Tanzania Tours & Vacations

Small Group Tours & Tailor-Made Vacations


The perfect stage on which to watch the full majesty of wild Africa unfold before you, Tanzania is blessed with an astonishing diversity of ecosystems and wildlife.

Three times the size of France, the country plays host to the greatest animal migration on earth each year, as the grassy plains of the Serengeti witness thousands of wildebeest, zebras and antelope brave the treacherous crossing of the Mara River in search of new pastures. Against the backdrop of the Ngorongoro Crater, ...

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Group tours

Travel to Tanzania with like-minded people on one of our small group tours (usually max size 12), featuring knowledgeable local guides and an expert tour leader.


Whether you want to travel on one of our award-winning itineraries or build your own journey from scratch, our expert consultants will help create the perfect tour for your tastes and budget. Below are a few suggestions of the kind of trips we can offer, all of which can be tailored to you.




Explore the famous national parks

Explore the famous national parks

Synonymous with wildlife and natural scenery, the Serengeti is the oldest national park in Africa. Home to the big five and a variety of other wildlife, a safari through the Serengeti landscapes is a bucket list experience which should be done more than once.

Take in spectacular views

Take in spectacular views

Take a trip to the top of the Ngorongoro Crater with your guide for spectacular views over the Serengeti. The herds of animals at the watering hole below, the sprawling plains and the scenery, reminiscent of the Lion King, will take your breath away.

Enjoy barefoot luxury on the coast

Enjoy barefoot luxury on the coast

A Tanzanian holiday would not be complete without a day lazing on the white sandy beaches. This slice of paradise is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a busy holiday, so take in a cocktail on the beach and enjoy the sunset.

Do an epic safari combination

Do an epic safari combination

Take a day to go through the Selous Game Reserve, 54,600 square kilometres that houses thousands of buffalos, lions, wildebeests, giraffes, zebras and many more mammals. Afterwards, drive along the coast and take in the peaceful views out over the sea.

Try to spot the ‘Big Five’

Try to spot the ‘Big Five’

Ticking off the ‘Big Five’ is one of the main draws to Tanzania and includes lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo. A safari through the Serengeti gives you a favourable chance of seeing all five in their natural habitat with the help of your local guide.

See the Great Wildebeest Migration

See the Great Wildebeest Migration

Witness one of the incredible sights of the natural world, the Great Migration. Migrating all year to find fresh grass, these animals can zig-zag through the Serengeti following the rainfall. Best time to see them crossing in Tanzania can be June-September.

Safari in the Ngorongoro crater

Safari in the Ngorongoro crater

Spotting the ‘Big Five’ (lions, leopards, rhino, elephant and buffalo) is one of the main draw cards to Tanzania. Taking a safari through the Ngorongoro Crater gives you a chance to see all five in their natural habitat, with the help of your local guide.

Explore the ‘Spice Island'

Explore the ‘Spice Island'

Explore and learn about the different Zanzibarian spices used in local cuisine and culture. Your guide will take you through the use and meaning behind each of the spices; learn how they grow, their taste and their uses outside of food.

Combine a walking and boat safari

Combine a walking and boat safari

Enjoy a walking safari through the Selous National Park to get up close and personal with the local wildlife. Then, enhance the experience with a boat safari along the waterways and rivers to encounter hippos, birds and crocodiles for a well-rounded tour.


Ngorongoro Crater

The extinct caldera of the Ngorongoro Crater is, behind the Serengeti, Tanzania's most iconic safari area and one almost all visitors include in a visit to the north of the country. This ...

Nyerere National Park

A truly magical wilderness area, the vast Selous Game Reserve occupies over 50,000 square kilometres of Southern Tanzania and offers a wonderful game viewing experience for first-timers and old hands ...

Ruaha National Park

A huge chunk of pristine wilderness in South-central Tanzania, the Ruaha National Park is a wonderful spot for a few days safari and is a key part of the country's less well known, but fantastic Southern ...


The Spice Island rightly holds its place as one of Tanzania’s most popular visitor attractions and is a wonderful spot to unwind after a safari. With easy access from all of the main National ...

The Serengeti

The Central Serengeti is dominated by the towering Moru Kopjes, with these huge granite rock formations offering a favourite vantage point for lions to sit atop and survey their kingdom beneath. The ...


