Experience the endless plains of the Serengeti with our range of overland camping, lodge-accommodated and tailor-made safari tours and holidays to Tanzania.

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 42,000 km². This includes 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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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.

Upcoming Tanzania Trips

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom USDDealMap
Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound - 36 days Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 05 May 2018 USD $3,825 Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound - 36 days Map
Zimbabwe to Zanzibar - 16 days Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 05 May 2018 USD $1,765 Zimbabwe to Zanzibar - 16 days Map
Tanzania Wildlife Week - 7 days Kilimanjaro, Tanzania 05 May 2018 USD $3,965 Tanzania Wildlife Week - 7 days Map
Wildlife Express Northbound - 22 days Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 05 May 2018 USD $2,245 Wildlife Express Northbound - 22 days Map
Kenya & Tanzania Trails - 13 days Nairobi, Kenya 06 May 2018 USD $6,395 Kenya & Tanzania Trails - 13 days Map
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Tanzania Overland Safari Tours

Mount Kilimanjaro | Tanzania | AfricaMt Kilimanjaro Climb - 8 days MapTrek, Cycle and Sightsee

Mt Kilimanjaro Climb

8 days | FROM USD $4,295

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

Leopard | African Safaris | AfricaBest of Kenya & Tanzania - 11 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Best of Kenya & Tanzania

11 days | FROM USD $2,555

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

Nungwi Beach | Zanzibar | AfricaZebras & Zanzibar - 11 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Zebras & Zanzibar

11 days | FROM USD $1,575

The perfect combo of action and idyllic island relaxation! Go wild in...

Masai men under Acacia trees | Kenya East Africa Encompassed - 16 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

East Africa Encompassed

16 days | FROM USD $3,235

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

Rhinos | African Safaris | AfricaZimbabwe to Zanzibar - 16 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Zimbabwe to Zanzibar

16 days | FROM USD $1,765

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

Zanzibar Beaches | Zanzibar | TanzaniaZanzibar to Zimbabwe - 16 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Zanzibar to Zimbabwe

16 days | FROM USD $1,765

From Dar es Salaam, enjoy sun, sea and sand on the tropical island of...

Running Cheetah | African Safaris | AfricaWildlife Express - 22 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Wildlife Express

22 days | FROM USD $2,245

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

Lioness | African Safari | AfricaWildlife Express Northbound - 22 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Wildlife Express Northbound

22 days | FROM USD $2,245

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

Gorillas | Uganda | AfricaGorilla Trek and Tanzania - 25 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Gorilla Trek and Tanzania

25 days | FROM USD $3,035

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

Gorilla | Uganda | AfricaGorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound - 25 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Gorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound

25 days | FROM USD $3,035

Start your African adventure with a taste of the tropics on the...

Lioness and Cub | Safari | AfricaWildlife, Falls and Beaches - 27 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Wildlife, Falls and Beaches

27 days | FROM USD $4,115

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

Leopard in a tree | African Safaris | AfricaKenya to Kruger - 33 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Kenya to Kruger

33 days | FROM USD $3,035

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

Male Lions | African Safaris | AfricaKruger to Kenya - 33 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Kruger to Kenya

33 days | FROM USD $3,035

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

Herd of Elephants | Africa Safaris | AfricaBig Five Safari Explorer - 36 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Big Five Safari Explorer

36 days | FROM USD $3,825

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

Elephants | Africa Overland Safaris | AfricaBig Five Explorer Safari Northbound - 36 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound

36 days | FROM USD $3,825

Starting at Victoria Falls, Africa's adrenaline capital and finishing...

Okavango Delta | Botswana | AfricaAn African Adventure - 37 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

An African Adventure

37 days | FROM USD $3,335

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

Dune 45 | Sossusvlei | NamibiaAn African Adventure Southbound - 37 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

An African Adventure Southbound

37 days | FROM USD $3,335

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

Table Mountain | Cape Town | South Africa | AfricaKenya to Cape - 43 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Kenya to Cape

43 days | FROM USD $3,825

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

Hippo in Chobe | Botswana | On The Go ToursCape to Kenya -  43 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Cape to Kenya

43 days | FROM USD $3,825

Embark on an overland journey across almost half the African Continent...

