Tanzania is home to Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak and Mount Meru, a spectacular volcanic cone that are ideal for those looking for outdoor adventure. Furthermore, the wildebeest migration - perhaps the most stunning animal event in the world - crosses through the Serengeti every year.
Most visitors will find themselves passing through Dar es Salaam and heading out to the wilderness areas and other destinations. For those who want to spend some time soaking up the sun, the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar beckon. Off Pemba and Mafia islands is another kind of natural wonder, appreciated by the scuba divers and snorkelers who come here from around the world to experience the coral gardens, colourful fish, and crystal clear waters.
The people of Tanzania are very friendly towards visitors and there will be opportunities to interact with the locals. Probably the most famous African culture today is that of the Maasai - with the red-robed figures featuring in most east African safari photo albums.
As with most wildlife destinations, there's the best time to visit Tanzania for a safari holiday. The dry season, which runs from June to October, is best for wildlife spotting. If you want to catch the Great Wildebeest Migration, though, you’ll need to plan your holiday around June and July. The islands off Tanzania’s coast, meanwhile, are subject to the same seasons.
How long to spend will depend on whether you’re on a quick beach getaway or a safari that ticks off the blockbuster wildlife venues, or whether you want a fuller immersion in Tanzania’s broader diversity. Having only 3 days or so, we recommend flying into Zanzibar for beach lazing and watersports, with the benefit of some cultural exploration in Stone Town. Zanzibar is also the preferred add-on to a 7-day (or longer) safari trip
Within cities and towns, dalla dalla (community minibuses), boda boda (motorcycle taxis) and bajaji (tuk-tuks) are all good options than conventional taxis. Then there are trains on Tanzania's modest rail network, and boats linking the islands in the Indian Ocean and towns along with Lake Victoria and Lake Tanganyika.
Flights Within Tanzania
If you are arriving by air, you will likely land in Dar es Salaam. Local airlines offer connections to other domestic destinations, such as Arusha or Kilimanjaro.
Registered taxis are generally safe and easily accessible from the Dar airport. Tuk-tuk’s and boda bodas are cheaper options available throughout Tanzania.
Local buses (dala dalas) are a cheap way to get around Tanzania’s cities. Overland buses are also an economical option to travel from city to city across Tanzania
Trains are a safe transit option to connect from Dar es Salaam to both Mwanza and Kigoma via Tabora. There is also a second railway service which runs all the way Southwest to Zambia.
All travellers must have a PCR COVID-19 Clearance Certificate issued by a recognised facility within 48 hours from the date of departure, in line with WHO guidelines. Yellow fever and Malaria vaccination certificate is required from travellers from risk areas. Furthermore, you should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you are away.
Serengeti National Park
Ngorongoro Conservation Area