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  • Tour Length 13 days
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    Starts & Ends Starts: Kigali Ends: Nairobi
    Countries Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda
    Overview Enjoy a 13 day Premium journey through Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya. Get up close and personal with rare mountain gorillas in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest by spending a day tracking and observing them. Observe a beautiful country that is constantly striving forward, despite the stinging reminders of Kigali's tragic past. Meet Maasai warriors and learn about their way of life as you explore the Masai Mara on a four-wheel drive Land Cruiser with an expert local guide at the wheel. You will never forget this unforgettable journey.

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  • Tour Length 8 days
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    Starts & Ends Starts: Arusha Ends: Arusha
    Countries Tanzania
    Overview The untamed African savanna is beckoning you to adventure! Explore Tanzania's well-known national parks and conservation areas on a safari to witness enormous herds of wildebeests and zebras, energetic elephants, and crafty predators like lions, cheetahs, and Nile crocodiles. Discover traditional crafts, sample freshly harvested bananas, and hear about the efforts made by the villagers to preserve their amazing homeland's customs and wildlife during your trip from Arusha to Mto wa Mbu.

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    8 Day Tanzania Family Tour – Arusha to Arusha

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  • Tour Length 11 days
    Group Size Max 16
    Starts & Ends Starts: Moshi Ends: Stone Town
    Countries Tanzania
    Overview The Marangu way up Mount Kilimanjaro is difficult but effective, and it gives you time to spend an additional 11 days seeing Tanzania and discovering its many aspects. You will try to climb the world's highest freestanding mountain using the fastest path possible, spending the night in a mountain hut, with the assistance of your guide and knowledgeable guides. Celebrate your successes on the island of Zanzibar, where you may see spice plantations and, most importantly, just relax on the beach.

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    11 Day Moshi to Stone Town – Kilimanjaro & Zanzibar Adventure

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  • Tour Length 14 days
    Group Size Max 6
    Starts & Ends Starts: Nairobi Ends: Arusha
    Countries Tanzania Kenya
    Overview On this incredible journey, explore some of the greatest national parks in East Africa, including Kenya's Masai Mara and Tanzania's Ngorongoro Crater. When visiting Lake Nakuru, a sanctuary for avian enthusiasts, pack binoculars and search the Serengeti's wilds for leopards, lions, and elephants. In between safaris, visit a Maasai settlement to learn about their customs and enjoy supper with a family in the busy hamlet of Mto wa Mbu.

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  • Tour Length 12 days
    Group Size Max 14
    Starts & Ends Starts: Arusha Ends: Stone Town
    Countries Tanzania
    Overview Spending the night where the animals play is the best way to explore Tanzania, and this 12 day trip will let you to do just that. You will spend the night at a camp next to a crater where zebras, buffalo, and lions like to wander during your safari in the Ngorongoro and Serengeti. After that, take a short trip to Zanzibar, which has breathtaking beaches and historic cities. You may even bring home a few grains of sand in addition to a ton of unforgettable experiences and picture-perfect moments that you will never forget.

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    12 Day Arusha to Stone Town

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  • Tour Length 10 days
    Group Size Max 12
    Starts & Ends Starts: Victoria Falls Ends: Maun
    Countries Zimbabwe, Botswana
    Overview Explore some of Southern Africa's most spectacular national parks on an unforgettable wildlife adventure. In Hwange National Park, you can see lions and elephants in their natural habitats; in the Okavango Delta, you can go on bush walks with expert guides; and in the Chobe River, you can watch elephants drink and hippos bathe.

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    10 day Victoria Falls to Maun Comfort Adventure Tour

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Tanzania Safari - Budget Tours

Tanzania is home to a melting pot of nationalities descending from Europe, Arab countries, Pakistan, India and China. The diversity is most seen in the port city of Dar Es Salaam and the spice island of Zanzibar.

Wildlife highlights on Tanzania Safari Tours are the wildebeest migration into the Serengeti National Park around late October. The calving season takes place from January to February when you can see baby animals huddled close to their mothers. Herds then travel to the southern Ndutu region by March and April and return to the Masai Mara by late June.

The Ngorongoro Crater is home to an abundant diversity of wildlife and flora as well as the Big 5.  With Tanzania’s 16 national parks and reserves it most certainly has alot to offer on a budget Tanzania safari tour.

Tanzania doesn’t just offer wildlife on land. In the clear waters and coral reefs around Zanzibar and Mafia archipelagos are a stunning array of marine animals. Why not add a snorkeling or diving activity to your to-do list!

Tanzania Tours

Why go on Tanzania Tours?

Tanzania has been described as one of the most diverse countries in Africa with over 158 local languages spoken. Add to this 120 tribes and you have a cultural melting pot. Expect a wide range of cultural activities including performing arts and visual arts along with literature.

