Tanzania has to be right up there on any safari enthusiast’s bucket list! This diverse East African country offers myriad adventure opportunities across a range of national parks, including the Serengeti — home to the awe-inspiring annual wildebeest migration — and the Ngorongoro Crater conservation area, where the Big Five roam free. Why not really stretch yourself and climb Mount Kilimanjaro before heading for some R&R on one of Zanzibar’s welcoming white-sand beaches? Once at the heart of the spice trade, this string of tropical islands is just 30km off the Tanzanian coast and lies within the clear, azure waters of the Indian Ocean. We can combine your bucket list experience of Tanzania and Zanzibar any way you want — and that includes just choosing one of these two amazing destinations!
Every Love Travel Adventure experience is unique and we’re here to create your ultimate Tanzania and Zanzibar bucket-list trip. We have a list of Love Travel Adventures Tanzania and Zanzibar elements you can choose from — see it like a menu! Select what you want to add to the mix.
Whatever shape your adventure takes, it will automatically include:
Now just add your choice of Tanzania and Zanzibar elements and together we will make the magic happen.
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The annual wildebeest migration through Tanzania’s Serengeti is the world’s largest mass movement of land mammals
Watch the sun setting over the Indian Ocean from your Zanzibar hotel while you kick back and relax by the pool
Track down Africa’s Big Five while on safari in the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater conservation area
Take a Zanzibar spice tour to a plantation where the scent of cinnamon and vanilla mingle with lime and coconut
There really is nothing quite like combining the magic of a Tanzania safari and the sheer indulgence of kicking back on an exquisite tropical Zanzibar beach. We love everything about these contrasting destinations and we’ll work closely with our trusted local ground operators to create your trip of a lifetime. What tops our must-do list? Witnessing the annual Serengeti wildebeest great migration is something every safari enthusiast needs to experience at least once. And if scuba is your passion, Zanzibar has some of East Africa’s top dive sites, along with opportunities for other water sports and the chance to explore traditional coastal villages. We’d recommend watching the fishermen’s dhows sail out from Stone Town, now a UNESCO world heritage site with buildings dating back to the 17th century, and taking a spice tour to discover the past, present, and future of this vital trade.
All international flights are included, from regional airports convenient to you subject to timetables and availability.
Your Love Travel Adventures price is also inclusive of safari lodge or tented camp accommodation, excursions, activities, and ground travel. Costs are based on two adults sharing a double or twin room, subject to adventure duration.
We offer minimum 4* accommodation on Zanzibar — choose from bed-and-breakfast through to 5* full board.
You can visit Tanzania at any time of the year, and when to choose depends in part on what you want to see. Peak season for most safari destinations is the dry season from June to October, and this is when you’re most likely to witness the great migration in the far north of the Serengeti.
December through to March is ideal for bird-watching and for witnessing the wildebeest calving on the Serengeti’s southern plains, while April is generally the wettest month and quieter everywhere.
The islands that make up Zanzibar are located just below the equator, so the coolest months coincide with summer in the northern hemisphere. The weather is generally similar to the Tanzanian mainland, with June to October the best time to visit when it’s dry and an average of 25°C.
Mid-March to May brings the main rainy season, with heavy early morning showers that usually clear later. You’ll find shorter bursts of rain during November and December, and then you’re into the southern hemisphere summer until March. You’ll experience hot sunny days and often cloudless skies, with temperatures ranging from mid 20°s C to low 30°s C and the evenings balmy and comfortable.
Tanzania’s official currency is the Tanzanian Shilling, but US dollars are also widely accepted in tourist areas. You can exchange money at many authorised dealers, banks and bureaux de change. Get a receipt after each transaction, and note that dollar notes printed before 2009 are usually not accepted.
Most banks in major cities have ATMs, but they are not always reliable and sometimes break down or run out of money. To minimise the risk of card cloning, only use ATMs located within the bank. Travellers cheques are not widely accepted and non-English sterling notes may be subject to less favourable exchange rates.
Visa, Mastercard, and Amex are accepted at some safari camps and lodges and in most larger hotels and shops. However, please be aware that a 5%-10% surcharge is often applied, especially by smaller establishments, and some outlets may not have card processing facilities.
Tipping is at your discretion, and we recommend changing some of your money into small denominations of Tanzanian Shillings for this purpose. At safari camps and lodges, a central tip box is commonplace, while the ballpark for drivers and guides is around US $10-$15 per guest, per day, and for national park guides it’s US $8 per guest per day. For general camp or lodge staff, it’s US $5 per guest per day, and this should be placed in the central tip-box.
This is the exciting part! Tell us where you want your experience to take you in Tanzania or Zanzibar — or both! — and we’ll put together your bespoke Love Travel Adventures trip.