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Expansive plains, the largest un-flooded, and un-broken caldera in the world, the Great Wildebeest Migration, and Mount Kilimanjaro are just a few reasons to visit Tanzania. Enjoy lunch next to a hippo filled watering hole, spot the legendary tree-climbing lion, and watch as massive tusked elephants amble about the Serengeti on a once in a life time safari in East Africa. Tanzania offers travelers the opportunity to experience firsthand the Maasai culture, amazing animal viewing, and epic ascents up Mount Kilimanjaro, the world's largest free standing mountain. Add a few days on the beached of Zanzibar and you are in for a truly magical African adventure.
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Zanzibar, Aldabra & the treasures of the Indian Ocean$770013Feb 8, 2024Experience this 13-day cruise on Le Bougainville in the Indian Ocean and discover the stunning natural environments, exceptional wildlife, and UNESCO …
Zanzibar, Aldabra & the Treasures of the Indian Ocean$815013Feb 7, 2024Join this 13-day Zanzibar, Aldabra, & Treasures of the Indian Ocean cruise from Zanzibar to Victoria aboard Le Champlain. Discover the natural …
Golden Trails of Africa$1679517Jun 4, 2023Explore Africa by land and river boat on this 17-day safari cruise! Cruise the Chobe River, visit local villages, take a safari through the Serengeti …
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Safari Tanzania at a Glance

Strap on your sandals and grab your sun hat as you prepare for your safari expedition in Tanzania. As the blazing African sun stretches across the savanna, you will have unique opportunities to witness and experience a fascinating, yet simpler way of life.

On any tour, you will have the chance to see the resplendent wildlife that call the Serengeti grasslands their home. As you take your African safari, keep your eyes peeled for the majestic lions, towering giraffes, lethargic hippos, and a variety of other interesting prairie wildlife.

Along the way, you'll also have opportunities to visit Maasai villages and walk with them in their day-to-day activities. In the Classic Tanzania Safari, you will meet shepherds and cattle herders who tend their cattle, goats, and sheep in the world's largest volcanic caldera, the Ngorongoro Crater.

For the adventurous and daring explorers, a hike up the slopes of the mighty Mt. Kilimanjaro via the Machame Trek will astonish you with its staggering views of the African plains below and the shifting terrain as you ascend to impressive heights.

Your Tanzania expedition will truly re-define how you think of the expansive African continent. 
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  • Tanzania is home to Africa's tallest mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro, with an altitude of 19,341 feet above sea level.
  • There are more than 120 ethnic groups in Tanzania.
  • Tanzania exports gold, cashews, cotton, and coffee.
  • Tourism is a major source of revenue for Tanzania.
  • About 80% of the population lives by subsistence farming or fishing.
  • Tanzania is home to the Serengeti National Park, where massive herds of wildebeest and zebra can be spotted.
  • The largest crab in the world - the coconut crab - calls Zanzibar, Tanzania its home.
  • FUN FACT: Did you know? Queen frontman Freddie Mercury was born in Stone Town, Tanzania!
Which Wildlife to Expect in Tanzania (by region)
Lake Manyara: Buffalo, Elephant, Hippo, Lion, Wild Dog

Ngorongoro: Black rhino, Buffalo, Cheetah, Eland, Elephant, Gemsbok, Hippo, Leopard, Lion, Wild Dog

Serengeti: Black rhino, Buffalo, Cheetah, Eland, Elephant, Gemsbok, Hippo, Leopard, Lion, Wild dog

Tarangire: Buffalo, Cheetah, Eland, Elephant, Gemsbok, Hippo, Leopard, Lion

Selous: Buffalo, Eland, Elephant, Kudu, Hippo, Leopard, Lion, Wild Dog
Here are some of the top safari camps & Kilimanjaro lodges in Tanzania:

Safari Camps

Lake Natron Halisi Camp- while it doesn't offer running water, that is intentional to put the focus back on a traditional safari experience (don't worry, there are traditional bush showers).

