Tanzania Overland Tours

Tanzania boasts some of Africa's most spectacular topography, including the Great Rift Valleywhich includes Lake Tanganyika, Mr Kilimanjaro (the continent's highest peak at 5892m), the vast Serengeti Plains and the wonderful Ngorongoro Crater.

Offshore are idyllic islands ringed by beautiful palm-fringed beaches, and Unguja, better known as Zanzibar Island with its exotic Stone Town.

Must Do's In Tanzania

  • Spot vast herds of game in the wide-open plains of the Serengeti National Park.
  • Experience Ngorongoro Crater, one of Africa's best wildlife-viewing areas.
  • Try some Swahili seafood- based dishes - delicious!
  • Take in a couple of clubs and dance to funky Swahili music.
  • Visit breathtaking Zanzibar with its beautiful beaches, and colourful culture. Go diving, swim with the dolphins, gorge on fresh seafood and take in the chilled island atmosphere.

More On Tanzania

The archaeological treasures of Tanzania include hominid fossils, which is more than 300 million years old.

Tanzanian music and dance dominates much of East Africa. Strong in rhythm and renowned for hard-hitting lyrics, the country's Swahili-based sounds are kept very much alive by a thriving dance-band scene.

Nyama choma (barbecued meat) has taken over in a big way, especially in restaurants with attached bars. But on the coast and in Zanzibar and Pemba islands, there's a decent range of traditional Swahili dishes based on seafood.

There is a wide range of optional activities to make your experience in Tanzania absolutely unforgettable. Some great floating is to be had in hot-air balloons over the Serengeti and swimming with dolphins around the island of Zanzibar. Snorkeling and scuba diving is equally popular around the world-class coral reefs off nearby Pemba and Mafia islands.

Tanzania's Climate

The coastal strip along the Indian Ocean and the offshore islands of Pemba and Zanzibar has a hot, humid, tropical climate alleviated by sea breezes. Only on the mountain slopes of the northeast does the country enjoy an almost temperate climate for most of the year. Rainy season is from mid-March to mid-May.

Tanzania Overland Safari Tips

  • Avoid wearing expensive jewellery, and as in all developing countries beware of pickpockets.
  • The Tanzanians are generally very welcoming, and learning a few basic words of Swahili will pay dividends.
  • Respect local customs and cultures especially in Zanzibar which is predominantly Muslim.

Tanzania Overland Tours

Tour Price: from ZAR 13 230 per person
Incorporating four amazing game reserves over ten days this East Africa overland safari really does highlight the best of East Africa. Lake Nakuru National Park is famous for its thousands of pink flamingos and healthy rhino populations whilst the Masai Mara National Reserve is world renowned for big five sightings. In Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, the vast plains support thousands of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle and the predators that follow in their wake, while the Ngorongoro Crater is packed with animals and offers sweeping views from its rim.
Tour Price: from ZAR 8 330 per person
Zanzibar offers a tangle of narrow and ancient alleyways to explore in Stone Town and dazzling white beaches. The coast and Zanzibar are steeped in a long Muslim tradition, while Northern Tanzania is home to the red-robed Masai people who stalk the plains with their cattle as they have done for centuries. The Serengeti National Park has an abundance of game on its grassy plains, where thousands of hoofed animals are followed by the predators, while the Ngorongoro Crater has been declared a World Heritage Site as one of the most important refuges for wildlife in Africa. Time on the beach and a safari makes a perfect combination.
Tour Price: from ZAR 8 330 per person
The Serengeti National Park has an abundance of game on its grassy plains, where thousands of hoofed animals are followed by the predators, while the Ngorongoro Crater has been declared a World Heritage Site as one of the most important refuges for wildlife in Africa. Northern Tanzania is home to the red-robed Masai people who stalk the plains with their cattle as they have done for centuries, while the coast and Zanzibar are steeped in a long Muslim tradition. Zanzibar offers a tangle of narrow and ancient alleyways to explore in Stone Town and dazzling white beaches. A safari and time on the beach makes a perfect combination.
Tour Price: from ZAR 16 730 per person
Join this 15-day wildlife, culture and beach overland safari as we travel through four of East Africa's best known game parks - Lake Nakuru National Park, the Masai Mara National Reserve, the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. After spectacular game viewing, spend your days exploring the colourful marine life of the Indian Ocean, or relaxing on the ideallic beaches of tropical Zanzibar.
Tour Price: from ZAR 16 730 per person
A combination of two of our most popular overland tours sees your experience the varying faces of Africa, from gorilla viewing in the rain forests to the island paradise beaches of Zanzibar. The memory of the Gorilla Trek and observing these amazing creatures as they meander and feed in their ever-diminishing habitat will remain with you forever. The game parks of East Africa are renown for their unspoiled natural beauty and prolific game, while the island of Zanzibar will see you soak up its exotic traditions. You will be caught up in the way of life, which is hard to leave.