Luxury Holidays in Tanzania


Tanzania, nestled in the heart of East Africa, is a country that offers a remarkable variety of holiday experiences in one country alone. From wondrous wildlife spotting in the Serengeti National Park to serene escapes on pristine white sand beaches, you’ll find it all here. On a luxury Tanzania holiday with Lightfoot Travel, we can customize an itinerary entirely to your needs.

Tour ideas

Of course, it wouldn’t be a break to Tanzania without the epic wildlife. The country’s main draw is undoubtedly the chance to see one of the most unbeatable spectacles of the world – the Great Migration.

Thankfully, we have the perfect tour for you. Our Great Migration itinerary allows you to watch as herds of zebra and wildebeest move across the plains, often pursued by a range of predators, facing crocodile-infested waters and a gruelling journey over the Serengeti. By night, you can sleep among nature in a luxury lodge or tented camp, where the sounds of the bush will lull you to sleep.

Less explored, the Selous Reserve is one of the largest and most important game reserves in Africa. Located in a remote region south of Dar es Salaam, what you will see here is well worth the effort. The Selous is full of tangled jungles, tourist-free plains, meandering hippos and winding waterways. Here you can go on walking safaris, boat safaris and fly camping trips up the Rufiji River, with superb guides to accompany you.

Things to do

After your safari adventures, head east to the coast. As well as being one of Africa’s greatest wildlife destinations, there’s just as much to enjoy on the country’s coastline, with world-class snorkelling and diving on offer – in particular, there’s the chance to spot the elusive whale shark among the other animals you’ll see hiding in the reef. There are also endless watersports for those looking to keep active, including kayaking and kite surfing.

If that all sounds a little too challenging, take things at a slower pace with some sunbathing, sipping a cocktail by the pool at one of the luxury beachside hotels, or sampling some of the fresh seafood on offer.

Places to visit

As you plan your Tanzania holiday, consider a visit to the World Heritage sites of Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Stone Town, where Swahili is widely spoken and history comes to life. Marvel at the Ngorongoro Crater, a geological marvel formed over two million years ago, and home to a diverse array of wildlife, including lions, leopards and rhinos. Explore the enchanting Stone Town in Zanzibar with its labyrinthine alleys and rich cultural heritage.

In addition to the renowned Serengeti and conservation areas, Tanzania offers a wealth of extraordinary places to visit. Tarangire National Park beckons with ancient baobabs and large herds of elephants, while Mount Kilimanjaro challenges adventurers to scale Africa’s highest peak.

The Zanzibar Archipelago adds an exotic touch, with its historic towns and luxurious beaches. But, for a truly remote adventure, explore Mahale Mountains National Park, where chimpanzee tracking and the beauty of Lake Tanganyika await.

Whether you’re looking for your dream honeymoon, a family wildlife adventure or a laid-back beach holiday with a good book, contact us for expert advice and a tailor-made Tanzania itinerary.

Nico Profile Photo
our destination expert

Meet Nico Heath

Country’s Info
  • Capital: Dodoma
  • When to go: July to October
  • Currency: Tanzanian shilling
  • Language: Swahili
  • Time Zone: +3 GMT
Where To Go
Impala gazelle
Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara
Close up of a young lion
A migration of wildebeest in Serengeti national Park,Tanzania
Kids walking on the beach in Zanzibar Tanzania
Holiday Ideas
From The Magazine
Choose Lightfoot Travel
  • Knowledge
  • Expertly Crafted
  • Value
  • Peace of Mind