Welcome to the Roof of Africa and Endless Plains.
Tanzania never disappoints with so much to offer; long beach strewn coastline, a rich mixture of cultures, Great Lakes, the Unforgettable Serengeti, volcanic Ngorongoro crater and Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro. This mosaic of ethnic and historical diversity has seen powerful civilizations rise and fall experience explorers such as Livingstone and Burton and Jane Goodall. Discoveries of million-year-old fossils at Oldupai Gorge, scaling the highest free-standing mountain in the world, rich and diverse National Parks, marine parks and conservation areas with extensive wildlife concentrations all highlight the travel delights of Tanzania.
The awe-inspiring beauty of nature untamed on the Northern Circuit with wildlife havens in Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro (Crater) Conservation Area, Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Arusha and Kilimanjaro National Parks offer incredible safaris with abundant and unique wildlife where the Big Five roam.
To the south the circuit teams with wildlife and diversity; Mikumi National Park, an important center for the study of primates, The Selous, size of small country, with a rich variety of birdlife and remaining habitat of black rhino, truly mesmerizing waterways; sand banks lined with outsized crocodiles, palm fringed banks massed with thirsty herds of elephants and buffalo. One of Tanzania’s newest National Parks, Udzungwa is of particular interest for its extensive species of primates. If it’s elephants you’re looking for, head for Ruaha National Park. Katavi National Park – the great unknown remains one of the few viable savannahs reserves anywhere on the continent and finally, Tanzania’s smallest national park, Gombe Stream is a world center of study on chimpanzees, and the location of the longest-running wildlife observation programs on the planet.
The United Republic of Tanzania lies in Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean on the east. It is bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north; Burundi, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo to the West; and by Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to the South.
The electricity supply in Tanzania is 230 volts.
United States citizens are required to have a valid passport and a Visa, issued by the Tanzania Consulate Office in Washington, DC.
Malaria is a problem in Tanzania, so it is advisable that everyone take a precautionary Malaria medicine as prescribed by your doctor. The recommended inoculations are Yellow Fever, Hepatitis and Tetanus.
Climate & Best Time to Travel
The climate is warm and humid in coastal regions but regulated by sea breezes. Temperatures range between 24 and 28’C. October to mid-March is the hottest period and June to September, the coolest. However, the range of temperature is always limited: between 25 and 30’C on the coast and between 22 and 27’C in the highlands. The rainy season is from mid-March to the end of June.