Home of the Serengeti, this is the quintessential wildlife spotters dreamThe sheer scale of options for seeing wildlife are unbelievable
This remarkable country in East Africa is full of natural wonders. From its diverse and magnificent landscapes to its fabulous wildlife, Tanzania is truly a nature-lover’s dream destination. Indulge in one of our luxury Tanzanian safari holidays for an unparalleled experience.
Wildlife and safaris
Tanzania's main attractions are undoubtedly its nature and wildlife. In an effort to protect and preserve the country’s diverse flora and fauna, national parks and game reserves now cover nearly a quarter of its landscape, each with its own special appeal.
In the north, visit the rolling plains of the Serengeti National Park to witness the migration of wildebeest and zebra, or head to Tarangire National Park for a chance to see its large elephant herds. Admire the exquisite scenery of Lake Manyara, with its indigenous tree-climbing lions and tremendous variety of birdlife, and don’t miss the Ngorongoro Crater with its vast array of wildlife, including black rhinos, lions and leopards.
If you’re heading south, take a tour by boat or on foot to Selous Game Reserve, the largest in Africa, where you’ll find high numbers of elephants, buffalo, lions and African wild dogs across the lush landscape. Meanwhile, the wild and rugged Ruaha National Park is home to elephants, antelopes, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes and crocodiles, not to mention a staggering number of bird species.
In the west, head to the Mahale Mountains or Gombe National Parks, where you’ll find some of Africa’s last wild chimpanzees. The isolated and unadulterated wilderness of Katavi National Park is also well worth a visit.
Luxury holidays in Tanzania have much more to offer than just wildlife safaris. For many, Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, is one of Tanzania’s main draws. Challenge yourself to hike the 5,896 metres to its summit while soaking up the fantastic scenery along the way, from verdant forests and sprawling meadows, to barren wilderness and gleaming ice and snow.
Dar Es Salaam is Tanzania’s largest city and its former capital. Stroll around the authentic Kariakoo Market and visit the bronze Askari Monument. Take a trip to the National Museum for a glimpse of the Tanzania of old and visit Mwenge Carvers’ Village to browse the range of handicrafts on offer.
For sun, sand and sea, make your way to the islands of Zanzibar off the country’s East Coast, or head to the glorious, golden sands of one of Tanzania’s mainland beaches such as Pangami or Bagamoyo. Visit a Maasai village to learn about one of the most famous indigenous tribes of East Africa and travel to Kolo to admire the ancient Kondoa Irangi rock paintings.
If you’re considering a luxury safari in Tanzania and need some inspiration, why not get in touch with us today? Our friendly and helpful team here at Azure are on hand to provide you with more information about our holidays in this beautiful country and can help you design the perfect trip itinerary. Contact us by phone or live chat to find out more.
where to stay
Our specialists are experts at putting together complex holidays and can help you to tailor-make your perfect trip. Below is a selection of the hotels we love in the region, but it is by no means exhaustive, so do please give us a call on 01244 322770 and we can help you to create the trip of your dreams, complete with the hotels and experiences that are perfect for you.
&Beyond Klein's CampFrom...Unusually, &Beyond Klein’s Camp borders two different national parks – the Maasai Mara and the Serengeti, with incredible views over both. Your wildlife experience starts as soon as you land at the Lobo Airstrip, with your first 90-minute game drive from the airstrip to the camp.
&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater LodgeFrom...With spectacular views over the Ngorongoro Crater in northern Tanzania and amazing baroque styling, a visit to the &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge will certainly be a memorable experience. Daily flights arrive at Lake Manyara Airstrip, which is a 90-minute transfer from the lodge.
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