Tailor-made Luxury Holidays
Our Tanzania Safari Expert
I love Tanzania for its diversity. Whether you are there to see the Wildebeest Migration in the Serengeti, the chimps in Western Tanzania or the large herds of elephants in Ruaha, Tanzania is a safari destination that can be visited again and again.Contact Georgie
My recent trip in Tanzania
Why Tanzania for your safari?
Advice from our Africa experts on choosing the right destination for your safari
From the Flamingoes of Manayara National Park, to the lion prides of the Serengeti and the numerous pods of hippo in the Selous, Tanzania offers one of the greatest varieties of wildlife in Africa. With 23 different national park and game reserves and over 110,000 ks2 of protected landcape to choose from, there is something for each and every family.
Tanzania is home to some of the most celebrated parks in Africa. Explore the North, taking in the vast plains of the Serengeti or the great highlands of Ngorongoro Crater. For something different, discover the secrets of the South, tracking wild dog in Ruaha National Park or walking along the banks of the Rufiji River in Selous Game Reserve, looking out for the ever elusive leopard! Tanzania is a destination that can be visited so many times, and you will find that you can have varied experiences with every visit.
Only a nine hour flight via Nairobi and Amsterdam, Tanzania is one of the most accessible countries in Africa, making it an ideal safari destination. With VIP meet and assist at every airport as standard practise for us, Tanzania's logistics are straightforwad and stress-free, making it a must for those wanting to try somewhere new.
The Great Wildebeest Migration
Tanzania, and more specifically the Serengeti, is home to a very special spectacle of nature, the Great Wildebeest Migration. Our team make time to visit a variety of lodges in Tanzania each year to get the scoop on where is best to see the vast number of wildebeest make these treacherous river crossings in order to find greener grasses. We make it our priority to work with camps that move with the migration, in order to guarantee the best possible location to view this unforgettable wildlife experience.
Suggested itineraries for your safari
An outline of our favourite combinations
Highlights of Northern Tanzania
- Revel in the diversity and awe at the spectacular scenery of Northern Tanzania. From the serene beauty of Tarangire National Park, to the magnificent highlands of Ngorongoro Crater before finishing in the home of safari, the Serengeti.
- From approximately £5,500 per person inc. flights and transfers, based on two sharing for 8 nights. Fully inclusive on safari all meals, drinks, safari activities and regional flights.
- 3 x Nights at Kuro Tarangire, 2 x nights at Entamanu in the highlands of Ngorongoro Crater and 3 x nights at Serengeti Safari Camp.
Best of the West
- Try something completely different and explore the unspoilt and untouched Katavi National Park, before trekking with Chimps in Mahale National Park for an unforgettable safari experience.
- From approximately £7,500 per person based on two sharing for 7 nights. Fully inclusive on safari including all meals, drinks, safari activities, transfers and regional flights.
- 3 x nights at Chada Katavi followed by 4 x nights at Greystoke Mahale.
Secrets of the South
- This itinerary combines Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park and the white sand beaches of Zanzibar. This itinerary is perfect for anyone looking to get off the beaten track and discover what makes the southern parks of Tanzania so special.
- From approximately £7,500 per person based on two sharing for 10 nights. Full board in Zanzibar and fully inclusive on safari including all meals, drinks, safari activities, transfers and regional flights.
- 3 x Nights in Kigelia Ruaha in Ruaha, 3 x Nights at Sand Rivers Selous in Selous, followed by 4 x Nights at Matemwe on the beach.
Tanzania's safari highlights
Showcasing the diversity of Tanzania
Home to the Great Wildebeest Migration this vast savanna landscape provides some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa. Spreading from the short grass plains in the north to the wooded foothills of Ngorongoro Crater.
The Ngorongoro Crater
One of the most uniquely beautiful landscapes in Africa this giant volcanic crater and UNESCO world heritage site is home a fantastic array of both wildlife and culture.
Ruaha National Park
Spreading over 20,000 square Km's The Ruaha national park is one of east Africa's largest national parks. Huge herds of elephants roam the plains and with 571 species of birds, the park is a haven for naturalists.
The Selous Game Reserve
With walking, boat rides and game drives all on offer the Selous allows you to experience safari like nowhere else. Wild and untamed the Selous is the perfect place for those looking for a taste of adventure.
Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks
Tarangire National Park is the sixth largest in Tanzania, with excellent density of game and in particular, the Reserve is famed for it's large elephant herds. Birdlife is prolific with plenty of colour including yellow-billed and saddle-billed stalks. You will also find orange-bellied parrots and barbets in the Tarangire river throughout the year. A short drive from Arusha, we find that Tarangire is a lovely place to stay for a couple of nights safari at the beginning or end of your northern circuit. Lake Manyara National Park is also a good choice as a soft introduction to a safari, for a 1 or 2 night stay option following a stay in the Serengeti or Ngorongoro Crater. The park is famous for its tree climbing lions, good elephants, flamingos and baboons, although the scenic beauty of the park itself certainly makes it worth a visit. The lake itself takes up much of the park, leaving a strip of land running along its shores where game concentrates.
If you are looking to get off the beaten track then Western Tanzania is a great destination. Rarely a choice for the first time safari, Katavi National Park and the Mahale Mountains National Park receive only a tiny fraction of the visitors to Tanzania's more famous reserves. Nomad Tanzania are the champions of Western Tanzania, their Chada Katavi Camp is safari at its unadulterated best, a simple but extremely comfortable bush camp with excellent guides and everything you could possibly need to make the most of a Katavi safari. Combined with the unique Greystoke Mahale where you'll cruise the waters of Lake Tanganyika, Africa's deepest lake and the longest in the world, swimming in the cool waters and fishing from your dhow for sashimi to be enjoyed later with a sundowner in Big Bird, Greystoke's famous cocktail bar.