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.
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Top Destinations in Tanzania
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Up close with wildlife in Tanzania Safari Parks.
Along with its famous game parks such as the Serengeti and Ngorongoro, Tanzania’s smaller safari parks offer the opportunity to experience all of the country’s wildlife in smaller groups and away from the crowds. A Southern Circuit Safari will take you to the Ruaha, Selous, and Mikumi national parks and Tanzania’s largest city, Dar es Salaam, before ending with a relaxing stay on a beach in Zanzibar. View Tours
Experience the wilderness of Arusha
This four-day safari will take you near to some of Africa's most renowned scenery and animals. In the Serengeti, you will encounter the Big Five as well as large herds of zebra, wildebeest, and antelope that fill this immense grassland plain. The Ngorongoro Crater is a forest and grassland paradise with a permanent elephant population, while nearby Lake Manyara is a birder's paradise with over 400 species recorded. View Tours
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
What to do in Tanzania
Top things to do in Tanzania.
Things to Do in Tanzania
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Top Things to Do at Lake Manyara National Park
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Things to Do in Kilimanjaro National Park
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When to visit Tanzania
Read below travel guides to find out the best time to visit Tanzania.
- Jan Avg Daily: 31 ° C Avg Nightly: 23 ° C
- Feb Avg Daily: 31 ° C Avg Nightly: 22 ° C
- Mar Avg Daily: 31 ° C Avg Nightly: 22 ° C
- Apr Avg Daily: 30 ° C Avg Nightly: 22 ° C
- May Avg Daily: 28 ° C Avg Nightly: 20 ° C
- Jun Avg Daily: 29 ° C Avg Nightly: 19 ° C
- Jul Avg Daily: 27 ° C Avg Nightly: 18 ° C
- Aug Avg Daily: 28 ° C Avg Nightly: 17 ° C
- Sep Avg Daily: 29 ° C Avg Nightly: 17 ° C
- Oct Avg Daily: 30 ° C Avg Nightly: 19 ° C
- Nov Avg Daily: 30 ° C Avg Nightly: 21 ° C
- Dec Avg Daily: 30 ° C Avg Nightly: 22 ° C
Tanzania in June: Weather, Tips & Beach Fun
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Tanzania in December: Short Rain, Safari and Weather Tips
If you love the thrill of adventure, skip the conventional vacation spots and go to Tanzania in December instead. It is a wonderful time to witness the plentiful sights in Tanzania and experience the best of activities. The weather is perfect to spot ...Read more
Tanzania in November: Weather, Travel Tips & More
November is the beginning of the off-peak season in Tanzania, which is marked by brief rain spells. But this can be one of the best times to visit this East African country, known for its vast wilderness and rich wildlife. For one, this is an excellent ti ...Read more
How long to stay in Tanzania
Read about the ideal duration to stay in Tanzania.
Great Tanzania Itineraries: How Many Days to Spend?
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7 Days in Tanzania: Our Recommendations
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10 Days in Tanzania: Our Recommendations
Hop between wildlife reserves and sun-soaked beaches during your 10 days in Tanzania. Chase your bucket-list wildlife through the acacia-scented plains of Serengeti and the sprawling Ngorongoro Crater. Go diving around Mafia Island and enjoy a cruise trip ...Read more
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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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