Just like its direct neighbour Kenya, Tanzania is multifaceted, being located in East Africa with a long coastline along the Indian Ocean. Before we get into why Tanzania basically stands for safari, we also want to highlight bustling urban centres like Dar es Salaam with diverse or island beauty of Zanzibar off the coast. Especially Zanzibar with its white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and spice markets in Stone Town call for a journey to the senses.
Back inland, the most famous of them all, the Serengeti, awaits with those famous vast golden plains and the occasional – almost artistic –acacia tree. This is also the happening place of the Great Migration (seasonal) and the birth of thousands of wildebeest babies at the same time. Also part of the so-called East Africa Circuit is the nearby Ngorongoro Crater. The world’s largest inactive volcano caldera seems like a different planet on earth with its very own enclosed ecosystem.
Just south of Ngorongoro you will find the two national parks Lake Manyara and Tarangire. You will probably have spotted it in the background by now, Africa’s highest mountain Kilimanjaro, which is also found in the northeast of Tanzania. Visit the nearby coffee plantations in and around Arusha or get up close to the roof of Africa in Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. This is a must on your ultimate African safari!
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Home to the world-famous Serengeti
Explore open plains, lakes and ancient volcanoes like the Ngorongoro Crater
Africa’s Highest Mountain
The Kilimanjaro is omnipresent
Culture & Beach Paradise
Experience tropical beauty and rich culture in Zanzibar on the Indian Ocean
Wildlife-Packed East Africa
Seemingly endless savannah, huge herds of plains game and their eager pursuers. This and so much more is East Africa. Experience the highlights of this picture perfect wildlife paradise, including the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Masai Mara.
Passport & Visas
Tanzania requires a visa from most international travellers. It can be obtained prior to arrival or on arrival, they will then cost USD 50 per person, payable in USD cash or USD 100 for US and UK citizens. Please consult with the Tanzanian embassy or consulate in your home country for more details.
Currency & Payment
The currency of Tanzania is the Tanzanian Shilling (TZS). Please ensure that you carry US Dollars, GBP or Euros in small denominations on you for smaller payments. Major credit cards are widely accepted, mainly Mastercard and Visa.
Health & Vaccinations
Yellow fever vaccinations for Tanzania are not requires, should you travel from a country with a risk of yellow fever (see list on website of World Health Organization), you are required to present a valid vaccination certificate.
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