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Tanzania Tours Beyond The Big Five

Serengeti, Kilimanjaro, Big Five. Tanzania boasts so many of the landmarks we associate with Africa, it's naturally the first destination for many first-time safari-goers. Whether on honeymoon at a private safari camp, or on family vacation spying on a herd of elephant, or finally accomplishing a lifelong goal of reaching Uhuru Peak, tours in Tanzania are a natural decision. A Global Basecamps Tanzania Specialist is ready to create your perfect Tanzania tour while ensuring a positive impact on the environment, culture and economy of your destination.

Sample Tours

**All of our tours can be customized to match your specific travel priorities and dates.

East Africa Expedition Group Safari 2019 (12 days)

This small group adventure showcases the best of Kenya & Tanzania, perfect for those seeking an extensive yet affordable East African safari experience, without sacrificing quality.
Adventure Cultural Safari Shared Departure Wildlife Active

Tanzania Migration Group Safari - March 2019 (9 days)

This small group adventure showcases the best of Tanzania, perfect for those seeking an effortless and affordable option, without sacrificing quality.
Adventure Cultural Shared Departure Wildlife Safari

Tanzania Migration Group Safari - July 2019 (10 days)

An experience on safari is all about good company and good timing. Travel without a worry, and follow in the footsteps of local guides and expert rangers, promising an experience that will make the most of every memory.
Adventure Cultural Shared Departure Wildlife Safari

Classic Southern Tanzania Safari Expedition (10 days)

Discovering the wonders of Ruaha National Park, Selous Game Reserve and the Swahili Coast, you will be offered the perfect snapshot of Tanzania’s Southern Circuit.
Adventure Wildlife Active

Best of East African Wildlife Safari (14 days)

Delve deep into the wildlife wonders of East Africa, on a safari expedition through the most most significant national parks in the Rift Valley region.
Classic Highlights Honeymoon Safari Wildlife Active

Luxury Tanzania (9 days)

Pack your bags, grab your gear and step into the wild for the luxury Tanzania Safari adventure! Your custom expedition offers the opportunity for unforgettable early morning and late afternoon game drives through Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and the
Luxury Safari Wildlife Active

Northern Circuit - Wildlife Migration Safari (June- October) (10 days)

This safari is ideal for travel between June - October, featuring the best parks for game viewing: Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, and the central and northern regions of the Serengeti.
Cultural Wildlife Safari

Northern Circuit Wildlife Migration Safari (December - March) (10 days)

This private safari gives you an in-depth view of the natural history of Tanzania, with a special emphasis on both wildlife and migration exploration. The routing was designed to allow the best possible opportunities for game viewing during the month
Cultural Wildlife Safari

Arusha + Kilimanjaro Trek: Machame Route (Group Departure) (9 days)

Summit Africa's highest peak on an 8 Day Kilimanjaro Trek following the highly successful Machame Route.
Active Adventure Hiking Trekking

Beyond the Big Five: Uganda, Tanzania & Spice Island (21 days)

This safari through Uganda and Tanzania was recognized by National Geographic Traveler Magazine as one of 2014's "50 Trips of A Lifetime." Find out why!
Active Adventure Beaches Off the Beaten Path Wildlife Safari

Wildlife Wonders (Small Group Departure) (7 days)

Join fellow travelers on a Small Group Set Departure - 7 day Classic Safari exploring Tanzania's most famous parks: Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, and Tarangire.
Adventure Classic Highlights Community Cultural Wildlife Safari

Zanzibar Discovery: Culture & Beach Relaxation (6 days)

This Zanzibar itinerary is the perfect extension to a wildlife safari or trek! Explore the cultural heritage sites of Stone Town and relax along the stunning white sand beaches of Chwaka Bay.
Cultural Beaches

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Highlights of Tanzania

Wildlife Safaris

Wildlife Safaris

If your primary reason for traveling to Africa is to experience an abundance of African wildlife in unspoiled wilderness, tours in Tanzania should be your destination of choice. Vast numbers of herd animals, predators and bands of apes coupled with the country’s dedication to preservation make Tanzania the optimal choice for exploration and safaris.

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Mt Kilimanjaro Treks

Mt Kilimanjaro Treks

One of the world's ultimate trekking accomplishments, our itineraries are specifically designed to give trekkers the best chance to reach Kilimanjaro's summit. The climb features a constantly changing panorama of biomes from rain forest to high altitude glaciers. Our guides have years of experience and hundreds of climbs under their belts, so you'll be in good hands from beginning to end.

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Photo Safaris

Photo Safaris

Partnering with experienced wildlife photographer Raymond Barlow, Global Basecamps' photo safaris are designed to get you to the right place at the right time for your once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity. With Barlow at your side, you'll learn the ins and outs of wildlife photography on location.

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Cultural Interaction

Cultural Interaction

Africa boasts a human culture that compliments its natural majesty. The semi-nomadic Maasai tribe maintains a centuries-old culture immediately recognizable for its clothing, language and art. Our Tanzania Specialists will make sure to put you face-to-face with tribesmen in an authentic and responsible manner, ensuring a real cultural experience.

