Tanzania

Tanzania Overview

Kilimanjaro. Zanzibar. Serenegeti. Ngorongoro. These top destinations of Tanzania might be tough to pronounce. But, it is here that you must head to if you wish to see exotic wildlife roaming freely in their own elements.

Not just wildlife, Tanzania is home to some 100+ native tribal groups, all of whom rub shoulders with each other snugly in these dense forest land perched close to the Indian Ocean.

Despite its tourism potential, Tanzania still to fall in the radar of tourists. But times are changing and so is the political climate in the region which was once a threat to the entire African tourism potential.

Today, Tanzania is a scene of tourist upheaval. On a tour to Tanzania you can explore the rock paintings that dot the Kolo village or take a trip to the past and witness how the Swahili culture still remains to live the way it has lived over the centuries. On other part of the country, wildlife thrives in full glory. Hippos, wild buffalos and a handful of beastly carnivores roam the arid terrain of Tanzania.

If create comforts are your choice, then head to Zanzibar - the coastal strip where turquoise blue waters kiss your feet and the gentle sea breeze caress you in waves.

tanzania safaris

Places to visit in Tanzania

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    Serengeti National Park


    Lions, cheetahs, leopards and countless zebras, wildebeest and gazelle make up the wildlife scene at Serengeti. It is one of the UNESCO listed national parks where you can experience unadulterated and undisturbed game-viewing experience.

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    Zanzibar


    Pristine blue waters and white sand beaches are a welcome sight after the dusty plains of the forest lands. Spread some sunscreen and sprawl beneath the friendly sun or walk amidst the narrow lanes with ancient buildings on either side that make Zanzibar a cultural heart.

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    Mount Kilimanjaro


    World’s largest freestanding mountain is a vista to rejoice at least once in a lifetime. Although the mountain is visible from far apart, it will take at least 5 to 6 days or so to reach the place. There are several other routes which might longer or shorter to take you closer to the summit.

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    Lake Manyara


    Have you heard about the tree-climbing lions? If you have, you can see them for real at Lake Manyara. Along with lions you also get to see zebra herds quenching their thirst from water pools, wildebeest herds, giraffes and the whole Lion King family roaming around in full splendor.

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    Mafia Island


    When the forest plains start hurting your eyes, head to Mafia Island where the turquoise blue waters will invite you to a cool dip to rejuvenate your senses. Flex your muscles with deep-sea fishing, snorkeling or simply lying on the beach  gazing at the countless breeds of birds flying overhead.

Best time to visit

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  • Tanzania is best visited during June to September when summer dies down and the climate serves well for being outdoors. However, be warned that July to September, the safari lodges and accommodation facilities often run overbooked.
  • Cost of Tanzania tours can be pretty high close to Christmas and until end of January when the party mood begins to wear off. March to May, if you can manage the high temperature, accommodation and lodges can be obtained at affordable rates.

things to do

Wildlife safari

Polar

Hiking

Cycling

Family

Things to Carry on Tanzania Tours

  • Binoculars, because you cannot get too close to wildlife for an upclose look
  • Battery powered flashlight. Please don’t expect power in the jungle.
  • Mosquito repellent. African mosquitos are real blood-thirsty.
  • All-terrain shoes
  • A sturdy water bottle