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Travel in Tanzania

Introducing Tanzania

To many travellers Tanzania is the ultimate African nation. From the physical challenge of trekking to the peak of the continents highest mountain to the magic that is the migration it offers every truly iconic African experience. Over 1/3 of its land is dedicated to preserving nature in its national parks and conservation areas. This along with the fact that it has the highest population of mammals in Africa makes it the perfect place to go on safari. Its people are open to sharing their culture with travellers by inviting you to their villages and its landscapes are as diverse as craggy mountain outcrops, vast grassy plains and pristine coral lined beaches.

A visit to Tanzania is one of the most rewarding in Africa. You should put it on your ‘must see’ list.

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. . . more about Tanzania

Location

East Africa

Population

40 Million

Currency

Tanzanian Shillings

Best time to visit

Jan / Feb, July - Oct

Capital

Dodoma

Common language

Swahili & English

Highlights of Tanzania

The Serengeti National Park

Its immense herds of Wildebeest, Zebra and Gazelle attract one of the highest concentrations of cats in Africa including cheetahs with the region around the Wandamu River thought to be the largets population in the world. Its annual migration of 2.5 million Zebra and Wildebeest is one of Africa’s iconic experiences. Wildlife viewing here is not a lonely affair as the park is very popular but there are usually enough animals around for even the most avid game spotter to be contented.

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Simply known as ‘the crater’ to those who have travelled there includes a vast caldera that is one of Africa’s best wildlife viewing areas. As you drive down its 200 metre high sides you gain access to your own private zoo for the day with game viewing here traditionally close up and varied. Many travellers combine the Serengeti and the Crater for the ultimate 3 - 4 day safari.

Zanzibar

Located 25 kms off the coast of Dar es Salaam the island of Zanzibar offers a range of experiences that appeal to any traveller. The well warn yet authentic heart of the island is Stone Town where stories of slave markets and spice trading abound. Further north several resorts offer a secluded island get away all styled around Zanzibars history with everything from the décor to dinners reflecting its past. Traditonal wooden hand carved Dhows take you to remote atolls for snorkelling and even the sun seems to sets on queue just in time for your first beachside cocktail of the evening.

Mt. Kilimanjaro

At 5891m ‘Kili’ offer trekkers the chance to literally stand on the roof of Africa or certainly at its highest point. Trips to one of its two peaks take a week and with around 90% of the climb being a trek along a rocky track it’s accessible to anyone who is fit. An early start on the ascent day leads to its icy peak where travellers can experience the feeling of triumph only felt by those who conquer an icon.

Tarangire National Park

For the explorers amongst us Tarangire National Park offers a more ‘rough around the edges’ approach to game viewing. Its landscape dotted by giant Baobab trees is starker than its neighbours and its population of Elephants and big cats makes it popular year round.

Lake Manyara National Park

Conveniently located en route from ‘the crater ‘to the game park gateway town of Arusha Lake Manyara National Park offers less game but one that literally hangs out there. Its tree climbing lions are a true to sight to behold as they look down at you from above while you sit only metres away in the relative safety of your 4WD.

The Maasai nation

With nearly half of the population of the Maasai nation living in Tanzania it’s common to see teenage boys herding their cattle as you travel around Tanzania. In recent years many Kenyatta’s or villages have been opened to travellers allowing them a little insight into the life of the Maasai people.

Volunteer projects

These are also becoming more popular in Tanzania where local communities open their homes to travellers wishing to help with engineering projects and assisting in local schools hospitals.

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When to visit

Along with Kenya Tanzania is East Africa’s game viewing capital. Its vast plains lead into its highlands which can be cool at night but the majority of its days are warm and sunny.

Game viewing – In May the herds of Zebra and Wildebeest that make up the migration start to move westward from its eastern plains and enter Kenya making May – July the opportune time and through to September a good time to view this spectacle. If it’s the IMAX scenes of crocs versus Wildebeest that you crave book early as this is a very popular time to visit. Don’t expect to be alone but do expect to be amazed.

Rains versus dry – The main rainy seasons are similar to Kenya with the heavy rains making access to some lodges difficult in April / May and the gentle rains of November / December increasing vegetation for the animals. It’s the shorter grasses of the dry season from June to October that make animals easier to view. Especially the big cats for which parks in Tanzania are famous.

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Travel in Tanzania


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from AUD2,725.00 per person twin share

From: Nairobi to Nairobi
Countries: Kenya, Tanzania
Accommodation:
Camping

The total price consists of the trip price listed and a compulsory local payment of US$695.00.



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From: Nairobi to Dar es Salaam
Countries:
Kenya, Tanzania
Accommodation:
Camping

The total price consists of the trip price listed and a compulsory local payment of US$870.00.



from AUD280.00 per person


Gorilla
from AUD2,545.00 per person twin share

Trip code: AA12746
Duration: 3 days
Visits: Rwanda, Uganda
From: Kigali to Kigali
Departs: Daily
Accommodation: 4 star lodge.
Highlights: Kigali, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Gorilla Trek

Private tour

For those wishing to visit the rare mountain gorillas, this three day trip offers the best value option. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, one of four forests where these primates inhabit, is four to five hours’ drive from Kigali. Trekking in Bwindi allows travellers to take advantage of the lower permit rates in Uganda. We encourage you to stay longer in Rwanda and Uganda, however if you only have a few days then this tour is a great option.



