Tanzania Holidays, Safaris and Zanzibar with Tanzania Odyssey

We are the leading experts in arranging Tanzania holidays. Over the last 20 years we have developed unrivalled expertise of travelling and experiencing the best of this diverse and stunning country; our travel consultants continually re-visit Tanzania's lodges and parks, to ensure your African holiday is beyond your wildest dreams.

Whether your dream is to enjoy the ultimate wildlife experience on an astounding Serengeti safari; fly into the quiet wilds of the Selous Game Reserve or Ruaha National Park; trek and see chimpanzees on the shores of Lake Tanganyika; or soak up the best of the Indian Ocean rays on Zanzibar's beaches - whatever your preferred activity, we will create an amazing Tanzania holiday itinerary just for you

We are the tanzania experts


A Tanzania holiday is always unforgettable, and arguably the ultimate Africa safari experience. Vibrant memories of unbelievable wildlife, stunning landscapes and dramatic Indian Ocean coastlines and islands will linger long after you get home. 

We've been creating tailor-made Tanzania holidays and Tanzania safaris for discerning travellers since 1998. We know what it takes to design the perfect African getaway for your dates and budget. And with our ATOL bond, you're fully protected at all times. 

Our expertise speaks loudly for itself: Tanzania Odyssey's managing director, Marc Harris, is a judge of the Safari Awards and a former director of the African Travel and Tourism Association. One of our directors, Annabel Skinner, wrote the Cadogan Guide to Tanzania which we have partially reprinted on our site. Our team have travelled extensively in Tanzania and return every year, so rest assured our advice and guidance is always up to date. 

We are proud to be the recipient of numerous travel awards - most recently Best Safari, Wildlife & Nature Holiday Company from the British Travel Awards.


Booking through us will cost no more - and often considerably less - than booking the same trip with all the individual suppliers directly. We are able to negotiate excellent rates with suppliers, which results in savings for you.  In the very unlikely event that you get a cheaper quote for the same trip from a reputable UK bonded tour operator, we will match that quote. 

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If you’re thinking about Tanzania holidays or Tanzania safaris, you’ve come to the right place. Here you can find everything you need to start planning the African holiday you’ve always dreamed of. Everything on our site is directly from us, so you know you’re getting the very best Tanzania holiday advice and information possible. 
We’ll be delighted to talk to you directly, either in our offices in London or via phone or e-mail so you can tell us exactly what you expect from your ideal Tanzania holiday. This way, we can devise an itinerary to perfectly match your requirements. 

When to go on a Tanzania and Zanzibar Holiday

The majority of Tanzania's wildlife is resident year-round, so game viewing is available whenever you like. April and May can be rainy and are probably best avoided - especially if you're also planning some time on the beach. Special offers are available at this time, however - see here for details

Tanzania Safari Holiday Packages

A Tanzania safari is a richly rewarding experience.  It offers outstanding wildlife viewing in true safari style - and with all the comforts you could wish for. You'll also enjoy an entirely authentic experience without hordes of tourists, and from some of the continent's best lodges.

  • The unique Great Migration showcases nature at its most magnificent.
  • Tanzania's fabulous Indian Ocean beaches - either on the mainland coast, Zanzibar or one of the smaller islands. Whether you want to dive and snorkel or just flop on the sand, Tanzania has a beach that's just right for you.
  • Accommodation to suit every type of traveller, whatever your budget and style. 
  • A well-developed infrastructure for tourism, which means it's easy to get around between safari parks, and from safari to beach.
  • World-class wildlife viewing, including lots of the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo) and plenty of predators, at a variety of excellent safari parks and reserves. 

Tanzania Honeymoons

Tanzania is a fantastic honeymoon destination. The combination of incredible wildlife and phenomenal beach retreats within such close proximity of each other guarantees a truly unforgettable honeymoon experience.

Tanzania Family Safari Holidays

There's simply no better destination for your family safari than Tanzania! Combining a safari with the beach is easy, and there's lots to do on both for all ages. Embark on a Southern Circuit adventure, and enjoy boat safaris, walking safaris and night drives in the beautifully rich Ruaha and the Selous. At the beach, experience Zanzibar's magical culture and enjoy exciting marine and water activities - there really is something for everyone. 

Tanzania Holidays - Safari and Beach, Zanzibar

and Tanzania’s other Indian Ocean islands are just a short hop away by light aircraft. These idyllic destinations provide the ultimate in sumptuous relaxation and recuperation after a safari adventure. Tanzania is one of few countries where you can mix a safari and a beach holiday with such incredible ease.

The Great Migration

One of the greatest natural events on the planet, the Serengeti's Great Wildebeest Migration is utterly thrilling to witness. When two million wildebeest move across the dramatic acacia-dotted Serengeti plains in their continuous search for green pastures, a truly spectacular scene is born; an image which will no doubt be engraved in your memory for life. See our Great Migration Guide which gives the low down of what route the wildebeest really take, as opposed to what everyone else has told you! There are a few common misconceptions about their route, and we aim to clear this up, to give travellers the best possible chance of catching the big herds. 


The Best of Tanzania Holidays, Africa

1.  Africa's most famous National Park, the Serengeti surpasses even the wildest expectations and is a landscape and willdife experience not to be missed.
2.  Bursting with history and culture, and blessed with glorious beaches, the spice island of Zanzibar is an exceptional beach getaway. 
3.  The world's largest intact volcanic caldera, the Ngorongoro Crater is scenically stunning and a fabulous spot to see all the Big Five from.
4.  For a different perspective on Tanzania, climb the majestic snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro.
5.  Avoid the crowds in the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater by travelling Tanzania's excellent southern safari lands, including the Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park

A tourist guide to Tanzania vacations 

We've created a handy tourist guide to Tanzania which you can download and read offline (PDF)

Odyssey tours - we don't just know Tanzania Holidays! 

For more information on Tanzania, just give us a call - we are all experts so will definitely be able to clarify Tanzania for you in a simple and informative way. We're mad about Tanzania, but we love the rest of Africa too and have experts to advise on holiday travel in all the main safari countries. If you're not sure where you want to visit, call us and we can work out which country may suit you best. 

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Map of Tanzania

Map of Tanzania Tanzania - Serengeti Tanzania - Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania - Lake Manyara Tanzania - Tarangire Tanzania - Kilimanjaro Tanzania - Selous Game Reserve Tanzania - Ruaha Tanzania - Mahale Mountains Tanzania - Katavi Tanzania - Zanzibar Tanzania - Pemba Island Tanzania - Mafia Island Tanzania - Dar es Salaam Tanzania - Arusha
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Some of our favourite lodges

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Although we tailor-make all our trips we have reproduced a number of popular itineraries here

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Tanzania Itineraries

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Tanzania is a great year round destination with a wonderful equatorial climate, though the rainy months of April and May are probably best avoided... more

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Our in-depth knowledge of Tanzania and close relationships with all our suppliers mean that our itineraries are truly excellent, and will cost you no more than if you were to book with the lodges directly. 

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