A land of contrasts, this East African country boasts vast stretches of plains and plateaus, as well as pristine beaches along its Indian Ocean coast, along with Africa’s highest mountain (Mt Kilimanjaro); the world’s largest caldera, or volcanic depression (the Ngorongoro Crater); the world’s second deepest lake (Lake Tanganyika); and the world’s second largest freshwater lake (Lake Victoria). Add to this the friendly and welcoming people, and, of course, the incredible wildlife in the numerous national parks and conservation areas throughout the country, and you have a destination that is not to be missed.
About a quarter of mainland Tanzania is made up of national parks, reserves and conservation areas, including the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation area, Kilimanjaro National Park and Selous Game Reserve, which have all been designated UNESCO World Heritage sites, making Tanzania one of the top safari destinations in Africa.
After your safari, head to the magic of the coast, relax on the beautiful beaches, and take a trip out on a traditional wooden dhow. For the perfect way to round off your trip to Tanzania, a few days on the island of Zanzibar (or Pemba, for a slightly less touristy destination), is not to be missed. On the “Spice Island” of Zanzibar, enjoy a sundowner overlooking the ocean from a rooftop bar in Stone Town; savour the rich aromas of the spices for which the island is famous; visit the daily seafood market for a taste of the local catch of the day; shop in the colourful markets; then laze on the beaches of the north coast and swim in the turquoise blue waters.
OUR SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS OF TANZANIA:
Witness the Great Migration
Witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of the Great Migration in Tanzania. Millions of wildebeest and zebra traverse the Serengeti, braving rivers and predators. This natural marvel unfolds against the backdrop of the Serengeti's vast plains, creating an unforgettable safari experience where the circle of life plays out in all its untamed glory.
Pemba Island, Zanzibar's hidden gem, invites with pristine beaches, lush spice plantations, and vibrant coral reefs. A haven for divers and nature enthusiasts, it promises an escape into tranquility. Discover the authentic charm of this untouched paradise, where turquoise waters and rich cultural experiences await.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania cradles the world's largest volcanic caldera. Home to diverse wildlife and the Maasai people, it's a UNESCO World Heritage site where breathtaking landscapes and the rich tapestry of African life converge. Safari through this natural wonder for an immersive journey into the heart of Tanzania's wildlife and culture.
Stone Town in Zanzibar is a UNESCO World Heritage site, boasting winding alleys, historic architecture, and vibrant markets. Immerse in the island's cultural tapestry, explore spice markets, and visit iconic sites like the House of Wonders. This enchanting town offers a blend of history, culture, and coastal charm, providing a captivating introduction to Zanzibar's unique identity.
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SAMPLE TANZANIA LUXURY HOLIDAY ITINERARIES:
Dar es Salaam / Mikumi National Park / Ruaha National Park / Udzungwa Mountains National Park / Selous Game Reserve
Discover southern Tanzania’s vast wilderness area, noted for its striking topography and herds of elephant in some of the country's largest and least-visited parks. This tranquil combination never fails to impress.
Arusha / Lake Manyara National Park / Ngorongoro Crater / Serengeti National Park / Pemba Island
Explore "Noah’s Ark", East Africa’s Garden of Eden on the plains of the Ngorogoro Crater floor, and discover life untroubled by the temptations of greener grass on the other side. Follow this with a beach holiday on the idyllic Pemba Island, and you have the perfect combination of "bush and beach".
KENYA & TANZANIA SAFARI
Samburu National Reserve / Aberdare National Park / Lake Naivasha / Masai Mara / Amboseli National Park / Lake Manyara National Park / Serengeti National Park / Ngorongoro Crater
Capture the very essence of East Africa. Combine some of the most stunning locations such as the Masai Mara, and Serengeti and Amboseli National Parks, with Lakes Nakuru and Naivasha, for an unforgettable experience. Stay in some amazing tented camps and lodges that bring nature right to your doorstep.
Arusha / Tarangire National Park / Ngorongoro Crater / Serengeti National Park
Synonymous with safari is the wildebeest migration, the "world cup of wildlife", that sees over 1 million wildebeest, along with countless zebras and other herbivores, crossing the plains of East Africa every year, in a clockwise direction, on their search for good grazing.
LUXURY NORTHERN TANZANIA AND ZANZIBAR
Arusha / Tarangire National Park / Ngorongoro Crater / Central Serengeti / Dongwe / Stone town
A journey through a land blessed with some of the most dramatic terrain, this holiday will take you through the plains of the Serengeti, past Mt. Kilimanjaro and on to the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar, to make it a very unique holiday experience.
Adventure, culture, beach, honeymoon, family
GMT+ 1 hours
When to go:
July to September
Julius Nyerere (DAR)
9 hours approx
Some are recommended or required by the Centres for Disease Control and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
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