• Tanzania
  • Tanzania
  • Maasai warrior at sunset
  • Hot air balloon over Serengeti
  • Tanzania Safari
  • Mount Kilimanjaro

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.

Kevin & Fiona Record - Founders, Owners and hands-on Managers

selous

This great 10-day itinerary is a perfect combo of the lesser explored regions of Selous National Park and Ruaha. Stay in 2 beautiful lodges offering unique experiences in very rustic and very luxurious venues. Finish off with a 3-night trip to the magical spice island of Zanzibar to soak up some sunshine along tropical beaches. Matemwe Lodge is the place to be for views and romance. The ultimate bush-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, East Coast Zanzibar, Zanzibar
9 Nights From $5 812
Per person sharing

Sayari Camp Rock Pool Serengeti Lodge Guest Tent

Book this double country game viewing itinerary that combines breath-taking sights in southern Kenya with awesome northern Tanzania – the famed Maasai Mara and Serengeti nature reserves. After 10 mind-blowing days of thrilling game drives, head off to the tropical island of Zanzibar to soak up the sun as you reflect on your safari experiences. Includes lavish 5-star camp accommodation, the Great Migration and snorkelling in clear ocean waters.

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, East Coast Zanzibar, Zanzibar
14 Nights From $10 273
Per person sharing

Mount Kilimanjaro

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 $5 530
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
  • 3 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 $5 260
Per person sharing

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.

Tanzania Bound Family Safari
  • 1 Nights at Arusha Coffee Lodge, Arusha, Tanzania
  • 1 Nights at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, 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

Tanzania has it all wrapped up in one adventurous, welcoming package. Visit the capital city of Dar es Salaam, meet its friendly people and check out a bustling market where British and German colonial architecture is evident. Most of all, enjoy the spectacular Serengeti, Tanzania’s premier wildlife destination. Spend 3 nights here before flying to the magical spice island of Zanzibar for some fun in the sun. Includes luxury accommodation, game drives and non-motorised water sports.

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, East Coast Zanzibar, Zanzibar
  • Nights at Serengeti and Zanzibar Explorer, East Coast Zanzibar, Zanzibar
  • Nights at Serengeti and Zanzibar Explorer, East Coast Zanzibar, Zanzibar
7 Nights From $4 850
Per person sharing

Beach Holidays

Wish for this lovely African honeymoon to go on forever. Spend several romantic nights exploring the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater – highlights of Tanzania and a chance to see the Annual Migration. Then take time out from all the busy game viewing with 3 nights on a secluded and private tropical island at Mnemba Island Lodge. The perfect bush-beach combo tour for newlyweds – includes all meals, a hot air balloon safari over the Serengeti and a private beach picnic.

&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 $9 140
Per person sharing

Oliver's Camp

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 Best Of Northern Tanzania, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
10 Nights From $7 290
Per person sharing

Ruaha

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.

Baobabs and Elephants
  • 3 Nights at Kwihala Camp, Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
  • 4 Nights at Sand Rivers Selous, Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
7 Nights From $5 075
Per person sharing

A perfect family trip into the wildlife 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 on the beach. Enjoy family units at all the luxury properties, interactive wildlife presentations for children, baby sitting at Oliver’s Camp, kids’ club at Matemwe Beach House and board games to keep the little ones entertained.

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, East Coast Zanzibar, Zanzibar
10 Nights From $5 720
Per person sharing

Exploring Tanzania on this bush-beach combo tour is the best way to see this awesome East African country. Known as the Safari Mecca, it is famous for its beautiful, enormous game reserves, flamingo-filled lakes, forested mountains, sugary beaches, cultural and historical attractions. This makes it very hard to choose where you want to go and what you should be seeing. We have made it easy for you – choose Sayari Camp in the Serengeti and The Palms in Zanzibar!

East Africa Bush and Beach Escape
  • 4 Nights at Sayari Camp, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
  • 7 Nights at The Palms, South East Coast Zanzibar, Zanzibar
11 Nights From $5 250
Per person sharing

&Beyond Klein's Camp

When you experience the heart of Africa on such a scale, you will never want to leave. Discover the Masai Mara, Amboseli and the Ngorongoro Crater on this top safari. See an indescribable abundance of wildlife, birds galore, and a natural diversity found nowhere else. This 11-night package offers luxury accommodations, safe and secure travel arrangements, and the opportunity to experience these breathtaking destinations.

