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Tanzania

Tanzania
Tailor-made Tanzania Holidays

Welcome to Tanzania, home of sun-scorched safaris, snow-covered peaks and magical spice islands. In this diverse African icon, you could be bouncing across wildlife-spotted savannahs one day and the next, picnicking in a volcanic crater or hiking Mount Kilimanjaro. While many come to witness million-strong wildebeest herds migrating across the Serengeti, Tanzania offers supreme wildlife encounters all year-round. You don’t have to try hard here to spot the Big Five, a cacophony of colourful birdlife or even rare species like African hunting dogs. Explore it all from luxury safari camps where you can take dawn hot air balloon rides, 4×4 game drives and walking safaris with Maasai naturalists.

Just as diverse as its landscapes and wildlife are the welcoming people you’ll meet in Tanzania, who hail from over 120 different ethnic groups. It could be Maasai Chief Lobulo, who’ll proudly show you around his village or Tanzania’s first female guide Mary, who leads tuk tuk tours of her hometown Mto wa Mbu. Then there’s the smiling food vendors frying up Zanzibar pizzas in spice-scented Stone Town while women lay cloves out to dry on the roadside. Perhaps most memorable though are the ancient Datoga and Hadzabe bushpeople who live on the arid shores of Lake Eyasi and continue to hunt with bows and arrows and forage off the land, as they have done for millenia.

Explore Tanzania with help from our Africa team, who can put together the perfect itinerary packed with dream safaris, luxurious lodges and heart-shaping cultural experiences.

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Things to do in Tanzania

Spectacular Serengeti sundowners and bush dinners

by Rebecca Phillips
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The Serengeti

Conquer Mount Kilimanjaro on the Rongai Route

by John Chitanda
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Mount Kilimanjaro

Mpingo Ridge Lodge: enjoy show-stopping Tarangire views

by Rebecca Phillips
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Wildlife
Tarangire
Arusha mountain biking

Mountain biking in Arusha National Park

by Jean Du Plessis
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Arusha

Visit Shanga, an inspiring social enterprise

by Ruth Willatt
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Arusha

Fundu Lagoon: the Robinson Crusoe resort on Pemba Island

by Alex and Marcus Lewis
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Pemba Island

Meet the Hadzabe community

by Joseph Awe
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Lake Eyasi
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Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Adele, who's travelled extensively in Tanzania. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it on their own. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - the rangers who'll ensure you'll spot the best wildlife, the village chiefs who'll give you a genuine insight into local life and the camp managers who can recommend the very best spot to enjoy your sundowner.

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Across Tanzania

Places to go in Tanzania

At a glance

Tanzania Travel guide

Time difference: GMT +3

Flight time: London + 11-12hours

Currency: Tanzania shilling (TSh)

Language: Swahili

Electricity: 230v

Telephone code: +255

Tipping: Is expected when you’re on safari or a guided trek in Tanzania. Most tour operators will give you clear guidelines on how to tip but generally, you’ll pay around $10 per group per day for your driver and guide, plus around $5-10 for the rest of your team. Otherwise, hotels will usually have a tip box and when it comes to taxis and restaurants, feel free to simply round up the bill.

Etiquette:  Tanzania is a conservative country, so dress modestly unless you’re staying in a beach resort, covering your shoulders and knees. This is particularly important in coastal areas and on Zanzibar, where the population is predominately Muslim. Public displays of affection are also frowned upon and you should ask permission before photographing locals. You’ll normally be greeted warmly with a handshake, although be sure to offer your right hand as the left is seen as reserved for unclean tasks – the same goes for eating.

Religions: Roughly a third of the population in Tanzania identifies as Christian, another third Muslim and the rest practise a mixture of animist and folk religions. While Christianity was imported by colonial missionaries in the 16th century, Islam dates back even further to medieval times when Arabic traders established trading stations along the coast and in Zanzibar. You’ll probably notice families dressed in their finest for Friday Muslim prayers and church on Sunday.