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Tanzania Safari


Tanzania safari

is something special, whatever your age, budget, interests or previous safari experience.  Almost a third of this vast and spectacular country is protected for wildlife viewing, and these areas include some of the best and most varied safari locations in the world.  This is a region of incredible natural beauty with a fantastic range of landscape and terrain. 

Tanzania safaris

can take many forms, depending on your interests and preferences. We specialise in providing you with the finest safari experiences, in absolute comfort and style, whatever your requirements. A huge element in the success of any particular safari is the guiding. All of our safaris are expertly guided and we guarantee that even the most knowledgeable and experienced guest will learn a thing or two along the way! Days are spent observing the magnificant African wilderness and wildlife at first hand, an experience which most safari-goers find profoundly moving and life-enhancing.

Tanzania's best Safari Lodges

Tanzania safari tours

make for exceptionally memorable and intimate honeymoons, as well as the most treasured family holidays.  A true treat for animal lovers, bird-watchers, nature lovers and anyone who appreciates a little luxurious pampering.

For many people, the very idea of safari includes at least some nights under canvas. There is a huge range of camping options available, from permanent tented camps (where voluminous canvas tents stand on concrete platforms and include built-in bathrooms with flush toilets and running hot and cold water) to mobile tented camps which move regularly to follow the migration, and from simple and rustic (bucket showers) to chic and luxurious.  Even the best permanent (non-canvas) lodges can organise a night or two fly-camping under the star-studded African sky.

Tanzania's best safari Parks

A guide to Safari accomodation

All the parks have a range of types and styles of safari accommodation to suit every traveller.  Some of the best camps and lodges are fabulous destinations in their own right, almost as interesting as the wildlife around them!  Here is a quick rundown of the types of accommodation available:

Mobile fly camp

A private, mobile camp, packed up and pitched on a fresh patch of wild park each day. Tents are usually small and fairly basic.

Semi-permanent tented lodge

A camp constructed with large, luxurious, semi-permanent tents; you will not witness their 'mobility'! The camp is prepared before the arrival of guests, and will not move during your stay. The benefit of the semi-permanent camps is that they pitch according to the seasonal position of the migrating herds, setting you right at the heart of the action. Not necessarily private to your group.

Tented Camp / Lodge

A tented camp or lodge is a permanent structure, in which accommodation is under canvas.  Most 'tents' have solid wooden floors set on a concrete base, and proper bathrooms with a flush toilet and running water.  The central bar and restaurant area is usually a fully solid structure.

Safari Lodge

The term 'lodge' is generally used for a smaller, often owner-run accommodation, as distinct from a larger hotel. The lodges that we recommend tend to be beautifully appointed and run, usually have swimming pools and almost all have their own resident vehicles, trackers and guides.

Safari Hotel

The safari hotels tend to be much larger, less personal and intimate versions of lodges. They tend not to operate their own safari vehicles (with some exceptions), so it is necessary to book a vehicle and driver/guide separately.

Over the last 20 years we have been constantly visiting Tanzania and discovering new lodges and camps to include in trips.  Our extensive knowledge means we can find the right type of lodge or camp for you. Please call us or send an email to ask us anything about a Tanzania safari!




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

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Map of Tanzania

Tanzania Map 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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