stay relaxing on the barefoot and rustic Fanjove island, the perfect end to a perfect holiday adventure.
Day 1 - 2 : Fly to Dar es Salaam
Days 2 - 5 : Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
Stay at Siwandu for 3 nights
Upon arrival in to Dar es Salaam, you are met by an airline representative, who will assist you through customs and immigration and to the domestic terminal. You then take a light aircraft flight to the Selous Game Reserve.
On arrival into the Selous Game Reserve, you will be met by a camp guide and transferred to your luxury camp where you will spend three amazing nights on the shores of the picturesque Lake Nzerakera.
Enjoy two game activities in the Selous Game Reserve each day during your stay – these include game drives, walking safaris and boat safaris on the Rufiji River. Or simply relax by the pool.
Days 5 - 9 : Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
Stay at Jongomero for 4 nights
Today you will do a final game drive in the Selous before making your way to the airstrip where you will catch a light air craft to Ruaha National Park. Upon arrival you will be met by your guide and transferred to your safari camp where you will spend the next four nights enjoying the activities this truly wild landscape has on offer.
During your stay enjoy game activities in the Ruaha Game Reserve including morning and evening game drives, and full day expeditions to the remoter reaches of the park.
Days 9 - 14 : Tanzania Coast, Tanzania
Stay at Fanjove Private Island for 5 nights
Today you are transferred to the airstrip in time for your light aircraft flight to Dar es Salaam. Fanjove Island is one of the six small islands in the Songosongo Archipelago and getting to Fanjove is an adventure in itself. From Dar es Salaam you will take an additional light aircraft via Mafia Island to the main island of the archipelago, Songosongo. From here you will catch a 40-minute boat transfer in a traditional dhow sailing boat.
Arrive onto the white sandy beaches of Fanjove where the lodge staff will all be waiting ready to welcome you to your island paradise,
This idyllic beach property is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, or simply to relax. For those looking for a little more adventure, there are plenty of activities to try out, including snorkelling the brilliant coral reefs, go in search of dolphins on a marine safari, kayak around the island or enjoy the Fanjove Nature Trail. We think this is the perfect way to end a safari filled adventure in Tanzania.
Day 14 - 15 : Fly Home
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8870
From $9810 per person
International economy class flights and airport taxes from the UK
All accommodation as listed
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.