Tanzania

AN EXCEPTIONAL COUNTRY FOR THE PERFECT SAFARI AND BEACH RETREAT

Africa + Indian Ocean

Tanzania

Walking Safaris, Game viewing in the Serengeti, private tented safaris, expert guides, beach retreat

Sitting on a high kopje at sunset and watching thousands of migrating wildebeest march across the vast Serengeti plain below you is one of life’s most extraordinary moments. But Tanzania has much more to offer: with a richly varied landscape, over a quarter of its area designated as protected reserves, and a strong commitment to developing tourism sustainably (conserving its natural resources and preserving the culture of its 120 tribes are the twin priorities) it is possibly the greatest safari destination of all. What’s more, for the ultimate safari  - a private tented one - Tanzania (alongside Kenya) has arguably the best outfitters and guides.

However its variety means that this is a country where we take special pride in our expertise, knowing that the advice of an insider will make all the difference between the merely good and the exceptional – matching the right camps, lodges and (especially) guides to your taste, style and personality, and getting you to the country’s hidden corners, away from the usual tourist track.

And the post-safari icing on the cake?  The island paradise of Zanzibar, just offshore, with its pristine beaches, barefoot-deluxe lodges and enticing cocktail of Bantu and Arabic cultures.

Best visited: July to December (excluding November due to the rains)

All itineraries are individually designed, but as a guide, we can arrange ten days in Tanzania, excluding flights, from £4200 per person.

WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY
“We can't thank you and your fabulous company enough for giving us such a splendid time”

Highlights

For over 20 years we have been creating the best luxury tailor-made holidays, we know our countries inside and out and really know how to get under the skin of each one and the best way to experience them.

chimp trekking in mahale

Stay in a tented camp on the edge of Lake Tanganyika and with a guide go in search of chimpanzees in the dense forest behind. Days can also be spent on the camp's traditional dhow from which you may choose to fish, swim or snorkel from enjoying this vast crystal clear lake.

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diving off pemba

A Robinson Crusoe style island, part of the Zanzibar archipelago, Pemba is blissfully away from mainstream tourists. It is home to some of the best dive sites in East Africa.

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The wilderness of
katavi

The harsh wilderness of Katavi is a stunning part of Tanzania. It has great game viewing by 4 x 4 or on foot, and has a small number of excellent traditional tented camps.

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Game viewing in the selous

The Selous is the largest game reserve in the country. It is strikingly beautiful and the perfect destination for viewing game both by boat and on foot by day and by night - sleeping out under the stars. Despite its size, it is not on the main circuit, so a very private experience.

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zanzibar, The perfect post-safari treat

Zanzibar is perfect for those of you who want an after safari beach retreat. Just a 15 minute flight from Dar es Salaam, it is peppered with African styled lodges on palm fringed sandy beaches with fabulous diving and deep sea fishing experiences.

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Itineraries

The creation of each individual itinerary starts with a client’s dream.  In discussion we translate these initial desires and aspirations into our vision of the best achievable holiday. Our meticulous planning and love of our destinations ensure that we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences. We promise you precious and everlasting memories.

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Stories

As every one of the holidays we create is unique, all of our clients come back with different and interesting stories. We love to hear from our clients on their return to find out about their most memorable moments. We at c+l are also always travelling to our destinations and every trip allows us to refine and add value to our clients' future experiences.

Hippo heaven on safari in tanzania

Sylvanos, Serena's guide at Chada in Katavi National Park, collected her for her early morning drive at sunrise. She soon discovered that he has the most unbelievably trained eyes and seemed to see the most camouflaged of birds- a skill which the small group were all in awe of.

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cats glorious
cats

Louise Holman-Baird was in for a treat when she visited Tanzania on safari, she desperately wanted to see lion, and not only was her dream fulfilled she also had another dream-like wildlife encounter.

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space wonderful space in northern tanzania

Visiting the many different lodges in Africa is something we are proud of at c+l, this allows us to make informed decisions for each client and to allow us to choose the right lodge for each different type of trip. When Henrietta visited Sasakwa Lodge in the Grumeti Reserves she knew it was perfect for our clients.

