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.Read More
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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
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.
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 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.
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.
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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.
Recommended places to visit in Tanzania
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Money, shopping, transport, food, health advice & more
The best places and times to see the great migration
Information on climatic and weather conditions in Tanzania
Places on our must-see list of any visit to Tanzania
Visa requirements for Tanzania and info on getting your visa
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.
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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....”
by James Pope
Posted on 28 Oct 2015