Tanzania

Tanzania is home to Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. This massive behemoth rises from the lush, green plains and its glacial peak stretches to the roof of Africa. It towers over the fertile land below it and is truly a sight to behold. In fact, the iconic image of Africa has simply got to be one where a herd of elephants can be seen with the mighty snow-capped Kili in the background. But the whole of Tanzania is visually mouth-watering, it is a land filled with geological wonders, superb natural splendour, abundant wildlife, exotic beaches, mystical ancient towns, and fascinating archaeological sites. Considered to be the ideal bush and beach destination, you can witness the Great Migration as millions of Wildebeest thunder across the Serengeti plains on their unending migration. Then feel like Tarzan on a remote an isolated island sanctuary for Chimpanzees, and then round off your unforgettable African adventure with a seductive beach holiday on Zanzibar Island, the intoxicatingly beautiful and exotic Spice Islands.   

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Regions of Tanzania

Arusha

The little town of Arusha is also known as the safari capital. With many top restaurants, cosy markets and bars, it is the perfect place for a stop-over on your way to the Northern Safari Circuit. Another reason why Arusha is perfect for a stopover is because it is so close to many game reserves and national parks. Located beneath Mount Meru, you have magnificent views of the mountain.

Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam, or ‘abode of peace’ in Arabic is despite the name a very cosmopolitan and busy city. The city has a rich history and is the gateway to Tanzania for many tourists due to its ideal location with access to wilderness area and the Tanzanian beaches. The city shows the diversity of cultures and people in Tanzania and is full of hidden secrets.

Katavi National Park

Located in Western Tanzania and it take some extra effort to get here, but the African safari experience you get here is unlike any other. The National Park is also home to massive herds of buffalo and crocodile with phenomenal birdlife. Altogether, the Katavi National Park is an untouched wilderness paradise.

Lake Manyara National Park

A perfect stopover on your way to and from the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro. The Park is famous for the herd of elephants, a variety of birdlife as well as the unusual and famous tree-climbing lions. No trip to Tanzania is complete without having seen the Lake Manyara.

Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria, also called the source of the White Nile and is world's largest tropical lake with a surface of  70.000 km2 .The lake flows through three countries: Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. There are no crowds of tourists of safari vehicles, only the endless blue water and the small villages on the lake side.

Mahale National Park

It is hard to imagine, but the Mahale National Mark is such a unique safari destination.  The start attraction of the park are the chimpanzees but also an array of colourful birds. There are no roads around the parks, therefore most of Mahale National Park is explored on foot. After a full day of wildlife, visit the beach or the lakes for a sun-downer.

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park

Located near the equator and with Mount Kenya just over the border. Climbing the almost 6000m Kilimanjaro is definitely a physical challenge, but as the tallest freestanding mountain in the world and with astonishing views it is definitely worth the challenge. The most popular route on this dormant and dead volcano, is the Maranga Route, that takes at least 5 days of walking. For those who are not up to this, there are also many short walks and activities.

Ngorongoro Crater National Park

Located in Northern Tanzania and once a gigantic volcano, is the world largest intact caldera. Before the volcano erupted, it would be higher than Mount Kilimanjaro. The rim of the crater has an altitude of 2.400 meter. With a very high game concentration, chances are high to spot the Big 5 and even the endangered black rhino. The Ngorongoro Crater is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Ruaha National Park

This park is one of Africa’s largest. There is more than enough space for the big populations of antelopes, elephants and many other predators. Ruaha National Park is situated in a transitional zone between the ecosystems of eastern and southern Africa. During the dry season many animals are concentrated around the Ruaha River, the life-blood of the region.

Selous Game Reserve

The oldest and biggest game reserve in Africa with undisturbed wilderness and a great diversity of wildlife. The game reserve is one of the few reserves to allow hiking, it is even encouraged, and to explore the reserve on foot. To view wildlife from a new perspective, take a boat safari or go for an all-out of the vehicle safari.

Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti is definitely the best place to spot leopards, lions and cheetahs. Spotting the Big 5 at the Serengeti is almost a guarantee and a game drive through the Serengeti will be one of your best, once-in-a-lifetime, wilderness experience. The Serengeti Plains are also famous for the Great Migration, when millions of antelopes migrate to the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya.

Tarangire National Park

Another hidden gem in Tanzania, located along the Northern Safari Circuit and south-west from Arusha. During the dry season, from July to October, the Tarangire River is an important source of water for the animals.

Zanzibar Islands

Also known as the ‘Spice Island’ due to the many spices that grow on the island’s plantations. The capital of Zanzibar, Stone Town, is a World Heritage Site and is a must-see attraction. With the magnificent beaches, many attractions and a breathtaking scenery, Zanzibar is a dream destination.

When to Travel

Tanzania can be visited year round, depending on your own wishes. The hottest period is from November to February and there are two rainy seasons between March and May and October and February.

Our Bucket list of experiences in Tanzania

Balloon Safari

Ever since the first man laid eyes on a bird, he envied his feathered friend’s ability to fly. We as humans have long sought after the freedom and joy our winged friends are blessed with and hot air ballooning is one of the oldest forms of human flight that finally granted us the same access to the sky. Arguably there can be no better way to take in the landscapes and uninterrupted views of the picturesque countryside than by seemingly floating above it in a bubble. An early morning start is required but it is well worth getting out of a warm bed in the dark once you have gently lifted off the ground and are leisurely floating along with the wind as the sun makes its first appearance. As the sun grows in height, the warm rays of first light spread their arms from horizon to horizon and Mother Nature is revealed in all her magnificent beauty, bathed in the gentle glow of the morning sun. All this while animals go about their business completely oblivious to your presence above them.

Horse Back Riding

With its gentle pace and close proximity to nature, a horse back safari is another excellent option for experiencing the African bush. This unique experience combines the pleasure of riding with the adventure of an African safari, giving you close access to the scenery and wildlife of the African bush. Wild animals are less afraid of the shape and smell of a horse and therefore grant them (and you on top of them) much closer quarters than you would normally achieve in a game vehicle. Imagine riding alongside a herd of giraffe or in the middle of a herd of impala or wildebeest. No matter your level of skill, this option is open to both beginners and advanced riders as you will be assigned a well-trained horse to suit your level. Here, horse and rider become one with the environment and horse-lovers and first timers alike should not miss this unique opportunity.

Luxury Rail

Hop on board the most luxurious train in the world and recapture the romance of a bygone era. Travel Africa in style and evoke the glamour and excitement of the golden age of rail travel. Take a unique train safari through the heart of Africa where you will experience the opulent elegance and Victorian charm of this iconic train. Step aboard these beautifully rebuilt trains and enjoy accommodation of the highest standard, excellent service and fine cuisine in five-star luxury as a myriad of landscapes dance past the windows. Train journeys can last from 2 days up to 1 month and often include many off board activities en route. The most popular journey is to travel from Cape Town to Pretoria with the option of continuing up to Victoria Falls. An unforgettable journey of a life time and one to add to your wish list indeed!

In the Heart of the Bush camping

The African bush is one of those places where you can feel its magic and beauty in your soul. And its alluring pull will tug at your heart even more so at night when it reveals its true power and mystery. What better way to experience the call of the wild than to spend the night in the heart of the African bush in the ultimate bush bedroom? A tree house room is a totally secure and lavish platform out in the open under the African stars, with all the comforts that you can expect from a five star safari lodge. You will be taken to your private and exclusive tree house at sunset, where drinks and a delightful picnic dinner await you. The hours of African dusk can be enjoyed relaxing and absorbing the vastness of the bushveld as it transforms from day to night, before turning in for slumber beneath the vast and incredible night sky. Your will spend the night completely immersed in the sounds of the bush from the roar of a pride of lions to the haunting cry of the hyena, taking it all in from the safety and comfort of your very own private kingdom in the heart of the African bush.

Our Itineraries in Tanzania

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