Tanzania

About Tanzania
Areas of interest
Itineraries
Accommodation & Flights

Tanzania is definitely “the prime game viewing country”. Serengeti National Park, the country’s second largest national park is located in northern Tanzania and is famous for its extensive migratory herds of wildebeests and zebra while also having the reputation as one of the great natural wonders of the world. The country, lying just south of the Equator, is a land of amazing natural contrasts: from the snow–capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, to the endless plains of the Serengeti and the unspoiled beaches of Zanzibar archipelago.

The wildlife of Tanzania refers to the fauna of Tanzania. Tanzania contains some 20 percent of the species of Africa’s large mammal population, found across its reserves, conservation areas and wetlands, particularly the water loving species such as the hippopotamus, waterbuck, common warthog, elephant, crocodile,  as well as water birds such as flamingoes and ducks.

Just like Kenya, Kiswahili is the most largely spoken language in Tanzania and also the National language. Among the different ethnic groups, the vast majority are Bantu-speakers; the largest is the Sukuma, with others including the Nyamwezi, the Makonde and the Chaga of the Kilimanjaro region with a currency TZH shillings.

Unlike in other African countries, most people identify themselves as Tanzanian first and foremost. English is used as the language of higher education, as well as in business and government. As for Zanzibar and other predominantly Muslim places, Arabic is also spoken. There are also small communities of Asians speaking languages such as Gujarati and Hindustani.

Seasons

Weather patterns in Africa are becoming unpredicatbe; probably due to global warming. We are seeing rains in the middle of deserts and damaging droughts when rains should be falling. Generally, the main rain season or the long rains lasts between March, April and May. Afternoon tropical down pours are the norm.

Best time for a Tanzania migration safari

The best wildlife viewing months in Tanzania are during the Dry season from late June to October. The best chance of seeing the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti is during June and July and the time to see the wildebeest calving is late January to February.

When to go for a beach holiday in Tanzania

Zanzibar is really awesome to visit during the months off August-October .Generally speaking, Tanzania‘s coast has very good tropical climate . It’s mostly hot and humid all year round .The ONLY seasons we advice that you might want to try and avoid art during the long rains,IE March through to May.

The country is the home of immense cultural wealth; archaeological evidence shows a long history that dates back to the origin of mankind. It was in Olduvai Gorge, situated in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, that early man’s remains were first discovered. Culturally, many areas of the country have for a long time been meeting points of different cultures, giving the country an amazing cultural wealth.

The spectacular “Ngorongoro crater” is home to a number of animals including the “BIG 5”, and an astonishing variety of species of birds and the great heights of Kilimanjaro.

Ngorongoro
Mt. Kilimanjaro
Lake Manvara National Park
Selous Game Reserve
Arusha
Ruaha
Serengeti
Mahale Mountains and Gombe Stream
Tarangire National Park

Tanzania’s scenery, great wealth of culture and coastline provides the perfect safari and beach holiday.

Tanzania,s scenery, great wealth of culture and coastline provides the perfect safari, beach holiday and a list of optional excursions from Selous’’spectacular riverine scenery and wealth of wildlife never fails to impress! This game reserve is usually less crowded than other national parks, hence giving it some sense of exclusivity.

8 Day Simba Safari A – Sopa
8 Day Tarangire – Sopa Lodge

3 Day Serengeti Migration Camp
8 Day SkySafari Tanzania Classic

Optional Excursions

Balloon Safaris
Culture & Heritage tours
Bird Watching
Game Drives

Enquire with us for more day or night optional excursions

There are numerous types of accommodation in Tanzania ranging from very low budget camping and guesthouses to up market luxury lodges and tented camps. One thing is for sure though: there are always plenty of accommodation to decide from wherever you choose to be!

You will always find outstanding accommodations, luxury lodges and safari camps etc. Accommodation in Tanzania is extremely clean and comfortable, though it’s in between the jungles! In a nutshell, a Tanzanian safari is always as stylish as can be, be it a bush encounter or a beach safari.

Flights

International flights to Tanzania will land at one of Tanzania’s two international airports.

Dar-es-Salaam International Airport (DAR) is Tanzania’s main international airport, and the gateway to the coast, Tanzania’s Indian Ocean islands and Zanzibar.

Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) is located near Arusha – Tanzania’s safari centre – and is the gateway for inland Tanzania and the country’s top safari destinations such as the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater or Lake Manyara.

To get to these safari destinations however you will need to take regional flights: transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha Airport, a 45-minute drive from Kilimanjaro International, and the gateway to the Tanzania’s inland fly-in safari airstrips.

Flights from Europe

BA flies direct into Dar-es-Salaam International Airport while KLM flies into Dar-es-Salaam daily from Amsterdam.

Flights from the USA

Unfortunately there are no direct flights to Tanzania from the United States – fly in via the UK, Amsterdam or Johannesburg.

Flights from South Africa

SAA has daily direct flights to Dar-es-Salaam International Airport from O R Tambo (Johannesburg).
Flights to Kilimanjaro International Airport – The only airline to fly direct into Kilimanjaro is KLM from Amsterdam. It’s a daily flight.  Travelers who want to fly to Kilimanjaro on other airlines and from other airports will usually be routed via Nairobi.