This is why we love Tanzania!

Regarded as one of the best Safari destinations of Africa, Tanzania hosts thousands of tourists from worldwide every year. This country is also the home of some of the most unique wildlife and national parks which are home to variety of species some of which are vulnerable or critically endangered. What you should know in the Tanzania Safari Facts is that the travellerswitness the big five and may also get a chance to see some fascinating creatures in this East African country.

The best part about the Tanzania Safari Tours is it annual Great Migration of Serengeti which is a sight to behold. Apart from this, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and beach hoping on the cool serene Tanzanian beaches is the favourite past time activities of many visitors.

What we love most about Tanzania is the warm, friendly welcome that the Tanzanian people provide.

The Tanzania Cuisine, culture and foods are the most exclusive in style and are fundamentally the most attractive elements of this country.

Tanzania safari Facts

Tanzania has all the good stuff….But what are the Fun Facts?

Here is a list of some of the Fun Facts about Tanzania that you should know:

  • Nearly 30% of Tanzanian landmass is dedicated to conservation as national parks, marine parks, game reserves, and forest reserves

  • It is home to hundreds of endemic species and sub-species and about 11,000 species of plants, many of which endemic) and more than 4 million wild animals

  • Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa, contains the highest mountain (Kilimanjaro) and the deepest lake (Lake Tanganyika) in Africa.

  • Tanzania has the highest point but also the lowest point of the continent, which lies at the bottom of Lake Tanganyika (358 m below sea level)

Did you know - Tanzania is home to the largest lake in Africa: Lake Victoria and about 6% of the surface of the land consists of lakes.

  • It has the largest African wild dogs population in Africa

  • Oldupai Gorge in Tanzania, a renowned palaeo-anthropological site, is known for the discovery of early human fossils. Footprint trail of early hominids that first stood upright over 3.7 million years ago was also discovered in Laetoli

  • Tanzania is home to 126 tribes, each with their own distinct cultural mores

  • Over 120 languages are spoken in Tanzania, with most of them being Bantu languages

  • The coconut crab, the largest crab in the world is . found on the Zanzibar archipelago

  • The most expensive timber in the world Mpingo trees are found in Tanzania

  • Tanzania is home to seven official World Heritage Sites

  • The name Tanzania is a clipped compound Tanganyika and Zanzibar.

Interesting facts about Tanzania for Kids

There are some fascinating Tanzania Facts for Kidsthat you will love to know:

  • Swahili and English are the two official languages of Tanzania

  • The most interesting Tanzania Safari Facts is that Tanzania has two capital cities - Dar Es Salaam which is the former capital and Dodoma is the present capital.

  • Kilimanjaro which is the highest free standing mountain in the world is in this country.

Did you know - More than 30% of the land belongs to wildlife and conservation areas.

  • The colours of the Tanzanian flags have different meaning:

  • Green: They represent the natural resources of the country

  • Yellow: Yellow stands for the mineral deposits that are found in Tanzania

  • Black: This colour represents the native black African people of the country.

  • Blue: this is the colour of the Tanzanian water bodies spread across the land.

  • Zanzibar which is mostly mistake as a country is actually a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania with its own capital and President.

  • Football is the favourite sport of the country.

h its own capital and President.  Football is the favourite sport of the country.

Tanzania safari Facts

Are you planning a Tanzania Safari? This is what you should know:

If you are planning a safari to this amazing wild land of Tanzania you must know some very important Tanzania Safari Facts:

  • In the Tanzania Safari Faq's we are most often asked about the vaccines needed for the trip. Before planning your Tanzanian safari you must consult your personal physician about your health conditions and what medications, vaccinations or immunisations you will need for the safari.

An important customary of safari in Tanzania is the tipping culture.

  • The guides, drivers or Kilimanjaro porters and other Tanzania safari crew who strive hard to make your vacation in this unique and diverse country the best one you have ever had in an entire life. So Tanzania Safari Tips that you provide them at the end of a day or after the end of the trip is a sign of gratitude and helps them financially.

  • When visiting Tanzania you must take care of your personal safety. While Tanzania is a safe country, there is petty theft in some of the major cities and towns like Zanzibar. Precaution is the key.

  • Tanzania Culture Facts about the native Tanzanian people is that they are familiar with the huge footfall of tourists every year in the country; however they expect it a common curtsey to ask them before you take their photograph.

The food that you will receive here is not just delicious and nutritious but also exceptionally indigenous to this land.

  • On your walking safari to the cultural towns of Tanzania, you will receive a warm welcome from the people who can teach you a recipe or two for you to try back home. You will learn Facts about Tanzania Food from these indigenouspeople.

  • You don't need to dress fancy or wear anything special for the Safari but you can choose some neutral colours like green, brown or Khaki so that you blend in to the surrounding.

Now that you know about all the Interesting Facts about Tanzania why any wait further? Let Lifetime Safaris help you plan the best Tanzania Safari Tours ever which will have lasting memories of the snow clad mountain, evergreen dense forests, and the tortoise blue sea of Tanzania in your mind. Call our experts now to book your safari package today!

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Lifetime Safaris is not only about organizing your Tanzania Safari Tours, we also aim to be a positive force in the development of our local society here in Tanzania! Sustainable traveling and tourism is one of the guidelines for Lifetime Safaris. All our arrangement is put together with the concern of the local environment and with a respect for the wildlife and the people living around the areas that we visit.


Tanzania Safari Frequently Asked questions

Lifetime Safaris Practical Guide To Planning A Trip To Tanzania

  • 1
    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.

  • 2
    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.

  • 12
    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.

  • 13
    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.

  • 15
    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?

  • 16
    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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