Tanzania

Tanzania is a haven for those who want to dig a bit deeper on African grounds. It's home to East Africa's most famous game reserves – including the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation AreaMost tourists and backpackers come to Tanzania to see the annual Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra (quite the sight and natural phenomenon!), though aside from this, there are more reasons to stay besides the bustling wildlife and fauna. Take a gander and make a trip to Tanzania.

Must Do Adventure

  • Serengeti National Park is one of the ten natural travel wonders of the world. Explore the vast golden plains sprinkled with thorny acacia trees, sausage tree, kopjes, crocodiles, and hippos of the Park. Take an African Jungle safari through the National Park to check out the royal African Lions, more than 500 species of birds, and the Big Five.

    Explore the wide variety of wildlife at Serengeti National Park
  • You do not need specialized hiking expertise or heavyweight mountaineering equipment to hike to the summit of Mt.Kilimanjaro on the Tanzania Tour. Stick to the hiking routes that are Machame or Marangu or Umbwe, the steepest hiking route, and hike up with the help of guides. Take breaks at the camps and resume hiking again after refreshments.

    Hike to the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • Walk amid the tall treetops at Lake Manyara Treetop Walkway and admire the pink and white flamingos too. Go for thrilling game drives at the day or night and follow through with relaxing canoeing at Lake Manyara. Visit the Maasai Bombas in the Village right next to the Park and have fun at the Tanzania Tour.

    Take a tour of Lake Manyara National Park

Bucket List Experience

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Zanzibar

Welcome to the hometown of Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of the iconic music band, Queen, at Stone Town, in Zanzibar, on the Tanzania Tour. Explore the quaint cafes, art galleries, shops, museums, and fabric stalls in Stone Town and then proceed to the House Of Wonders, which houses the National Museum of Culture. Learn more about the hauntingly tragic history of Slave Chambers and the Old Fort and luxuriate the lush green and elegant ambiance of the Forodhani Gardens.

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Ngorongoro Conservation

Enjoy your nature vacation on the Tanzania Tour at Ngorongoro Conservation. Watch out for the beautiful flamingos at the azure waters of Lake Magadi and take a tour of the Lerai Fever Tree Forest to check out the bushbuck, rhino, elephant, eland, exotic birds, and more. Examine the exhibits of the paleo-anthropological museum at Olduvai and witness the mysteries of nature at Shifting Sands, where the steep black dunes move at a speed of 15 meters per hour.

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Dar es Salaam

Explore the exotic scenes of islands, beaches, music, and seafood at Dar es Salaam on the Tanzania Tour. Visit the Gothic-themed Roman Catholic church, St. Joseph’s Cathedral, and catch an hour of respite at Mbudya Island. Witness the blend of business and culture at Kivukoni Fish Market and dig into tasty Tanzanian snacks while chilling out at Coco Beach. Stop to admire the Askari Monument, the cast-bronze statue built in honor of the martyrs of World War I, and browse through the wood carvings and sculptures at Mwenge Woodcarvers Market.

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Serengeti

Take part in thrilling Game Drives at Serengeti National Park on the Tanzania Tour at Serengeti. Browse through the exciting exhibits at Serengeti Visitor Center and interact with the Nomads at the Maasai Village in Serengeti. Experience the most exciting Night Game Drive to check out the civets, nightjars, bush babies, aardvarks, and other exotic nocturnal animals and explore the vibrant ecosystem of the Maru Kopjes. Stand witness to the Great Migration of millions of wildebeest and hoofed animals who cross the Mara River.

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Arusha

Begin the day with hot air balloon safari at Arusha on the the Tanzania Tour. Take a trip to the beautiful Arusha National Park for game viewing and exploration of the ecosystem and then relax for a bit with canoeing at the Momella Lakes. Go hiking at the routes that cut along Mt. Meru and take a look at the collection of precious stones at the Tanzanite Experience Museum. Enjoy bird-watching at Duluti Forestry Reserve near Lake Duluti and visit the Cultural Heritage Center too.

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Kilimanjaro

Take an extended tour of Mt Kilimanjaro National Park, which is a zone of moorland with abundant greenery and plenty of rain. If you are a novice, then take the Marangu Hiking Route, and if you are advanced enough, then opt for the steep and steeper Machame and Umbwe Hiking Routes. Come face to face with leopards, baboons, mongooses, bush pigs, elephants, and more during the safari through the Park. Tour the picturesque areas adjoining Chala Crater Lake too.

When to Visit

Peak Season

Go on the Tanzania Tour during the dry season between July and October when the country bristles with greenery and exotic wildlife.

Travel Guide

Location

Tanzania lies on the east coast of Africa bordering Uganda and Kenya in the North, Burundi, Rwanda, and Congo in the West, and Mozambique, Malawi, and Zambia in the South.

Capital City

The capital of Tanzania is Dodoma.

Main Airport

Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam is the biggest and most important airport in Tanzania.

Language Spoken

English is the official and widely spoken language in Tanzania. People also speak in the Swahili language in significant parts of Tanzania.

Currency

The currency of Tanzania is Tanzanian shilling.

Visas

Tourists must produce a round-trip ticket, Tanzania visa, and proof of sufficient funds to stay in Tanzania for the Tanzania Tour.

Electricity

The standard values vary between 230 volts and 50 Hertz, and the sockets are adapted for types D and G plugs.

Vaccinations

The WHO and CDC recommend vaccinations for Hepatitis A and B, typhoid, yellow fever, meningitis, rabies, measles, polio, rubella, mumps, Tdap, influenza, pneumonia, shingles, and chickenpox before signing up for the Tanzania tour.

Emergency Calls

Dial toll-free number 112 from your mobile phone for any emergency during the Tanzania Tour. Dial 999 for the police, 997 for an ambulance, 998 for fire, 993 for the traffic police, and 1777 for a non-emergency ambulance.

FAQs about Tanzania

What is internet access like in Tanzania?

It is easy to connect to wifi service in the major lodges and hotels in Tanzania in the central cities and towns.

Can I use my mobile phone in Tanzania?

Purchase a sim card of Vodacom, Zantel, Zain, and Tigo to use your mobile phone to make local calls on the Tanzania Tour.

How are the toilets like in Tanzania?

There are very few public toilets in Tanzania, and the toilets that are there are rickety and have no clean water.

Can I drink tap water in Tanzania?

The tap water of Tanzania is not safe for drinking. Drink boiled, bottled, and filtered water during the Tanzania Tour.

Are credit cards accepted widely in Tanzania?

Visa and MasterCard are the only two widely accepted companies of credit and debit cards in Tanzania.

What is the convenience of ATM access like in Tanzania?

You will easily find ATM centers all over Tanzania. Use a Visa card to withdraw money from the ATMs of Tanzania.

What to wear in Tanzania?

Dress in decent, knee-length clothes that keep the shoulders covered on the Tanzania Tour.

Is Tanzania safe for women to travel solo?

Tanzania is quite safe for women. Most of the tourist destinations of Tanzania are safe and accessible for solo female tourists.

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