Tanzania Safari Tours best Highlights

  • * Fantastic wildlife viewing on day and night safaris
  • * The Wildebeest Migration
  • * Watch the sun rise in the Ngorongoro Crater
  • * Conquer Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro
  • * Diving
  • * Masai Village visit and cultural experience
  • * Swimming with the dolphins
  • * Beaches of Zanzibar
  • * Spice Tour
  • * Fresh fish night-market
  • * Tanzania is also one of the Top 10 Best Places in the World to Photograph!

A Taste of what to expect on a Safari in Tanzania:

Top Tips for Tanzania Travel:

Beyond the Great Migration: Best things to do in the Serengeti [Guide]

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Why we love Zanzibar: 5 Epic things to do in Africa’s legendary Spice Route

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Tanzania Travel Tips – Unique Experiences not to be missed [Tips]

 

When is the best time for Tanzania Tours?

During the months of July and August the weather is cool. In the dry season parks such as Tarangire are at their prime. It is also the best time to visit the Serengeti on safari. December to mid March is the calving season in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater which is amazing game viewing.

If you are headed to Zanzibar, plan your trip around June to October as the temperature is around 28 degrees Celsius which is ideal for lazy beach days.

Weather in Tanzania

Tanzania is a typical tropical climate with humid and hot days while cool at night. The heaviest rains fall from the middle of March to May, with light rain covering the area from October to January. Heavy rains can make certain areas impassable so please check with our consultants on when to plan your trip.

The high mountain areas such as Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru can have temperatures that fall to below freezing and can be quite unbearable at night.

While the dry season can have temperatures soaring to above 35°C in Dar es Salaam. Plenty of sunscreen of factor 50 is needed when you hit the golden beaches!

10 Reasons to Travel to Tanzania

The Great Migration in the Serengeti

Every year more than two million wildebeest and zebra migrate across the plains of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park in pursuit of grazing grass. The migration offers East African wildlife viewing at its best showcasing massive herds of animals. The landscape is characteristic of nature documentaries with acacia trees dotting the Savannah. Dramatic kills by the predators that trail the antelope are quiet the spectacle to remember. The annual migration is one of the main reasons for travelers wishing to visit this region.

Serengeti National Park

Tanzania’s most popular National Park offers the quintessential African safari experience. Picturesque rolling Savannah and forests along with diverse species of wildlife. The Serengeti is the world’s largest protected grassland and is especially well known for its predator which include lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas.

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro is the remains of a huge volcano that last erupted millions of years ago. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most pristine wilderness areas in Africa, and home to some of the densest populations of animals found anywhere on Earth. Here you will spot lion, elephant, giraffe and wildebeest which explains  why it has been nicknamed “Africa’s Garden of Eden”.

Mount Kilimanjaro

Africa’s tallest mountain is one of Tanzania’s most famous sights and a bucket list topper for any mountaineer. The dormant volcano known as the ‘Roof of Africa’ stands at nearly 6000 meters above sea level. An ascent to the summit is surprisingly accessible while offering up spectacular scenery along the way. You can walk to the top in just four or five days without any climbing experience, just a good level of fitness and a guide.

Selous Game Reserve

Selous Game Reserve is Africa’s largest protected area and the world’s biggest game reserve. It is a wildlife wonderland that is home to one of the biggest concentrations of elephants, hippos, wild dogs, buffalo and sable antelope on the continent. Selous Game Reserve also has a quarter of the continent’s rapidly dwindling African wild dog population. This diverse ecosystem is often overlooked when compared with more famous reserves of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro in the north. For travelers seeking wildlife without the crowds, Selous is hard to beat.

Zanzibar Archipelago

Lying a short distance off the coast of Tanzania, the Zanzibar Archipelago is one of East Africa’s best beach destinations. Made up of two large islands of Unguja and Pemba, it also boasts to several smaller islands. Unguja is also known as Zanzibar Island and is the most visited island. Wildly popular with budget-friendly accommodation and romantic hotels scattered on postcard-perfect white-sand beaches. Stretches of coastline are fringed with swaying palm trees. Pemba on the other hand has only three hotels and is more secluded than Unguja.

Both islands offer amazing snorkelling and diving on coral reefs. Typical days include sailing trips on traditional dhows or unwinding on idyllic beaches. Alternatively visit Stone Town on Unguja which is rich with history and beautiful old architecture.

Chimpanzee Tracking

There are very few places left where you can see chimpanzees in the wild, and the only countries that offer chimpanzee tracking are Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda. In Tanzania, Mahale Mountains National Park is the best place to see chimpanzees in the wild. With a population of 1000 of the apes living in the thick Montane Forest and a habituated group of around 100 individuals that can be viewed by visitors. In Montane forest you will also spot other primate species such as red-tailed monkey, red colobus, black and white colobus and blue monkeys.

Mafia Archipelago

Known as the Indian Ocean’s best-kept secret, the Mafia Archipelago rewards intrepid travelers with countless natural treasures. Experience world-class diving on the barrier reef, which is said to be one of the richest in the world with shoals of fish and turtles. Swim with whale sharks or go bird watching in mangrove forests or explore miles and miles of totally undeveloped and unspoiled sandy beaches.

