Tanzania Holidays

The endless plains of Tanzania are host to some of Africa's most extensive game reserves. Tanzania is the only place in the world where you can still massive herds of wildebeest and zebra, as they follow ancient migratory routes across the plains of the Serengeti. Thomas Cook Tours offers fully escorted tours of the Serengeti plains on our Tanzania holidays. The tour itinerary includes the Tarangire National Park, the Olduvai Gorge and the Ngorongoro Crater, as well as an overnight stay on the shores of Lake Manyara.


The Tarangire National Park is the ideal location for game spotting. The park is bisected by the Tarangire River, which provides water to tens of thousands of migrating animals during the dry summer months. The park is also known for its profusion of birdlife. The park’s swamps are a breeding ground for the world’s largest selection of bird species.

The Ngorongoro Crater is large caldera left behind by an extinct volcano that now serves as a refuge for wild game. During June and December, the slopes of the crater offer the perfect vantage point for viewing migrating herds. The Olduvai Gorge, a fascinating archaeological site also known as “The Cradle of Mankind”, is located within the boundaries of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Lake Manyara is another popular destination in Tanzania. Fed by the Simba River in the north and the Makayuni River in the south, this shallow lake was described as the loveliest in Africa by Ernest Hemingway. The lake attracts an assortment of wild game, including hippo, elephants, buffalo and giraffes.

Why visit Tanzania

There are few places on earth that can match Tanzania as a safari destination. The significant conservation efforts of the Tanzanian government ensure that visitors to the country have the opportunity to experience a vision of Africa untouched by the passage of time.

Contact Thomas Cook Tours now to find out more about our exciting safari holidays to Tanzania.