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Best time to visit Serengeti National Park in Tanzania

The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is one of the most famous national parks in the entire world.

Never ceasing to amaze visitors with its never-ending plains, stark vegetation and magnificent wildlife, it’s no wonder that year after year the Serengeti remains one of the best places in the world to visit.

But what you may actually see on your safari in the Serengeti depends largely on when you choose to visit.  Pick the wrong month and you could be stuck huddled in a car waiting out storm after storm.

Pick the right month, and you won’t be able to click your camera fast enough for all the stunning wildlife that will surround you everywhere you turn.

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Is Zanzibar a good honeymoon destination?

Drifting away from the mainland, Zanzibar is an idyllic island off the coast of Tanzania in East Africa, where crystal blue waters sink into endless stretches of white powdered sands and laid-back locals cook up an incredible variety of world famous seafood infused with spices, herbs and mouthwatering flavor.

Aside from getting married itself, choosing a honeymoon in Zanzibar could very well be the best decision you ever make and a vacation to the infamous Spice islands is always one that ticks all the boxes.

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Best Tanzania Safari Tour Companies

Tanzania is famous for its stunning natural beauty. Between the stunning landscapes of national parks such as the Ngorongoro Crater and fascinating wildlife in locations such as the Serengeti, it has so much to offer.

However, to really see the best of Tanzania, you need a guide – and picking the right company can make all the difference to the quality of your trip.

A good tour operator will take you to the best places, including those away from the beaten path where you can have a more unique experience. They can also offer you assistance with planning, and be there if anything goes wrong.

There are many tour operators and they can vary wildly in price. From the bare essentials budget operator, to the all frills included luxury provider, you’ll be able to find it!

So, here are some tips to finding the best safari operator, that best suits you and your trip.

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How Much Money to Bring to Tanzania?

A common – and sometimes confusing – issue for travellers to Tanzania is how much money to bring for a safari in Tanzania and Zanzibar.

While Tanzania has its own currency, the Tanzanian Shilling, US dollars are also widely accepted. Even Euros and Pounds are also accepted at many places, although not necessarily at the normal rate.

While businesses are generally happy to accept any currency, credit and debit cards are not widely accepted. While some large hotel chains and upmarket shopping stores may accept credit cards, most vendors do not.

Therefore, it is recommended to bring a reasonable amount of $USD, and then withdraw Tanzanian Shillings from the ATM. How much to bring depends on two main factors; what you will be doing in Tanzania, and how much you are comfortable carrying.

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Volunteering in Tanzania Tips

Many visitors to Tanzania are not only struck by its natural beauty but also by the plight of many people living in the country.

The East African nation has struggled heavily under the weight of poverty, with many Tanzanians living well below the international poverty line.

In addition, many visitors to Tanzania may want to involve themselves more deeply with animal and conservation projects. For this reason, many tourists to Tanzania also consider giving back to the country through volunteering.

Here are some tips to follow  if you are planning volunteering in Tanzania

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Tanzania Tourist Attractions

Unique experiences and dramatic sights are the norms when it comes to tourist attractions in Tanzania and Zanzibar.

  1. There’s the idyllic: an isolated stretch of white powdered sand next to gentle turquoise waters on Zanzibar.
  2. The heart-stopping: the quiet menace of a lion stalking it’s prey in the Serengeti.
  3. The intriguing: the mysterious Olduvai Gorge, home to the first remains of humankind.
  4. The Spectacular: the majestic Ngorongoro crater where nomadic tribes co-exist with the African Big Five.
  5. The enchanting: the winding cobblestone streets and ancient craft shops of historic Stone Town.
  6. The authentic: a traditional tribal dance beneath the shade of an Acacia tree. The adventurous: reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro.

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