Luxury | Lodge

&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater

One of Africa’s most renowned and instantly recognisable safari lodges, the iconic Ngorongoro Crater Lodge occupies a stunning location looking down from the rim to the crater floor. Traditionally…
Premium | Resort

Baraza Resort & Spa, Zanzibar

Nestled on beautiful Bweju beach on the south-eastern coast of Zanzibar, Baraza is a small resort, ideal for visitors looking for elegant surroundings in which to relax, enjoy superb food, pristine…
Premium | Tented Camp

Kirurumu Serengeti North Mobile Camp, Serengeti North

Kirurumu Serengeti North, or Ndutu Camp, is a classic-style mobile camp which moves seasonally between Ndutu & Northern Serengeti to take advantage of the vast Serengeti. As a small and intimate camp,…
Luxury | Tented Camp

Kwihala Camp, Ruaha National Park

Offering a distinct nod to safaris of a bygone era, Kwihala is a wonderfully traditional camp tucked away in a remote, game-rich corner of the Ruaha National Park and is an ideal retreat for safari…
Superior | Boutique Hotel

Pongwe Beach Lodge, Zanzibar

Pongwe Beach was opened with the intention of being one of the most relaxed hotels on Zanzibar and we certainly feel that it achieves this. Found on a quiet stretch of the island’s east coast, the…
Superior | Lodge

Ruaha River Lodge, Ruaha National Park

Found amidst a series of rocky kopjes on a majestic sweep of the Ruaha River, the lodge is ideal for exploring the wilds of the Ruaha National Park. Although a relatively large lodge with 24 stone…
Superior | Tented Camp

Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp, Ngorongoro Crater

Set just back from the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, the classically styled Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp is a wonderful addition to any safari taking in this area on Tanzania’s northern circuit.…
Premium | Tented Camp

Sand Rivers Selous, Nyerere National Park

Located on the banks of the Rufiji River, Sand Rivers Selous is one of the best lodges in the reserve, offering guests a combination of superb accommodation, laid back hosting and excellent safaris.…
Ultra | Lodge

Singita Mara River, Serengeti North

Found within the 40,000-hectare Singita Lamai area of the Northern Serengeti, Singita Mara River is a gloriously luxurious tented camp where no detail has been spared to ensure that guests have the…

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Tanzania is a huge country sitting just south of the equator, so the climate can vary depending on where you are, so the best time to go will depend on what you are planning to do.

The main rainy season, or the 'long rains', lasts around three months from March - May. Afternoon tropical downpours are common – and these are heavier and more predictable beside the coast and on the islands. The humidity is high and daily temperatures reach the mid 30s.

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LGBTQIA+ Guidance

When planning to travel as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, there may be additional things you wish to consider doing, such as:

  • Speaking to one of our travel experts for information about travelling in your chosen destination and local attitudes towards members of the LGBTQIA+ community
  • Checking the Human Dignity Trust map of countries that criminalise LGBTQIA+ people, which highlights potentially dangerous regions and countries
  • Checking the ‘Local laws and customs’ section of your country's official foreign travel advice page
  • Looking for any updates for your desired destination on the Human Rights Watch LGBTQIA+ rights page
  • Buying a recommended guidebook, as many include an LGBTQIA+ section and advice for LGBTQIA+ travellers


Health and Vaccinations 

There are no mandatory immunisations for travellers to Namibia though you should be up-to-date with Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis A. Malaria is present in most  parts of Namibia so we recommend you seek advice from your local GP or travel centre as to the correct immunisations and preventative treatments. 


In Namibia, the currency is the Namibian Dollar. Please note that the South African Rand is also widely accepted as the Namibian Dollar is pegged to the Rand at the same exchange rate. Please note that changing Namibian Dollars outside of Namibia is almost impossible so try not to exchange too much. 

To check out the latest exchange rate for the places that you are visiting you can go to www.oanda.com

Cultural Sensitivity 

On our tours you will frequently interact with local people, each with their own distinct customs and traditions. We therefore ask you to be considerate and to treat them with respect. Your tour-leaders and guides will always be able to advise you accordingly.  

Language & Religion 

English is the official language, but Namibia’s relatively small population is extraordinarily diverse in language and culture. More than 11 languages are indigenous to Namibia but with its cosmopolitan society a number of languages from around the world are spoken in Namibia. People commonly speak two or three languages and more than 50% of the population speaks Oshiwambo. Due to the country’s colonial history Afrikaans, the language of the previous South African occupiers, is still widely spoken and functions as the lingua franca in Namibia. Namibia has two small groups of nomadic groups; the Khoisan speaking people, known as the Bushmen or San and the Ovahimba people, figuratively known as the red people. 

The constitution of Namibia allows for freedom on religion and the country is a secular state. 

It is thought that around 90% of Namibian's are Christian, and a surprisingly large number actively practice their religion with regular church attendance. The largest Christian group is the Lutheran Church which grew out of the work of the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Mission. Next largest are Roman Catholics, while most other Christian denominations can also be found. 


Namibia is 2 hours ahead of GMT. 

A useful website to check the time zone differences is www.worldtimezone.com.  

Food and drink 

Namibian Food is a blend of traditional German influence mixed with the South African delicacies. The common food in Namibia are game dishes with the popular ones being kudu meat, springbok and gemsbok. 

The national drink of Namibia is the Tafel lager and Windhoek lager. 

Although Namibia is a meat-orientated society and many menu options will feature steaks from one animal or another, vegetarians are readily catered for and all of the lodges and camps provide a good standard of food.