The land of Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar and the Serengeti

An East African haven that boasts natural wealth and wildlife spanning over luscious plains, mountains, rivers and coastlines. Welcome to Tanzania, the land of safaris and a deep-rooted culture that dates back aeons. From the friendly locals, who are more than happy to share their world with you, to the primitive landmarks that just simply take your breath away, a country like this is a unique destination that offers a luxury holiday unlike any other.

Luxury Holidays to Tanzania

Just picture yourself riding along in a jeep in the Serengeti, watching the wildebeests run across the plains during migration season, or observing the remarkable tree-climbing lions at Lake Manyara. Imagine seeing Mt. Kilimanjaro in person, with its ice-capped summits and its heart-stopping sights, or even sailing down the Rufiji River and coming into close proximity with sleeping crocodiles. A holiday to Tanzania is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, guaranteed to be a transformative experience.

Reasons to Holiday in Tanzania

Safari – Tanzania is the ultimate destination for safaris. The rich wildlife is why this African holiday destination has won the hearts of animal lovers. Witness some of earth’s most majestic creatures up close and in person, from the wandering elephants, to prowling lions and running wildebeests. Migration season is the best time of the year to observe the animals in their natural habitat, which usually occurs during the months of June and July.

Beaches –The palm-fringed idyllic coastlines which frame this East African country are truly an enchanting sight to behold. Tanzania’s beaches are legendary for its powder-soft white sands and colourful sunsets, most of which can be found on the neighbouring island of Zanzibar.

Adventure Travel – Experienced adventurers know that a holiday to Tanzania is a holiday filled with heart-pumping activities. Thousands of rock climbers and trekkers flock to sites like Mt. Kilimanjaro, hoping to conquer its great heights to be rewarded with a panoramic view of Africa unlike any other.

Culture – Home to a total of 120 tribes, including the red-cloaked Maasai tribe and Mt. Kilimanjaro residing Chagga people, Tanzania is enriched with unique traditions and customs that are best experienced, rather than observed.

Things to See and Do in Tanzania

Serengeti National Park – Known as one of the greatest wildlife-watching destinations on earth, it’s no wonder animal lovers have anointed the Serengeti as the mecca for safari. Made up of 14,763-sq-km, the name itself translates to ‘endless plains’. It’s one of the few places on the planet where you can observe the Big Five: lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards and buffalo, all in one setting.

Mt. Kilimanjaro – With its snowy tops reaching beyond the clouds in the sky, Kilimanjaro is an unmissable sight which has undoubtedly put Tanzania on the map for adventure-seekers. Mt. Kilimanjaro stands at a whopping 5896 metres (19343 feet) and is Africa’s highest mountain and free-standing volcano. A holiday to Tanzania would not be complete without a visit to this magnificent mountain, regardless if you’re looking to observe or climb the giant.

Zanzibar Archipelago – Located 23 miles away from the mainland, the Zanzibar islands are the perfect setting for a luxury beach resort. The pristine shores, lined with palm trees and ancient baobab trees, is an attractive place for sun-seekers. For a cultural trip, be sure to spend an afternoon in the ancient city of Stone Town, a UNESCO cultural heritage site.

Culture Tourism - Specialised culture tours, which are popular amongst tourists, allow for visitors to travel to local villages and join a family for a homemade meal. The local Tanzanians take pride in their culture and are known to be hospitable and welcoming to visitors looking to learn more about their history and culture.

Tanzania Weather

Holidaymakers can expect tropical climates along the Tanzania coast, with seasonal peaks reaching as high as 30 degrees Celsius from October to May. Our Kenwood Travel experts recommend visiting the country during the summer season (June to September) as temperatures tend to be cooler, with lows of 25 degrees Celsius. Plus, migration season begins in June and ends at the end of July. The rainy season, otherwise known as the ‘Green Season’, occurs from April to mid-May and from November to December.

Facts about Tanzania

  • Main Airport – Julius Nyerere International Airport
  • Official Languages – Swahili and English
  • Currency – Tanzanian Shilling

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Useful information

  • Local time GMT (+3)
  • Currency Tanzanian Shilling
  • Language Swahili
  • Location Country in East Africa
  • Flying time 8 Hours & 49 minutes

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