Tanzania has whatever you are dreaming about, be it tropical islands, climbing the highest mountain in Africa, diving for marine treasures and corals or watching the annual migration of plains game. It is one of the very few countries that have so much land devoted for game parks and reserves. Tanzania is without doubt one of the most exciting countries in the world, a naturally beautiful country with a wild untouched splendor. A Tanzania Safari is probably most famous for the opportunity to witness the annual wildebeest migration in the Serengeti. Tanzania boasts some of the most romantic and tropical beaches in Africa, Zanzibar and Pemba. Zanzibar is the land of exotic spices, azure waters and white sandy beaches. Join us for a Tanzania safari, and discover a country that can offer a luxury safari and a world-class experience.
Tanzania Fast Facts
FULL NAME: United Republic of Tanzania
TIME: GMT +3 hours
CURRENCY: Tanzania shilling (TSh or TZS)
The official language is Kiswahili, which is generally spoken, and various local languages abound. Kiswahili English is the second official language and the country’s commercial language as well. Arabic is widely spoken in the coastal areas, particularly in Zanzibar. Due to the distances traveled in Tanzania it is strongly recommended that you make all your arrangements in advance. During the migration and peak season, availability is at a premium.
Seasons and Climate
SUMMER: December – March WINTER: March – May
The climate is tropical on the coast, on the islands and in Selous. It is temperate in the other parks. Temperatures on Mount Kilimanjaro and Meru drop to below freezing. Late March – late May is traditionally the long rainy season and is considered the “winter period” in Tanzania. June -late October is the dry season. June, July and August can be very cold on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater. Late October – mid December is when theshort rains occur. The Ngorongoro Crater rim has a wonderful climate at this time of year. Mid December – March is summer weather. It is dry and very warm until March. Due to its altitude Ngorongoro Crater is much cooler than elsewhere.
Our professional, experienced and highly knowledgeable guides will lead you all the way to the summit while explaining the different ecosystems of the mountain that you go through each day. Our local guides are licensed, trained, friendly, and with years of experience. Porters will also go on the trip to carry your luggage, food, and other equipment. You will only have to carry a day pack with your daily essentials.
We use a high ratio of guides and porters to clients. We use professional, quality mountain equipment and food is plentiful and delicious. Groups are limited to 10 people. We will combine groups up to this limit if they are starting the same route on the same day. However, we can also arrange for private groups at no extra cost. We will try to add single travelers to a group if at all possible but will also do groups with just one climber. We can also accommodate large groups of any size.