Where to Go
These know before you go travel tips are designed with you in mind, this is helpful hints to help you prepare for a smooth and enjoyable safari in Tanzania. It is your guide to getting ready for your vacation and contains general information on travel documentation and customs, including budgeting, transportation, climate, languages, and much more. Enjoy tour touring to Tanzania with Enticing Safaris
Capital: Dodoma (administrative capital) and Dar es Salaam (business capital)
Language: Swahili, English, and more than 120 different ethnic tribes
Population: 50 million.
Time Zone: GMT +3
Currency: Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)
The country is bordered by Uganda, Kenya, Congo, Burundi, Rwanda, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, and the Indian Ocean.
Tanzania is home to 16 national parks, 17 nature reserves, and 38 protected areas, and has the largest concentration of animals per square kilometer in the world. When Tanganyika and Zanzibar united in 1964, they created Tanzania, a paradise of magnificent scenery, culture, wildlife, and adventure. Within its borders is a virtual treasure trove of attractions that includes the legendary Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Mount Kilimanjaro, the Great Rift Valley, and the idyllic beaches of Zanzibar. It’s a country whose distinctive geography offers up a little of everything: mountains, rivers, oceans, lakes, islands, tropical rainforests, volcanoes, and whose red-clad Maasai warriors and semi-nomadic tribesmen make an unforgettable impression with their traditions and warm hospitality. And, yes, this is the land that wrote the books on safaris. Permanent, year-round water supplies make Tanzania the site of the Great Migration, one of the greatest natural phenomena and spectacles on Earth. With millions of wildebeest, zebra, elands and grant and Thomson gazelles, congregating among resident, Cape buffalo, elephants, giraffes, lions, cheetahs, leopards, hippos, rhinos, crocodiles, hundreds of species of birds, and the largest troops of baboons in the world, it’s little wonder that Tanzania is one of the most popular safari destinations on the continent.
VISA, PASSPORTS, AND OTHER ENTRY REQUIREMENTS.
You are responsible for obtaining and paying for all entry documents (visas, etc.) and for meeting all health requirements (inoculations, etc.) as required by the laws, regulations, or orders of the countries you will visit. We cannot accept liability if you are refused entry onto any transport or into any country for failure to carry correct documentation.
The embassy or visa service will be able to advice of the latest requirements for obtaining a visa. A visa for your visit to Tanzania is necessary for US citizens and other nationalities.
If you hold a passport from another country, check with your local consulate about requirements for travel to Tanzania. Visas can be obtained through an embassy a visa service, or
online https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa/ prior to departing from your country.
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WHEN TO TRAVEL
Best time to visit Tanzania
Tanzania has three very distinct seasons and your itinerary should be designed accordingly. For example, the Serengeti is a huge place and going to the wrong place at the wrong time can leave you with a sense of traveling through a wasteland – with a mouthful of dust! The same goes for the rest of Tanzania; going to some of the Southern Tanzania National Parks in the rainy season (or just after) will ensure some intimate experiences with Tsetse flies…
For a safari in Northern Tanzania (Serengeti and surrounding parks) the season is determined by the movement of the annual wildebeest migration. These animals are constantly on the move and we can generally predict where they should be at a given time of the year. Since the Serengeti is vast and we don’t want to waste time driving over barren areas we focus our “Serengeti time” in the area where the migration will be.
So…when choosing a time of year to go, we can help you with what is typically the best wildlife viewing during that period and make sure you get there to see it. Here are our itineraries for each season:
THE BEST TIME TO GO FOR GAME VIEWING.
|E = Excellent|
|G = Good|
|F = Fair|
|P = Poor|
The chart gives you an idea for game viewing in Tanzania national parks.
- December – March – The Short Rains
- April – June – The Long Rains
- July – November – the Dry Season