Destination Overview. Tanzania and Zanzibar

Tanzania and Zanzibar

From iconic Kilimanjaro to the home of the Big Five to the sandy beaches of Zanzibar. A once-in-a-lifetime Africa experience

Tanzania and Zanzibar

From iconic Kilimanjaro to the home of the Big Five to the sandy beaches of Zanzibar

From the open plains of the Serengeti to the natural amphitheatre of the Ngorongoro Crater – one of the world’s natural wonders – and to the sun-kissed beaches of Zanzibar, you’ll find genuine warmth and hospitality in Tanzania and Zanzibar. The profusion of wildlife means that you are more than likely to spot the ‘Big Five’.

Kilimanjaro is a magnet for trekkers, whilst the island of Zanzibar offers stunning sandy beaches and fantastic scuba diving.

When to Visit Tanzania and Zanzibar

The best time to visit the Serengeti is January – March, when grazing animals are calving and there are plenty of lions around. The vast animal migrations, which occur at the onset of the dry season and again with the first rains, are one of nature’s greatest spectacles. The coastal resorts of Zanzibar enjoy a warm year-round climate tempered by sea breezes, but with heavy rains from April – May.

Tanzania and Zanzibar Quick Facts


VISAS: Visas are required for British, EU, and US passport holders. It is advisable to obtain before departure. A single-entry visa can be issued on arrival at the main ports of entry, subject to fulfilment of all immigration requirements but this is not recommended. Multiple entry visas cannot be issued on arrival. The passport should be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of the visa application.

LANGUAGE: Kiswahili, but English is widely spoken.

CURRENCY: Tanzanian Shilling.

Top Selling Activities to do in Tanzania

Top Selling Trips to Tanzania

Did you know we have visited Tanzania many times? We have travelled across the main landmarks but also off the beaten track.

Tanzania is the ideal destination for a tailormade package because there is so much to choose from! It does not cost extra to personalise your trip, so call us and ask. We have so many recommendations!

Call our UK or USA numbers to speak with a Tanzania expert: +44208 126 1000 or +1212 688 6588

City and Lush

Cape Town and Zanzibar Beach

£2492 / per person
Explore the myriad of attractions and activities of Cape Town and Relax on a tropical beach on the exotic Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar
11 Nights

Kilimanjaro, Serengeti & Zanzibar

£4129 / per person
Leave no corner of Tanzania unexplored with this small group journey from the stunning view from Kilimanjaro to the planes of the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, finishing with a relaxing stint by the turquoise waters of Zanzibar
19 Days 18 Nights
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