Introduction to Tanzania Safaris and Holidays

Tanzania is located in East Africa and is one of the world’s most renowned safari destinations, offering an abundance of wildlife and unsurpassed scenery. Attractions include the Serengeti and its Great Migration; Mount Kilimanjaro – the World’s highest free-standing mountain; the World Heritage Site of Ngorongoro Conservation Area and numerous game-filled Parks and Reserves.

luxury safari tour in Tanzania is ideal to combine with a beach holiday in Zanzibar. This small, pretty island in the Indian Ocean is known as The Spice Island and it has beautiful white sand beaches and a rich history and culture.

Most visitors to Tanzania are attracted by the opportunity to witness one of Nature’s most incredible events – the Great Migration – this an experience of a lifetime can be witnessed when on safari in Tanzania. The profusion of plains game also attracts predators such as hyenas and the Big Cats, so game-viewing can be particularly rewarding.


The Great Migration

One of our planet’s most spectacular wildlife events is the annual wildebeest migration which can be witnessed in Northern Tanzania. It is the largest and longest over-land migration and is one of the Wonders of the Natural World. Read our guide to the best areas and accommodation to choose according to your travel date.

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Tanzania Safari Tours

A selection of the finest wildlife safari tours in Tanzania with travel by road, by air or a combination of both. We have a range of tours to suit all tastes and budgets, including comfortable lodges in great locations, tented safari camps, mobile camps and luxury properties.

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Tanzania Camps & Lodges

Tanzania has an excellent selection of camps and lodges situated within Katavi National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Ruaha National Park, Selous Game Reserve, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park and Gombe Stream.

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Tanzania Parks & Reserves

Tanzania has the largest amount of land committed only for use as national parks and game reserves than any other country in the world. The diverse landscape of Tanzania provides homes for many different species of animal and birds.

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Arusha Hotels

Situated below Mount Meru, Arusha is the capital of Tanzania. Arusha is surrounded by some of the finest national parks including Serengeti and Tarangire and is the ideal location to begin your Tanzanian safari adventure

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Mt Kilimanjaro Climbs

Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s highest free-standing mountain, towers majestically over vast open plains with a permanently snow-covered peak which, on a clear day, can be seen from over 150kms away.

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Tanzania Travel Information

Home to the famous snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak on the African continent, the Serengeti National Park where the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra takes place every year and the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest inactive, unbroken and unflooded caldera in the world, Tanzania provides the ingredients for a perfect African safari. Combine this with beautiful and unspoilt beaches, this is a destination waiting to be explored.  Our travel information section aims to provide you with useful information and resources for your holiday to Tanzania. 

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Tanzania Add-Ons to Kenya Safaris

Visitors to Kenya and Tanzania can easily combine both countries in one trip using daily flights that connect the popular safari areas. Many itineraries and combinations are possible and we can tailor-make a multi-destination tour to suit your budget. Here we have detailed some popular Tanzania add-ons (to Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater) that can be added after any Kenya safari ending in the Masai Mara.

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About Tanzania

Tanzania is an East African nation with 26 regions consisting of the mainland (formerly known as Tanganyika) and the Island of Zanzibar. The country is blessed with beautiful and scenic terrain including the expansive Serengeti woodlands and grasslands. The Serengeti is the stage for the Great Migration – one of the Wonders of the Natural World. This is our planet’s largest and longest over-land movement of animals, involving millions of wildebeest and zebra along with their predators.

Tanzania is also home to the famous snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro which is the highest peak on the African continent.

The Tanzanian coastline along the Indian Ocean and the Zanzibar Archipelago, offers a number of impressive pristine beaches together with a tropical climate. Tanzania is also home to a variety of different tribes and cultures including the Masai, who live in the North on the Serengeti plains and who are always happy to share their cultural traditions with visitors.

The spectacular Ngorongoro Crater has walls in excess of two thousand feet and is home to a number of animals including the “big five” and an astonishing variety of bird species. Visitors can also visit the “Olduvai Gorge” known as “The Cradle of Mankind”.This gorge is more than 40 km long and is a world famous prehistoric site with some of the earliest recorded human fossilised footprints, estimated to be over 3.75 million years old.

Another “World Heritage Site” is Lake Manyara Reserve which features the famous tree climbing lions and other National Parks include Tarangire Park, Ruaha, Katavi and Mikumi. These parks offer a wide variety of different animals and birds which would suit any nature enthusiast and since they are still relatively unknown they offer a quieter safari experience.

With its wealth of culture, scenery and coastline, Tanzania provides the perfect safari and beach holiday.


Visa Requirements

Visitors who require a Visa can apply for one on arrival into Tanzania, but this can be a lengthy process. We advise our clients to apply online for a visa in advance so that they have this before arrival. To check the latest Visa requirements and to apply visit


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Our team of expert Safari Consultants can help you put together your perfect Tanzania safari. Simply contact us and we will be happy to help.


Concerned about the security of your booking and your own safety while on safari?

We fully appreciate your concerns when it comes to booking a safari in Africa and you can rest assured that your financial security when booking and your own personal safety when on safari is our highest priority. Gamewatchers Safaris is a member of the Kenya Association of Tour Operators bonding scheme, backed by a leading insurance company, to ensure your payments are fully protected if a bonded KATO member ceases trading.