The land of impossible abundance.

From witnessing wildebeest sweep majestically across the plains of the Serengeti, to gasping for air amongst glaciers on top of Mount Kilimanjaro, to kicking back on an idyllic beach in Zanzibar, Tanzania is one of the most diverse countries in Africa. With its world class lodges and ease of getting around, this East African country is one of our absolute favourite destinations on the continent.

In general, Tanzania’s itineraries are split into a Northern Circuit, a Southern Circuit or a Western Circuit. While holidays are by no means limited to visiting just one of the regions, we advise to spend longer in one region to make the most of your time.

In the North, the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire national parks all offer some of the best big game viewing in Africa. Witnessing the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra in the Serengeti is one of the nature’s greatest events and occurs in Tanzania from November to July each year. The spectacular Ngorongoro Crater provides fantastic viewing opportunities alongside some of the best lodges and camps in the country.

In Tanzania’s South, the far quieter Ruaha and Selous reserves provide an ideal destination for an off-the-beaten-track safari. Combining stunning camps with a variety of safari experiences, a trip to the south will always make you want to come back for more.

For those of you wanting to head into some of the wildest regions left in East Africa, ask us about the little known western National Parks. Katavi provides a unique safari experience in areas where wildlife is not accustomed to seeing humans, while Mahale set on Lake Tanganika offers the opportunity to see chimpanzee.

A trip to Tanzania wouldn’t be complete without spending a few days unwinding on the tropical spice islands of the Zanzibar Archipelago. With pristine white sands, remarkable sea-life and fascinating history, the islands make Tanzania the ideal Safari & Beach destination.

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Itineraries

Tanzania: Southern Explorer
Ruaha, Selous & Pemba

Tanzania: Southern Explorer

From £6977 per person
10 Nights
3 Locations

This fantastic itinerary explores Tanzania's Selous & Ruaha before concluding on the tranquil island of Pemba.

Tanzania: Pure Northern
Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti

Tanzania: Pure Northern

From £5346 per person
7 Nights
3 Locations

The purest northern Tanzanian safari one could ever wish for! This itinerary explores the the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater, one of natu...

Kichaka Expeditions: The Swashbuckler
Immerse yourself in the African bush with 7 nights exploring Tanzania's Ruaha National Park

Kichaka Expeditions: The Swashbuckler

From £5578 per person
7 Nights
2 Locations

Immerse yourself in the African bush with 7 nights exploring Tanzania's Ruaha National Park

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“Toby's passion for and knowledge of Africa, honed after a number of years of guiding himself, were clear to see. This fed into his suggested itineraries, all of which were on budget.”

Tom S | Tanzania

Time your visit with Tanzania's seasons

Tanzania is another country that is fantastic to visit year round, with every month offering something unique, however certain areas do become harder to access at certain times of year. As a general rule, Tanzania follows a typical East African climate, with the two 'dry seasons' and two 'green seasons'. A quick overview would look like this. Dry: June-October & December-February. Green: March-May & November.

The Great Wildebeest and Zebra Migration is constantly moving through the Serengeti so no matter when you visit, if you are hoping to see the migration you'll be in luck.

From March through to the end of May the 'long-rains' fall across Tanzania, while in November the 'short-rains' arrive. While on the outlook this seems rather daunting, many camps remain open during these months and visitors are rewarded for their bravery. Although you can be unlucky and be rained on a couple of days in a row, the typical weather pattern is for big storm clouds to build up during the day (a spectacular sight) which then breaks in a torrential downpour over the course of about half an hour. The sun then comes back out and dries everything out within moments. The Ruaha in the south is a notable exception where the dry season tends to start a little earlier towards April.

From June to late October the skies clear and there are glorious long days of dry weather. These are typically the busiest months in Tanzania as a result of the migration heading into full swing. Rates are often a lot higher during these months and availability for space can be tough to come by.

