Dar es Salaam would
be your entry point into Tanzania from
outside of Africa. Airlines that service these routes include Air Tanzania
and Kenya Airways.
South African Airways
Tanzania Government Flight
Land & water
Main entry points into Tanzania from other African countries include
Burundi (Kobero Bridge), Kenya (Namanga and Hororo), Malawi (Songwe
River and Mbamba Bay), Mozambique (Kilambo), Rwanda (Rusumo Falls),
Uganda (Mutukula) and Zambia (Tunduma).
When to Go
June to October, just after the rainy
in Tanzania is the best time to go, the air is cool after
the rain. Most visitors flock to the country during this time.
From late December up until February there are fewer tourists but the
weather is hot and it is considered as high season due to the holidays.
The rainy season starts in March until June,
it is beautiful and green but also very muddy. Visitors to the region
dies down during this period and is considered as low season.
Highlights not to Miss
The are comprises of Zanzibar Island and other smaller islands like
Pemba to the north. Zanzibar itself is typical of the 'spice islands'
with narrow streets in Stone Town, palm-fringed beaches and pristine
coral reefs. Stone Town is the main attraction on the island with whitewashed,
coral houses, quaint shops, bazaars, mosques and squares.
The highest peak in Africa at 5896 m is Kibo which is
a magnificent sight. On the lower levels are farmlands and the mountain
lush rainforest, alpine meadows and barren landscapes to the summits
of Kibo and Mawenzi. Hundreds of trekkers are lured here every year,
with the right preparation you can walk all the way without ropes or
technical climbing knowledge.
Arusha National Park
One of Tanzania's smallest parks but one of the most beautiful and
varied landscapes. The main features include Ngorongoro Crater,
lakes and Mt Meru. Momela lakes are of particular interest
for bird-watchers. The lakes attract a wide variety of wader birds and
are fed by underground streams. Each lake has a different type of algal
growth with a variety of colours due to the mineral content.
Serengeti National Park
Covering an area of about 14 763 sq km is this most famous national
park. It is contiguous with masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. The
vast, treeless plains is where you will find tens of thousands of hoofed
animals constantly on the move for fresh grassland. The wildebeest being
of particular interest as they migrate to the Mara and back to the Serengeti
again over a period of six months. From December to May you will find
them in the Serengeti and then between July and October in the Masai
The crater area is a range of interrelated ecosystems with the crater
being the main attraction. The Ngorongoro Crater has a high concentration
of wildlife with striking scenery. The crater is about 20 km wide, within
the walls are an astounding variety of animals and vegetation. There
are grasslands, swamps, forests, saltpans, a freshwater lake and therefore
rich bird life. Here you will find the Maasai locals tending to their
cattle among the wildlife.
Gombe Stream National Park
Tanzania's smallest park with an area of only 52 sq km. This is where
Jane Goodall began her study of wild chimpanzees in 1960. These primates
are well habituated and you can sometimes get as close as 5 m from them.
Selous Game Reserve
With an area of about 50 000 sq km, which
is 5% of Tanzania's total land area, Selous is the largest wildlife
reserve in Africa.
The game reserve's most striking feature would be without a doubt
the Rufiji River, where you can go on a boat safari.