Located in East Africa, Tanzania is not only a prefered safari destination but also home to the highest mountain in Africa and the largest and deepest lakes in the continent. Scenic views and cultural experiences to be treasured for a lifetime.

Why Visit

THE WILDLIFE: Tanzania has the largest concentration and diversity of animals in Africa. From zebras and elephants buffaloes, to elands and kudus, and over 1000 species of birds. Some of the most treasures national parks in the world are here,  including the Selous Game Reserve, home to more than 120,000 elephants, 160,000 buffaloes and about 2,000 rhinos. Furthermore, Tanzania offers one of the most impressive wildlife experiences in the world: the Wildebeest Migration, a movement of more than one million animals into Kenya’s Masai Mara following the seasonal rains.

LANDSCAPES: Tanzania offers diverse landscape that will for sure take your breath away. From beautiful coasts (the Zanzibar Archipelago), lakes (the largest and deepest in the continent), mountains and game parks, and of course, the mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Topped by three volcanic peaks and surround by the Kilimanjaro National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

THE FOOD: Tanzania’s food is a mix of traditional African food with Arabic and Indian influence, and it reflects both its history and geography. With different dishes depending on the region, all their variety of delicious recipes are worth trying.

MAASAI PEOPLE: The maasai are an ethnic semi-nomadic group that lives in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania along the Great Rift Valley. They’re well known for their distinctive dressing and they can be found all over the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. They continue to live as they have for centuries, encouraging visitors to experience their traditions and offering life changing cultural exchanges.

Tanzania Postcards

Located in East Africa, Tanzania is not only a prefered safari destination but also home to the highest mountain in Africa and the largest and deepest lakes in the continent. Scenic views and cultural experiences to be treasured for a lifetime.

Tanzania Postcards

Why Visit

THE WILDLIFE: Tanzania has the largest concentration and diversity of animals in Africa. From zebras and elephants buffaloes, to elands and kudus, and over 1000 species of birds. Some of the most treasures national parks in the world are here,  including the Selous Game Reserve, home to more than 120,000 elephants, 160,000 buffaloes and about 2,000 rhinos. Furthermore, Tanzania offers one of the most impressive wildlife experiences in the world: the Wildebeest Migration, a movement of more than one million animals into Kenya’s Masai Mara following the seasonal rains.

LANDSCAPES: Tanzania offers diverse landscape that will for sure take your breath away. From beautiful coasts (the Zanzibar Archipelago), lakes (the largest and deepest in the continent), mountains and game parks, and of course, the mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Topped by three volcanic peaks and surround by the Kilimanjaro National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

THE FOOD: Tanzania’s food is a mix of traditional African food with Arabic and Indian influence, and it reflects both its history and geography. With different dishes depending on the region, all their variety of delicious recipes are worth trying.

MAASAI PEOPLE: The maasai are an ethnic semi-nomadic group that lives in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania along the Great Rift Valley. They’re well known for their distinctive dressing and they can be found all over the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. They continue to live as they have for centuries, encouraging visitors to experience their traditions and offering life changing cultural exchanges.

  • Name: United Republic of Tanzania
  • Capital: Dodoma
  • Official Languages: Swahili and English
  • Independence from the United Kingdom
  • Currency: Tanzanian shilling
  • Time Zone: UTC + 3 (EAT)

  • Name: United Republic of Tanzania
  • Capital: Dodoma
  • Official Languages: Swahili and English
  • Independence from the United Kingdom
  • Currency: Tanzanian shilling
  • Time Zone: UTC + 3 (EAT)

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What to expect

LANGUAGE: Swahili is Tanzania’s official language, but English is also widely spoken. Other languages spoken in the country are the native tongues of various ethnic groups.

ELECTRICITY: In Tanzania the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. That’s the standard voltage in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa; If you are traveling from the US you will need an adaptor.

CURRENCY: The Tanzanian Shilling is the official currency. US Dollars are accepted almost everywhere in Tanzania, with the majority of touristic center accepting credit cards. 1 USD is equivalent to about 2301 Tanzanian shillings. ATMs are not very everywhere, so I recommend t that you bring all the cash that you think you may need.  

SAFETY: Tanzania is overall safe, but don’t forget to practice your street smarts. Try not to travel alone after dark, respect their sense of clothing (modesty) and keep any valuables to a minimum. Also, using a cross body bag is recommended. There are some minor incidents like carjackings and muggings, but physical violence is not usual. 

CLIMATE: The climate depends heavily on the elevation and geography of the region. On the coast, it has a tropical climate  (hot and humid), and a more cool and temperate climate on the northwestern region. There are two rainy seasons and two dry seasons every year. The best time to visit Tanzania would be during late June through October, when the country is at its driest.

PASSPORT: A visa is required for almost everyone, but Tanzania offers visa on arrival for the majority of citizenships, including americans and europeans (with some exceptions). The visa costs US$50 for most nationalities (US$100 for US citizens) for a single-entry visa valid for a maximum of three months. These visas are given at Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar International Airports, at the Namanga border post between Tanzania and Kenya and at Tunduma border (between Tanzania and Zambia). If you are not entering the country through any of these locations, you would have to ask for the visa in advance through the Tanzanian embassy in your country, it is recommend to get the visa through the embassy anyway to avoid delays. 

How to get around

By plane: By far, the quickest and most comfortable option to get around. The country offers a few domestic airlines with flights to most popular safari destinations the coast. Unfortunately, delays and cancellations are common. Private flights are also available at a higher rate.

By bus: Local Buses (dala dalas) are the cheapest way to travel around, but in Tanzania they might require some Swahili language. They go around the city, and are usually overcrowded and without AC. There are also some popular companies like Scandinavian Express that link the major towns and cities, and offer comfortable options.

By train: Trains are a more comfortable option than buses, but their network is limited, and they usually have significant delays. 

By car: Driving is always the most convenient way of traveling, but in Tanzania, it could also be the most dangerous if you are not used to. There are a lot of potential risks as people in Tanzania don’t really follow the rules and regulations, and the condition of the roads is not the best. Try to avoid driving at night, and I recommend to rent a 4×4 if you are planning to travel around the country. You must be over 23 to rent a car, and you are required to have a driver license in English, if not you do require to have a international driver’s license. And remember, driving in Tanzania is on the left.

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