Home to 'the big five', a big mountain and a whole host of other big experiences, Tanzania is with good reason one of the most popular destinations in Africa. As good a wildlife-viewing destination as you’ll find anywhere in the world, there are a range of tours that will allow you to do everything from seek out animals on safari. Alternatively, chill out on one of Zanzibar's idyllic beaches or hike the highest peak in Africa.

Don't miss these Tanzania attractions

  • Guided hikes up Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Zanzibar & Pemba
  • Camping safaris from Arusha
  • Dar es Salaam
  • See the Serengeti from a balloon

Africa’s wild side

Taking a tour with an experienced wildlife guide is a great way to make the most of your time in Tanzania. A variety of multi-day safaris depart from Arusha in Northern Tanzania. Giving you the opportunity to follow giant herds of antelope or wildebeest across the Serengeti. Popular tour sites include Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Serengeti National Park.

Further off the beaten track, Selous Game Reserve, located the south of the country, is another destination easily accessed by tour. Africa's largest game reserve, Selous Game Reserve is renowned for its large population of lions and elephants, and a safari could have you spotting these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

Great heights and low depths

Never far from sight in Tanzania is the looming silhouette of Kilimanjaro. While the sight alone may take your breath away, a guided tour is a great way to ensure you experience the unforgettable view from the 5,895 metre peak. From Machame Village, these tours can also visit various unforgettable wilderness areas, including the Nale Moru and Kikelewa Cave.

Just off the coast of Tanzania, you can take a tour to uncover a very different side of Africa. With beaches and Arabian-infused culture, Zanzibar offer travellers a unique ocean escape with a cocktail of Swahili, Arab, European, Indian and Persian cultures. As well as showing you the sites of the main city's streets, Zanzibar tours leave plenty of time for you to unwind on the beaches.

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