Trek, Safaris and Beaches in Tanzania
All of our treks, climb & safaris in Tanzania are run by Zara Tours – one of the longest standing and top operators in Northern Tanzania.
As a country Tanzania also boasts many other natural attractions such as trek to Mount Meru (4565m), the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Zanzibar.
The Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater are part of the ‘northern circuit’ of parks and arguably offer the best safari experiences in Africa! The annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra is a truly remarkable wildlife show and worth planning for. The best time to witness the migration is probably from mid January – March when the wildebeest and zebra have their young. Not only can you enjoy seeing baby animals, but the predators are at the highest number too.The Ngorongoro Conservation area borders the Serengeti in northern Tanzania and includes the world’s largest crater which acts as a natural enclosure for almost every species of wildlife found in East Africa. This includes the very rare black rhino. The Ngorongoro Crater is where you’ll witness some of the densest population of wildlife in the world and it’s an amazing place for photographers.
The island of Zanzibar offers gorgeous beaches, romantic hotels as well as the fascinating capital of Stone Town which was built by Arab slave traders and Spice merchants.
Tanzania lies just south of the equator and on the whole enjoys a tropical climate. There are two rainy seasons, generally the heaviest rains (called Masika) usually fall from the the beginning of April to early June and a shorter period of rain (called mvuli) during November. The dry season, with cooler temperatures, lasts from mid-June to October.
There are two International airports in Tanzania – one in Dar-es-Salaam (which is best if planning to travel straight on to Zanzibar) and another near to Mount Kilimanjaro called Kilimanjaro International aiport (JRO) which is best to use if intending on climbing Kilimanjaro or taking a safari. There are also long distance buses from Nairobi and Dar. Most nationalities will need a tourist visa to visit Tanzania which will be valid for 6 months from the date of issue. You can obtain your visa in advance through your nearest Tanzanian embassy, or on entry into the country (airport or border crossing if travelling by road).
Swahili is the official language of Tanzania, though most can speak English an attempt at the local language is always appreciated!
Hello = Jambo / hujambo / Salama
How are you? = Habari gani
Fine (response) = Nzuri
Yes = Ndiyo
Nice to meet you = Nafurahi kukuona
Goodnight = Lala salama
No = Hapana
Thank you = Asante
Thank you very much = Asante sana
Please = Tafadhali
OK = Sawa
Excuse me = Samahani