The Masai Tribe

Tanzania’s most famous tribe who are traditionally nomadic, moving around vast areas with their cattle. Recognisable in their brightly coloured clothes and distinctive jewellery. Some Masai live in traditional villages on the edges of Tanzania’s national parks and welcome visitors who want to learn about their customs. You can also stay at Masai-owned and run lodges to support community tourism.

Hiking Ol Doinyo Lengai

Tanzania’s most epic hiking adventure is a trek to the top of a 2000-metre-high active volcano in the Great Rift Valley. In Ol Doinyo Lengai which falls in the North, typically not as easy to summit but worth the effort for panoramic views over the forested hills of the Great Rift Valley. Not forgetting views of the Avenue of Volcanoes, the salt flats of Lake Natron and Mount Kilimanjaro to the east which are truly astounding.

Highlights of Zanzibar Island

Locally known as Unguja, Zanzibar Island gets most of the headlines, but the archipelago also consists of lush Pemba to the north and many more smaller islands. Visiting the museums and taking a walk through Stone Town is a good way of getting an idea of Zanzibar’s rich and turbulent slave-trade past. The architecture will surely fascinate you, as will the street markets.

Stone Town

The old city of Stone Town is the cultural heart of Zanzibar, and little has changed there for hundreds of years. The majority of Stone Town’s buildings were built by Omani sultans in the 19th century when Zanzibar was one of the most important trading centers in the Indian Ocean. In order to preserve these architectural markers of history, the Stone Town Conservation Authority has been working towards restoring this ancient town.

Nungwi Beach

The relaxing resort of Nungwi Beach is on the northern tip of the island, which is the busier and slightly more commercial side. It’s regarded as one of Zanzibar’s best beaches, because here you can swim to your heart’s delight as it’s one of the few beaches with no coral reef. It is also ideal as the tide doesn’t draw back for miles, unlike the east coast, which is a long walk before you can swim in the water.

The East Coast

The East Coast of Zanzibar is the less commercial and more traditional. Here you can chill out on one of the wooden beds with a good book or enjoy a traditional massage on the beach. Vendors walk up and down the beach to sell you a little something of Zanzibar.

The City of Dar es Salaam

Tanzania’s premier city, Dar es Salaam is a teeming metropolis of 1.5 million people. It is the largest city in Tanzania, as well as the wealthiest dealing in manufacturing and trade.

Olduvai Gorge ‘Cradle of Mankind’

Olduvai Gorge is a steep-sided ravine in the Great Rift Valley and is about 48km (30mi) long. The original spelling was Oldupai, which is Maasai for the wild sisal plant that grows there. Olduvai is often referred to as the ‘Cradle of Mankind’ because the first humanoid skeletons were discovered there. A museum that’s documented all its remarkable findings is well worth the visit.

Mt Kilimanjaro National Park

Jutting out from Tanzania’s north-eastern plains is Mt Kilimanjaro, an almost perfectly shaped volcano. It’s truly a sight to behold. At a solid 5896m (19343ft), its snow-capped peak is the highest in Africa.

Lake Manyara

Often overlooked as a wildlife destination due to its small size, Lake Manyara offers a really unusual stop on your Africa overland tour. Mostly due to it’s legendary tree-climbing lions. It lies about 130km from Arusha near the small town of Mto Wa Mbu.

How to get to Tanzania

European airlines which fly to Tanzania include British Airways, KLM and Swissair.

Tanzania has two International Airports. One just outside Dar es Salaam called Julius Nyerere International Airport and the other near Arusha namely Kilimanjaro International Airport. There are also some charter flights that will take you directly to Zanzibar Island.

If you are heading to Northern Tanzania we suggest you arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport.

If your destination is Zanzibar, or Southern and Western Tanzania it is best to fly to Dar es Salaam.

Facts on Tanzania

  • Full name: United Republic of Tanzania
  • Capital city: Dodoma (official); Dar es Salaam (administrative)
  • Area: 945,090 sq km; 364,899 sq miles
  • Population: 35,922,000
  • Time Zone: GMT/UTC + 3 ()
  • Languages: Swahili (official); English (official)
  • Religion: Christian (45%); Muslim (40%); indigenous beliefs (15%)
  • Electricity: 230V; 50HzHz
  • Electric Plug Details: British-style plug: 2 flat blades & 1 flat grounding blade, South African/Indian-style plug: 2 circular metal pins above a large circular grounding pin
  • Country Dialling Code: 255
  • Money matters: Per Capita Income: US$120, Currency: Tanzanian Shilling (Tsh) & USD
  • Medical matters: Hepatitis, Yellow fever, Malaria, Schistosomiasis (Bilharzia), Cholera, Meningococcal meningitis, Typhoid, HIV/AIDS

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