Tanzania

Tanzania is called 'Land of Superlatives' because Tanzania has it all: The tallest mountain in Africa (Kilimanjaro), the greatest game parks in the world (Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater) and tropical beaches (Zanzibar). Wildlife includes: Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Leopard, Rhino (Big 5), Cheetah, Giraffe, Zebra, Hyena, African Wild Dog, Hippo, Crocodile and Chimpanzee.

Tanzania has 2 circuits for tourists: Northern Circuit and Southern Circuit. The Northern Circuit is the most famous, but the Southern Circuit is also interesting and getting more and more popular.

See our Tours below. It is possible to book one of our Standard Tours or to join one of our Group Tours (with guaranteed departures). You can make your own selection of destinations and highlights in our tours using the check boxes on the left. Accommodations can be Lodges/Hotels/Tented Camps or Camping with your own tent.

You can also Design your own Tour or go to the Group Tours  

Tours

Tours Tanzania

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Photography Workshop - Rwanda & Uganda Photography Workshop - Rwanda & Uganda Photography Workshop - Rwanda & Uganda
 Group Tour Uganda Rwanda

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP - RWANDA & UGANDA

Enjoy the exclusive experience of photographing Mountain Gorillas from up close. This trip is guided by BBC presenter and professional photographer Trai Anfield

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Highlights of Uganda (15 days) Highlights of Uganda (15 days) Highlights of Uganda (15 days)
 Group Tour Uganda

HIGHLIGHTS OF UGANDA (15 DAYS)

Our 15-day trip brings you the highlights of Uganda: where the savannah meets the rainforest. Expect to see the animals of the savannahs (lion, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, leopard) and up to 13 primate species, including gorillas and chimps!!!

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Best of Uganda (21 days) Best of Uganda (21 days) Best of Uganda (21 days)
 Group Tour Uganda

BEST OF UGANDA (21 DAYS)

Our 21-day trip brings you the best of Uganda: where the savannah meets the rainforest. Expect to see the animals of the savannahs (lion, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, and leopard) and up to 16 primate species, including gorillas and chimps!!!

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Western Uganda (10 days) Western Uganda (10 days) Western Uganda (10 days)
 Uganda

WESTERN UGANDA (10 DAYS)

Our 10-day trip brings you the highlights of Western Uganda: where the savannah meets the rainforest. Expect to see the animals of the savannahs (lion, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, leopard) and up to 15 primate species, including gorillas and chimps!!!

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Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi (4 days) Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi (4 days) Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi (4 days)
 Group Tour Uganda

GORILLA TRACKING IN BWINDI (4 DAYS)

Our 4-day trip brings you the highlight of Uganda: Tracking the Mountain Gorillas!
Spend one hour with our very close relatives in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

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Uganda Northern Circuit including Kidepo Valley (12 days) Uganda Northern Circuit including Kidepo Valley (12 days) Uganda Northern Circuit including Kidepo Valley (12 days)
 Uganda

UGANDA NORTHERN CIRCUIT INCLUDING KIDEPO VALLEY (12 DAYS)

Our 12-day trip brings you the Northern Circuit of Uganda: This remote area is seldom visited by tourists. Expect to see the animals of the savannahs (lion, elephant, buffalo, giraffe and, leopard) in a beautiful and unspoiled and unique landscape.

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Hiking the Rwenzori (10 days) Hiking the Rwenzori (10 days) Hiking the Rwenzori (10 days)
 Uganda

HIKING THE RWENZORI (10 DAYS)

This 10 day trip (8 days on the Rwenzori Mountains) brings you the Mountains of the Moon, the Rwenzori Mountains.

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Birding through Uganda (22 days) Birding through Uganda (22 days) Birding through Uganda (22 days)
 Uganda

BIRDING THROUGH UGANDA (22 DAYS)

Our 22-day trip brings you the best of the birdlife in Uganda.
Uganda has a variety of landscapes and over 1000 bird species! This trip brings you to the most important birding sites in Uganda. Habitats to be seen: Forest, Lowland jungle, Swamps, Canals and Lakes, Mountains and Savannahs.

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Gorillas in the Mist (3 days) Gorillas in the Mist (3 days) Gorillas in the Mist (3 days)
 Rwanda

GORILLAS IN THE MIST (3 DAYS)

Our 3 day trip brings you the Gorillas in the Mist, the Mountain Gorillas of the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. This is where Dian Fossey (16/12/1932 - 26/12/1985) studied her gorillas. The movie Gorilla`s in the mist (1988) with Sigourney Weaver was also filmed here.

