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Top 3 packaged holidays in Tanzania

We decided to put together our most popular tour packages, to give you an idea on the different possibilities and how best to make the most of your trip here. Many visit the country to go on a safari, some to climb Kilimanjaro, and others to relax by the beach. But what if you could combine these and do them all in just one trip? Here are our top 3 packaged holidays in Tanzania: Kilimanjaro...
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What to expect at Serengeti National Park

People from all over the world are traveling to Tanzania to visit the world renowned Serengeti National Park. If you plan to do the same, you’ve landed on the right article. We have summarized exactly what to expect when you travel to Serengeti National Park. This will help you prepare for your trip. You will witness the great migration: The reason this park is so popular is because you can...
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7 things to know before visiting Tanzania

With Easter and summer holidays on the way, now would be a good time to prepare for your upcoming holiday to Tanzania. We put together some important facts and factors that will help you organize yourself before you visit this beautiful country. Here are 7 things to know before visiting Tanzania: Kilimanjaro, Safari and Zanzibar: Since you are coming this far, we definitely recommend that you...
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Five amazing road trip ideas in Tanzania

If you are a road trip person, then this article is for you. We love road trips and these five amazing road trip ideas in Tanzania are sure to keep you busy during your stay here. If you plan to stay in Moshi or Arusha, then there are plenty of places close by to visit. You can book decent accommodation here that won’t break your bank balance. Ideally, you would want to take a small break...
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Fun Weekend getaways in Northern Tanzania

You may be looking for fun weekend getaways during your trip in Northern Tanzania. For those who came to climb the mighty Kilimanjaro, or those that came for the ultimate safari experience – You may want to spend a few more days in this beautiful country after your adventures are complete. After finishing Kilimanjaro or safari, you may want to relax somewhere nice and peaceful where you can...
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A perfect safari at Arusha National Park

For those who didn’t know, Arusha National Park is a boutique National Park in Northern Tanzania. It is a good option for those limited on time, since you only need a full day here. Moreover, it’s so close to Arusha town, and a little more than an hour away from Moshi town. We love Arusha National Park because it has everything to offer. From lakes to craters to wildlife. So we recently went...
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Top destinations to spend Christmas in Tanzania

Christmas is indeed a special time of the year. We look forward to it all year, so we can spend quality time with family or just go away on holiday and do something exciting. The festive season of Christmas is largely celebrated in Tanzania, with feasts, parties and music. This does not mean you cannot find quiet and serene places. Many parts of the country are quiet, less populated and full...
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Backpacking in Tanzania

Tanzania is a backpacker’s paradise. Are you thinking of backpacking in Tanzania? This beautiful country situated on the Eastern side of Africa is set along the Indian Ocean. Tanzania is well known for its profusion in wildlife and deep-rooted culture. Thousands of tourists from all over the world fly down for the African Safari experience inside the many National Parks of country, the...
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Fight your climbing fears

Have you wanted to go mountain climbing but cannot fight your climbing fears? Guess what, it’s not as hard as it sounds! The famed Mount Kilimanjaro stands in the beautiful lands of Tanzania, East Africa. Very well known as the highest peak in Africa, Kilimanjaro is not too far from the Kenyan border. Thousands of tourists fly in every year to get to Uhuru Peak. Climbing Kilimanjaro has...
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Best Day trips in Tanzania

If you happen to be in Tanzania during this time, here is a list of the best day trips you can take in Tanzania. Social isolation in the time of the Covid-19 pandemic does not mean you cannot drive around and admire nature. You can still have a good time in isolation, provided you are alone and you have a car. Also, avoid crowded cities like Dar-es-salaam and Zanzibar. This also means you...
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5 Tanzanian Food Delicacies you cannot miss

How about experimenting with the local cuisine while you are in Tanzania for safari or Kilimanjaro? Tanzanian delicacies cannot be missed. There is something different about the street food and local food here that you probably may not find anywhere else. Here are 5 Tanzanian food delicacies you cannot miss: Zanzibari Pizza: Sounds familiar? This is no ordinary Pizza, certainly not...
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Tips for traveling with a group in Tanzania

Group travel and traveling with a group in Tanzania is very common. People from all over the world book group tours. You could choose to join a group at your destination; this way you meet new people and cut costs significantly. Alternatively, you can come with your group of friends or family and go on your Tanzanian adventure together. All you need to do is contact your tour agent and they...
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Discovering Lake Manyara

Are you interested in discovering Lake Manyara? This massive lake is situated in the northern part of Tanzania, not too far from Tarangire National park. It is an unconventional route for many, but because it is situated in a relatively small National Park, you can always fit this into your itinerary. There are numerous safari lodges nearby as well, where you can enjoy a luxury stay as well...
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How to pick a good hostel in Tanzania

How to pick a good hostel in Tanzania during your travels is as important as which part of the country you choose to visit. We believe that a hostel is a vibe, a combination of many factors that will determine how comfortable your travels will be. You must consider the services, the facilities and the environment. You want to stay somewhere that feels like a home, away from home! ...
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How to choose the right backpack for Mount Kilimanjaro

When you are planning your hike up Mount Kilimanjaro, it is vital that you choose the right backpack. This is because you will be spending several days on the mountain and certainly can’t afford to carry the wrong kind of bag. You don’t want something too heavy, too large and a bag that is simply too difficult to carry. Nor do you want a bag too small to fit your essentials! Simply put, you...
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Our favourite moments in Tanzania

As the safari experts, we thought we would share some of our favourite moments during different safari trips in Tanzania. We have people coming in from all over the world, at different times of the year, just to experience the African safari. Tanzania is a huge country geographically, with so much to see. Expect to encounter plenty of wildlife, warm and friendly people, amazing landscapes and...
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Everything you need to know about Ngorongoro Crater

Here is a detailed article about everything you need to know about Ngorongoro crater – From the moment you get to Karatu, to the point of descent, all the way to the point of ascent. Karatu is a small town not too far from the crater. Many visitors love staying here before their Ngorongoro Crater game drive. It is more affordable than staying on the crater, and the experience is just as...
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Tanzania’s top travel destinations

Tanzania’s top travel destinations have been popular for the longest time. Once you discover Tanzania, it will win your heart over and over again. Although it is the largest country in East Africa, the country has quite a number of quiet and sparsely populated regions that make it the perfect place to switch off and reconnect with nature. Since Tanzania is a vast country with so much to see...
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Backpacking in Tanzania

Backpacking in Tanzania is probably one of the richest experiences you could have in the country. Enjoy the outdoors like never before. Backpacking basically means carrying all your necessary essentials in ONE backpack! If your plan is to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, make sure you have all the essential gear ready before your travels. Here are some great tips for your backpacking adventure in...
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Best restaurants in Moshi, Tanzania

Here are some of the top-rated and best restaurants in Moshi. Moshi is a little town tucked in the beautiful Kilimanjaro region. As the name suggests, this is where the famous Mount Kilimanjaro is located. The majestic mountain has been a major tourist attraction Tanzania and is one of the country’s most precious gems. Many who visit Tanzania usually come to experience a Tanzanian Safari, to...
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