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

With over a third of the country dedicated as protected areas and home to Africa's famed Big 5 as well as over 120 different tribes, it's no wonder Tanzania frequently tops the list of favourite safari destinations. Visit during the Great Migration for one of the greatest shows on Earth as millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle follow a well-trodden path in search of fresh grazing.

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Year-round you'll discover that Tanzania is a land of outstanding natural beauty from the vast plains of the Serengeti to the dramatic Ngorongoro Crater, crowned by the iconic Mt. Kilimanjaro, the world's largest free-standing mountain. Then there's the idyllic Zanzibar Archipelago where several pristine islands lie off Tanzania's coast in the Indian Ocean. With fine white sand beaches, palm-fringed shores and crystal clear waters, Zanzibar and its neighbouring islands are a slice of paradise that beautifully complement a 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.

Top Tanzania Travel Deals and Upcoming Tours

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom GBPDealMap
Gorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound - 25 days Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 27 Jun 2018 £1,036 was £1,295 20% off Gorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound - 25 days Map
An African Adventure Southbound - 37 days Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 29 Jun 2018 £1,116 was £1,395 20% off An African Adventure Southbound - 37 days Map
Zanzibar to Zimbabwe - 16 days Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 29 Jun 2018 £604 was £755 20% off Zanzibar to Zimbabwe - 16 days Map
Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound - 36 days Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 30 Jun 2018 £1,292 was £1,615 20% off Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound - 36 days Map
Zimbabwe to Zanzibar - 16 days Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 30 Jun 2018 £604 was £755 20% off Zimbabwe to Zanzibar - 16 days Map
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Tanzania Overland Camping Safaris

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

Mt Kilimanjaro Climb

8 days | FROM £2,895

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

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Best of Kenya & Tanzania

11 days | FROM £1,075

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

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Zebras & Zanzibar

11 days | FROM £655

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

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East Africa Encompassed

16 days | FROM £1,395

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

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Zimbabwe to Zanzibar

16 days | FROM £755

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

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Zanzibar to Zimbabwe

16 days | FROM £755

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

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Wildlife Express

22 days | FROM £965

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

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Wildlife Express Northbound

22 days | FROM £965

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

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Gorilla Trek and Tanzania

25 days | FROM £1,295

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

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Gorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound

25 days | FROM £1,295

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

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Wildlife, Falls and Beaches

27 days | FROM £1,795

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

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Kenya to Kruger

33 days | FROM £1,295

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

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Kruger to Kenya

33 days | FROM £1,295

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

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Big Five Safari Explorer

36 days | FROM £1,615

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

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Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound

36 days | FROM £1,615

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

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An African Adventure

37 days | FROM £1,395

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

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An African Adventure Southbound

37 days | FROM £1,395

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

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Kenya to Cape

43 days | FROM £1,615

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

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Cape to Kenya

43 days | FROM £1,615

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

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The Big Overlander

47 days | FROM £2,055

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

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The Big Overlander Northbound

47 days | FROM £2,055

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

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Great African Expedition

57 days | FROM £2,335

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

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Great African Expedition North

57 days | FROM £2,335

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

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Tanzania Wildlife Breakaway

7 days | FROM £2,355

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

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Tanzania Wildlife Week

7 days | FROM £2,685

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

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Kenya & Tanzania Trails

13 days | FROM £4,325

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

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

Wild About Tanzania

10 days | FROM £6,595

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 £6,225

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 £5,025

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

This trip was superb, We had a wonderful time and saw so many animals, many times more than we had expected. Our guide, Leah, was friendly, enthusiastic, and helpful. Our cook, Reuben, was a miracle worker, preparing so many delicious meals using rudimentary outdoor equipment. To our delight, we discovered that several campsites offered showers. Similarly, several provided the option to locally upgrade to a room instead of a tent. ”  

Mona Knock • Submitted 10 Jun 2018

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

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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.

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.

Booking your Tanzania tour from United Kingdom

To book your tour to Tanzania, please call us on 020-7371-1113, email us at 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:

Sutton - Flight Centre

Unit K3, St Nicholas Shopping Centre, Sutton, Surrey, UK
020-8288 1022
Zebras & Zanzibar - 11 days

Bristol (High Street) - Flight Centre

46 High Street, Bristol, UK
0117 934 9204
Tanzania Safari & Beach - 14 days

Clapham Northcote 2 - Flight Centre

14-16 Northcote Road, Clapham, London, UK
0207 799 7470
Kenya to Cape - 43 days

Goodge Street - Flight Centre

64 Goodge Street, London, UK
020-7916 0600
The Big Overlander - 47 days