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Tanzania Safari Tours

Get 2 for 1 on Africa Overland Safaris

Tanzania is a country of outstanding natural beauty, wonderful wildlife and rich culture, with over 120 tribal groups. For many it’s the ultimate safari country, which is not surprising for a country that has more land devoted to national parks than any other wildlife destination, covering an incredible 33,660 km² and including the UNESCO-listed Serengeti, the setting for the famed wildebeest migration and Ngorongoro Crater, a vast volcanic crater ring, teeming with animals. Tanzania is also home to Mt Kilimanjaro, the world’s tallest free-standing mountain and Zanzibar, an idyllic tropical getaway, ideal for some blissful beach time.

We have a number of different travel styles to Tanzania from overland camping expeditions and small group lodge accommodated safaris to tailor-made holidays and day tours that cover many of Tanzania's top spots.

The Ngorongoro Crater
The 8th natural wonder of the world

Ngorongoro Crater is a vast and unbroken volcanic crater ring, that's home to nearly every species of African animal. Deservedly referred to as Africa's Eden and the 8th Natural Wonder of the World, where zebra, buffalo and wildebeest graze amongst the predatory lion, cheetah and hyena, whilst pink flamingos and hippos gather at the waters edge. Ngorongoro Crater is also one of the last remaining areas in Tanzania where you can see the endangered Black Rhino.

Tanzania Overland Safari Tours

Overland Budget Accommodation Upgrade Available

Our overland camping safaris in Tanzania range from 8 to 57 days, taking in not just the main highlights of Tanzania, but several of Africa’s finest national parks on our multi-country safaris. Travelling by specially equipped expedition truck and camping in tents is the most cost-effective way of visiting Tanzania and it gets you off the beaten track too with plenty of opportunity for adventure.

Mt Kilimanjaro Climb

8 days | FROM USD $4,289

Reach for the skies and climb to the summit of the world’s tallest...

Best of Kenya & Tanzania

11 days | FROM USD $2,489

From Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara to the vast plains of the and Spot...

Zebras & Zanzibar

11 days | FROM USD $1,559

The perfect combo of action and idyllic island relaxation! Option to &...

East Africa Encompassed

16 days | FROM USD $2,999

Go wild on this game viewing adventure through the best of East From...

Tanzania Lodge accommodated safaris

For a little extra comfort whilst on safari in Tanzania our lodge accommodated trips, which have a maximum group size of 6, may be just the ticket. Staying in a variety of standard to mid-range lodges and tented chalets set within beautiful surroundings, you’ll be accompanied by a knowledgeable and experienced guide and enjoy game drives in comfortable safari vehicles.

Tanzania Wildlife Week

7 days | FROM USD $3,739

An exhilarating 7 day safari, visiting Tanzania's Lake Manyara, Park...

Kenya & Tanzania Trails

13 Days | FROM USD $6,698

Take in seven of East Africa's finest national parks on a wildlife see...

Kenya & Tanzania Trails 2016

13 days | FROM USD $7,149

Explore six of East Africa's finest national parks on a wildlife From...

Tanzania Safari Holidays

With the flexibility to depart on any day of the year and handpick your choice of accommodation, our safari holidays in Tanzania are a great option for those looking for something a little more exclusive. Visit Tanzania's famed national parks, pop over to neighbouring Kenya or combine safari and beach with some rest and relaxation on the beaches of Zanzibar.

On safari | Serengeti | Tanzania

Wild About Tanzania

10 days | FROM USD $6,299

On this comfortable safari, see the herds of elephants in Tarangire of...

Masai Tribe | Kenya & Tanzania | Africa

The Best of East Africa

12 days | FROM USD $10,769

This is the ultimate East African Safari taking you from the foothills...

Dhow boat Zanzibar | Tanzania | Africa

Tanzania Safari & Beach

14 days | FROM USD $7,199

A perfect combination of safari and relaxation, visiting Lake Manyara...

Tanzania Day Tours

Guided by an English-speaking tour guide you can explore the island of Zanzibar including charming Stone Town and a spice tour on one of our day tours of Tanzania. Or gain insight into the history and culture of Tanzania with a visit to the National Museum, Makumbusho Village Museum and explore the sleepy seaside town of Bagamoyo.

