Things to Do in Tanzania

Let your imagination run wild with the possibility of Tanzania’s limitless experiences. From witnessing the great wildebeest migration as you feel and hear the earth thunder from hundreds of thousands of hooves across the Serengeti, to days of lazy relaxation on the pristine white beaches of Zanzibar and surrounding islands, there is an incredible variety of things to do in Tanzania.

Things to do

Descend over 600 meters on a day-long game drive into the Ngorongoro Crater and be amazed at the way the predatory hierarchy has adapted to the unique ecosystem, or feel your heart pounding as you silently walk up to big game in Tarangire National Park. Walk alongside traditional Maasai warriors and learn first-hand how your tourism dollar is helping to alleviate the human-wildlife conflict. For a different perspective, take to the skies in a hot air balloon over the seemingly endless grasslands of the Serengeti. For more off-the-beaten path experiences, venture west and south, to trek chimps in the Mahale Mountains, or sleep out under the stars in a dry riverbed of the massive Selous, Africa’s largest game reserve. Take to the white sand beaches and turquoise waters of the coast for world class kite surfing, kayaking, diving, and at the right time of year, whale watching. Or simply relax and reflect on your incredible safari. Our Tanzania specialists will ensure your tailor-made holiday is filled with the right type and the right amount of local and curated experiences to give you the trip of a lifetime.

A historic walk through Stone Town

A historic walk through Stone Town

Stone Town, Zanzibar

Visit Zanzibar Towns old quarter, Stone Town on the west coast of Zanzibar. Here you will find beautiful architecture and historic buildings dating back to the 19th century, revealing the complex history of Zanzibar and its links with the slave trade.

Blue safari around Zanzibar

Blue safari around Zanzibar

Zanzibar and the coast, Tanzania

Feel like Robinson Crusoe as you spend the day exploring the small islands and sandbanks surrounding Zanzibar's main island on this blue safari. Remote and secluded, enjoy a day on desert islands, complete with seafood picnic!

Beach Couples Off the beaten track Sailing & surfing
Experiences at Rubondo Island Camp

Experiences at Rubondo Island Camp

Serengeti and northern Tanzania, Tanzania

Rubondo Island is a 25,000 hectare wilderness in the south-western corner of Lake Victoria. Described as half Jurassic Park, half rainforest, the opportunities to explore are endless.

Explore Jozani Forest

Explore Jozani Forest

Zanzibar and the coast, Tanzania

Escape the beach for an afternoon by visiting Jozani Forest in the centre of Zanzibar, home to the endemic and rare Kirk's colobus monkeys.

Fishing in the Selous Game Reserve

Fishing in the Selous Game Reserve

Selous, Tanzania

While in the main the Selous Game Reserve is an arid area, certain sections are blessed by the permanent waters of the Rufiji River and the northern lakes. These water sources are home to great volumes of catfish, and the fierce fighting tiger fish.

Flamingo Watching on Lake Manyara

Flamingo Watching on Lake Manyara

Lake Manyara, Tanzania

Harder to predict than the Great Migration, the Flamingo migration is equally incredible to witness as they descend on Lake Manyara in their thousands. An amazing photo opportunity or simply the chance to witness these spectacular birds in their element.

Free Spirit sunset dhow cruise

Free Spirit sunset dhow cruise

Zanzibar, Tanzania

Sail off into the sunset with a cruise around Zanzibar's eastern coast in a traditional Tanzanian dhow boat. Explore the island's pristine coastline and unwind with a drink as you watch the sun dip below the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean.

Couples Sailing & surfing
Hot Air Balloon over the Tarangire National Park

Hot Air Balloon over the Tarangire National Park

Serengeti and northern Tanzania, Tanzania

Take a hot air balloon ride at sunrise over the Tarangire National Park for a totally unique experience that will make your trip that bit more memorable as you look down on the bush from above whilst the sun rises.

Hot Air Ballooning Over Lake Manyara

Hot Air Ballooning Over Lake Manyara

Lake Manyara, Tanzania

For an entirely unique view of the beautiful Lake Manyara National Park, get up before the day is quite born and hop aboard a hot air balloon to rise up with the sun and soar over the wakening bush.

Hot air ballooning over the Serengeti

Hot air ballooning over the Serengeti

Serengeti National Park

Soar over the Serengeti's savannah plains in a hot air balloon at dawn, watching wildlife beneath you & finishing with a champagne bush breakfast.

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