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Things to do in Tanzania

Tanzania is the Africa of your imagination, a place where you can climb the continent’s tallest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, and see wildebeest thundering across the Serengeti during the Great Migration. The country offers a great variety of things to do, including descending over 600 metres (1,960 feet) into the Ngorongoro Crater in search of rhino and tracking chimpanzee in the Mahale Mountains.

Off the coast, the Mafia Islands have a rich local culture and offer palm-fringed stretches of powdery sand and azure waters perfect for activities such as kayaking and whale watching, or you could simply unwind under the sun.

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Ideas for experiencing Tanzania

Experiences you have as you travel often hold the longest memories. As part of their research trips, our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know Tanzania, and the best local guides. These activities reflect some of their best-loved experiences.

  • Stone Town, Zanzibar Island

    Explore Stone Town on Zanzibar

    Stone Town is a maze of haphazard alleyways lead between tall houses and palaces. The spice market is a popular place to visit and there are numerous places to stop for a spot of lunch.

  • Diving at Fumba Beach Lodge

    Snorkel & Dive Tanzania's Reefs

    Tanzania's Swahili Coast

    Tanzania's coast offers some wonderful snorkelling and swimming opportunities, especially the islets and beautiful coral shelves of Chole Bay.

  • Chimpanzee, Mahale Mountains National Park

    Track Chimpanzees in the Mahale Mountains

    Mahale Mountains National Park

    You will set off on foot from Greystoke Camp with your guide and will head up the steep forested slopes of the Mahale Mountains in search of primates. Six species of primates live in the mountains, but the main excitement for most visitors are the chimpanzees.

  • Lilac-breasted Roller, Ruaha National Park, Tanzania

    Walking Safari in Ruaha National Park

    Ruaha National Park

    The emphasis on your safari with your host and guide, Moli, is on the walking safaris which really unveil the magic of Ruaha National Park. You can also incorporate bushcraft into a walk.

  • Ngorongoro Crater

    Search for Rhino in the Ngorongoro Crater

    Ngorongoro Crater

    The Ngorongoro Crater is home to a large population of resident game and one of the highest concentrations of predators in Africa. It's home to all big game, including rhino, although sightings are not guaranteed.

  • Wildebeest migration, Serengeti

    See the Great Migration

    Serengeti National Park

    Throughout the year, the two million strong migration of wildebeest, zebra and gazelles wanders the plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara in search of water and fresh grazing.

  • Balloon safari, Serengeti

    Serengeti Balloon Safari

    Serengeti National Park

    This is one of the most popular ways to see the wildlife of the Serengeti. The flight will last for around an hour before you land to celebrate with champagne before a full English breakfast prepared and served in style in the middle of the bush.