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Primates of Rwanda (8 days) Primates of Rwanda (8 days) Primates of Rwanda (8 days)
 Rwanda

PRIMATES OF RWANDA (8 DAYS)

Our 8 day trip brings you the Primates of Rwanda: Expect to see up to 15 primate species, including gorillas and chimps!!!
This trip specifically includes the most important and well known Forested national parks of Rwanda: Nyungwe Forest National Park and Volcanoes National Park

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Best of Rwanda (14 days) Best of Rwanda (14 days) Best of Rwanda (14 days)
 Group Tour Rwanda

BEST OF RWANDA (14 DAYS)

Our 14-day trip brings you the best of Rwanda: where the savannah meets the rainforest. Expect to see the animals of the savannahs (elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, leopard) and up to 15 primate species, including gorillas and chimps!!!

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Highlights of the Northern Circuit (8 days) Highlights of the Northern Circuit (8 days) Highlights of the Northern Circuit (8 days)
 Group Tour Tanzania

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NORTHERN CIRCUIT (8 DAYS)

Our 8-day Africa wildlife safari specifically includes four national parks of the Northern Circuit: the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and Tarangire National Park.

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Best of the Northern Circuit (10 days) Best of the Northern Circuit (10 days) Best of the Northern Circuit (10 days)
 Tanzania

BEST OF THE NORTHERN CIRCUIT (10 DAYS)

Our 10-day Africa wildlife safari brings you the best of Tanzania. Expect to see the animals of the savannah (lion, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippo and leopard) and beautiful landscapes.

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Complete Northern Circuit (14 days) Complete Northern Circuit (14 days) Complete Northern Circuit (14 days)
 Tanzania

COMPLETE NORTHERN CIRCUIT (14 DAYS)

Our 14-day Africa wildlife safari includes the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National park, Arusha National Park, Mkomazi National Park and Lake Natron with Oldonyo Lengai, an active volcano.

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Northern Circuit (7 days) Northern Circuit (7 days) Northern Circuit (7 days)
 Tanzania

NORTHERN CIRCUIT (7 DAYS)

Our 7-day Africa wildlife safari specifically includes the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park and Tarangire National Park in Tanzania.

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Best of the Southern Circuit (14 days) Best of the Southern Circuit (14 days) Best of the Southern Circuit (14 days)
 Group Tour Tanzania

BEST OF THE SOUTHERN CIRCUIT (14 DAYS)

Our 14-day Southern Circuit safari includes all the national parks of the Southern Circuit: Selous Game Reserve, Mikumi National Park, Ruaha National Park, Udzungwa Mountains National Park and Saadani National Park.

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Safari Southern Circuit (7 days) Safari Southern Circuit (7 days) Safari Southern Circuit (7 days)
 Tanzania

SAFARI SOUTHERN CIRCUIT (7 DAYS)

Our 7-day Southern Circuit safari includes 3 national parks of the Southern Circuit: Mikumi National Park, Ruaha National Park and Udzungwa Mountains National Park.

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Safari Southern Circuit (6 days) Safari Southern Circuit (6 days) Safari Southern Circuit (6 days)
 Tanzania

SAFARI SOUTHERN CIRCUIT (6 DAYS)

Our 6-day Southern Circuit safari includes two national parks of the Southern Circuit: Mikumi National Park and Ruaha National Park.
Tanzania`s Southern Circuit is still wild and unspoilt, the real Africa, with more lions than tourists.

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Safari Selous Game Reserve (5 days) Safari Selous Game Reserve (5 days) Safari Selous Game Reserve (5 days)
 Tanzania

SAFARI SELOUS GAME RESERVE (5 DAYS)

Our 5-day Southern Circuit safari includes Selous Game Reserve, Selous is still wild and unspoilt, the real Africa, with more lions than tourists.

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Safari Saadani (4 days) Safari Saadani (4 days) Safari Saadani (4 days)
 Tanzania

SAFARI SAADANI (4 DAYS)

Our 4-day Southern Circuit safari includes Saadani National Park.
During this trip you can relax on the beautiful
and private beaches of Saadani National Park,
go for game drives or do a magnificent boat trip.

