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Tanzania & Zanzibar Luxury Safari Holidays 2015

The largest country in East Africa, Tanzania boasts a collection of some of Africa’s finest and most exclusive attractions. The evocative names of the attractions say it all – the mighty Serengeti (which, unsurprisingly, means ‘endless plains’), Kilimanjaro (the highest mountain on the continent), Lake Victoria (Africa’s largest lake), The Great Migration (the world’s most enthralling game viewing spectacle), the imitable Ngorongoro Crater and of course, the enchanting Zanzibar. With such a wealth of nature’s finest – it unreservedly embodies the African Dream, what better setting for your luxury Tanzania & Zanzibar safari holiday!


Bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, and Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to the South, Tanzania encompasses an abundance of varying landscapes, with one of the largest and liveliest animal populations in the world – not to mention the pristine coastline and unspoilt islands to the east, which not only boast superb snorkelling and diving, but are also synonymous with romantic allure - the crystal clear waters and white sand beaches will enthral you.


Tanzania Luxury Safari

Tanzania''s northern parks were the first to introduce safari, and are now some of Africa''s most famous destinations.  Turquoise Holidays recommend that, on your Tanzania safari holiday, you visit either The Serengeti, Ngorongoro or Mt Kilimanjaro, as these are home to bucket list attractions such as ‘The Great Migration’, ‘Ngorongoro Crater’ and ‘Great Rift Valley’. Furthermore, the lesser known parks are not to be missed, Tarangire, for example is known for its huge population of elephant & tree climbing lions, and Lake Manyara – home to over 400 species of bird!


Conversely, Tanzania’s southern parks – Ruaha & Selous - are newer ground. However, these two parks offer something quite unexpected. The Selous – the world’s largest game reserve, known for its enormous elephant herds – evokes romance, mystic and spiritual delight of the wild untouched and unspoiled. It is one of Africa’s best kept secrets and is also one of the few places where you can find perfect solitude. Ruaha, similarly, is beautifully raw; here you will have an entirely private experience, where you will feel like the explorer as you unveil Ruaha’s ‘jaw dropping’ views – great for seasoned safari goers or even your first Tanzania Safari Holiday.


Game viewing is excellent all year round, however, it is particularly good between January – March & June – October.  January – March are the hottest months, where the animals are attracted to the waterholes. It is also the calving season; this is when the wilder beasts give birth to their young in the southern parts of the Serengeti. The result of the calving is high predator activity, which makes very exciting game viewing! June to October is the dry season, which is a fantastic time of year to travel. The game viewing is rife, the scenery is stunning and the atmosphere is exciting. It is also a very good time to visit the coast – it is at its peak this time of year, which works perfectly for summer honeymooners! April to May bring the long rains (referred as the green season), which can make access to camps difficult – although it is a great time of year for flora and birding. Whereas November and December see shorts rains, do not let this put you off, you can still enjoy good game viewing and stunning scenery. It is also perfect for photography and also benefits from being much quieter than the peak seasons.

Ultimate Safari and Beach

Tanzania was formed in 1964 when Zanzibar’s population, independent in 1963, overthrew the sultan and their Arab landlords in a bloody massacre. The subsequent union of Tanganyika (the mainland) and Zanzibar, formed today’s Tanzania – the ultimate ‘safari and beach’ unification. It seems only natural that once your safari dust has settled, you should head to the relaxing soft white sands of the romantic Swahili coast or the spice islands of Pemba and Zanzibar, whose very names alone, conjure the whispered promise of something exotic.

Tanzania Luxury Holidays 

Tanzania has an incredible selection of accommodation, so whether you want to stay in luxurious lodges or wants to stay in remote tented camps, it has it. From each of the camps we can arrange activities from walking trips to hot air balloons – there is no limit to what you can do. Flying time from the UK is 11 hours and the local currency is the Tanzanian Shilling – but US dollars are widely accepted.




Best time to travel - January to March & June to October.

What to see? – The Great Migration is a must see, but remember, it moves!

Love Elephants?  If you love Elephants then you must visit either Tarangire or Selous National Park.

Best way to see the Migration - Mobile Camp.

Do a hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti during the Migration - the view is sensational.

Visit our Tanzania honeymoons page for full details about honeymoons here.

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