Tanzania has nothing to envy its neighbours when it comes to safaris, national parks, underwater reserves and magnificent landscapes! Twice as large as its Kenyan rival, Tanzania also has a rich and diverse fauna scattered in nature reserves that cover a quarter of its territory. The assurance of closely observing the famous big five (lion, buffalo, leopard, rhinoceros and elephant) as well as all the other wild animals that make you dream. Tanzania is the promise of beautiful adventures thanks to its tourist guide in unique natural sites such as the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara, the Great Rift Valley or the shores of the three Great Lakes (Victoria, Tanganyika and Nyassa). Great hikers will not forget to climb Kilimanjaro, the summit of Africa (5,895 m), while lovers of fine sandy beaches and spices with a thousand flavours will stroll along the coast or cross the Indian Ocean to discover the island of Zanzibar, a marvel of Afro-Arab-Asian fusion.

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When to go to Tanzania?

It is possible to organize your trip to Tanzania all year round because the country is located near the equator and therefore enjoys a pleasant climate with warm temperatures that vary little from one month to the next. However, the best time to travel to Tanzania is from late June to mid-October in order to avoid the two rainy seasons, the small one between November and December, and the heavier one between March and May, during which it can sometimes rain a lot for several days in a row. Nevertheless, to witness the great migration of wildebeests, zebras and antelopes in Serengeti Park, you will have to brave the rain because it takes place between January and March in one direction and between October and December in the other direction.

How to go to Tanzania? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Tour operators offer many customized tours for Tanzania according to your desires and budget. You can choose to focus on a relaxing stay, a getaway to Zanzibar, a safari in the heart of Tarangire National Park, climbing Kilimanjaro or combining all this, if time and resources allow.

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To obtain attractive rates, it is essential to do so well in advance. Consider buying your flight tickets six months before departure or, if you have more time than money, travel through the Middle East, there are cheaper tickets available all year round via these routes.

Rather expensive, single-engine domestic flights remain practical and reliable when you want to reach several sites without wasting time on the road, particularly the southern parks or the regions of the three large lakes. Be careful, they are not programmed every day. In the North or to reach the coast, buses are the easiest solution with safe roads. For Zanzibar, we recommend taking one of the many ferries that leave every day from the centre of Dar es Salaam.

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When to travel?

It is possible to organize your trip to Tanzania all year round because the country is located near the equator and t...
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Weather forecast

Tanzania being part of the southern hemisphere, heat records occur during the southern summer, at the peak of the dry...
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Budget

Tanzania is a poor country, among the poorest in the world. The purchasing power of a Tanzanian in the city, while hi...
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Formalities

It is necessary to have a tourist visa to enter Tanzania. Visas can be requested from the Tanzanian Embassy or upon a...
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Health

Tanzania is a malaria-prone country. A treatment is to be taken and it is important to protect yourself from mosquito...
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How to travel by yourself?

To obtain attractive rates, it is essential to do so well in advance. Consider buying your flight tickets six months...
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How to get organized?

Tour operators offer many customized tours for Tanzania according to your desires and budget. You can choose to focus...
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Getting around

Rather expensive, single-engine domestic flights remain practical and reliable when you want to reach several sites w...
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