Tanzania Tours and Safaris

How to Enjoy a Tanzania Tours and Safaris?

Africa is the second largest continent in the world surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. It has a wide density and diversity of fauna.

Destinations to visit in African Safari:

Arusha National Park

It is the closest national park to Arusha town. The entrance gate leads into the shadowy mountain forest inhabited by inquisitive blue monkeys and colourful turacos and trogons – the only place on the northern safari circuit where the acrobatic black-and-white colobus monkey is easily seen.

The Serengeti

The Serengeti National Park is a World Heritage Site and home to nearly 25,000 animals. The grasslands are fantastic for spotting lion kills because you can see the whole spectacle clearly. The migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra starts here.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The Ngorongoro Conservation area includes the world’s largest crater which acts as a natural enclosure for almost every species of wildlife found in East Africa. This includes the very rare black rhino. It’s a truly amazing place for photographers. The Maasais till live within the conservation area, and it’s also home to Olduvai where some of man’s earliest remains have been found.

Tarangire National Park

Tanzania’s third largest National Park, Tarangire National Park offers large elephant population and the majestic baobab trees being an interesting feature of the park. Many animals among Big Five: lion, elephant, endangered black rhino, buffalo and leopard can be seen.
Overnight maramboi tented camp or Lake Burunge tented camp make the trip memorable. During the dry season, the river beds just teem with animals.

Lake Manyara

Lake Manyara is a relatively small national park, but it’s incredibly diverse. Lake Manyara boasts plenty tree-climbing lions and more than 400 species of birds including flocks of pink flamingos.

Watching the Kilimanjaro

At 19,336 feet, snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is Africa’s highest peak. It is the world’s tallest walk able mountain. You go through 5 different climatic zones to reach the summit.

Trekking in Africa

Mesmerising trekking sites for trekking lovers are Rongai trekking, Machame trekking, Marangu trekking, Lemosho, Meru, Shira and Mt.Oldoiniyo Lengai trekking.

Safari tips to make your trip easier:

Insurance

It is essential that adequate travel insurance must be taken out prior to departure.

Health

For advice on Malaria prophylaxis and symptoms, please consult your doctor before you travel and ensure that inoculations for cholera, typhoid, tetanus and hepatitis are up-to-date.

Passports and Visas

Passports must be valid for 6 months after the intended length of stay.

Visas obtained at port of entry are payable in USD cash only.

Flights

Check-in is three hours prior to departure for international flights and one and a half hour for domestic flights.

First Aid

Carry a First Aid kit with basic medicines and plasters.

Climate

Dry Season: June – October– Afternoon temperatures are usually between 20°C/68°F and 30°C/86°F and vary greatly according to altitude and location.

Wet season: November – May – During most of the wet season, afternoon temperatures are more consistent throughout the country (a bit above or below 30°C/86°F) but will be colder above 1300m/4265ft.

November & December – ‘Short rains 

March, April & May – Long rains 

Money / local currency

Banks and foreign exchange bureaux are available at all international airports and in all main towns.

Most hotels and lodges accept Visa and MasterCard. The currency in Tanzania is the Tanzanian Shilling (TSH).

Language

Tanzania’s national language is Swahili. Nevertheless, English is widely spoken in the tourist areas.

All the above information is offered by WAPO African Safaris LTD. For further details please contact www.wapoafricasafaris.com

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