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Tanzania Safari Tours and Holidays

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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.

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Upcoming Tanzania Trips

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom USDDealMap
Kenya & Tanzania Trails - 13 days Nairobi 09 Oct 2016 USD $11,745 Kenya & Tanzania Trails - 13 days Map
Tanzania Wildlife Week - 7 days Kilimanjaro 15 Oct 2016 USD $6,565 Tanzania Wildlife Week - 7 days Map
Gorilla Trek and Tanzania - 25 days Nairobi 15 Oct 2016 USD $2,785 Gorilla Trek and Tanzania - 25 days Map
Wildlife Express - 22 days Nairobi 15 Oct 2016 USD $2,065 Wildlife Express - 22 days Map
Great African Expedition - 57 days Nairobi 15 Oct 2016 USD $5,035 Great African Expedition - 57 days Map
Safari and Beach
The perfect holiday combination

From the vast plains of the Serengeti where lions roam to the incredible natural amphitheatre of the Ngorongoro Crater that plays host to the Big 5 and then some, Tanzania is one of Africa's top safari destinations and with the tropical paradise of the Zanzibar archipelago off the coast it's also a top choice for a wildlife and beach holiday combination for sun, sea and safari.

Tanzania Overland Safari Tours

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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. 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...

Leopard | African Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Best of Kenya & Tanzania

11 days | FROM USD $2,335

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 $1,435

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

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East Africa Encompassed

16 days | FROM USD $2,960

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 $5,875

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 $10,075

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 $7,410

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...

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Tanzania Safari & Beach

14 days | FROM USD $7,579

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

Tanzania tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.57 out of 5 based on 21 recent reviews — See All Tanzania Reviews

Our tour guide Peter was great! Very friendly and knowledgeable when asked questions along the way. It was just a shame that he couldn't come with the group to the Serengeti. ”  

Emma Farkas • Submitted 9 Aug 2016

Great tour, very friendly leader, cook, and driver.

Camps were great, although didn't always have hot water if busy.

Cannot fault anything”  

Amanda Horsfield • Submitted 7 Aug 2016

Kapillar, Joseph and Steven did an amazing job.

The meals were delicious, there was lots of food and a great variety, Joseph and Kapillar worked hard to accommodate all the different diets.

The group brought a variety of personalities, with many different travel styles and expectations. Kapillar did an amazing job of balancing the needs of everyone. He was very patient when some guests were challenging, and he always had a smile on his face.

Our tour was enhanced 100% because of the guides we had. They were approachable and smart, and brought a great dynamic to the group. If we come to Africa again, we will be asking for this team! ”  

Brianne Niles • Submitted 4 Aug 2016

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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.

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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.

Lake Manyara National Park - Small yet stunning

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Lake Manyara NP | Tanzania | Africa

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.

Mount Kilimanjaro - Africa's tallest peak

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Mount Kilimanjaro | Tanzania | Africa

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.

Ngorongoro Crater - A Natural Amphitheatre

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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.

Serengeti National Park - The Endless Plains

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Serengeti | Tanzania | Africa

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.

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.

Best Time to Visit

Information on climatic and weather conditions in Tanzania

Mount Kilimanjaro | Tanzania | Africa

Best Places to Visit

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

Top Travel Tips

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

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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About Lodge Safaris

More about our lodge accommodated safaris in Africa

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The Great Migration

The best places and times to see the great migration

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Spotting Africa's Big 5

Our guide to the best places to see the Big 5

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Safari Wildlife Guide

Where to see Africa's wildlife and the best time to do so

Get to know Tanzania

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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.

Tanzania Entries in our #feelgoodtravel photo competition

Our winners have been announced! View the winners gallery..

Feelgood Competition Entry 'like I was taking a photo of a painting'
When I travelled to Tanzania I felt
like I was taking a photo of a painting

“I traveled from Kenya to South Africa for 2 months visiting a lot of game parks along the way.”

by Peter Dyer

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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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