Tanzania Safari & Beach Holiday

from $191 /person

Best Time for this Experience:

The best time for a Tanzania safari and beach holiday depends on your preferences and the experiences you seek. Generally, the dry season, from June to October, is considered optimal for wildlife viewing as animals gather around water sources, making them easier to spot. However, if you’re interested in witnessing the Great Migration in the Serengeti, aim for the months of June to August. For those who prefer fewer crowds and lower prices, the shoulder seasons of March to May and November to December can be ideal, though rain is more likely during these times.

What to Expect During this Safari:

Embarking on a Tanzania safari promises an unforgettable adventure amidst stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife. You can expect to witness the iconic Big Five—lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhinoceros—in their natural habitat, along with a plethora of other species, including giraffes, zebras, cheetahs, and wildebeests. Your days will be filled with exhilarating game drives, guided bush walks, and perhaps even hot air balloon safaris offering breathtaking aerial views of the savannah.

Where to Stay:

Budget Accommodations:

  • Campsites within national parks offer an immersive experience close to nature. Tents are usually provided, and facilities vary from basic to moderately equipped.
  • Budget lodges and guesthouses outside the parks provide affordable options with comfortable amenities.

Mid-Range Accommodations:

  • Lodges and tented camps within or near national parks offer a balance of comfort and proximity to wildlife. Expect cozy rooms or tents with en-suite bathrooms and dining facilities.
  • Safari lodges and camps in private reserves often provide more personalized experiences and exclusive game drives.

Luxury Accommodations:

  • Luxury safari lodges and tented camps boast lavish amenities such as spacious suites, gourmet dining, and indulgent spa treatments.
  • Exclusive-use villas and private reserves offer unparalleled privacy and tailor-made experiences, perfect for honeymooners or special occasions.


  1. Is Tanzania safe for tourists?
    Tanzania is generally safe for tourists, but it’s essential to take standard precautions such as avoiding isolated areas at night and safeguarding your belongings.

  2. What should I pack for a Tanzania safari?
    Pack lightweight and neutral-colored clothing, comfortable closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, binoculars, a camera with extra batteries, and any necessary medications.

  3. Do I need vaccinations or visas for Tanzania?
    Yes, vaccinations for diseases like yellow fever and malaria are recommended. Additionally, ensure you have a valid tourist visa, which can often be obtained upon arrival or in advance.

  4. What is the tipping etiquette in Tanzania?
    Tipping is customary in Tanzania, especially for safari guides, drivers, and lodge staff. It’s recommended to tip around 10% of the total bill or $10-$15 per day for guides and drivers.

  5. Can I combine a safari with a beach holiday in Tanzania?
    Absolutely! Tanzania’s coastline, particularly areas like Zanzibar and Pemba Island, offers pristine beaches and luxurious resorts perfect for unwinding after a thrilling safari adventure.