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Soft white sand, palm-fringed beaches and crystal clear waters make Zanzibar an unforgettable beach holiday destination in Africa.

Safari holidays in the Serengeti

Serengeti National Park

One of the most popular places to go on safari, the Serengeti is home to the big 5, making it ideal for wildlife spotting in the savannah.

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Beach Holidays

Imagine turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, white sandy beaches, and a backdrop of lush greenery – welcome to Tanzania’s coastline! Zanzibar, also known as Spice Island, offers more than just breathtaking beaches. Dive into its rich history, exploring Stone Town’s winding alleys. Relish the blend of Swahili, Portuguese, Arab, and Indian influences in its architecture and cuisine. Whether it’s snorkelling in clear waters or just lounging under a palm tree, Tanzania’s beaches offer a slice of paradise.

Wildlife & Safari Holidays

Tanzania is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts! Its national parks are teeming with the Big Five – lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards, and rhinos. Experience the thrill of a safari in the Serengeti or Tarangire National Park. The best time to visit? The dry season from June to October, perfect for animal sightings. For birdwatchers, Tanzania's over 1,000 bird species make it a feathered fantasy. And let’s not forget the Great Migration – nature's most spectacular showpiece. Combine with a few days at the beach for the ultimate Tanzania holiday package.

Cultural Experiences

Step into the vibrant tapestry of Tanzanian culture! Here, every dance, dish, and dialogue tells a story. Engage with the Maasai warriors, known for their distinctive attire and jumping dance. Relish mouth-watering local cuisines like Ugali and Zanzibari Biryani, bursting with flavours. Explore bustling markets, where local artisans showcase their crafts. Tanzania's cultural mosaic is a kaleidoscope of experiences waiting to be discovered.

Adventure & Activities

For the thrill-seekers, Tanzania is a playground of adventures! Conquer Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, for the ultimate bragging rights. Or float over the Serengeti in a hot air balloon, marvelling at the wildlife below. Dive into the deep blue off the coast of Zanzibar, exploring vibrant coral reefs. From hiking in lush rainforests to kite-surfing along the Swahili Coast, Tanzania promises adrenaline-pumping experiences at every turn on your trip.

Where To Stay

Tanzania holidays offer a range of accommodation choices to suit every traveller, from the honeymoon couple to the adventurous family. While you'll likely fly into Dar Es Salaam, you'll want to head to other places for the best holiday. Enjoy a five-star lodge overlooking the Serengeti, or cosy up in a tented camp under the African sky. Seek honeymoon romance and barefoot luxury on the beaches of Zanzibar. Budget travellers can find comfortable hostels and guesthouses too, as well as the odd budget friendly hotel along the coast. For an authentic experience, stay in a Maasai boma. Eco-friendly options abound, ensuring your stay contributes positively to the environment and local communities.

Hotels In Tanzania You Don't Want To Miss

Zanzibar Bay Resort

Zanzibar Bay ResortMarumbi, Zanzibar

Frequently Asked Questions

The best time for a safari in Tanzania is during the dry season, from late June to October. This period offers the best wildlife viewing opportunities as animals congregate around water sources. It's also the time when the Great Migration typically reaches the northern Serengeti.

When packing for a safari in Tanzania, it's essential to choose clothing that is comfortable, practical, and suitable for varying weather conditions. Consider lightweight clothing, as well as multiple layers. Long sleeves and trousers can also be useful to protect yourself against the sun and insect bites.

Tanzania is generally considered safe for tourists, especially in popular tourist areas like Zanzibar, Arusha, and national parks. However, as with any travel destination, it's important to exercise common sense, be aware of your surroundings, and follow the advice of local authorities and tour guides.

The Tanzanian Shilling (TZS) is the local currency. US Dollars are also widely accepted, particularly in tourist areas. Credit cards are increasingly accepted in hotels, restaurants, and larger shops, especially in major cities and tourist destinations. However, it's advisable to carry some cash, especially when travelling to remote areas or for smaller purchases.

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