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Highlights of Uganda & Rwanda (15 days) Highlights of Uganda & Rwanda (15 days) Highlights of Uganda & Rwanda (15 days)
 Uganda Rwanda

HIGHLIGHTS OF UGANDA & RWANDA (15 DAYS)

Our 15-day trip brings you the best of Uganda and Rwanda: where the savannah meets the rainforest. Expect to see the animals of the savannahs (lion, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, leopard) and up to 16 primate species, including gorillas and chimps!!!

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Best of Uganda & Rwanda (21 days) Best of Uganda & Rwanda (21 days) Best of Uganda & Rwanda (21 days)
 Group Tour Uganda Rwanda

BEST OF UGANDA & RWANDA (21 DAYS)

This trip specifically includes the most important and well known national parks of Uganda and Rwanda: Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Semuliki National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi National Park, Lake Bunyonyi, Volcanoes National Park and Nyungwe Forest National Park.

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Primates of East Africa (18  days) Primates of East Africa (18  days) Primates of East Africa (18  days)
 Uganda Rwanda

PRIMATES OF EAST AFRICA (18  DAYS)

Our 18-day trip brings you the primates of Uganda and Rwanda: You can see up to 20 primate species, including mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, the rare golden monkeys, dent`s monkeys, black and white colobus, red colobus, mona monkey, and Angolan colobus monkeys.

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Best of Uganda & Tanzania (17 days) Best of Uganda & Tanzania (17 days) Best of Uganda & Tanzania (17 days)
 Uganda Tanzania

BEST OF UGANDA & TANZANIA (17 DAYS)

Our 17 days trip brings you the best of Uganda and Tanzania;
where the savannah meets the rainforest. Expect to see the
big 5 and the other big game on the savannahs and up to 15
primate species, including gorillas and chimps!!!

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Best of Rwanda & Tanzania (14 days) Best of Rwanda & Tanzania (14 days) Best of Rwanda & Tanzania (14 days)
 Rwanda Tanzania

BEST OF RWANDA & TANZANIA (14 DAYS)

Our 14 days trip brings you the best of Rwanda and Tanzania;
where the savannah meet the rainforest. Expect to see the big 5
and the other big game on the savannahs and up to 14 primate species, including gorillas and chimpanzees!!!

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Best of Uganda, Rwanda & Tanzania (18  days) Best of Uganda, Rwanda & Tanzania (18  days) Best of Uganda, Rwanda & Tanzania (18  days)
 Uganda Rwanda Tanzania

BEST OF UGANDA, RWANDA & TANZANIA (18  DAYS)

Our 18 days trip brings the best of Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania;
where savannah meets the rainforest. Expect to see the big 5 and
the other big game on the savannahs and up to 17 primate species, including gorillas and chimps!

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Kilimanjaro Machame Route (6 days) Kilimanjaro Machame Route (6 days) Kilimanjaro Machame Route (6 days)
 Group Tour Tanzania

KILIMANJARO MACHAME ROUTE (6 DAYS)

Machame is probably the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro.
For this route, you don`t need any mountain climbing skills, but you must be fit.

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Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route (7 days) Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route (7 days) Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route (7 days)
 Tanzania

KILIMANJARO LEMOSHO ROUTE (7 DAYS)

Lemosho route is a little used, unspoiled, remote and beautiful Route. The second part of the route is similar to the Machame and Shira route On the first day you are accompanied by an armed ranger, because you can have encounters with buffalo, elephant and other big animals.

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Kilimanjaro Marangu Route (5 days) Kilimanjaro Marangu Route (5 days) Kilimanjaro Marangu Route (5 days)
 Tanzania

KILIMANJARO MARANGU ROUTE (5 DAYS)

The Marangu Route (also known as the Coca Cola route) is the most popular route, partly because it is the least expensive route.
For this route, you don`t need any mountain climbing skills, but you must be fit.

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Kilimanjaro Rongai Route (6 days) Kilimanjaro Rongai Route (6 days) Kilimanjaro Rongai Route (6 days)
 Tanzania

KILIMANJARO RONGAI ROUTE (6 DAYS)

The Rongai Route is one of the easiest ascents to the peak.
It has a well-defined path, which has been well set out and where most obstacles have been modified to make it friendly.

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Kilimanjaro Shira Route (7 days) Kilimanjaro Shira Route (7 days) Kilimanjaro Shira Route (7 days)
 Tanzania

KILIMANJARO SHIRA ROUTE (7 DAYS)

Shira Plateau Route is a little used, unspoiled, remote and a beautiful way up to Shira Plateau.
On the first day you will drive by car and only need to walk the last part to Simba Camp.

