Visit Tanzania: Common Questions Answered

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Over the years, Tanzania has grown to be one of the best holiday destinations in the world. Its offers include amazing safari games drives, white sandy beaches, beautiful architecture and rich history: perfect definition of sugar, spice an everything nice! This article aims to answer some of the questions you might have as you plan to visit Tanzania.

When is the Best Time to Visit Tanzania?

Although you can go to Tanzania anytime of the year, the best time to visit Tanzania for wildlife is during the dry season. If you are planning to be a part of the Serengeti Migration, its advisable to do so during June and July. Best months for wildebeest calving is late January to February. Late June to October applies for all other game drives seeing as this is the time when most of the grass has thinned out making it easy to spot the animals and to navigate through the reserves.

Wildebeest Migration in the Mara

Serengeti Migration

If you are traveling to Tanzania for the perfect sea, sun and sun experiences, then we recommend you do so between the months of October to February. During this time, the waters are warm and calm and the beaches are clean.

Where are the Best Places to Visit in Tanzania?

1. Zanzibar Archipelago

Picture silver white sands neighboring gentle turquoise waters with blue skies at the horizons: that’s Zanzibar for you. Voted one of the best beach destinations in Africa, Zanzibar is ideal for those lazy sunbathing holidays for couples. The archipelago also has a variety of sea activities such as snorkelling and kite surfing. If you are lucky, you might even get to swim with the dolphins in Nungwi.

Zanzibar Beach

Zanzibar Beach

Zanzibar’s Stone town also has something for the lovers of history. The town is a walk-in historical piece dating back to the 16th Century.

2. Mount Kilimanjaro

Rising 4900 m above sea level, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa. The mountain is situated in Kilimanjaro National Park. The average hike up Kilimanjaro takes about 6-8 days. Visit Tanzania and get the chance to check this trek off your bucket list.

3. Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti is arguably Tanzania’s busiest park. Serengeti is a Maasai name meaning the land of endless plain. Tour the A calf and its mother in the Serengeti and be a part of the 7th wonder of the world; the wildebeest migration. Witness as thousands of wildebeests, impalas and zebras cross the Mara River as they fight to survive their predators and scarce grazing fields. Serengeti is also known for hot air balloon safaris and excellent safari resorts.

What are the Best Hotels to Stay at in Tanzania?

When it comes to accommodation, hotels in Tanzania are one of the best in East Africa! Tanzania hotels range from luxurious 5 star hotels to the average budget friendly ones.

The Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge is an example of a luxury resort in Tanzania. The resort blends blends traditional African and modern architecture, sporting vaulted thatched roof. The lodge is recommended for guests looking to fuse glamour and camping. For guests looking to stay at Zanzibar, book into the Melia Hotel Zanzibar. Apart from being a beach front hotel , it boasts a gym, spa , steam room and is a 45 minute drive from Karume International Airport.

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Bonus: Common Phrases you Should Know
The national language in Tanzania is Kiswahili. Here are common swahili phrases phrases and their transalations you should consider knowing as you plan to travel to Tanzania.

  • Jambo – Hello
  • Hakuna Matata – No worries
  • Nakupenda – I Love You
  • Karibu – Welcome
  • Asante – Thankyou
  • Rafiki – Friend
  • Kwaheri – Goodbye

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