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Tanzania Safari and Beach Holiday Packages 

From the world-renowned Serengeti National Park and the spice island of Zanzibar to the hidden parks of the South and stunning beaches on the mainland coast, a Tanzania holiday offers innumerable experiences to make it the holiday of a lifetime. See what a holiday to Tanzania could give you by reading below.

Tent With A View offers a variety of Tanzania safari and beach holidays, allowing you to combine the thrill of an African safari with relaxation on idyllic beaches. Embark on a classic Tanzania safari and Zanzibar beach holiday, or choose a safari and beach itinerary that explores hidden gems. Whether you prefer the vast plains of the Serengeti or the off-the-beaten-track Saadani National Park, you can find the perfect combination of wildlife adventure and beachside bliss with a Tanzania safari and beach holiday.

Zanzibar and Secret Southern Tanzania Safari

11 Days

Selous game reserve   •   Saadani national park   •   4x4, boat and foot safaris    •   ​Best place to spot African hunting dogs

US $4370

Serengeti & Zanzibar
Safari & Beach Package

10 Days

Serengeti National Park   •   ​​Discover Lake Victoria    •   ​Amazing african wildlife   •   Zanzibar beaches

US $3240

Classic Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Beach Holiday

13 Days

Serengeti National Park   •   ​NgoroNgoro Crater   •   ​​Lake Victoria and Manyara   •   Tarangire   •   Zanzibar beaches

US $5860

Zanzibar Beach Holiday & 
3 day safari

9 Days

Zanzibar beach & culture    •   ​Safari in Saadani national park   •   ​​Boat safari on Wami river   •   ​Amazing wildlife

US $2235

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BEST TANZANIA SAFARI AND BEACH HOLIDAYS

Welcome to Tanzania, a country known for its incredible wildlife, stunning beaches, and vibrant culture. Here, you can experience the best of both worlds with a combination of safari and beach holidays.

If you're looking for the ultimate safari and beach holiday in Tanzania, here are some must-visit destinations:

  • Serengeti National Park : Home to the famous wildebeest migration, is a must-visit for any safari enthusiast. You can witness the incredible spectacle of thousands of wildebeest, zebras, and other animals crossing the plains.
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area : This UNESCO World Heritage site is home to the world's largest intact volcanic caldera, which is teeming with wildlife. You can also visit traditional Maasai villages and learn about their culture and way of life.
  • Saadani National Park is another must-visit destination for any safari and beach holiday in Tanzania. It is the only national park in East Africa with direct access to the beach, making it a unique and exciting destination.
  • Zanzibar Island : This beautiful island is a paradise for beach lovers, with pristine beaches, turquoise waters, and a rich history and culture. You can explore the historic Stone Town, visit spice plantations, and take part in water sports such as snorkeling and diving.
  • Mafia Island: This hidden gem is located off the coast of Tanzania and offers some of the best diving and snorkeling in East Africa. You can swim with whale sharks, explore coral reefs, and enjoy the laid-back island lifestyle.
  • Pemba Island: Known as the "Green Island" due to its lush forests and vegetation, Pemba Island is another idyllic beach destination. You can also explore ancient ruins and traditional Swahili fishing villages.

Beach Holidays To Tanzania - Not a Normal Package Holiday

A Tanzania beach holiday is a true holiday of a lifetime

Tanzania offers so much more than a normal beach resort. Not only do you have easy access to some of the most beautiful beaches on Earth, but you also have the opportunity to explore. See some of the most wonderful wildlife on safari. Meet and interact with some truly unique and special people.

Whether you’re exploring the spice island of Zanzibar on a Tanzania and Zanzibar holiday, on safari, spending time on the beach, or a combination of all three, you’re sure to have a great time on a Tanzania beach and safari holiday.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is it possible to have a beach and safari holiday together?

Combining a safari and beach vacation is a fantastic way to experience the best of both worlds. You'll get the thrill of spotting wildlife on the savannas and then unwind on pristine beaches.

Here are some reasons why a safari and beach holiday is a perfect combination:

Variety: You'll experience the excitement of a safari adventure followed by relaxation on beautiful beaches.

Wildlife and scenery: You'll have the opportunity to see incredible wildlife on safari and enjoy stunning scenery on the beach.

Activities: You can enjoy a variety of activities on a safari and beach holiday, from game drives and bush walks to swimming, snorkeling, and diving.

Relaxation: After your safari adventures, you can relax and soak up the sun on the beach.

Does Tanzania have good beaches?