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Kilimanjaro Umbwe Route (6 days) Kilimanjaro Umbwe Route (6 days) Kilimanjaro Umbwe Route (6 days)
 Tanzania

KILIMANJARO UMBWE ROUTE (6 DAYS)

The Umbwe Route is the most direct (and for that reason also the hardest) route to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, through the Southern Glaciers of Kilimanjaro and Western Breach of Kibo.

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Mount Meru Trekking (4 days) Mount Meru Trekking (4 days) Mount Meru Trekking (4 days)
 Tanzania

MOUNT MERU TREKKING (4 DAYS)

Mount Meru is the smaller brother of Mount Kilimanjaro, reaching 4.565m (14,977ft). This volcano is very scenic and during the trekking a lot of wildlife can be seen. Whole Mount Meru lies within Arusha National Park.

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Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi - Fly In (4 days) Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi - Fly In (4 days) Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi - Fly In (4 days)
 Fly In Safaris Uganda

GORILLA TRACKING IN BWINDI - FLY IN (4 DAYS)

Our 4 day Fly In brings you the highlight of Uganda: Tracking the Mountain Gorillas! Spend one hour with our very close relatives in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

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Queen Elizabeth National Park - Fly In (3 days) Queen Elizabeth National Park - Fly In (3 days) Queen Elizabeth National Park - Fly In (3 days)
 Fly In Safaris Uganda

QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK - FLY IN (3 DAYS)

Our 3-day Fly In safari brings you Queen Elizabeth National Park. Expect to see the animals of the savannahs (lion, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, leopard) and chimpanzees in the Kyambura Gorge.

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Bwindi & Queen Elizabeth National Park - Fly In (6 days) Bwindi & Queen Elizabeth National Park - Fly In (6 days) Bwindi & Queen Elizabeth National Park - Fly In (6 days)
 Fly In Safaris Uganda

BWINDI & QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK - FLY IN (6 DAYS)

Our 6 day Fly In safari brings you the highlights of Uganda: Gorilla tracking, Chimp tracking, the tree climbing lions of Ishasha and a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel.
This trip specifically includes 2 of the most well known national parks of Uganda: Bwindi National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park.

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Queen Elizabeth & Kibale Forest - Fly In (5 days) Queen Elizabeth & Kibale Forest - Fly In (5 days) Queen Elizabeth & Kibale Forest - Fly In (5 days)
 Fly In Safaris Uganda

QUEEN ELIZABETH & KIBALE FOREST - FLY IN (5 DAYS)

Our 5-day Fly In safari brings you Queen Elizabeth National Park and Kibale Forest National Park. Expect to see the animals of the savannahs (lion, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, leopard) and chimpanzees and up to 12 primate species in Kibale Forest.

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Murchison Falls National Park - Fly In (4 days) Murchison Falls National Park - Fly In (4 days) Murchison Falls National Park - Fly In (4 days)
 Fly In Safaris Uganda

MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK - FLY IN (4 DAYS)

Our 4-day Fly In safari brings you the highlights of Murchison Falls National Park. Expect to see the animals of the savannahs (lion, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, and leopard) and primate species, including chimps!!!

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Kidepo Valley National Park - Fly In (4 days) Kidepo Valley National Park - Fly In (4 days) Kidepo Valley National Park - Fly In (4 days)
 Fly In Safaris Uganda

KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK - FLY IN (4 DAYS)

Our 4 day Fly In safari brings you the Kidepo Valley National Park: This remote area is seldom visited by tourists. Expect to see the animals of the savannahs (lion, elephant, buffalo, giraffe and, leopard) in a beautiful, unspoiled and unique landscape.

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Zanzibar, Casa del Mar (6 days) Zanzibar, Casa del Mar (6 days)
 Tanzania

ZANZIBAR, CASA DEL MAR (6 DAYS)

Zanzibar is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25 to 50 km off the coast of Tanzania, consisting of numerous small islands and two large ones: Unguja (the main island, sometimes informally referred to as Zanzibar) and Pemba.

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Zanzibar, Spice Island (6 days) Zanzibar, Spice Island (6 days)
 Tanzania

ZANZIBAR, SPICE ISLAND (6 DAYS)

Zanzibar is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25 to 50 km off the coast of Tanzania, consisting of numerous small islands and two large ones: Unguja (the main island, sometimes informally referred to as Zanzibar) and Pemba.

