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A cultural crossroad for centuries, the Zanzibar archipelago mixes Africa, Arab and Indian influences. Historic Stone Town reflects colonial architecture and the islands' slave trade past, while the fishing towns and diving spots of the coastline remain relatively untouched by modernity. The archipelago offers an idyllic Indian Ocean experience.

11 days

Tanzania safari and beach

See all the spectacular wildlife Africa has to offer
Arusha (1 days) Serengeti (3) Ruaha National Park (3) Zanzibar (3) Dar es Salaam (1)
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16 days

Tanzania safari, Kilimanjaro and islands

From mountain top and safari adventure to island beaches
Arusha (1 days) Mt. Kilimanjaro (7) Karatu (2) Serengeti (2) Zanzibar (3) Dar es Salaam (1)
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  • Serengeti

    Serengeti

    The best place on earth to see the Big Five
    The vast, untamed Serengeti might just be the best place on earth to see wildlife...
  • Lake Victoria

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  • Ngorongoro Crater

    Ngorongoro Crater

    All off Africa in one 'bowl'
    The Ngorongoro Crater is the world's largest intact -- and inactive -- caldera in the world...
  • Mt. Kilimanjaro

    Mt. Kilimanjaro

    Stand on top of Africa
    Standing 5,986m high, Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest peak and one of the continent's most impressive sights...
  • Tarangire National Park

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  • Pemba Island

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  • Arusha

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  • Karatu

    Karatu

    Gateway to Ngorongoro
    Karatu is a small but lively town on the edge of Ngorongoro Conservation Area...
  • Selous Game Reserve

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  • Ruaha National Park

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  • Ras Kutani

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  • Songosongo Archipelago

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  • Dar es Salaam

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Things to do in Zanzibar

Our recommended experiences and activities

Relax on a paradise island
Zanzibar

Relax on a paradise island

Finish your safari with a few days on the beach at historical Zanzibar, or one of Tanzania’s many lesser-known islands.

Explore the stunning architecture of Stone Town
Zanzibar

Explore the stunning architecture of Stone Town

Zanzibar’s Stone Island is a tangle of narrow streets, overhanging balconies and building battered by ocean winds. Marvel at its architectural flair, from spikes designed to fend off elephants to lavish Arab-style mansions.

Immerse yourself in Zanzibari culture at Darajani Market
Zanzibar

Immerse yourself in Zanzibari culture at Darajani Market

Zanzibar’s premier market is a hive of activity, offering everything from nose-tingling fresh spices and iced fish to the latest mobile phone. Head here for a taste of daily life in Zanzibar.

Where to go in Tanzania

Our recommended places

Serengeti

Serengeti

The vast, untamed Serengeti might just be the best place on earth to see wildlife. Set across northern Tanzania and extending into Kenya, the Serengeti is home to plenty of luxurious lodges from where you can search for the Big Five (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard). For part of the year, it's also home to the mighty great wildebeest migration, which brings millions of wildebeest and zebra into its plains, following ancient migratory paths.

Whatever you come to see, the Serengeti is unmissable.

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater is the world's largest intact -- and inactive -- caldera in the world. Formed more than two million years ago from a huge volcanic explosion, the Crater is now a UNESCO World Heritage site teeming with wildlife. Visitors can see more than 25,000 animals, including four of the Big Five. It's home to the biggest population of Masai lions in Africa and is where wildebeest come to calve during the great migration.

Mt. Kilimanjaro

Mt. Kilimanjaro

Standing 5,986m high, Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest peak and one of the continent's most impressive sights. There are seven established routes to reach the summit, allowing hikers of all experience -- providing they are relatively fit -- the chance to climb Kilimanjaro. Along the way, you'll see volcanos, plenty of birds and experience stunning views.

Karatu

Karatu

Karatu is a small but lively town on the edge of Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Most visitors pass through en-route to safari camps, but if you have some spare time it's worth slowing down to make some cultural connections. But the town's main appeal is its proximity to the rolling Ngorongoro highlands and the world-famous Ngorongoro crater. You can easily spend several days here enjoying guided nature hikes through thick forests and coffee plantations and, of course, a visit down to the vast crater floor.

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