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Tanzania

Explore Tanzania

Embark on a journey of unparalleled luxury and adventure as we invite you to discover the enchanting wonders of Tanzania, a land of pristine wilderness and breathtaking beauty. Our exclusive luxury tours to Tanzania promise a sensory feast of natural splendor, rich wildlife encounters, and indulgent hospitality, all set against the backdrop of Africa’s most iconic landscapes.

Explore Tanzania’s world-renowned national parks, where the untamed beauty of the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire come to life. Witness the drama of the Great Migration, as millions of wildebeest and zebra traverse the plains in search of greener pastures, or marvel at the teeming wildlife congregating around the watering holes of Tarangire.

Indulge in the idyllic island paradise of Zanzibar and Pemba, where pristine beaches, turquoise waters, and vibrant coral reefs await your discovery. Relax in luxury at exclusive beach resorts, unwind with spa treatments, or immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Stone Town, where ancient history meets modern charm.

You’ll be captivated by Tanzania’s diverse ecosystems, from the dense forests of Gombe Stream National Park to the pristine shores of Lake Manyara. From the majestic elephants of Ruaha National Park to the elusive leopards of Selous Game Reserve.

Retreat to unparalleled luxury at our handpicked selection of hotels and camps, where every comfort and indulgence awaits your arrival. From elegant lodges nestled amidst the wilderness to exclusive tented camps offering secluded luxury under the stars, each accommodation promises an oasis of serenity and sophistication amidst Tanzania’s wild beauty.

Whether you’re seeking incentive travel for corporate retreats or a bespoke luxury safari for intimate gatherings, our expert team is dedicated to crafting a tailored experience that surpasses your every expectation. Join us on a journey of luxury and discovery as we unveil the wonders of Tanzania in unparalleled style and comfort.

Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania (in Swahili, Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania; in English, United Republic of Tanzania),[6] is a country located on the east coast of Central Africa. It borders to the north with Kenya and Uganda, to the west with Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with which it does not have a land border, since Lake Tanganyika divides them, with Zambia, Malawi (with which it maintains a territorial claim on Lake Malawi), Mozambique and to the east with the Indian Ocean. Its capital is Dodoma and its most populous city is Dar es Salaam, the seat of government and center of political power in the country. The name of the country comes from the union of the words “Tanganyika” and “Zanzibar”. The current United Republic of Tanzania was born on April 26, 1964, when Tanganyika, which had formed the German colony of German East Africa and then passed into British hands at the end of World War I, became independent on December 9, 1961 and the Republic of Zanzibar, which achieved its independence from the British crown on December 10, 1963, uniting into a single State.

Travelers from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission (this is not the case in Spain, but it is in all the countries bordering Tanzania) are required to present their vaccination card against it. Consult the WHO website for more information about the list of countries with risk of transmission and countries that require vaccination against yellow fever. The Tanzanian authorities require the presentation of said certification to travelers who have made an airport transit of more than 12 hours in countries with risk of transmission.

Travelers vaccinated against COVID must present their vaccination certificate. While those who are not are required to present a negative PCR test certificate or antigen test. See HEALTH section.

What to know before you travel..


Security

Extreme precautions are recommended, especially in places frequented by foreigners (hotels, restaurants, entertainment venues, etc.), shopping centers and places of worship. This recommendation is extensive to the entire country and, particularly, to the city of Dar es Salaam. In the event of a terrorism alert, it is recommended to follow the indications of the local authorities and stay informed to know the evolution of events.

Risk areas:

Mtwara region (border with Mozambique). THE TRIP IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

Dar es Salaam

Citizen security and crime

There is evidence of robberies of tourists, especially by means of pulls from vehicles or motorcycles. Traveling on foot should be especially avoided and personal belongings must be monitored at all times and especially when traveling on public transport. Caution must be exercised in areas of urban agglomerations and, especially, in places with little surveillance and at the exit of hotels, bars and restaurants, especially at night. Isolated and unguarded areas should be avoided due to the risk of attacks by organized common criminal groups.

Likewise, cases of brief kidnappings by fake taxi drivers have been reported. During the time they are held, the victims are taken to various ATMs and forced to withdraw the available cash. It is recommended to avoid carrying credit cards with you unless it is essential. It is advisable to agree with the bank that issued the card a reasonable daily limit for withdrawing cash from ATMs to avoid large losses in these cases. It is also urged to arrange transportation in advance with whoever provides the accommodation when this is possible, as well as the use of official taxis only. It is recalled that for any claim with insurance companies, they usually require a report to the local police.

 

Language

Swahili is the official language, although English is widespread

 

Currency

The Tanzanian shilling (from Swahili: shilingi ya Tanzania) (in English Tanzanian shilling) is the current currency of Tanzania.

1.00 Tanzanian Shilling =

0.00037916386 Euro

1 EUR = 2637.38 TZS

We use the mid-market rate for our converter. This is for informational purposes only.

