The United Republic of Tanzania consists of Tanganyika, on the African mainland, and the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba. It is the largest country in East Africa and became independent from its British mandate in 1961 under the leadership of its first President, Julius Nyerere, who managed to unite the over 120 separate tribes into a cohesive society, turning Tanzania into the stable factor in Africa it still is today. This stability, combined with the friendly population and the country’s wealth of natural and cultural diversity, ensures that Tanzania is the ultimate holiday destination, an exotic location that will make your dreams come true and where you can rely on Grevys Safaris to guide you — read our About Us page if you’d like to learn more about us.

We create bespoke wildlife safaris in Tanzania, exciting trekking tours to Mount Kilimanjaro, or delightfully relaxing beach holidays in Zanzibar with its white sandy shores. In addition to Tanzania’s overwhelming flora and fauna, it's Grevys Safaris' mission to introduce you to its rich culture few truly experience by offering you special Grevys Safaris Tanzania Experiences that benefit the local communities and change hearts & minds.


The best time to go on a safari in Tanzania depends on many things including your interests, exactly where you want to visit, and why you’re traveling.


The captivating allure of Tanzania extends beyond its renowned wildlife and stunning landscapes to encompass its equally captivating tribes and cultures. Remarkably, Tanzania boasts over 120 distinct tribes, each with their own unique heritage and practices. A visit to these tribes would not only provide valuable insights into these fresh cultures but also foster a greater understanding and admiration for diversity. While it’s impossible to cover all of Tanzania’s tribes in this write-up, here are a handful that merit your attention:

Hailing from northern, central, and southern Kenya, as well as northern Tanzania, the Maasai constitute a Nilotic ethnic group. Renowned worldwide for their proximity to the African Great Lakes' game parks and their unique customs and attire, they have gained international recognition. The Maasai primarily communicate using the Maa language, yet a significant number have also acquired proficiency in the official languages of Kenya and Tanzania: Swahili and English. Recognized as pastoralists, the Maasai are particularly famed for their fearsome warrior reputation and involvement in cattle rustling.