Backpacking Tanzania 2021 Travel Guide

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Tanzania is a country full of beautiful, captivating, and breathtaking landscapes. You may picture expensive safaris, luxurious and secluded resorts, and exotic trips whenever you think of travelling to Tanzania. However, those who want to backpack across Tanzania can do so within their budgets. Tanzania is a backpacker’s paradise because it offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime journey that will let you explore everything, from the cultural aspects of the locals to the exotic wildlife in the many national parks. This guide will help you plan your backpacking trip to Tanzania on a budget.


Tanzania has a solid public transportation system that can help you save money travelling within the country. The buses offer comfortable, safe, and cheap trips across Tanzania. Among the many options available, the Kilimanjaro Express is considered the best service in the country, offering online bookings and low fares. Furthermore, if you plan your itinerary carefully, you can road travel across the country very cheaply.

For travelling within cities, opt for the dala dalas (minibuses). They are not only cheap but will also give you the complete “living like a local” experience. Dala dalas operate throughout the day on fixed routes, and you can ask them to stop anywhere you wish along the route.


Tanzania has many hotels and accommodations for backpackers. You can easily find guesthouses and lodges for as low as $4 to $10 per night per person.


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