DESIGNER HOLIDAYS & HONEYMOONS IN Tanzania

A premier African safari destination, where international travelers are drawn to the most intense game viewing. Discover the unspoiled landscapes and prolific wildlife with a holiday in Tanzania. From Wildebeest migrations to lakes and beaches, Tanzania has it all.

  • Tanzania plays host to Lake Victoria – the world’s largest tropical lake, Lake Tanganyika – the second deepest in the world plus Lake Malawi – renowned for its highest concentration of cichlid fish species in the world
  • Feel the ground tremble in the annual migration as hundreds of thousand hooves move across one of Africa’s open savannahs in search of food and water. Get front row seats to incredible predator and prey interactions, with increased chances of witnessing a kill during your safari.
  • Wash the dust off your feet from days in the African bush with a beach break on the postcard perfect beaches on the mainland or offshore in Zanzibar. Palm-fringed powder white sands and warm, turquoise waters teeming with eclectic marine life.
  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s capital city. Visit the vibrant markets and explore the many wonderful restaurants for a taste of local and international cuisine. Have some fun on the beaches and take in the fascinating architecture.
  • Arusha – The ideal springboard for a Northern Circuit safari. Make a stop at Arusha National Park for some wildlife viewing. Enjoy canoeing safaris and shopping before heading out to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

TOP 5 TANZANIA HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Tarangire National Park   Ever heard of tree climbing lions? Visit Tarangire and observe these big cats as they hunt prey or simply lounge on trees! All the Big 5 and other rare species including gerenuk and fringe-eared oryx occur here.
  2. Serengeti National Park   Voted Africa’s top safari destination – home to the Wildebeest Migration. Extraordinary photographic opportunities and clear visuals of lion kills on the vast open plains. Explore this region on board a hot air balloon.
  3. Selous Game Reserve   Are you a trophy hunter or avid photographer? Pack your hunting gear or your best lenses and head to Selous Game Reserve today! High concentrations of game, over 2,100 plant species plus prolific birds – a genuine nature lover’s playground.
  4. Ngorongoro Crater Conservancy Area   Get your full dose of explosive game viewing within nature’s amphitheater. Black manned lions hunt within yards of your vehicle – this is the ultimate safari experience. Crown that with a tour of Olduvai Gorge where over 3,6 million year old fossils, including the remains of homo habilis were discovered.
  5. Lake Manyara National Park   If you are looking to see elephants in their numbers, Lake Manyara National Park comes highly recommended. See creatures great and small – tree climbing lions, Egyptian mongoose, cape buffalo, plus lots more. Day and night game drives, abseiling and mountain biking are some of the thrills up for grab.

TIPS FOR TRAVELING TANZANIA

CURRENCY   Tanzanian Shilling (TZS) is the local currency. The US Dollar along with Pound sterling and the Euro are also accepted. Major international hotels, shops and restaurants accept credit cards. ATM’s are only available in big cities.

CLIMATE   The climate is tropical and coastal areas are hot and humid, while the northwestern highlands are cool and temperate. There are two rainy seasons; the short rains are generally from October to December, while the long rains last from March to June. The central plateau tends to be dry and arid throughout the year.

WHAT TO PACK   If your safari is in winter, you will need a fleece or jacket for those early morning and evening game drives. Maybe even consider gloves and a beanie. Summer months are hot and humid though light showers can take place. T-shirts, shorts and costumes for cooling off in the lodge pools. Light weight and cotton with earth colours is best for safari. For those who burn easily, consider long sleeve shirts, as well as suntan lotion and a cap. Mosquito repellent is a must.

PEAK HOLIDAY SEASON   With average mid day temperatures ranging 28°C, Tanzania is a year round destination. For safaris and game viewing in the southern parks, the cooler months of June – August is the best time to come as wildlife will be better sighted. In the Serengeti, the annual wildebeest migration is usually best spotted between December – May.

 

 

 

OUR SELECTION: THE BEST Tanzania HOLIDAYS & HONEYMOONS

Over the past 21 years we have booked more than ten thousand custom holidays across Africa.
The selection of designer holidays presented below is based on customer feedback and represents ‘the best of the best’.
If you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for please contact us personally — with more than 1,000 selected partner properties in 16 countries we can and will create your dream holiday or honeymoon.

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Matemwe Retreat Soaking In The Sun Deck Area

This great itinerary is a perfect combo of the lesser explored regions of Selous National Park and Ruaha. Two beautiful lodges are featured in this itinerary. Finish off with a 3 night trip to the magical spice island of Zanzibar to soak up some sunshine along tropical beaches. Search no more for your ultimate bush and beach safari experience.

Southern Tanzania Bush and Beach
  • 3 Nights at Kwihala Camp, Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
  • 3 Nights at Sand Rivers Selous, Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
  • 3 Nights at Matemwe Lodge, North Coast, Zanzibar
9 Nights From $5 060
Per person sharing

Sayari Camp Rock Pool Serengeti Lodge Guest Tent

This double country game viewing itinerary combines the best of southern Kenya with northern Tanzania as it visits the famed Maasai Mara and Serengeti nature reserves. Having spent 10 days of constant safaris, head off to the majestic tropical island of Zanzibar to relax and soak up the sun as you reflect on your safari experiences. This is as good as it gets for east African safaris.

