Holidays to Tanzania and Zanzibar offer some of the best game viewing in Africa. Home to more than fifty per cent of the biomass of all animals in Africa, Tanzania is safari central and the stage for nature's most magnificent spectacle, the Great Migration on the Serengeti plains. Lions loll under flowering Kigelia trees, pods of hippos make their obscene hippo noises in muddy waters, Grevy's zebra and wildebeest race along seasonal migration routes while parades of elephant feast on the acacia-filled savannahs.

Luxury Tanzania safaris offer a myriad of opportunities, staying in some of the continent’s finest safari lodges and camps. In the northern plains, Mt Kilimanjaro casts a long shadow beckoning with its magnificent snow-capped summit. Nearby at the base of the Western Rift Valley escarpment is Lake Manyara National Park, an alkaline lake with flocks of flamingos, said by Ernest Hemingway to be the 'loveliest in Africa'. Further on is the Serengeti, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa; its south-eastern area is the Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest unbroken caldera that isn't a lake.

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Luxury Tanzania safaris on the less-known Southern circuit offer holidays in the raw, unspoilt wildernesses of Ruaha National Park and Selous, a UNESCO site and home to the mighty Rufiji River. Here game viewing is possible on foot and by boat as well as 4WD.

When it's time to leave the bush, conclude your safari with a beach holiday in Zanzibar or Pemba Island, where days are enjoyed snorkelling, scuba diving or sailing in a wooden dhow in the turquoise Indian Ocean. Bush, beach or both, Red Savannah can tailor-make luxury Tanzania safari holidays for you.

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  • AfricaTanzania and Zanzibar-FlightTimes icon
    Flight time from London
    11 hours
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    Time Zone
    UTC +3
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    Currency
    Tanzanian Shilling
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    Best Time to go
    June - October
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    Average Temperature
    21°C - 29°C

Featured Tanzania Safaris & Zanzibar Holidays

A Classic Tanzania Safari

9 Days
from £4,375
per person
Cheetahs in the Serengeti, Tanzania Tanzania & Zanzibar
This exciting safari explores the northern circuit with walking and fly camping, watching flamingoes in Lake Manyara National Park and visits to the Ngorongoro Crater.

A Serengeti Safari

11 Days
from £4,925
per person
Wildebeest in the Masai Mara Tanzania & Zanzibar
This is the Africa that Attenborough documentaries are made of - including the awesome spectacle of the migration of wildebeest, with luxury lodges and a fabulous beach resort on Pemba.

Bush and Beach Safari

10 Days
from £4,190
per person
River cruises from Siwandu Tanzania & Zanzibar
Your Tanzanian adventure begins in a beautiful beach resort, followed by phenomenal game viewing in the Africa wilderness, with walking safaris in Ruaha and the Selous.

Tanzanian Riding Safari

11 Days
from £12,750
per person
A riding safari at Singita Grumeti Tanzania & Zanzibar
Ride amongst some of Africa's most impressive wildlife within the renowned Grumeti Reserve and stay in some of Africa's most beautiful safari lodges. Finish your journey with a sublime beach-break in Zanzibar.

Featured Tanzania & Zanzibar Resorts

Baraza Resort & Spa

£££££
The pool at Bazara in Tanzania Dongwe, Tanzania & Zanzibar

Baraza, part of The Zanzibar Collection,  lies on beautiful Bwejuu Beach on the south-east coast, blending the style of the sultans with Swahili design touches to create an opulent and luxurious retreat.

Fundu Lagoon

££££
The pool at Fundu Lagoon Wambaa, Tanzania & Zanzibar

Located on the island of Pemba Fundu Lagoon is one of Africa's best dive spots, and with quiet thatch bungalows dotted amongst the forest, it is a lovely place to escape to.

Kilindi

£££££
The beach villas at Kilindi Kendwa, Tanzania & Zanzibar

The white-domed Pavilions at all-inclusive Kilindi spill down a green hillside just a stone's throw from the resort's secluded beach. An adult only resort, peace reigns.

The grounds of White Sands Luxury Villas in Zanzibar Paje, Tanzania & Zanzibar

Whether relaxing post-safari or for a holiday in its own right, White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa is a beautiful Indian Ocean retreat and a kite-surfing mecca.

Featured Private Estates in Tanzania & Zanzibar

Singita Serengeti House

4 Bedrooms - Sleeps 8
Price on request
The swimming pool at dawn at Singita Seregeti House Serengeti National Park, Tanzania & Zanzibar

Set on the slopes of Sasakwa Hill, Singita Serengeti House is an elegant, exclusive-use property for up to eight guests set within the 350,000 acres of a private reserve.

Thanda Private Island

9 Bedrooms - Sleeps 18
Price on request
The swimming pool with sun loungers of Thanda Island, Zanzibar Mafia Island, Tanzania & Zanzibar

Thanda Private Island is your own paradise playground in the Zanzibar Archipelago. Sleeping up to 18 guests it has all the toys and a great management team waiting to create an unforgettable family getaway.

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