Ultimate Tanzanian safari

Explore the best of Tanzania’s wildlife hotspots

Destinations Duration Approx. 7 days
Destinations Destinations Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Arusha
Activity Activity Nature & Wildlife, Culture & History, Photography, National Parks, Overland

Start your trip in Arusha with a cultural tour to the villages of the Masai or Meru people, learning more about these semi-nomadic tribes. From here, transfer to the Serengeti Plains for some of Africa’s premier wildlife watching. Overnight in the Seronera area, making sure to take in the wildlife drinking around the Seronera R|iver, before searching for lion prides and leopards. Next, drive to the Ngorongoro Crater for game drives and its huge array of predators, before ending in the swamplands of Tarangire, where you can search for elephants and marvel at the other-worldly baobab trees.

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Tanzanian safaris and climbing Kilimanjaro

From safari plains to mountainous heights

Destinations Duration Approx. 10 days
Destinations Destinations Ngorongoro Crater, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tarangire National Park, Arusha
Activity Activity Nature & Wildlife, Culture & History, Safari, Trekking, Hiking, National Parks

Explore Arusha’s markets and shops before exploring tribal culture with a visit to the villages of the Masai or Meru people. From here, begin your wildlife adventure with a trip to the Tarangire National Park, which is home to Tanzania’s biggest population of lions and towering baobab trees which can live for more than 3,000 years. Next, head out in a four wheel drive jeep to explore the volcanic crater floor of Ngorongoro, which teems with wildlife. Look out for lion, elephants and the pink flamingos at Lake Magadi. Summon your strength for the final part of your trip – a multi-day hike to the summit of the 5,985m high Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain.

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Tanzania safari, islands and mountains

Exploring Tanzania’s wildlife, islands and Mount Kilimanjaro

Destinations Duration Approx. 14 days
Destinations Destinations Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, Arusha
Activity Activity Nature & Wildlife, Culture & History, Safari, Beach, Trekking, Hiking, National Parks

Start your Tanzanian safari trip with a coffee in Arusha – the hills around the city boast some of the largest coffee plantations in East Africa – before heading out to meet some of local Masai or Meru people on a cultural excursion. Make the long journey to the Serengeti, where you can see the wonders of the great wildebeest migration, lion prides lazing on the savannah and other awe-inspiring animal encounters. From here, head to Ngorongoro’s volcanic crater, which teems with wildlife – lions in particular. Take a break from safaris with a multi-day hike to Mount Kilimanjaro’s summit, before rewarding yourself with a beach on Zanzibar’s spice island. Make sure to explore the Arab architecture of Stone Town and the go diving in the idyllic waters of Kigomasha Peninsula on Pemba Island – part of the Zanzibar archipelago.

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Best of Kenya and Tanzania

Destinations Duration Approx. 14 days
Destinations Destinations Tanzania, Kenya
Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Lake Nakuru, Mara River
Activity Activity Nature & Wildlife, Culture & History, Safari, National Parks, Overland

Begin your trip on the Kenyan side of the great migration with a trip to the Masai Mara. In season, you’ll witness the famed Mara River crossing, or alternatively see the wildebeest herds grazing on the Mara’s plains. From here, head to Lake Nakuru for giraffes, rhinos and pink flamingos, before driving to the Kenya-Tanzania border and stopping at Lake Victoria — the heart of Africa and source of the Nile. As you journey into Tanzania, you’ll travel to the Serengeti. Depending on season, you can witness the wildebeest calving, grazing or forming giant mega-herds, as well as a variety of other wildlife. Head south to the Ngorongoro Crater for a walking safari, before ending in cultural Arusha.

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