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Zanzibar, Karafuu Beach Resort (6 days) Zanzibar, Karafuu Beach Resort (6 days)
 Tanzania

ZANZIBAR, KARAFUU BEACH RESORT (6 DAYS)

Zanzibar is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25 to 50 km off the coast of Tanzania, consisting of numerous small islands and two large ones: Unguja (the main island, sometimes informally referred to as Zanzibar) and Pemba.

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Kampala City Tour (daytour) Kampala City Tour (daytour) Kampala City Tour (daytour)
 Uganda

KAMPALA CITY TOUR (DAYTOUR)

Kampala is an interesting city, originally built on 7 hills (just like Rome). Nowadays there are over 24 hills and over 1,2 million people. Kampala is a pleasant city and remarkably safe. It has many restaurants, nightclubs, bars, cinemas and other modern facilities.

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Birding in and around Kampala (daytour) Birding in and around Kampala (daytour) Birding in and around Kampala (daytour)
 Uganda

BIRDING IN AND AROUND KAMPALA (DAYTOUR)

One of Kampalaís best kept secrets is Kampala is a great destination for birding! Come and see this for yourself. Birders should be able to see up to 30 bird species in one day.

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Ngamba Island and Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (daytour) Ngamba Island and Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (daytour) Ngamba Island and Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (daytour)
 Uganda

NGAMBA ISLAND AND UGANDA WILDLIFE EDUCATION CENTRE (DAYTOUR)

Visit Ngamba Island and see how the Chimps are taken care of. Here live Chimps who are dependent on humans and who canít live in the wild. You can come close to them, and maybe even feed them. You will also visit the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre. Here you can see many animals living in a natural setting which reflects the ecosystems in which they live.

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Safari through Arusha National Park (daytour) Safari through Arusha National Park (daytour) Safari through Arusha National Park (daytour)
 Tanzania

SAFARI THROUGH ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK (DAYTOUR)

Our day trip through Arusha National Park will show you the beauty of this park, lying on the slopes of Mount Meru. Walk with an armed ranger and come close to the wildlife. In the afternoon drive with a safari vehicle until late evening.

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Birding Safari in Arusha National Park (daytour) Birding Safari in Arusha National Park (daytour) Birding Safari in Arusha National Park (daytour)
 Tanzania

BIRDING SAFARI IN ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK (DAYTOUR)

Our day tour brings you to Arusha National Park,on the slopes of Mount Meru. Arusha National Park is in the Ngurodoto Crater. This crater is about 2 kilometers wide and about 100 metres deep with forested walls and Momella Lakes (well known for their wading birds).

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Cultural Tourism in Arusha (daytour) Cultural Tourism in Arusha (daytour) Cultural Tourism in Arusha (daytour)
 Tanzania

CULTURAL TOURISM IN ARUSHA (DAYTOUR)

Experience Cultural Arusha!
Visit some local villages and see how people live here. You will learn how coffee is made and you will also visit a school.

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Mabamba Swamp and the Botanical Gardens (daytour) Mabamba Swamp and the Botanical Gardens (daytour) Mabamba Swamp and the Botanical Gardens (daytour)
 Uganda

MABAMBA SWAMP AND THE BOTANICAL GARDENS (DAYTOUR)

Today you will see a lot of birds, since Kampala is a great destination for birding! Visit Mabamba Swamp, where you can canoe and look for the elusive Shoebill Stork. After lunch you go to the Botanical Gardens, where you can spot all kinds of birds and many monkeys. The original movie Tarzan is recorded here!

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Highlights

Highlights Tanzania

Tanzania Northern Circuit:


      

  • Visit a Maasai village to see the local way of life. It is even possible to spend a night near or in their village.
     
  • Visit the Hadzabe, the last Bushmen in Tanzania. The Bushman are hunter gatherers and live the way our very early ancestors were living. Visit their local village and go hunting with them. A unique experience!
     
  • Meet the local people with their Historical Sites/Villages The rich cultural heritage complemented by the warm hospitality of the charming people makes for a most memorable experience,
     
  • Olduvai Gorge , the place where mankind begun life, fantastic for archeological discoveries.
     
  • See the Tree Climbing lions in Lake Manyara National Park.
     
  • Visit Mkomazi National Park, a stretch of Tsavo National Park of Kenya.
     
  • Great birding, with over 1000 bird species.

      


 

Tanzania Southern Circuit:


      

  • The most remote and unspoiled national park of East Africa, Katavi National Park, with large herds of buffalo, muscular lions and crocodile caves.
     
