Luxury Tanzania Safari Tours & Vacations
Luxury Tanzania Safari Tours & Vacations
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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” game viewing 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 Travel
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. All of our trips are tailor-made and can be customized to suit you – our aim is to curate the perfect luxury safari for you, and with our friendly and knowledgable specialists, we are confident we will.
Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Zanzibar Island9 NightsFrom £9,055 PPThis 9-night itinerary combines the most iconic parks and destinations in Tanzania.
Zanzibar Island, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park10 NightsFrom £6,030 PPLooking to combine the highlights of Tanzania into a compact itinerary? This is a great option.
Serengeti National Park, Zanzibar Island10 NightsFrom £8,840 PPFor a once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon, Tanzania is certainly up there!
Serengeti National Park, Zanzibar Island9 NightsFrom £6,670 PPThe wildebeest migration is one of the most desired safari experiences to witness, and rightly so!
Ruaha National Park, Selous Game Reserve, Zanzibar Island10 NightsFrom £7,220 PPThe southern parks of Tanzania are less-visited and off the beaten track.
Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park, Fanjove Private Island9 NightsFrom £8,760 PPOff the beaten track, the southern parks offer a quieter and more secluded experience.
Your Private Luxury Tanzania Safari Tours
Thousands of people head to Tanzania every year for a luxury safari and, home to the great migration, one of the natural wonders of the world, and the largest lion population in the world, it’s obvious why. With a variety of protected national parks, conservation projects, and ranger/guide training programmes, Tanzania is one of the most authentic safari experiences in Africa. The national parks are not fenced or gated and the animals are completely wild, free to roam wherever they choose.
Although there are so many options of where to go and what to do in Tanzania, we are here to guide, recommend a curate a luxury Tanzania safari that is perfect for you. If it’s your first safari, the northern parks of Tanzania combining the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park are great options as they have reliable wildlife sightings year round.
For honeymoon couples looking to to book a luxury Tanzania safari, the southern parks are worth serious consideration. Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park offer fantastic wildlife sightings (particularly wild dog and lion prides) but without the crowds that the northern parks attract. These parks are also good for shorter safari experiences as you can take a short 30-minute flight from Dar es Salaam into the Selous, enjoy 3 days on safari and then fly over to Zanzibar.
Tanzania is a great destination for twin-center luxury trips. You can easily combine a safari with a beach destination and our example itineraries give a couple of examples – such as Serengeti and Zanzibar, and the Selous and Mafia Island.
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.
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 luxury safari in Tanzania?
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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