Migunga Forest Camp- 21 traditional safari-style canvas tents that offer excellent access to explore Lake Manyara National Park.

Pakulala Safari Camp- a comfortable tented camp set on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater.

Rhotia Tented Camp- a comfortable tented camp that takes advantage of the space in a creative design.

Serengeti Halisi Camp- focuses on tracking the Great Migration of wildebeest across the Serengeti seasonally.

Tarangire Safari Lodge- traditional thatched bungalows, just 6 miles from the Tarangire National Park.

Kilimanjaro Camps & Hotels
Kilimanjaro Halisi Retreat- a comfortable retreat lodge en route to base camp at Kilimanjaro.
Machame Route Camps - areas where climbers can set up camp along the trek up Kilimanjaro.
Best Time to Take a Tanzania Safari

Tanzania is a good destination to visit at any point of the year, with peak season from June through February.

June through February are also the best months to visit the islands of Zanzibar, while March, April, and May are the least popular times to visit Zanzibar.

Treks to Mt. Kilimanjaro are always in season!
How to get to Tanzania? Where do safaris in Tanzania start or finish from, and how can you visit? 

The vast majority of Tanzania’s safaris and tours depart from the surrounding towns near Kilimanjaro International Airport. Whether you are taking a tour climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or visiting the Safaris near Lake Manyara, you will likely fly in through this airport. Contact our travel specialists to help you plan your ideal Tanzania safari holiday.

Before traveling take a look at Tanzania's current laws and advice for travel.

The United States - There are many 1-stop flight options from major cities in the U.S. to Kilimanjaro International Airport and Julius Nyerere Airport. Check out the United States advice for travel to Tanzania.

Canada - There are plenty of 1-stop flights from Toronto and Montreal to the main Tanzanian Airports. Check Canada’s laws and advice for travel to Tanzania.

The United Kingdom - Check the United Kingdom’s current laws and restrictions for international tourism.

India - There are frequent flights from Mumbai, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, and even more Indian cities to Tanzania’s main two airports. Check India laws and advice for travel to Tanzania.


Tanzania FAQs

Do I need a visa to travel to Tanzania?

Tanzania does require 6-months of validity on a passport and a tourist visa, which can be purchased at the airport upon arrival.

Is tipping customary in Tanzania?

Feel free to tip your guide $10 or more based on the quality of your tour; otherwise, you can leave marginal or small tips in hotels and restaurants. Tips are usually appreciated but not generally expected.

What is internet access like in Tanzania?

Since most of our tours through Tanzania are safari expeditions, it is unlikely that you will have internet access unless you are staying at one of the more luxurious hotels, and even then the access is not guaranteed. You should go with the assumption that you will not have internet access for most of your trip.

Can I use my cell phone while in Tanzania?

Since you will be on a safari-type expedition, it's unlikely that you will be close enough to any cell towers to be able to use your cell phone.

Do I need power adapters?

The power grid in Tanzania is 220-240v, meaning that you will need a converter for any 110v devices that can't handle the higher voltage. Depending on where you are, you will also encounter both Type G (BS-1363) plugs and Type D (BS-546) outlets, which require converters.

What are the toilets like in Tanzania?

Camp, inn, lodge, or hotel, your Tanzania accommodations will offer a western-style bowl toilet that flushes. It's possible that if you are in more rural parts of the country on an expedition that you'll encounter a squat toilet. 

Can I drink the water in Tanzania?

Tap water in Tanzania is not safe to drink. Only drink the filtered or bottled water provided to you by your tour operator.

Are credit cards accepted in Tanzania? Will I be able to find ATMs?

You probably won't find any ATMs or card-accepting businesses on your Tanzania safari, but don't worry- that's why our trips are all-inclusive. When you arrive you can take out just enough cash for any tips or souvenirs and then you'll be set for the trip.

Should I purchase travel insurance?

Always. It's a precaution that you'll hopefully never use but it can save you thousands of dollars, and we offer some great deals via TravelGuard on our Once You're Booked page.
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