Tanzania is one of East Africa’s largest countries. It also boasts Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. Tanzania is a wildlife lover’s dream destination since it is home to all of the typical safari species, including the “Big Five.” The Great Wildebeest Migration is, without a doubt, Tanzania’s most well-known natural phenomenon. It is estimated that there are about two million wildebeest participating in the migration, making it the greatest migratory movement that has ever been documented.
Are you planning a vacation to Tanzania but don’t know where to start? This article is a Guide on Choosing Best Safari Destination in Tanzania.
When to visit Tanzania
Tanzania has two seasons: the dry season and the wet season. The dry season lasts from July to October and from January to February, whereas the wet season lasts from March to May and from November to December. We recommend visiting Tanzania during the dry season as the best time to visit. The route to Tanzania’s national parks becomes muddy during the wet season, making entry difficult.
There are hotels available at a low cost, with nightly rates ranging from 12,000 to 70,000 Tanzanian Shillings. However, before booking any form of accommodation, we recommend that you consult with your tour guide. You may make use of free Wi-Fi, hot showers, and complimentary breakfast, as well as transit to popular city areas and tourist spots.
For a mid-range hotel, expect to pay between 110,000 and 300,000 TZS per night. These hotels provide guests with private rooms that are furnished with televisions and free Wi-Fi, as well as room service, complimentary breakfast, an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a hotel restaurant and bar.
Because of the similarities to five-star hotels, you must spend between 370,000 and 977,000 TZS every night. You will receive first-rate hospitality, 24-hour room service, great restaurants, elegant rooms and suites with balconies and living areas, a gym, massage treatments, butler service, and a pool.
How to move around Tanzania
How to Enter Tanzania
Tanzania has two international airports, the largest one being Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR), which is 13 kilometers southwest of Dar es Salaam. The second airport is the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), which is situated 46 kilometers to the east of Arusha.
Tanzanian Modes of Transportation
There are three ways to navigate around Tanzania.
- Buses: Buses in Tanzania are minibusses with fares starting from 400 TZS. Avoid using the bus at night, and avoid taking the bus if you dislike crowds.
- Taxis: Use a licensed taxi from a reliable business, and before getting in, make sure you inquire how much it will cost because taxis are not metered. It is safe to take a taxi at night, but you should not get in the vehicle if there is anyone else in it but the driver. The minimum fare for a taxi journey is 2,000 TZS (5,000 TZS in Dar es Salaam).
- Car Rental: If you wish to go on a private tour or hire a car, you must be at least 21 years old. Never drive at night.
What to Bring on a Tanzania Safari
- Bring a waterproof bag to safeguard your belongings from rain and dust.
- Bring a pair of lightweight, sturdy, waterproof, and comfortable shoes, as well as a pair of flip-flops or sandals for after a full day of touring.
- Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a cap to protect yourself from UV radiation from the sun and dust.
- Because Tanzania has a high risk of malaria, bring Malarone, an anti-malaria medicine, mosquito repellent, and insect repellent.
- Obtain a yellow fever certificate and bring any immunizations necessary in Tanzania, as well as personal medications in their original containers if you have persistent disease.