  • Saadani National Park, East Africa’s only national park bordering the Indian Ocean.
     
  • Meet the local people with their Historical Sites/Villages The rich cultural heritage complemented by the warm hospitality of the charming people makes for a most memorable experience.
     
  • Enjoy the exotic beaches of Zanzibar and neighboring Islands.
     
  • Great birding, with over 1000 bird species.

      

 

About

About Tanzania

The land of superlatives!

Tanzania has it all: The tallest mountain in Africa, Mt Kilimanjaro, a hiker's delight. The greatest game park in the world, Serengeti National Park, home of the most storied annual wildlife migration anywhere. The biggest volcano caldera in Africa, the Ngorongoro Crater, with unsurpassed wildlife. The largest wildlife area in the world, Selous Game Reserve. Africa's most exotic and compelling island, the legendary Zanzibar.

Capital Dodoma
Largest city Dar es Salaam
Official languages Swahili (de facto)
Area Total 945,087 km²
Water (%) 6.2
Population 37,849,1331
Currency Tanzanian shilling (TZS)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Internet TLD .tz
Calling code 255


Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania (Swahili: Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania), is a country in East Africa bordered by Kenya and Uganda on the north, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the west, and Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique on the south. To the east it borders the Indian Ocean.

The country's name is a portmanteau of Tanganyika, the large mainland territory, and Zanzibar, the offshore archipelago.

The two former British colonies united in 1964, forming the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, which later the same year was renamed the United Republic of Tanzania.

In 1996 government offices were transferred from Dar es Salaam to Dodoma, making Dodoma the country's political capital. Dar es Salaam remains the principal commercial city.

Tanzania is a safari destination without peer. The statistics speak for themselves: An unparalleled one- quarter of its land dedicated to conservation areas, the game lover's dream. With the world- renowned Serengeti National Park and Incomprehensively vast Selous Game Reserve heading a rich estimation of 20 percent of Africa's largest mammal population. 

There is more to Tanzania than just Safaris; Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru, respectively the highest and fifth- highest Peaks on the continent. Lake Victoria, Tanganyika and Nyasa are the three largest freshwater bodies in Africa. Then of course there is the Magical 'Spice Island' of Zanzibar, the highlights of a vast Indian Ocean coastline studded with fringed-perfect beaches and beautiful marine life.

Tanzania's daunting natural variety is mirrored by a cultural diversity embracing 120 distinct tribes: from the iconic Maasai pastoralists of the Rift Valley, to the Arab -influenced Swahili of the coast, to the Hadzabe hunter-gatherers in Lake Eyasi.

Tanzania, for all its ethic diversity, is practically unique in Africa in having navigated a succession of modern political hurdles, the transformation from colonial dependency to independent nation, from socialist state to free market economy. From mono-party's to fully-fledged democracy- without ever experiencing sustained or ethic violence.

Climate

The Tanzania climate is generally tropical but temperate in highlands. The Central plateau which lies 900-1,500 meters above the Sea level is dry and arid with hot days and cool nights; this gives Tanzania a nice tropical climate with temperatures averages between 21 - 27 degrees Celsius during the day and between 12 and 18 degrees Celsius at night.

June and September is the cool season.

The "long rains" are from March to May and the "the short rains" from October to December.

The hottest moths are between October and February. Along the Coastal regions with its neighboring Islands of Zanzibar, it rains in November and December and from March to May.

In Dar es Salaam city with the Costal regions and Islands can be hot and humid although Sea breezes cool the area pleasantly between June and September.

Although Tanzania has no winter as such and summer clothing will normally suffice, some light woolen clothing should be taken for the higher altitudes!

Photos

Photos Tanzania

Wildlife and Birds

Wildlife and Birds Tanzania

East Africa is the best place in the world to watch wildlife. Large animals are more abundant, diverse and visible than anywhere else in the world. East Africa is also one of the best places in the world for birdwatching. It's not unusual for birdwatchers to see 500 or more species in one trip.

Wildlife
There are more then 100 mammal species in East Africa: Elephants, Rhinos, Giraffes, Buffaloes, Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, Hyenas, Monkeys, Zebras, Warthogs, Bushpigs, Giant Forest Hogs, Hippos and more then 40 antelope species, such as Kudus, Topis, Waterbucks, Hartebeests, Uganda Kobs, Oribis, Bushbucks, Elands, Impalas, Roan Antelopes, and Gazelles. Other species include Nile Crocodiles, Nile Monitors, other lizards and snakes, Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees and 15 monkey species.

