Reasons to Visit
It is extremely easy to add some beach relaxation in Zanzibar after a tiring safari on the mainland; the beaches are stunning and diving is excellent. You don't have to travel far either as the island is only a 30 minute flight from Dar Es Salaam. Tanzania is therefore the ideal location to combine a safari and beach break.
Tanzania has some of Africa's most famous and best national parks and reserves where you are guaranteed fantastic big cat sightings. The Serengeti, Selous and the Crater are just some of the best game viewing areas to visit.
Tanzania has more than 1,000 species of birds and some spectacular places to view them. Lake Natron is also the only known breeding ground for East Africa's millions of lesser flamingos which cover the lake between August and October.
The Mahale Mountains - towering almost 2km above the shore of Lake Tanganyika are home to some of the last remaining wild chimpanzees. There are currently around 900 which are habituated to humans, and tracking them is a magical experience.
One of the highlights of the Serengeti National park is the great annual migration which passes through this amazing wilderness. Up to 1.8 million wildebeest and zebra have been counted doing their annual trip in search of the sweet grasses and the rains.
Tanzania has an evocative mix of people and cultures with 120 ethnic groups making up the diverse population. The largest group are the Sukuma but perhaps the most memorable are the Maasai who you will often see in Northern Tanzania herding their cattle, goats and sheep.
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Africa and The Indian Ocean
With Audley, where you stay is very much part of the experience. Wherever possible we try to track down characterful accommodation. We regularly inspect the accommodation we use, updating our knowledge on existing properties and researching new alternatives
Here we feature some of our most interesting properties, although we recommend and use many others to suit all budgets and tastes.
Selous Game Reserve
Beho Beho Camp is a top safari camp and one of our favourites in the country. There are stunning views from everywhere in the lodge and the food and service are excellent.
Ruaha National Park
This is a luxurious camp with beautifully decorated tents and a lot of attention to detail. It's very small and the emphasis is on your personal safari experience. The staff are very friendly and the guides are extremely knowledgeable.
Lake Manze is a simple but perfectly positioned camp, where you will often see giraffe and impala from the restaurant. For those content to live without the frills in a fantastic bush environment, Lake Manze represents a wonderful Selous experience.
Serengeti National Park
The Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp is small and personal offering great service and an intimate atmosphere. Staying in a mobile camp is the best way to experience the wildness of the Serengeti.
Whilst the mobile nature of Olakira Camp allows it to move to the densest concentrations of wildlife, it manages to surprise with its spaciousness and comfort.
Tarangire National Park
Olivers is a superb little camp and arguably the nicest in Tarangire. The camp itself is really comfortable and stylish in design, and the location is superb for exploring this pretty national park.
Only a few minutes from the Ngorongoro Crater gate, Plantation Lodge is a good base for day trips to the crater. This is a lovely, friendly lodge with a good standard of accommodation.
Ras Kutani is very peaceful and very relaxing. The staff are extremely friendly, the food excellent and atmosphere welcoming. It is ideal for a three or four night stay either before or after any safari.
Sayari is a luxurious safari camp in a beautiful area which is great for game viewing all year round. It combines the wonderful atmosphere of a traditional safari camp with some modern touches making this an excellent option.
This is one of our favourite camps in Tanzania. The tents are spacious, cool and stylish and all have a great view of the lake where elephants and giraffe are regular visitors.
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