Mount Kilamanjaro
from AUD3,612.00 per person per night twin share

7 Days Kilimanjaro to Kilimanjaro (acclimatisation day can be added)

Featuring: The Marangu Route

Often considered the easiest and one of the most popular routes to the summit, the Marangu route is used by almost 40% of all climbers and uses comfortable mountain huts with solar power lighting It is suitable for those adventurers who are not particularly experienced in the mountains, therefore classified as a moderate trek rather than a climb. Although the trail can be a little crowded at certain times of the year, the views are beautiful and each day of walking progresses through a different climate zone, adding considerably to the interest of the trek. The real highlight is the walk from Gillman’s point along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak, passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that occupy most of the summit area. The views as the sun rises behind Mawenzi on a clear morning are absolutely magnificent - The Rift Valley, Mt. Meru and the Masai Steppes stand out from the endless plains, almost three vertical miles below.

Accommodation: Mountain huts on a shared basis



Pool

3 Days Arisha to Arusha (additional days can be added)
Featuring: Serengeti National Park
Klein's Camp is located in the Serengeti North area of Northern Tanzania. It is a small, luxury lodge that was originally built as a hunting camp and that now sits in its own private concession area in Loliondo. The camp overlooks the incredible wooded hillsides, offering awe–inspiring views of the valley from the edge of the Kuka Hillsand. A rich wildlife fills the hills beyond and the camp is in the path of the annual Great Migration of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest. Perched high, Klein’s camp boasts one of the finest views over the Serengeti, which make your stay a truly special experience. The camp is set on the rocky slopes of the Kuka Hills, to the North is the Maasai Mara and to the west is the Serengeti. Within the path of the annual Great Migration, there are spectacular views over the valley and the woodland savannah.

Accommodation: Klein’s Camp



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from AUD3,788.00 per person twin share

Trip code: ARP3418
Duration: 8 days
Visits: Tanzania
From: Kilimanjaro to Kilimanjaro
Departs: Fridays and Sundays
Accommodation: 4 star lodges
Highlights: Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park

Guided small group safari with a maximum of 7 passengers

The Simba Safari, referring to the Swahili word for ‘lion’, is our most popular Tanzanian safari. Travelling in 4WD safari vehicles, the trip visits all four of the country's top wildlife parks. Visit Lake Manyara, experience the endless plains of the Serengeti, explore the Ngorongoro Crater floor and look out for elephants in Tarangire National Park. This safari should not be missed.



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from AUD3,350.00 per person twin share

7 days Arusha to Arusha (departs Mondays & Saturdays)
Guided small group safari
4 star game lodges
Visits Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park

The Simba Safari, referring to the Swahili word for ‘lion’, is our most popular Tanzanian safari. Travelling in 4WD safari vehicles, the trip visits all four of the country's top wildlife parks. Visit Lake Manyara, experience the endless plains of the Serengeti, explore the Ngorongoro Crater floor and look out for elephants in Tarangire National Park. This safari should not be missed.



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from AUD3,491.00 per person twin share

7 days Arusha to Arusha (departs Mon, Wed, Fri)
Guided small group safari
3 star game lodges
Visits Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park

The Simba Safari, referring to the Swahili word for ‘lion’, is our most popular Tanzanian safari. Travelling in 4WD safari vehicles, the trip visits all four of the country's top wildlife parks. Visit Lake Manyara, experience the endless plains of the Serengeti, explore the Ngorongoro Crater floor and look out for elephants in Tarangire National Park. This safari should not be missed.



From: Johannesburg to Nairobi
Countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa
Accommodation:
Camping

The total price consists of the trip price listed and a compulsory local payment of US$950.00.

A compulsory local payment of US$950.00.

35 days Johannesburg to Nairobi

Featuring: Meserani Snake & Masai Cultural Museum, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar Ferry, Lake Malawi, Chobe National Park & Boat Cruise, Chobe Overnight Mobile Excursion, Hwange National Park, Antelope Park, Mozambique Beaches, Kruger National Park

Combine wildlife-rich national parks with majestic beaches and this is the trip for you! Visit East Africa's Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and historic Zanzibar, get acquainted with the warm hospitality of Malawi and keep an eye out for the "Big 5" in Chobe and Kruger National Parks. Zimbabwe showcases the amazing Victoria Falls and wildlife friendly Antelope Park; and Mozambique offers divers and beach enthusiasts a multitude of colourful marine life. Jump on board for a safari trip of a lifetime!

Accommodation: Camping



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A compulsory local payment of US$240.00 is applicable to this tour.

10 days Dar es Salaam to Nairobi

Featuring: Meserani Snake Park, Masai Cultural Museum, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar Ferry

The Serengeti National Park has an abundance of game on its grassy plains, where thousands of hoofed animals are followed by predators, while the Ngorongoro Crater has been declared a World Heritage Site as one of the most important refuges for wildlife in Africa. Northern Tanzania is home to the red-robed Masai people who stalk the plains with their cattle as they have done for centuries, while the coast and Zanzibar are steeped in a long Muslim tradition. Zanzibar offers a tangle of narrow and ancient alleyways to explore in Stone Town and dazzling white beaches. A safari and time on the beach makes a perfect combination.

Accommodation: Camping

 



Zanzibar beach
from AUD4,643.00 per person twin share

Trip code: RS6998
Duration: 11 days
Visits: Tanzania
From: Arusha to Zanzibar
Departs: Saturdays and Mondays
Accommodation: 4 star lodges and resort
Highlights: Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Zanzibar beach resort

Private tour

This popular tour combines a safari and an island stay. Visit all four of Tanzania’s top wildlife parks including Lake Manyara, the endless plains of the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park. Fly to the island of Zanzibar, where you retreat to your beachfront resort.


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