8 Best Tours In Tanzania - Updated 2021

tours in Tanzania

Tanzania is a very wide country with a wide variety of choices when it comes to touristic destinations. If you don’t have time to plan your trip very well and are not particularly the adventurous type, your best bet is to book a tour or two, depending on your time and what you’re interested to see while in this wide country. The most popular experience among tourists are, of course, the safari. But even for that there are many choices. If you don’t know what to choose, consider the tour ideas below.

1. Zanzibar North Coast and Turtle Sanctuary with Lunch (from 118 USD)

Turtle sanctuary
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Are you looking for a sunny place, with a nice sandy beach and coconuts all around you? Zanzibar is the place for that. This tour will take you to the north coast of Zanzibar, in the village of Nungwi. It’s a rather cultural tour, as you’ll get to learn more about the conservation struggles of the turtle sanctuary. The northern tip of Zanzibar is known for its splendid sunsets, so you’ll only head back to Stone Town after sunset.

Zanzibar North Coast and Turtle Sanctuary with Lunch

Price: from 118 USD

Duration: 6 hours (approx.)


2. Day Best of Kenya and Tanzania Safari from Nairobi

Cheetah with cubs
Source: Photo by user Siddharth Maheshwari used under CC BY-SA 3.0

When planning a trip around Eastern Africa, it’s not an easy job to decide which countries to focus on, what to choose, where to go, which cities to visit, and which national parks to drive around. This 8 day tour makes the best decision for you for touring Kenya and Tanzania. It starts in Nairobi and takes you all the way to Tanzania.

8-Day Best of Kenya and Tanzania Safari from Nairobi

Duration: 8 days

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3. Ngorongoro National Park day tour (from USD 590.0)

Elelphant in Ngorongoro
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If you only have one day to spend in a national park, your best choice is going to Ngorongoro National Park. Here you are guaranteed to see a lot of wildlife and the setting is amazing, with the animals walking around in the large crater. Standing on the edge of the crater comes with a special feeling. This tour will take you from Arusha on a one day drive around Ngorongoro National Park. If you have more days at hand and your budget allows, do combine it with a trip to Serengeti National Park.

Arusha to Ngorongoro National Park and Game Drive Day Tour

Duration: 12 to 13 hours

4. Zanzibar spice tour (from USD 101.0)

Spice Market in Stone town Zanzibar
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Zanzibar is known around Tanzania as the place where spices come. It’s here that you can smell spices you never knew existed. Many farms are specialized in growing a variety of spices for both Zanzibar and mainland Tanzania. This tour is specially designed to take you to the main spice farms on the island, giving you a taste of what spice diversity really means.

Spice Tour of Zanzibar

Duration: 3 hours

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5. Tour of Stone Town in Zanzibar (from USD 234.0)

Stone Town, Zanzibar
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Zanzibar is one of the most touristic locations in Tanzania. It is for sure a place with a special vibe. Stone Town is the main town on the island. With its old buildings and narrow streets, it’s the place to get lost and discover, while saying “Mambo” (local greeting in Swahili) every other minute. If you don’t have a lot of time at hand, but you still what to see the main attractions in Stone Town, this guide will take you to the main points of interest. It also includes a tour of Prison Island.

Full-Day Stone Town and Prison Island Tour in Zanzibar

Duration: 3 to 4 hours

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6. day safari from Arusha - explore the surrounding national parks (from USD 11.0)

Lake Manyara Wildlife
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Arusha is the place to start your safari experience from in Tanzania. This budget safari will organize everything for you over a three day period. You will get to see Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire National Park. This tour will give you a good overview of the nature existent around Arusha.

9-Days Soul of Tanzania Fly-in Safari

Duration: 9 days

7. Day trip to Tarangire National Park (from USD 307.0)

tours in tanzania | day trip to tarangire national park
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If you’re looking for a place to escape to for one day while in Arusha, do consider going to Tarangire National Park. The impressive wildlife and the wonderful landscape make the trip worthwhile. Expect to see countless elephants as it’s the place with the highest concentration of elephants in the world. You will for sure come across a few lions as well. As it’s not the first choice of most tourists, you might have the place to yourself.

Full-Day Safari to Tarangire National Park from Arusha

Duration: 8 hours

8. Day Trip in Mikumi National Park (from USD 666.0)

Mikumi National Park (3179066319)
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Not the most famous national park in Tanzania, Mikumi National Park is a good place to escape Dar Es Salaam. It is also the easiest one to reach if you’re based in Dar Es Salaam. It has a high number in animal life, making it easy to spot buffalos, giraffes, zebras, hippos, elephants and often lions year round. This is the tour to choose if your time is limited, yet you’re interested to see some wild animals while traveling in Tanzania.

Day Trip in Mikumi National Park

Duration: 1 day

Everything you want to do, you can do it in Tanzania

Beach? Mountains? Observe wildlife? Learn more about village life? You can do everything you want to do in Tanzania. With its wide territory and diversity of landscape, the activities that you can do here are very diverse. The style of traveling is also very diverse: you can either make your own itinerary and use local buses, or choose among the countless tours provided by the tour operators in the country. Either way, for sure you won’t regret having chosen Tanzania as a traveling destination.

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