Birds
There are over a thousand bird species, which makes East Africa a birder's paradise. Species include: Shoebill Stork, Saddle Billed Stork, Pelicans, Herons, African Fish Eagle, Bateleur, Long Crested Eagle, Vultures, Owls, Grey Crowned Crane, Great Blue Turaco, Rwenzori Turaco, Hornbills, Honey birds, Sunbirds, Weavers and the African Finfoot.

Watching Wildlife
All these species are visible in Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. And in the western part of Uganda and in Rwanda, there's an unique combination of the savanna animals from East Africa and the forest animals of West Africa. Species such as Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Black-and-White Colobus, Red Colobus, L'Hoest's Monkeys, Brazza's Monkeys, Patas Monkeys, Red-Tailed Monkeys, Blue Monkeys, Forest Elephants and Forest Buffaloes. 

 

Local people

Local people Tanzania

Meet the local people and spend an afternoon with them, have a meal together, visit a school or a typical African Church Ceremony, or visit one of the projects. Kazinga Tours supports the local people and encourages clients to visit one of their programs and give them support.

Kazinga Tours works together with some local Community Based Tourism Organizations. This unique combination gives our customers the opportunity to meet the local people and visit local tribes like the Maasai and the Hadzabe.

Apart from watching wildlife, Kazinga Tours is famed of promoting Cultural Tourism in Tanzania. Kazinga Tours gives personalized services in cultural tours. Our Horizons of Mount Kilimanjaro Slope in the Villages of Marangu and Mamba, these villages have both natural and cultural heritage to offer the visitor. There are more than seven waterfalls in the vicinity with unique floras-flowers and fruit nurseries.

Tour the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro and ascend the beautiful viewpoints tours through these villages afford superlatives views of Mt Kilimanjaro. Pay a visit to the home of and memorial of the Late Johanna Lauwo a Chagga native who accompanied Dr. Hans Meyer (German popular guy), on the first recorded climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro in 1889, reading the original Log Book of Johanna.

One can customize a half day, full day or two day walking safaris. These tours include Kinukamori and Moonjo falls and visit the Chagga House made of a straw roofing. See the Coffee tree planted in Tanzania.

Next to this is Mamba Village, is a paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers, enjoy scenic waterfalls and fruit nurseries, past the historical sites including the Laka Holes-large hiding caves used during the Chagga- Maasai wars, visit a wood carving school, meet a local blacksmith, using ethic methods to prepare spears and tools, and a Chagga culture by visiting traditional Chagga houses

Take adventures around the revered Oldonyo Lengai base in Rift Valley taking a break in a cool shade of giant Baobab Tree experience with the Maasai with their culture steeped deeply in traditional ways struggle to adopt to a changing Digital World! 

Travel info

Travel info Tanzania

Health Tanzania

A certificate proving that you have received a yellow fever vaccination is obligatory. Furthermore all required inoculations must be recorded by your health practitioner on a valid vaccination certificate. You must carry this document with you throughout the tour. All visitors should take malaria prophylactic drugs. We also advise that you bring a mosquito repellent with you. Always consult your doctor or pharmacist for up to date requirements, inoculations and personal recommendations!

Normally you need the following vaccinations (but please always consult a doctor):

  • Yellow Fever (you must have this can even be checked on arrival, especially when flying within East Africa)
  • DTP
  • Hepatitis

For Malaria you need to take tablets,  Malarone or Lariam. Malarone is mostly used (please always consult a doctor).

Hygiene is not at the same standard as in your home country, so we advise you to bring a disinfectant cream with you. Always drink bottled water instead of tap water.

On arrival

On arrival on the airport our guide will be there waiting for you. During safari we use custom made safari vehicles, custom made for an optimal view of the wildlife. Safari vehicles (and small aircrafts) provide limited space for luggage. It is therefore recommended to travel with light bags since bulky suitcases will overload and might be difficult to be taken on board.

Visa Tanzania

Visa - for those who require one - can be purchased in advance through the Tanzanian embassy or consulate in your home country. Visa can also be obtained upon arrival at Kilimanjaro / Dar es Salaam International Airport or at any overland border. The price for a single entry visa is USD 50 per person.

It is your own responsibility to arrange your visa(s) correctly and in time, but if anything is unclear of course we will be glad to assist you.

