Choosing best Tanzania Safari tour operators tips

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 for safari in Tanzania and Zanzibar?

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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Clothes to wear on Safari in Tanzania

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.

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How to Get Tanzania and Zanzibar Visas (Guide)

One of the less interesting things about visiting Tanzania and Zanzibar is organizing the visas.

However, in order to ensure there are no unfortunate hiccups during your trip, it is definitely not something to overlook while planning your dream getaway to Tanzania and Zanzibar.

Zanzibar is an island part of the United Republic of Tanzania.The same tourist visa for Tanzania you can use it in Zanzibar without any problem.

For some nationalities, they can get a visa on arrival at either Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro or Zanzibar airports.

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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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Best Time To Visit Tanzania and Zanzibar

Tanzania has so much to offer, from the mystery of Olduvai Gorge, the awe inspiring Mt Kilimanjaro, the abundant wildlife and nomadic tribes of the Serengeti plains, to historic Stone Town and the enchanting beach paradise of Zanzibar.

The best time to visit Tanzania and Zanzibar depends on your purpose of visit and where you want to go.This article will make it easy for you to decide the best time to visit Tanzania and Zanzibar.

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Tourist Attractions in Tanzania and Zanzibar

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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