Tanzania Tours and Safaris
One of the most popular tourist destinations in Africa, Tanzania is well-established as one of the best wildlife-viewing destinations in the world. Safaris follow the trail of giant herds of antelope or wildebeest across the Serengeti, while lions lounge in the shade waiting for their next meal to trot by. On the horizon looms the conical silhouette of Kilimanjaro, beckoning the strong of lung and leg, and just off the coast the beaches and Arabian-infused culture of Zanzibar offer travelers a very different Africa.
Nairobi to Joburg Overland (DKBJ)
Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Kruger National Park, Lake Malawi, Zanzibar, Victoria Falls—we originally called this trip ‘Africa Complete,’ but those pesky lawyers made us change it. While it may not feature all of Africa, it’s still pretty darn close: Wildlife safaris, cultural contact, rugged landscapes and natural landmarks spread across six incredible countries. And with supremely knowledgeable CEOs, meals prepared from fresh local produce and starlit camping stays, you’ll gain a kinship with this land and its people you won’t find anywhere else.
Highlights: Spotting the 'Big Five' from 4x4 safari vehicles, inhaling the aromas of a spice plantation, snorkelling Zanzibar's waters, getting the heart pumping at Lake Malawi, gazing out across Victoria Falls, spotting the 'Big 5' in Kruger National Park, discovering the less-visited Zimbabwe, walking in search of rhinos in Matobo National Park, witnessing Shangaan traditions.
Tanzania Safari Experience (DTTS)
As the home of Olduvai Gorge, the world’s most treasured paleontological site, it’s safe to say humans have been coming to Tanzania forever. So, where’ve you been? Seamlessly blending out-there access with stylish comfort, this trip brings you close to wonders like Lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro Crater, the plains of the Serengeti and the Big Five before returning you to a cozy safari lodge or comfort-minded tented camp. True, it’s not exactly the way homo erectus did it, but that’s what evolution is all about, no?
Highlights: Viewing wildlife in Tanzania's best reserves, exploring rural communities, tasting a local lunch, visiting Olduvai Gorge, meeting the Masai people.
Possibly the most scenic route to the summit, Machame boasts different paths to the summit and back. Emerge onto high alpine deserts with amazing views of ice fields, all en route to Uhuru, peak of Mt Kilimanjaro! Known as the 'Whiskey Route', this path leads you through magnificent forests to gain a ridge leading through moorland to the Shira Plateau. It offers great scenery beneath the glaciated precipices of the Southern Icefields before summiting from the higher Barafu Camp. Camp along the route with support from local guides and porters. As a world leader in Kili treks, we'll take you to new heights in adventure!
Highlights: Witness the curvature of the earth from the roof of Africa, trek past verdant forests and silent glaciers on the way to Uhuru Peak.
Tanzania Camping Adventure (DTWE)
Witness big game on open savannah and experience the stunning beauty of the Great Rift Valley. Led by a certified safari guide, you'll journey to Tanzania in search of phenomenal wildlife in its natural habitat. Full-service camping will bring you closer to the region’s animals and is an economical way to gain insight into local cultures in a short amount of time. Our small safari vehicles minimize drive times and improve your chances of snapping that perfect shot of one of the elusive Big Five.
Highlights: Exploring Tanzania's best game parks, meeting the Masai, savouring traditional cuisine in a local village
Inhale the fragrant perfume of Zanzibar’s spice plantations, hunt for the perfect snapshot of the ever-elusive 'Big 5’, feel the thunder of Victoria Falls—uncover the spectacular highlights of four African countries on this stellar twenty-day adventure. Enjoy an intriguing combination of stunning wilderness and bright city lights from the comfort of our overland truck and camp under the big African sky for a unique perspective of this majestic land. With a unique itinerary that offers plenty of options, uncover all that this diverse region has to offer.
Highlights: Tracking the 'Big 5' across the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater in agile 4x4 safari vehicles, chilling out at Lake Malawi, exploring Victoria Falls and Zanzibar.
Joburg to Nairobi Overland (DAJB)
Connecting two major hubs, this overland journey will take you from Johannesburg to Nairobi and into the stunning wilderness of the six countries that lie in between. Track Africa’s Big Five on game drives in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro and head to the Okavango Delta for game walks and mokoro canoe excursions. Inhale the mists of Victoria Falls and the fragrant air of spice plantations in Zanzibar. You'll make your discoveries by using a combination of a 16-person minibus and a rugged overland truck. Combine this with bush camping, a social atmosphere and a comprehensive itinerary and you have one hell of an adventure.