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Guides

Our relationships count for a lot and we still work with some of the same people we have worked with for twenty years. There is also constant change and the teams are always reviewing and adding to the experiences which they can offer and the lodges, hotels and guides they work with.

festo msoffe

safari guide

best safari guide Tanzania

As one of the longest standing members of Nomad Safaris, since 1992 Festo has been scintillating his clients with his intuitive tracking skills which will delight even the most seasoned safari goer.  Having grown up in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, his favourite place in Tanzania is the Selous, for its remoteness and diversity of safari options, from walking to boating.  The magic of being guided by Festo is unlimited: he was once out walking when they came across a pack of 16 wild dog hunting a leopard.  After a brief chase, the leopard dashed up a tree and the dogs stood, waiting intently at the base of the trunk.  But on sight of a bushbuck the pack changed tack to pursue the antelope at which point the leopard escaped into a thicket.  Such safari opportunities are few and far between but some guides seem to have the knack of finding them. At cazenove+loyd we endeavour to find the untouched pockets and secret expertise to enliven our clients.  We are fortunate to have met and worked with Festo, a true talent who will inspire your journey in Tanzania. Any wildlife experience is all the more involving with Festo to a put it in context.

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Reviews

At c+l, we have no vested interest in the hotels and lodges which we select - we review everything and choose the best for a particular client. And because we visit our three regions on a regular basis and have details conversations with over 90% of our clients on their return, our choices can be refined continually. The choice of what is best for the client is our only consideration

baraza

tanzania boutique hotel

Set on a long stretch of pristine beach, Baraza’s design is influenced by Swahili, Arabic and Indian style, well-deserved luxury after a safari adventure.

The lavish design of Baraza is heavily influenced by Swahili, Arabic and Indian style. The ideal place if you prefer to have air conditioning and are looking for a bit of luxury. White drapes surround large day beds overlooking the pool from where you can relax in the shade while your butler mixes up your favourite cocktail.

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serian serengeti

special safari experience Tanzania

We have worked closely with Alex Walker, the owner of Serian Serengeti, for many years and trust him implicitly with all of our clients. It is a simple camp brought to life by tales recalled of adventures in the bush. Alex has hand selected some of the best guides in the area and can even act as your own private guide if you would like his wealth of knowledge first hand. Alex and his team understand the importance of guiding on any safari and emphasis at the camp is on brilliant game viewing. The camp is simply done but very comfortable and stylish offering a really authentic under canvas experience.

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greystoke mahale

Luxury Tanzania holiday Greystone Mahale

Greystoke Mahale really is a setting like no other – arriving by the camps traditional Dhow boat the adventure begins before you even arrive. Not for the faint hearted but a very rewarding experience for those wanting to get off the beaten track. Home to the world’s largest known population of chimpanzees this is the place to observe these primates in their natural environment. Set in the vast and lush Mahale mountain range which melts into the crystal clear waters of Lake Tanganyika, which can be explored on canoes. You cannot help but feel you have dropped into the set of a Tarzan film.

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fundu lagoon

luxury beach retreat Tanzania

Fundu Lagoon can only be accessed by boat adding to the remoteness of the location, the lodge has beauty abound and the treasures of the Indian Ocean to explore.
Shoes are left at the door and a delicious fresh fruit juice ready for you on arrival. The long jetty means that even at low tide you can venture into the sea but there is also a large swimming pool with a stunning view out to the Indian Ocean. The island is a divers’ paradise with hundreds of fresh water fish and pristine coral to explore.

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siwandu camp

luxury private bush camp Tanzania

Siwandu Camp has been a firm favourite of ours in the Selous for many years. We know that all of our guests visiting this camp will be brilliantly looked after and will never want to leave.
The Selous Game Reserve is four times larger than the Serengeti but with far less tourists and vehicles making it the perfect wilderness destination. For those keen to get out of the vehicle the Selous is known for brilliant walking and the guides are very experienced and can offer some exciting encounters on foot.

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singita grumeti

remote luxury safari camp Tanzania

Grumeti Reserves is set in an enormous private concession spanning 340 000 acres in Northern Tanzania. Guests staying on the reserve can make the most of the brilliant resident game without the numbers of vehicles attracted to the nearby National Parks. Being its own private concession also means they can operate riding safaris, mobile safaris, walking and mountain biking to name just a few. This Singita residence is unparalleled for its luxury experience and excellent safari whether on horseback, on foot or by Land Cruiser.

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