Holidays to Tanzania are all about safari days and starry nights while Zanzibar’s Indian Ocean coastline beckons for post-safari relaxation

In the midst of ancient baobab and acacia trees in the scorched savannah, big cats, elephants and giraffe roam free. From the spine-tingling Great Migration that thunders through the Serengeti plains to the hot soft sands of Zanzibar, holidays to Tanzania combine luxury safari adventure with chic island life. Picnic with hippos on the Ngorongoro Crater floor; take a thrilling dusk safari through the remote Selous; head to the Serengeti for year-round big cat spotting in Tanzania’s oldest national park; and experience world-class comfort in luxury tented camps. Choose an overland or fly-in safari for your Tanzania holiday – either way, as sure as flamingos fly over soda lakes, it’s going to be a spectacular and enchanting adventure.

Our Personal Travel Experts know Tanzania really well. If you would like one our Tanzania experts to tailor-make an unforgettable Tanzania safari for you, give us a call or pop in to your local store.

  • All our safaris take place in 4x4 vehicles; there are no minibuses here!
  • The diversity of Tanzania is awe inspiring, from the ‘cradle of mankind’ at Olduvai Gorge to the unique Ngorongoro Crater
  • The Serengeti hosts a large section of the annual migration, hailed as the ‘greatest wildlife show on earth’
  • Hot-air balloon rides over the Serengeti are unforgettable
  • Quieter southern parks ideal for bird watching and wilderness safaris

Good to know

Time difference:

GMT +3 hours

Capital:

Dodoma

Currency:

Tanzanian shilling, although US$ are widely accepted

Flying time to destination:

10 hours to Dar es Salaam, 10½ hours to Zanzibar via Nairobi, 9½ hours to Kilimanjaro via Nairobi.

More facts

When to visit Tanzania

Jan

Recommended

Good time to escape

Feb

Recommended

Good time to escape

Mar

Recommended

Good time to escape

Apr

Not Recommended

Not so good time to escape

May

Not Recommended

Not so good time to escape

Jun

Recommended

Good time to escape

Jul

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Aug

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Sep

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Oct

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Nov

Could be Recommended

might be time to escape

Dec

Recommended

Good time to escape

Further climate information

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Kuoni Insider

The Ngorongoro Crater has breathtaking views. After the hair-raising trip down into the crater I was lucky enough to watch a cheetah on the prowl – holding my breath as it ran at impressive speed after its prey. Tanzania also has a wonderful culture and I had the chance to try the local banana beer; some would say that is an experience in itself!

Kate Potter, Kuoni Chester