How to choose your trip to Tanzania

One of Africa's top destinations, Tanzania offers a wealth of options for adventure travellers. The most popular safari tours focus on the famous attractions in the north of the country (including the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater) while southern Tanzania offers vast, unspoilt reserves far from the tourist crowds. The country's other main attraction lies in conquering Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, with various routes available below. Many trips to Tanzania will finish in the paradise island of Zanzibar. Tanzania is also one of the key stops on overland journeys through Africa - either combining the safaris of the east of the continent or along the epic Great African Journey.

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Tailormade Tours of Southern Tanzania

Choosing a private, tailormade tour allows you to travel on exactly the dates that suit you and to share the journey only with your own family or friends. It may also be possible to amend the itineraries below to design a trip that's just right for you.

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East African Safari & Beach Adventure

15 days            from  £3195 excl. flights*

A classic safari destination, Tanzania enjoys a worldwide reputation for its breathtaking landscapes and unparalleled wildlife encounters. Combine this with the spectacular beauty of the Quirimbas Archipelago, off Mozambique's northern coast, and it is easy to see why we are so excited about this spectacular adventure.The first week takes you on safari in Tanzania's magnificent Selous Game Reserve. The days provide endless opportunities for game viewing and varied safari activities. Choose from day and night game drives, guided bush walks, boat trips along the river, fishing or swimming in hot springs. The evenings are then spent under the stars, enjoying the simple comforts of your bush camp. Flying on to Pemba you then begin a four night dhow safari, island hopping your way across the Indian Ocean as you explore the pristine island gems of the Quirimbas Archipelago. With blue skies above and clear waters below, you will have time to swim and snorkel amongst colourful reefs and enjoy some idyllic remote camps along the sandy shores, before swapping the rustic adventure for some well deserved pampering at the unique Ibo Island Lodge. Here you'll find a fascinating combination of history and style, in a truly authentic setting on an island forgotten by time.

Highlights - An authentic safari experience staying in simple yet comfortable bush camp in Africa's largest Game Reserve.
- Varied safari activities from bush walks in search of big five wildlife to boat trips dodging hippo in Lake Mwanze.
- 4 nights:' island hopping by traditional motorised dhow
- Imerge yourself in the unique culture of Ibo Island with its majestic architecture, marvelous ruins and ancient culture little changed for centuries.
- Your final three nights in luxury at the charming, stylish and very comfortable Ibo Island Lodge

Tour includes: 3 nights in a safari camp, 4 nights adventure camping, 3 nights in a luxury lodge and 1 night in local guesthouse - 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 10 dinners - Conservation & Park fees - Light aircraft flights from Dar es Salaam to Selous return and from Ibo Island to Pemba - Shared safari activities in Tanzania with experienced guides - Shared dhow safari (max 10 people) with guide, cook and crew in Mozambique - Guided historical and cultural tours of Ibo Island & non-motorised water sports (unguided kayaking & use of snorkel gear)

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Untamed Tanzania

10 days            from  £2795 excl. flights*

Bathed in the quintessential colours of Africa, southern Tanzania is home to some of the most authentic safari experiences. From the game-rich lands of the Mkata floodplains, to the untouched and wild landscapes of Ruaha National Park, this is country that conjures up the very essence of 'Wild Africa'.Beginning in Dar es Salaam, your journey takes you by light aircraft on to the expansive setting of Mukimi National Park and a safari camp stunningly located overlooking the rich Mkata floodplains. With daily safaris and a chance to visit the breathtaking Udzungwa Mountain National Park, you'll have ample opportunity to search out a vast array of game before flying on to the Mufindi Highlands.Amongst the rolling hills and tea plantations of Mufindi, you'll then have time to relax and enjoy village visits, horse riding and fly fishing, before your adventure takes you on to Ruaha, one of favourite parks in Tanzania.. Here, beside the waters of the Ruaha River, you'll seek out wild dog, unimaginable numbers of birds and some of the largest concentrations of elephants in East Africa.

Highlights - Discover Mukimi and the game-rich landscapes of the Mkata floodplains, dubbed 'Little Serengeti'.
- Explore Ruaha National Park, home to some of the last untouched wilderness in East Africa.
- Relax amongst the tea plantations, forests and rolling hills of the Mufindi Highlands.
- Perfect for lovers of the great outdoors, combine a world-class safari with active adventure.

Tour includes: 4 scheduled light aircraft flights (baggage restriction applies) - 9 nights accommodation in authentic safari camps and highlands lodge. - 9 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners - Shared Safari whilst at Stanley's Kopje & Ruaha River Lodge - Conservations & park feesPrices shown are per person based on two people sharing.

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Tanzania: Southern Parks & Swahili Beach

10 days            from  £2295 excl. flights*

Away from the more famous landscapes of the Serengeti, the wilds of southern Tanzania are home to some of the last untouched wilderness areas left in East Africa. Amongst the rich game-lands of the Selous and the Ruaha, you can find populations of elephant, wild dogs, antelope and big cats that are equal to anything on the continent.Combining the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage landscapes of Tanzania's largest game reserve with the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean and the historic backdrop of the island of Zanzibar, this stunning 10-day itinerary offers a chance to experience the very best of the country's southern highlights.Selous is Africa's second biggest game park and home to some of the largest concentrations of elephants in Tanzania, whilst the wild lands of Ruaha National Park provides a haven for some of Africa's biggest populations of rare wild dogs. After experiencing some truly unforgettable safari adventures you'll then fly on to Zanzibar, to enjoy the laid back ambience and turquoise waters of the island's northeastern coastline.

Highlights - Selous Game Reserve: explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Tanzania's largest game reserve
- Ruaha National Park: Elephants, wild dogs and some of the last untouched wilderness left in East Africa
- Zanzibar: Crystal clear Indian Ocean waters lapping onto power white sand beaches with world class scuba diving and snorkelling

Tour includes: '¢ 3 scheduled light aircraft flights'¢ 6 nights at tented bush camps, 3 nights at a boutique beach lodge '¢ 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners'¢ Shared transfers by 4x4 whilst on safari'¢ Guided safaris in shared 4x4 open sided vehicle including guided walking safaris and river boat trips'¢ Conservations & park fees'¢ Private airport transfers in Zanzibar

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* Prices are either exclusive of international flights or inclusive of flights from and to the UK as stated. For private tailormade tours, prices stated are usually per person based on two people sharing. Please refer to the tour website for details.