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  • Experiences without compare - a Tanzania safari will provide memories that will last a lifetime.
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  • Zebras at a watering hole - a perfect photo opportunity while on your Tanzania safaris.
  • Beauty in nature

Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa and is known for its vast wilderness areas.  The north east is mountainous and densely forested and the central region consists of a large plateau of plains and arable land. The country’s coastline extends 800 kilometres/500 miles along the Indian Ocean. The major gatewayfor a Tanzania safari to most safari parks is Arusha in the north east. Tanzania’s highest point is Mount Kilimanjaro at 5900 metres/19,350 feet in height. Its official languages are Swahili and English.  It is interesting to know that 40 % of the country is considered a protected area for conservation with 16 existing national parks. 

The vast majority of visitors who trasvel to Tanzania of course come to experience the amazing wildlife that can be seen while on a Tanzania safari. Thousands of wild animals and tropical birds make Tanzania their home.  With its wide plains, dense forests, majestic mountains and shimmering lakes, the visitor can be spoiled for choice in both animal and bird life viewing. Most safaris are undertaken in vehicles with around 8 passengers and an experienced game tracker/guide who is also the driver. There are several types of accommodation to choose from oin a Tanzania safari  – lodges, tented camps and resorts. Tanzania has a large number of wildlife parks but the most popular and best known are the following. 

Serengeti National Park is possibly the most renowned Tanzania safari park, stretching north to Kenya and bordering Lake Victoria to the west. The name Serengeti comes from the Maasai language meaning 'endless plains'. It is also well known for its animal migration which takes place twice a year. Nearly one million wildebeest and 200,000 zebras move from the northern hills to the south every October and November during the short rains. They then move toward the west and north from April to June.  Nowhere on earth is there a sight to rival the spectacle of hoofed animals on the march. Serengeti has the highest concentration of large mammals on this planet and is famous for its lions, the highest concentration found anywhere. Apart from the big five (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), one can view the majority of other well known species of animals  on a Tanzania safari . 

For birdwatchers, early and late daylight hours are usually the best times to observe the more than 518 species of birds which have been identified in the Serengeti. 

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a park in the north west of Tanzania and is often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ’8th Natural Wonder of the World’.  It contains an old volcano that has collapsed and formed a crater and the steep sides of the crater have become a natural enclosure for a wide variety of wildlife ona Tanzania safari. Lions are in the highest density in the world in the crater so there is an excellent chance of seeing them while on your Tanzania safari. There are herds of wildebeest, zebra, and a lot of buffalo and Grants' gazelles. This is also one of the best places in East Africa to see a black rhino. Hyenas are a common predator and cheetahs are frequently seen. Leopards are in the conservation area but rarely seen along with wild dogs. Just outside the crater’s ridge, tall Maasai herd their cattle and goats over the green pastures through the highland slopes living alongside the wildlife as they have for centuries. It is also home to Olduvai Gorge, where the Leakeys discovered the remains of a 1.8 million year old skeleton, one of the distinct links of the human evolutionary chain. Fossils found here on a Tanbzania vacation show that the area is one of the oldest sites of human habitation in the world.

Tarangire National Park has some of the highest population density of elephants anywhere in Tanzania. Located just a few hours drive from the town of Arusha, Tarangire is a popular stop for Tanzania safari goers travelling through the northern circuit on their way to Ngorongoro and the Serengeti. Tarangire offers unparalleled game viewing and during the dry season, elephants abound.  Migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the lagoons. In fact, it has the greatest concentration of wildlife outside of the Serengeti ecosystem. 

Lake Manyara is a scenic gem with a setting extolled by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa” and should be included as part of a Tanzania safari. Its famous tree-climbing lions are another reason to pay a visit to this park. In addition to the lions, the park is also home to the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world.  Lake Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife. More than 400 species have been recorded. These include thousands of pink-hued flamingos as well as other large water birds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks. 

Mount Kilimanjaro on the northern Tanzania border with Kenya has become a major destination for mountaineers and trekkers from around the world. It is located near the town of Moshi and is a protected area carefully regulated for climbers to enjoy. The mountain’s ecosystems are as strikingly beautiful as they are varied and diverse. There are six routes officially sanctioned for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and two routes used for descent. The Marangu Route is considered the easiest route and the climb to the summit takes 5 or 6 days. The Machame Route is known as the most beautiful route and takes 6 to 7 days. Everyone, from seasoned trekkers to first-time enthusiasts can scale this snowy peak ona Tanzania vacation.

Just off the Indian Ocean is the island of Zanzibar and is a great addition to your Tanzania safari. It was first settled by the Portuguese and then Omani Arabs. Today, many of the winding streets and high townhouses of old port city of Stone Town remain unchanged from their influences and visitors can walk around the sultan’s palace, the House of Wonders, the Portuguese fort and gardens, the merchants’ houses, and the Turkish baths of the old city. Zanzibar’s coastline offers some of the best beaches in the world. 

Another resort is Pemba surrounded by clove plantations and spice fields with some of the best diving in the Indian Ocean.

So book your Tanzania safari today and experience the magnificent wildlife, lakes, mountains, scenery and the first class game lodges. You will not be disappointed!

 

"Globetrotting with Goway" blog articles

For some additional reading, the following articles are from our blog “Globetrotting with Goway”….. a great source of information for those people who are, or who want to be, world travellers!