Tanzania has some of the best beaches in Africa, with pristine white sand, clear turquoise waters, and swaying palm trees.  They are a perfect way to relax after an exciting safari adventure.  Here are some of the most popular beaches in Tanzania: 

Zanzibar: Zanzibar is the most famous beach destination in Tanzania. It is an island off the coast of Tanzania and is known for its beautiful beaches, clear waters, and rich history. Nungwi Beach, Kendwa Beach, and Matemwe Beach are all popular choices for visitors.

The beaches along the mainland coast: There are also a number of beautiful beaches along the mainland coast of Tanzania, such as those in Pangani, Saadani, Dar es Salaam, and Bagamoyo.

Pemba Island: Pemba Island is another popular beach destination in Tanzania. It is less touristy than Zanzibar and is known for its lush forests, pristine beaches, and relaxed atmosphere.

Mafia Island: Mafia Island is a quiet island off the coast of Tanzania that is known for its excellent diving and snorkeling. The island is also home to a number of marine protected areas.  

Tanzania's beaches are perfect for swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, diving, and other water activities.  Many beaches also have a variety of beach bars and restaurants, making them a great place to relax and enjoy the scenery.

Where are the best beaches in Tanzania?

The best beaches in Tanzania depend on what you're looking for in a beach vacation. Here are some of the top contenders, each offering something unique:

Zanzibar: Zanzibar is the most popular beach destination in Tanzania, and for good reason. The island boasts beautiful beaches with pristine white sand, clear turquoise waters, and swaying palm trees. There are also many luxurious resorts and beach bars to choose from. Some of the most popular beaches in Zanzibar include:

  • Nungwi Beach: This beach is located on the northern tip of Zanzibar and is known for its lively atmosphere and beautiful sunsets.
  • Kendwa Beach: Another popular beach in the north of Zanzibar, Kendwa is known for its calm waters and great selection of watersports.
  • Matemwe Beach: Matemwe Beach is a great option for those looking for a more relaxed atmosphere. This beach is located on the east coast of Zanzibar and is known for its long stretches of white sand.

Pemba Island: Pemba Island is a great option for those looking for a more off-the-beaten-path beach experience. The island is less touristy than Zanzibar and is known for its lush forests, pristine beaches, and relaxed atmosphere. Some of the best beaches in Pemba include:

  • Vumawimbi Beach: This beach is located on the eastern coast of Pemba and is known for its traditional fishing villages and beautiful coral reefs.
  • Fundu Lagoon Beach: This beach is located on the northern tip of Pemba and is known for its protected mangrove forest and clear waters. 

Mafia Island: Mafia Island is a quiet island off the coast of Tanzania that is known for its excellent diving and snorkeling. The island is also home to a number of marine protected areas, making it a great option for those who want to experience Tanzania's underwater world.  The best beach on Mafia Island is:

  • Mafia Island Beach: This beach stretches for miles along the island's eastern coast and is known for its white sand and clear waters. 
Is Zanzibar safe for swimming?

Yes, Zanzibar is generally safe for swimming, with beautiful beaches and warm waters. Here's a breakdown of what to consider:

Safe swimming conditions:

  • Warm waters: The Indian Ocean surrounding Zanzibar offers pleasant water temperatures for swimming.
  • Calm waves: Zanzibar experiences generally small waves, making it suitable for swimming for most people.
  • Beaches: Many beaches in Zanzibar are known for their pristine white sand and clear waters.

Things to keep in mind:

  • Tides: Be aware of the tides, especially during low tide. The tide can recede significantly, making it difficult to swim in some areas.
  • Undercurrents: While uncommon, undercurrents can exist in certain areas. It's best to swim in designated areas or consult with locals or lifeguards if present.
  • Sea life: Zanzibar's waters are home to some marine life. Be cautious of sea urchins by wearing water shoes, especially when entering rocky areas. Stingrays and jellyfish are occasional visitors, but serious incidents are very rare.
Can you drink alcohol in Tanzania?

Yes, you can drink alcohol in Tanzania, with a couple of things to keep in mind:

  • Legal drinking age: The legal drinking age in Tanzania is 18.
  • Availability:  While alcohol is widely available in Tanzania, there can be some variation depending on location. Tourist areas, hotels, lodges, and supermarkets will generally have a good selection of beers, wines, and spirits, both local and international. In areas with a strong Muslim population, alcohol may be less available, or restricted to certain restaurants or hotels.

Here are some additional details you might find helpful:

  • Local drinks: Tanzania has a good selection of local beers, including Kilimanjaro, Serengeti Lager, and banana beer.
  • Safaris:  While you can't consume alcohol while on safari vehicles in national parks, you can enjoy drinks back at your lodge or campsite.
  • Zanzibar: Zanzibar is a popular tourist destination with plenty of resorts, hotels, and restaurants selling alcohol.