Tanzania

Serengeti Safari, Ngorongoro Crater, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar… the names roll off the tongue like a roster call of Africa’s most alluring destinations, all packed into one country. Seven times larger than England and a little larger than Texas, Tanzania is a land of contrasts and majesty, and the largest of the Eastern African Countries (Kenya and Uganda).Located in central East Africa, it is bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north, Rwanda,Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, and Zambia, Malawj and Mozambique to the south. The country’s eastern borders lie on the Indian Ocean.

With more land devoted to national parks and game reserves than any other wildlife destination in the world, Tanzania evokes the best Africa has to offer — wonder, adventure, challenge and relaxation — which is why millions of visitors from around the globe travel to Tanzania every year to visit its famous and world-renowned destinations. Lake Victoria, Lake Manyara and Lake Tanganyika are immense bodies of water and strong draws for tourists.
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Those who want to say they’ve been to the roof of Africa — the highest and largest freestanding mountain in the world — can climb to the snow-capped summit of the “Natural Wonder of The World,” Mount Kilimanjaro. In addition, Tanzania prides itself on the huge numbers of wildlife spread all over the country and each of these wildlife display their own characteristics particular to the
ecosystem. With Tanzania’s national park and game reserves remotely located in places such as Selous and Mahale Mountains, visitors have the opportunity to view one of Africa’s few resources preserved by nature and almost untouched by mankind. Tanzania is home to the world renowned Serengeti National Park and its annual wildebeest migration.

Tanzania’s offers an underwater paradise for marine enthusiasts visiting Pemba, Mafia and Zanzibar with many interesting reefs featuring shallow rocky areas that suddenly drop off into deep, vertiginous crevasses. Tanzania’s varying tribes and cultures provides an excellent opportunity for guests to encounter other ways of life, rites and rituals. Last but far from least, Tanzania’s multiple Indian Ocean Islands provides visitors the opportunity to select their beach spot just the way they prefer it. From its safaris and national parks to its little-known but spectacular Swahili ruins on the southern coast to the hunter gatherer tribes of the northern highlands, Tanzania truly offers something for everyone.

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

Currency

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

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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, avoid brightly…

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Regions

Lake Manyara National Park

With the Lake on its east and the Manyara Escarpment to its west the Lake Manyara National Park offers breathtaking views and a large variety of habitats. Acacia woodlands, water forests, baobab strewn cliffs, algae-streaked hot springs, swamps and the lake itself. And thanks to this the small Park is…

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Moshi

Moshi is the beautiful coffee producing centre of Tanzania but the main reason tourists come here is to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, whose snow-capped peak towers over and clouds often blanket the little town. For those not wanting climb you can get a feel for the expeditions just by being there…

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Mount Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped peak is one of the most awe-inspiring sights in Africa. Straddling the Kenya/Tanzania border, the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro rises up to an impressive 5896 metres above sea level. It is one of the world’s highest volcanoes, the highest mountain on the African continent, and the highest free-standing mountain…

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Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater is game viewing gone crazy and it is not surprising that with is one of Tanzania’s major tourist drawcards. Within the crater rim a daily wildlife drama is played out as large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze nearby lions, leopards, elephants and black rhinos. Outside of…

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Northern Serengeti

The Serengeti together with Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park form Africa’s most famous wildlife park. The image of acacia trees on an endless grass plain epitomises Africa for many, and then add a Masai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. Unlike the…

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Tarangire National Park

After the Serengeti, Tarangire has the greatest concentration of wildlife in Tanzania and in the dry season the Tarangire River is a magnet for thirsty wildlife. Large herds of elephants and migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland gather and not surprisingly the predators follow. This is also…

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