Untamed Eastern Africa

Tanzania is the largest country in eastern Africa, and about twice the size of California. In the north, the plains are punctuated by Mount Kilimanjaro – the highest point in Africa. Add to that, Lake Tanganyika, the Serengeti and Rift Valley conservation areas, and you have some of the most spectacular scenery on the continent.
There are about 120 unique indigenous peoples in Tanzania, and about 60 million people. But more than that, it has the largest animal population density out of any country in the world, which means there are more animals per square mile of land in Tanzania than in any other country.

Think of Tanzania, and you’re transported to the days of grand safaris, tented camps with tea service, old Range Rovers with open rooftops, and vast open skies with stars that twinkle brightly at night. The romance and adventure that were thought to be part of the past still exist in Tanzania, and when planned properly, can yield some of the most memorable travel you’d experience in Africa.

There’s a lot to see and do in this vast country. The obvious ones, like witnessing mass migrations, photographing the Big 5, or even climbing the (quite achievable) Mount Kilimanjaro, are easy checklist items. But when you really explore the country on a private tour, you get to see much more of the culture, and its people.

Private tours would allow you to get to know a small tribe of Barabaig people – known as shepherds and blacksmiths. Or stay with the Hadzabe people and observe their daily activities. Plus, your safari vehicle is all yours, with no elbowing for space to get that once-in-a-lifetime photograph of the lion backlit by the setting sun.

Travelling to Tanzania is simple enough, and easy to get around the country when you’re there. Accommodations run the gamut, but every comfort will be found and provided. Our on-the-ground local experts will make sure that your time in this fascinating country is filled with lifelong memories, and we’ll make sure you come home with images you’re proud of.

As always, the length of the journey is your call, since it is your private tour.


Tanzania's Natural Wonders

Tanzania's Natural Wonders

• Mount Kilimanjaro
• Ngorongoro Crater
• Serengeti Migration
• Great Rift Valley
• Lake Tanganyika
• Zanzibar

Tanzania's Cultural Visuals

Tanzania's Cultural Visuals

• Bold & colourful clothing designs
• Tribal ceremonies & rituals
• Artisanal Crafts
• Pastoralist and Hunter/Gatherer communities
• Colourful Markets

UNESCO World Heritage sites

UNESCO World Heritage sites

• 7 Cultural Sites
• 5 Tentative Sites

Tanzanian Wildlife

Tanzanian Wildlife

• The Big 5
• Flamingos
• Hippos
• Giraffes
• Wildebeest

When to Travel to Tanzania

Given its location just south of the equator, Tanzania is one of those places that can truly be enjoyed at any time of the year. Depending on the type of photography you’re interested in would probably determine the best time of the year, however.

•  The dry season, from July through September is the most popular time to visit. It coincides with the mass migration that takes place in the north. But with popularity comes crowds.

•  The rainiest months are March through early May. Zanzibar would experience daily downpours. But enjoy lower prices, smaller crowds and excellent for bird watching.

•  October through February are hot, but ideal temps for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Wildebeest are calving during these months, and flowers are in bloom.

Combines Nicely With...

If you’re thinking of combining a visit to Tanzania with a visit to another country, you should consider:


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trip to Tanzania with a trip to Sri Lanka.
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