Welcome to Tanzania

Tanzania is home to the great wildebeest and zebra herds and the pursuing predators that trek the Serengeti in an annual migration in search of fresh grazing and water sources. The annual migration of an estimated two million animals can happen anytime between May and July, depending on the rains, with the animals returning to the southern Serengeti from the Masai Mara around October.

This incredible wildlife spectacle is just one of Tanzania’s many attractions. Other attractions include the Ngorongoro Crater, the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, which is the highest free-standing mountain in the world, the Selous Game Reserve, the largest game reserve in Africa and the exotic spice islands of Zanzibar and Pemba. Tanzania combines very well as a safari destination with neighboring Kenya and is easily accessible to Uganda and Rwanda to see the amazing gorillas.

Climate

Although Tanzania lies close to the Equator, the climate is healthy and generally agreeable due to altitude – it is the coastal zones, which have what can truly be described as a tropical climate. There is plenty of clear sunshine all year round. Much of the terrain is above 1,500 metres and here the climate, although warm by day is often chilly at night. The ‘long rains’ usually fall in the months of April and May.

The migration usually takes place after the long rains, when from August to October the wildebeest migrate from Tanzania into Kenya to find new grazing. During the months of October and November, there are occasional scattered rains, the ‘short rains’, which freshen the atmosphere and vegetation and lay the dust.

Visa information

At the time of writing, a visa for Tanzania is required for Foreign Passport Holders. The visa can be obtained on arrival at the airport or at border posts.
Single Entry Visa: USD $50 per person on a Foreign Passport (subject to change).