Zebras | African Safaris | AfricaThe Big Overlander - 47 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

The Big Overlander

47 days | FROM USD $4,915

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

Baboon and baby | African Safaris | AfricaThe Big Overlander Northbound - 47 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

The Big Overlander Northbound

47 days | FROM USD $4,915

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

Lions in Samburu National Park | Kenya | AfricaGreat African Expedition - 57 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Great African Expedition

57 days | FROM USD $5,495

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

Samburu Tribe | Kenya | AfricaGreat African Expedition North - 57 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Great African Expedition North

57 days | FROM USD $5,495

An epic 57 day expedition travelling through South Africa, Namibia,...

Our overland camping safaris in Tanzania range from 11 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

Lion in the Serengeti | TanzaniaTanzania Wildlife Breakaway - 7 days MapIconic Experiences, Local Partners

Tanzania Wildlife Breakaway

7 days | FROM USD $3,825

Explore some of the best game areas in Tanzania. Visit the famous...

Giraffe | African Safaris | AfricaTanzania Wildlife Week - 7 days MapIconic Experiences, Local Partners

Tanzania Wildlife Week

7 days | FROM USD $3,965

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

Zebras | African Safaris | AfricaKenya & Tanzania Trails - 13 days MapIconic Experiences, Local Partners

Kenya & Tanzania Trails

13 days | FROM USD $6,395

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

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

On safari | Serengeti | TanzaniaWild About Tanzania - 10 days MapTailored To Suit You

Wild About Tanzania

10 days | FROM USD $6,995

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

Masai Tribe | Kenya & Tanzania | AfricaThe Best of East Africa - 12 days MapTailored To Suit You

The Best of East Africa

12 days | FROM USD $9,195

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

Dhow boat Zanzibar | Tanzania | AfricaTanzania Safari & Beach - 14 days MapTailored To Suit You

Tanzania Safari & Beach

14 days | FROM USD $7,425

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

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.

Elephants | Amboseli National Park | Kenya

Tailor-made Holidays

Whatever it is that brings you to Tanzania, let our expert tailor-made team put together the perfect itinerary. From looking for the Big Five on safari in the Serengeti, relaxing on the beaches of Zanzibar and Pemba or even climbing to the lofty heights of Kilimanjaro – we’ve got it all covered. Let us know what you want to see and do and we’ll do the rest, providing our top picks of lodges and hotels for your budget and taste.

Tanzania tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.48 out of 5 based on 27 recent reviews — See All Tanzania Reviews

Great value tour, we really enjoyed ourselves.

A few members of the tour seemed upset about having to make tents, help with cooking and cleaning for lunches and dinners, etc. But we thought that part of the tour was fine and it helped get to know the guide, cook and driver when we were working with them.

We would have liked to spend a bit more time with people in Tanzania and Kenya in order to get more of a feel for the countries. So, some free time in some local communities would have been nicer, the Maasai village seemed a bit too structured rather than just getting a chance to talk to the people for example. The way the orphanage visit was set up was great though, as we got some time with the kids during dinner and got to chat with them on our own.

The game drives were great, especially paying extra for the jeep in the Masai Mara. It was our highlight of the tour.

We came away loving Africa and wanting to come back. We will be considering On The Go for our next tour as well.”  

Rachel Westgarth • Submitted 5 Mar 2018

Excellent tour with great guides, truck drivers, and cooks. Would highly recommend travelling Africa via On The Go overland tours. Excellent value for money and most importantly we felt safe at all times.”  

Natalie Howes • Submitted 27 Feb 2018

An amazing journey though Africa over 57 days. Great sights and experiences, On The Go Tours have put together a fantastic trip. You’ll see the best Africa has to offer and have a chance at one in a lifetime experiences. The different crew members over these legs made the trip even more memorable in particular our last leader Onary. Our cooks kept us well fed including some delicous local dishes. If you have the time do this trip. ”  

Nathan Burgess • Submitted 17 Feb 2018

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.