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Tanzania Safari Tours

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Travel to Tanzania with On The Go Tours

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.

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Upcoming Tanzania Trips

Mt Kilimanjaro Climb - 8 days Map 13 Feb 2016 Mt Kilimanjaro Climb - 8 days
Starts/Ends: Kilimanjaro
USD $4,499 View trip >
Tanzania Wildlife Week - 7 days Map 13 Feb 2016 Tanzania Wildlife Week - 7 days
Starts/Ends: Kilimanjaro
USD $4,859 View trip >
Kenya & Tanzania Trails - 13 days Map 14 Feb 2016 Kenya & Tanzania Trails - 13 days
Nairobi to Kilimanjaro
USD $8,369 View trip >
Best of Kenya & Tanzania - 11 days Map 15 Feb 2016 Best of Kenya & Tanzania - 11 days
Starts/Ends: Nairobi
USD $2,489 View trip >
East Africa Encompassed - 16 days Map 15 Feb 2016 East Africa Encompassed - 16 days
Nairobi to Dar es Salaam
USD $2,999 View trip >
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.

Mount Kilimanjaro | Tanzania | AfricaTailored To Suit You

Mt Kilimanjaro Climb

8 days | FROM USD $4,499

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

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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...

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Zebras & Zanzibar

11 days | FROM USD $1,559

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

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East Africa Encompassed

16 days | FROM USD $2,999

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

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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.

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Tanzania Wildlife Week

7 days | FROM USD $4,349

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

The Migration | Kenya & Tanzania | Africa Cultural Experiences, Local Partners

Kenya & Tanzania Trails

13 days | FROM USD $7,459

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 | TanzaniaTailored To Suit You

Wild About Tanzania

10 days | FROM USD $6,599

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

Masai Tribe | Kenya & Tanzania | AfricaTailored To Suit You

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 | AfricaTailored To Suit You

Tanzania Safari & Beach

14 days | FROM USD $7,579

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.

Dhow Boat | Zanzibar | TanzaniaTailored To Suit You

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 4.79 out of 5 based on 14 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

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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.

Tanzania offers everything you could possibly ask of a safari destination - remarkable national parks, abundant wildlife, pristine beaches, towering mountains and ancient cultures. Here's some of our favourite places in Tanzania to get you inspired.

Serengeti | Tanzania | Africa
Endless plains

Serengeti National Park

The vast, seemingly never-ending grassy plains of the Serengeti National Park are one of Tanzania's most unforgettable sights. Punctuated by lone acacia trees and rocky outcrops where lions laze, the Serengeti is one of Africa's top safari destinations, home to the great spectacle that is the migration of hundreds and thousands of zebra, wildebeest and gazelle every year.

Flamingoes | Ngorongoro Crater | Tanzania
natural amphitheatre

Ngorongoro Crater

Nothing quite prepares you for the first glimpse of the Ngorongoro Crater, an ancient volcanic caldera that is home to an unparalleled concentration of wildlife including one of the densest populations of Masai lion. At 610 metres deep with a steep ridge, the crater forms a natural enclosure that contains animals ranging from black rhino, hippo and buffalo to zebra, gazelle and cheetah.

Zanzibar | Tanzania | Africa
Idyllic island

Zanzibar

Located off the coast in the Indian Ocean, the island of Zanzibar is Tanzania's premier holiday destination with gorgeous white-sand beaches, coral-filled waters and year-round warm temperatures. It's just one of several islands that form the Zanzibar Archipelago and is also popular for its spice plantations and the historic, UNESCO-listed Stone Town with architecture dating back to the 19th century.

Mount Kilimanjaro | Tanzania | Africa
Africa's tallest peak

Mount Kilimanjaro

Standing at a height of 5896 metres, Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and forms the centrepiece of the Mt. Kilimajaro National Park. Each year some 25,000 intrepid hikers visit the park to conquer the summit, making it Tanzania's most visited national park. Comprised of three volcanic cones, Mount Kilimanjaro stands above cultivated farmland and verdant forest home to ample wildlife including elephant and leopard.

Lake Manyara NP | Tanzania | Africa
Small yet stunning

Lake Manyara National Park

Bordered by the western escarpment of the Rift Valley and encompassing the shallow, alkaline waters of Lake Manyara, this is one of Tanzania's smallest national parks yet has plenty of appeal with large concentration of candy-coloured flamingos, mud-loving hippos, tree-munching giraffe and tree-climbing lions. Despite its size of just 329 sq km, the variety of vegetation is quite diverse with dry savannah and boggy marshes.

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.

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The Great Migration

The best places and times to see the great migration

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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

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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

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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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Feelgood Competition Entry 'exhilarated. Scenary and wildlife were stunning'
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“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....”

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Posted on 28 Oct 2015

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Tailored To Suit You OTG Independent

Tailored To Suit You

On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

Active Days, Rustic Nights OTG Adventure

Active Days, Rustic Nights

Our OTG Adventure takes you to the true heart of adventurous destinations. Whether camping in the Okavango Delta, staying in rustic accommodation in the Peruvian Amazon or camping under the Saharan stars in Morocco, this range forsakes just a little bit of the comfort of OTG Signature Range, ensuring we deliver you the best value possible for your holiday.

OTG Adventure takes you straight into the centre of where it’s all at, typically using local transport or overland style vehicles and stay at simple, clean and locally-owned guest houses, haciendas, eco-lodges and simple hotels to maximize the opportunity to interact with the locals.

Cultural Experiences, Local Partners OTG Handpicked

Cultural Experiences, Local Partners

On our OTG Handpicked range we bring you best-of-the-best cultural experiences in destinations where you’ll join travellers from other travel brands on your tour, safari or sailing holiday. Collaborating with our carefully handpicked portfolio of local partners, these holidays represent exceptional value and there’ll be plenty of cultural experiences shared with other like-minded travellers.

Group sizes and accommodation standards vary by destination where typical group size is 18 travellers and hotels, boats and safari lodges are of a 3-4 star standard.

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