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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 camping based overland truck trips, small group lodge accommodated safaris, to tailor made holidays and day tours.

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 Safaris

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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. The Ngorongoro Crater is certainly one of Tanzania's biggest draw cards and UNESCO-listed Serengeti is the largest and most popular of Tanzania’s national parks, both visited on all our overland safaris. Combining truck transportation and camping in tents is the most cost-effective way of visiting Tanzania and it gets you off the beaten track too.

Mt Kilimanjaro Climb

8 days | FROM USD $4,289

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

Safari Safari

11 days | FROM USD $1,989

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

Zebras & Zanzibar

11 days | FROM USD $1,249

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

East Africa Encompassed

16 days | FROM USD $2,489

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

Gorilla Trek and Tanzania

25 days | FROM USD $2,489

From the wilds of the Masai Mara, to gorillas in Uganda, safari in the...

Zimbabwe to Zanzibar

16 days | FROM USD $1,389

Starting off at the magnificent Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, travel in...

Wildlife Express

22 days | FROM USD $1,889

Take a walk on the wild side. Track the African elephant, lion, and on...

Flamingos to Falls

27 days | FROM USD $3,489

Starting in Nairobi and ending at the thunderous Victoria Falls, take...

Sun, Sea, Safari

30 days | FROM USD $2,889

Experience the diversity of Africa on a journey encompassing premier...

Down Africa Way

33 days | FROM USD $2,489

Enjoy a real African adventure, from Nairobi to Johannesburg. Check of...

Big Five Explorer

36 days | FROM USD $3,089

Adventure overdrive. Trekking for gorilla, game-spotting, kicking back...

An African Adventure

37 days | FROM USD $2,889

See the best of Africa, from its magnificent craters, dune-filled and...

Kenya to Cape

43 days | FROM USD $2,989

Embark on an overland journey across almost half the African A heady...

The Big Overlander

47 days | FROM USD $3,889

Experience the contrasts and raw appeal of this majestic continent up...

Absolute Africa

50 days | FROM USD $4,489

From Johannesburg to Nairobi, travel through nine of Africa's most in...

Great African Expedition

57 days | FROM USD $4,489

An epic expedition that heads south from Kenya via Uganda to Cape trek...

Tanzania Lodge accommodated safaris

For a little extra comfort whilst on safari our Tanzania lodge accommodated trips, which have a maximum group size of 15, may be just the ticket. Staying in a variety of standard to mid range lodges, tented chalets, set within beautiful surroundings, you’ll be accompanied by a knowledgeable and experienced guide who is also your driver. On our lodge accommodated safaris to Tanzania, you’ll get to explore Lake Manyara, Tarangire National Park, the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Amboseli ,Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Lake Nakuru and more.

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 Private Safaris

Have that perfect holiday on one of our private safaris to Tanzania, combining a world class safari with a bit of R&R on the beaches of Zanzibar. Tanzania has renowned parks for spotting wildlife - Tarangire, the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater - where you'll be sure to spot the big 5. On our private safaris to Tanzania, you'll travel at your own pace, we can assist with handpicking the accommodation that's just right for you too.

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 Trips

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.

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...

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...

Tanzania tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.75 out of 5 based on 12 recent reviews — See All Tanzania Reviews


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! ”  

• Aug 2015

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

• Jul 2015

The tour was amazing. Our crew were great,Beverly sociable and informative. I don't know if the tour gave us a true feel for some of the countries only because we were generally staying in campsites that were isolated from the general population. But we saw a lot and had a great time regardless. A great taste tester of Africa. ”  

• May 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.

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When I travelled to Tanzania I felt

“...being so close to the nature is the best. I love travelling because it gives me opportunity to learn about other cultures and meet amazing people.”

by Katarzyna Drabek
Posted on 02 Oct 2015


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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About Overland Safaris

Infomation on travelling through Tanzania on a overland safari

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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