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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.

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Useful info

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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Tanzania Offers

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Suggested itineraries in Tanzania

Quintessential Tanzania

from £5,405

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Land Rover Adventure Travel by Abercrombie & Kent to Tanzania 2015

from £7,995

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Selous, Ruaha and Saadani

from £5,445

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Africa: Across a Continent by Private Jet

from £51,230

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Small Luxury Group Journeys - Kenya & Tanzania Wildlife Safari

from £5,135

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Family Luxury Small Group Journey - Family Kenya & Tanzania Safari

from £7,475

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Highlights of Tanzania

from £3,255

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Luxury Small Group Journey - Migration Safari in Style

from £9,945

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A Family Safari – Follow The Migration

from £5,995

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Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

from £4,295

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Luxury Small Group Journey - The Snows of Kilimanjaro

from £4,225

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Chimp Trekking in Tanzania

from £3,995

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Connections: Tanzania & Kenya

from £4,870

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Classic Tanzania

from £5,999

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Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route

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Suggested accommodation in Tanzania

Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge


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Sasakwa Hill Lodge

Grumeti Game Reserve                             

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Sanctuary Swala Camp

Tarangire National Park                         

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Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge

Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge

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Sanctuary Kusini Luxury Camp

Southern Serengeti                                 

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Beho Beho Camp

Selous Game Reserve                             

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Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

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Our top Tanzania offers

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Tanzania Sanctuary Offer

Save up to £1265 per couple
Stay 4 nights and pay for 3 nights or stay 8 nights and only pay for 6 nights at any of the following camps, Sanctuary Swala, Sanctuary Kusini and Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge or Safari Lodge. Valid for travel from 6th January to 30th September 2015. Terms and conditions apply


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Sanctuary Brides offer

Brides saves 25%
An exceptional honeymoon offer, stay at a combination of Sanctuary Swala, Sanctuary Kusini and Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge or Safari Lodge and the bride will receive a 25% discount. Honeymoon extras includes a private deck dinner, a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and a private vehicle during your stay (subject to availability). A minimum of 2 nights must be booked. Valid for travel now until 15th December 2015.


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Tanzania Sanctuary Family Offer

One child stays for free
Stay for a minimum of 2 nights at any of the Sanctuary camps and lodges in Tanzania and one child under 15 years sharing with his/her parents will stay for free. Valid at Sanctuary Swala, Sanctuary Kusini and Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge or Safari Lodge. Valid for travel from the 1st January -20th December 2015. Terms and conditions apply.


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Zanzibar Special Offer

Free Nights in Zanzibar
Stay at any of the Zanzibar Beach hotels for four nights and pay for three. Choose from The Palms, Baraza or Breezes Beach Club from now until 30th June 2015 and receive one night free when staying four nights at your choice of hotel. Relax pre or post safari, or simply take a break to experience the soft white sands and fantastic diving in Zanzibar, and receive no cancellation fees on all bookings made until the same date. Save up to £145pp on a four night stay at Breezes Beach Club; prices from £1,845pp including private transfers and international flights.


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