From the open plains of the Serengeti to the natural amphitheatre of the Ngorongoro Crater – one of the world’s seven natural wonders – and to the sun kissed beaches of Zanzibar, you’ll find genuine warmth and hospitality in Tanzania and Zanzibar. The profusion of wildlife means that you are more than likely to spot the ‘Big 5’. Kilimanjaro is a magnet for trekkers, whilst the island of Zanzibar offers wonderful sandy beaches and fantastic scuba diving.
Best time to go
Generally dry, hot and humid, with cooler evenings; short rainy spells from October to mid-December; longer rains from March to May. The top of Mount Kilimanjaro remains snow covered year-round
The best time to visit the Serengeti is January – March, when grazing animals are calving and there are
plenty of lions around. The vast animal migrations, which occur at the onset of the dry season and again with the first rains, are one of nature’s greatest spectacles. The coastal resorts of Zanzibar enjoy a warm year-round climate tempered by sea breezes, but with heavy rains from April – May.
- Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
- Zanzibar (beaches and Stone Town), also Pemba and Mafia
- Snorkelling and dolphin watching in Zanzibar and Mafia
- Hot air balloon over the Serengeti National Park
- Visit Selous Game Reserve
- Rubondo National Park, Lake Victoria