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Helpful Info for Your Tanzania Tour

If there is a country that exemplifies the icons of East Africa, it is Tanzania. The towering heights of Kilimanjaro, the masses of wildlife across the open savannas, the beaches and waters of Zanzibar - nowhere else do the gems of Africa lie so close together and offer the traveler such opportunity to experience their splendor. For those seeking to survey some of the sights and experiences that have spread the renown of Africa around the world, there is nowhere like Tanzania.

This country of just under one million square kilometers is home to a diverse range of linguistic, religious, and ethnic groups, and indigenous traditions remain strong. It has the largest population of any country is East Africa, yet with one third of this population living in its capital Dar es Salaam, the rest of the country is the most sparsely populated of the region. Full of conservation areas that teem with wildlife and traditional people, Tanzania continues to offer a window into nature and culture that few other countries in Africa can claim. Over one hundred languages are spoken by over 150 people groups in Tanzania, the most of any country in Africa, and this rich diversity is mirrored by its abundant wildlife and varied landscapes. A visit to this mesmerizing country offers a lifetime’s worth of learning, memories and adventure. From the tallest peaks, to the deepest lakes, to the most abundant wildlife, Tanzania is a land of greatness.

Tanzania tours have innumerable options that usually takes several general forms: the wildlife safari, the photo safari, the Kilimanjaro climb, and cultural interaction. We are proud to offer these options, each of them being customized to suit your needs. In addition, options are available to explore the beaches of the Swahili Coast and Zanzibar, the “Spice Island”. Of course, many travelers opt to combine several of these into an even more enjoyable and educational experience!

The safari landscape is divided into two regions along the Great Rift Valley: the Northern Circuit and the Southern Circuit. The Northern is the more commonly traveled, featuring both small (Arusha and Tarangire) and large (Ngorongoro and the famed Serengeti) conservation areas. These are the safari experiences the world raves about, and an international traveler’s dream that draws adventurers from every corner of the planet. The Great Migration of over two million head of wildebeest, zebra and gazelles across northern Tanzania and Southern Kenya is one of nature’s most powerful ongoing displays!

The Southern Circuit, on the other hand, includes Selous, Ruaha and other areas that make up some of the largest and oldest conserved areas in Africa! Diverse in their wildlife and excursion offerings, they also boast some of the densest elephant populations on the continent. Better quality roads, fewer crowds and vast tracts of land make this area’s activities, especially walking safaris, set it apart from the offerings of the north. Whether you’re in search of more adventurous or luxurious amenities, there is an outstanding Tanzania safari tour for you on the Southern Circuit.

Whether on the Northern Circuit or the Southern, photographers everywhere dream of the chance to capture the Big Five (elephant, rhino, Cape buffalo, lion, and leopard) on film. Thankfully, these majestic creatures once sought more after by big game hunters are now gaining more protection by law, and Global Basecamps is thrilled to offer photo safaris as part of our assortment of Tanzania safari tours.

The highest peak in Africa and tallest freestanding mountain in the world, Kilimanjaro is the most accessible of the world’s Seven Summits. It requires no technical climbing, and its Uhuru Peak (5,895m/19.341ft) is summited by dedicated novice climbers many times every year. With six routes up “Kili”, we have selected those offering the best chances for you to stand on “The Roof of Africa”, ticking a tremendous accomplishment off your bucket list! Passing through several biomes and plant communities on your way to the high elevation ice fields and glaciers offers stunning views of the lowlands, and a celebrated part of the adventure to the top.

Tanzania has over 120 ethnic groups within its boundaries, the highest of any African country and the second highest in the entire world! Over 100 hundred languages are spoken, and many of these groups still retain a large portion of their traditional ways of life. Three general categories can be used to describe the heritage of these diverse and beautiful people: hunter-gatherers, farmers and pastoralists. Examples of the most ancient traditions – that of the hunter-gatherers - live on in the Hadzabe and Datoga of the Lake Eyasi region. In contrast, the pastoralist Maasai (of the northern plains areas) and farmer Chagga (of Kilimanjaro slopes) represent cultures more widespread among Tanzania’s traditional peoples, with livestock and crop cultivation being much more commonly practiced. All of the tribes named take part in the travel industry, and we work with operators striving towards to best practices in cultural tourism.

While the inland areas of Tanzania offer the quintessential safari tours that Africa travel is known for, the magic doesn’t stop there: the coast has much to dream of as well! The Arab influence of the narrow strip of land extending from northern Kenya through Tanzania to Mozambique is sheer delight, from dress to music to food. From the sailing dhows, Taraab music and spice farms of Zanzibar, to the swaying palms of the beaches outside Dar Es Salaam, the Swahili Coast is a perfect place to enjoy delicious seafood, learn about African seafaring culture, and rest and renew your mind and body.

No matter the adventure you’re seeking, Tanzania has it, ready and waiting. There is no end to the variety and richness of experiences at hand in this most interesting of African countries, and we are here to help bring them to life for you. Wonderful Tanzania is calling your name!
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