Tanzania Holidays are the perfect destination for a wild safari experience with the sightseeing of Big 5 game viewing and the iconic landscapes that includes Serengeti and the largest free-standing mountain in the world, Mount Kilimanjaro. You can choose anyone between safari tours of the Northern Circuit, spreading over the Ngorongoro Crater and the Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks or the west and south Parks, including the widespread Selous Game Reserve. Tanzania is also enormously popular for Tanzania Safari Tours and Zanzibar Beach Holidays.

Where To Spend Your Tanzania Holidays:

Arusha National Park:

  • Arusha is known as the "safari town" of Tanzania as it is the gateway to the wonderful northern parks of Tanzania. The climate is tremendous and the town looks beautiful within the foothills of Mount Meru.

  • It has a really pleasant environment where travelers spend one or two nights before heading towards Kilimanjaro.

  • There is a gem of wilderness collection at Arusha National Park, less than an hour from the town center. You can enjoy lovely walks within the foothills of Mount Meru and also a clear view of Kilimanjaro.

  • Arusha National Parkis famous for the sightseeing of black and white Colobus monkeys. It is a beautiful park spreading over 552 square kilometers and has a wide diversity of landscapes and wildlife.

Serengeti National Park:

  • The Serengeti is the finest game reserve you find during your Safari Tours In Tanzania. A vast and striking wilderness with its open savannahs occasionally broken up by remote granite kopjes and the acacia forest.

  • You will be blessed with the sightseeing of the most glorious event of the planet, The Great migration of over two million wildebeest and half a million zebra along with some other species moving almost continuously through the Serengeti National park.

  • As there is a lot to see in Serengeti, it does attract a large number of visitors which may affect the frequency of your animals' encounter. However, if your Tanzania Holidays are well planned it will be easy to get away from the crowds and you can enjoy the highest concentrated wilderness.

  • One of the most important criteria is to select the right location within the park for your selected time of the year in order to experience the best possible game-viewing.

Tarangire Nation Park:

  • Tarangire National Park is a truly advisable park to visit during your Tanzania Holidays, particularly during the dry season.

  • As a part of a comprehensive ecosystem, the dry season encounters a great deal with the migratory species into the park where the Tarangire River is one of the major sources of water within the area.

  • At this time, the volume of the elephant is abundant throughout the park and there is also a good concentration of antelopes and big cats along with a stretched range of birdlife.

  • The rolling hills, mixed woodland, abundant baobab trees, and river valley make Tarangire National Park an attractive park which is often praised by the travelers on their Tanzania Safari Tours. This National Park often encounters very low visitors which is an unpretentious bonus.

  • There are some small tented camps located in the remote southern area of the park such as Oliver’s Camp and Swala Camp, which can be a destination within themselves offering excellent game viewing, walking safari options, and fly-camping.

Lake Manyara National Park:

  • Lake Manyara National Park is a small park covering around 330 square kilometers, beneath the spectacular Rift valley cliff which has the shallow alkaline Lake Manyara on the side.

  • The park offers an open grassy flood plain savannahs the lakeshore, an extensive patch of groundwater forest, thick acacia woodland, and a vast range of flora and fauna including elephant, hippos, buffalo, and lion.

  • As the park is so easy to access from both the airports of Tanzania Arusha and Ngorongoro Crater, it witnesses a large volume of travelers

Ngorongoro Crater:

  • The Ngorongoro Conservation Area covers around 8300 square kilometers of Tanzania's natural wonder, the Ngorongoro Crater, at its center.

  • The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most visited destinations of Safari Tours Tanzania which offers a dramatic landscape and the most concentrated wilderness. It is the most popular wildlife centerpiece where you can explore all the big games.

  • A large part of the region is occupied by the Maasai people along with an impressive range of wilderness. Apart from outstanding game viewing, there are some pleasant walking opportunities that offer genuine cultural interaction with the Maasai tribal people.

  • If you got to a certain distance from the Crater you will find some wonderful, natural features such as Olduvai Gorge and Lake Ndutu to the west and Empakia and Olmoti craters to the east offering stunning views of Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano and the Lake Eyasi to the south.

Best Time To Go On Tanzania Holidays:

  • Tanzania Family Holidays are a great choice year-round, but depending on what your bucket list, there are some better months than others.

  • The best time to see wildlife is during the dry seasons that is from late June to early October. The southern parks are at their best wildlife concentration during this time.

  • You can always have an opportunity to see the Great Migration in or by the Serengeti any time as it moves around from months to months.

  • In the dry season, it is easier to spot animals, because they tend to accumulate near the water source. The northern parks can be busier during this high season, but the southern and western parks get relatively less traffic.

  • During the wet seasons that are in between April and May, some of the lodges in the south and west Tanzania shut down, so it is convenient to pick your Best Time For Safari In Tanzania carefully if you want to visit Ruaha and Selous.

  • However, the wet seasons offer its beauty and greenery, with thousands of migratory birds species.

Enjoy Tanzanian Beach In Your Tanzania Holidays:

  • Whether it comes to swimming or diving in the turquoise sea, watching the fishermen in their boats, relaxing on the sandy beach, or dunking yourself in the cultural riches, then our mind drags one place, Zanzibar, the Spice Island.

  • Zanzibar Beach Holidays delivers a range of accommodations that will suit everybody from basic hotels to luxury resorts.

  • Pemba Island is less famous than its renowned neighbor, Zanzibar but it is also so.

  • Another Tanzanian beach is Mafia Island which is famous for its whale sharks with turtles, and dolphins. A much more pastoral experience but the standing barrier reefs. These beaches are rich in soft corals and striking fish, so it is better to add a beach itinerary in your Tanzania Safari Packages and an underwater dive is totally worth it.