Explore East Africa Safari
  • 1 Nights at Safari Park Hotel and Casino, Nairobi Hotels, Kenya
  • 2 Nights at Lake Nakuru Lodge, The Great Rift Valley, Kenya
  • 2 Nights at Mara Explorer Tented Camp, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya
  • 2 Nights at Mara Explorer Tented Camp, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya
  • 1 Nights at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
  • 2 Nights at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
  • 2 Nights at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, Tanzania
  • 1 Nights at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, Tanzania
  • Nights at Tarangire Treetops, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
  • Nights at Amboseli Sopa Lodge, Amboseli National Park, Kenya
  • Nights at Amboseli Sopa Lodge, Amboseli National Park, Kenya
  • Nights at Explore East Africa Safari, Amboseli National Park, Kenya
13 Nights From $4 540
Per person sharing

Onsea House view

The highlight of your safari to Tanzania is the Great Migration, the mind-blowing spectacle of millions of wild animals moving together towards fresh grazing lands. Watch them crossing rivers and learn that life in the wilderness is indeed about the survival of the fittest. Experience the astonishing plains of the famous Serengeti National Park enjoy 3 luxury camps before settling into an opulent beach resort and spa. Arusha, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area – wow!

Ultimate Tanzania Experience
  • 2 Nights at Onsea House, Arusha, Tanzania
  • 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 Serengeti Under Canvas, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
  • 3 Nights at Baraza Resort & Spa, South East Coast Zanzibar, Zanzibar
12 Nights From $6 865
Per person sharing

Victoria Falls River Lodge

If you think 2 weeks in the African wilderness is blissful, then imagine a 2-week adventure in the African wilderness on a train trip? Now you can explore some of the most uninhabited and tranquil regions of Botswana, including the Selinda Spillway and Okavango Delta from the deluxe interiors of Rovos Rail. Experience top class camps owned by Wilderness Safaris & Great Plains Conservation, hopping on and off this famous colonial style train as you go. Opulent travel in style.

Botswana and Zambezi Safari
  • 2 Nights at Gunn’s Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana
  • 3 Nights at Duba Plains Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana
  • 3 Nights at Selinda Camp, Linyanti and Savuti, Botswana
  • 3 Nights at Victoria Falls River Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • 3 Nights at Rovos Rail, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
14 Nights From $0
Per person sharing

Nairobi Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Pool Area

Meet like-minded travellers into Africa on this fantastic 15-day East African Migration Discover lodge safari. See the Great Wildebeest Migration and the unforgettable vistas of Tanzania and Kenya where space and natural environmental beauty fill your vision.

East African Migration Discoverer
  • Nights at Giraffe Manor, Nairobi Hotels, Kenya
  • Nights at Amboseli Sopa Lodge, Amboseli National Park, Kenya
  • Nights at Amboseli Sopa Lodge, Amboseli National Park, Kenya
  • Nights at Arusha Coffee Lodge, Arusha, Tanzania
  • Nights at Plantation Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, Tanzania
  • Nights at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp, The Great Rift Valley, Kenya
  • Nights at Tarangire Treetops, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
  • Nights at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania
  • Nights at East African Migration Discoverer, Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania
  • Nights at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
  • Nights at East African Migration Discoverer, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
  • Nights at Karen Blixen Camp, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya
  • Nights at Mara Explorer Tented Camp, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya
  • Nights at East African Migration Discoverer, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya
  • Nights at East African Migration Discoverer, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya
Per person sharing

Reliving the Golden Age of Train Travel in Southern Africa

Embark on a magical journey which follows an old pioneering trail through the African bushveld, passing the Cape Winelands and on the the Hex River Valley. Be transported back in time to the colonial and Victorian-era when you visit the historic village of Matjiesfontein in the arid Karoo and the diamond city of Kimberley that’s home to the Big Hole and the worlds largest man-made excavation. This trip is also available in the opposite direction.

African Rail Safari with Rovos
  • Nights at Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Nights at Rovos Rail, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Nights at African Rail Safari with Rovos, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Per person sharing