Sweeping Savannas, Towering Mountains, & Beautiful Beaches

Known For: The Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Mt. Kilimanjaro, The Big Five, Adventure, World Class Beaches

Tanzania is home to some of the most stunning natural sights in Africa. From the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro to the endless herds of wildebeest and zebra on the plains, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. And the sounds of bird calls echoing through Ngorongoro Crater or the crashing waves along the white sands of Zanzibar will stay with you long after you’ve left. So whether you’re looking for an adventure-filled climb or a relaxing safari, Tanzania is the perfect destination. Let’s get started on your African checklist!

General Information:

Main Airports:

  • Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
  • Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR)

Capital City:

  • Dodoma


  • Tanzanian Shilling but USD is widely accepted

Weather and Seasons:

  • Tanzania has a comfortable climate year-round, but with significant changes is ecosystem and elevation there can be significant variations in different regions
  • There are two rainy seasons during the year, the “short season” in November and December and the “long season” between March and May.
  • If you’re in search of the Great Migration then you’ll want to visit in late May, June or July, however if you simply want to see wildlife then the dry summer months (January, February and early March) for the herds to concentrate at watering holes, making the search much easier.
    Who it’s great for:
    Family Vacations
    Tanzania is a great option for families of all ages and sizes! Whether you’re looking to explore with just your immediate family or the full extended crew there are amazing experiences to be found. Visit Maasai villages to learn about their history and culture, participate in conservation efforts for rhino or lion populations, or head out on a walking safari to learn about tracking animals and the native plant species.
    Romantic Getaways
    Tanzania offers so many opportunities for romance – we love this as a destination for honeymoons, anniversary trips, or even a “just because” trip with your sweetheart! Enjoy sunset sundowners in the bush after a day’s game drive, dine under the stars at your tented camp, or hit the beach for a few days of fun in the sun – no matter your definition of romance, Tanzania has the answer!

    Looking for an adventure? Tanzania is the perfect destination! With a variety of climate zones, there’s something for everyone. Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, explore the Serengeti by hot air balloon or go surfing in Zanzibar. Whatever your interests, you’ll find it here!

    Nature Lovers

    Tanzania is a paradise for nature lovers, with its stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife. From the verdant slopes of Ngorongoro Crater to the golden plains of the Serengeti, there’s always something new to discover. Whether searching for the Big Five, hiking through rugged landscapes, or diving along the coast, Africa is sure to amaze and delight.

    Advisor Tip 

    While the Great Migration in June and July might be the most well known “season” in East Africa (we’re looking at you National Geographic!), traveling during the shoulder seasons can be rewarding as well. Consider January and February as an alternative and get the chance to experience “baby season” when all the mammals such as wildebeest, zebra and even lions are raising their young.

    Advisor Favorite Hotels


    1. &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge – Ngorongoro Crater

    This over the top, Maasai meets Versailles, styled property on the upper rim of Ngorongoro Crater offers guests a luxurious and often surprising experience in one of Tanzania’s most amazing destinations.


    2. Four Seasons Serengeti Safari Lodge

    With an enviable location in the heart of the Serengeti, the Four Seasons Serengeti Lodge gives guests all the sumptuous luxuries and service that you expect of a Four Seasons and unexpected surprises like a watering hole with elephants playing and Maasai warriors dotted around the grounds, making this is a safari experience like no other. 


    3. &Beyond Mnemba Island

    For travelers in search of seclusion, &Beyond Mnemba Island definitely fits the bill! This exclusive, private island resort off the coast of Zanzibar gives guests the daily choice of heading out on an ocean adventure (think snorkeling in the turquoise waters or drifting along the waves in a traditional Dhow) or sitting back and relaxing with experiences like yoga, spa treatments or simply enjoying the beach!


    4. Singita Sasakwa Lodge

    This gorgeous manor-style property, perched on a cliff line in the Western Corridor of the Serengeti, offers guests panoramic views and strikes the perfect balance between casual luxury and elegance. We love this lodge as a home base for exploring the Serengeti – especially during the Grumeti River crossing of the Great Migration.

    andBeyond Ngorongo Crater Lodge
    Four Seasons Serengeti
    Singita Sasakwa

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