Tanzania Tours & Itineraries

Explore 37 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Tanzania.

Discover Tanzania's beautiful natural landscapes and rich cultural heritage with our itineraries, which offer a range of fun experiences. For those looking to unwind on gorgeous beaches and delve into the local culture, consider something similar to this 7-day Zanzibar and Pemba Island trip that includes historic tours and snorkeling adventures. Adventure seekers wanting to combine physical challenges with wildlife encounters might opt for an itinerary like this 10-day trip to Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, and the Serengeti, which includes a hike up Africa's tallest peak and multiple safaris. If you have two weeks to explore the country, check out a trip similar to this 14-day highlights of Tanzania adventure, where you'll visit popular sites, witness the Big Five in renowned national parks, experience cultural exchanges, and enjoy relaxing afternoons on beautiful beaches. 

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Cheetahs in the Serengeti
Map of Serengeti & Zanzibar Getaway - 7 Days
Serengeti & Zanzibar Getaway - 7 Days

Even in as little as a week, you can experience Tanzania's most famous highlights: safari adventures and tropical beaches. Start with the wildlife as you embark on game drives across the savannas of Serengeti National Park to spot lions, cheetahs, elephants, giraffes, and more. Then spend a few days relaxing in Zanzibar, an oasis of white-sand beaches and coral atolls nestled amid a sea of sapphire and crystalline waters.

Go on safari in Tanzania's famous Serengeti National Park
Map of Active Tanzania: Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar & the Serengeti - 10 Days
Active Tanzania: Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar & the Serengeti - 10 Days

This 10-day adventure combines the best safari locations in Tanzania with beach time in gorgeous Zanzibar. However, before relaxing on those white sands, you'll test yourself on a day hike up Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa. In between, you'll embark on unforgettable safaris in the Ngorongoro Crater and legendary Serengeti.

Discover Tanzania
Map of Tanzania & Kenya Road Trip - 14 Days
Tanzania & Kenya Road Trip - 14 Days

You can't beat this itinerary for a trip that combines African cultural immersion with safari fun. It starts with some beach time in Zanzibar before hitting the road on off-the-beaten-path routes between cities in Tanzania. After relaxing at Lake Victoria, you'll cross over to Kenya for game drives in the famous Maasai Mara Reserve, plus spend time in tribal villages and participate in Maasai warrior ceremonies.

Pemba Island
Map of Zanzibar & Pemba Island - 7 Days
Zanzibar & Pemba Island - 7 Days

Experience one of the true gems of the Indian Ocean with a visit to the tropical paradise of Zanzibar. Over seven days, you'll enjoy this island's famed white-sand beaches plus discover its rich culture and cuisine on tours of its historic center. Finish the trip on the unspoiled island of Pemba for some snorkeling, fishing, and communing with nature far from the stress of the modern world.

Your 10-day safari ends with game drives and wildlife spotting on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater
Map of Kenya & Tanzania Safari Adventure - 10 Days
Kenya & Tanzania Safari Adventure - 10 Days

Get ready for a safari adventure in Africa that covers not one incredible country but two. It begins in Kenya with visits to elephant and giraffe sanctuaries, plus a camping trip with tribal warriors. After viewing wildebeests and gazelles at the Masai Mara Reserve, you'll hop the border into Tanzania for a safari on the famous Serengeti to see lions, leopards, and more. The trip culminates with a drive over the volcanic crater at Ngorongoro to witness black rhinos in the wild.

Summit Mt. Meru in the early hours of the morning to see an African sunrise
Climb Tanzania's Mount Meru – 5 Days

Adventurous travelers who love the idea of climbing an African mountain but who don't want an extremely challenging experience will enjoy this four-day climb of Mt. Meru. Most days will include a few hours of hiking, while on the long summit day, you'll start in the middle of the night and be rewarded by sweeping views over the plains toward Mt. Kilimanjaro. Spot wildlife, trek through different vegetation zones, and afterward, relax at the beautiful and historic Rivertrees Country Inn.

Elephants in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Wildlife Adventures in Tanzania: Tarangire, Serengeti, Lake Manyara - 17 Days

Perfect for the wildlife enthusiast on the hunt for Africa's "Big 5", this trip includes visits to some of the country's best big game reserves, including Serengeti and Tarangire National Parks. Visit the big cat capital of Africa, walk with flamingos at dawn, and enjoy sunsets with views of baobab trees and volcanos while giraffes, elephants, and zebra graze in the distance. Take a break from wildlife by joining a traditional hunt with the Hadzabe Tribe and learn how to make brass with the friendly blacksmith of the Datoga Tribe.

