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Tanzania Safaris

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The Serengeti,  home of the Great Migration and a name synonymous with the vast open plains (which give it its name) and host to huge herds of zebra and wildebeest, patrolled by numerous predators. This is the heartland of Tanzania.

Tanzania though also has many other National Parks and boasts beautiful beaches with hundreds of miles of palm-fringed sands. Its cities are relaxed and friendly. Its huge lakes, Victoria, Tanganyika and Nyasa are bountiful with fish. Its mountains are massive and mysterious and include Mount Meru, Ol Doinyo Lengai and the Usambaras in addition, of course, to Mount Kilimanjaro – the ‘Roof of Africa’ and the tallest free-standing mountain in the world.

Yet despite all these attractions Tanzania has enough space to allow the traveller to feel the open spaces, the sense of freedom and of peace.

Tanzania can be combined with Zanzibar or Mozambique

Katavi National Park / Lake Victoria

Katavi National Park lies to the far west of Tanzania towards Lake Victoria […]

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Lake Manyara National Park

This wedge of surprisingly varied vegetation supports a wealth of wildlife nourished by the streams flowing out of the base of the escarpment with waterfalls spilling over the cliffs.

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Mafia Island

Located 75 miles south of Dar es Salaam, Mafia Island’s name derives from a tribe from ancient Yemen who dominated the coast some 3,000 years ago […]

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Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area

Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area

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Pemba Island

Pemba Island lies to the north of the main island of Zanzibar and is small, hilly and verdant more reminiscent of the Caribbean……….

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Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park

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Selous Game Reserve

Part of the Southern Safari Circuit, the Selous is bigger than either Denmark or Switzerland and covers more than 5% of the land mass of Tanzania […]

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Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park

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Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park

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Zanzibar

Despite its size and remote location, Zanzibar – a small collection of islands – of which Unguja is the main island […]

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Climate and When to Go

Temperature (ºC) These are the average lows and highs

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
24/3124/3223/3223/3121/3019/2919/2918/2919/3020/3022/3123/31

Rainfall (mm)
Average rainfall but will vary according to where you are in Botswana

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
6181115286183312926326210495

Travel Tips

  • The famous annual migration of wildebeest and zebra heads northwards from the southern Serengeti before crossing into the Masai Mara in Kenya in late August / early September.
  • The northern parks of Tarangire, Ngrongoro Crater and Serengeti are best visited during the dry months between June and October.
  • The southern parks of Ruaha, Selous and Katavi are best explored between July and March.
  • Chimpanzees can be seen all year-round in the Mahale Mountains on the edge of Lake Tanganyika.
  • The spice islands of Zanzibar & Pemba offer an attractive beach extension.
  • Sample the luxury of our safari camps in Tanzania

Further reading

  • The Safari Companion – Richard D. Estes
  • Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa – Terry Stevenson & John Fanshawe
  • Mammals of Africa – Collins Field Guide
  • The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals – Johnathan Kingdon
  • Wild Flowers of East Africa – Michael Blundell
  • Portrait of a Nation – Paul Joynson-Hicks
  • Tanzania: African Eden – Javed Jafferji/Graham Mercer
  • The Serengeti’s Great Migration – Carlo Mari/Harvey Croze
  • Serengeti: Natural Order on the African Plain – Mitsuaki Iwago
  • Ngorongoro – Reinhard Kunkel

Tanzania

Baraza Resort & Spa – Itinerary

A great beach destination following your safari in Tanzania or Kenya and can be easily reached by daily flights from all major East Africa airports. Honeymoon specials apply throughout the year and at certain times long stay specials are available too. Prices start from £225 per person per night based on two people sharing a […]

Prices:
From
£225 to £370
$276 to $453
R3825 to R6290

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Breezes Beach Club & Spa – Itinerary

A great beach destination following your safari in Tanzania or Kenya and can be easily reached by daily flights from all major East Africa airports. Honeymoon specials apply throughout the year and at certain times other offers may be valid. Prices start from £60 per person per night based on two people sharing a standard […]

Prices:
From
£60 to £210
$74 to $257
R1020 to R3570

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Fundu Lagoon – Itinerary

An idyllic beach and superb diving destination following your safari in Tanzania or Kenya and can easily be reached by flights to Pemba Island via Zanzibar.  Following a 45 minute road transfer to Mkoani Port it is a 25 minute speedboat transfer into Fundu Lagoon. Please note that Fundu Lagoon is closed between early April […]

Prices:
From
£225 to £455
$276 to $557
R3825 to R7735

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Mnemba Island Lodge – Itinerary

Mnemba is one of those idyllic hideaway locations that complements the other &Beyond properties in East Africa and is the place to for that honeymoon or romantic special occasion. Honeymoon specials apply throughout the year and at certain times other offers may be valid. Prices start from £525 per person per night based on two […]

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Pole Pole – Itinerary

A beautiful resort situated on Mafia Island, south of Dar es Salaam, and an ideal location for a relaxing beach destination following your safari in Tanzania or Kenya. Honeymoon specials apply throughout the year and at certain times other offers may be valid. Prices start from £170 per person per night based on two people […]

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Selous & Pemba (Silver)

The Selous & Pemba itinerary combines four nights on safari with six nights on the beach in two locations that are off the beaten track from most visitors to Tanzania. Excellent game viewing is assured whilst the diving in the Pemba Channel is some of the best in this part of East Africa. The itinerary […]

Prices:
From
£3645 to £4395
$4465 to $5384
R61965 to R74715

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The Palms – Itinerary

Located on the eastern coast of Zanzibar, The Palms is a superbly stylish beach destination following your safari in Tanzania or Kenya and can be easily reached by daily flights from all major East Africa airports. Honeymoon specials apply throughout the year and at certain times other offers may be valid. Prices start from £265 […]

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The Wild West (Silver)

The Wild West safari is a seven night (although it can also be six) itinerary that takes you to two of the remotest national parks in western Tanzania, far from the more well known northern circuit. It can though be easily combined with the world famous Serengeti. Your safari starts on arrival into Arusha (an […]

Prices:
Fixed Price:
£4395
$5384
R74715

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