Tanzania

Tanzania

Tanzania is one of the first true destinations for the ultimate Safari experience.  If it's the Wildlife you're looking for then this place delivers. Below we have highlighted some of the must do's within this fascinating country, together with some valuable information on  when, where and why make Tanzania your next Holiday destination, but don't take our word for it........

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Local weather information

Dar Es Salaam

When is the best time to travel

In our opinion, there are two main seasons to visit Tanzania.


The first, are the dry season months between July and October when wildlife viewing is spectacular and the weather conditions are good countrywide.


The second season is the migration calving season in the Serengeti which falls between December and February. This is also a great time to trek on Mount Kilimanjaro.

The rainy season is between March and April and many people choose to stay away however, visitor numbers are at their lowest and you’ll be rewarded with awesome wildlife. Photographers will note that the rains make Tanzania much greener during this period.

If you’re heading to Zanzibar avoiding the rainfall is more important than if you’re on safari. After all, you’ll probably want to spend a lot of time on the beach.
The main rainy season is between mid March to late May. November can also be a wet month in Zanzibar.  If you fancy snorkling or diving then  you’ll find the best season on the north coast between June and October and the south of the island  between November and March.

Peak Season:

June to October

Alternative:

January, February or May

Tanzania in brief

Tanzania, as well as Kenya are the most popular East African holiday destinations. Tanzania is generally slightly more expensive than Kenya, but the camps and lodges tend to be more exclusive.


The spectacular Ngorongoro Crater is a big draw along with the vast Serengeti and Mount Kilimanjaro which caters to the adventurous traveller as well as groups climbing for good causes.

In addition, sites such as Olduvai Gorge in Northern Tanzania have some of the oldest human settlements and fossils up to 2 millions years old and is often referred to as the, "Cradle of Mankind".


Zanzibar and Pemba are off the coast to tick your beach holiday boxes and are easy to combine with a traditional safari.

Do you want to mix a safari with Zanzibar?

 

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Tanzania history & Culture

Tanzania is a diverse culture with Christian and Muslim communities making up approximately 30/40% of the population each. The rest is a mix of world religions including indigenous religions.
On the island of Zanzibar, Islam makes up about 98% of the population.


Tanzania was formally created in 1964 and previously had been under the control of German East Africa, and the British. Zanzibar has other influences having been under control by the Portuguese, The Sultanate of Oman and lastly the British.


Included in the public holidays are both Christian and Muslim festivities such as Christmas, Easter and Eid. On the island of Zanzibar in particular, travellers need to respect the observance of Ramadan, particularly in the capital Stonetown.

In 1498, Vasco de Gama was the first European to reach the shores of Tanzania. In 1871, Henry Morton Stanley greeted the Scottish missionary who had been lost to the outside world for years with the now infamous line ‘Dr. Livingstone I presume?    

Things to do and see

Serengeti National park

Ngorongoro Crater

The Annual Migration

Mount kilimanjaro

Zanzibar island

lake Victoria

Selous Game recerve

Tree Climing lions in lake Mantra

Mahale Mountains Chimpanzee population

Pemba Island

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