Guidebooks for Tanzania from all the major travel publishers are listed below, including country, specialist and multi-country guides, as well as books for regions and cities within Tanzania (where available). Links to Amazon (UK, US and Canadian stores), Waterstones (UK) and selected publisher websites allow you to purchase the guidebooks online at best value with one simple click (individual chapter downloads are also available for selected Lonely Planet titles). Before choosing your title, check our buying guide to see the types of guidebooks available or click on the publisher logos below.

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Insight Tanzania and Zanzibar

Insight Guides

Our classic series, for more than 35 years, Insight Guides have provided a full account of the world's leading travel destinations through expert and informative text and stunning photography. With a rich mix of features on history and culture, detailed area-by-area chapters and a comprehensive listings section, each title combines three books in one: an ideal travel planner, a practical on-the-spot companion, and a a superb visual souvenir of a visit.

Tanzania and Zanzibar

Dec 2013 (2nd ed.)
304 pages


Bradt Tanzania Safari Guide

Country & Regional

Bradt's flagship series focuses on the great adventure travel destinations, many of which are well off the beaten track and ignored by other publishers. Titles of note include Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Congo, Kyrgyzstan, Borneo, Iran and Colombia.

Tanzania Safari Guide

Aug 2013 (7th ed.)
600 pages

Author(s): Philip Briggs and Chris McIntyre

Lonely_Planet Tanzania

Country Guides

Packed with pre-planning information like transport and accommodation, detailed maps, lush images and fascinating background info, these guides are great if you want to get to explore every corner of a country, no matter what your time frame.


Jun 2012 (5th ed.)
408 pages

Author(s): Mary Fitzpatrick, Tim Bewer

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Footprint Tanzania


Footprint Handbooks really get under the skin of the destination they are covering and are designed for independent, adventurous travellers looking for an authentic experience. Written for those looking to get off the beaten track, inquisitive about different cultures and sensitive towards the communities they encounter, Footprint guides are jam-packed with up-to-date information and facts. The compact, lightweight and durable format is ideal for long-haul breaks, while colour maps and planning sections make them the perfect travelling companion.


Jun 2012 (3rd ed.)
440 pages

Author(s): Lizzie Williams