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Tanzania Odyssey

Creating tailor-made trips to Tanzania since 1998

Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Lake Victoria, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tarangire National Park, Zanzibar (and 11 more)
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We know Tanzania, better than most. We pride ourselves on our knowledge, and we keep it up to date; our experienced travel experts continually revisit all areas of this spectacular land to ensure that our advice is the best that you will get. Whether you would like to safari in the Serengeti or seek respite on the coral sand beaches of Zanzibar, whether it is an adventure in the chimpanzee forests alongside Lake Tanganyika or climbing Kilimanjaro, we will shape your perfect Tanzania holiday. Take a look at our ultimate video guide to visiting Tanzania; the best research tool out there.

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Destinations Tanzania
Activity Safari, Luxury, Honeymoon, Beach, Family, Adventure, Active, Walking, Camping, Horseback Riding, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Culinary, Food
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour

Tanzania Odyssey Reviews

What people are saying about Tanzania Odyssey

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A. Ogilve
04/03/2023

We used Tanzania Odyssey to plan and reserve our trip to Tanzania in February 2023. I had used frequent flyer points to get air tickets into Zanzibar and out of Kilimanjaro. I asked Tanzania Odyssey to give us a good experience in Zanzibar, both in Stone Town and on the beach, and for days at Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti.

Tanzania Odyssey made terrific choices for us and had the travel arrangements work flawlessly. We were met at the Zanzibar airport in the middle of the night by a driver who took us to the hotel and got us in. The hotel was in an old mansion in the center of Stone Town and it was just what we wanted. Not part of a chain, not large. Our room was on the top floor and was very comfortable and clean.

After two days in Stone Town we were transferred by another driver to a beach resort on the northeast coast of the island. This hotel was right on the beach and included breakfast and dinner. The food was excellent; they make good use of the spices for which Zanzibar is famous. We went scuba diving at a nearby dive center.

Then we were picked up again and transported to the Zanzibar airport for our flight to northern Tanzania. Tanzania Odyssey had made all the flight arrangements and the drivers and it all worked perfectly. At the Lake Manyara airport we were picked up by our guide and transported to a superb hotel outside of the Ngorongoro Crater. It was on an old coffee plantation and had separate buildings for the units, a really nice bar and patio and wonderful food. The next day we spent with our guide touring the Crater, then another night at the hotel followed by a flight to the movable tent camp in the Serengeti. Our guide met us at the airstrip and was with us for all three days; he was great!

I liked that the arrangements that Tanzania Odyssey made for us were basically all-inclusive for the Serengeti part of the trip and mostly for the rest of it. There was no nickel-dime stuff with them. It was pretty clear throughout what was included and what was not. The drivers were there when they were supposed to be, and clear in their schedules.

It was a great trip and we highly recommend Tanzania Odyssey to arrange it.

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Gareth Jones
27/11/2022

A fabulous honeymoon was underpinned by excellent planning by Sam at Tanzania Odyssey. All transportation ran smoothly, hotels were fantastic and the excursions were beyond our expectations. Sam's local knowledge really helped with the arrangements.

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Ed Davidson
21/10/2022

Tanzania Odyssey were amazing once again!!!

We have travelled with them on many trips already. We chose them originally, based on a recommendation from good friends and our first trip was our honeymoon.

Ten years later, for our anniversary, we wanted a special post-pandemic splash-out beach spectacular, and Dave certainly didn't disappoint. He over-delivered as our adventure back to Zanzibar could not have gone better.

If you’re planning an adventurous trip in some far-off paradise, where you are potentially days away from western-life, they will give you the confidence and assurance that you will be looked after and be given the VIP treatment. Its all in the ideas and planning.

Tanzania Odyssey set a new standard for high quality adventurous holidays, and we have already booked our next trip with them in June23.

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Carolyn Schuetz
19/09/2022

My husband and I had an amazing trip to Tanzania and Uganda thanks to Tanzania Odyssey. Safari in the North Serengeti and Gorilla Trekking in Uganda were unforgettable! Activities, accommodation and logistics were well-organized and top notch.

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Tracey
21/09/2022

My Safari organizer Dave was the most patient and knowledgeable travel agent I've ever worked with. I was dealing with a very tight timeline in terms of my vacation travel and he organized everything flawlessly. The camps he chose for me to visit were perfect for my needs as a first-timer on safari. The pre-departure organization was just perfect from the invoicing to the app with all of my travel details available right on my cell phone and completely personalized! It was also wonderful to be able to share the app details with friends and family back home so they would not be worried. They also provided emergency email and phone number contacts which gave even greater peace of mind since I was traveling to a country that I've never visited and I'm not fluent in the language. This is really an A+ company... their professionalism and expertise made for a perfect experience for me. I'm so glad I found them!

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Karen Nicholson
06/06/2019

The care and attention that went into creating our holiday was exceptional. George dealt with us from start to finish, and created a holiday we will long remember. He was available by email and happy to take even the most mundane of calls from me, double checking the small details of packing, money etc...He came up with the initial itinerary, which we made a couple of changes to; he then advised us of a change that had to be made due to a hotel being closed, but had already found an alternative. He was then very patient with us as we had issues with our flights (cancelled dates needing rearranging), and while we attempted to make contact with a Tanzanian school to visit, which also affected where we would be staying.
The itinerary created was superb, the company he chose to take us on safari (Duma Explorer) excellent. Our guide, Wilson, was second to none, with his knowledge and experience as a guide.
Cannot fault the team or George, and it was lovely to have a chat with him, once we were home, about the holiday (feedback etc..) and share with him our experiences, which he was genuinely interested in.
I would definitely book with Odyssey Travels again!

