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Tanzania is a large country with an exciting array of activity options and getting your travel plans right can make a world of difference to your trip. Narrowing your focus to just one or two areas is a good starting point and our carefully devised itinerary suggestions ensure you'll get to see the country's highlights but avoid the crowds.

These travel ideas are based on routes that reveal the true character of this fascinating country. They aim to ensure that your tailored tour of Tanzania is as rewarding as it should be whether you choose to explore the Serengeti or the Selous, discover Zanzibar's colourful heritage or laze on a dazzling beach in the Mafia Archipelago.

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Ideas for your trip to Tanzania

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Tanzania, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.

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Classic Northern Tanzania safari

  • Search for the Big Five on private game drives in northern Tanzania's best-known reserves.

  • Experience the dramatic scenery of the Great Rift Valley and Ngorongoro Highlands, and explore the Serengeti’s sweeping plains.

  • Track endangered black rhino and see lion, hyena and buffalo in Ngorongoro Crater.

  • Watch flamingos and hippo around the shores of Lake Manyara.

9 Days from €4,805pp

Includes international flights from Ireland.

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Tanzania's Spice Islands

  • Enjoy the superb snorkelling and diving in the Mafia Archipelago.

  • Relax on a private island complete with pristine white beaches.

  • Visit one of Zanzibar's famous spice plantations.

  • Explore Stone Town's winding streets, learning about the region’s mix of Arabic and African cultures.

15 Days from €5,495pp

Includes international flights from Ireland.

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Gorillas, the Great Migration & the Big Five

  • Track mountain gorillas in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park.

  • Safari through Northern Tanzania's best reserves.

  • Search for rhino in the unique and awe-inspiring Ngorongoro Crater.

  • Experience the wonder of the open plains of the Serengeti.

12 Days from €10,265pp

Includes international flights from Ireland.

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Chimpanzees of Western Tanzania

  • Search for thousand-strong herds of buffalo in Katavi National Park.

  • Watch chimpanzees on the slopes of the Mahale Mountains.

  • Swim in Lake Tanganyika, Africa's deepest lake.

  • Unwind on one of Zanzibar's pristine beaches.

16 Days from €10,515pp

Includes international flights from Ireland.

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Luxury Northern Tanzania Safari

  • Stay in the iconic Crater Lodge for spectacular views across Ngorongoro Crater.

  • Search for Big Cats in the Serengeti.

  • Explore Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Park.

  • Travel to the remote northern reaches of the Serengeti by light aircraft.

  • Enjoy excellent accommodation and safari guiding throughout.

13 Days from €12,515pp

Includes international flights from Ireland.

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