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Tanzania safaris

Tanzania is East Africa’s essential safari destination. Famous for the annual wildebeest migration and big game in large numbers. Tanzania safari trips are the biggest Tanzanian tourism draw because more than a third of the country is set aside for conservation. There are 40 national parks and game reserves. You’ll find tremendous biodiversity and dramatic scenery with top rated wildlife opportunities.

Visiting Tanzania suits first-time travel to Africa, but is also a perfect match for seasoned travelers.

Northern Tanzania is home to Mt Kilimanjaro and Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks. The great wildebeest migration in the Serengeti has been the subject of many wildlife documentaries, and is a must see if you are planning a Tanzania safari holiday.

Selous and Ruaha make up one of the world’s largest wildlife reserves in Southern Tanzania. This southern region is a significant stronghold of big game. Almost 10% of the lion population, and nearly a third of the continents wild dog are found here.

Go beyond the obvious and go west. There’s little to prepare even old Africa hands for the stark contrasts thrown at them. The remote, rough and raw wildness of Katavi will impress. You could combine this with Lake Tanganyika’s gin coloured waters and chimp filled forests in the Mahale mountains and shoreline

A magical combination and one of the best safaris in this part of Africa.

Read on for  More background information and important notes on how the annual migration works

Lake Chada in the dry season, Katavi National Park courtesy John Corse of Nomad Safaris

Katavi & Mahale safari

The Katavi and Mahale safari is a 7 night trip offering outstanding resident game in the wild Katavi plus chimpanzees in the remote forests of Mahale

From $7427 9 days / 8 nightsMore info
Mark and Jackie summit Kilimanjaro via Lemosho

Kilimanjaro - Lemosho route

A 9 day fully - guided trek up the Lemosho Route favoured for being less crowded and its high summit success rate.

From $1840 9 days / 8 nightsMore info
Selous elephant in the sunset courtesy Azura zanzibar

Selous and Zanzibar Getaway

The traditional East African safari and beach combination of Selous and Zanzibar. Big game, wilderness with Swahili culture and a beach break.

From $2020 6 days / 5 nightsMore info
Wildebeest and Zebra on the move with one of our migration safaris

Serengeti Migration Safari

Find yourself under the vast African sky in the middle of one of the last expanses of true wilderness on our planet - the Serengeti

From $3304 6 days / 5 nightsMore info
Traditional walking safari with Robin Brown in the Serengeti courtesy Debbie Addison

Serengeti Walking Safari

Guided Serengeti walking safari uncovers the game rich areas of this eco-system. Experience the sights, sounds and scents of the African Bush.

From $3894 7 days / 6 nightsMore info
Northern Tanzania safari with Maasai courtesy Rupert Finch-Hatton

Tanzania’s Northern Circuit

Discover Northern Tanzania - the sights, sounds and feel of the real Africa. Stay in luxury lodges. Meet the Maasai and wildlife of Tanzania

From $4685 10 days / 9 nightsMore info
Tarangire game drive courtesy John Corse of Nomad Safaris

Tarangire Getaway

Vintage Africa at it’s best… luxury camp and private guide. Track wildlife, meet the local Maasai. Sundowners by the lake and dining under the stars.

From $2910 5 days / 4 nightsMore info
zanzibar beach by Noel Smit

Zanzibar Beach Special

Zanzibar beach holiday with spa, cultural visits and great diving with the only National Geographic affiliated PADI 5 star Dive Centre on the island!

From $1327 7 days / 6 nightsMore info

Best places to go for Tanzania safaris

Dar es Salaam & the coast Dar es Salaam & the coast Read More

Dar es Salaam is the country's largest city and most important port. A sprawling mass of higgeldy, piggeldy buildings spread along the coast and dotted with palm trees.

Katavi and Mahale Katavi and Mahale Read More

Katavi and Mahale offer stark contrasts, diverse habitats and a safari experience you'll find hard to match anywhere in Africa

Katavi National Park Katavi National Park Read More

If an African safari is on your bucket list then make sure that you give serious thought to Katavi - this has to be one of Africa's better kept secrets

Kilimanjaro Kilimanjaro Read More

Mount Kilimanjaro - Tanzania Africa's most popular climb

Lake Manyara Lake Manyara Read More

One of the most under-rated National Parks and a must-see safari spot route from Arusha to Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti

Mafia Islands Mafia Islands Read More

Mafia Archipelago emphasizes upmarket accommodation, luxury holidays and costly retreats but if you're budget conscious you'll find some great spots

Mahale National Park Mahale National Park Read More

The big draw to the Mahale National Park are the chimps but there's so much more to this remote park in Western from sandy white lakeside beaches

Mikumi National Park Mikumi National Park Read More

Mikumi National Park is easily accessed and has prolific numbers of wildlife on open grasslands as well as good numbers of lion

Ngorongoro Crater Ngorongoro Crater Read More

The Ngorongoro Crater is a collapsed volcano sheltering over 25,000 animals in a steep-sided bowl of abundance and incredible scenery

Pemba Island Pemba Island Read More

Pemba Island is the lesser visited cousin of Zanzibar with lush, hilly terrain and is full of mystique and tales of voodoo and ancient traditions

Selous & Ruaha Selous & Ruaha Read More

Ruaha is East Africa’s largest National Park, Selous Game Reserve is one of the World’s largest wildlife reserves. Far from the safari crowds.

Serengeti Serengeti Read More

The Serengeti National Park's sheer numbers of animals, biodiversity and easy access have made it a must for any African traveler

Tarangire National Park Tarangire National Park Read More

Tarangire National Park is well-suited to walking safaris; less visited than the Serengeti region but with excellent wildlife and is easy to reach

Udzungwa Udzungwa Read More

Udzungwa National Park protects some of the Udzungwa mountain range which is part of the Eastern arc, one of East Africa's most significant features

Zanzibar Zanzibar Read More

Exotic Zanzibar delivers culturally, scenically and is unbeaten in the simple task of providing private beaches, plenty of sun and relaxation.