In Tanzania you can pay in local currency, the Tanzanian shilling, in dollars or with a debit or credit card. To a lesser extent, they accept euros. If you decide to pay by card, the establishment will charge you an extra 3 or 5%.

 

Internet

The SIM card to have Internet in Tanzania will not only give you connectivity, but it will also give you peace of mind, since you will be able to have Internet from the moment you land. It is possible to buy the SIM upon arrival, in telephone shops, airports or convenience supermarkets.

 

Voltage

In Tanzania the common voltage is 230 V. The frequency is 50 Hz. The plugs and sockets are type D / G.

 

Religion

Christianity is the most widely professed religion in Tanzania, with a substantial Muslim minority. Smaller populations of Animists, practitioners of other faiths, and religiously unaffiliated people are also present.

 

Climate

If you make a trip to Tanzania you will find a tropical climate with the typical rainy seasons in the months of April, May, October and November. As well as temperatures that usually oscillate around 25 degrees Celsius, although in summer they can rise a little more.

The central areas are hot and dry and the coastal areas are hot and humid. In Tanzania it is not usually cold except in the mountains.

At night it usually cools down and also, there is a lot of humidity.

It has a long rainy season “masika” that usually begins in March and ends at the beginning of June and another short rainy season “vuli” between November and December, however it must be taken into account that the “climatology” it is not an exact science and each year can vary slightly.

When travel

Taking into account the two main seasons that predominate during the year, the best time to travel to Tanzania is during the dry period where the good weather, low humidity and scarce rainfall will allow you to enjoy the trip without worrying about the time that is so much. in the northern and southern parts of Tanzania. The months that comprise the dry season, that is, August, September and October, are the most appropriate to visit this country, since they are months where the heat ceases, the sun is the total protagonist of the climate and the landscapes show the diversity of its fauna.

 

Food

Meat and fish

In the cuisine of Tanzania, dishes made with meat prevail, in inland areas and with fish on the coast. Although it is true that these are not very elaborate recipes, the raw material is very fresh, so the quality is excellent. Normally the meat is cooked on the grill or roasted, especially the antelope, wildebeest and buffalo fillets. For visitors who do not dare with such exotic meats, there are also options for dishes with chicken, beef, lamb, and in some places, also pork.

It is quite common to find kebab stalls, due to the Islamic influence. They are quite similar to those we all know, prepared with strips of lamb meat highly seasoned with different spices. It is accompanied with rice and vegetables, which can be cooked (green beans, potatoes, corn) or raw. The sauces are prepared with coconut milk or curry. The sausages are made with beef, due to the prohibition, in the culture of Islam, to consume pork.

As for fish, the most common varieties in Tanzanian cuisine are trout, perch, tilapia, parrotfish, tiger fish and rock cod. It also stands out for its seafood, especially Zanzibar lobster and giant prawns.

 

Other specialties

When you don’t know what to eat in Tanzania, salads are a good option. They are usually made with raw fruits such as banana, apple, papaya, coconut and sweet potato. They are also usually served cooked as a garnish for meat and fish. A spice that is used a lot is pepper. In fact, the pepper tart is one of their specialities. It has minced beef, butter, onion, olive oil, turmeric, nutmeg and three varieties of pepper.

Another of the typical Tanzanian dishes is ugali. It is a cassava puree that is very reminiscent of Italian polenta. It is served as an accompaniment to meat and vegetable stews.

The nyama collide is very typical in the northern regions of the country and is a chicken and beef barbecue. On the coast it is common to find cassava and plantain dishes with cloves and cinnamon.

It is also easy to find chapatis, typical of India. It is a type of cake-shaped bread prepared with cornmeal. Mandazi is a kind of sweet fried bread that is usually served with coffee.

 

Drinks

Like all the former English colonies, tea has a great role. It is grown abundantly in the highlands of the country and is exported in large quantities. It is taken with milk and sugar. Another excellent quality export product is coffee that is worth tasting.

The beer is consumed quite a lot, but it is important to ask for it specifically cold, since otherwise, by British custom, it is served hot. The national brand is Kilimanjaro and Safari Lager, which comes in a half-litre bottle.

Dodoma Red and Dodoma Pink are the country’s wines, although restaurants serve wines of different origins, mainly North American, European and South African. Kenya Gold is a delicious brown liqueur served with some ice and can be a great end to a hot day of hiking. Kibgayi is a liqueur made from a mixture of vodka and gin and Afrikoko is a sweet coconut and chocolate liqueur. Konyagi is a typical Tanzanian gin. It is important to know that, although alcohol is allowed, it should not be drunk on the street.

 

Tips

It is customary to tip your guide/driver at the end of the trip. What you decide to give is up to you, but our advice is to tip your guide $8-$10 per person per day.