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.

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 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!

Fly camping in Katavi

Fly camping in Katavi

Katavi National Park, western Tanzania

Head out into the wilds of Katavi on foot with your guide for the afternoon and spend the night sleeping out under the stars - the ultimate safari adventure.

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.

Kayaking on Lake Tanganyika

Kayaking on Lake Tanganyika

Lake Tanganyika

Paddle along the sand-lined shore of Lake Tanganyika, Africa's deepest body of water, enjoying the tranquillity and dramatic scenery around you.

Meet the Sukuma medicine man

Meet the Sukuma medicine man

Near Mwiba Reserve, Northern Tanzania

Meet with a traditional medicine man from the Sukuma tribe, Tanzania's largest ethnic group. The equivalent of a modern-day homeopath, he uses plants and herbs to treat ailments using ancient traditions, combined with chanting and dancing.

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