When it comes to luxury holidays, nothing says exotic more than Tanzania. This incredible African country has absolutely everything. You can climb the continent's highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, see spectacular animal migrations across the Serengeti, then put your feet up on the sun-bleached sands of Zanzibar. So if wildlife, scenery and sunshine is on your bucket list - think about taking a holiday to Tanzania and read on to find out how to plan your trip of a lifetime.
When you think of Tanzania holidays, you will probably imagine going on a safari holiday. While you can, of course, go in search of the amazing big game animals, Tanzania and its main coastal resort, Zanzibar, are also paradise beach holiday destinations. Add in the fascinating culture and delicious cuisine and you have an incredible holiday destination waiting to be explored.
Top things to see on Tanzania holidays include the amazing wildlife in their natural surroundings. Unguja island off the east coast of Tanzania, more commonly known as Zanzibar has an interesting history and unique culture.
The best time to go to Tanzania is during the dry season which is from July to October. This is the perfect time for a romantic couples or family holiday. Those who are looking for more adventurous Tanzania holidays won't mind a little rain or the cheaper prices from December to March. January and February is the best time to visit the Serengeti to see the wildebeest migration and calving.
Kilimanjaro International Airport near Arusha and Julius Nyerere International Airport near Dar es Salaam are the main airports in Tanzania. When travelling to Tanzania or Zanzibar flights usually connect in another location before continuing on to the final destination. Flights usually take 12-14 hours in total to both Tanzania and Zanzibar. Both locations are three hours ahead of GMT.
A country of 30 million, with around 120 different ethnic groups each with their own language, Tanzania is a melting pot of culture. Swahili is the official language of Tanzania and English is a widely-spoken second language. Traditional dress, dance and cuisine can be seen and tasted throughout the country.
UK passport holders may be able to get a single entry visa on arrival in Tanzania, but it is recommended to apply for one before you travel. A visa can be obtained from the Tanzanian High Commission in London. Vaccinations may also be required before travelling to Tanzania or Zanzibar, check with a medical professional. You may also be interested in great lastminute.com deals to these other destinations: