Tanzania

Why Choose Tanzania?

Tanzania is a huge country, three times the size of France. It protects more land through its national parks and reserves than any other country on the African continent and there are so many different ways to enjoy this incredible, diverse country.

Marvel at the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra across the vast plains of the Serengeti, gaze in wonder at the Ngorongoro Crater - a geological wonder. Travel to Lake Manyara, often pink with flamingoes, photograph the unique tree-climbing lion and abundant birdlife; visit Arusha National Park with its concentration of giraffe and flighty colobus monkeys and Tarangire National Park with its majestic herds of elephant or climb Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro.

Why not complete your African holiday and adventures in Tanzania with some rest, relaxation and recuperation on the Spice Islands of Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia in the Indian Ocean.

Where is Tanzania?

Tanzania is located in East Africa bordered on the south by Mozambique, Malawi, and Zambia; on the west by Zaire, Burundi, and Rwanda; on the north by Uganda and Kenya; and on the east by the Indian Ocean.

 

Tanzania combines well with...

A beach stay in Zanzibar or Northern Mozambique.

Tanzania Highlights

  • Guided overland safaris - The northern parks area, centered on Serengeti and Ngorongoro, is best suited to the proper overland safari, due to its unbelievable combination of scenery, wildlife and culture. From luxury, tailor-made safaris to adventurous camping there are choices for everyone.
  • Fly-in safaris - Perfect for reaching the more remote reserves; Selous, Africa's largest, offers game viewing on "real" walking safaris. Ruaha, uniquely located, with over 10% of the world's lion population and a fantastic density of game, is also a birder's paradise.
  • Rubondo Island - Located in the middle of Lake Victoria is the largest island National Park in the world; this untouched sub-tropical forest full of chimpanzees, vervet monkeys, elephants and giraffe is protected by the lake which surrounds it.
  • Climb Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru & Oldonyo Lengai - For the truly adventurous and those seeking a demanding trekking challenge, Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain awaits; equally impressive, but slightly gentler, Mount Meru, and for a more unusual experience you can climb the still active Oldonyo Lengai volcano, which rises out of the Great Rift Valley.

When to Visit Tanzania

There are no hard and fast rules concerning the weather. Conditions can vary enormously from year to year and from region to region. Sometimes the rains don’t come, sometimes there are showers at the most unexpected times of year. This is a very rough guide to the seasons and weather conditions you might expect to encounter. If you would like to discuss the conditions in more detail, please call us and we will be pleased to help.