Tanzania safari, islands and mountains
Destinations Destinations
Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, Arusha
Activity Activity
Nature & Wildlife, Culture & History, Safari, Beach, Trekking, Hiking, National Parks
Physical Level Physical Level
Strenuous

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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Our recommended activities and highlights

Go lion-watching at Simba Kopjes
Serengeti

Go lion-watching at Simba Kopjes

The central Serengeti is home to Simba Kopjes, a rock formation famous for its population of lions. This is the perfect spot to spot these majestic cats on a great migration safari.

Hike-climb Africa's highest mountain
Mt. Kilimanjaro

Hike-climb Africa's highest mountain

Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s tallest mountain and offers several routes to the summit. It is possible to hike to the top without the need for technical climbing, but make sure you acclimatise to the height – Kilimanjaro’s 5,895m peak can cause altitude sickness.

Dive or snorkel off the Kigomasha Peninsula on Pemba
Pemba Island

Dive or snorkel off the Kigomasha Peninsula on Pemba

Formerly a trade centre, Pemba is now most famous as one of Africa’s most rewarding dive destinations. Ringed by coral reef on all sides, the best diving is off the west coast in the deep waters of the Pemba Channel. Look for turtles and reef sharks.

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.

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.

Take a cultural tour with the Masai or Meru peoples
Arusha

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.

Witness the Serengeti migration
Serengeti

Witness the Serengeti migration

The vast Serengeti is home to one of the biggest lion populations in Africa. It’s where the Great Migration starts and is Tanzania’s oldest national park.

Spend a day in Ngorongoro’s volcanic crater looking for wildlife
Ngorongoro Crater

Spend a day in Ngorongoro’s volcanic crater looking for wildlife

Ngorongoro’s crater floor is home to a range of animals, including elephants, rhinos, leopards and many lions. Look out for the pink flamingos at Lake Magadi.

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.

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