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
Diving at Fundu Lagoon

Diving at Fundu Lagoon

Zanzibar and the coast, Tanzania

The Indian Ocean surrounding Pemba offers some of the best diving and snorkeling spots in the world. There is a huge diversity of marine life in these shallow coral lagoons that drop off to incredible depths.

Dusk with the Datoga tribe

Dusk with the Datoga tribe

Near the Mwiba reserve, Northern Tanzania

The Datoga are a nomadic herding tribe, known as great warriors and one of the oldest tribes in Tanzania. Visit in the late afternoon to watch the livestock being herded back into the safety of the boma, as everyone gathers to sing and welcome them.

Empakai Crater Day Trip

Empakai Crater Day Trip

Serengeti and northern Tanzania, Tanzania

While a visit to the Ngorongoro Crater is an incredible experience, it is hard sometimes to escape the crowds there. Instead, explore on foot and discover the Empakai Crater, walking down the forested slopes to the lake shore below a birder's paradise.

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 center of Zanzibar, home to the endemic and rare Kirk's colobus monkeys.

Fishing at Fundu Lagoon

Fishing at Fundu Lagoon

Zanzibar and the coast, Tanzania

Whether you're looking to lie back with a beer and dangle a rod off the edge of the boat, or go after some more challenging and exhilarating quarry, the fishing at Fundu Lagoon, Pemba has something to offer everybody.

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.

Fishing on Lake Victoria at Rubondo Island Lodge

Fishing on Lake Victoria at Rubondo Island Lodge

Serengeti and northern Tanzania

The waters of Lake Victoria around the island national park of Rubondo Island are some of the richest fresh water fishing in East Africa. The grand prize are the huge Nile Perch, record fish weigh in over 100kg!

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