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Tanzania Travel Guide: Everything You Need To Know

Travel to Tanzania, the Jewel of East Africa

Tanzania is a big country and the main safari destinations can be split into the north (The Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater) or the south (The Selous and Ruaha). Most tourists flock to the north as it is comprised of the famed highlights of Tanzania – and rightly so as the wildlife and game viewing is phenomenal. 

Here you'll discover everything you require for a fantastic travel to Tanzania. Learn about the different national parks, beautiful islands, best-quality accommodations, and much more. Our Tanzania travel guide provides invaluable tips and must-see attractions that you simply can't afford to miss. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or if its your first safari experience, we've got you covered with insightful advice for planning your adventure in Tanzania.

Tanzania ​Travel: Wildlife & Animals

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Tanzania ​Wildlife & Animals

Tanzania is renowned for its incredible wildlife and diverse animals. Tanzania is the home to some of the most iconic species on the planet, including elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, and rhinos. From the vast plains of the Serengeti to the stunning Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania offers a unique opportunity to witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

Whether you embark on a thrilling safari adventure or visit any Tanzania national parks, you are guaranteed to be captivated by the beauty and abundance of Tanzania's wildlife and animals.

Tanzania Travel: Weather & Climate

Tanzania experiences a diverse range of weather and climate conditions throughout the year. Tanzania has a distinct Dry and Wet season. Tanzania is located in the tropics, so it has a tropical climate.

Tanzania located in East Africa, and is characterized by its varied topography, which includes mountains, plateaus, and coastal plains. In the northern part of Tanzania, which includes popular tourist destinations like Serengeti National Park and Mount Kilimanjaro, the weather is generally cooler due to the higher altitude.

Moving towards the central and southern parts of Tanzania, the climate becomes more arid and the temperatures rise. The dry season, which lasts from June to October, is characterized by clear skies and warm temperatures. This is the peak tourist season as visitors can enjoy wildlife safaris and explore the stunning landscapes without the hindrance of heavy rainfall.

Along the coastal areas, including the popular island of Zanzibar, the climate is tropical and humid. The region experiences two rainy seasons, with the long rains occurring from March to May and the short rains from November to December. The coastal areas are known for their beautiful beaches and warm waters, making them ideal for swimming and water sports.

Top National Parks in Tanzania

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park

Mkomazi National Park

Mkomazi National Park

Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park

Selous Game Reserve

Selous Game Reserve

Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park

Mikumi National Park

Mikumi National Park

Saadani National Park

Saadani National Park

Katavi National Park

Katavi National Park

Udzungwa National Park

Udzungwa National Park

Gombe National Park

Gombe National Park

Rubondo Island National Park

Rubondo Island National Park
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Interested in Traveling to Tanzania?

If you're looking for an exciting and unique travel destination, Tanzania should definitely be on your list. With its diverse landscapes, rich wildlife, and vibrant culture. Tanzania offers a truly unforgettable experience.

Best Time To Visit Tanzania

The best time to visit Tanzania is during the Dry season, from June to October, when wildlife viewing is generally at its best, including the Great Migration in the Serengeti.

The best time to explore the Southern and Western circuit parks is during the Dry season, which typically lasts from June to October. Unlike the Northern circuit parks, which are popular and can be visited throughout the year, these parks offer a unique experience during this specific time period.

Tanzania Wildlife Safari.

Most Popular Tanzania Travel Packages

Explore our popular Tanzania safari tours and packages, plan your travel to Tanzania.

Tanzania | Private Tour

3-Day Amazing Serengeti and Ngorongoro Safari

Accommodation Style: Mid-Range

You Visit: Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Crater,

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Tanzania | Private Tour

3-Day Winter Great Migration Serengeti & Ngorongoro Trip

Accommodation Style: Luxury

You Visit: Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Crater,

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Tanzania | Private Tour

3-Days Serengeti and Ngorongoro Luxury Safari

Accommodation Style: Luxury

You Visit: Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Crater,

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Tanzania | Private Tour

4-Day Safari To Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngorongoro

Accommodation Style: Luxury

You Visit: Tarangire NP, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Crater,

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Tanzania | Private Tour

4-Day Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Mid-Range Tour

Accommodation Style: Mid-Range

You Visit: Tarangire NP, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Crater,

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Tanzania | Private Tour

4-Days Arusha NP, Tarangire, Ngorongoro & Manyara Safari

Accommodation Style: Luxury

You Visit: Arusha, Tarangire NP, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara NP,

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Tanzania | Private Tour

5-Day Tarangire, Ngorongoro & Manyara Perfect Trip

Accommodation Style: Mid-Range

You Visit: Tarangire NP, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara NP,

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Tanzania | Private Tour

5-Day Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro & Manyara

Accommodation Style: Mid-Range

You Visit: Tarangire NP, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara NP,

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Tanzania | Private Tour

5-Day Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro & Manyara Journey

Accommodation Style: Mid-Range

You Visit: Tarangire NP, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara NP,

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Tanzania | Private Tour

7-Day The Great Migration Tour at Mara River Crossing

Accommodation Style: Mid-Range

You Visit: Tarangire NP, Central Serengeti, Northern Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara NP,

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Tanzania | Private Tour

8-Days Great Migration Tour - Mara River Crossing

Accommodation Style: Mid-Range

You Visit: Tarangire NP, Central Serengeti, Northern Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara NP,

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Climb & Trekking in Tanzania

Tanzania Trekking Adventures

Experience the ultimate adventure with our exceptional Climb & Trekking tours in Tanzania. Conquer towering peaks, witness awe-inspiring landscapes, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Choose Mount Kilimanjaro or the Mount Meru for an unforgettable adventure. Discover the thrill of reaching new heights with our Best Climb & Trekking adventures in Tanzania.

Zanzibar Island Exploration.

Beach Holidays in Tanzania

Discover the ultimate beach holidays in Tanzania with sun-kissed shores, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and the best beach holidays in East Africa.

Other Tanzania Tourist Attractions

Arusha (City)

Arusha (City)

Dar es Salaam City

Dar es Salaam City

Karatu District

Karatu District

Kilwa Kisiwani

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lake Eyasi

Lake Eyasi

Lake Natron

Lake Natron

Discover Tanzania Travel Tips & Advice

Most Popular Tanzania Travel FAQ's

Tanzania is considered travel-friendly and is one of the safest nations on the continent.

June through September is the best month to visit Tanzania for wildlife-watching and climb Kilimanjaro

We advise spending a minimum of four to 10 days in Tanzania to get a feel for it. You should have enough time to explore the parks.

One of the most popular ways to travel within Tanzania is by road, as it allows you to witness the stunning landscapes and experience the local culture up close.

All the useful information you need when travelling to Tanzania, from vaccinations and currency to Wi-Fi access, shopping, and food.

Although it is possible to buy a tourist visa upon arrival at the airports of Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar, we recommend that you apply for a visa in your home country prior to your trip. You can do this online at: 

https://visa.immigration.go.tz

Don't leave it last minute, latest two weeks before arrival in Tanzania so you are sure you give them enough time to process your online application. 

Benefits of a Serengeti Balloon Safari.

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