Tanzania Travel Guide

The Ultimate Guide on Traveling Tanzania

Tanzania is a large African country with over 30% of its land surface area set aside as some form of protected area – national park, game reserve, wildlife management area, etc. – for the benefit of wildlife and conservation. Safari goers benefit from this extensive and diverse wildlife estate, which is accessible in its entirety to anyone with a reliable 4×4 vehicle. There are few – if any – other African safari destinations where self-sufficient 4×4 aficionados and nature lovers can experience enormous herds of buffalo and elephant, giant tuskers, the world renowned wildebeest migration, the Eden-like Ngorongoro Crater, habituated chimpanzees, swimming with whale sharks and dolphins, and climbing Africa’s highest mountain all within the confines of a single spectacular country.

Tanzania Special Interest Safari

Whether you’re planning a safari for your group, looking for a bird-watching, photography, Active, Culture with like-minded travelers or planning your romantic honeymoon, we can leverage our years of experience to design a perfectly tailored safari for you.

Tanzania Honeymoon Safari

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Tanzania Family Safari

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Tanzania Walking Safari

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Tanzania Bird Watching Safari

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Tanzania Photographic Safari

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Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Safari

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Tanzania Wheelchair Accessible Safari

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Tanzania Cultural Safari

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Tanzania Bicycle Safari

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Tanzania On Safari Add-on Activities

We always add some active adventure to your safari in Tanzania to make it beyond ordinary and awaken your senses.  It offers you a different perspective of the African bush and wildlife and gives you a real feel for the country you are travelling in.

Hot Air Balloon Adventure
Canoeing Adventure

The incredible Safari from The Sky over the Serengeti National Park and Tarangire National Park, boosting enchanting scenery and uninterrupted views as you embark on an extraordinary adventure. Special arrangements are made for you to depart before the break of dawn. This gives you a rare chance to experience the awakening of the surrounding wildlife and a wonderful sunrise. With amazing opportunities for stunning photographic moments, this miraculous glide over the Tanzania National Parks allows you to absorb the magnitude of the size of the park.

No safari holiday is complete without a traditional bush dinner, especially when it is enlivened by the presence by a group of scarlet-clad Maasai morans(warriors).
Our bush dinner typically takes place at a scenic location on the plains. Starting at around 6 pm, the dinner commences with a short game drive. Arrive at your chosen location, which offers fabulous views across the plains, as well as a table and chairs, a campfire, lanterns and a bush kitchen.
Sip sundowners around the campfire before tucking in to a five-course dinner, prepared on the blazing charcoal BBQ and accompanied by Maasai dance and song. Meat, fish and poultry are supplemented by vegetarian choices, salads, fruit and desserts from the main camp, and a full safari bar is provided.

Biking does not get better than what is available in Tanzania. There are thousands of miles of single-track routes to explore. Most of these paths are nice and smooth and easy riding. Obviously there are more challenging routes for the adventurer. The Village bike rides are designed to give you both a wildlife and cultural experience.

A melting pot of cultures, Mto Wa Mbu is thought to be one of the only places in Tanzania where there are representatives from all 120 tribes living happily side by side. Although the name translates as ‘Mosquito River’, due to the permanent water source in the village, we fortunately didn’t see many mosquitoes.

A local agricultural hub, the town is famous for its crops of rice and the distinctive red bananas that Tanzania is known for. A half-day tour of the town in the company of a local guide gives travellers the opportunity to interact with local farmers, as well as artisans, craftsmen and painters. A sampling of the local banana beer adds a unique taste of local flavour.

See nature from a different perspective. Canoeing is a wonderful way to be active for a few hours during your safari and to see a large part of the area.

Take a closer look at the animals during a canoe safari. Silently glide through the water past small herds of animals and the many birds, while peacefully enjoying the wonderful nature in the national parks of Tanzania.

Both the Momella Lakes in Arusha National Park, and Lake Manyara (when water levels permit) offer the calming opportunity to explore these beautiful lakes by canoe. Spend up to three hours gliding across the waters as you enjoy the sights and sounds of the area. A peaceful journey in the midst of your Tanzanian adventure.

Tanzania has over 120 tribes each with its own culture. Most visitors to Africa, especially first timers, find the continent and its people enchantingly different and a special experience. We appreciate this fact and endeavor to include visits to the local communities to give our guests the opportunity to see first-hand the way of life in a typical African village.

Cultural Tourism Program Sites include: Babati and Hanang, Engaruka, Ilkiding’a, Gezaulole, Kisangara, Longido, Machame, Mamba and Marangu, Mbeya, Mkuru, Mto wa Mbu, Mulala, Ng’Iresi, Northern Pare Mts,. Pangani, Southern Pare Mts., Western Usambara .

Not only do night game drives allow you to observe nocturnal animals such as porcupines, civet cats, and aardvarks, they are also a fantastic way to see nocturnal predators and herbivores in their element.

Big cats such as leopards and lions do much of their hunting after dark, while hippopotamus trade their watery homes for grazing out on the plains.

In Tanzania, night-game drives can be arranged at Lake Manyara National Park and Tarangire National Park. Night game drives are not available in the Serengeti or Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Manyara Treetop Walkway takes you on a sky-high adventure through the beautiful forest of Lake Manyara. Walk among the treetops and experience untouched nature and wildlife from a unique perspective.

This 370m airwalk starts with a short board-walk that gradually rises from ground level up through the canopy of the forest. You walk over a series of suspension bridges with thick netting on the sides, and reach a height of 18m off the ground. Each of the bridges end on a viewing deck situated around tree trunks. These treetop platforms are perfect places to stop and enjoy life in the canopy amongst butterflies, monkeys and birds.