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Tanzania and Zanzibar

Tanzania is best known for its safari holidays and the tropical island of Zanzibar which sits just off the coast, offers one of the world’s top beach holiday locations

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Tanzania has more land devoted to national parks and game reserves than any other wildlife destination and historically has been one of the most pro active nations in setting aside land for wildlife conservation. With its superb game viewing and white sandy beaches, Tanzania safari holidays  are ideal  to combine game viewing with a beach holiday in Zanzibar.

This unique country has many natural wonders including Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa; the rich game sanctuaries of the Serengeti, Selous, and Ruaha reserves and the marine park off Mafia Island.

During May and June, you can see the annual migration of vast herds of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle trekking across the Serengeti Plains, an awe-inspiring specatacle and a highlight of many of our tailor-made Tanzania holidays. This continual quest for  food takes them across the border into Kenya for four months only to return to the Serengeti Plains later in the year where they foal and breed.

Equally inspiring is the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest unbroken crater in the world, which forms a vast natural amphitheatre and is home to huge numbers of animals.Another unique safari sight on a Tanzania holiday are the tree-climbing lions of Lake Manyara National Park, which is also home to large herds of elephant, hippo and buffalo along with over 400 bird species.

Selous Game Reserve in the southern region of Tanzania  is the largest conservancy in Africa and ideal place to combine a safari holiday with a beach break on Zanzibar Island. Irrigated by the Rufiji River with its hippo and outsized crocodile, Selous is a haven for the endangered wild dog as well as a rich variety of wildlife and birdlife. The reserve offers excellent game viewing all year round, however the safari lodges are only accessible by light aircraft.

After the excitement of a safari in Tanzania, take time to unwind on a coral sand beach. The country is fringed to the east by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and the idyllic islands of Zanzibar and Pemba.

This unique destination has much to offer on a Tanzania safari holiday;

  • Sleep in a treehouse in Tarangire
  • Count wildebeest as they traverse the Serengeti on the annual migration
  •  Look down from the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater and try to spot an elephant 600 metres below.
  • Gaze at the snow capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. It can’t be that hard to climb, can it?!
  • Spot the tree climbing Lions in Lake Manyara National Park
  • Cruise down the Rufiji River in the Selous, spotting game on the river banks.

A Tanzania safari holiday can be tailored to be as relaxing or as exhilarating as you wish. Let us help you plan your next Tanzania safari holiday, tailor-made to suit your interests and your budget.

Fantastic feedback from our clients on a Tanzania safari:

Our holiday was absolutely fantastic & we loved every minute of it.  All the lodges, each so different were wonderful and the hospitality second to none.  It was lovely to experience Northern Tanzania again especially flying between lodges/camps to make the most of our time away.  Our fellow travellers (2 American couples) were on their first safari & it was brilliant to share this new adventure with them and although we were a group of six we were always treated as individual, special couples wherever we stayed!! Finally, on our last day we were able to change our pick up point on the Serengeti (arranged by Peter, when we asked whether it was possible) which meant we had an amazing day in central Serengeti with countless wildlife including cheetahs, leopards and the largest pride of lions (at least 14)  & the youngest cubs that we have ever seen in the wild, the perfect end to a perfect holiday!!

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