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A journey to the famous northern circuit in Tanzania will leave any adventurer rapt with awe at the stunning vistas, vibrant tribes and outrageous wildlife encounters. The country has a trio of fantastic national parks: Tarangire National Park, with its famous herds of elephants and massive baobab trees;the Ngorongoro Crater, with an unrivalled density of wildlife;and the mighty Serengeti, staging the Great Migration for the majority of the year. For return visitors, or perhaps those looking for something a bit more off the beaten track, peer over the northern horizon and you will find a glut of ideas to create the most remarkable of journeys. Look to the south and you will find Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park, wild as wild can be, home to hard-core walking safaris, and with tourist numbers a mere fraction that you will find in the north. Gaze to the west and you can find Mahale National Park and Gombe National Park, famed for excellent trekking to see chimpanzees, or Katavi National Park for a totally unique safari experience that's seemingly all to yourself. Make a short hop to the coast and you can find safari and beach together at Saadani National Park: what an experience to share your private beach with a lion…from afar of course. At the end of all this, take a bit of time to rest and recover, letting it all sink in (no, you weren't dreaming). Kick off your shoes and sink your feet into the sapphire blue waters that surround Zanzibar or Pemba Island. Go on, you've earned it.

Tanzania with A&K
Tanzania offers some extraordinary spectacles. Truly extraordinary. Vast skies over widescreen plains, teeming mass migrations and A&K's chefs baking fresh loaves each day in the middle of the bush. Trust us, the bread - served warm from traditional ground ovens dug on our mobile tented safaris - will be the tastiest of your life.

It's not our only gourmet flourish in the African wilderness. While other visitors to the Ngorongoro Crater ate packed lunches in a designated picnic area, our returning guests were delighted to report how they drove straight past and on into a shady glade. Waiting for them amongst the foliage was a white-clothed table, laid with cutlery, glassware and flowers, next to chefs cooking up a storm on a mobile stove.

Of course, take an Abercrombie & Kent safari to Tanzania and you'll find our guides - specially selected for families, birdwatchers, the first-time visitor and the avid safari traveller - posses an encyclopaedic knowledge of wildlife. Another guest told us how her group had mentioned they'd like to see black rhino. Towards dusk, their guide, Joel - a quarter of a century with A&K  - drove away from other groups towards an apparently barren stretch of land. They parked, sipped a drink, and, ten minutes later, witnessed two black rhino munching their way to within 20 yards of the vehicle.

Joel is just one of many brilliant guides. There's also Elvis. He's so good that returning guests requested he be flown to Uganda to escort them on a gorilla tracking expedition. And Joel and Elvis are just part of a team that has spent fifty years providing luxury travel in East Africa, the starting point and heartland our of business. A one-stop shop, we offer seamless regional travel and experienced, highly trained staff, along with 24-hour emergency contact, a 200-strong fleet of the best vehicles, and luxury mobile safaris, pitched in the peachiest game-viewing locations with hot showers, flushing loos and tent butlers. Hemmingway would approve.

We'll show you a staggeringly diverse country, starting with snow-capped Kilimanjaro where our super-fit runners head up and down, providing you with premium campsites and fresh fruit and vegetables. We carry out twice-daily health checks to maximise your chances of summating, and play a major role in improving the welfare and training of porters.

At lower, less challenging levels, there's the Serengeti, arguably Africa's finest park. You'll see prolific game, including the annual migration, and prolific night skies, courtesy of the manager at A&K favourite, Sanctuary Kusini, dissecting the heavens with a laser pen. Then there's the Ngorongoro's sheer-sided, flat-floored caldera, dubbed the Garden of Eden; and the incredible parks in the south and west: Katavi, Selous - a stage for superb walking safaris - and Ruaha, one of Tanzania's best-kept secrets.

And we haven't even mentioned the Mahale Mountains overlooking Lake Tanganyika, the spectacular haunt of chimpanzees, and, for a contrast, the translucent waters, white sand and spicy cuisine of Zanzibar. With A&K, it's all possible.

Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Classic Tanzania 2015

Nights: 8 | from £6,555

The rolling grasslands of Tanzania are some of the most iconic – and wildlife-rich – landscapes in Africa. Several of the country’s best national parks... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made Set departure

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Classic Tanzania

Nights: 12 | from £5,405

A 12 night Tanzanian adventure and visit the world heritage site of Ngorongoro Crater, admire the wildlife in the Serengeti and visit beautiful Zanzibar. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Safari & Wildlife | Honeymoons

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Selous, Ruaha and Saadani

Nights: 12 | from £5,445

Experience Tanzania in depth discovering the wildlife of Selous and Ruaha National Park and going on game drives with expert guides. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Safari & Wildlife

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Luxury Small Group Journeys - Kenya & Tanzania Wildlife Safari

Nights: 13 | from £7,155

This 13 night itinerary through Kenya and Tanzania includes gorgeous lodges and daily game drives into the finest national parks and game reserves. Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

Safari & Wildlife

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Family Luxury Small Group Journey - Family Kenya & Tanzania Safari

Nights: 14 | from £7,475

Visiting Nairobi, Amboseli National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park And Masai Mara Game Reserve Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge

Saadani National Park

Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge located in the Saadani National Park is an interesting mix of three different ecosystems with the Indian Ocean the bush...Find out more

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Singita Sasakwa Lodge

Grumeti Game Reserve  

For those in search of solitude, Singita Sasakwa Lodge is the ideal place to stay. Set in a 340,000 acre private concession, on a hill with dramatic,...Find out more

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Sanctuary Swala

Tarangire National Park  

Sanctuary Swala is to be found in a remote valley within Tarangire National Park, recently rebuilt the camp offers private game viewing, wilderness indulgence...Find out more

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Safari & Wildlife

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Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge

Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge

Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge has been built on the southern shore of the Wami River close to the Saadani National Park. This is the ideal location for...Find out more

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Sanctuary Kusini

Southern Serengeti

Sanctuary Kusini sits in exclusivity in a remote area of these "endless plains" of legend, affording a rare opportunity for secluded game drives well...Find out more

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Safari & Wildlife

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Beho Beho

Selous Game Reserve  

In its privileged location, this is one of the most magical places it's possible to visit in East Africa. Set in the cooler highlands of the Selous Game...Find out more

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View a selection of our top offers:

Free Flights to Zanzibar


Save up to £165 per person
Free internal flights to Zanzibar when you stay 5 nights at The Palms or Baraza, on a full board basis including private transfers is from £1550pp excluding international flights. Valid for travel until the 31st December 2015. Terms and conditions apply.

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Fundu Lagoon, Zanzibar


Prices from £2,625pp saving up to £885pp for 7 nights
Book a beach stay at Fundu Lagoon for 7 nights, the perfect tonic after a safari in Kenya or Tanzania and receive 3 free nights. Prices from £2,625pp includes international flights, 7 nights accommodation, all meals, house drinks and an unguided Mangrove Canoe safari and a Dhow Sunset Cruise. Valid for travel from 1st October to the 23rd December 2015 and 5th January to the 5th April 2016. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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The Residence, Zanzibar


Prices from £2,300pp saving up to £1,335pp for 7 nights
Stay 7 nights at The Residence, Zanzibar in a Luxury Garden Pool Villa and benefit from a 50% discount at the hotel. Prices start from £2,300 per person including 7 nights accommodation, half board, private transfers and international flights from the UK. Valid for travel between the 24th July to 31st October 2015 and a minimum 4 night stay is required. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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Kay, Ben Harrison, Ben Oxley-Brown, Robin, Sara, Chris, Charlotte and Jo - are experts in designing the perfect holiday to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of every African hotel and resort featured in our portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout Africa, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.

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tanzania map

Fly to

Kilimanjaro (for Northern Tanzania), Dar es Salaam via Nairobi (for Selous, Ruaha, Zanzibar)

Flying time

11 hours 30 minutes including transit stop

Time difference

GMT +3 hours


Required for UK passport holders

Health requirements

Yellow fever certificate required

Best time to travel

December - March, July - October


Due to Tanzania's proximity to the equator the climate is generally warm year round ranging between 25°C to 32°C, there are however regional variations. With two rain seasons, the long rains fall in April and May (into early June) and the short rains falls in October and November. The best times to travel are December, January, February or late June to early October.

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