Tanzania is a stunning destination with amazing opportunities to see big game as well as gorgeous tropical beaches. Take a safari through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which has amazing views and incredible animals such as buffalo, elephants and black rhino. Tanzania is also home to the Serengeti, a vast and wild ecosystem that covers several different game reserves. The Serengeti is the oldest and most popular national park in Tanzania and it was recently proclaimed one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
Lions shake their golden manes in the sun, leopards lounge in treetops and spotted hyena sulk across the grassy plain. If you visit at the right time of year, you can see the staggering sight of six million wildebeest hooves pounding the open plains in their annual migration. Other wildlife spotting opportunities in Tanzania include elephants, buffalo, giraffe, impala and gazelle.
On our Private Safari Adventure experience in Tanzania you will have the opportunity to witness these incredible creatures up close on a thrilling safari. We ensure that your Tanzania safari is a top notch experience from start to finish, with the finest hotels, friendliest staff and best tours and excursions. To find out more about what we have to offer, please contact us today!
When to Go
The best time of the year for wildlife viewing in Tanzania is during the dry season, which happens from late June to October. This is because during the dry season the animals are easier to spot because they concentrate around rivers and waterholes where there is less vegetation.
If you visit during June and July you have the best chance of seeing a wildebeest migration through the Serengeti. The best time to see the Wildebeests calving is from late January to February. During this time of year make sure to bring warm clothing for the early morning game drives, as it will be cool in the mornings.
What to Do
Of course, one of the most popular activities to enjoy in Tanzania is the safari. This is an opportunity to see some of the amazing wildlife of Tanzania up close and personal in their natural habitat. Tanzania is one of the only two locations on earth where you can witness the unique great migration of wildebeests – the other being Kenya. When you are on one of our luxurious Tanzania Private Safari adventures you will have the opportunity to see the famous “Big 5” while enjoying the best of our service and hospitality.
You can also head to the stunning white sand beaches of Zanzibar, which have world class scuba diving opportunities. It is known as “Africa’s Caribbean” and many of the beaches here are peaceful and unspoiled by tourists.
Also, take the time to visit Stone Town on the island of Zanzibar which is an ancient Swahili coastal trading town that is influenced by a range of traditions and cultures. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it has a fascinating history to discover, filled with stories of sea traders, sultans, explorers and exotic spices.
Another essential stop on a visit to Tanzania is the legendary Mt. Kilimanjaro. Mt. Kilimanjaro is one of Tanzania’s most visited national parks and the main attraction is the stunning mountain capped with snow. It is the highest peak in Africa and one of the most magnificent sights in the country. It is possible to walk to the summit without ropes or any technical climbing experience, but this is a serious undertaking and you need to be in decent shape to complete it. If you would rather stick to the lower rainforest of the park, you’ll find many fascinating animals there including monkeys, elephants, leopards, buffaloes and elands.
No matter what you want to do on your adventure in Tanzania, we can arrange the trip of a lifetime for you.
Our packages are all inclusive, so every detail is taken care of and any experience you want to have in Tanzania can be easily arranged – just let us know!
Important Travel Information
To enter Tanzania you will need to have a passport that is valid for six months with at least one page blank for your visa and your entry stamp. Visitors from the UK, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, Bangladesh, Nigeria and India require a tourist visa. It cost $50 for a three month single entry visa and $100 for the double entry visa that is also three months. You can obtain a visa on arrival, but it is recommended to obtain it beforehand if possible. US citizens can only obtain the $100 multiple entry visa.
Health and Safety
The AIDs/HIV infection rate is high in Tanzania, so do not have unprotected sex in Tanzania (or anywhere else for that matter). Malaria is also endemic to Tanzania, so always sleep under a treated mosquito net and wear closed footwear and trousers to protect your legs from mosquito bites. Take a powerful repellent with you and talk to your doctor about possibly taking anti-malarial medications. In the rare situation that you contract malaria however, it is usually easily treated using medication that is available throughout most of the country.
Don’t drink the tap water in Tanzania, stick to the bottled water that is sealed and avoid ice in your drinks. Make sure that you have purchased travel health and medical evacuation insurance.
It is recommended that you are vaccinated for both Cholera and Typhoid before travelling to Tanzania. You should also be vaccinated against Hepatitis A and B. If you will be spending a lot of time outdoors or around animals you might also want to be vaccinated for rabies. The government of Tanzania requires proof of Yellow Fever vaccination on arrival if you have travelled there from a country with a Yellow Fever risk.
The currency in Tanzania is the shilling. You can access money from the ATM with your credit card. Most hotels will not accept credit card payments or will only accept them with a percentage fee added on. Therefore, you will likely be relying heavily on ATMs and cash.
Our Tanzania Private Safari Adventure tour experiences will offer you an experience of a lifetime. To learn more about Tanzania and to book one of our fantastic tour experiences, please contact us today!