Tanzania spans vast swathes of East Africa, from the glittering shores of the Indian Ocean to the Great Rift Valley lakes of Tanganyika and Victoria. A Tanzania tour will introduce you to some of Africa's most iconic destinations: game parks such as the Serengeti and Ngorongoro, the exotic spice island of Zanzibar, the jacaranda-clad Usambara Mountains, the city of Dar-es-Salam, and — towering like an empress over it all — Mount Kilimanjaro.

Depending on what you want to do, the best time to visit Tanzania is from June to September and from December to January. The two wildebeest migration seasons on the Serengeti take place in June/July and January/February. So if you only have a small window to travel, these are the perfect times to visit.

From Arusha, you can set off on one of our short safaris to Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater or spot the Big Five— lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, and rhinoceros—on a camping trip to Lake Manyara.

You could also take our Best of Tanzania Southern Circuit Safari to some of the country's lesser-known game parks, where expert guides will introduce you to the life of the Maasai people and take you to secret places where wildlife abounds.

For a longer stay, there are many things to do in Tanzania, where you could combine an ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro with some extended wildlife- spotting safaris in the Serengeti National Park, go elephant spotting in Ngorongoro and round off the trip with a beach holiday on Zanzibar, where palm trees overhang beaches of pure white sand and the blue Indian Ocean is always warm.

Our Tanzania travel experts can put together a unique itinerary for you. Click here to get started. 

Top Destinations in Tanzania

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Explore the Tanzania Safari Parks

Explore the Tanzania Safari Parks

Witness the endless expanse of the Serengeti, where the annual Great Migration unfolds in all its breathtaking glory. Be enchanted by the Ngorongoro Crater's remarkable wildlife diversity. Feel the exhilaration as you encounter the legendary Big Five in Tarangire. Whether it's camping under the stars or hopping on to thrilling game drives, the safari experience in Tanzania's National Parks is unparalleled and not to be missed! View Tours

Take in The Beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro

Take in The Beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895 meters) is a once-in-a-lifetime African adventure that anyone can do. Depending on the route, guided ascents of Africa's highest peak take five to ten days. The ascent is broken up into simple steps by comfortable huts or tent camps along the way, allowing you to acclimate and appreciate the stunning lava flows, glaciers, and snows of Kilimanjaro. View Tours

Relax in Zanzibar Beaches

Relax in Zanzibar Beaches

Discover serenity on Zanzibar's exquisite beaches. Soak your feet in the beauty of Nungwi's pristine sands. Relax under the swaying palms of Kendwa, renowned for its breathtaking sunsets. Experience tranquility at Paje Beach's idyllic shores. Snorkel in the vibrant reefs of Mnemba Island or relish fresh seafood in Jambiani. Let Zanzibar's coastal paradise welcome you with open arms wherever you end up. View Tours

What to do in Tanzania

Top things to do in Tanzania.

When to visit Tanzania

Read below travel guides to find out the best time to visit Tanzania.

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  • NovAvg Daily: 30 ° CAvg Nightly: 25 ° C
  • DecAvg Daily: 31 ° CAvg Nightly: 25 ° C

How long to stay in Tanzania

Read about the ideal duration to stay in Tanzania.

FAQs for Tanzania

Read the most frequently asked questions and answer about traveling to Tanzania below.

  • When is the great wildebeest migration?
  • Is Tanzania a family-friendly safari destination?
  • Do I need a visa and passport to travel to Tanzania?
  • What is the best month to visit Tanzania?
  • What are Tanzania's best birding spots?

Sustainable Travel — How to Travel Through Tanzania Responsibly

In line with Bookmundi's vision, we wish to provide our travelers with a sustainable travel experience through Tanzania. As part of this effort, we carbon offset any Tanzania tour that you purchase through us. You can read more details about our carbon offsetting program.

  • Carbon-offset your trip to Tanzania via IATA Airways. The moment your tour starts in Tanzania and provided that you have purchased your tour through Bookmundi, we will carbon-offset your tour from its starting point to its ending point.
  • You can donate a small amount to support the efforts of World Vision Tanzania, an NGO that is committed to children's well-being.
  • Remember to explore the local cuisine and choose less-traveled routes by forgoing frequent stops in favor of in-depth exploration.

Tanzania Travel Tips and Insight

  • Choose national parks that are less well-known and therefore attract fewer visitors.
  • Do plenty of research before booking your tour. Tanzania has some fascinating destinations that are not always mentioned in the usual tourist information.
  • Be respectful of local cultures. Take off your shoes and cover your head when visiting mosques, and always ask permission before taking photographs of people.
  • Allow plenty of time to see as much of Tanzania as possible. Getting around can be slow so make sure your tour is not too rushed. In Swahili, the phrase “pole pole” means “slowly, slowly” and you will find that taking your time will make your experience much more enjoyable.
  • Traveling in Africa can be frustrating at times so the less you carry the easier it will be.

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