Tanzania and Zanzibar
From iconic Kilimanjaro to the home of the Big Five to the sandy beaches of Zanzibar
From the open plains of the Serengeti to the natural amphitheatre of the Ngorongoro Crater – one of the world’s natural wonders – and to the sun-kissed beaches of Zanzibar, you’ll find genuine warmth and hospitality in Tanzania and Zanzibar. The profusion of wildlife means that you are more than likely to spot the ‘Big Five’.
Kilimanjaro is a magnet for trekkers, whilst the island of Zanzibar offers stunning sandy beaches and fantastic scuba diving.
When to Visit Tanzania and Zanzibar
The best time to visit the Serengeti is January – March, when grazing animals are calving and there are plenty of lions around. The vast animal migrations, which occur at the onset of the dry season and again with the first rains, are one of nature’s greatest spectacles. The coastal resorts of Zanzibar enjoy a warm year-round climate tempered by sea breezes, but with heavy rains from April – May.
Tanzania and Zanzibar Quick Facts
TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT + 3 hours
VISAS: Visas are required for British, EU, and US passport holders. It is advisable to obtain before departure. A single-entry visa can be issued on arrival at the main ports of entry, subject to fulfilment of all immigration requirements but this is not recommended. Multiple entry visas cannot be issued on arrival. The passport should be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of the visa application.
LANGUAGE: Kiswahili, but English is widely spoken.
CURRENCY: Tanzanian Shilling.