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Tanzania safaris & vacations

Tanzania safaris & vacations

Search for big game on safari and relax on an Indian Ocean beach on a tailor-made tour of Tanzania

Tawny lion lounge on the veldt and giraffe browse acacia trees. Millions-strong herds of wildebeest pour along the plains. Tanzania is home to some of Africa’s largest game reserves and parks, and it can be hard to decide what to see on vacation. Our specialists have visited the country extensively and can design your Tanzania safari to avoid the crowds and find the best places to see wildlife.

Leave your vehicle behind to walk and camp in the hidden corners of Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Serengeti National Park, which host the annual Great Migration. In the south, the Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park provide a more remote safari experience, while chimpanzees can be seen swinging through the trees on west-lying Lake Tanganyika’s shores. After your time on safari, relax on Zanzibar’s powder-sand beaches or take a dhow trip out on the turquoise waters.

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Suggested itineraries for Tanzania

These itineraries will give you a starting point for what your trip to Tanzania could entail. They cover routes that we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favorite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

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Our expert guides to traveling in Tanzania

Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to Tanzania. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate Tanzania at its best.

Zebra in the Ngorongoro Crater
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What to do in Tanzania: our highlights guide

The Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra through the Serengeti is not the only highlight of Tanzania. We have come up with five of our favorites, from climbing Kilimanjaro to relaxing on the beautiful island of Zanzibar.

Elephant in Tarangire National Park
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Honeymoons in Tanzania

Tanzania offers a variety of private, secluded experiences, which make it a stand out honeymoon destination. Country specialist, Georgia, explains how you can combine time on safari with relaxation on a palm fringed beach in Zanzibar.

The Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
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Family safaris in Tanzania

With its family lodges, abundant wildlife and endless opportunities for adventure, Tanzania has much to offer your family. Many safari camps have swimming pools, where you and your tribe can cool down at the end of a day spotting the Big Five.

Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
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Trekking in Tanzania

Africa's largest peak, Mount Kilimajaro, is found in Tanzania and a trek to the summit can be included a tailor-made vacation with us. If you're an avid trekker, you might also like to consider exploring Mahale Mountains National Park.

Klein's Camp, Serengeti National Park
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Luxury vacations in Tanzania

Tanzania is home to some of the most luxurious safari lodges in Africa. It is also home of the world-famous Great Migration, so if you are looking to view this spectacle in style, our country specialists can help you plan your perfect trip to Tanzania.

Migration from Rekero Tented Camp, Masai Mara

The Great Migration in Africa

Each year, the annual Great Migration in Africa sees up to two million wildebeest and zebra undertake a journey of over 994 miles (1,600km) across Kenya and Tanzania.

Chimpanzee, Mahale Mountains National Park

Chimpanzee trekking vacations in Africa

Africa's most famous primates are its gorillas but there are places which reverberate to the hoots and shrieks of their closest relatives, chimpanzees. Discover more about Audley tailor-made trips to see wild chimpanzees.

Game drive with Shenton Safaris

Typical day on safari

A typical day on safari essentially revolves around the need to see the wildlife at its most active. It usually follows a similar routine with slight variations between destinations and seasons.

Hippo Pool, Central Serengeti, Tanzania

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Provide us with a few starting details about your travel plans, and one of our Tanzania specialists will be in touch to give you suggestions and ideas.

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