Luxury Tanzania Travel
Luxury Tanzania Travel
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Located in East Africa, Tanzania proudly homes diverse landscapes, the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro, idyllic white-sand beaches and some of the most iconic safari parks on the continent. Safari experiences in Tanzania are authentic, luxurious, and simply unforgettable.
First up is the Serengeti National Park which is an endless savannah of game-filled plains home to the Great Migration. Approximately 1.5 million wildebeest accompanied by 200,000 zebra make the annual pilgrimage around the Serengeti and Masai Mara National Parks in search of fresh rains and green pasture. Because of their repeated movement patterns, it is possible to predict where the herds will be located at particular times of the year.
To the east of the Serengeti is the largest inactive volcanic caldera in the world, named the Ngorongoro Crater. Views down into the crater are breath-taking, and not to be missed. Southern Tanzania, including the Selous and Ruaha National Parks, offers a more “off the beaten track” safari experience with fewer visitors. A range of activities are offered here, including boat safaris, bush walks, and fly camping.
For those looking for a more active safari experience, trek through the Mahale mountains in western Tanzania to experience the habituated chimpanzees, or hike through the tropical rainforests in Udzunga National Park to reach the beautiful waterfalls.
For a relaxing end to a thrilling safari, fly over to Zanzibar Island. Zanzibar is a paradise island located off Tanzania’s eastern mainland. The island has something for everyone: colonial history, tropical spice tours, glistening white-sand beaches, exceptional diving spots, lush forests home to black and white colobus monkeys, and much more.
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Suggested Itineraries for Tanzania
Our experts know Tanzania like the back of their hand, and having traveled extensively around the country, they have put together some trips and tours, and some of the best safari camps and hotels to get you inspired.
Arusha, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, Zanzibar12 NightsFrom $7,520 PPThis iconic Tanzania safari and beach trip offers 14 nights of luxury accommodation in three destina...
Arusha, Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater & Zanzibar12 NightsFrom $6,913 PPThis itinerary includes three national parks in northern Tanzania - Tarangire National Park, the Ngo...
Serengeti National Park & Zanzibar Island11 NightsFrom $8,224 PPAn itinerary that beautifully combines the iconic Serengeti National Park with the romance of Zanzib...
Arusha, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park10 NightsFrom $8,224 PPThis 10-night safari is designed to maximize your chances of seeing the Great Migration as the herds...
Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park, Zanzibar Island12 NightsFrom $9,736 PPAn itinerary that beautifully combines the Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park. Here, you wi...
Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park & Mafia Island13 NightsFrom $10,447 PPThis safari explores the two southern parks in Tanzania that are much quieter and off the beaten tra...
Your Private Tanzania Safari
Tanzania is a country like no other. Located in East Africa, Tanzania is home to Africa’s largest mountain, Africa’s most loved national park and Africa’s most idyllic island – Mount Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti and Zanzibar respectively. Although there are currently no direct flights between London and Tanzania, and the US and Tanzania, with one changeover, it’s easy enough to get into and once you are there, you will find it difficult to leave.
The Lion King was inspired by the plains of the Serengeti. Although Tanzania and Kenya both argue which country has the original ‘Pride Rock’, the ecosystem and the relationships between the animals were all inspired by life in Tanzania. Although the circle of life does not always end happily (especially when it comes to crocodiles and wildebeest river crossings), a safari in the Serengeti is truly memorable. Early morning game drives and evening sundowners (drinks while watching the sunset) are enjoyed every day, with your friendly safari guide often becoming your best friend. It’s a place like no other – everyone needs to experience it.
While the wildlife is second-to-none, the people of Tanzania are extremely kind and warm-hearted. The guides train incredibly hard to get to where they are, so rest assured that you will have a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced guide with you at all times. Image: Dunia Camp, central Serengeti
Best Safari Camps in Tanzania
The wildebeest migration is the gem of a Tanzania safari crown. Although the herds are always on the move, they migrate in a fairly predictable pattern across the plains of the Serengeti. Depending on the time of year, here are some of the best camps and lodges to witness them from.
Gemma our Africa Safari Specialist
When can I see the Great Migration in Tanzania?
The wildebeest migration herds move in a clockwise direction around the plains of the Serengeti National Park, so it’s possible to see them at all times of the year. The period between July and October, the herds are in the very northern plains of the Serengeti before crossing the mighty Mara River into Kenya’s Masai Mara. This is an excellent time to be in the northern Serengeti as there are over 10 crossing points to witness a famous river crossing. The period between January and March is also a fantastic time to see the herds as it is calving season down in the Ndutu plains (southern Serengeti).
How long should my Tanzania safari be?
Whether it is your first safari or tenth safari, I would always recommend a minimum of 3 nights in one camp on safari. This gives you enough time to get to know the setting, the guides and the staff. If you are combining safari destinations, then 6-7 nights on safari is a good guideline. This will give you sufficient time to experience a wealth of safari sightings and experiences.
What is the safari accommodation like in Tanzania?
There is a wide range of safari accommodation to choose from. As an overview, the two main types of safari accommodation are tented camps, and safari lodges. Lodges are often permanent structures, larger and more hotel-like. Safari tented camps are much more rustic, but can still be as luxurious and comfortable as lodges – if not more. These are canvassed tents but often have very elegant features, like ensuite bathrooms, free-standing baths, chandeliers, the list goes on. For those who are keen to see the migration herds, mobile tented camps are a good option. These are safari camps which pack up and move every couple of months, to be in the best location for the herds.
Is Tanzania good for a honeymoon safari?
Yes definitely. Tanzania is often regarded as one of the best destinations for a honeymoon because of its exceptional safari experience, but also the ability to combine it with the paradise island of Zanzibar. With regular internal flights, honeymoon couples can be on safari in the morning (in the Serengeti, Selous or others), fly to Zanzibar and be on the beach sipping cocktails by the afternoon. The guides and staff in all of the safari camps are also very accommodating with honeymoon couples, and plan lots of surprises along the way to make it truly special.
Which national park is best in Tanzania?
With 15 national parks, there is a big choice in Tanzania but it completely depends on what you safari you are looking for. For those who are wanting to tick off the most iconic parks, then combining the northern parks like the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater is a great option. For those who are wanting a safari experience off the beaten track, the southern parks of Selous and Ruaha are absolute gems. There is also Katavi and Mahale which are southern/western parks, offering that authentic and wild experience.
How much is a Tanzania safari?
Depending on which parks you visit, which accommodation you stay in and what time of year you go, a Tanzania safari can be anywhere from £3-4,000 per person upwards. At an average, safari camps will charge around $700 per person per night. Although this may seem a lot compared to the standard ‘nightly cost’ of another holiday, this amount covers all park fees, concession fees, safari activities, guiding, all meals and the majority of the time, all drinks.
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