Day out in Dar Es Salaam

1/2 day | FROM USD $249

Gain insight into the history and culture of Tanzania with a visit to...

Dar Es Salaam: The Ivory & Slave Trades

1 day | FROM USD $449

Explore the sleepy seaside town of Bagamoyo on a day trip from Dar es...

Dar Es Salaam: Glimpses of Zanzibar

1 day | FROM USD $629

Head to the sunny island of Zanzibar for the day, taking in the of and...

Tanzania tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.83 out of 5 based on 12 recent reviews — See All Tanzania Reviews

Nothing but good experiences with this tour. Huge thanks to the guide Chris, the cook Malinga and the driver Steve for making it an amazing experience for our first time in Africa.”  

• Submitted 3 Nov 2015

We loved our tour and all the different sights of beautiful East Africa! The Masai game drive was AMAZING! But by far the best part of the experience was meeting and having the assistance of our brilliant guide, Kevin. He was not only extremely knowledgable and organised, but very friendly, lots of fun and super helpful! Due to his expertise and demeanour, we would definitely have faith in On The Go and be likely to book again! ”  

• Submitted 7 Aug 2015

Linda was fantastic, very knowledgeable, caring and helpful. ”  

• Submitted 13 Jul 2015

Serengeti National Park

UNESCO-listed Serengeti is the largest and most popular of Tanzania’s national parks. Sprawled across 14,763km² of sun burnt savannahs, dotted with acacia trees, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa. Between the Serengeti and the Masai Mara, a million or more wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebra and gazelle complete their great circulatory migration in search of green pasture. Where there is such a large mobile meat supply there are predators and the Serengeti is renowned for its impressive lion sightings, with leopards, cheetahs, jackals and hyenas never far away.

Recent entries for Tanzania in our #feelgoodtravel photo competition

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Feelgood Competition Entry 'exhilarated. Scenary and wildlife were stunning'
When I travelled to Tanzania I felt
exhilarated. Scenary and wildlife were stunning

“I had wanted to visit the Serengeti and Ngorongoro ever since watching wildlife programmes as a child on black and white television in the late 1950s....”

by James Pope
Posted on 28 Oct 2015

Feelgood Competition Entry 'like I was taking a photo of a painting'
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Feelgood Competition Entry 'Amazing'

Our top picks For a safari in Tanzania

Our Top Pick for Tanzania
#1 Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater is a natural amphitheatre created about 2 million years ago when the cone of a volcano collapsed into itself, leaving a 100 sq. mile cauldron-like cavity. This caldera, protected by a circular high...

Our Pick for Tanzania
#2 Tarangire N.P.
Our Pick for Tanzania
#3 Serengeti N.P.
Our Pick for Tanzania
#4 Lake Manyara N.P.
Our Pick for Tanzania
#5 Zanzibar

Hi Ryan. Thanks for all your help with booking the Wildlife Express tour, just wanted to let you know it was fantastic mate! Gorillas next time ... Nick”  

Tanzania Travel Guide

A well-planned trip can make all the difference between good and great so cover all bases with our useful guide on travelling to Tanzania.


Top Travel Tips

Money, shopping, transport, food, health advice & more

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Best time to Visit

Information on climatic and weather conditions in Tanzania

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Best Places To Visit

Places on our must-see list of any visit to Tanzania


Traveller Visas

Visa requirements for Tanzania and info on getting your visa

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Get to know Tanzania

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Did you know...?

Facts about Tanzania

  • Tanzania is one of the largest countries in Africa and home to the continent's highest point, Mt. Kilimanjaro.
  • Over 120 different languages are spoken in Tanzania, including the Bantu languages with over 535 dialects.
  • A third of the country is occupied by national parks including Africa's largest nature reserve, the Serengeti.

Tanzania Travel Advice:

We stay well informed of current travel guidance for Tanzania and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country.

Online travel resources for Tanzania:

REFER TO: Fodors, Bradt, Frommers, Footprints, CN Traveller and World Travel Guide.

ALSO SEE: The official Tanzania Tourist Organisation site and the latest Tanzania Weather Updates from the BBC.

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