Tanzania is Africa’s visual masterpiece. It is a country of natural splendour, astounding wildlife, seductive beaches, charming ancient towns, archaeological sites and geological wonders. Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, rises from lush, grassy plains and towers over the land. Its snow-capped peak is a sight to behold. Climbing Kilimanjaro is surprisingly easy and standing on the roof of Africa is a life-changing experience. The ideal bush and beach destination, visitors can witness the mighty herds of the Great Migration thundering across the Serengeti plains and end their unforgettable safari with a serene beach holiday on Zanzibar, the intoxicatingly beautiful and exotic Spice Island.
Tanzania offers an array of enticing options for safari-goers. The renowned northern circuit is packed full of national parks and conservation areas teeming with wildlife of every shape and size.
Tarangire shelters her majestic elephants and baobab trees. Follow a serpentine road down to the Ngorongoro Crater floor in search of the elusive black rhino. Stay in a mobile camp perfectly positioned on the vast Serengeti plains near the migratory herds. A safari through the South is a venture into wildlife havens like the Selous, Ruaha and Katavi; where the remoteness is the appeal and the rewards are great. Our team is ready and waiting to help you decide what would suit you best!
The best times to see Tanzania’s wildlife and Zanzibar’s beautiful beaches happily coincide. Travel in July to September to catch the river crossings of the Great Migration and for Spice Island sunshine. Try June or September to avoid the biggest safari crowds, or head south – the southern national parks are quiet all year round. Outside peak season, January and February offer generally dry weather and wildlife emerges to make the most of the topped-up waterholes. In Zanzibar, water visibility can be up to 20-30m.
A number of international airlines fly directly within East Africa among them British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Egypt Air, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad, Kenya Airways, Qatar, KLM, Uganda Airways South African Airlines and Turkish Airlines. Most major towns have an airstrip as do most National Parks and Game Reserves. There are regular scheduled flights between most airstrips, and there are reputable charter operations as well
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What are the visa requirements for East African Countries?
Tanzania single entry visa costs US $50 per person and is applied for via Tanzania Consulate
East African Tourist Visa:
If you are planning to travel to East Africa and travel to the East Africa countries (Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania) it is recommendable to request for the East African Tourist Visa. This special East Africa tourist visa costs US $100 per person and allows 90 days multiple entry to Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania.
How to obtain the East African Tourist Visa.
Applications for the East Africa Tourist visa is at any of the diplomatic representation of the Republic of Kenya, Republic of Rwanda and Republic of Uganda and Republic of Tanzania at the Immigration Offices of the respective countries or online where applicable.
- Uganda and Kenya: upon arrival at the airport and can be paid directly in cash and find information on the visa application process on the consular section of your local Kenya embassy’s website.
- Rwanda: online via the Rwanda Immigration website. Similar to the application for the single entry visa but make sure to select the East African Tourist Visa.
- Tanzania has recently joined though information on how to apply for this visa is yet to be confirmed.
Within East Africa, accommodations ranges are budget, midrange, and luxury/top end facilities. These consist of Guest Houses, Motels, Dormitories, camping grounds, Hostels, Hotels, Lodges, Luxury Tented Camps, Fly in Camps, Cottages /Cabins. During your itinerary designing, we always advise accordingly with descriptions of the facilities and do aim for comfort, cleanliness, safety, and a good location.
Rooming and Single Room Supplements (SRS)
Within the national parks, most of rooms are twin bedded rooms despite the fact that the rooms may be booked as single rooms as well. There is supplement to book a single room. If you are travelling as a family, most facilities lack family settings however some do arrange triple rooms from time to time what is normally called Extra Bed Supplement – a twin bedded room with an additional bed
Most of the lodges around and in the national parks offer rates inclusive of meals (Full Board) however you may request for a bed and breakfast option to get advice accordingly. Children rates are offered between 2 -12 years –usually 50% off adult rate though this has to be reconfirmed.
Meals range from local cuisine to intercontinental cuisines
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Everything was perfect. We were a family of 5 adults -three adult children and parents and we all loved every minute of our trip. Of course the two trips to the gorillas was quite truly a once off unforgettable 2 hours in ours lives. We simply could not fault the operators organisation and wonderful choices of accomodation and planning and choosing Justinn as our kind and considerate guide. 5 stars for everything for the 5 of us We shall all never forget this incredible experience.
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