Tanzania, home of safaris and Mount Kilimanjaro is a country that offers perhaps the greatest diversity of things to do in the East of Africa. It may perhaps be a destination that you are unfamiliar with but the East African country is a heavyweight when it comes to entertainment. Jungle trekking, safaris, visits to the formidable Kilimanjaro, ancient cave paintings, tribal villages and a lazy weekend spent on the beach in Zanzibar, its hard to think of what Tanzania hasn’t got. 


Things to Do, Travel Ideas & Holidays in Tanzania

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Tanzania Travel Guide

Tanzania Travel Guide

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  • Capital: Dodoma (Population: 325,000 approx)
  • Currency: Tanzanian shilling (TZS) $1 =1,623TZS / £1 = 2,540TZS 
  • Population: 37,000,000 (approx)
  • Language: English + local languages
  • Area: 950,000 sq km (approx)
  • International Calling Code +255
  • Climate: Tanzania has a dry and wet season
  • Transport: We recommend booking private bus transport for Kenya, local transport can be unreliable / unsafe
  • Tourist Visa: Most nationalities can gain a tourist visa on arrival



Travelling in Tanzania

Tanzania is one of the best countries to visit in Africa due to the spectacular nature, exotic wildlife and culture - there are over 100 tribal groups living here. If you have always wanted to go on a wildlife safari then Tanzania is your destination, national parks cover 33,000 km² of the country and you will get to see animals like lions, elephants and wildebeest. Incredible places you might want to visit include the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater and Mt Kilimanjaro. What you might not expect also is that there are some of the most stunning beaches on the continent located in Tanzania too. This is an incredibly diverse country with many different tribes living there including the famous Masaai, you will have one of the experiences of your life here. 

Our excellent value holidays to Tanzania allow you to see the real Tanzania with a mix of local and international guides. There are guaranteed departures all year round and you can enquire or book in advance through our website. There are lots of different options available including overland, wildlife, camping and lodge accommodation safaris which will provide you with an authentic experience. 

If you are looking to book a holiday to Tanzania we recommend visiting during the wildebeest migration from December to May, this time of the year more than any other you will stand a good chance of seeing exotic animals like lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards and rhinoceros’. If you are an adventure thrill seeker, we have some challenging walking and trekking holidays where you can attempt to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro. Our authentic holidays include overland camping and tented wildlife safaris. Our holidays take you can visit spectacular places like the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater to see exotic wildlife in their natural habitat. Search trips today.



Best Places to Visit in Tanzania

  • Arusha National Park
  • Gombe Stream National Park
  • Katavi National Park
  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Lake Nyasa
  • Lake Tanganyika
  • Lake Victoria
  • Mahale Mountains National Park
  • Mikumi National Park
  • Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Ngorongoro Crater / Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Olduvai Gorge
  • Ruaha National Park
  • Selous Game Reserve
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Tarangire National Park
  • Udzungwa Mountains National Park
  • Yhe Kondoa Rock Art Sites which are a Unesco World Heritage Site and consist of ancient cave drawings which are over 2000 years old



Recommended Cities to Visit

  • Dar es Salaam is not the most spectacular city in the world but chances are you will pass through here, there are lots of gardens, shops, museums and beaches
  • Dodoma is the capital of Tanzania and there are lots of excursions which can be arranged here
  • Arusha is located in Northern Tanzania and is the gateway to the country, we recommend going to climb Mt Meru
  • Moshi is a place where you can join various excursions



Best Time to Visit 

The most popular peak time for tourists is July and August but Tanzania is a year round destination and you can have just a good time throughout the year. Each month offers something different and you are gauranteed to see animals and wildlife anytime.



Health & Safety

One of the questions we ofen get asked is how safe is Tanzania to visit. You are very unlikely to encounter and problems but like in any destination you will need to be more cautious in the larger cities where petty theft can be an issues. To prevent this try not to flash expensive valuables in public. If you sign up for a structured holiday through our website you will usually get 24/7 support so you can relax and just enjoy the experience. We also recommend trying to learn some basic Swahili phrases and learning more about the culture of the country.


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