Destinations Destinations
Serengeti, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, Arusha, Karatu, Dar es Salaam
Activity Activity
Nature & Wildlife, Safari, Luxury, Beach, Family, Hiking
Physical Level Physical Level
Moderate
Season Season
January - December

Begin your Tanzanian trip in Arusha, gateway to Northern Tanzania's national parks and the perfect place to acclimatise before you head to Mount Kilimanjaro. Here, you'll take the Rongai route to the summit, which takes you through tropical forest, moorland and mountains. After your mountain exertions, head to Karatu's farmlands, which allow you to explore the wildlife of the Ngorongoro Crater. Next, travel to the world-famous Serengeti for encounters with the Big Five and the wildebeest migration. Finish off your trip on the tropical beaches of Zanzibar, where you can swim and snorkel. Fly home from Dar es Salaam.

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Culture and coffee in Arusha

Start your Tanzanian adventure by acclimatising in cultural Arusha, gateway to the safari parks of Northern Tanzania and the perfect place to get used to the altitude before Kilimanjaro. Explore the city’s coffee plantations, search for birdlife, go canoeing on Lake Duluti, or simply unwind with a massage at your lodge.

Take a cultural tour with the Masai or Meru peoples

Take a cultural tour with the Masai or Meru peoples

Immerse yourself in local culture with a visit to a traditional village, witnessing daily life and learning more about the lives and history of these semi-nomadic people.

Hiking Mt Kilimanjaro's Rongai Route

From Arusha, you will be taken to Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort to begin your stay at one of Africa’s most celebrated locations. Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak, rising 5,896 metres above sea level. Over the next six days you'll tackle the famed Rongai route starting in lowland tropical forest, climbing through open moorland, into alpine desert before finally reaching the summit.

Wilderness exploration in Karatu

Based in a farmhouse constructed in a colonial style, your trip to the farmlands of Karatu allows you easy access to the famous Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you can take guided treks searching for wildlife or an easier stroll around the farm’s coffee plantation.

Situated in the foothills of Oldeani Volcano, your accommodation offers great views and a swimming pool to relax in at the end of the day.

Witness the great migration in the Serengeti

Travel into the grasslands of the Serengeti where you’ll have the chance to witness the planet’s largest mass migration of land mammals. Depending on the time of year, you’ll have the chance to see more than 2 million, wildebeest, Zebra and gazelles on the move, chased by big cat predators. Your comfortable semi-permanent camp travels where the migration goes, so you’ll always been in the right place to see the action.

Swim and snorkel on a Zanzibar beach

End your Tanzanian trip by unwinding on a tropical beach in Zanzibar beneath the sun. This is the perfect chance to relax in luxurious surroundings after your previous travel.

However, if you’re still feeling active, a trip to the nearby Mnemba Atoll is a great way of seeing marine life, while there are traditional wooden dhow boats available for fishing trips and secluded areas for both swimming and snorkelling.

Immerse yourself in Zanzibari culture at Darajani Market

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.

Explore the stunning architecture of Stone Town

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.

End your trip with a transfer back to Dar es Salaam for your flight home.

Where to stay

Sample accommodations & classes

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Classic Tented Camp

The classic safari experience; you'll be in a tent but it's nothing like 'normal' camping...

Expect to pay $500 per night
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Superior Tented Camp

All the benefits of a tented camp with an extra splash of luxury to make an extra special trip...

Expect to pay $700 per night
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Superior Safari Lodge

Safari lodges are permanent structures, as opposed to mobile camps, which allow extra creature comforts such as a swimming pool, verandas and bar for you to relax with a sundowner after a long day's safari...

Expect to pay $700 per night
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Deluxe Safari Lodge

The premier, no expense spared option for a once-in-a-lifetime trip...

Expect to pay $1,200 per night
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