Tanzania Safari Tours and Holidays

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

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom USDDealMap
Zimbabwe to Zanzibar - 16 days Victoria Falls 05 Nov 2016 USD $1,615 Zimbabwe to Zanzibar - 16 days Map
Tanzania Wildlife Week - 7 days Kilimanjaro 05 Nov 2016 USD $6,565 Tanzania Wildlife Week - 7 days Map
Kenya & Tanzania Trails - 13 days Nairobi 06 Nov 2016 USD $11,015 Kenya & Tanzania Trails - 13 days Map
Big Five Safari Explorer - 36 days Nairobi 12 Nov 2016 USD $3,505 Big Five Safari Explorer - 36 days Map
An African Adventure - 37 days Cape Town 12 Nov 2016 USD $3,055 An African Adventure - 37 days Map

Tanzania Overland Safari Tours

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...

Nungwi Beach | Zanzibar | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Zebras & Zanzibar

11 days | FROM USD $1,435

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

Masai men under Acacia trees | Kenya Active Days, Rustic Nights

East Africa Encompassed

16 days | FROM USD $2,960

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

Rhinos | African Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Zimbabwe to Zanzibar

16 days | FROM USD $1,615

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

Running Cheetah | African Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Wildlife Express

22 days | FROM USD $2,065

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

Gorillas | Uganda | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Gorilla Trek and Tanzania

25 days | FROM USD $2,785

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

Flamingos in Lake Nakuru | Kenya | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Flamingos to Falls

27 days | FROM USD $3,775

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

Leopard in a tree | African Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Kenya to Kruger

33 days | FROM USD $2,785

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

Herd of Elephants | Africa Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Big Five Safari Explorer

36 days | FROM USD $3,505

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

Okavango Delta | Botswana | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

An African Adventure

37 days | FROM USD $3,055

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

Pride of lions | Serengeti | TanzaniaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Kenya to Cape

43 days | FROM USD $3,505

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

Zebras | African Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

The Big Overlander

47 days | FROM USD $4,405

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

Giraffe | African Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Great African Expedition

57 days | FROM USD $5,035

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

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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.

Tanzania Lodge accommodated safaris

Giraffe | African Safaris | AfricaCultural Experiences, Local Partners

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...

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 | 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...

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...

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 tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.62 out of 5 based on 21 recent reviews — See All Tanzania Reviews

I cannot express my gratitude towards Hesbon, Reuben Mwendwa and Jacob Hinga enough. I have worked as a manager for a long time now and I can assure you that you simply cannot recruit, train or buy the expertise, passion and professionalism that these gentlemen gave throughout my visit in Africa.

Hesbon clearly had a deep knowledge of Kenya, Tanzania, wildlife and the culture. Nothing was ever a problem and he was a friend as apposed to a guide. He did everything to ensure that I (we) felt comfortable and I soon felt at home in a country that was so far away and different. Thanks to Hesbon I have the most excellent memories, photos and an experience that has left such a positive impact on my life.

I must also mention how much passion, effort and care went into the food. It was a privilege to work with Reuben and how one man can produce such a variety of exquisite food over a charcoal fire and a gas ring is truly inspirational! He was so laid back, lovely to work under and again added to a most fantastic atmosphere throughout the trip. I have never been so happy to chop vegetables or wash pans!

Jacob was a master of the road and indeed watching him maneuver the truck as though it was a Mini was both exhilarating and fascinating. Other than the fact that Africa drive on the same side of the road as to us, that was the only similarity. Jacob made sure we remained safe on the rugged savanna roads whilst also making every effort to avoid the 'bumps'. Despite driving for hours at a time, Jacob was always alert and great to talk to.

If I can only nominate Hesbon for recognition then so be it but I cannot champion enough the team. They are a true asset to your company and if this feedback can be sent to a director level I would gladly break-down in a very detailed level how much effort and care went in from all of them.

One last time, you have a very very good team in Kenya. I/we all formed a lifetime friendship and that they have my up most respect, I know they are 100%reliable and I would trust all of them deeply. Those three men have ensured that I will definitely use your company again! ”  

Edward Leddy-Owen • Submitted 12 Oct 2016

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

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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.

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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

On the Road | Africa Overlanding | Africa

About Overland Safaris

Infomation on travelling through Tanzania on a overland safari

Etosha National Park | Lodge Safaris | Africa

About Lodge Safaris

More about our lodge accommodated safaris in Africa

Crossing the Mara River | Migration | Africa

The Great Migration

The best places and times to see the great migration

Herd of Elephants | African Safaris | Africa

Spotting Africa's Big 5

Our guide to the best places to see the Big 5

Giraffe and Zebra | African Safaris | Africa

Safari Wildlife Guide

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

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.

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.

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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