Lioness playing with cubs, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Tanzania Holidays

With a remarkable concentration and diversity of wildlife and ecosystems, Tanzania delivers some of the most impressive natural spectacles. Get close to the great migration, the slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater as well as the mountains and plains of Ruaha.

A land of grassy plains, rift-formed lakes and pinnacle-like volcanoes, Tanzania’s exciting landscape is carpeted with wildlife to match. The Serengeti – with its iconic migration – and the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater capture the most attention. But Tanzania’s appeal extends far beyond these, with baobab-strewn Tarangire, wild Selous and remote Katavi as different as they are beautiful.

Selous aerial shot, Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

Why travel to Tanzania

  • Spend a night on the ridge of the Ngorongoro Crater. From the wonderfully situated Entamanu Camp, admire views of both the crater floor and the distant Serengeti
  • Experience exclusivity, staying at a handful of private mobile camps in the Serengeti and Tarangire
  • Explore the elephant-rich landscape of Tarangire, with its lush marsh-filled valleys and tusk-scarred baobabs. Stay at bush-encircled Oliver’s Camp, often visited by passing game
  • Combine the thrills of the safari circuit with the peaceful Arabian feel of Zanzibar. Stay at The Residence and relax amidst palm-shaded gardens that border the white-sand beaches
  • Head to the remote southeast of the country, tracking chimps in the Mahale Mountains and encountering vast herds of buffalo on Katavi’s open plains.
Elephants under tree, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Discover the Serengeti

  • Majestic plains, dotted with kopjes and home to breath-taking wildlife
  • Watch as wildebeests and zebras flood the plains; witness the great migration
  • Stay at tented camps, hidden in this wide-open terrain, each unique
Flamingos, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Flamingos, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Discover the Ngorongoro Crater

  • A vast natural colosseum offering unique vistas and spectacular wildlife
  • Stay at luxurious camps that perch on the forest-strewn rim
  • Below, encounter grazing rhinos and statuesque pink flamingos

Explore Tanzania

  • Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Selous Game Reserve
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Tarangire National Park
  • Manyara National Park
  • Ruaha National Park

Experiences

What do you really love doing? We curate your itinerary especially for you.

Exterior of Tent, Serian Serengeti, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Safari with Alex Walker

Join renowned guide Alex Walker on a walking safari, staying at simple tented camps. Immerse yourself in the environment, with complete flexibility and at the whim of Alex’s instincts and the animals.

Suggested camp

Three cheetahs in the savannah, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Namiri Plains

Explore the remote Namiri Plains, in the western Serengeti. Access this area is exclusive to those staying here and it is renowned for the density of big cats, especially lions and cheetahs.

Suggested camp

Game Drives, Mwiba Lodge, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Private Reserves

Stay at one of the private reserves that adjoin the eastern Serengeti. These privately funded conservation areas are rich with wildlife, offer some of the best guiding and allow off-road driving.

Suggested Holiday Idea

Elephant herd, Tarangire, Tanzania

Elephant Herds

Encounter Tarangire’s vast herds of elephants, with hundreds of them flooding the landscape en route to the lush marshes.

Suggested Holiday Idea

African lioness sleeping on a tree

Tree-climbing Lions

Spot lions relaxing on broad tree branches in Lake Manyara National Park. This is one of the few places where they exhibit this unusual tree-climbing behaviour.

Sundowners with lake behind, Chem Chem, Tarangire National Park

Slow Safari

Stay at the home of the “slow safari”, Chem Chem Lodge. This beautiful lodge sits in a private concession adjoining Tarangire National Park and has perfected a wonderful mix of relaxation and wildlife.

Suggested Holiday Idea

Woodland kingfisher, Lake Manyara, Tanzania

Lake Manyara Birdlife

Lake Manyara is home to a spectacular array of birdlife and offers one of the best locations in Tanzania for birding. With more than 400 species found here, you can often spot as many as 100 in a day.

Uhuru Peak (highest summit) on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

Mount Kilimanjaro

Tackle the challenge of a lifetime, and reach Kili’s snowy peak. Being a non-technical climb, it is open to most people with a reasonable level of fitness.

Migration, Serengeti, Tanzania

The Great Migration

Watch as wildebeests and zebras flood the plains of the Serengeti. Witness one of the greatest animal migrations on the planet,

Suggested Holiday Idea

Lioness playing with cubs, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti Safari

Take a safari out on the majestic plains of the Serengeti, dotted with granite kopjes and home to breath-taking wildlife.

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Where to Stay

Every captivating tailor-made itinerary needs a perfect base. Our team has handpicked this collection of properties to give you luxury options in styles to suit any adventure.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Illona Cross

Born in a small South African town, I have always followed my passion for nature and discovery. After studying Nature Conservation in Pretoria, I was one of the first women to complete a very tough cadetship in the Natal Parks Board. It was here where I cut my teeth in African wildlife management.

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Chris Johnston

Chris is the Conde Nast Traveller chosen Specialist for Africa.

25 years ago, my first trip to Africa took on a life of its own. I planned for three months, I stayed for two years. Whilst there, I was mistaken for a priest, attacked by sharks and arrested. Yet the countless, clattering journeys opened my eyes to the beauty of the landscapes and the grace of the people. My recent trips are undoubtedly more comfortable, but the welcome is as warm as ever and the best experiences are still those I never see coming.

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