General Information On Tanzania
Tanzania has spectacular tourist attractions in its game parks, the
Indian Ocean coast and Islands, large fresh water lakes and
It has a history embracing early
relics of mankind, the African explorers, and exotic
Zanzibar with it's Arabian influence. It is a large country,
about four times the size of Great Britain, of enormous
diversity. From Africa's highest mountain, Kilimanjaro (5895 mts, 19,158 ft), to sandy white beaches, coral reefs and off
The wide open plains of the Serengeti
National Park, where the famous wildebeest migration begins
and ends, the Selous and Ruaha National Parks in the south,
the Rufiji River, and the fresh water lakes in the west.
Lake Victoria, the source of the Nile river and the largest
lake in Africa, which shares its shores with Kenya and
Uganda, and Lake Tanganika, teeming in tropical fish, is the
3rd deepest lake in the world, and shares its shores with
Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia.
Zanzibar Island, off the coast, steeped in history, with the
narrow winding streets of Stone Town, fragrant spices and
Organizing a safari in
Tanzania starts with important details below.
has much to offer all year round. Situated just south of the
equator, temperatures average between 25-30C°. Humidity can
be very high along the coastal strip and on Zanzibar but
much lower in the interior highlands.
There long rains are
from March to May and short rains between October and
December. In addition there are frequently heavy rains in
the south of Tanzania from December until April.
The wildebeest migration in the Serengeti occurs in June and
July. If you are planning a trekking or climbing holiday the
best months are May to September. Travelling by road,
especially in the more remote areas or through the national
parks, is easier during the dry months, as road conditions
deteriorate significantly in the rain. There is an average
of 4-6 hours of sunshine each day.
Customs and immigration officials are polite and efficient,
and a visa - for those who require one - can be purchased on
the spot, Zanzibar or Kilimanjaro Airport or at any overland
required by all visitors except citizens of the Commonwealth
(excluding citizens of the UK, Australia, Canada, India and
Nigeria who do require visas). Please note that
requirement may change at any time, and check with us at
time of booking.
recommend anti malarial prophylactics, especially if you are
visiting the coast and during the wet seasons when malaria
is more prolific. For more information on health issues please
consult your doctor.
official language is Swahili, which is spoken by everyone.
Most places on the tourist routes English will be spoken.
Tanzania shilling is the
official currency. Foreign exchange and ATM facilities are
available at the airport, which is also serviced by several
shops and restaurants.
Tipping in Tanzania is not compulsory. However if you are
happy with the service you have received any gesture of
appreciation will be enthusiastically received.
Safaris in Tanzania
Tanzania safaris options just
like in Kenya is wide, from accommodation in hotels and
lodges to luxury tented camps and budget camping in
Lodges are often built of local stone and thatch
to blend harmoniously with the landscape. Restaurants and
bars in warmer areas are on wide, open verandas whilst in
the cooler highlands, lodges are glassed in and many have
log fires in the evenings.
Arranging a family safari in
Tanzania is so much easy, luxury tented camps offer high
standards of comfort and service — twin-bedded, insect-proof
tents with en-suite shower / flush toilet and dining / bar
facilities in central mess tents or attractive open
buildings. Budget camping is basic and adventurous in game
reserves and other beautiful surroundings like lakes, rivers
Facilities in all hotels, lodges and camps are
excellent. Arranging a honeymoon safari in Tanzania is a
dream come true. Same thing with booking or arranging a
safari in Tanzania.
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