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    Tanzania

Tanzania

There are many outstanding adventure travel destinations in Africa, but there is only one Tanzania. Here stretch the plains of the Serengeti; the wonder that is the Ngorongoro Crater; here shine the snows of Kilimanjaro; here, too, lies the mythical isle of Zanzibar. 

These are great itineraries and we recommend them highly, but if you would like to do something else, we would be delighted to work with you on an itinerary perfect for you.

Travel Info

the residence zanaibar

Your Indulgent (Our 6*) Beach Honeymoon on Zanzibar Island, Tanzania - 2016

A seven night exclusive beach holiday, staying at Tanzania’s most glorious place … in our opinion.

  • Per Adult USD: 2,882

andbeyond nogorongoro crater lodge

Your Indulgent (Our 6*) Honeymoon in Tanzania - 2016

An eight-day safari staying in Tanzania’s most dramatic and wildlife-rich areas - with the option of staying for five extra nights on the glorious island of Zanzibar.

  • Per Adult USD: 7,868

the manor cottages ngorongora

(Our 6*) Family Holiday, to Tanzania & Mozambique

A nine day safari with a five day beach extension for the family whilst staying in inimitable style, magnificent wilderness & beach elegance.

  • Per Adult USD: 9,145
  • Per Child USD: 5,616

andbeyond lake manyara tree lodge

(Our 6*) Honeymoon in Tanzania and Mozambique

An eight-day safari with a possible five-day beach extension, staying in Tanzania’s most glorious places.

  • Per Adult USD: 7,849

the manor cottages ngorongora

(Our 6*) Holiday For a Group of Friends In Tanzania

A week on safari and five days at the beach taking in the best of Tanzania, staying in the most indulgent places.

  • Per Adult USD: 6,915

andbeyond mnemba island

(Our 6*) Holiday for a Group of Friends to Tanzanian beach

Set off the northeastern tip of Zanzibar and surrounded by a coral atoll, Mnemba is home to a staggering diversity of marine life.

  • Per Adult USD: 5,742

olivers camp

(Our 5*) Honeymoon in Tanzania

A seven day safari and possible six day beach extension, in owner hosted camps and lodges.

  • Per Adult USD: 6,086

fundu lagoon resort

(Our 5*) Honeymoon on the Beach in Tanzania

A week’s escape in a luxurious hosted beach property

  • Per Adult USD: 3,864

the palms zanzibar

(Our 5*) Beach Holiday For a Group of Friends to Tanzania

A week’s beach holiday taking in personally hosted accommodation.

  • Per Adult USD: 4,280

gibbsfarm

(Our 5*) Holiday For a Group of Friends in Tanzania

A week’s safari with a possible 5 day beach extension taking in personally hosted accommodation.

  • Per Adult USD: 6,231
  • Per Child USD: 3,098

tarangere treetops

(Our 5*) Family Holiday to Tanzania

An eight day safari with a five day beach extension for the family taking in personally hosted accommodation.

  • Per Adult USD: 5,229
  • Per Child USD: 3,529

4 baraza zanzibar

(Our 5*) Family Holiday to Tanzania

A week’s beach holiday in personally hosted accommodation.

  • Per Adult USD: 5,578
  • Per Child USD: 1,273

butiama

(Our 4*) Family Holiday on the Tanzanian Beach

A seven night beach escape staying at one of the best, yet affordable small lodges on the coast.

  • Per Adult USD: 1,400
  • Per Child USD: 875

serengeti kati kati

(Our 4*) Family Holiday to Tanzania

A seven day safari with a possible beach extension staying at some of the best, yet affordable small lodges and camps in Tanzania.

  • Per Adult USD: 3,110
  • Per Child USD: 1,362

kinasi lodge room

(Our 4*) Beach Holiday with Friends to Tanzania

A week on a powder white beach staying at one of the best, yet affordable small lodges in Tanzania.

  • Per Adult USD: 1,638

gibbs farmhouse today

(Our 4*) Holiday with Friends to Tanzania

A seven day safari with a possible beach extension staying at some of the best, yet affordable small lodges and camps in Tanzania.

  • Per Adult USD: 2,180

Shooting Star Lodge

(Our 2-3*) Family Holiday to Tanzania

A week on the beach staying at one of the best, but affordable lodges in Tanzania.

