Tanzania is one of the most unique countries in Africa in terms of diversity in ecosystems, attractions, and wildlife; from the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro to the sandy beaches of Zanzibar to the vast open plains of the savannah, Tanzania is the real deal in terms of what Africa has to offer. Travel north to witness the spectacle of the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra herds crossing the Mara River in the Serengeti, immerse yourself in the local culture of the Maasai, visit one of the largest calderas in the world to see the Big Five in the valley of the Ngorongoro Crater, spot a lion in a tree and a flamboyance of flamingos at Lake Manyara, observe herds of elephant in Tarangire, or head west to Lake Tanganyika and the Mahale Forest for chimpanzee trekking and south to Ruaha and Selous to spot incredible predators and birdlife. Accommodation include beautifully tented camps that offer unique perspectives on safari, from fly camping, walks with the Maasai, and balloon safaris to unforgettable treks.
Beyond safaris, consider scaling the highest peak in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro or opt for a relaxing stay on the stunning shores of the Indian Ocean in Zanzibar. Renowned for its dazzling crystal clear waters, coral reefs, white sandy beaches, culture, spice markets, and traditional dhow cruises, Zanzibar is a great way to end a vacation to East Africa.
What’s To Love in Tanzania
Visit a Maasai Village
Visit a Maasai Village to learn their unique nomadic and pastoral way of life, maintaining their ancient customs in the modern world.
View the Great Migration at the Mara River Crossing
Witness the world-renowned Great Migration as herds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra plunge into the raging Mara River in an attempt to cross into the northern Serengeti. The sheer number of animals who partake in this daring venture to cross the river in spite of hungry crocks waiting to pounce on those in unlucky proximity is truly a spectacle to witness.
Balloon Over the Serengeti
Embark at daylight’s first rays and sail above the stunning savannah that comes to life with animals emerging from their slumber. After your safari, settle down to a full champagne breakfast in the sincerity of the bush.
Venture to the thick forest of Mahale Mountains set against the serene Lake Tanganyika to encounter a lively troop of chimpanzees.
Cruise the Beaches of the Zanzibar Archipelago
Spend an afternoon sailing around the secluded beaches of the Zanzibar archipelago in a vessel traditional to the coast for hundreds of years, with a majestic sweeping sail and silent drift that will offer a peaceful, romantic adventure.
Snorkel and Scuba Dive Off the Coast
Take a dive trip to one of the many sections of coral reef off the coast of the archipelago, where fish, sting rays, turles, and other sea creatures are abundant.
Enjoy a Night Drive in a Private Concession
Night drives take place after dinner and give you the thrill of observing nocturnal animals not easily seen in the day as well as predators on the prowl.
Embrace the Culture of Stone Town
Take a day trip from your stay on Mafia or Pemba Island to Zanzibar’s capital where you can explore the vibrant streets and alleyways of this historic trading port to the Arabic world.
Hike Mount Kilimanjaro
Ascend the highest peak in Africa standing at a staggering 19,000 feet. Spend five to ten days with a guide, porters, and crew as you traverse a stunning terrain that transforms from forests teeming with wildlife, to vast open meadows, to snow capped ridges as you make your way to the stunning Uhuru Peak.
Spend Time with
the Hazabe Tribe
Spend an afternoon walking with one of the few remaining hunter-gatherer tribes in Africa, witnessing their incredible speed and accuracy in the age-old tradition of hunting wildlife and the meticulous traditions of gathering they still employ today.
There are two distinct seasons for Tanzania that are both fabulous for safari, the first being the famous Great Migration when the wildebeest and zebra herds plunge across the Mara River into the northern Serengeti, usually occurring between July and September. Keep in mind that this season attracts many like-minded travelers and areas can become busy with game vehicles. The other season is between December and March when the plains are lush, the area is quiet, migratory bird viewing is prime, and perhaps most importantly the herds of wildebeest are settled in the southern Seregenti for calving season. April, May typically bring heavy rains. November is considered shoulder season where prices are low, but it can be hot and dusty, but ideal for sighting large prides of lions.
Typically for the type of Custom Itineraries we build, price in Tanzania can run from $800 - 1200 USD + per person per day, primarily dependent upon time of year, lodging style, single or double occupancy, and included activities. We strive to work within your budget and provide guidance on how you can achieve your goal. Quoted Tour prices include camps and lodges, required regional flights, guides, excursions, park entrance and conservation fees, equipment rental, ground transfers, all meals, all beverages including local alcoholic beverages.
Tour proposals exclude international flights, travel insurance, and gratuities. Each proposal will detail all inclusions and exclusions for clarity.