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Witness the very best of Africa. Be dwarfed by Kilimanjaro’s immensity, admire the Serengeti’s diverse landscapes, awe at the Great Migration, and encounter the Earth’s most magnificent animals on a wildlife experience unparalleled across the globe. Zicasso’s experts have planned over 5,000 itineraries so far, just like the sample itineraries below, and will design a tailor-made safari just for you that enhances Tanzania’s exceptionalism. Explore the Tanzania Travel Guide to get informative and inspirational content to help start your journey.

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Lion sleeping in a tree in Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania

8-Day Tanzania: Big Five and Traditional Culture

8 Day Custom Tour

From $3,595

Home to Africa’s marvelous national parks, where the Great Migration can be treasured in the Serengeti and the Cradle of Mankind can be cherished in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will be enchanted by all that Tanzania has to offer on this immersive game and culture tour. Weaving from Tarangire to Lake Eyasi, you will encounter the magic creatures and mesmerizing scenes encompassing Tanzania’s beautiful wilderness.

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Zebras and wildebeests grazing in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Tanzania Classic Weeklong: Iconic National Parks

8 Day Custom Tour

From $6,155

Northern Tanzania boasts magnificent safari reserves and spectacular conservation areas where landscapes are left untouched and wildlife freely roams the rich environments. From Tarangire National Park’s prolific bushveld to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area’s luxuriant caldera and the Central Serengeti’s vast savannas, this glamorous 8-day classic Tanzanian safari will show off the country’s remarkable wilderness and the extraordinary wildlife inhabiting it.

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Seascape of Zanzibar, Tanzania, Africa

Safari and Seascape: 9-Day Tanzania and Zanzibar

9 Day Custom Tour

From $4,675

Experience the majesty of East Africa’s bushveld and coastlines on this tailored 9-day tour from Ruaha National Park in Tanzania to Matemwe in Zanzibar. Discover Africa’s phenomenal Big Five, colorful birdlife, vibrant flora, and immaculate safari environments, and explore its sparkling coastal getaway destinations, sumptuous seafood restaurants, and dazzling marine life over the course of this adventure-lovers safari and seascape vacation.

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Elephant with wildflowers in the Ngorongoro crater, Tanzania

9-Day Tanzania Northern Circuit for 2022-2023

9 Day Custom Tour

From $8,095

Welcome to Tanzania’s untouched wilderness, stretching from the sweeping floodplains of Arusha to the rolling evergreen hills of the Ngorongoro Crater and arriving at the extraordinary savannas of the Northern Serengeti. Relish nine days discovering the rich tapestry of wilderness dwelling in the country’s enchanting environments and capture the classic scenes of Northern Tanzania on this extensive safari excursion through the bush.

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Lion cub in Tanzania

Signature Tanzania Safari: Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, and More

12 Day Custom Tour

From $5,395

A truly unique experience begins on your 12-day Tanzania safari handcrafted by Zicasso, specifically for 2022. Scour the Serengeti for lions and trek through lush mountain forest for views over a pristine caldera. Embrace the seclusion of luxury accommodations and feel the rumbling grounds during the Great Migration. You will indulge in a safari tailored to your dreams with a local expert as you customize the itinerary to your needs and preferences.

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Leopard laying in a tree in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Tanzania Family Friendly Safari with Teenagers

10 Day Custom Tour

From $10,995

Travel with your family into the heart of the Tanzanian bush on this 10-day safari experience. Stay at spectacular tented camps nestled in private locations across the infamous plains of the Tarangire and Serengeti for unprecedented intimacy with the continent’s most famed species and incredible adventure for all ages.

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Zebra migration in Serengeti National Park

Best of Tanzania Tour: Kilimanjaro Trekking, Serengeti Safaris, and Zanzibar

17 Day Custom Tour

From $7,645

Few tours will better expose you to the wonder and variation of the African continent. Beginning with a trek to the ‘roof of Africa’, watch the continent’s best sunrise from the glacial peak of Kilimanjaro. Descend to the savanna of the Serengeti embarking on the ultimate safari in Tanzania, across the golden plains stippled with migrating wildebeest and ominous predators. Descend further to the floor of the world’s largest caldera, the Ngorongoro Crater, for a contrasting, yet equally magical, safari experience before you drift away into the Indian Ocean on the shores of Zanzibar. This tour leaves no highlight untouched – it is, quite simply, the most epic and adventurous tour of Tanzania possible.

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Lion cub in the African savanna

Lion King Inspired Family Safari: Pride of Africa

13 Day Custom Tour

Your 13-day luxury family safari of Kenya and Tanzania will embody the wonders of East Africa and immerse you in the circle of life. You will journey into the wilderness that inspired The Lion King movie where warthogs ramble through the underbrush and lions laze on the savannah. From recognizable landscapes to captivating ancient legends, your family safari will bring the dream of East Africa’s majestic wildlife into reality.

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A male lion is sitting on the top of the rock in Serengeti nation park, Tanzania.

