If you want to go back in time and experience life along the Swahili Coast at its most authentic, then Stone Town is a must. Amidst a maze of old houses, bazaars and shops, you feel as if you travelled back in time.
When booking a safari in Tanzania, it is important to decide in which kind of accommodation you want to spend your holiday. If you are looking for comfort and convenience, a lodge safari is probably right up your alley. However, if you want to be a little closer to the action and experience nature first hand, it is best to book a camping safari.
Imagine you have booked a trip to Tanzania and are excited to come and have an experience of a lifetime. What are the most important things on your list to experience? Probably the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater and Zanzibar. You are excited to take pictures, not just a few but thousands or as many as it will take to capture those once in a lifetime moments.
Tanzania-Experience Sales Manager Alexander recently swapped his desk and computer for the white beaches of Zanzibar to see for himself which accommodation is the perfect fit for which type of traveller – because we only sell what we know.
When out on a safari in Tanzania one spends a lot of time in a vehicle. Of course this method allows safari-goers to observe wildlife while remaining in a safe environment. Sometimes you may be surprised on just how close some animals will let you get. Take Tarangire National Park for example. It is a great place to see African elephants and these gentle giants are used to vehicles and their presence does not really bother them.
Tanzania is well-known for its archaeological sites, some of these sites yielded very important fossils that enlighten us about the origin of mankind. The majority of important sites are located in the north of the country but in the south, some 20km from Iringa (40minutes) is the important Isimila stone age site.
There is a hidden paradise some 40km between Arusha and Moshi. The drive there takes you through dry almost semi desert like landscape, with a few settlements here and there. At first you think you must be lost; there is no way one could find a green paradise here. Then in the distance you see the lush green palms and fig trees that fence out this paradise.
Preparing to climb to 5985m in Africa is half the fun. Packing for this trek of a lifetime should also be fun. To summit Mt Kilimanjaro takes some determination, a sense of humor and a few clever items in your backpack. Here is my Top-5 of things for girls to pack to tackle the highest mountain in Africa.
The Udzungwa Mountains National Park is definitely one of the lesser-known parks in Tanzania, which is unfortunate as the Udzungwa Mountains are among the main biodiversity hotspots in the world. The Udzungwas boast some 2500 plant species of which 25% are endemic, over 400 species of birds and 6 primate species. Two primates, the Iringa red colobus and Sanje Crested Mangabey do not occur anywhere else in the world.
A safari in the ‘northern circuit’ of Tanzania consists mainly of game drives inside the national parks - an incredible experience in itself. Sometimes you can get so close to an animal that you feel it will climb into the car and sit next to you. However, in the south of Tanzania in places like the Selous Game Reserve, visitors can take part in a totally different activity; a boat safari...