Note: This information is subject to change! Always consult the Tanzanian embassy in your country if you are not sure.

Money

In most of the cities it is possible to withdraw money from an ATM. Travelers Cheques are not widely accepted and it is very difficult or impossible to pay by credit card outside the cities. The US dollar is traditionally the hard currency of preference. We advise to bring some Dollars for daily expenses and tips.

Dollar bills should not be older than 10 years.

Currency Tanzania

The unit of currency is the Tanzanian Shilling. Please check the latest exchange rates before you go to your destination. This will be a guideline. Please note you will get a better exchange rate in the bigger cities.

AMREF Flying Doctors


We advise you to apply for a Flying Doctors membership. The membership provides a quick and reliable air evacuation and medical care if needed.

AMREF Flying Doctors offers 2 covers (Annual and Tourist). You can choose between the Maisha Silver (Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar), Maisha Gold (Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi) or Maisha Platinum (Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and Ethiopia).

Please check out the AMREF Flying Doctors website for more information and to become a member.

Language in Tanzania

The national language of Tanzania is Kiswahili but English is widely spoken and is the main language in the tourist areas.

Climate Tanzania

Tanzania is a tropical country, with high temperatures along the coast and at lower altitudes (especially in the Southern Part). The Northern part is at higher altitudes (except for Lake Natron and Tarangire).

Areas around the Ngorongoro Crater, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru and Arusha are generally cooler.

When to visit Tanzania

Tanzania can be visited at any time, though some places might be more difficult to visit in the rainy season.

The climate is tropical; the coastal areas are hot and humid with an average day temperature of 30 degrees centigrade. The central plateau is dry and arid with hot days and cool nights. In the area around Arusha and Ngorongoro, the climate is temperate and cooler (especially) between June and September.

The rainy seasons are from March to May and from November to half December. Rainy season means it rains more often, but not every day and not the whole day.

What to wear Tanzania

Daytime temperatures are generally warm to hot, so bring lots of light clothing. Evenings are cooler, especially at higher altitudes, so carry a couple of light sweaters too.

Those who intend to do mountain hiking will be exposed to alpine temperatures and should pack accordingly.

Don’t forget to bring a hat, sunglasses and a waterproof jacket. During safaris we advise to avoid black and dark blue clothes (because they can attract tsetse flies). For hiking and walking safaris Solid walking shoes and sturdy clothing are ideal for forest walks.

If you are planning on doing a community walk or visit the local people, we advise you to wear appropriate clothing. For example women putting on long skirts and a top that covers the shoulders.

What to bring

A valid passport is mandatory (passport must be valid for at least 3 months after re-entry) and visa requirements for all countries you are planning to visit should be checked before you travel.

To make the most of your visit to the game reserves and national parks, we advise you to carry binoculars and field guides.

Photographers will need a zoom lens for wildlife (70-300 or more). Please make sure to carry enough memory cards with you. Toiletries and other essentials can be bought in the cities.

A torch (flashlight) can proof to be very useful

Electricity Tanzania

We advise you to take an international adapter with you for your electric equipment. The system used in Tanzania is the British system. In most lodges it is possible to charge your batteries.

Driving Tanzania

Driving in Tanzania is on the left-hand side.

Visitors without experience of African roads are advised to travel with a 4x4 vehicle driven by a knowledgeable driver/guide, rather than self-drive.

All our guides are well trained in "Defensive Driving".

Stopover Points

Please mind that washrooms along the road are sometimes not to European standards, for example squatting toilets, no flushing toilets or no toilet paper available. Like the locals say: T.I.A. This Is Africa.

Facilities and accommodations

Bathroom facilities and accommodations can be more basic when traveling on a medium to low budget. In the eco lodges mind that the water reserves are limited and in most cases there are no sockets in the room, but you can always charge your devices at the reception.

Tipping

Tipping will always be appreciated. It is normal to tip 5-10% in hotels and restaurants. Guides, drivers and carriers should always be tipped. Indication: for carriers USD 1-3 and for your driver/guide USD 5-15 per day, depending on the group size, number of days and your satisfaction.

Further information Tanzania

The Lonely Planet and Bradt Travel Guide are the most detailed guidebooks for Tanzania. For wildlife, the best guidebook is ‘Watching Wildlife East Africa’ from the Lonely Planet and The Bradt ‘East African Wildlife’. For birding, the best guidebook is ‘birds of East Africa’. It is advisable to get the most updated copy.