Safaris and Tours in Tanzania

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

If you think of Africa and picture never-ending plains teeming with large beasts and big cats lazing under lone acacia trees then it's likely you're imagining Tanzania, the quintessential safari destination. The vast savanna of the Serengeti is world-famous and every year plays host to the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle in search of fresh grazing.

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The nearby Ngorongoro Crater is totally unique and practically untouched even after millions of years with some of the earliest human remains found in the Olduvai Gorge, one of the world's most important prehistoric sites. Today over 120 different tribal peoples call Tanzania home, each with their distinct traditions, dress and language. If this wasn't enough to lure you then off the coast lies the pristine tropical islands of the Zanzibar archipelago, the ideal end to any safari adventure.

Choose from our selection of overland camping expeditions travelling by truck or opt for a more intimate experience on a small group lodge-accommodated safari or tailor-made holiday that take in Tanzania's top spots.

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Tanzania Overland Camping Safaris

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Leopard | African Safaris | AfricaBest of Kenya & Tanzania - 11 days Map

Best of Kenya & Tanzania

11 days | FROM NZD $3,495

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

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Nungwi Beach | Zanzibar | AfricaZebras & Zanzibar - 11 days Map

Zebras & Zanzibar

11 days | FROM NZD $2,195

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

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Masai men under Acacia trees | Kenya East Africa Encompassed - 16 days Map

East Africa Encompassed

16 days | FROM NZD $4,745

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

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Zimbabwe to Zanzibar

16 days | FROM NZD $2,395

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

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Zanzibar Beaches | Zanzibar | TanzaniaZanzibar to Zimbabwe - 16 days Map

Zanzibar to Zimbabwe

16 days | FROM NZD $2,395

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

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Running Cheetah | African Safaris | AfricaWildlife Express - 22 days Map

Wildlife Express

22 days | FROM NZD $3,095

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

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Lioness | African Safari | AfricaWildlife Express Northbound - 22 days Map

Wildlife Express Northbound

22 days | FROM NZD $3,095

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

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Gorilla Trek and Tanzania

25 days | FROM NZD $4,145

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

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Gorilla | Uganda | AfricaGorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound - 25 days Map

Gorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound

25 days | FROM NZD $4,145

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

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Lioness and Cub | Safari | AfricaWildlife, Falls and Beaches - 27 days Map

Wildlife, Falls and Beaches

27 days | FROM NZD $5,795

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

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Leopard in a tree | African Safaris | AfricaKenya to Kruger - 33 days Map

Kenya to Kruger

33 days | FROM NZD $4,145

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

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Lions Resting | Tanzania | On The Go ToursKruger to Kenya - 33 days Map

Kruger to Kenya

33 days | FROM NZD $4,145

Travel from Johannesburg to Nairobi, enjoy a real African adventure ...

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Herd of Elephants | Africa Safaris | AfricaBig Five Safari Explorer - 36 days Map

Big Five Safari Explorer

36 days | FROM NZD $5,195

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

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Elephants | Africa Overland Safaris | AfricaBig Five Explorer Safari Northbound - 36 days Map

Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound

36 days | FROM NZD $5,195

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

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Okavango Delta | Botswana | AfricaAn African Adventure - 37 days Map

An African Adventure

37 days | FROM NZD $4,545

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

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An African Adventure Southbound

37 days | FROM NZD $4,545

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

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Table Mountain | Cape Town | South Africa | AfricaKenya to Cape - 43 days Map

Kenya to Cape

43 days | FROM NZD $5,145

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

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Hippo in Chobe | Botswana | On The Go ToursCape to Kenya -  43 days Map

Cape to Kenya

43 days | FROM NZD $5,145

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

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Zebras | African Safaris | AfricaThe Big Overlander - 47 days Map

The Big Overlander

47 days | FROM NZD $6,545

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

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Gorilla with her baby | Uganda | On The Go ToursThe Big Overlander Northbound - 47 days Map

The Big Overlander Northbound

47 days | FROM NZD $6,545

Discover seven different countries, travelling from South Africa...

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Lions in Samburu National Park | Kenya | AfricaGreat African Expedition - 57 days Map

Great African Expedition

57 days | FROM NZD $7,495

Our longest tour to Africa covers nine incredible countries, from...

