With dozens of national parks and more wildlife than anywhere in East Africa, Tanzania is the ultimate safari experience.
It’s one of the most mountainous and heavily forested countries in East Africa, an expansive country almost half devoted to protection of wildlife. Here in Tanzania, the big five game roam freely through the iconic Ngorongoro Crater and wildebeest migrate through the Serengeti National Park. They’re only a hop away as you trek up Mt Kilimanjaro or drive through the archaeological wonder that is Olduvai Gorge. The climbs, drives and sights of this amazing country are almost endless.
What people say
This trip was amazing and very special, but be prepared for dusty and bumpy roads. Try to learn some of the local language, the guides and staff at the lodges are delighted to help. Do ask for Isaya Emanuel as your guide, you won't be disappointed.
Tanzania travel highlights
Trek towards the peak of Kilimanjaro
It’s a challenging climb towards the top of this great African mountain, but the views while approaching are more than enough reward. Find out more
Spot the tree-climbing lions at Tarangire National Park
Animals from across the region migrate here during dry season. Discover wildebeest, giraffe, lions and much more.
Love the scenery at Olduvai Gorge
Some of the earliest human remains and homo sapiens predecessors were excavated here, but the views alone are enough to fascinate.
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Tanzania travel FAQs
- Australia: Yes - Visa required
- Belgium: Yes - Visa required
- Canada: Yes - Visa required
- Germany: Ye - Visa required
- Ireland: Yes - Visa required
- Netherlands: Yes - Visa required
- New Zealand: Yes - Visa required
- South Africa: Yes - Visa required
- Switzerland: Yes - Visa required
- United Kingdom: Yes - Visa required
- USA: Yes - Visa required
It is recommended you purchase your visa in advance at any Diplomatic or Consulate Mission of the United Republic of Tanzania abroad. The cost is approximately US$100 depending on nationality and should take 1 business day. At the present time you do not require a multi entry visa to Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda due to an agreement between the three countries (eg. if you exit Kenya to Tanzania you can re-enter Kenya on the same visa). However if your trip visits Tanzania twice after a visit to a country other than those listed above, you may need to purchase two visas.
For the purpose of the visa application you can use the following address:
Kibo Palace Hotel
PO Box 2523
Old Moshi Road
Arusha - Tanzania
Phone: +255 272544472
It is also possible to obtain a tourist's visa for a single entry at any one of the following main entry points to Tanzania, subject to the fulfilment of all immigration and health requirements:
-Dar es Salaam International Airport
-Zanzibar International Airport
-Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA)
-Namanga Entry Point (Tanzania-Kenya border point)
-Kasumulu Border crossing
-Isebania Border crossing
Tipping isn’t generally expected in Tanzania, however considering the low wages of the locals, you may like to leave a small gratuity to show your appreciation.
Tanzania has internet cafes in its big cities but very little internet access across the rest of the country.
You’ll have mobile coverage in major cities and towns but service is rare outside of these areas. Remember to activate global roaming with your provider if you wish to use your mobile while traveling.
Most toilets in Tanzania are squat toilets, however you’ll find Western-style toilets at some hotels and touristy areas. Soap and toilet paper aren’t always provided so you may like to carry some with you.
- Street snack = 1,000 TZS
- Bottle of beer = 2,000 TZS
- Plate of food from a local eatery = 3,000 TZS
- Dinner in an international restaurant = 10,000-20,000 TZS
Drinking tap water is not considered safe in Tanzania. For environmental reasons, avoid buying bottled water and bring a bottle or canteen with you. Ask your leader where you can access filters to refill your supply, or carry your own purification tablets with you.
You’ll be able to use your credit card at some hotels and upmarket restaurants, however prepare to pay cash when making purchases from most local business.
Tanzania has plenty of ATMs in major cities and towns, however they are harder to find in rural areas.
Yes. All peregrine passengers are required to purchase travel insurance prior to their trip. Your insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day.
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