Tanzania is a beautiful country in Africa best known for its diverse cultures, fascinating cities, epic wildlife encounters, exotic food, and picture-perfect coastline stretches with lush coconut palms, soft white sands, and the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. The finest of Tanzania beaches can be found in Zanzibar, including the famous Jambiani Beach which is located in a sleepy fishing village. Then there’s the Tanzania capital Dodoma, offering a modern take on the country.
Book cheap Tanzania holidays with Brightsun Travel and look forward to plenty of once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences; you could witness the Great Wildebeest Migration at the Serengeti National Park on a Tanzania safari, spend the day at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Tanzania to encounter the big 5 game and marvel at the Ngorongoro Crater, go hiking up breath-taking volcanic mountains, and enjoy a camp safari experience. The adventure options are endless here.
Main Road Paje, Jambiani 2484, Tanzania
PO Box 3151, North East near Nungwi, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Nungwi Road, Nungwi , Zanzibar, Tanzania
Zanzibar is a gorgeous set of islands located in Tanzania, boasting pristine stretches of Indian Ocean coastline lined with picture-perfect beaches where you can stroll along fine white sands, admire swaying coconut palms, and swim in crystal-clear waters. Jambiani Beach is located in Zanzibar, which is frequently named as one of the finest beaches in the world. Nungwi Beach along Zanzibar’s northwest coast is also one to note, best known for its diving, sunset viewing, and entertainment opportunities.
Zanzibar has a rich cultural heritage worth delving into and a diverse array of cultural influences and traditions which you can learn about at top-class museums, including the Peace Memorial Museum and the Palace Museum. You could also visit Stone Town, the oldest region in Zanzibar and a UNESCO World Heritage Centre with lots of beautifully preserved historic architecture and the opportunity to experience a traditional dhow ride.
Brightsun Travel offers superb value Zanzibar holidays, transporting you to this charming paradise land. You could plan your visit during one of Zanzibar’s colourful festivals such as the Mwaka Kogwa, a four day event celebrating the Shirazi New Year. Finally, a trip to Zanzibar makes for some incredible culinary experiences; the food here is exotic and flavourful, created with all kinds of delicious spices produced at local plantations, many of which you can take a tour of.
Tanzania Currency: You’ll be spending Tanzanian Shillings, and USD is also widely accepted.
Language: Swahili is the official language of Tanzania, and English is the second official language spoken.
Local Time in Kenya: 3 hours ahead of GMT
Flight Time from the UK: There is no direct flight service to Tanzania from the UK, but passengers can take a non-direct route from London airports. The fastest flight time to Tanzania from London is around 10hr 25min.
Tourist Information: Visit the official Tanzania tourist information site for lots of helpful information regarding upcoming events, where to go, what to do, and how to get around.
Health/Travel Restrictions: To travel to Tanzania, British citizens need a valid passport. A visa is also required to enter Kenya – these tourist entry visas are issued electronically as part of the country’s e-visas system, where applications can be submitted online and completed and approved before departure. For up to date travel advice and health recommendations visit the government’s travel advice for Tanzania.
A: Most tourist holidays in Tanzania are trouble-free, however the country does often have violent crimes take place, with reports of British nationals being victims of muggings, especially in Dar es Salaam. Please take precautions such as only using licensed taxis, walking far from the road in public, avoiding carrying valuables, and generally being vigilant at all times.
A: Tanzania is famed for being the site of the Great Migration – a once-in-a-lifetime safari experience that is best witnessed between July and September. However, because of this popular event, there could be crowds. If you’d prefer a quieter wildlife viewing experience, visit between November and March; this is the rainy season which makes the country’s landscapes beautiful and green and offers prime bird-watching conditions, and you’ll also still be likely to witness the herds of the Great Migration.
Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Centre in Zanzibar allows an enlightening insight into Tanzania’s heritage with lots of preserved historic structures and traditional wooden dhows which were once used for trade transport. Other awesome things to do in Zanzibar include exploring local spice plantations, visiting some of the best beaches in Zanzibar including Jambiani Beach and Nungwi Beach, and admiring nature at its finest at the Jozani Forest.
Tanzania is blessed with a year-round pleasant climate with plenty of warm sunshine to enjoy. The best time to visit Tanzania, however, is between June and October, as the weather is not too hot but mild enough to enjoy the outdoors, and rainfall is at a minimum. There is a higher chance of rainfall in between the months of March-May and November-December.
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