  • Per Adult USD: 975
  • Per Child USD: 611

(Our 2-3*) Family Holiday to Tanzania

A seven day safari with a possible beach extension staying at some of the best, bust most affordable accommodation in Tanzania.

  • Per Adult USD: 1,997
  • Per Child USD: 1,300

(Our 2-3*) for Friends to the Beach in Tanzania

A week on the beach at one of the best, but most affordable lodges in Tanzania.

  • Per Adult USD: 759

(Our 2-3*) for a Group of Friends to Tanzania

A seven day safari with a possible beach extension staying at some of the best, bust most affordable accommodation in Tanzania.

  • Per Adult USD: 1,732

(Our 2-3*) Beach Honeymoon to Tanzania

A week on the beach staying at one of the best, but affordable lodges in Tanzania.

  • Per Adult USD: 1,018

(Our 2-3*) Honeymoon to Tanzania

A seven day safari with a possible beach extension staying at some of the best, bust most affordable accommodation in Tanzania.

  • Per Adult USD: 2,430

(Our 2-3*) Kilimanjaro Climb for a Group of Friends

An eight day climb using the Machame Route on Mt Kilmanjaro, Tanzania.

  • Per Adult USD: 2,031

(Our 4*) Beach Honeymoon to Tanzania

This itinerary is for those looking for a personalised experience in one of Tanzania’s most intimate locations.

  • Per Adult USD: 2,800

(Our 4*) Honeymoon to Tanzania

This itinerary is for those looking for a personalised experience in some of Tanzania’s most intimate locations.

  • Per Adult USD: 3,366

Tanzania Travel Information

Basics

Basics
Name: The United Republic of Tanzania
Time Zone: GMT + 3
Capital City: Dodoma
Independence gained on: 26 April 1964
Tanganyika became independent 9 December 1961 (from GB)
Zanzibar became independent 19 December 1963 (from GB)
Tanganyika united with Zanzibar 26 April 1964.
National Language: Kiswahili or Swahili (official), Kiunguja (name for Swahili in Zanzibar)
Official Language: English.
Currency: Tanzanian shilling (TZS) & cents
Land Area: Tanzania covers a total area of: 945,087 sq km. This includes the islands of Mafia, Pemba and Zanzibar
Drives on the: Left
Country Code: 255

Geography

Location:
Tanzania is in East Africa on the Indian Ocean. To the north are Uganda and Kenya; to the west, Burundi, Rwanda, and Congo; and to the south, Mozambique, Zambia, and Malawi.
Population & People:
The population is estimated at 45,000,000 as of 2012.
Vegetation & Special Natural Features:
• Tanzania is home to Mt. Kilimanjaro which, at 19,340ft (5,895m), is the highest point in Africa;
• Tanzania contains three of Africa's best-known lakes—Victoria in the north common to Kenya and Uganda, Tanganyika in the west, and Nyasa in the south;
• The island of Zanzibar is separated from the mainland by a 22-mile channel.
Climate:
The Climate varies from tropical along the coast to temperate in the highlands.

Currency

• Tanzanian shilling (TZS) & cents..
• Please make sure that the dollars you bring are minted after 2000 or they will not be accepted..
• There is no limit to the amount of currency or travellers cheques that you may bring into the country. Please always carry your passports when you would like to change them though..
• Most of the hotels, lodges and shops in Tanzania will take the major credit cards. The preferred cards are Visa and Mastercard and some hotels do charge a 5% surcharge to use the cards..
• Reverting your Tanzanian shillings into hard currency is easily done at the airport, hotels and banks. It is recommended that visitors DO NOT change money on the black market as they are more likely to receive a lower rate of exchange or fake notes.