A leopard lounging in Tarangire National Park
Map of Highlights of Tanzania: Safari Adventures & Indian Ocean Islands - 14 Days
Highlights of Tanzania: Safari Adventures & Indian Ocean Islands - 14 Days

This epic adventure takes you to Tanzania, one of East Africa's most beautiful and culturally rich nations. Famous for its many wilderness reserves and gorgeous tropical islands, you'll see both on this grand two-week tour that splits your time between game drives in safari hotspots like Serengeti and Ngorongoro, cultural exchanges with local tribespeople, and lazing on the Indian Ocean beaches of Zanzibar and Pemba.

African savannah in Uganda
Map of Uganda & Tanzania Safari: Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth, Serengeti & Ngorongoro - 15 Days
Uganda & Tanzania Safari: Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth, Serengeti & Ngorongoro - 15 Days

This journey of a lifetime will take you to some of the most astonishing natural wonders in Uganda and Tanzania. Begin in Uganda, where you'll visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda, known for its wild mountain gorillas, and Queen Elizabeth National Park for a big-game safari. Then, travel to Tanzania and Serengeti National Park, where game drives, wilderness camping, and a hot air balloon safari await. Finish your trip at the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest inactive volcanic caldera in the world.

Kilimanjaro
Map of Hiking Kilimanjaro - 10 Days
Hiking Kilimanjaro - 10 Days

You've accepted the challenge, and now you're off to Tanzania to conquer Kilimanjaro, the most formidable mountain in Africa. Its snow-capped table is famous the world over, and it will take you multiple days of ascent before you can plant your flag atop it. No doubt it's hard work, but rest easy knowing that, even though this behemoth dominates the landscape, almost anyone with grit and determination can reach the top.

Zebras on the savanna
Map of Highlights of Serengeti National Park - 5 Days
Highlights of Serengeti National Park - 5 Days

If you have limited time to plan the safari adventure of a lifetime, there's only one clear choice: Serengeti National Park. In just five days, you can experience all the majesty of Tanzania's crown jewel of wildlife reserves. This includes spotting coveted Big Five animals like lions, leopards, elephants, and more.

Sunset over the Serengeti
Map of Parks & Beaches of Tanzania: Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar - 13 Days
Parks & Beaches of Tanzania: Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar - 13 Days

The first part of this Tanzania adventure will take you on safari at Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Here, you'll do game drives, learn about the ecology of the parks, and see the African big five. Then, you'll fly over to the gorgeous Zanzibar archipelago, where you'll spend days swimming in crystal-clear waters and diving around corals.

See lions in the wild in Tanzania
Map of Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Beach Holiday - 10 Days
Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Beach Holiday - 10 Days

Experience the very best of Tanzania, from the fertile plains of the Serengeti to the crystalline waters of Zanzibar. This 10-day adventure covers these highlights and more, including safari game drives in volcanic craters to spot Big Five game animals like lions, leopards, and rhinos. You'll even travel to off-the-beaten-path national parks like Manyara and Tarangire to marvel at herds of elephants and countless flamingos.

Join a balloon safari over the Serengeti
Map of Uganda & Tanzania Wildlife Safari - 14 Days
Uganda & Tanzania Wildlife Safari - 14 Days

This 14-day journey gives you an in-depth introduction to the most astonishing natural wonders in Uganda and Tanzania. First up is Bwindi, one of the last remaining habitats for wild mountain gorillas. After game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park, you'll journey to Tanzania for more wildlife excursions in Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. If that isn't enough, you'll also soar high over the savanna in a hot-air balloon and take a game drive through Tarangire National Park before it's over.

Game drive in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park
Map of Kenya & Tanzania Safari Adventure - 14 Days
Kenya & Tanzania Safari Adventure - 14 Days

Get ready for two weeks of game drives in Africa's most renowned safari destinations. It begins in Kenya, where you'll visit the famous Masai Mara Reserve, the site of the Great Migration of wildebeests and zebras. Over many days, you'll explore the Masai Mara, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater to spot Big Five animals like elephants, lions, giraffes, and even black rhinos. Mixed in with all this adventure are cultural exchanges with African tribespeople and fishing trips on Lake Victoria.

