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Tanzania tours

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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Our recommended tours in 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.

  • Classic Northern Tanzania safari

    Tanzania
    • 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 £4,750pp

  • Tanzania's Spice Islands

    Zanzibar Archipelago and Tanzania
    • 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 £4,765pp

  • Chimpanzees of Western Tanzania

    Tanzania and Zanzibar Archipelago
    • 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 £8,955pp

  • Luxury Northern Tanzania Safari

    Tanzania
    • 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 £11,845pp

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Beach tours with a touch of exploration

These tour ideas, from our Hidden Beaches collection, are our answer if you’re looking to relax but still want to explore. Each tour combines time at one of our hand-picked beach properties with a few days spent either on safari, taking in a city, discovering the local culture or hopping to the next beach. They are only suggestions though, and a specialist will plan your holiday individually.

  • Breezes Beach Club and Spa and Muscat

    Beach + Beach hopping

    Spend a few days discovering Muscat's souks and mosques and then head to the white sands, stunning waters and spice farms of Zanzibar.

    12 days from £2,100pp

    3 nights Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah – Al Waha, including breakfast; 7 nights Breezes Beach Club & Spa, half board. Includes flights and transfers.

  • Baraza Hotel & Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

    Beach + Wildlife or Scenery

    Enjoy incredible game-viewing with a few days safari in the Selous before a relaxing week on the beach in Zanzibar.

    13 days from £4,270pp

    4 nights Selous Game Reserve, full board, including safari activities; 7 nights Baraza Resort & Spa, all-inclusive. Includes flights and transfers.

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