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Tanzania Safari

Tanzania is renowned for offering some of the best game viewing and safari experiences in all of Africa.  Although most famous for the iconic Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti Plains (along with Kenya's Masai Mara, home to the Great Migration), Tanzania also boasts some less-visited but no less interesting parks and reserves, including the Selous, Ruaha, Mahale and Katavi.   All of Tanzania's safari options are easily combinable with a beach break on the Tanzanian mainline coast or one of its islands such as Zanzibar.
Tanzania has taken a high-quality, low-volume approach to safari tourism, similar to the Botswana model, with an emphasis on excellent accommodation, service and guiding, rather than a high volume of tourists.  This makes for a much better, more exclusive and intimate, safari experience than can be found in some other African countries which have taken a more mass-market approach.  Notwithstanding the high standards, a Tanzania safari is also comparatively good value for money - a good safari lodge starts at about $400 per person per night, by comparison with Botswana where accommodation starts at about $1,000 and the best lodges are well over $2,000 per person per night. 

Tanzania also has an impressive range of safari accommodation across the country to suit every traveller, from the most intrepid and adventurous to the most sophisticated and discerning.  From rustic and basic tented camps with bucket showers and no electricity, to uber-luxurious permanent camps where every wish is anticipated before it even arises, Tanzania will have something to suit you.

Tanzania Safaris: Top 5 reasons to go

1.      Tanzania offers some of the best game viewing, and some of the best beaches, in the world.  Here you can seamlessly combine an authentic, wild Tanzania safari with a deserted Indian Ocean beach holiday, all in one trip.  Show me more >

Some of our Favourite Tanzania Safari Lodges

Our Top 3 Tanzania Safari Destinations

1.       Our hands-down favourite place for a Tanzania safari is the Selous Game Reserve in the south of the country, which is the largest game reserve in Africa.  As a game reserve rather than a national park, the Selous offers a wider range of activities, including boating, walking and fly camping in the bush.  Accommodation is better value (offering more luxury for your money), and the parks are closer both to each other and to the beach, meaning less travelling time.   Show me more >

Some of our Favourite Tanzania Safari Parks

Itinerary Suggestions

25% of Tanzania’s huge landmass is protected as a national park or game reserve for wildlife conservation purposes.  Between them, these parks and reserves contain a fantastic variety of dramatic landscapes and a huge range of game, big and small, predators and prey; you are spoiled for choice on a Tanzania safari.   Show me more >




Although we tailor-make all our trips we have reproduced a number of popular itineraries here

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Map of Tanzania

Tanzania Map Tanzania - Serengeti Tanzania - Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania - Lake Manyara Tanzania - Tarangire Tanzania - Kilimanjaro Tanzania - Selous Game Reserve Tanzania - Ruaha Tanzania - Mahale Mountains Tanzania - Katavi Tanzania - Zanzibar Tanzania - Pemba Island Tanzania - Mafia Island Tanzania - Dar es Salaam Tanzania - Arusha
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