Sunset on the Serengeti
Wildlife & Cultural Adventures in Tanzania: Tarangire, Serengeti, Datoga Tribe - 12 Days

Where wildlife and culture meet, this trip combines adventure-filled safaris through famous natural parks with quiet, personal visits to local tribes. Start with a search for the "Big 5" animals in the quiet corners of Serengeti National Park and watch the annual Great Migration cross the white rapids of the Mara River. Then slow things down with a Massai medicine walk and a traditional sunrise hunt with the Hadzabe Tribe.

Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance
Map of Hiking Kilimanjaro - 7 Days
Hiking Kilimanjaro - 7 Days

So you're determined to conquer mighty Mount Kilimanjaro, but you don't have a couple of weeks to do it. Not to worry, as a typical ascent to the summit can be completed in a week or less. You won't have to rush, either, as this scenic route passes through different ecosystems with incredible views at every step of the way.

Lion
Map of Best of Tanzania's National Parks - 7 Days
Best of Tanzania's National Parks - 7 Days

In just a week, you can visit not one, not two, but three of Tanzania's legendary national parks for safari adventures. All the famous specimens will be on display, from the elephants at Tarangire to the lions of the Serengeti to the rhinos of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. In between these epic wildlife tours, you'll have the opportunity to visit indigenous communities to spend time with tribespeople who still hunt and forage the way their ancient ancestors did.

Riding among giraffes on the Tanzania savannah
Tanzania Horseback Safari - 4 Days

Gallop across the plains of Tanzania on this short but unforgettable 4-day horseback safari. Starting in Arusha, you'll spend a night in a boutique wildlife lodge before setting out towards Tarangire National Park. Spend your days exploring the savannah on horseback, riding through herds of wildebeest, gazelle, and giraffes. As evening falls, you'll gather around the campfire for sundowners and stargazing in the African bush.

Spot zebras on the savannas of Mikumi National Park
Map of Southern Tanzania Safari: Mikumi & Nyerere National Parks - 5 Days
Southern Tanzania Safari: Mikumi & Nyerere National Parks - 5 Days

Add this quick five-day itinerary to your trip for a safari experience that focuses on the quieter, more remote national parks of Tanzania's south. Spot Big Five game animals like lions and elephants on the savannas of Mikumi National Park, and marvel at hippos and Nile crocs on cruises through the riverine landscapes of Nyerere. Your whirlwind adventure draws to a close with a sunrise hot-air balloon ride over the African plains.

A leopard relaxes in a tree in Serengeti National Park
Map of Tanzania Safari Highlights: Ngorongoro & Serengeti - 5 Days
Tanzania Safari Highlights: Ngorongoro & Serengeti - 5 Days

Perfect as an addition to a longer Tanzania trip, this five-day itinerary gives you enough time to enjoy safari adventures in not one but two iconic parks. There's no time to waste as you arrive at the Ngorongoro Crater, famous for its biodiversity and home to some of the oldest paleoanthropological sites on Earth. You'll see these wonders between game drives to spot the Big Five predators and take to the skies in a memorable hot-air balloon safari over the Serengeti plains.

A male lion relaxes on a kjope outcropping in the Serengeti plains
Map of Tanzania Safari Highlights: Best of the National Parks - 10 Days
Tanzania Safari Highlights: Best of the National Parks - 10 Days

Hit Tanzania's acclaimed safari circuit for a 10-day adventure that takes you from the prized national parks of Mikumi and Nyerere to the golden plains of the Serengeti and the awe-inspiring crater of Ngorongoro. Throughout the journey, you'll embark on game drives to witness the Big Five safari animals in their natural environment and experience the warmth and generosity of the Maasai community before winding up on the elephant-strewn planes of Tarangire.

Relax on the white sands of Zanzibar's beautiful beaches
Map of Kenya & Tanzania Safari, Culture & Beach Adventure - 14 Days
Kenya & Tanzania Safari, Culture & Beach Adventure - 14 Days

Delve into the heart of East Africa's diverse cultures, abundant wildlife, and coastal wonders on this 14-day trip across Kenya and Tanzania. Interact with giraffes in Nairobi and rise above the Masai Mara Reserve in a hot-air balloon before flying to Arusha. Transfer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to find Big Five animals and visit a Maasai village, then say goodbye to the mainland as you spend three days soaking up the sun on the white-sand beaches of Zanzibar.

Discover the wildlife of southern Tanzania with game drives and safari adventures
Map of Southern Tanzania Safari: Mikumi & Nyerere National Parks - 7 Days
Southern Tanzania Safari: Mikumi & Nyerere National Parks - 7 Days

Get ready for an epic safari across southern Tanzania, an area renowned for its unspoiled parks and reserves. This weeklong adventure will take you to two national parks—Mikumi and Nyerere—where savannas and wetland habitats abound with lions, hippos, and giraffes. You'll witness these majestic specimens on river and land safari game drives while also squeezing in a bit of beach time and city fun in Dar es Salaam.

