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Tanzania & Zanzibar

Tanzania is home to some of East Africa’s finest sights which will enthral visitors of all ages. Whether you take time to hike its summit, or merely admire it from afar, there’s no doubt that Mount Kilimanjaro – the tallest mountain in Africa – is a highlight of any Tanzanian itinerary. Meanwhile, the Ngorongoro Crater is a natural volcanic feature which will take your breath away. However, Tanzania is also home to an impressive number of safari parks including the Serengeti, where you can spy game animals in their natural environment. And if that weren’t enough, the unique island of Zanzibar off the coast of Tanzania is the perfect place to unwind on a glorious beach whilst absorbing its rich colonial history.

 

What you’ll love most about Tanzania and Zanzibar

  • Witness the awe-inspiring Great Migration in the Serengeti, where millions of wildebeest and zebras traverse the plains in search of greener pastures, offering unparalleled wildlife viewing
  • Explore the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its stunning landscape and high density of wildlife, including the Big Five and rare black rhinos
  • Challenge yourself to hike Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, and experience diverse ecosystems and breathtaking vistas from its snow-capped summit
  • Wander through the narrow streets of Stone Town, Zanzibar’s historic heart, rich with Swahili culture, bustling markets, and beautifully preserved architecture reflecting African, Arab, and European influences
  • Relax on Zanzibar’s idyllic beaches, like Nungwi and Kendwa, with their powdery white sands and clear turquoise waters, perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and watersports
  • Discover why Zanzibar is known as the Spice Island with a spice tour, where you can visit plantations, learn about the cultivation of spices like cloves and cinnamon, and enjoy aromatic tastings

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  • Young lions in the Serengeti

  • Elevated view of Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

  • Aerial view of a boat at Pamunda Island, Zanzibar

  • Flamingoes on Lake Manyara, Tanzania

  • Elephants crossing a river in the Serengeti, Tanzania

  • Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro

  • Safari holidays to Tanzania

  • Safari holidays to Tanzania

  • Safari holidays to Tanzania

  • Safari holidays to Tanzania

  • Safari holidays to Tanzania

  • Safari holidays to Tanzania

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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  • 15
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  • 8
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  • 9
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  • 11
  • 16
  • 17

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

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When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

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East Cape Tours create unforgettable holidays, tailored just for you. Explore, experience, and make priceless memories like never before. As tour operator and ground handlers, they’ve been curating dream holidays for 25 years. Tailor-made specialists that you can trust, they’re passionate about Southern Africa with first-hand experience in the destinations they offer.

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Encounters Travel is a UK based adventure tour operator with a wide selection of cultural and adventurous tours around the world, all designed to help you get the most out of the country you’re visiting. They range from small group tours to shoestring, overland, family, escorted and tailor-made holidays.

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eShores specialises in tailor-made multi-centre holidays, seamlessly blending multiple destinations into one trip. Explore the beauty of Thailand, island-hop the Greek islands, or embark on an epic American road trip – anything is possible. With consultants averaging 15 years’ experience, your dream holiday is in expert hands, so you can relax and enjoy the adventure!

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At Freedom Destinations, we take the trouble out of travel. We offer everything you need in one place; a great range of hotels, tours and activities, coupled with first-class service from dedicated specialists who work with you to create your perfect itinerary. With FREEDOM you can….

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Oasis Overland Adventure Travel has been providing a unique travel experience for over 20 years – very different to that of a normal package holiday. Without the worry of organising your complex trip, sit back and immerse yourself in cultures of the regions you pass though whilst making friends within the group.

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Tropical Sky offers luxury tailor-made tours and holidays specialising in providing expert travel advice and exceptional unhurried customer service. With a wealth of experience we will find the perfect trip for you.

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Visions of Africa will guide you through discovering your dream holiday. The team have vast experience in creating the most perfect safaris and self drive trips tailored to your specific requirements. Speak with their experts about beginning your journey to this amazingly diverse continent.

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