Tanzania safari holidays: Serengeti elephants

Where to visit in Tanzania

No-one does safari and beach quite like Tanzania, with the vast Serengeti, Ruaha and Selous paired with the delightful islands of Mafia, Fanjove and Zanzibar – to name just a few. Whatever your interests, talk to us about the best places to go in Tanzania for an unforgettable trip tailor-made to your exact specifications.

We had a wonderful time! The safari was brilliant – we saw mare than we’d expected. It was amazing to get so close to a pride of lions! The beach stay on Zanzibar was also outstanding. A beautiful spot with lovely staff.

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Places to go in Tanzania

Read about the highlights of this incredible country in our short summary guides to the main places to go.

The great migration, Serengeti, Tanzania © Shutterstock

Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti is an iconic safari destination, and home to the incredible wildlife spectacle that is the epic annual migration of wildebeest and zebra.

Ostrich in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania © AGMarks

Ngorongoro Crater & highlands

This famous ancient volcanic crater in northern Tanzania's Great Rift Valley is one of the unmissable wonders of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Baby elephant, Ruaha, Tanzania © SMorrissey,Shutterstock

Ruaha National Park

A remote and incredibly diverse landscape in south Tanzania known for its ancient baobabs, elephants, lions and superb birdlife, all sustained by the Great Ruaha River.

A beach on Zanzibar, Tanzania © Atosan,Shutterstock

Zanzibar & Indian Ocean islands

Escape to Zanzibar or other Indian Ocean islands. Towns steeped in history, stunning beaches, waters that are a diver’s dream, spice gardens and wildlife.

Sunset in Selous / Nyerere, Tanzania © HSavege

Nyerere National Park (Selous Game Reserve)

Selous Game Reserve (now known as Nyerere National Park) in south Tanzania has savannah lands dissected by the Rufiji River and its network of lakes and swamps. Explore by jeep, on foot and by boat.

Heading for the summit of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania © TBalme,Shutterstock

Kilimanjaro, Meru & Arusha

Africa’s highest peak, Kilimanjaro, is a bucket list item for many and not for the faint-hearted. Nearby Mount Meru within Arusha National Park is less gruelling but not to be underestimated.

Tarangire landscape and baobab, Tanzania © AGMarks

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is on Tanzania’s northern circuit. It’s known particularly for sizeable elephant herds drawn by the Tarangire River.

Gombe chimp hand, Tanzania © AGMarks

Chimps of Mahale & Gombe

To see chimpanzees in the wild, there is hardly a better place to go than the shores of Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania to visit Gombe National Park or nearby Mahale Mountains National Park.

On the edge of the hippo pool at Katavi National Park, Tanzania © AGMarks

Katavi National Park & Lupita Island

Remote, wild, untouched and phenomenal. Both Katavi and Lupita Island provide an exclusive experience, away from the masses in an untouched corner of western Tanzania.

Aerial view of Simply Saadani camp on the Tanzania coast © Simply Saadani

Tanzania Coast & Dar es Salaam

On Tanzania's mainland coast there is a bush-and-beach game reserve (Saadani), excellent beaches such as at Pangani, and the busy city of Dar es Salaam.

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