I have spent my happiest days driving along the edge of the Serengeti and sailing on the waters of Lake Tanganyika!
Tanzania is a magical place, one both beautiful and daring. It’s so far removed from the Western experience that you can only understand it if you go.
To make your Tanzanian vacation go smoothly and help you understand culture, activities, and wildlife, there are many guidebooks available on the market.
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Mt Kilimanjaro – the highest peak on the African continent – is awe-inspiring to see from afar, and even more impressive up close.
However, for many adventurous travellers to Tanzania, simply seeing “Kili” is not enough. They want to reach the highest spot in Africa and climb Mt Kilimanjaro.
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.
Although Tanzania is a wonderful place to visit, there are a number of health considerations to keep in mind so that you can enjoy the beautiful landscapes without worrying about your health.
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.
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.
Going on an African safari conjures up amazing images of adventure, glamour and excitement. However, some of the practicalities like what to bring and wear on a safari can be less interesting – but very important!
Nobody wants to be distracted from the incredible site of the African animals by uncomfortable shoes or the dreaded tse tse flies.
Are Tanzania and Zanzibar safe for tourists?
Is a question which is often asked by people who wish to visit either Tanzania or Zanzibar more specifically cities such as Dar es Salaam,Arusha or Moshi.
In this article, I will try to answer the question to the best of my knowledge.
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