Whether you’re stepping back in time in Zanzibar’s Stone Town, following the vast wildebeest migration across the Serengeti, or standing beside the Ngorongoro Crater - you’ll love the truly ‘big’ game experience that is Tanzania.
If you want to actually track the wildebeest migration, it has to be in Tanzania. If you want to see lush forests and verdant vegetation, you should visit the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
And if you want a different game experience, you want to be in the cool, swampy areas of the Tanangire, where herds of elephants up to 200-strong come down to bathe and play.
Or the game parks of Katavi where you’ll find serious numbers of crocs and hippos – some of them in pods of up to five hundred individuals. And Selous for the boat trips and birding.
Ask Tanzania expert Lydia Craig for a tailor-made itinerary and take a good pair of binoculars each. You’ll need them if you join a mobile camp that closely follows all the action of the great migration across the Serengeti, or takes you chimpanzee trekking around Lake Tanganyika.
And you won’t want to miss the wall of pink flamingos that skim the surface of Manyara, the country’s biggest soda lake, or the area’s famous tree-climbing lions.
Talk to Lydia about a ‘big’ game, tailor-made holiday in Tanzania.
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Ngorongoro Crater lodges
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Ideally placed for Ngorongoro Crater, two National Parks, Lake Manyara, bird watching – and some gentle relaxation.Read more
Ruaha camps and lodges
Selous camps and lodges
The upland safari camp that’s cool for both first time adventurers and experienced, serial game watchers.Read more
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Serengeti camps and lodges
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This is a stately home in the true sense. There is, however, a considerable African twist.Read more
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Tarangire camps and lodges
Tanzania coast hotels and lodges
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Western Tanzania camps and lodges
Chada Camp is hidden on a shady peninsula of acacias and tamarinds in the heart of Katavi, one of Africa’s most remote, wildest and least visited national parks.Read more
Greystoke Mahale offers comfortable and exotic accommodation on the shores of Lake Tanganyika beneath the Mahale Mountains, home to the world’s largest known population of chimpanzees.Read more
Summit Africa’s highest mountain on our 6-day Mount Kilimanjaro Trek up the remote Rongai Route.Read more
Standing on the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro is a truly unforgettable experience. No where else in the world will you see glaciers framing views of the Africa plains.Read more