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Tailor made trips and tours in Tanzania & Zanzibar


Serengeti, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar. Three iconic names and all close together in one country! Any one of these three is a “milestone holiday” and with a bit of planning you can combine them to make an absolute dream holiday.

Climbing Kili is the realisation of a lifetime’s ambition for many people: seeing the migration of the wildebeest in Serengeti is the original blue-chip safari moment. And to round off with a spell on Zanzibar: that’s as good as it gets.

There is no such thing as a standard trip to Tanzania, each and every itinerary that we do (and Tanzania is probably our most popular destination) is tweaked and tuned. To get you started, here are some suggestions.

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Zanzibar is not the most accessible place but it’s distinctly African: pristine, passionate and a modest slice of paradise.

Zanzibar is without doubt the number one beach location in Africa, if not the world. It’s one of those names that is on everyone’s Bucket List, along with the Galapagos, Machu Picchu and Victoria Falls. It’s a must. And Zanzibar delivers; it’s an absolutely fantastic destination with white-sand beaches, fertile spice plantations, an incredible history and a fascinating culture.

An itinerary idea is below but don't worry if you can't find what you're looking for....we specialise in bespoke itineraries so send us an email or give us a call on 01837 559 07 and let VentureCo create your perfect adventure.

Trips and tours

Gorillas, Beaches and Lions (17 days)

To demonstrate what this part of the world has to offer, I have put the following itinerary together. It includes a couple of lodges that are simply stunning; in fact, if you spent the rest of your life travelling, one of these lodges would always remain in the top three of your “Best ever places I’ve stayed” list.

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Kilimanjaro: 4 Routes 1 Mountain

The highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro is an inactive volcano in North Eastern Tanzania. Often called “The most beautiful mountain on earth” you will never forget your first trek to Kili: steamy forest, heather uplands, barren upper slopes and the snowy summit - 4 seasons in one week.

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Rift Valley Walk. 6 days

This short trek in Tanzania takes you from one of the wonders of the natural world, The Ngorongoro Crater, into the heartland of the Maasai people, Africa’s archetypal pastoralists.

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Mount Meru

Mount Meru stands in the shade of Kilimanjaro, literally and metaphorically: but climbing it is a perfect preparation for tackling Kili, besides, you get spectacular views of Kili from the summit of Meru.

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Private Serengeti Safari and Zanzibar

This 14 day safari combines the very best of Tanzania’s game parks with the very best of Zanzibar’s beaches. Each day reveals a hidden gem that is in complete contrast to the day before: the pace of the trip varies; the wildlife is wonderful and Zanzibar is a dream!

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Shooting Star Lodge

Relax and hide yourself away on Zanzibar’s Indian Ocean coast in a wonderful, understated boutique hotel. For the perfect chill – look no further, Karibuni, “Welcome” to Shooting Star Lodge a simple, beautiful, tranquil slice of paradise exclusively for you!

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Matemwe Beach

Matemwe is a Zanzibari beach lodge – not a hotel and not a resort! The vibe here is authentically “No shoes, no news” and while plenty of places subscribe to this standard, very few achieve it!

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Chole Mjini Lodge, Mafia Island

A magical pirate’s lair of a lodge! Quirky and unconventional, this delightful place is a world away from the hustle and hassle of modern Zanzibar; it’s a 30 min flight south of Zanzibar and sitting in the middle of a marine national park.

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Highlights and hidden gems

The Serengeti to Maasai Mara Migration Map

A month-by-month explanation of where the herbivore herds gaze in the Tanzania/Kenya border area.

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National Parks and Game Reserves of Tanzania

Tanzania has dedicated 20% of its land area to national parks and is fully committed to conservation. Here is a brief introduction to each and every National Park, Conservation Area and Game Reserve that Tanzania has plus a small selection of VentureCo’s favourite lodges.

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Zanzibar Islands Guide

A guide to the islands of Tanzania and Zanzibar.

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Tanzania weather & climate

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