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!

Fast Facts

Travel Information

Electricity

The electricity supply in Tanzania is 220/240 volts at 50Hz. Plugs are 3 point square (UK Type).  Adapters are available at major airports.

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Banking

CurrencyIn Tanzania, the unit of currency is the Tanzanian Shilling, which is divided into 100 Cents. Notes are issued in denominations of 500, 1000, 2000,…

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Cuisine

Most camps, lodges or hotels cater specifically to tourists and serve Western-style food, ranging in standard, but generally are excellent. Game lodges…

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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

It never gets really cold in Tanzania so lightweight clothing, preferably cotton or linen, is recommended. While on a game viewing safari,…

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Regions

Arusha National Park

Situated in northeastern Tanzania, the Arusha National Park is idyllically set against the spectacular backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. This 552 square kilometre park is renowned for its remarkable scenery and excellent choice of trekking possibilities. This exceptionally beautiful area is divided into three parts: Mt. Meru, a spectacular volcanic cone; the…

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Bagamoyo

Situated a stone’s throw away from the idyllic island of Zanzibar, on Tanzania’s beautiful coastline, the town of Bagamoyo lies within the UNESCO-listed Bagamoyo District. It was once a major trading port, the capital of German East Africa, and it served as a stopover for slave and ivory caravans who travelled…

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Dodoma

Situated in Central Tanzania, Dodoma offers beautiful natural surroundings. It serves as the national capital and seat of government in Tanzania, Dodoma is also the centre of the country’s growing wine industry. Visitors can look forward to a variety of activities including enjoying the spectacular surrounding scenery by going on a…

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Iringa

Set above the Ruaha River in the lush mountains of southern Tanzania, Iringa is a picturesque stopover en route to Ruaha National Park. The town features German colonial buildings, a lively market, and a collection of fascinating historical sites. Roughly 20 kilometres southwest of the town is the Isimila archaeological site,…

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Karatu

Travellers heading for the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater will inevitably pass through the town of Karatu in the green hills of Tanzania’s northern highlands. Presided over by the towering Ol Deani Volcano, this small, colourful town serves as a popular overnight stop for visitors exploring the area’s many game parks. The…

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Lake Burunge

Lake Burunge is one of three major lakes in the Manyara Region of Tanzania. Located in the migratory corridor of Manyara and Tarangire, Lake Burunge serves as an ideal base for exploring the area as it is just a stone's throw from the impressive Tarangire National Park. There are several tented…

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Morogoro

Resting at the foot of the green-cloaked Uluguru Mountains, Morogoro is a small city that acts as a kick-off point for hiking trips to these compelling peaks with their ancient woodlands – some believed to date back as far as 25 million years. These prehistoric forests are home to a kaleidoscopic…

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Moshi

Located in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, close to the Kenyan border in Northern Tanzania, the vibrant town of Moshi is known as a coffee producing hub boasting vast coffee plantations. The majestic snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro towers over this little African town. Moshi serves as the gateway to the Kilimanjaro…

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Pangani

The quiet settlement of Pangani lies at the mouth of the river after which it is named, surrounded by pristine beaches that make it an ideal coastal holiday destination. This peaceful fishing town has an interesting history peppered with Arabic and German influences, and offers many walking tours to 200-year-old historical…

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Ruaha National Park

Following its recent expansion, Ruaha is currently East Africa’s biggest national park and the second-largest on the African continent. It is also Tanzania’s most sizeable elephant haven and home to a profusion of bird species, including kingfishers, plovers, egrets, hornbills and sunbirds. Crocodiles and hippos thrive in the Great Ruaha River,…

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Tarangire National Park

Located just a few hours drive from the town of Arusha, Tarangire is a popular stop for safaris travelling through the northern circuit on their way to Ngorongoro and the Serengeti. The park extends into two game controlled areas and the wildlife are allowed to move freely throughout. After the Serengeti,…

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Udzungwa Mountains National Park

Spread across the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania’s Udzungwa Mountains National Park boasts a diverse range of natural habitats including tropical rainforest, mountain forest, miombo woodland, grassland and steppe. This vast expanse of unspoiled wilderness serves as a habitat for over 400 animal species. These include, among others: elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard,…

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Usambara Mountains

Found in northeastern Tanzania, the Usambara Mountains rise to over 2000 metres above sea level, making up the easternmost ranges of the Eastern Arc Mountains. The combination of the high altitude, cool climate and fertile soils once attracted numerous colonial settlers. The mountains are blanketed in untouched tropical rainforest and dotted…

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Featured Tours

Tanzania Self Drive 14 days Bush to Beach Mid range

Tanzania – the land of Serengeti, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar. But did you know, that the country has so much more to offer? Explore the hidden gems of Tanzania and experience the uncharted corners of one of Africa’s most exciting destinations. Far from the beaten tracks, you will find a Tanzania…

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