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Tanzania safaris, tours & holiday packages

One of Africa's best wildlife safari destinations

From the great migration of the Serengeti to the more remote parks, Tanzania offers superb game viewing in a dramatic setting of snowy peaks, volcanic craters and the Masai steppe of endless plains. 

Tanzania is renowned for its sheer numbers of wildlife. There are lots of big cats, and hordes of wildebeest, zebra and Thompson's gazelle migrate across the grasslands every year, with dramatic river crossings along the path of this Great Migration. 

Few countries can compare with Tanzania's natural beauty and cultural diversity - with Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater all in one country. If you're energetic or adventurous, go on a multi-day walking safari in the Serengeti or Ruaha National Parks or tackle a trek to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak and the world's highest free-standing mountain. Don't miss a visit to the exotic spice islands of Zanzibar for an infusion of aromas and architecture in historic Stone Town.

Popular Tanzania safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

Pel's Fishing Owl in flight

The Selous Game Reserve and Pel’s fishing owl

Explore the Selous Game Reserve and Stiegler's Gorge by 4x4, boat or walking safari, looking for Pel's fishing owl, wild dog, rhino and elephant

$ 2,919

£ 2,338

R 36,651

2,706

per person

6 days
Landscape

Kilimanjaro climb, Machame route - 7 days on the mountain

For the average climber, Machame is probably the most reliable route to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and the roof of Africa

$ 2,813

£ 2,253

R 35,320

2,608

per person

9 days
Stopping for drinks

Wet season Tanzania - best value migration safari

From Lake Manyara to the Ngorogoro Crater and the Serengeti, this Tanzania safari offers real value and shows off the burgeoning green world of Tanzania's rainy season migration 

$ 5,465

£ 4,378

R 68,618

5,067

per person

8 days
Game viewing

The Migration guaranteed - calving season January to March

This four-in-one calving season safari includes not only the Serengeti, but Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorogoro Crater

$ 6,673

£ 5,346

R 83,786

6,187

per person

11 days
Wildebeest Migration

The Migration guaranteed - river crossings July to September

Experience one of Africa's greatest spectacles – smell the dust and hear the noise of thousands of animals crossing the Mara River for fresh grazing

$ 8,651

£ 6,930

R 108,621

8,021

per person

10 days
Elephant Herd

Best of Africa safari

Experience the best of Africa, from the Okavango Delta – one of Africa's Seven Natural Wonders – to the endangered mountain gorillas and East Africa's Great Migration

$ 14,390

£ 11,527

R 180,680

13,342

per person

16 days
Walking safari

The Serengeti on foot

There's no better way to get close to nature and feel alive than on foot, and no better place to walk than the remarkable Serengeti

$ 5,363

£ 4,296

R 67,337

4,972

per person

9 days
Serengeti Wildebeests in Kenya

Wildlife and culture – the perfect balance

Balance Tanzania's wildlife highlights, such as the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, with the rich cultural heritage of local tribes like the Masai

$ 5,275

£ 4,226

R 66,232

4,891

per person

11 days
Migration safari in Kenya and Tanzania

Migration safari in Kenya and Tanzania

See the beauty of nature's greatest wildlife spectacle on one of the grandest stages of them all

$ 9,985

£ 7,999

R 125,371

9,258

per person

8 days
Gorillas

Rwanda gorillas and the migration, both sides of the Mara River

Enjoy two of Africa's most magnificent wildlife experiences – mountain gorillas and the Great Migration – on one unforgettable safari

$ 7,988

£ 6,399

R 100,297

7,406

per person

11 days

Free safari planning advice from destination experts

Veruschka Nel says

Tanzania is vast so it's almost impossible to see it all in one visit. Rather discover it in stages. For first-time visitors, I'd recommend the northern circuit which includes Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara, with some time on one of the tropical islands off the coast.

More on Tanzania holidays

Although Serengeti and Ngorogoro are Tanzania's best known protected areas, even its lesser parks have much to offer. See the huge elephant herds of Tarangire in the dry season (June to November), visit Lake Manyara at the bottom of the Great Rift Valley or go in search of primates in the west, where the Kitale swamps also provide good birding (especially raptors and water birds). 

Discover authentic tribes and cultures in Tanzania too, from the colourful and traditionally nomadic Masai and the Hadzabe hunter gatherers of Lake Eyasi to the Zanzibari people of the islands of the coast with their intriguing customs.  

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Frequently Asked Questions about Tanzania

When is the best time to visit Grumeti Game Reserve?

A Grumeti safari is rewarding throughout the year. However, the best time to visit Grumeti Game Reserve is during the migration months of June and July - when massive herds of wildebeest arrive to cross the crocodile-infested Grumeti River… go there.

When is the best time to visit Arusha National Park?

The best time to visit Arusha National Park is from June to October, during the dry season. It is easier to spot the wildlife - since they normally gather around the waterholes, rainfall is minimal, vegetation is not too thick and mosquitos… go there.

When is the best time to visit Zanzibar Island

The best time to visit Zanzibar Island is from June to October - during the dry months of spring. However, another popular time to visit the tropical Island is from December to February - when it’s hot and dry. go there.

When is the best time to visit Rubondo Island National Park

Rubondo Island National Park is best visited in the dry months of July to February. The jungle is less humid - however, there are also less mosquito’s and the temperatures are not as extreme. go there.

When is the best time to visit Saanane Island National Park?

June to August during the dry season, is the best time to visit Saanane Island National Park. This season is great for game drives, picnic as well as rock hiking. go there.

When is the best time to visit Mkomazi National Park?

June to October is the best time to visit Mkomazi National Park. During the dry season - when the wildlife viewing is at its prime. go there.

When is the best time to track chimpanzees in Mahale Mountains National Park?

July to October, during the dry months - is the best time to track the chimpanzees in Mahale Mountains National Park. Chimpanzees can be found easily on the low mountains slopes. go there.

When is the best time to visit Mikumi National Park?

June to October is the best time to visit Mikumi National Park. During the dry season the wildlife concentrate around waterholes and rivers - making it easier to spot them. go there.

How fit do I need to be to climb the Mount Kilimanjaro?

There is no need to go overboard with fitness preparation for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. However, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a physical undertaking, so you should prepare yourself accordingly with a Kilimanjaro training program. Being in… go there.

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Reviews on our Tanzania safaris

Discover Africa and Carel has put in such an effort for us to experience the annual wildebeest migration, meticulous planning and accurate predictions with logical and the best accommodation options both sides of the Mara River guaranteed us…

Jates and Hil Oettle

from South Africa

We had a wonderful experience with the Discover Africa team on our trip to Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar. Due to unforeseen circumstances we needed to head down early and their team were most helpful in arranging exciting new options for us while…

Mark Tomlinson

from South Africa

Our service from Carel at Discover Africa was outstanding. His recommendations on the timing of our trip, the lodges we should book, communication and overall assistance ensured that our trip went off very smoothly and that we were in the…

Patti Legg

from South Africa

History was made in supporting Chaeli Mycroft to become the 1st quadraplegic female to summit Kilimanjaro. What amazing partners Discover Africa are! Great communications from home team ensured that getting to Tanzania happened without a hitch.

Zelda Mycroft

from South Africa

Discover Africa planned our safari to East Africa and we were certainly in the right areas at the right time, our itinerary was well designed to maximize time with the migration and related sightings - logistics ran smoothly and all in all…

Billy

from South Africa

We have travelled with Discover Africa during February 2015 and we were looked after by Carel Verhoef, our safari planning was made easy by the wealth of knowledge and wonderful service, care and attention we received from Discover Africa…

Linky Theron

from South Africa

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