Tanzania

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  Overview

Shortly after achieving independence in the early 1960s, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania

Tanzania has three safari circuits and each one of them would make Tanzania a top wildlife destination. The popular Northern circuit with the Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater offers one of the best classical safaris in Africa, especially if timed with the annual wildebeest migration

Precious wildlife and nature play the leading role in breathtaking sceneries. Terms like "circle of life" and "paradise on earth" are manifested every day in the plains of Serengeti, the corrie of Ngorongoro, the lush Lake Manyara or in the ancient landscape of Tarangire where giant baobab trees and herds of elephant can be worshipped. Whether you are looking for the Big Five, the Great Migration, specific species or beautiful landscapes



 
  Bordering Countries   Capital City   Currency  
  Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique   Dodoma   Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)  
             
  Official Language   Largest City   Dialling code  
  English, Swahili   Dar es Salaam   +255  
   
 
 
 
 
           
           
           
  When to go

The best wildlife viewing months in Tanzania are during the dry season from late June to October. The best chance of seeing the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti is during June and July and the time to see the wildebeest calving is late January to February. The southern and western circuit parks are best visited during the dry-season (June to October), unlike the more popular northern circuit parks that can be visited year-round. Tarangire is the only exception, since its wildlife viewing is considerably better in the dry-season as well.

Best time to go: June to October (All parks), June-July and January-February (Serengeti for the wildebeest migration & calving)
High Season: July to March (northern circuit parks; they get crowded), July to October (southern and western circuit parks; they don't really get crowded any time of the year)
Low Season: April and May (northern circuit parks still get quite a few visitors unlike the southern and western circuit parks, where many lodges close down)
Best Weather: June to October (Little to no rainfall)
Worst Weather: March and April
(Peak of wet season)
   
               
 
           
Fast Fact

Mount Kilimanjaro is located in Tanzania. At 19,341 feet above sea level, it is the largest mountain in Africa.
           
           
Electricity / Voltage
Plugs / sockets are usually an issue when it comes to traveling, so always make sure you travel with a universal plug adapter

The voltage is 230 V
The plugs used are D or G
The electrical frequency is 50 Hz
           
           
Itravel's preferred Top Attractions
Brief descriptions of our recommended areas to visit
           
    Arusha
The fast-growing town of Arusha is the gateway to Tanzania's northern safari circuit. Towering Mt Meru forms Arusha's impressive backdrop, and the surrounding lush countryside supports coffee, wheat and maize estates tended by the Arusha and Meru people.
 
         
    Ngorongoro Conservation Area
It has as well being declared as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. Within the crater rim, large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze nearby while sleeping lions laze in the sun. Being a protected area, only indigenous tribes such as the Masaai are allowed to live within its borders
 
         
    Serengeti National Park
Tanzania's oldest and most popular national park. The Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephants and giraffes, and thousands upon thousands of elands, topis, kongonis, impalas and gazelles
 
         
    Mount Kilimanjaro
Above the gently rolling hills and plateaux of northern Tanzania rises the snowy peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro, it's slopes and glaciers shimmering above the rising clouds. Kilimanjaro is located near the town of Moshi and is a protected area
 
         
    Lake Manyara National Park
Located beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, on the edge of the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park offers varied ecosystems, incredible bird life, and breathtaking views
 
         
    Zanzibar
Zanzibar is the ultimate Indian Ocean experience, with its fascinating historical Stone Town and magnificent beaches.
 
         
 
 

 

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