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Tanzania’s Best Safari Itineraries Our Curated Selection Of The Best Safari Itineraries In Tanzania

The anticipation before a Tanzania safari is almost as enjoyable as being there. Whether you want to experience a sea of wildebeest, the Indian Ocean, or both, check out our carefully curated selection of Tanzania’s best safari itineraries, which are among Africa’s best safari itineraries. Use these ideas as inspiration to create something for yourself – and start counting sleeps!

This is a country of three halves – yes, there really is that much to experience here! Never fear, Tanzania’s best safari itineraries showcase the very best of the country’s renowned parks and reserves.

The Serengeti is – very naturally – the focus of our northern Tanzania safaris, but it’s far from being the only safari hotspot here. You can also descend into the ‘lost world’ of the Ngorongoro Crater, or add on time in Kenya’s fabled – and adjacent – Masai Mara.

These quintessential stretches of savannah are of course two sides of the same coin, and provide the backdrop for the Great Wildebeest Migration. Added attractions include some of Tanzania’s less well-known but equally breathtaking sights, from the Rift Valley lakes with their pink dusting of flamingos to the bulbous baobab trees of Tarangire.

As the migration dust settles, Tanzania provides two fabulous ways to get away from it all: our southern Tanzania safaris let you lose yourself in the remote vastness of the Selous, one of the last strongholds of the wild dog; or select a Zanzibar beach holiday and let the warm waves of the Indian Ocean and the tides of history wash over you.

Indulged, invigorated, intrigued – time spent in a country like Tanzania will leave you feeling all of these, and wanting more. In which case, think of our itineraries as the foundation, and let’s build you your dream treehouse, safari tent or villa with a bespoke trip.

The Serengeti is full of plains game, like zebra.

Tanzania Comfortable Safari | Flamingos, Caldera, Serengeti & Migration | 7 Nights

Northern Tanzania contains some of the most prolific protected areas in Africa, between resident wildlife in hotspots such as the Ngorongoro Crater and the peripatetic herds on their ceaseless journey.Continue Exploring…...

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You can choose to explore as much or as little as you like when staying at Chem Chem Lodge.

Tanzania Family Safari | Rift Valley Lake, Crater & Serengeti | 9 Nights

This Tanzania family safari – one of Tanzania's best safari itineraries – includes all the sacred traditions of an African safari, as you’d expect in such game-rich destinations as LakeContinue Exploring…...

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Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp allows for an authentic safari experience.

Uganda & Tanzania | Gorilla, Wildebeest Migration & Crater | 9 Nights

This Tanzania and Uganda safari places you in the heart of the action for two very different, but equally remarkable, kinds of wildlife experiences. The intimacy of a mountain gorilla encounterContinue Exploring…...

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Go all out with a private rose-petal dinner at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Tanzania Honeymoon Safari | Wildebeest Calving, Crater Romance & Beach Fever | 12 Nights

This Tanzania honeymoon safari – one of Tanzania's best safari itineraries –  uncovers the romance of three uniquely beautiful destinations: a mobile tented camp in the Serengeti plains that movesContinue Exploring…...

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Wildlife, like zebra, drink at the river near Klein’s Camp.

Tanzania | Serengeti Vistas, Tented Bliss, Crater & Island | 13 Nights

Tanzania is the complete luxury safari destination, with pristine game reserves where animals roam freely, and, in the case of the Great Wildebeest Migration, en masse. Add some post-safari restContinue Exploring…...

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Lionesses help raise each other's cubs, so these cuties might not be siblings.

Kenya & Tanzania | Mountaintop, Maasai & Migration | 10 Nights

This luxury safari in Tanzania and Kenya is a great reflection of what the two countries have to offer. While enjoying the craggy landscapes of Samburu and the boundless savannahContinue Exploring…...

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Have a pre-dinner drink while taking in the evening views of the caldera at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge.

Tanzania | Rift Valley Lake, Serengeti & Crater | 8 Nights

Northern Tanzania was shaped by incredible natural forces, and the evidence of their actions can still be seen in the spectacular scenery. Today, it’s living things that are having moreContinue Exploring…...

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Stop for hot coffee during your morning game drive in Ngorongoro Crater.

Kenya & Tanzania | Mara, Migration, Flamingos & Crater | 11 Nights

While Tanzania and Kenya differ in important ways, they enjoy many strong bonds, from their shared Maasai culture to the Great Wildebeest Migration. This 11-night luxury safari encompasses the veryContinue Exploring…...

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Dine safari style, under the African sky, at Beho Beho.

Tanzania | Southern Wilderness & Island | 8 Nights

Explore the wilderness of the Selous Game Reserve before relaxing at the idyllic beaches of Zanzibar with this comprehensive eight-night itinerary, one of Tanzania's best safari itineraries. You’ll stay inContinue Exploring…...

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Luxury Tanzania safari | Art of Safari

Tanzania | Exclusive Serengeti & Wildebeest Migration | 7 Nights

Taking in a colonial-style coffee plantation beneath a dormant volcano and the vast Serengeti plains, this seven-night luxury Tanzania safari – one of Tanzania's best safari itineraries – is aContinue Exploring…...

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The Selous Game Reserve is home to the continent’s largest population of wild dog.

Tanzania | Southern Safari, Rufiji River & Beach | 9 Nights

Explore the untouched wilderness of Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve before relaxing on the shores of Ras Kutani with this nine-night itinerary. One of Tanzania's best safari itineraries,Continue Exploring…...

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Each of the two camps at Lamai Serengeti have their own guest areas.

Tanzania | Baobabs, Serengeti & Chimps | 11 Nights

This luxury Tanzania safari – one of Tanzania's best safari itineraries – effortlessly combines famous locations with less well-known, but equally fascinating destinations. Spend time in both the sea ofContinue Exploring…...

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Walking safaris are a great way to explore the Selous.

Tanzania | Remote Selous & Beach | 8 Nights

Discover the Selous Game Reserve’s rich variety of wildlife before uncovering Zanzibar’s equally diverse marine life on this eight-night itinerary – one of Tanzania's best. It includes stays in aContinue Exploring…...

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Serengeti safari | Get up early and have a dip in the pool while the sun rises at Sabora Tented Camp.

Tanzania | Private Serengeti Vistas & Plains | 6 Nights

The legendary Serengeti ecosystem in northern Tanzania takes its name from a Maasai word meaning ‘the place where the land runs on forever’. Renowned for the Great Wildebeest Migration, thisContinue Exploring…...

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Serengeti Pioneer Camp has lovely views of the southern Serengeti National Park.

Tanzania | Treetops, Manor, Serengeti & Island | 11 Nights

Northern Tanzania contains the greatest concentration of safari hotspots found anywhere in Africa: Tarangire, the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater add up to an unmissable wildlife experience. Factor in theContinue Exploring…...

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Entamanu Ngorongoro has glorious crater views. © Nomad Tanzania

Tanzania | Savannah, Crater & Wilds | 9 Nights

This luxury Tanzania safari – one of Tanzania's best safari itineraries – is a journey in many senses: from witnessing wildebeest calves in the Serengeti begin their own voyage, toContinue Exploring…...

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The tented suites at Mwiba Lodge are tucked among boulders overlooking a river gorge.

Tanzania | Rift Valley Lake, Slow Safari & Serengeti | 7 Nights

This luxury Tanzania safari – one of Tanzania's best safari itineraries – combines time spent on the shores of two shimmering lakes with immersion in the sea of grass thatContinue Exploring…...

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