Highlights: Marvelling at Victoria Falls, tracking rhinos at the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, being overwhelmed with 4x4 game drives in Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater, immersing yourself in ancient cultures with traditional dancing, realizing that not all strolls are created equal on a game walk in the Okavango Delta, spending three glorious days on exotic Zanzibar.
East Africa Wildlife Safari (DKKTD)
For those short on time, there’s no need to sacrifice big fun or the Big Five on this intense 11-day adventure. Experience the best of wild Africa and explore four famous game parks and reserves of Tanzania and Kenya, including the rolling hills of the Masai Mara and the savannah of the Serengeti. With small groups of only six travellers and a safari vehicle that ensures great views, you’ll be able to grab that perfect shot—this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Highlights: Spotting the Big Five on their home turf and having an expert naturalist at your side, Searching by boat for hippos and crocodiles on Lake Naivasha, Capturing stunning photos that will make your friends jealous, Meeting the locals in small villages and sampling traditional food.
Marvel at the world's highest sand dunes, float through the Okavango and meet the San Bushmen in the blazing Kalahari Desert on this epic overland adventure. Journey across nearly half of the continent—from Kenya to the southern tip of Africa—and soak up the vibrant colours, culture and scenery of seven countries. Our overland trucks are an adventurous and inexpensive way to enjoy the region’s intriguing combination of wilderness and bright city lights, while camping under Africa’s big sky for will provide a unique perspective. Take the road less traveled and come away with jaw-dropping photographs and a deeper understanding of this incredible continent.
Highlights: Searching for the 'Big 5', inhaling the aromas of a spice plantation, scuba diving in Zanzibar, getting wet at Victoria Falls, marvelling at giant sand dunes, Fish River Canyon and cosmopolitan Cape Town.
Inhale the fragrant perfume of Zanzibar’s spice plantations, hunt for the perfect snapshot of the ever-elusive Big Five across the Serengeti, feel the thunder of Victoria Falls—uncover the spectacular highlights of four African countries on this stellar 20-day adventure. Enjoy an intriguing combination of stunning wilderness and bright city lights from the comfort of our overland truck and camp under the big African sky for a unique perspective of this majestic land. With a unique itinerary that offers plenty of options, uncover all that this diverse region has to offer.
Highlights: Tracking the Big Five in agile 4x4 safari vehicles, gazing at Mt Kilimanjaro and Victoria Falls, inhaling spice plantation aromas, chilling out at Lake Malawi, rafting the Zambezi, blissing out on the beaches of Zanzibar.
At 5895m, Mt Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest peak and this adventure along the Marangu Route will get you to the top safely, quickly and with your budget in mind. Overnight in mountain huts and awake ready to conquer the slopes. As a leader in Kili treks, we'll take you to new heights in adventure on your way to the roof of Africa. Affectionately known as the Coca-Cola Route, Marangu covers forests, moorlands and 'The Saddle', a high-altitude desert, on its way to Kibo Hut. This is the easiest route to summit—with a catch. The trail is well maintained but because of the quick ascent, the success rate is not as high as other routes.
Highlights: Sleep in mountain huts on the way to the top, witness Africa from atop its highest mountain.
Conquer Africa's highest peak from the drier, northern side of the mountain. Follow the Rongai Route, climbing the mountain from the North and descending via the popular Marangu Route with its diverse climate zones and stunning views. This route's gentle approach has a high success rate due to the slow ascent. You'll camp beside the only lake on the mountain and enjoy spectacular views over Kenya's Amboseli Plains. Local guides, cooks and porters will provide support during your trek and at campsites along the way.
Highlights: Follow a lesser trekked path up Kilimanjaro, walk through ever-changing ecosystems towards the summit
From the soaring heights of Africa's highest peak to the endless plains of the Serengeti, discover the best of Tanzania. In the company of our expert guides, explore the world's best game parks in pursuit of Africa’s Big Five and climb iconic Mt Kilimanjaro. Our agile 4x4s will get you to close to some of the planet’s most amazing wildlife. And, with full-service camping, you can stay close to the action without having to worry about the chores—so you can focus on the magnificent terrain and fantastic views. If you're craving a physical challenge and wildlife encounters that will leave you breathless, here's the fix.
Highlights: Conquering Africa's highest peak, exploring Tanzania's best game parks, meeting the Masai, savouring local specialties with traditional meals.
Experience the splendour of Kili with an extra day to acclimatize on your way to the summit of Africa's highest peak. Considered by many to be the most scenic path to the summit, the Machame boasts different routes to the summit and back. Known as the 'Whiskey Route', this path leads you through magnificent forests to gain a ridge leading through moorland to the Shira Plateau. It offers great scenery beneath the glaciated precipices of the Southern Icefields before summiting from the higher Barafu Camp. Camp along the route with support from local guides and porters. As a world leader in Kili treks, we'll take you to new heights in adventure!
