Discover Tanzania with Ujuzi African Travel

For many in the West, the vast plains of the Serengeti are what come to mind when they think of Africa. Tanzania offers the opportunity for Serengeti safaris and so much more.

Observe the world-famous Great Wildebeest Migration, when nearly 2 million wildebeests fill the savanna as far as the eye can see. Then descend into the depths of Ngorongoro Crater, with one of the world’s densest lion populations.

Cap off your Tanzania safari tour with a flight to its tropical island paradise of Zanzibar. Enjoy sparkling beaches, the vibrant music and culture of Stone Town, and endemic island wildlife.

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Sample Itineraries for Tanzania Safari Tours

Every trip with Ujuzi African Travel is customized to your unique needs. The below Tanzania safari itineraries are just a sampling of possibilities. We offer them to ignite your imagination.

Any questions? Drop us a line. We’re happy to design the Tanzania travel experience of your dreams.

Hikers ascend toward the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro.

15-Day Northern Highlights: Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro & Serengeti

A Tanzania odyssey like no other! This adventure offers the best of Northern Tanzania: the challenge of climbing Africa’s highest mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro; viewing the abundant and diverse wildlife of Serengeti National Park; looking for tree-climbing lions in Lake Manyara National Park; and exploring beautiful Ngorongoro Crater!

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African hornbill in a tree in Tarangire Park Tanzania

A Von der Decken hornbil enjoys a snack in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania. Photo Credit: John Mackenzie Burke

10-Day Iconic Tanzania Safari

This safari in Tanzania’s Northern Circuit introduces you to the world-famous Serengeti and so much more, including Tarangire National Park, home to more than 500 bird species and many elephants; Ngorongoro Crater, with one of the world’s densest lion populations; and an optional beach stay on the island of Zanzibar, famous for its crystal clear waters and lush spice plantations.

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Zanzibar red colobus monkey sitting in lush greenery and eating leaves

A Kirk’s red colobus enjoys the flower’s in Zanzibar’s Jozani National Forest.

10-Day Best of Tanzania—Serengeti & Zanzibar

On this safari, you’ll experience Tanzania’s most famous national park and its renowned spice islands. In the Serengeti, you’ll follow the world’s largest overland migration. This will give you an excellent chance to see some of Africa’s most iconic wildlife: wildebeest, zebras, lions, leopards, giraffes, and a variety of antelope. Then it’s off to Zanzibar! How you spend your time here is up to you: relax on the beaches, snorkel among the coral reefs, visit historical Stone Town or the fragrant space farms—these are just a few of the many to do in this island paradise.

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Close up of a pack of African wild dogs in Tanzania, with one of the wild dogs looking at the camera

African wild dogs are also called painted dogs for their colorful coats. Photo by Tanzania Tourism.

12-Day Southern Circuit Tanzania Safari

Tanzania’s Southern Circuit offers a truly wild experience. The wildlife viewing starts the moment the plane touches down in Ruaha National Park, a rugged, semi-arid landscape dotted with majestic baobabs and herds of giraffes browsing the tops of acacia trees.

Next, head to Selous Game Reserve. Bigger than Switzerland, Selous Game Reserve (Nyerere National Park) is the largest protected reserve in Africa and offers unparalleled opportunities for exploration. Experience the incomparable awe of watching a mother elephant with her calf, or chase a pack of African wild dogs as they go on the hunt.

Selous Game Reserve provides wonderful opportunities for the active traveler to get a closer look at wildlife, from the thrill of rafting down the Rufigi River to the tranquility of nature walks.

Sunrise picture that shows the silhouette of a giraffe and tall tree on the Serengeti planes in Tanzania

Sunset on safari in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.

15-Day Northern and Western Tanzania Safari

Enjoy Tanzania’s rich, unspoiled wildernesses and abundant wildlife with a Serengeti safari and exploration of Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire National Park. Make person-to-person connections with visits to Hadzabe and Maasai villages, and explore humanity’s shared history at the site where Mary and Louis Leakey discovered our ancestor Homo habilis.

After checking the Big 5 off your viewing list, cap your trip off with a stay in Mahale Mountains National Park for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to encounter chimpanzees in nature. Be filled with awe and a new understanding of our relationship with the wild.

a group of tents are pitched on the ground with Mount Kilimanjaro's peak visible in the background

Morning mist on Mount Kilimanjaro.

5-8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trek

Kilimanjaro offers the chance to scale to the “roof of Africa.” The highest peak and most famous mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro is a heavy challenge, more from the rigors of altitude than the actual hike itself. The climb takes hikers through thick forests and alpine grasslands, desolate rock faces and brilliant white glaciers. Choose from several routes to the top depending on your skill level and desired number of days. You can combine your trek with a full safari and beachside recuperation in Zanzibar.

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Group of climbers post at the top of Mount Meru with Tanzanian flag

Mount Meru, the second-highest mountain in Tanzania, is a dormant volcano located about 40 miles west of Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the centerpiece of Arusha National Park.

4-Day Mount Meru Trek

Trekking Mt. Meru is usually skipped in favor of its bigger neighbor, Mt. Kilimanjaro to the east, but the sheer beauty of this hike makes it a must-do. The early parts of the trail pass through lush rainforests of fig trees. Colobus monkeys scamper high in the canopy. As you trek higher, the cloud forest clears in the late afternoon to reveal striking vistas of Kilimanjaro and the volcano chain on the edge of the Rift Valley. The last distance before the summit passes over the crater ridge—an exhilarating experience, and not one for the fainthearted.

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A white sandy beach on crystal blue waters in Zanzabar, Tanzania

Enjoy the gorgeous Indian Ocean beaches of Zanzibar.

4-Day Zanzibar Extension

Zanzibar is possibly the best place in East Africa for a luxurious beach vacation. Enjoy days of lounging next to crystal-clear waters, or explore the coast with scuba diving and dhow cruises. Stimulate your senses with a tour of a local spice farm. And don’t forget the bustling marketplaces of Stone Town, which boasts breathtaking mosques and magnificent old fortresses.

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