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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.
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.
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.
Kilimanjaro (for Northern Tanzania), Dar es Salaam via Nairobi (for Selous, Ruaha, Zanzibar)
11 hours 30 minutes including transit stop
GMT +3 hours
Required for UK passport holders
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.
Suggested itineraries in Tanzania
Nights: 8 | from £5,999
Visit Tanzania’s best wildlife viewing areas and camp on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater...
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.
Land Rover Adventure Travel by Abercrombie & Kent to Tanzania 2015
Nights: 7 | from £7,995
This untamed 7 night safari into the heart of Tanzania is enjoyed from behind the wheel of the very latest Land Rover Discovery.
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.
Africa: Across a Continent by Private Jet
Nights: 18 | from £51,230
An 18 night adventure through stark Ethiopia, verdant Uganda and the sweeping Serengeti to Victoria Falls, Botswana, the Namibian dunes and cosmopolitan Cape Town.
Small Luxury Group Journeys - Kenya & Tanzania Wildlife Safari
Nights: 13 | from £5,135
This 13 night itinerary through Kenya and Tanzania includes gorgeous lodges and daily game drives into the finest national parks and game reserves.
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
Highlights of Tanzania
Nights: 8 | from £3,255
An 8 night expedition through Tanzania: visit Tarangire National Park, explore the Ngorongoro Crater and seek out animals on your Serengeti game drives.
Nights: 8 | from £3,645
Explore the highlights of this beautiful country in style, experiencing A&K's first-class personalised service. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Ngorongoro Crater and witness the vast plains of the Serengeti.
Luxury Small Group Journey - Migration Safari in Style
Nights: 15 | from £9,945
Visiting Nairobi, Amboseli National Park, Tarangire National Park or Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park And Masai Mara Game Reserve
A Family Safari – Follow The Migration
Nights: 11 | from £5,995
An 11 night family adventure into the heart of the African bush, for a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the great migration.
Kilimanjaro - Machame Route
Nights: 6 | from £4,295
A 6 night trip to climb and summit Kilimanjaro travelling up the Machame Route with an expert guide to assist along the way.
Luxury Small Group Journey - The Snows of Kilimanjaro
Nights: 9 | from £4,225
The Snows of Kilimanjaro Visiting Arusha and Mount Kilimanjaro
Chimp Trekking in Tanzania
Nights: 4 | from £3,995
A must-do trip for any naturalist, this 4 night wildlife adventure explores the lives of chimpanzees, trekking alongside them and watching them interact in Tanzania.
Connections: Tanzania & Kenya
Nights: 11 | from £4,870
A spectacular East Africa safari where over 11 nights you will explore the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park and meet the Maasai.
Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route
Nights: 7 |
A week long trip to climb Kilimanjaro travelling the Lemosho Route with an expert guide to assist along the way.
Suggested accommodation in Tanzania
Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge
Sasakwa Hill Lodge
Grumeti Game Reserve
Sanctuary Swala Camp
Tarangire National Park
Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge
Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge
Sanctuary Kusini Luxury Camp
Beho Beho Camp
Selous Game Reserve
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Family Offer Save up to £2,730 per child
Stay a minimum of two nights at any Sanctuary lodges or camps in Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya and children up to and including ages of 16 years old will stay free of charge when sharing with two adults or in their own room. Maximum 1 complimentary room per booking. Based on two adults and one child travelling on the Classic Botswana, prices start from £5560 per adult and £1085 per child including international flights and taxes. There are age restrictions at some of the camps and lodges. Valid for travel from now until the 31st March 2015. Terms and conditions apply.
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Save from £795 per person
Save up to £795pp when booking the Northern Tanzania itinerary. Prices from £3,610pp, valid for travel from 1st April - 31st May 2015, or from £3,645pp, from 1st January - 31st March and 1st - 30th June 2015. Prices are based on two people travelling together and sharing a double or twin room. Excludes international flights. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.
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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.
SPEAK TO A TRAVEL CONSULTANT ON 01242 858 199