Tanzania is a land of rolling plains, dramatic mountain ranges, great lakes and pristine white sandy beaches. Add to this spectacular landscape the largest wildebeest migration on earth, some of the world’s most cunning predators, vibrant tribes and unspoiled coral reefs and you have a holiday destination to satisfy even the most discerning traveller.
Tanzania’s close proximity to the equator provides an idyllic climate making it a year round holiday destination whether you are looking for a beach escape, a once in a lifetime safari or a thrill seeking climb to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. If you are short on time, then a visit to one or two of Tanzania’s northern parks of Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro or the Serengeti are a must. The parks are easily accessible and provide a variety of game viewing and bird watching. Extend your trip with a relaxing break on the spice island of Zanzibar or for those with more time on their hands a trip to the less travelled southern parks of the Selous or Ruaha are a rewarding experience.
Getting your Bearings
The first step to planning your holiday is to understand the regions and how to get there. From the UK, there are unfortunately no direct flights to Tanzania. KLM offers a service to Dar es Salaam via Amsterdam and Qatar Airways via Doha. Ethiopian Airlines operates one-stop services to Arusha, Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar from Manchester and London via their hub in Addis Ababa. Our Travel Team are on hand to plan the best route for you.
Where to Go
Generally the gateways to Tanzania are Dar es Salaam, the capital city, Arusha and Zanzibar, the coastal island. Stunning beach resorts can be found both north and south on Zanzibar. Tanzania is also home to Mount Kilimanjaro.
We realize that planning an East African Safari can be confusing. So many parks, so many lodges, when and where to go. We are here to guide you and create the perfect safari holiday that ticks all of your boxes. Alternatively, we have a great selection of set itineraries for you to use as inspiration or book right away!
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