Unparalleled East Africa Safari Trip of a Lifetime

16 Day Custom Tour

Find yourself immersed in the drama and prestige of the wilderness during your 16-day luxury African safari through Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda. Discover the expansive splendor of the Serengeti as you search for golden lions and scour the jungle terrain of Volcanoes National Park to find lounging gorillas. Witness the rolling thunder of the Great Wildebeest Migration and embrace the elegance of giraffes towering above the trees. From opulent lodges to exclusive activities, you will experience the true depth and exceptional personalized service of a custom-tailored African safari during your trip of a lifetime.

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Tanzania Safari & Gorilla Trekking Adventure

13 Day Custom Tour

From $6,820

East Africa is filled with legends, luxury, and majesty during your 13-day Tanzania and Rwanda adventure. You will scour the Serengeti grasslands for lions and find the Big Five in the Ngorongoro Crater on Africa safaris. You will wander through dense volcanic forests in search of mountain gorillas hidden in the mist. Your Africa adventure takes you inside five celebrated national parks revealing the marvels of Tanzania and Rwanda.

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Photographer taking pictures on game drive in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Tanzania Photographic Safari: Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti

11 Day Custom Tour

From $4,945

Tanzania offers the ultimate photographic safari experience and this itinerary showcases the unique wonders of its boundless landscapes in their indigenous setting. Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, and the Serengeti provide spectacular scenery and unforgettable wildlife. You'll marvel at giant herds, admire the big cats, and spot the Big Five again and again. So be sure to bring your camera to capture every moment.

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View of elephants from the pool at the Four Seasons Serengeti

Exquisite One-Week Tanzania Fly-In Safari For Seniors

8 Day Custom Tour

From $8,395

The dusty savannah reveals its wildlife secrets to those who travel slowly, and with a one-week fly-in Tanzania safari, you can experience it all, enjoying four contrasting destinations and private experiences tailored for senior travelers. Combine four of Africa’s ultimate destinations on an exquisite immersion into the animal world. Leopards prowl for zebra on Serengeti grasslands, herds gather along riverbanks, and lions cross giant elephant bulls in a volcanic crater.

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Serengeti Luxury Safari with Expert Guides & Deluxe Camps

10 Day Custom Tour

From$10,495

Go beyond the traditional Tanzanian experience with this unique private safari. Experience some of the greatest wildlife and landscapes on the planet, like those at the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Then discover the breathtaking Loliondo Game Reserve, Lake Manyara, and Tarangire National Park. With deluxe camps and expert guides, this is the private safari adventure of a lifetime.

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The Great 12 Day Tanzania Safari Package

12 Day Custom Tour

From$5,395

Fly over the East African plains and experience the never-ending adventure that awaits you in this luxury Tanzanian safari. Whether flying or driving, surround yourself with expansive wingspans, waving grass, migrating zebras, and the roars of lions as you explore the everlasting grassland searching for quintessential Africa and finding it in the vast expanse. This is the Tanzania safari you’ve seen in documentaries, but the real safari is only better.

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Tanzania Northern Circuit Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar

12 Day Custom Tour

From$13,795

Tanzania is a land of magic and compelling authenticity. It's a place of walking through big cat country and wandering along hypnotic Zanzibar streets. It’s a place of exploring the Serengeti and Ngorongoro before lounging on idyllic beaches. So indulge yourself in one mystical island, four national parks, endless safari adventure, and twelve days that showcase the most mesmerizing sides of Tanzania.

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Ngorongoro Crater Safari: Wildlife & Lava

7 Day Custom Tour

From$3,229

There is quite simply no way to gain greater intimacy with the bush than on foot. This week-long tour of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area provides intrepid hikers with an unprecedented wilderness experience as they hike through the crater’s many regions. Follow ancient farming trails between numerous Maasai villages, before eventually summiting an active volcano for panoramic views of the plateau and the crater floor. This journey provides unparalleled and deeply personal opportunities to not only see, but also hear, smell, and feel this special corner of Tanzania.

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Kilimanjaro Climb & Wildlife Safari Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

From$4,495

Beautiful and inspiring, there are few experiences that can match scaling Africa's highest mountain. This epic adventure combines climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with four days relaxing in Moshi and Arusha National Park for an unforgettable wildlife safari tour. The challenging Umbwe Route is regarded as the most spectacular way up the mountain, and it offers an unforgettable ascent to 5,895 meters.

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Tanzania Family Safari: Wildlife & Culture

11 Day Custom Tour

From$11,985

Though famed for its wildlife, Tanzanian cultures are equally remarkable – and this tour combines it all. Beginning in the quiet corners of Tarangire National Park, guests are ushered into the soothing rhythm of the African bush. Depth is added to the wilderness experience while walking alongside the Hadzabe people, among the only remaining hunter-gatherer societies. The tour culminates in the famed Serengeti National Park and in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The Great Wildebeest Migration (month dependent) and countless wildlife encounters are nothing short of spectacles performed against stunning backdrops.

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7 Day Tanzania Safari Tour: Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara & Olduvai Gorge

7 Day Custom Tour

From$3,159

Tanzania is filled with gold, from its sunrise to its plains. Leopards linger in trees, lions laze in the grass, and elephants parade on the horizon. The wonders, the culture, the sky—grab the riches of Tanzania by giving yourself golden memories. Experience all the treasures that Tanzania offers by exploring its splendors.