Cross the lush crater floor of Ngorongoro on safari drives
Map of Tanzania Safari & Island Adventure: Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti & Zanzibar - 10 Days
Tanzania Safari & Island Adventure: Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti & Zanzibar - 10 Days

Buckle up for a well-rounded adventure throughout Tanzania, one of the most popular safari destinations in the world. Each of these 10 days is action-packed with activities that include safari game drives in Tarangire, hiking the famous Ngorongoro Crater, and exploring the vast savannas of Serengeti National Park. Throw in a couple of days relaxing on the white-sand beaches of Zanzibar, and you've got a vacation for the ages.

A male lion rests in Ruaha National Park
Map of Off-the-Beaten-Path Tanzania Safari: Morogoro, Iringa & Ruaha - 5 Days
Off-the-Beaten-Path Tanzania Safari: Morogoro, Iringa & Ruaha - 5 Days

Discover some of Tanzania's lesser-known safari hotspots with this five-day itinerary that takes you beyond the tourist trail to spot exotic primates, lions, leopards, rhinos, and more. Perfect as an add-on to a longer Tanzania adventure, you'll observe colobus monkeys and hike to waterfalls in the mountains of Udzungwa, get a glimpse of ancient human history in Iringa, and end amid the savanna plains of Ruaha National Park—searching for Africa's Big Five and some of the park's 570 avian species.

Spot rare wildlife like colobus monkeys in the mountains of Udzungwa National Park
Map of Wild Wonders of Southern Tanzania: Off-the-Beaten-Path Safari Adventures - 14 Days
Wild Wonders of Southern Tanzania: Off-the-Beaten-Path Safari Adventures - 14 Days

Experience the wild southern side of Tanzania over two action-packed weeks on safari. Striking out from the coastal metropolis of Dar es Salaam, you'll venture deep into the African bush and the Udzungwa Mountains, hiking to waterfalls and spotting rare primates. Then, enjoy game drives on land and water across Ruaha, Mikumi, and Nyerere National Parks before ending your epic adventure in style with a hot-air balloon ride over the savanna.

See rare red colobus monkeys on safari in Tanzania
Map of Off-the-Beaten-Path Tanzania Safari: Morogoro, Iringa & Ruaha - 7 Days
Off-the-Beaten-Path Tanzania Safari: Morogoro, Iringa & Ruaha - 7 Days

Go beyond Tanzania's most famous safari destinations and discover its hidden gems on this weeklong, wildlife-filled adventure. Begin in Dar es Salaam and venture inland to the misty mountains of Morogoro, the ancient archaeological sites at Iringa, and the savanna plains of Ruaha National Park. Throughout, you'll marvel at iconic animals like lions, cheetahs, and elephants and glimpse the rare, endemic red colobus monkeys.

Admire the zebras and flamingoes in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Map of Tanzanian Wildlife & Kenyan Coast: Arusha, Ngorongoro, Nairobi & Mombasa - 10 Days
Tanzanian Wildlife & Kenyan Coast: Arusha, Ngorongoro, Nairobi & Mombasa - 10 Days

Split your time between Tanzania and Kenya on this 10-day itinerary that takes you from the roaming herds of the Ngorongoro Crater to the beaches of Mombasa. Along the way, you'll soar over "Africa's Eden" by hot-air balloon, spend the afternoon in a Maasai village, spot Big Five animals on a memorable game drive, taste Swahili cuisine in the bustling Mombasa Market, and snorkel in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

Get ready for 10 days of safari fun in southern Tanzania, spotting Cape buffalo and other Big Five game
Map of Wild Wonders of Southern Tanzania: Off-the-Beaten-Path Safari Adventures - 10 Days
Wild Wonders of Southern Tanzania: Off-the-Beaten-Path Safari Adventures - 10 Days

Explore southern Tanzania's highlights and hidden gems over 10 days with this off-the-beaten-path safari circuit. You'll visit unspoiled national parks and reserves, starting with hikes in the rainforests of Udzungwa to spot rare primates, followed by visits to ancient Stone Age sites and game drives in Ruaha National Park. More wildlife adventures are in store in Mikumi National Park, where you'll zip across the savanna plains in search of lions, elephants, leopards, and other iconic creatures.