Travel

Passport / Visa:
• A valid passport is required.
• Visitors require a visa to enter Tanzania, which they can obtain at the Tanzanian embassy in their own country, or at the airport on arrival.
Insurance:
• There is no national welfare scheme and visitors to Tanzania are responsible for their own medical expenses.
Health Precautions:
• Tanzania is considered a generally healthy place to travel. The SAFARI Company's clients automatically become members of the Flying Doctors Rescue Service for emergency evacuation. However, you should carry your own complete holiday/medical insurance.
• Malaria protection is imperative. We recommend Malarone as a prophylactic.
• Yellow Fever is a mandatory inoculation required for Tanzania but please contact your doctor or a specialised travel clinic for further advice.
Voltage:
• Voltage is 220-240 AC
• Please bring sufficient batteries for photographic equipment; many lodges have limited power supply but all are capable of re-charging your electrical goods for you.
• Please also bring adapter plugs (square pin, English standard).

While There

Communications:
• Most lodges do have a mobile phone signal in the lodge or nearby (under a tree or on a hill) which sometimes can be weak, so please do not always rely on it.
• Vodacom and Zain are the best mobile networks.
• Most lodges and hotels also have internet access in case of emergencies.
Photography:
• Please respect the local people with regards to photography and only use cameras if you have permission by the subject/s to do so.
• Never try to "steal" a photo against the will of the person concerned. Let your guide help negotiate terms before you start shooting!
• In TZ it is prohibited to take photos of airports, anybody in official uniform or state buildings.
Food & Water:
• Although tap water can be reasonably safe, whenever possible, we recommend you drink bottled water; this is available in all lodges and camps.
• Please advise us of any allergies, likes or dislikes before you embark on your holiday.
Luggage:
• Please ensure that baggage is packed in soft bags and should weigh no more than 15 kg per person.
• It is possible to store luggage not required during the safari with us at The SAFARI Company or at your hotel if you are returning there after your trip. Please see our recommended packing list.

When on Safari

Safari Etiquette:
Tanzania offers a treasure-trove of experiences, ecosystems, wildlife and cultures. The SAFARI Company encourages our guests to support our guides by learning and honouring their policies which helps preserve our precious environment. In order to promote responsible tourism, we ask that you join us in observing the following tips.
Whilst on a game drive:
• Please do not interfere with animal behaviour.
• No more than 5 vehicles around an animal at one time (please accept the decision of your guide to leave an animal if he feels it is becoming overcrowded).
• Please do not get too close to the animals as this may distress them.
• Please do not get out of the vehicle without consulting your guide.
• Please try to be as quiet as possible when viewing wildlife close up. Your guide will turn off the vehicle's engine whenever possible.
• Please minimize off-road driving.
• No speeding! The speed limit in the parks is 40kph.
Protect the Environment:
• Please do not litter, especially cigarette butts.
• Please do not collect bones, feathers, stones or plants etc; they are all mini ecosystems.
• Please do not buy bones, stones, feather displays or plants etc.
Cultural Exchange:
• Please do not take photographs of the local people without asking their permission first.
• Please do not encourage trade or give personal items away to the local people (if we support begging we promote begging).
• If you have brought gifts to give to the local people, please give them to your guide for proper distribution.
• Beware of anyone asking you for gifts or money and do not feel obliged to donate anything.
• Please report back to us if you are harassed.
Television & Music:
• Most places do not have either and some safari vehicles do not have radios.
• The sounds of the bush are so special, unique and memorable that we advise against either, but if you are a 'music addict', we suggest you bring an iPod and sufficient power supply.
Theft:
• The first thing most visitors notice is that Tanzanians as a whole are extremely friendly, helpful people. Much of Tanzania's population is extremely poor though so take good care of your valuables, especially money and Travellers Cheques. Please do not leave money in your room or unattended in a safari vehicle.
• If you are walking around, please do not wear flashy jewellery or have expensive electronic equipment on display, and hold on tight to your bags.
• We cannot accept responsibility for theft and all hotels and lodges have a security box for valuables and lock-up rooms for excess luggage storage.
Guide to Tipping:
• Although tipping is a safari tradition, it is never compulsory and should only be done if you feel you have received good service.
• Staff very much appreciate receiving gratuities from you, our guests, because it is one way of assuring them they are doing a good job.
• Most lodges have a staff tip box located at reception, or in a central location. We recommend $5 per client per day in the tip box. These tips will be divided among all lodge staff.
• If you are particularly satisfied with assistance received from someone in particular, a personal tip is also acceptable.
• In most lodges the driver/guide is tipped individually.

"Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water." - W. C. Fields (American Comic and Actor, 1880-1946)