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Tanzania Safari from August to December: Serengeti, Grumeti, Namiri

10 Day Custom Tour

From$9,795

The focal point of most Serengeti safaris is the great wildebeest migration. But you don't need to visit during the migration to explore the wonders of these evocative grasslands. Travel between August and December, and the Serengeti experience is equally sublime, a chance to connect with nature, avoid the crowds, and still encounter hundreds of thousands of wild animals. With four distinctive experiences, this 10-day safari showcases how the Serengeti teems with life all year around.

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Wildlife Wonder: 11-Day Kenya and Tanzania

11 Day Custom Tour

From$4,945

Explore the epic wilderness of Kenya and Tanzania on this handcrafted 11-day tour leading from Selekay Conservancy’s stretching golden savannas to Tarangire National Park’s flourishing emerald floodplains. Breathtaking unspoiled scenes, captivating encounters with indigenous wildlife, and vitalizing moments of relaxation surrounded by acacias await those wishing to discover all that Kenya and Tanzania have to offer across their spectacular safari reserves.

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Classic Tanzania Honeymoon: 12-Day Southern Circuit

12 Day Custom Tour

From$10,795

Explore Ruaha National Park’s epic wilderness during remarkable safari drives through the bushveld, treasure Selous Game Reserve’s rugged charm while savoring exquisite Tanzanian cuisine, and cherish Lazy Lagoon Private Island’s spectacular secluded ambiance when lounging on the tranquil shores. The beauty of Tanzania is yours to discover in detail during this southern circuit honeymoon to some of the country’s most enchanting destinations.

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Ultimate Tanzania Luxury Safari

9 Day Custom Tour

From$9,895

Let Northern Tanzania’s ultimate safari destinations sweep you off your feet for nine days as you explore the diverse environments of Tarangire National Park, rich ecosystems of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and parched plains of the Northern Serengeti to discover the country’s fascinating flora and fauna. With decadence and glamour served at each safari camp across Tanzania, this tailored tour provides superior luxuries in the middle of the wild.

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Tanzania Safari Guide
Elephants in Amboseli National Park, Kenya
Tanzania Safari Guide

A safari done right requires extensive planning and considerations before you witness big cats and majestic elephants. With the Tanzania Travel Guide, you will have a head start on getting the vacation perfect for you from knowing the best time to visit to understanding travel logistics.

For the full scope of information and inspiration, submit a Trip Request to get connected with one of the world’s best safari experts.

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Best Time to Visit Tanzania
Lion laying on a boulder in Eastern Serengeti, Tanzania
Best Time to Visit Tanzania

The best time to visit Tanzania is from the end of May to the end of October, just before the short rains begin.

As the second-largest country in East Africa, the idyllic setting between the western mountains and eastern Indian Ocean coastline is perfectly suited for majestic wildlife and breathtaking beach escapes.

While Tanzania is pleasant year-round, knowing you can have completely different experiences at different times of the year, and considering your personal safari needs, it is good to know how things differ so you can plan accordingly.

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How To Plan A Trip To Tanzania: Frequently Asked Questions
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How To Plan A Trip To Tanzania: Frequently Asked Questions

Considered one of the top safari destinations in Africa, Tanzania is home to breathtaking scenery and outstanding game viewing, and having answers to frequently asked questions is essential to the safari planning process.

Contrasting topographies intertwine perfectly to create a vast and intriguing safari canvas, with flamingos painting Lake Manyara pink and the Serengeti bursting with wildlife. Knowing how to navigate the circuit as a senior, a family, or guest with mobility issues ensures a quality safari experience.

With topics such as when to visit, how to get there, and what to pack addressed by safari experts, understanding how a safari works, what is involved before and during, and what key points to consider when booking, ensures an unforgettable safari adventure.

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10 Reasons You Should Choose Tanzania for Your Safari
Zebras in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
10 Reasons You Should Choose Tanzania for Your Safari

Synonymous with outstanding safari experiences, Tanzania boasts diverse landscapes and huge numbers of wildlife, and below we highlight 10 reasons you should choose the country for such an adventure.

Witnessing wildlife in famous and lesser-known game reserves and national parks is the highlight of such a trip, as is the Swahili tradition and culture found in every one.

Discover a variety of ways to enjoy your safari, from luxury lodges to humble fly camps. With the white sandy beaches of Zanzibar close by, enhance your experience by creating a bush and beach vacation that will leave you with lasting memories.

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Top 15 Animals of Tanzania and Where to See Them
Cheetah in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Top 15 Animals of Tanzania and Where to See Them

With vast and varied wildlife that thrives in diverse terrain, the top 15 animals of Tanzania and where to see them highlights the biodiversity of the African safari circuit.

Photos of safaris capture only the beginning of the story, with unique landscapes, culture, and abundant wildlife demonstrating the breadth of wonder. Witnessing large herds of animals or spotting elusive species hiding in the bush embody the thrills of a safari experience.

The following article can guide you on the wildlife you may encounter in Tanzania, from predator to prey.

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