Tanzania

The name Tanzania conjures up images of wildebeest stampeding across vast savannah, rain forests teeming with monkeys and birdlife, and great plains brimming with legions of game. All of these natural wonders and more are on offer in this exceptionally diverse African nation. Visitors typically visit Tanzania to partake in at least one of the four well known Tanzanian tourist experiences: a relaxing seaside vacation on the picturesque island paradise of Zanzibar, an underwater tour of some of the world’s most renowned dive sites around the gorgeous Spice Islands, a safari adventure in some of Africa’s most impressive game reserves, or a hiking excursion around Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. Whichever of these incredible holidays you choose, you will undoubtedly be welcomed by some fabulously friendly and peaceful inhabitants who, despite being divided into 120 different ethnic groups and cultures, live in harmony with one another and provide some of the most wonderfully exotic local cuisine you could imagine. With all of this diversity on offer, the most difficult part of your Tanzanian holiday experience is likely to be deciding where to go!

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Travel Information

Electricity

Electrical sockets (outlets) in Tanzania supply electricity at 220/240 volts at 50 cycles per second. A three-point round-pin adapter plug should be brought…

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Banking

Banking – ​Banks are open from 9:00am to 3:00pm Monday to Friday. Many banks are equipped with 24 hour ATM machines. – Credit cards…

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Cuisine

Tap water in Tanzania is generally not safe to drink, and most travellers try to stick to mineral water. Filtered and bottled water can be difficult to…

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Climate

Just south of the equator, Tanzania is huge and its sheer size means that the climate varies considerably within it. However, generally the main rainy…

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Transport

If you are visiting a number of parks and reserves in Tanzania, you can either drive or fly between them. Roads in most of the wilderness areas are in…

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Dress

CLOTHING – During the day, shorts or trousers are ideal, and the evenings may be chilly so light cardigans or sweaters are appropriate….

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Health

Please consult your health-care provider 4-6 weeks prior to travel to ensure you are receiving all required vaccinations, and that the medication has enough…

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Visa

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS – Make copies of all your important documents such as passports, driver’s licenses, credit cards, etc. Keep copies…

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General

Language: – Kiswahili otherwise known as Swahili is the ‘lingua franca’ of Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar and…

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Regions

Arusha

Arusha is the safari capital of Tanzania located at the foot of Mt. Meru, close to Mount Kilimanjaro, the Manyara, Tarangire and Ngorongoro National Parks. From there it’s only a short trip to the Serengeti. Just to the north, on the slopes of Mt. Meru is the Arusha National Park….

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Central Serengeti

The Serengeti together with Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park form Africa’s most famous wildlife park. The image of acacia trees on an endless grass plain epitomises Africa for many, and then add a Masai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further.
The…

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Lake Eyasi

Lake Eyasi basin is remote; a dry area of desolate beauty, which offers a great natural experience. Across the shallow lake and the dry salt beds the dramatic Alipi escarpment wall rises 650 meters up into the Endulen area of the Ngorongoro conservation area.
To the north of the…

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Moshi

Moshi is the beautiful coffee producing centre of Tanzania but the main reason tourists come here is to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, whose snow-capped peak towers over and clouds often blanket the little town. For those not wanting climb you can get a feel for the expeditions just by being there…

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Mount Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped peak is one of the most awe-inspiring sights in Africa. Straddling the Kenya/Tanzania border, the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro rises up to an impressive 5896 metres above sea level. It is one of the world’s highest volcanoes, the highest mountain on the African continent, and the highest free-standing mountain…

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Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area includes the famous Crater and its lesser known regions to the north; the Olduvai Gorge (where Lucy was found in 1974) and expansive plains of grassland which run all the way across to the Serengeti. Local Masai herd their cattle and goats alongside Africa’s famed wildlife,…

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Ngorongoro Region

Situated in the shadow of the Ngorongoro Crater the area around Karatu is perfect for exploring two of Tanzania’s gems, the Crater and Lake Manyara National Park.

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Northern Serengeti

The Serengeti together with Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park form Africa’s most famous wildlife park. The image of acacia trees on an endless grass plain epitomises Africa for many, and then add a Masai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. Unlike the…

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Tarangire National Park

After the Serengeti, Tarangire has the greatest concentration of wildlife in Tanzania and in the dry season the Tarangire River is a magnet for thirsty wildlife. Large herds of elephants and migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland gather and not surprisingly the predators follow. This is also…

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West Kilimanjaro

Located to the north of Mount Meru in the northeast of Tanzania North, West Kilimanjaro is a concession area to the west of Mount Kilimanjaro and South of the Kenya’s Amboseli National Park. This remote, off-the-beaten-track destination combines Maasai culture and private wildlife game viewing in a spectacularly scenic environment….

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Featured Tours

Top Sights in Tanzania

Arrive to Arusha where you will meet other trip participants and begin your Wildlife & Wilderness Medium Camping Safari with a short briefing. TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK Tarangire is Tanzania's third largest national park and sanctuary for an unusually large elephant population. Majestic baobab trees are an interesting feature of the…

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Tanzania Wildlife & Wilderness Safari

Day 1. ARUSHA

Arrive to Arusha where you will meet other trip participants and begin your Wildlife & Wilderness Medium Camping Safari with a short briefing.

Days 2-3 TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

Depart with your naturalist guide for Tarangire, Tarangire is Tanzania's third largest national…

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