Ultimate East Africa Safari
  • 1 Nights at Giraffe Manor, Nairobi Hotels, Kenya
  • 3 Nights at Rekero Tented Camp, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya
  • 2 Nights at Sayari Camp, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
  • 3 Nights at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
  • 2 Nights at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, Tanzania
  • 3 Nights at Matemwe Lodge, North Coast, Zanzibar
14 Nights From $11 350
Per person sharing

Top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, 5895m

At 5896m Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highest point on the continent, but what makes it all the more impressive is the incredible rise of 4600 m with its snowy peak and glaciers often protruding above the clouds. And unlike many of the worlds other high peaks no climbing is required and even first-time enthusiasts can hike to the top of Africa. Hike up the popular and easiest of the 3 routes, Marangu on this 7 night itinerary.

Kilimanjaro Trek – Marangu Route
  • 1 Nights at Babylon Lodge, Arusha, Tanzania
  • 1 Nights at Babylon Lodge, Arusha, Tanzania
2 Nights From $1 050
Per person sharing

Plantation Lodge Bedroom Interior

Starting and finishing out of Arusha in northern Tanzania. This makes the itinerary the perfect tour for those who are planning on hiking Mount Kilimanjaro and want to see a bit of wild life after wards in the famous Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater afterwards.

Tanzanian Nomad Safari
  • 2 Nights at Tarangire Treetops, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
  • 2 Nights at Plantation Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, Tanzania
  • 3 Nights at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
7 Nights From $4 995
Per person sharing

Plantation Lodge Bedroom Interior

Ngorongoro Crater the area around Karatu is perfect for exploring two of Tanzania’s gems, the Crater and Lake Manyara National Park. Spend 3 nights here before heading to the northern Serengeti. Known through out the world for it’s famed animal migration, it’s Tanzania’s premier game viewing reserve. The northern Serengeti remains green and lush year round too. Come explore the region with this fantastic package.

&Beyond’s Crater and Serengeti Safari
  • 1 Nights at Plantation Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, Tanzania
  • 2 Nights at &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, Tanzania
  • 2 Nights at &Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
  • 3 Nights at &Beyond Kleins Camp, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
8 Nights From $4 995
Per person sharing

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Wildlife, beaches, ruins, Mt Kilimanjaro, friendly people, fascinating cultures – Tanzania has all these and more wrapped up in one welcoming package for the adventurous family. More than almost any other destination, Tanzania is the land of safaris. Wildebeest stampede across the plains. Hippos jostle for space in muddy waterways. Elephants wander along seasonal migration routes and chimpanzees swing through the treetops. Throughout the country, there are unparalleled opportunities to experience this natural wealth. Visit Lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro crater and the central Serengeti on this lovely tour.

Tanzania Bound Family Safari
  • 1 Nights at Arusha Coffee Lodge, Arusha, Tanzania
  • 1 Nights at Lake Manyara Serena, Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania
  • 2 Nights at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, Tanzania
  • 3 Nights at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
7 Nights From $3 665
Per person sharing

Leopard in tree

Tanzania has it all and more wrapped up in one adventurous, welcoming package. The capital city of Dar es Salaam has friendly people and a bustling market where British and German colonial influence can be seen. The Serengeti is Tanzania’s premier wild life destination. Spend 3 nights here before flying to the magical spice island of Zanzibar for some fun in the sun.

Serengeti and Zanzibar Explorer
  • 1 Nights at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • 3 Nights at Sayari Camp, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
  • 3 Nights at Matemwe Lodge, North Coast, Zanzibar
7 Nights From $2 650
Per person sharing

Couple with cocktails

This lovely African honeymoon will have you wishing the romance of the occasion could go on forever. Spend several nights exploring the highlights of Tanzania in its most famous regions, the Serengeti & Ngorongoro crater. Then take time out from all the busy game viewing with 3 nights on a secluded and private tropical island.

&Beyond’s African Safari and Beach Honeymoon
  • 2 Nights at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania
  • 2 Nights at &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, Tanzania
  • 3 Nights at &Beyond Kleins Camp, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
  • 3 Nights at Mnemba Island Lodge, Satellite Islands, Zanzibar
10 Nights From $8 450
Per person sharing

Olivers Camp Exterior Of Sitting Area

This highlights tour of northern Tanzania encompasses 3 regions, namely the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park and Tarangire National Park. This tour will give the guest a good overview and plenty of opportunity to view some great wild life. Glimpses of Africa’s tallest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro can be seen in the distances on clear days. This tour is everything you imagine an African safari to be and more.

Best Of Northern Tanzania
  • 1 Nights at Onsea House, Arusha, Tanzania
  • 2 Nights at Oliver’s Camp, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
  • 2 Nights at Plantation Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, Tanzania
  • 2 Nights at Kimondo Camp, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
  • 2 Nights at Sayari Camp, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
  • 1 Nights at Babylon Lodge, Arusha, Tanzania
10 Nights From $7 780
Per person sharing

Sand River Selous

From a tented camp in the richest wildlife area of Ruaha to a relaxing lodge on the Selous’ Rufiji River where you can explore on foot, by boat and in vehicles (and even spend a night under the stars), this is the trip for those wanting to step off the well-trodden path.

Boababs and Elephants
  • 3 Nights at Kwihala Camp, Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
  • 4 Nights at Sand Rivers Selous, Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
7 Nights From $5 757
Per person sharing

Children on safari

A perfect family trip into the wild life paradise of Tanzania. After 5 full days of game viewing in the Ngorongoro Region and Tarangire National Park, head off to the tropical island of Zanzibar for some fun in the sun and on the beach.

Bush and Beach for the Family
  • 1 Nights at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • 3 Nights at Oliver’s Camp, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
  • 2 Nights at Plantation Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, Tanzania
  • 4 Nights at Matemwe Lodge, North Coast, Zanzibar
10 Nights From $5 330
Per person sharing