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Tanzania

Discover Tanzania with Ujuzi African Travel

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

Here you can observe the world-famous great wildebeest migration, when nearly 2 million wildebeests fill the savanna as far as the eye can see, and descend into the depths of Ngorongoro Crater, with one of the world’s densest lion populations.

Then hop on a flight to Zanzibar for island relaxation. Enjoy sparkling white-sand beaches, the vibrant music and multicultural ethos of Stone Town, and endemic island wildlife.

Top Attractions in Tanzania

  • Serengeti National Park
  • Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Mt. Meru
  • Arusha National Park
  • Tarangire National Park
  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Lake Eyasi: Hadzabe Hunting Walk and Ndatoga Blacksmiths
  • Ngorongoro Crater and Conservation Area
  • Gombe National Park
  • Ruaha National Park
  • Selous National Park
  • Zanzibar Archipelago
  • Mafia Island
  • Tanzania Coast

Sample Itineraries for Tanzania Safari Tours

Every trip with Ujuzi African Travel is customized to your unique needs. The below Tanzania safari tours are just a sampling of what is possible. We offer them to ignite your imagination. Are you ready to plan your trip, or do you have questions about options not listed here? Just drop us a line. We will be happy to design the Tanzania travel experience of your dreams.

Von der Decken Hornbill, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania. Photo Credit: John Mackenzie Burke

7-Day Tanzania Northern Circuit

Tanzania is arguably the best safari destination in Africa. With this Northern Circuit & Arusha safari, you can fly in and get to the parks quickly. Not only will you see an amazing number of animals in Lake Manyara National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater, but your luxurious 3-day Serengeti safari will also include an option to explore humanity’s prehistoric past with a visit to the Laetoli fossil footprints, left behind by ancestors 3.6 million years ago in Olduvai Gorge. Wrap up your Tanzania tour with a visit to Tarangire National Park, home to multiple herds of elephants year round.

Great wildebeest migration crossing Mara River at Serengeti National Park

11-Day Tanzania Northern Circuit

Ready to see some amazing wildlife and experience Tanzania’s diverse cultures? In this 11-day Northern Circuit & Serengeti safari, you will follow the breathtaking Great Wildebeest Migration through Tarangire National Park and Serengeti National Park. A visit to the biodiverse Lake Manyara National Park will give you the chance to view rare tree-climbing lions. You will marvel at the awe-inspiring biodiversity of Ngorongoro Crater—home not only to one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in Africa, but also to some of the earliest humans, whose fossilized footprints can still be seen today. Along your journey, make modern human connections with visits to local villages.

African Safari Wild Dogs in Tanzania

Wild Dogs Tanzania, Photo Credit: Tanzania Toursism

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. Larger than Switzerland, Selous Game Reserve is the largest protected reserve in all of Africa and offers unparalleled opportunities for exploration. Experience the incomparable awe of watching a mother elephant with her calf or chasing 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, including the trill of rafting down the Rufigi River and the tranquility of nature walks.

Sunset on safari in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

15-Day Northern and Western Tanzania Safari

Experience a Tanzania travel journey to surpass all others. 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.

Morning mist at dawn, Mt. Kilimanjaro.

5-8 Days Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek

Kilimanjaro offers the chance to scale to the “roof of Africa.” The highest peak and most famous mountain in Africa, Mt. 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 four 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.

Mt. Meru, the second-highest mountain in Tanzania, is a dormant stratovolcano located approx 40 miles west of Mt. Kilimanjaro and is the centerpiece of Arusha National Park.

4-Day Mt. Meru Trek

Mt. Meru is often overlooked in favor of its bigger neighbor, Mt. Kilimanjaro. However, the sheer beauty of this hike makes it an attractive option for the discerning traveler. The landscape is particularly scenic, with the early parts of the trail passing through lush rainforests of fig trees, and the rest of the mountain’s terrain ranges from jungle to forest to plains. Black-and-white colobus monkeys scamper high in the canopy, and other wildlife sightings may include elephant, reticulated giraffe, zebra, dik-dik, lion, and cheetah. And since you’re already in Arusha National Park, why not add an Arusha safari to your itinerary?

Zanzibar Beach Safari

Enjoy the gorgeous aqua-blue beaches of the Indian Ocean in Zanzibar.

4-Day Zanzibar Extension

Zanzibar is 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, the island’s capital, which is a World Heritage Site and boasts breathtaking mosques and magnificent old fortresses.

Need a little inspiration to get planning? Here are some of our best photos to whet your appetite for Tanzania travel!

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