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Our Tanzania

Famous for...

The endless grasslands and majestic hills of the Serengeti, which are populated by hundreds of different animal species, including elephants, giraffes, zebras, antelopes and big cats.

Iconic flora...

African baobabs. The unique trees are found throughout Tanzania.

Must-buy item...

Colorfully beaded bracelets and other jewelry items.

Cultural excursion...

To Oldupai (Olduvai) Gorge, where Mary and Louis Leakey uncovered some of the earliest hominid remains

Local specialty...

Coffee. The many coffee plantations around Arusha and Ngorongoro produce delicious, high-quality blends.

Consider...

A guided, overnight horseback safari through the Serengeti (experienced riders only).

Don’t miss...

A meal cooked over the campfire in the bush.

Fun for kids...

Baking bread, milking cows and picking vegetables from the garden at Gibb’s Farm in the Ngorongoro area.

Local cuisine...

The Indian Ocean is the source of excellent seafood. Zanzibar is a great place to try fresh fish, shrimp and lobster, which might be simply grilled or slowly simmered in coconut milk and spices.

Memorable dining experience...

A picnic overlooking a pool teeming with hippos inside Ngorongoro Crater.

Romantic experience...

Watching the sun set over the hills from the privacy of your own plunge pool at Singita Sasakwa.

Unusual architecture...

The ancient buildings of Stone Town, Zanzibar, exhibit a strong Omani influence blended with African, Indian and Portuguese elements.

Keep in mind...

Smaller mammals, birds and reptiles can be just as beautiful and captivating as the Big Five (elephants, rhinos, buffaloes, lions and leopards) and other large game animals.

Worth a detour...

Tarangire is one of the country’s most beautiful national parks, home to diverse landscapes and an abundance of elephants, bird species and baobab trees.

Insider accommodation tip...

Light laundry is included at most safari lodges, which helps to keep packing at a minimum—a necessity due to strict luggage allowances on regional flights.

Memorable experience...

Watching from close range as a multi-generational family of elephants crosses the plains in single file.

Local lifestyle...

Learn about the Maasai people’s way of life while driving the roads between Arusha, Tarangire and Ngorongoro, past local villages, markets and sheep herders.

Fun fact...

When warthogs run, they hold their tails upright like flags. This may signal other warthogs--including their young, who follow in single file—that danger is near.

Advice...

Avoid wearing clothes that are black or blue, colors that attract tsetse flies.

Must-stay...

At a luxury tented camp such as Singita Sabora, for a more immersive nature experience.

Breathtaking moment...

Seeing a lake in Ngorongoro Crater covered with thousands of bright-pink flamingoes.

Great way to end the day...

Seeing lions and cheetahs prepare for their evening hunt.

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Testimonials

What an outstanding time we had in Tanzania, we’re still holding onto the memories weeks later. This was our fourth trip to Africa, and it was just as good as our first—that’s high praise! The accommodations and safari guides were excellent. We were there during the migration, it was very exciting to see the river crossing. We spent about two hours following around two lion families with eight cubs. Overall a very special experience.
~ D.R., Harrison, NY

Our Kenya and Tanzania safari was great. We loved the lodges, the game viewing, the guides, the pilots and the food throughout. We hit the beginning of the migration there which was great. We’re looking forward to our next Artisans of Leisure tour.
~ M.K., Overland Park, KS