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Tanzania Holidays

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Tanzania Holidays

Tanzania boasts the highest mountain on the continent and the exotic spice islands of Zanzibar, as well as the famous Serengeti National Park, location of arguably the greatest spectacle of animal behaviour, the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra followed by their predators. The Great Rift Valley gives rise to the unique geological formations found in the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater and Mount Kilimanjaro. Tanzania is also home to one of the world's largest game reserves, the UNESCO-listed Selous, which covers an area larger than Switzerland. This absolute wealth of natural attractions makes the country a bucket-list destination for nature lovers.

Tanzania is richly endowed with many animal and bird species and offers some of the finest game viewing on the continent. Dar-es-Salaam is the largest city, a hustling, bustling and surprisingly scenic tropical seaport that is a common starting point for trips into the country. A dusty safari into the vast wilderness is superbly complemented by time spent on the refreshing Zanzibar islands, with white palm-fringed beaches, beautiful coral gardens, and the historic Stone Town - an exotic reminder of its days as a major spice and slave trade centre.

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Detailed Tanzania Overview

Tanzania in detail

Tanzania boasts the highest mountain on the continent and the exotic spice islands of Zanzibar, as well as the famous Serengeti National Park, location of arguably the greatest spectacle of animal behaviour, the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra followed by their predators. The Great Rift Valley gives rise to the unique geological formations found in the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater and Mount Kilimanjaro. Tanzania is also home to one of the world's largest game reserves, the UNESCO-listed Selous, which covers an area larger than Switzerland. This absolute wealth of natural attractions makes the country a bucket-list destination for nature lovers.

Tanzania is richly endowed with many animal and bird species and offers some of the finest game viewings on the continent. Dar-es-Salaam is the largest city, a hustling, bustling and scenic tropical seaport that is a common starting point for trips into the country. A dusty safari into the vast wilderness is superbly complemented by time spent on the refreshing Zanzibar islands, with white palm-fringed beaches, beautiful coral gardens.

Tanzania is home to hundreds of different ethnic groups and cultures, from the red-clad herders of the Masai tribes on the Serengeti plains to the modestly veiled women of Zanzibar's Islamic Stone Town. The warmth and smiling faces of its friendly people will touch the heart of every traveller.

Tanzania Atttractions

Tanzania is a bucket-list destination for wildlife safaris and an idyllic beach getaway all in one.

Wonderful game-viewing opportunities abound in Tanzania and the most popular parks include the Mt Kilimanjaro Game Park and the Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti National Park, is a prime safari destination, its crowing jewel the annual wildebeest migration which qualifies as one of the natural wonders of the world.

Off the shore of mainland Africa, Zanzibar is known for crystalline turquoise waters and sandy white beaches on its north shore. Apart from the glorious beaches, resort attractions and water sports, the mysterious Stone Town intrigues visitors on Zanzibar with its UNESCO-listed melange of 19th-century Swahili, Arab, Indian and European influences.

The quickest and most comfortable way to travel around this magical country is to fly between cities, but for the more rural areas and game parks it's advisable to hire a car (preferably a 4x4) or join a tour.

Language

Tanzania has 2 official languages: Swahili & English

Local Time

Tanzania is 3 hours ahead of United Kingdom (GMT + 3)

Airlines

Airlines include Emirates, British Airways, KLM & Lufthansa

Flight time

London, United Kingdom to Tanzania flight times are approximately 12 hours. 

Where to fly from

Fly from various UK airports, many with connecting flights

Currency

Tanzanian Shilling