What is the Great Migration and When is the Best Time to Go On an East Africa Vacation?

Choosing the Perfect Safari in East Africa

The Wilderness and Natural Paradise of Tanzania

Searching for East Africa’s Most Elusive Animals

 Climbing Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

Ecotourism Destinations: East Africa

See the Best of East Africa’s Wildlife in Tanzania and Rwanda

The Annual Maasai Olympics

The Poacher who became a Pastry Chef

Zanzibar – Africa’s Most Versatile Beach Getaway

Goway’s Best Places To Travel To Africa This Summer

 

 

Tanzania Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Tanzania travel.

Learn about the history and culture of Tanzania, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Tanzania's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Tanzania for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Tanzania safaris today!

 

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    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,233
    Trip Type:
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  • Migration Safari

    This African safari is the experience of a lifetime. Follow the Great Migration, a natural phenomenon where over a million wildebeests and hundreds of thousands of zebras and gazelles migrate north each year.
    Duration:
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    Prices From:
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  • Baraza: Stay of Distinction

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    Duration:
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    Prices From:
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  • Campfire Adventures in Tanzania

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    Duration:
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    Duration:
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    Prices From:
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    Trip Type:
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  • East Africa Discoverer

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    Duration:
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    Prices From:
    US$ 4,764
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Locally Escorted Tours, Small Group Tours
    Tanzania See Trip Details
  • East Africa Explorer

    Experience the many highlights of East Africa with this family friendly safari. Visit some of Africa’s most famous national parks, uncovering unique wildlife and cultural opportunities.
    Duration:
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    Prices From:
    US$ 5,068
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Locally Escorted Tours
    Kenya See Trip Details
  • East Africa Safari Super Special

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    Duration:
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  • Essential Tanzania Super Special

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    Duration:
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  • Essential Tanzania Safari: 7 Day

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    Duration:
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    Prices From:
    US$ 2,938
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Safaris, Small Group Tours
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  • Essential Tanzania Safari: 9 Day

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    Duration:
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    Prices From:
    US$ 3,930
    Trip Type:
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  • Essque Zalu Zanzibar

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    Duration:
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    Prices From:
    US$ 1,790
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Lodges & Beach Stays
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  • Kilimanjaro Climb: Machame Route

    The Machame Route is one of the more scenic routes up the mountain. Generally a 6-day climb, you’ll start on the southwestern side of the mountain, then descend on the southeastern side.
    Duration:
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    Prices From:
    US$ 2,462
    Trip Type:
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  • Kilimanjaro Climb: Marangu Route 7 Day

    Also known as the “Coca Cola” Route, Marangu is the easiest and busiest route on the mountain. Each route has its own degree of difficulty, but the view from the top is certainly worth it.
    Duration:
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    Prices From:
    US$ 2,155
    Trip Type:
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  • Kilimanjaro Climb: Marangu Route 8 Day

    Also known as the “Coca Cola” Route, Marangu is the easiest and busiest route on the mountain. Each route has its own degree of difficulty, but the view from the top is certainly worth it.
    Duration:
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    Prices From:
    US$ 2,485
    Trip Type:
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  • Lemala Kuria Hills

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    Duration:
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    Prices From:
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    Trip Type:
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  • Mafia Island

    Experience Mafia Island, a truly tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean just off the coast of Tanzania. The perfect rest and relaxation island after a safari.
    Duration:
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    Prices From:
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    Trip Type:
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  • Migration Safari including Lemala Ndutu or Lemala Mara

    Witnessing Tanzania's great migration is a once in a lifetime experience. A natural phenomenon where over a million wildebeests and hundreds of thousands of zebras and gazelles migrate north annually.
    Duration:
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    Prices From:
    US$ 5,193
    Trip Type:
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  • Pemba Island

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    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 988
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Lodges & Beach Stays
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  • Premium Kilimanjaro Climb Lemosho from Moshi

    Escape to the top of Africa on this Tanzania vacation perfect for adventurous climbers. Brave the elements and enjoy spectacular views and beautiful ice formations as you climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain on the continent.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,290
    Trip Type:
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  • Premium Kilimanjaro Climb Marangu Route

    Climb to the top of Africa on this Tanzania vacation that’s perfect for seasoned adventurers. Brave the elements and ever-shifting mountain landscapes as you traverse the eastern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain on the continent.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,249
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Locally Escorted Tours, Single Friendly
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  • Premium Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route

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    Duration:
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    Prices From:
    US$ 3,578
    Trip Type:
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  • Rovos Rail: Dar Es Salaam to Cape Town (v.v)

    This journey is one of the most famous rail experiences in the world. Travel through South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania combining the luxury of pre-war travel with modern touches.
    Duration:
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    Prices From:
    US$ 12,450
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Rail Travel Ideas, VIP Luxury Touring
    Tanzania See Trip Details
  • Selous Game Park

    The Selous is home to roaming elephant populations and some of the last black rhino left in the region. Due to its remote location, it is one of the untouched gems of Tanzania’s parks.
    Duration:
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    Prices From:
    US$ 2,129
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Safaris, Small Group Tours
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  • Singita Faru Faru: Stay of Distinction

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    Prices From:
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    Trip Type:
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