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Samburu Tribe | Kenya | AfricaGreat African Expedition North - 57 days Map

Great African Expedition North

57 days | FROM NZD $7,495

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

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Mount Kilimanjaro | Tanzania | AfricaMt Kilimanjaro Climb - 8 days Map

Mt Kilimanjaro Climb

8 days | FROM NZD $6,845

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

Tanzania Lodge Accommodated Safaris

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Tanzania Wildlife Week

7 days | FROM NZD $5,645

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

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Zebras | African Safaris | AfricaKenya & Tanzania Trails - 13 days Map

Kenya & Tanzania Trails

13 days | FROM NZD $9,995

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

Tanzania Safari Holidays

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Zanzibar Beaches | Zanzibar | TanzaniaSimply Zanzibar - 5 days Map

Simply Zanzibar

5 days | FROM NZD $1,695

From the historic Stone Town in the old part of Zanzibar City to the...

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On safari | Serengeti | TanzaniaWild About Tanzania - 10 days Map

Wild About Tanzania

10 days | FROM NZD $9,995

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

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Masai Tribe | Kenya & Tanzania | AfricaThe Best of East Africa - 12 days Map

The Best of East Africa

12 days | FROM NZD $14,545

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

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Dhow boat Zanzibar | Tanzania | AfricaTanzania Safari & Beach - 14 days Map

Tanzania Safari & Beach

14 days | FROM NZD $10,645

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

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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 4.68 out of 5 based on 31 recent reviews — See All Tanzania Reviews

Literally the most amazing experience of my life, joined 2 tours across the the experience and both were unreal. The crew on the trucks are absolutely fantastic, really knowledgeable guide, wonderful cook and a safe and accurate driver. More importantly they encouraged the group to create such a family unit that my friend and I both cried all the way to the airport because we had to leave them. The experience itself was an amazing mix of beaches, wildlife and falls and the itinerary provided was absolutely correct. Would recommend this trip to anyone and I certainly will be using on the go in the future”  

Katrina Tyson • Submitted 8 Oct 2019

Our guide was superb, he was honest, considerate and full of excellent advice on travelling through the areas we were going. In the same way our cook, Peter was fantastic - every meal was exceptionally good and the team was completed by a fantastic driver Peterson, who made sure that we were always comfortable on the bus, despite the pot holes. We visited some fantastic places and the included game drives and activities were excellent - the local guides used were always top quality.

The long days driving through Tanzania were challenging, although we were expecting this but leaving one place in the dark and arriving in the dark at the next, travelling all day on two consecutive days was tedious. ”  

Lisa Cashmore • Submitted 30 Jul 2019

We had a marvellous time with our guide, cook and driver. We formed a lasting bond. I found Chris to be very very knowledgeable and always on top of everything we needed to do during our tour. He helped us out even before being asked and was full of fun and joined in our games and music and stories and laughter.

This is my second trip with On the Go tours and both have been fabulous. ”  

Shauna Lorincz • Submitted 25 May 2019

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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.

Highlights of our Tanzania safaris

Tanzania offers everything you could possibly ask of a safari destination - remarkable national parks, abundant wildlife, pristine beaches, towering mountains and ancient cultures. Here are the highlights you can look forward to on one of our safari trips.

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti | Tanzania | Africa

Travel across the vast grassy plains of the famed Serengeti on a game drive in search of the Big 5 and to witness the various cycles of East Africa's Great Wildebeest Migration.

Ngorongoro Crater

Head into the ancient volcanic caldera of the Ngorongoro Crater, home to an unparalleled concentration of wildlife including one of the densest populations of Masai lion.

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara NP | Tanzania | Africa

Admire what Ernest Hemingway described as the ‘loveliest lake in Africa’ with a game drive around the shallow, alkaline waters of Lake Manyara where candy-coloured flamingos congregate.

Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro | Tanzania | Africa

Take on the challenge of Mount Kilimanjaro, standing at a height of 5,896-metres and the highest mountain in Africa, comprised of three volcanic cones with various hiking routes.

Booking your Tanzania tour from New Zealand

To book your tour to Tanzania, please call us on 0800-44-77-69, email us at nz-info@onthegotours.com or book online. Alternatively, we work with a number of travel agents, so you can book through your travel agent if you prefer. Recent travel agents that booked a trip to Tanzania with us:

Lambton Quay A Flight Centre

182 Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
+64 4471 2995
Big Five Safari Explorer - 36 days

Infinity North - Flight Centre NEW ZEALAND

Level 3, 124 Vincent Street, Auckland, New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9301 9124
Big Five Safari Explorer - 36 days

Johnsonville Flight Centre

Johnsonville Shopping Centre, Main Road, Johnsonville, Wellingto, New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
+64 4478 8277
East Africa Encompassed - 16 days

Lambton Quay A Flight Centre

182 Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
+64 4471 2995
Best of Kenya & Tanzania - 11 days