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Best activities for kids in Tanzania

Who said you cannot travel with kids to Tanzania? Being one of the most popular destinations in East Africa, here is how you can entertain your kids on your travels to Tanzania. Tanzania offers a variety of activities for families with kids. 1. Visit the Serengeti National Park: Take your kids on a safari adventure to see the amazing wildlife in their natural habitat, including lions,...
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10 must – see animals in Tanzania

A Tanzanian safari offers some of the most incredible wildlife viewing opportunities in the world. Here are ten must-see animals that you might encounter on a Tanzanian safari:   1. African Elephant: Tanzania is home to a large population of these majestic creatures, and you’re likely to see them roaming the savannah or congregating around watering holes.   2. Lion: The iconic...
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December in Tanzania

Planning a trip to Tanzania this December? Well, it would be a good idea to discover what Christmas is like on this side of the world! Whether you are here for a Kilimanjaro hike or big Safari, the Christmas spirit continues. Christmas in Tanzania is a time of joy and celebration, with a unique blend of local traditions and Christian customs. While Tanzania is a multicultural country with a...
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Top backpacking destinations in Tanzania

Tanzania offers a wide range of backpacking destinations that showcase its natural beauty, wildlife, and cultural heritage. Here are some popular backpacking destinations in Tanzania:   1. Mount Kilimanjaro: Climbing Africa’s highest peak is a dream for many backpackers. Kilimanjaro offers several routes of varying difficulty, and reaching the summit provides breathtaking views....
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What to pack for a safari in Tanzania

When packing for a Tanzanian safari, it’s important to consider which national park you are going to, duration of the trip, and the specific activities you’ll be participating in. Either way, there are quite a few essential items you should consider carrying in your safari travel bag. Here’s a list of items to help you get started:   1. Clothing:    –...
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A quick guide to National Parks in Tanzania

You may be planning to go on a Safari in Tanzania but have no idea where to start or which places to go.    Tanzania is home to several national parks that showcase its remarkable wildlife and natural beauty.    Here is a quick guide to some of the most famous national parks in Tanzania. This will help you decide which one you wish to visit most.   1. Serengeti...
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Essential Items to Pack When Hiking Kilimanjaro

Hiking Kilimanjaro is a great experience that allows you to explore nature’s beauty while challenging yourself physically.    Whether you’re planning a day hike or embarking on an entire tour package, packing the right items is essential for a safe and enjoyable experience.  In this post, we’ll discuss the essential items you should pack when planning to...
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Traveling with a big group in Tanzania

Traveling with a big group in Tanzania can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a bit overwhelming. Whether you’re planning a family reunion or a group vacation with friends, there are a few things you can do to make the experience smoother and more enjoyable for everyone involved. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some tips on how to travel with a big group.   1. Plan ahead...
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Discover Mkomazi National Park in Tanzania

Mkomazi National Park in Tanzania is one of the most beautiful and unique national parks in Africa. Located in the north-eastern part of Tanzania, the park offers visitors an opportunity to experience a different side of Tanzania, away from the hustle and bustle of the cities and tourist hotspots. In this blog, we will explore some of the reasons why Mkomazi National Park is a must-visit...
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Meet the Maasai- a cultural experience in Tanzania

The word ‘maasai’ makes us think of Tanzania. Have you ever met the maasai people? It is an amazing cultural experience in Tanzania. For those who may not know, you may be asking, who are the maasai people? The maasai is a tribe found in East Africa. Specifically Kenya and Tanzania. The maasai people are so unique, in that they used to feed on the milk and blood of livestock cattle. Without...
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Best walking tours in Northern Tanzania

Popular for its landscapes and wildlife, Northern Tanzania is popular with backpackers. The best walking tours in northern Tanzania have amazing views and wholesome indulgence in the wild. You can stay over in Moshi or Arusha and from there book a walking tour. Walking tours are great to get closer to the animals. You get a local guide and armed ranger who will show you around and explain it...
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Reasons to visit Tanzania

Here are reasons to visit Tanzania. Tanzania is known for safaris, sure. But what else is there to do in Tanzania? Here are reasons to visit Tanzania. This big and beautiful country offers amazing road trips, world-class safaris, gorgeous beaches and the renowned Mount Kilimanjaro. Amazing accommodation: When you think of Tanzania, some may be wary of what to expect when it comes to comfort...
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Best places to spend Christmas in Tanzania

The exciting festive season is here and we are all feeling the Christmas spirit. The best places to spend Christmas in Tanzania are those that offer scenery, adventure and joy. Once you are in Tanzania, the options are plenty but we have our favourite picks right here! As opposed to celebrating the conventional way, Christmas in Tanzania has sunny skies and blue waters. Wildlife and nature....
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5 Child friendly holiday ideas in East Africa

Traveling with children is something so many people worry about. How do we keep them entertained? What will they do there? Is it safe? This is why we came up with this article, talking about the perfect 5 Child friendly holiday ideas in East Africa. Traveling with kids may feel overwhelming but it actually is not as hard as you may imagine it to be. Kids can actually add more fun to your...
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Four places you must visit in Kilimanjaro

While you plan your Kilimanjaro trek, a great idea would be to incorporate an extra day or two to discover the surroundings of Mount Kilimanjaro, too. That is why we put together these four places that you must visit in Kilimanjaro. Kilimanjaro is a vast region of natural, untouched wonders. Witness nature at its best as you walk through coffee plantations, waterfalls and beautiful lakes....
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10 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Tanzania!

We hand-picked 10 of our favourite photos from all our adventures in Tanzania. These 10 photos are sure to make you want to visit Tanzania! Tanzania is a huge country in Eastern Africa, which is rich in culture, wildlife, landscapes and experiences. Some of the best safari experiences are right here in Tanzania!   Kilimanjaro: Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and getting to Uhuru peak is an...
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Five Reasons to choose Mount Kilimanjaro

If you want to go trekking, then there are several reasons to choose Mount Kilimanjaro. Mountains are fascinating, and trekking is a passion. For those passionate about mountain climbing, getting to the peak of one mountain is never enough. Every mountain ticked on the bucket list is a delight of beautiful experiences and challenges. Every mountain is different, and each mountain has its own...
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Why choose our Tanzanian Safari

Are you thinking of going on a Tanzanian Safari with Viva Africa Tours? The Tanzanian Safari is on the top of everyone’s bucket list when they travel to Africa. It is the perfect opportunity to witness wildlife, landscapes and nature like never before. Here are many reasons why you should choose to go on your Tanzanian Safari with us: We take care of you: Know that the moment you land...
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The most romantic destinations in Tanzania

If you are looking for ideal romantic holiday destinations for you and your better half, look no further! We have put together the most romantic destinations in Tanzania for you and your beau to spend quality time together. You could be on honeymoon, celebrating your anniversary or just celebrating love! Come to think of it, do we really need a special day to celebrate love? You can travel...
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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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