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Emma
20/02/2019

Drivers were excellent and paid attention to every little detail. The Ndutu camp was fab. The lodges were great. The itinerary & transfers all worked well. Saw lots of animals close up in lush surroundings. Would suggest that Tanzania is a must on anyone’s destination list. Climate in December was perfect and best of all there were no mosquitoes.

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Sri & Ale
06/02/2019

Very smooth process - simple to communicate, pay and the trip ran flawlessly. We received great advice on how to structure our trip and would definitely recommend for a safari!

Tanzania Odyssey tours

Northern Tanzania Adventure

Arusha National Park, Karatu, Seronera and Matemwe

12 days From $5,825 Customisable Editor's Pick
Destinations East Africa, Africa
Activity Safari, Luxury, Honeymoon, Beach, Family, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Southern Tanzania Adventure

Safari adventure in Nyerere National Park and Ruaha National Park

11 days From $4,935 Customisable Editor's Pick
Destinations East Africa, Africa
Activity Safari, Luxury, Beach, Family, Adventure, Active, Walking, Fishing, Diving, Snorkelling, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks
Tour Type Custom itinerary
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Family Tanzania Adventure

11 days exploring Nyerere National Park and Dongwe

11 days From $3,760 Customisable
Destinations East Africa, Africa
Activity Safari, Luxury, Beach, Family, Active, Walking, Fishing, Snorkelling, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culinary, Food
Tour Type Custom itinerary
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Family Tanzania Adventure Plus

Family safari adventure in Nyerere National Park and Dongwe

11 days From $5,645 Customisable
Destinations East Africa, Africa
Activity Safari, Luxury, Beach, Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Snorkelling, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culinary, Food
Tour Type Custom itinerary
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Tanzania Honeymoon Adventure

Luxury honeymoon on safari in Tanzania

12 days From $6,995 Customisable
Destinations East Africa, Africa
Activity Safari, Luxury, Honeymoon, Beach, Active, Walking, Fishing, Diving, Snorkelling, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, National Parks, Culinary, Food
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Preferred hotels

A small selection of Tanzania Odyssey's carefully-selected hotels. All hotels can be changed to suit your requirements and budget

Deluxe Safari Lodge

Asilia Sayari Mara Camp

Sayari is one of the best camps in the north of the Serengeti. It is a beautifully stylish and well furnished camp that combines luxury with a fantastic point for game viewing. The food is impressive and the all round service is of a very high standard. The north of the Serengeti offers a very private experience. It’s a once in a life time opportunity to see the great migration without huge numbers of other vehicles ruining your picture!

Superior Tented Camp

Lake Manze Tented Camp

The Lake Manze area is one of the richest for game in the entire Selous, both in the dry and wet seasons. There is a cool and shady thatched lodge with a dining area and a sitting area, overlooking the lake. The camp maintains simplicity – there are no extra frills here and the purposeful lack of electricity in camp makes for a charming old world safari experience. It is certainly exciting; you do feel like you are out in the wilderness. This feeling is enhanced by the camp's position on the floodplain of Lake Manze. Renowned for its excellent resident game, the camp is right next to an elephant walkway, who love the Doum Palm trees!

Superior Tented Camp

Serengeti Safari Camp

Nomad are one of the longest running safari companies in Tanzania with camps and lodges in every corner of the country. We love the Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp as it is a mobile camp following the migration inside the Serengeti National Park, with private vehicles and some excellent guiding. Out of all the mobile operators Nomad earns extra respect for following the migration with every move, not just in peak tourist season.

Superior Tented Camp

Asilia Namiri Plains Camp

Namiri Plains is a must to any cheetah enthusiast. The cheetah numbers here are vast and there’s plenty of everything else too. Being owned by Asilia, Namiri Plains will most certainly deliver a world class safari experience. It’s not often that new areas open up in the Serengeti so we highly recommend a stay here.

Superior Tented Camp

Kigelia Camp

Kigelia is the least commercial product in Ruaha and offers a unique product. Owned and run by Nomad, this eco focused camp blends in extremely well with its environment, aided by very good guides and a great camp character. Although it is rather basic in design, the high quality is obvious throughout your stay. It is a top choice for a Ruaha safari.

Superior Safari Lodge

Ikuka Safari Camp

Ikuka, in Ruaha really stands out from the others in the park as it only has 6 bandas and sits perched on an incredible escarpment with the best views of Ruaha National Park. Behind all great lodges are great people; Mark who was born and brought up in the Ruaha area and is the chap behind all the guiding and walking safaris. Expect an intimate, relaxed and luxurious safari here with great views and top guiding.

Deluxe Tented Camp

Kirurumu Camp

Kirurumu is made up of two camps. One in the central region and is a more permanent camp located towards the central regions of the Serengeti. The second camp is a mobile camp that moves two times a year to ensure its guests are very well placed to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration. Both camps offer an authentic and intimate bush experience in the middle of remarkable areas of the Serengeti’s pristine wilderness.

What's included

All trips with Tanzania Odyssey include the following services. Get in touch to find out more.

Accommodation

All nights in some of the best safari camps and lodges in Tanzania. Each property has been hand-selected by our team and we can recommend the perfect accommodation for your budget and preferences.

Guided excursions

Daily game drives and a range of activities for all ages.

Ground transfers

All airport collections, hotel connections and other ground transfers.

All meals

Full board while on safari.

Internal flights

All internal flights according to the itinerary.

Support

24/7 emergency phone support while travelling.

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