  • The mainland coast in Tanzania is often get neglected by travelers who made their way straight to the islands but, because it is easily accessible to Dar es Salaam, it can be a great option for the beginning or end of your Tanzania Safari trip.

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    Can I make my own itinerary?

    Yes! You can definitely plan your own personalised travel itinerary with Lifetime Safaris. We provide private Tanzania Safari Tours which are customised according to your needs. For planning a perfect Tanzania Safari itinerary, you can speak to our Travel experts who will guide you about the destinations of your choice. We also take utmost care of the safety, hygiene of our clients. The Food will be of your choice requested as per your recommendations during the time of safari bookings.

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    Can I take my children on safari?

    Yes you can surely bring your children on Safari. But you must be aware of the minimum age restrictions at various national parks and lodges which is about 4 and 12 years of age. As all safari activities are not open to children, you must check with our travel exerts regarding the age criteria at the different destinations planned in your itinerary.

  • 3
    Will I stay in tents or lodges?

    Whether you stay at tents or lodges depends on the type of packages you have purchased like luxury safaris, budget safaris or a standard Tanzania Safari where we will bring our own tents, camping, a cook to prepare your meals, food and other cooking equipments.

    You can choose to upgrade your accommodation, to enjoy a more comfortable and luxurious experience as well.

  • 4
    What size are your safari groups?

    In a safari group in Tanzania we take anywhere around 4-6 people in our vehicle depending on the type of safari you have chosen. In group tours six people are taken at max. While for a private tour less than three guests will accompany in the safari vehicle.

  • 5
    What Kind of vehicles do you use?

    The safari vehicle provided by Lifetime Safari is a 4×4 safari vehicle. Mostly we accommodate around six guests in throw rows of seating in our closed safari vehicles which has a pop-top roof hatch that will allow you to view wildlife Form a height. These safari vehicles can also be minibuses or 4X4 Land Cruisers or 4X4 Land Rovers.

  • 6
    I am interested in a Tanzania safari… What is my next step?

    It's a great choice to choose Tanzania safari as your next travel or vacation destination. As you have already made up your mind for visiting this spectacular country, we suggest you to call our Lifetime Safaris travel experts to inquire about and book a suggested itinerary of your choice. You can accompany us in our group safari trips or even plan a personalised private Tanzania safari which offers flexible dates, location and safari durations. After selecting your package or travel itinerary you can proceed with booking the safari.

  • 7
    Will I have a chance to interact with local people of Tanzania?

    Tanzania for many years has been a home to thousands of native tribes and people of different origins, and culture. Tanzania is the home of 120 African ethnic groups and more than 26 million people live in this East African country. You will be amazed to encounter and closely interact with the Maasai people of Tanzania who will show you how to light a fire without any combustibles. Other lesser-known tribes like the Datoga and Chaga and their rich cultural tapestry can be explored in your Tanzania walking or cultural tours

  • 8
    What additional costs can I expect when traveling in Tanzania?

    In your Tanzania Safari Cost the following expenses are not included in your safari package:

    • Airport departure taxes

    • Travel Insurance

    • Excess baggage fees

    • International Flight Travel expenses

    • Tanzania Visa or passport costs

    • Medical expenses, meals or activities included in the safari package (up gradation of stay or additional activities included after travel bookings)

    • Tips to drivers/guides/tour leaders

  • 9
    How far in advance should I book my safari?

    It is advisable to book your international flight tickets at least three months in advance if you do not wish to face problems getting seats on British Airways or KLM. If you are planning your trip in the peak season, it is advisable to book your safari to Tanzania at least nine months before.

  • 10
    Can I use a credit card to pay?

    Yes you can use credit cards to pay your bills however these are only accepted in big hotels or restaurants. However in other local markets only Tanzanian Shillings are accepted. There are ATM machines in Arusha, Dar and Zanzibar where you can get local currency with your Visa or MasterCard.

  • 11
    Should I bring some cash with me?

    Yes you can bring cash around in either Tanzania Shilling (TSh) or American dollars as cheques and cash are acceptable in many places here around town.

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    What will my means of transport be?

    Uber is the least expensive means of road transportation in the Tanzanian town as for 30-40 min ride they charge a minimum of $3.50. There is affordable public bus transportation in Tanzania called Dallas-Dallas, which can be difficult to navigate in town, as the bus stations don't have any name on it and you will have to ask around for directions. To go around the towns you can take the Rapid Transit System as well but these do not go into the peninsular areas.

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    What about Tanzania Safari Tips?

    Tanzania Safari Tipping is not compulsory but customary. Lifetime Safaris recommends you to tip moderately depending on the level of satisfaction you have received from the services.

    • Safari guide(s) US $10 per day;

    • Cook US $7,

    • Camp staff US $3 $5 per day.

  • 14
    Do I need a visa to enter Tanzania?

    To enter this marvellous country of diverse wildlife and unique culture, some countries like USA, Australia, UK, require a Tanzania Visa which cost around $50 US cash for non US citizens and $100 for US citizens. You can obtain this visa on arrival at the airport as well.

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    What Are The Entry Requirements?

    The various documents needed to enter Tanzania are listed below in the Tanzania Travel Requirements :

    • Passport valid for at least 6 months

    • Two Blank Passport pages

    • A Tourist Travel Visa for entry

    • Yellow fever vaccinations are required if travelling from a yellow fever endemic country. You can consult your physician for any other vaccine requirements.

    • Can I get a visa upon arrival?

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    Can I get a visa upon arrival?

    Yes you can purchase a Tanzanian Visa on arrival at the Airport upon entry by paying $50 after some document verifications (which is a 30 min procedure only). American citizens need to pay 100 US$, and get only a multiple entry Visa (since September 2007).

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