Highlights: Stand atop the world's highest free-standing mountain, take in all the stunning scenery that Africa's highest mountain has to offer, use an extra day to acclimatize.
Meet Tanzania’s welcoming people, witness some of Africa’s most spectacular wilderness and make a lasting impact—really experience Tanzania. Track the Big Five across open savannah in customized safari vehicles led by certified guides and camp under the big African sky in the heart of it all. But best of all, you'll have the opportunity to volunteer in Zanzibar and make a lasting impression on this incredible country. Gain a real sense of accomplishment and take home more than just pictures from this truly authentic African adventure.
Highlights: Volunteering with youth in a local community in Zanzibar, experiencing Tanzania's best game parks, meeting the Masai and enjoying a traditional lunch, relaxing on tropical Zanzibar beaches.
Tanzania Encompassed (DTTE)
Summit, safari and relax on the beach—this is an all-in-one adventure for those seeking the ultimate African experience. As a world leader in Kilimanjaro treks, we’ll help you conquer Africa’s highest peak and then show you the world’s best game parks. Small groups and safari vehicles not only allow for a more authentic travel experience, but ensure great views so that you’ll be able to capture the perfect shot of the some of the most amazing animals on the planet—Africa’s elusive Big Five. Finish up your adventure on the historic and alluring spice island of Zanzibar and take in the beauty of its pristine beaches.
Highlights: Conquering Africa's highest peak, exploring the best game parks, meeting the Masai, enjoying traditional cuisine, inhaling aromas of a Zanzibar spice plantation.
Tanzania Wildlife Safari (DTTWD)
Scour the legendary Serengeti in pursuit of cheetahs and descend into the pristine African wilderness of the Ngorongoro Crater. Your Discovery Adventures naturalist guide will offer keen insight and a unique perspective to some of the most famous wildlife sites and important archaeological sites in East Africa. Travel in small packs—so you’re not lost in the crowd—and stay in the thick of it in luxury wilderness camps and lodges. Our small 4x4 safari vehicles improve your chances of snapping that perfect shot of some of the most amazing animals on the planet—Africa’s Big Five. Discover the majesty of Africa.
Highlights: Experiencing daily wildlife viewing and lectures with an expert local naturalist, Participating in cultural exchanges in local villages, Exploring the origins of human history at Olduvai Gorge– the 'Cradle of Mankind'.
Tanzania Camping Safari (DTWA)
Witness big game on open savannah and experience the beauty of the Rift Valley. Led by a certified safari guide, you'll journey to Tanzania in search of phenomenal wildlife in its natural habitat. Full-service camping will bring you closer to the region’s wildlife and is an economical way to gain insight into local culture in a short amount of time. Our vehicles minimize drive times and improve your chances of snapping that perfect shot of one of Africa’s elusive Big Five.
Highlights: Photographing wildlife, interacting with Masai people, savouring a traditional lunch in a local community.
Take the challenging and less travelled Lemosho route up to the highest peak in Africa, considered by many to be the most beautiful path up the western breach of the mountain to the Shira Plateau. This adventure starts off with a few long days as you gain altitude, and has several days built in to help you acclimatize, improving your chances of making the summit. Enjoy the climb through magnificent forests and moorland, and emerge into high alpine deserts as you enjoy spectacular views along the way to the summit.
Highlights: Taking in all stunning scenery that Africa's highest mountain has to offer, Summiting to Uhuru peak at sunrise via Stella Point, Camping along the way.
Mt Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest peak, the tallest freestanding mountain in the world and the ambition of avid trekkers everywhere. Follow the famous Marangu Route, ascending through a number of different vegetation and climate zones affording fantastic views, so that every day is not only challenging but also unique and rewarding. This trek of five days, assisted by our experienced team of guides and porters, is highlighted by reaching the summit of Uhuru as the sun rises over the savannah!
Highlights: Summiting Uhuru peak at sunrise, gazing out across Africa from its highest mountain.
Conquer the tallest freestanding mountain in the world: Mt Kilimanjaro. Follow the Rongai route, climbing the mountain from the north and descending down the popular Marangu route. Your trek up Kili takes you through a number of different vegetation zones, offering fantastic views every step of the way. This is a trek of six days, assisted by our experienced team of guides and porters. The highlight? Reaching the summit at dawn and watching the sun rise over the savannah below.
Highlights: Taking in all stunning scenery that Africa's highest mountain has to offer, Summiting to Uhuru peak at sunrise via Gillman's point, Camping along the way.