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Tanzania

  • A small herd of zebra grazing grass

Tanzania is a Great Migration, the volcanic peaks watching over herds as they cross vast plains and indented craters, eyed intensely by the climbing lions from their treetop perches; but this book holds more than just its front cover.

Tanzania is a Great Migration, the volcanic peaks watching over herds as they cross vast plains and indented craters, eyed intensely by the climbing lions from their treetop perches; but this book holds more than just its front cover.

Life in Tanzania moves with the seasons. As the migration gets underway, visitors flock to the sprawled-out lodges to watch the wildebeest spill over rivers and swarm like ants across the Serengeti plains. A supporting cast of zebra and antelope joins the throng while the crocodiles wait patiently in rivers that have to be crossed in the push for pastures new.

Different areas give different safari experiences, while some take in the ephemeral residents passing through the Ngorongoro volcanic crater, others take a slower pace, going out of their way to greet the permanent tribes that invite guests out on food forages.

Two wildebeest stood
A hot air balloon flying just above trees
A woman wearing a dress and hat stood in long grass
Two wildebeest stood
A hot air balloon flying just above trees
A woman wearing a dress and hat stood in long grass
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    On the agenda
    in 2024

    With the turning over of new leaves and travel plans in the pipeline, we invite you to delve beyond the destination and into the marvelous moments to be had on meaningful journeys that will make your year.
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    Featuring...
    Tanzanian SkySafari

    Home to the world’s largest intact caldera, the continent’s highest mountain and wildlife numbers surpassing four million, Tanzania seems to work off the basis that more is more.

In pursuit of…

A herd of elephants walking
...going beyond the safari

Top of the list for game viewing it may be, but breaking away from the sleep-trek-eat-repeat rhythm is just as rewarding. Often seen as just a stopover, regional capital Arusha possesses some pleasures worthy of extending a trip by a night or two, to delve into the local community. Surrounded by coffee plantations, a bean-to-cup experience tours the bushes as a guide explains the process of turning the beans into one of the world’s most consumed drinks. While over at craft shop, Shanga, discarded glass is turned into beautiful jewellery and interiors by the skilled hands of the local team, specifically made up of residents from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Top of the list for game viewing it may be, but breaking away from the sleep-trek-eat-repeat rhythm is just as rewarding.
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A sense of place

Get to know our favourite spots in Tanzania, from the home of the largest intact caldera in the world, to one of the country’s smallest but most diverse national parks.

  • A sail boat at the sea edge
    Serengeti National Park

    The place to be at one with nature, where over two million wildebeest, zebra and gazelles crowd the plains each year and carnivores roam the 350,000 acres of the Grumeti Reserve, adjacent to the Western Corridor. Migration times change each year, so the central point is probably best for year-round game viewing.

  • A close up of antelopes
    Mount Kilimanjaro

    The highest point in Africa, at 5,895m high it is classed in climbing parlance as ‘extreme’, but a choice of local routes make the ascent a little easier, varying in duration and level of difficulty. From Uhuru Point, the actual summit, or Gillman’s Point on the crater lip, the views are breathtaking.

  • A view of Mt Kilimanjaro from the ground
    Ngorongoro Crater

    Superlative in name and nature, the Ngorongoro is said to have been higher than Kilimanjaro before it erupted. The crater isn’t only the largest intact caldera in the world, but also home to the densest population of lions across the globe. It’s also the only place in Tanzania to see endangered black rhinos.

  • Tarangire National Park

    Unfairly overlooked for its game viewing potential, Tarangire is for a slower pace of safari. Roamed predominantly by herbivores, the area benefits from watering holes that attract a profusion of elephants. Carnivores aren’t too far though, with the lions of nearby Lake Manyara defying feline stereotypes by climbing the trees.

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Its essence...

NOMADIC
ABUNDANT
COMMUNAL
Destination essentials
  • Jun - Oct
    DRY
  • Nov - Dec
    SHORT RAINS
  • Mar - May
    LONG RAINS
SEASON
  • 12hrs
    LHR - NBO - DAR
  • 12hrs 55min
    LHR - NBO - JRO
  • 14hrs 35min
    LGW - DOH - JRO
Flight
  • +3hrs
    GMT
Time difference
  • TZS
    TANZANIAN SHILLING
  • Kiswahili
    Swahili
Currency / Language
Get in touch your way…
We customise every trip to you and our quotes are bespoke. We’re here to offer advice, recommendations and answer your questions.
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Africa

A land of colour and contrasts. Deep red skies, dazzling white sands and clear blue waters; chic cities and thrilling safari encounters – Africa stirs the senses and the soul.

  • A cheetah laying in the foreground with a safari car behind
    Botswana

    You’ve never felt as remote as in Botswana, with its placid lagoons, eco-diverse island game reserve and the lunar-like salt flats of Makadikadi Basin.

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  • An African landscape with two natives walking
    Kenya

    Bright red shukas, the savannah’s most notable characters, and a landscape of flat plains that billow into hills, Kenya is archetypal Africa.

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  • Baobabs trees lining dirt road in Madagascar on cloudy day
    Madagascar

    Unspoilt and uncrowded, Madagascar is the land of the ‘blue safari’ – where snorkelling, diving and sailing in the warm turquoise waters is only paused for a bit of lemur spotting.

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  • View of old buildings, trees and mountains
    Morocco

    Arabia’s mystical allure and Africa’s vibrancy converge in Morocco, refusing to give in to Western ways and instead delivering a splendid culture contrast that’s sure to stay rooted in traveller’s minds forever.  

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  • A view of a boat from between trees
    Mozambique

    A country still with some growing to do, these lesser-trodden coastlines that often act as an add-on to a South African safari are a rare find of authenticity-meets-blissfully-beachy break.

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  • Sandy dunes in a desert next to the sea
    Namibia

    Ethereal expanses of dunes merge into wild, coastal wilderness in this sun-baked land, casting the spooky spell of the sands that’s all too exciting and easy to succumb to.

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  • A gorilla looking out into the jungle
    Rwanda

    Untamed and mysterious, the sulky rainforests of Rwanda are a wildlife wonderland, where golden monkeys peak out from behind dense leaves, bushbuck scarper at the slightest of sounds and gorillas take over the mountains.

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  • A panoramic view of cape town at sunset
    South Africa

    The ‘Rainbow Nation’ that earnt her stripes in a cacophony of languages, three buzzing cities, and everything from safaris to Winelands in-between; it’s not just a colourful diversity, but the sheer joy for surprises that keeps familiar feet coming back for more.

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  • Big river waterfall during dark
    Zambia

    There may be no need for the classic beige suit, but the boots are essential in this home of the iconic walking safari that encapsulates the memory of 70s treks gone by.

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  • A sail boat at waters edge
    Zanzibar

    The archipelago of Zanzibar is somewhat of a wildcard, but with its bohemian vibe, mellow pace and decidedly quieter yet still sugar-white sands, it gives the Maldives a run for its money.

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  • an elephant with tusks walking in tall grass
    Zimbabwe

    Bringing off-the-beaten-track safari experiences that’re just as active as its dramatic Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe is no stranger to a thrilling escapade.    

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