Stay in the heart of Serengeti National Park and spot big cats on morning and afternoon game drives
Map of Epic Tanzania Safari Highlights: Best of the National Parks - 14 Days
Epic Tanzania Safari Highlights: Best of the National Parks - 14 Days

Travel the length and breadth of one of the world's most thrilling safari destinations: Tanzania. This two-week adventure begins on the southern safari circuit, hopping between dazzling locales like Mikumi, Nyerere, and Serengeti National Parks, where big cats, exotic birds, and other iconic wildlife reside. The journey continues to the "Cradle of Humankind" at Ngorongoro and finishes in the north with Maasai cultural tours and visits to community works projects.

Go on a sunrise game drive in Serengeti National Park
Map of Epic Wildlife Adventure in Kenya & Tanzania - 14 Days
Epic Wildlife Adventure in Kenya & Tanzania - 14 Days

Set off on the ultimate wildlife safari through some of Kenya and Tanzania's greatest national parks and reserves. Begin in the mountains of Aberdare National Park, then cruise across the flamingo-spotted waters of Lake Nakuru, float above the Masai Mara by hot-air balloon, and meet Rothchild's giraffes outside Nairobi. Cross the border into Tanzania for game drives in Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park, and end back in Nairobi with the orphaned elephants of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

Explore the waters off the Kenyan island of Lamu from a traditional dhow sailboat
Map of Relaxed Tanzania & Kenya Adventure: Culture, Wildlife & Beaches- 10 Days
Relaxed Tanzania & Kenya Adventure: Culture, Wildlife & Beaches- 10 Days

This East African adventure combines Tanzanian culture and wildlife with a relaxed break on the idyllic Kenyan island of Lamu. Jump right into the action in Arusha with a hike up Mount Meru, then head to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area for a sunrise game drive and a tour of a traditional Maasai Village. Fly to Nairobi to visit a giraffe sanctuary, then hop over to the UNESCO-listed island of Lamu, where a boat cruise, snorkeling tour, and cooking class await.

Set out across the Ngorongoro Crater on wildlife safaris and cultural immersions
Map of East Africa Wildlife & Culture Tour: Tanzania & Uganda - 10 Days
East Africa Wildlife & Culture Tour: Tanzania & Uganda - 10 Days

Set off on a memorable 10-day journey through the natural landscapes and vibrant culture of Tanzania and Uganda. Start with a scenic waterfall hike and peaceful canoe ride outside of Arusha, then head to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to tour a Maasai village and look for the Big Five animals on safari. Hop on a flight to Uganda, where gorillas, local markets, and a painting class await. The final leg takes you back to Arusha to see rare species at a serval sanctuary.

See wild cats on game drives through Tanzania on this special three week tour
Map of East Africa Wildlife & Culture Tour: Tanzania & Uganda - 21 Days
East Africa Wildlife & Culture Tour: Tanzania & Uganda - 21 Days

Set off on a three-week adventure across Tanzania and Uganda, starting with a city tour in Arusha. Then, leave the bright lights behind you to explore three national parks and embark on game drives to see the Big Five. Hop over to Uganda for more wildlife adventures and discover three more iconic national parks by foot, safari vehicle, and boat. Along the way, you'll visit a Maasai village, hike to the top of Murchison Falls, and observe gorillas in their natural environment.

Your wildlife-spotting adventures begin in Tarangire National Park
Map of Ultimate Tanzania Wildlife & Uganda Gorilla Safari - 10 Days
Ultimate Tanzania Wildlife & Uganda Gorilla Safari - 10 Days

With 10 days to spare, you can experience once-in-a-lifetime safari adventures in two of East Africa's most thrilling destinations. The first leg takes place in Tanzania, where you'll embark on game drives to see elephants, big cats, and more in national parks like the UNESCO-listed Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. Then you're off to Uganda, where you'll travel far off the beaten path into the rainforests of Bwindi and come face to face with the last remaining mountain gorillas in the world.

Experience the safari of a lifetime as you spot lions on the Serengeti plains
Map of Tanzania Safari Highlights: Arusha, Tarangire, Ngorongoro & Serengeti - 7 Days
Tanzania Safari Highlights: Arusha, Tarangire, Ngorongoro & Serengeti - 7 Days

This weeklong adventure introduces you to Tanzania's most renowned safari hotspots, where you'll venture into the bush on game drives in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti plains. Come face to face with Big Five animals, like lions and elephants, plus visit the otherworldly volcanic ecosystem at Ngorongoro and bookend the trip with cultural exchanges and a thrilling balloon ride.