In January and February the skies are clear again after the 'short-rains'. This is a great season to go if you are keen to avoid busy National Parks and beaches.

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Entamanu Ngorongoro
Ngorongoro Crater
Luxury Camp
Big Cats
Cultural Experiences

Entamanu Ngorongoro

Luxury tented safari camp perched on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater

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Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Ngorongoro Crater
Luxury Lodge
Ultimate Romance

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Luxury safari lodge overlooking Tanzania's Ngorongoro Crater

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Ikuka Safari Camp
Ruaha National Park
Luxury Camp
Bonamy Favourite

Ikuka Safari Camp

Intimate luxury safari camp in Tanzania's Ruaha National Park

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Kichaka Frontier
Ruaha National Park
Bush Camp
Big Cats

Kichaka Frontier

Ruaha National Park, Tanzania

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Kichaka Untamed
Ruaha National Park
Bush Camp
Mobile Camp

Kichaka Untamed

Ruaha National Park, Tanzania

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Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp
Serengeti National Park
Bush Camp
Mobile Camp

Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp

Mobile safari camp that follows the Great Migration

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Sand Rivers Selous
Selous Game Reserve
Bush Lodge
River Access

Sand Rivers Selous

Stylish safari lodge in the Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

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Klein's Camp
Serengeti National Park
Luxury Camp
Big Cats

Klein's Camp

Luxury lodge perched on a hill in the game-rich northeastern Serengeti

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Legendary Serengeti Camp
Serengeti National Park
Bush Camp
Mobile Camp

Legendary Serengeti Camp

Mobile safari camp that follows Tanzania's Great Migration

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Mkombe's House Lamai
Serengeti National Park
Luxury Lodge
Exclusive Use

Mkombe's House Lamai

Stunning exclusive-use house in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

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Nomad Lamai Serengeti
Serengeti National Park
Luxury Lodge
Bonamy Favourite

Nomad Lamai Serengeti

Luxury camp located in Kenya's Serengeti National Park

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Serengeti Mobile Lamai
Serengeti National Park
Bush Camp
Mobile Camp

Serengeti Mobile Lamai

Luxury mobile camp in Kenya's Serengeti National Park

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Olakira Migration Camp
Serengeti National Park
Bush Camp
Mobile Camp

Olakira Migration Camp

Mobile migration camp in the Serengeti

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Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp
Serengeti National Park
Bush Camp
Mobile Camp

Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp

The original Serengeti tented camp

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Serengeti Under Canvas
Serengeti National Park
Bush Camp
Mobile Camp

Serengeti Under Canvas

Luxury tented camp in Tanzania's Serengeti

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Singita Sabora Tented Camp
Serengeti National Park
Luxury Camp
Tennis Court

Singita Sabora Tented Camp

Luxurious tented camp located in Tanzania's Serengeti Singita Grumeti

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Fundu Lagoon
Zanzibar Archipelago
Beach Lodge
Bonamy Favourite

Fundu Lagoon

Barefoot luxury on Pemba Island

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Matemwe Beach House
Zanzibar Archipelago
Beach Resort
Scuba Diving

Matemwe Beach House

Superb private beach house on one of Zanzibar's finest beaches

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Mnemba Island
Zanzibar Archipelago
Beach Lodge
Scuba Diving

Mnemba Island

Barefoot island paradise just off Zanzibar

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Xanadu Villas
Zanzibar Archipelago
Beach Resort
Bonamy Favourite

Xanadu Villas

Beautifully designed private villas on Zanzibar, Tanzania

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Zawadi
Zanzibar Archipelago
Beach Resort
Spa Treatments

Zawadi

Luxury lodge on Zanzibar's East coast

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CREATE UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES

By taking the time to properly listen to you, we design unique and personalised itineraries that combine your dreams with our first-hand knowledge of Africa.

We know that it’s the all-important finer details that have the power to turn your experience into a memory that will last a lifetime. We always go that extra mile to make sure you have the best holiday possible.

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