A nature documentary brought to life beneath a beating African sun.
Welcome to Tanzania, a land of extremes. Hike to Africa’s highest point - the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro and dive to the lowest - the floor of African Great Lake Tanganyika, or explore an effervescent blend of cultures and languages. Over one hundred tribes call Tanzania home including the Maasai, whose famous red robes and warrior culture inspire awe in so many. Then there’s the wildlife. As well as the pull of sighting the majestic Big Five in the wild, the Great Migration is one of the most thrilling spectacles in Africa.
The top three things to do in Tanzania
There are countless wonderful experiences to be had in this African gem. For further inspiration take a look at the trip ideas put together by our trusted local experts at the foot of this page, but in the meantime here are our top three things to do in Tanzania.
Scale Mount Kilimanjaro
Africa’s highest mountain stands in splendid isolation, rising 5,895 metres from the surrounding plains. Mountains of this height are usually for experts only but with a bit of training, Kilimanjaro’s snowy peak can be tackled by all. One of the founders of our hand-picked partner company was born and raised in the mountain's foothills, so you couldn't be in better hands to plan your ascent. Whether you want to undertake a popular route, or a route less trodden, speak to our trusted local experts to plan your adventure.
See the Serengeti and the Great Migration
The Serengeti has been so key to nature shows that visitors could be forgiven for expecting a voice-over from David Attenborough to boom from the heavens. Witness all the legendary African animals roaming the plains, and head to the Mara River to see the spectacular crossing of the Great Migration into Kenya from July to October. This is the most treacherous crossing that the grazers face, with lions patrolling the banks and crocodiles lurking in the muddy waters.
Relax on the shores of Zanzibar
The Zanzibar archipelago’s bright blue sea and impossibly white sand makes it the perfect way to conclude your holiday to Tanzania. Have an exciting safari experience, then head to these blissful shores for some rest and relaxation. The region's beguiling blend of African and Arabian influence is most powerfully felt in Stone Town, whose endless passageways and street markets are alive with the atmosphere of a bygone era of nautical trade.
Tailor-made holiday ideas for Tanzania
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