Organizing a safari holiday to Tanzania can seem challenging. Where to stay? What parks should you visit? How expensive will it be? Fear not, as we’ve created a guide of the best Tanzania safari and beach packages.
Tanzania is a country full of natural beauty, including many wild animals and vast landscapes. It is home to Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, which stands at 19,340 feet. It also shares Lake Tanganyika, the world’s second-deepest lake, with Burundi, Zambia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s take a look at the best safari and beach packages for a memorable vacation in Tanzania.
Tip: Check out this guide for more on the best times for Tanzania safaris for a perfectly planned trip.
Where to Go on Safari Holidays in Tanzania?
Safari holidays in Tanzania can be full of fun and adventure, as the country is full of national parks to explore. Also, the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba are home to beautiful beaches and coral reefs perfect for snorkeling. Here are some of the best tours to get the most out of your holiday to Tanzania.
Hot-Air Balloon Safari Over Serengeti National Park
The Serengeti National Park is renowned for playing its part in the Wildebeest Migration. This park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and spans over 5,700 square miles.
Check out this hot-air balloon safari for a truly unique park experience. With this package, you have an early pickup from your chosen accommodation, so that you can take off into the African sunrise. Once you arrive at the take-off spot, you will be given a safety briefing to ensure you have a comfortable and secure flight.
Then you will be launched into the air until you are able to see the curve of the horizon. Your guide has many years of experience and will be able to answer any of your questions about the wildlife below you.
Once your flight has landed, you will be handed a glass of bubbly before being driven towards your breakfast spot. Here, you will have a fully cooked breakfast, along with fruit and freshly-baked bread.
Tip: You’re recommended to wear suitable clothing such as long trousers, long-sleeved shirts, a hat, closed shoes, and a jacket.
Important note: This tour is not for pregnant women, people over 264 lbs, or people with mobility or heart problems. You will also be required to pay for your park entry fees.
Two-day Safari Trip to Mikumi National Park
Mikumi National Park is another great option for Tanzania safari holidays. This park is perfect for this two-day safari trip.
In this package, you will be picked up from your chosen lodging in Dar es Salaam and be driven straight to Mikumi for an afternoon game drive. After this, you will be taken to Camp Bastian, which is included in the price. After a marvelous dinner, you can enjoy a full night of sleep.
On day two, after you have eaten breakfast, you will be taken for a morning game drive to savor the wildlife in front of you. Then you will be taken back for a hot lunch before being dropped off at your hotel or the airport. Included in the price are the park entry fees, one liter of water per day, and your own personal guide.
Tarangire Day Tour
Tarangire National Park is brilliant for wildlife spotting as it is less busy than the more popular Serengeti. This means Tarangire is also a great spot for family safaris and you can also go on walking safaris, which are a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This day tour is great for families as it has an inclusive game drive and experienced rangers who can spot even the rarest species.
You get picked up from your hotel, and taken to the park where you will drive in a 4WD vehicle with unlimited mileage. Also, lunch, beverages (alcoholic or regular), and park fees are included. You will be able to spot wildlife until your lunch. After your meal, the game drive will continue until you are returned to Arusha in the evening.
Be advised that this tour is non-refundable, and is not recommended for travelers who are pregnant or have serious medical conditions. It is wheelchair accessible and your dietary requirements will be taken into consideration, should you let them know.
Ngorongoro Crater Day Trip
In this day trip to the Ngorongoro Crater, you will go on a safari drive accompanied by an expert guide, who will drive you all around the area to find wildlife such as lions, leopards, wildebeest, zebras, and more.
This trip will take around 10 hours and you will be picked up from the accommodation you are staying at. Lunch is included with this package, as well as binoculars, charging ports, and air conditioning for your convenience.
This tour is very inclusive and wheelchair and stroller-friendly, so most travelers can participate.
Note: This trip is not recommended for pregnant travelers.
Snorkeling in Zanzibar
Zanzibar is a fantastic spot for a beach holiday in Tanzania. A brilliant activity to try is going snorkeling at the Mnemba Atoll, as it has a vast array of tropical fish, such as lionfish, stingrays, and sea turtles.
In this tour, mouth-watering seafood lunch and bottled water are included. You’ll have your own experienced professional tour guide on a private boat charter to ensure it is a unique experience just for you and your companions. You will also be picked up and dropped off at your chosen accommodation.
Note: Most travelers can participate as it is wheelchair and stroller accessible but it is recommended that you can swim and don’t have back problems.
This package has a maximum of two travelers, making it an excellent option for couples on a honeymoon safari in Tanzania.
Final Thoughts on Tanzania Beach and Safari Holidays
Tanzania is an excellent option for safari and beach holidays. It has immense biodiversity, and the wildlife in the national parks is well protected. You can also do a huge variety of things, from seeing a lioness hunting to swimming with dolphins.