Whoever says Tanzania mostly thinks of the infamous Serengeti. The beautiful African country has become world-famous through the great animal documentaries, films and television programs by Bernhard Grzimek. The true nature lover knows of course that Tanzania has many other species-rich national parks and nature reserves to offer besides the Serengeti.
The paradise for nature lovers and animal watchers
Tanzania travelers can explore the Ngorongoro Crater, the unknown south of Tanzania, but also Kilimanjaro, Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Park. Not to be forgotten: the spice island of Zanzibar and, in our opinion, the even more beautiful and unknown island of Mafia Island, which also belong to Tanzania. The country has one of the greatest densities of wildlife in all of Africa, which is why it is so popular with nature travelers. Most of the Tanzania trips focus on the lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and wild dogs. In addition, there are countless attractive birds to marvel at, such as the crowned crane and the fighting eagle. Snorkelers and divers can get close to impressive whale sharks and other fish on the intact reefs of the offshore islands.
Travel information in brief
It is very difficult for Tanzania to specify the optimal travel time. The climate can often be described as tropical. It is warm to hot all year round, except in the high altitudes of the country. The dry season is between May and September. It hardly rains and is not that hot, in the mountains you have to reckon with cooler phases. Most of the rain falls from November to April. There are two rainy seasons on the coast in the north of the country: from March to May and from October to November.
Currency / money
The national currency is the Tanzanian Shilling (TZS). Euros and US dollars can be exchanged on site. You should bring US dollars to pay for visas, exit taxes and tips. Paying with credit cards is only partially possible in Tanzania in large cities. You shouldn’t rely on it and always have enough cash with you.
No special vaccinations are required when entering from Europe. When entering from yellow fever endemic areas, a yellow fever vaccination is necessary. The Federal Foreign Office recommends all standard vaccinations and a vaccination against hepatitis A. For long-term stays, the Federal Foreign Office recommends further vaccinations. There is a risk of dengue fever and malaria in Tanzania. Please contact your doctor or a tropical medicine specialist in good time.
Visa / entry
German nationals need a passport and a visa that is valid for six months after the return journey to travel to Tanzania. This can be requested for 50 US dollars when entering the country at the airport, the sea port of Zanzibar or at the major border crossings. However, it is recommended to apply for the visa in advance at the Tanzania embassy in Berlin in order to avoid long waiting times at the airport.
Serengeti, Zanzibar and Safari
Tanzania has a lot to offer its visitors! We know the country personally and organize various nature trips to Tanzania. The main attractions are of course the national parks, which have become world-famous: the Serengeti National Park is certainly the most famous, followed by the Ngorongoro Crater, Kilimanjaro, Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara National Park.
The southern regions of Tanzania should also be mentioned; the Selous Game Reserve, the Ruaha National Park and the Mikumi National Park are huge and definitely worth a visit during the Tanzania trip. If you still want to swim, you should go to the Tanzanian coast after a safari or cross over to the spice island of Zanzibar. As an insider tip, we would like to bring Mafia Island into play, where you can even watch whale sharks between November and April!
Tanzania is located in East Africa between Kenya and Mozambique. The mainland consists of a coastal plain with tropical vegetation, a high plateau in the south and the Maasai savannah in the north of the country. In most areas of Tanzania, the wet and dry savannah dominates with baobab trees and umbrella acacias, which correspond to the typical image of Africa. But you can also experience semi-deserts and coastal plains, some with mangrove swamps, on a trip to Tanzania.
Tanzania is a perfect country for nature lovers. It is not easy to travel everywhere, not least because of the language barrier. That’s why we don’t offer self-drive tours at the moment. At the moment it is better to visit Tanzania as part of a group tour. We deliberately keep our travel groups very small on group trips to Tanzania. During the Tanzania trip, everyone should have the opportunity to extensively observe the animals in the nature reserves and national parks. Our group tours to Tanzania are accompanied by excellent tour guides so that you can learn as much as possible about the country and the incredible nature. You can of course also expect the usual standard for our nature trips in Tanzania.
Our Tanzania trips always aim to support species conservation projects with part of the travel price. We know Tanzania personally and are in close contact with our local partners. Offering high-quality nature trips through Tanzania for you is our aim! We always follow our slogan: “Experience the beauties of nature and protect them”.