Nothing in life beats the magic of a safari; sunrise game drives in Serengeti, walking with the wild things in Ruaha National Park and canoeing in Selous Game Reserve are just some of the thrills that spring to mind (and we could go on…). If you’re yet to be convinced, or need a little more inspiration, take a dip into our Safaris and let your imagination run wild. We’ve got ideas for active safaris, guides to climb mount Kilimanjaro and a plethora of stories that confirm why a safari should be top of your travel list.
We had a hard time writing the articles in this section. We had too much our way through Northern Tanzania’s top safari camps to whittle down our selection, and spend a day in the Arusha and Moshi, sipping bubbles and sniffing rose. But someone had to do it, and we’ve packaged our findings into a handy selection of ‘Out and About’ articles, for everything you should be doing in Africa when you’re not spotting wildlife or chilling out at the beach.
We’ll admit, a beach holiday probably isn’t the first thing you think of when someone says ‘Africa’, but don’t forget that peachy Indian Ocean coastline on the eastern side of the continent. If a beach flop is on the cards, our collection of seaside-themed articles will take you from Zanzibar’s glorious island idylls, to the glitz and glamour of the Mafia Island and Pemba
If you’ve been dreaming about a bucket-list trip to Africa, but aren’t sure where to start, grab a cup of tea and sit down to read our ultimate planning guides. We’ve covered the basics in our series of ‘Where to go’ articles, revealed how to save your pennies in Southern Tanzania, and answered the golden question of the best time to visit some our favourite destinations. And as we always say, planning your trip should be just as much fun as taking it!
Family safari and beach holidays in Tanzania – Expert advice on child-friendly beach lodges and safari camps in Tanzania including great photos and travelers’ reviews. Call for unbeatable quotes & efficient reservations!
Tanzania is often known as one of Africa’s friendliest countries and, with regards to family safaris, this is certainly the case. Tanzania is one of the few countries in Africa that can easily combine a beach holiday in Zanzibar with a safari.
The majesty of the Serengeti and the splendor of the Ngorongoro Crater would be tremendous without the extraordinary concentration of animals. That’s makes Tanzania one of the greatest wildlife destinations on earth.
Take the guesswork out of planning your Tanzania safari: enjoy our trusted advice, selected accommodation, tested itineraries & tailor-made solutions.
Family travelling always involves lists; a shortlist of countries, what to pack, what the neighbours should feed the dog – even that list goes on! Well, now we’ve got in on the action and come up with a variety of Top 10 Lists to inspire every step of your travel planning.
Youngsters will love the fresh air, closeness to nature & exciting adventures that Tanzania delivers
With over 38% of its territory declared national park, game reserve, or conservation area land, Tanzania is home to some of the best game-viewing parks in Africa, from the legendary Ngorongoro Crater and it’s 30,000 hooved mammals, and the Serengeti’s amazing migration of around 2 million wildebeest, zebra, and Thomson’s gazelle, to the lesser known, nearby parks of picturesque Tarangire National Park with its annual elephant migration in the dry season, and Lake Manyara National Park with it’s birdlife, tree-climbing lions and elephants.
In the south, the giant Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park are a short flight from Dar-es-Salaam, Mikumi National Park is just a four-hour drive from Dar. In the west Katavi National Park is almost never visited despite plentiful lions and huge buffalo and hippo herds, and Mahale Mountains NP offers what it probably the best primate encounter going.
Tanzania is a safe country to travel in. Tanzanians are warm-hearted and generous people and are eager to help and assist visitors. As in all countries, a little common sense goes a long way and reasonable precautions should still be taken, such as locking valuables in the hotel safe, do not carry a lot of camera equipment especially in the major cities, do not wear too much jewellery, do not carry large amounts of cash on your person etc.
It is best to drink bottled water when travelling through Tanzania – numerous brands are widely available and served in all restaurants and lodges. Steer clear of ice, raw vegetables, and salads when eating at street restaurants. High-end lodges and restaurants will clean their produce in antiseptic solution, but to be on the safe side, fruit and vegetables should always be washed and peeled. Try to avoid eating in empty restaurants – the food may have been sitting out for some time – and order your meat well done. On the coast, seafood and fish are usually fresh, but make sure everything is well-cooked.
You will need very little spending money on most safaris as the majority of meals and activities are included in your package cost. Most people carry between $50 and $100 per person per day for all expenses. Bills may be settled by US cash, by travellers check, or by credit card (accepted at most lodges, camps, hotels).
Credit cards may be used in large towns at restaurants and shops with MasterCard and Visa being most accepted. However, use may be restricted in small towns and country areas and non-existent in small retail shops. We recommend bringing US dollars cash. Change USD$ at the airport or bank on your arrival into Tanzania. USD$ cash is acceptable in most tourist areas and can be used for tips.
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