Tanzania Travel Guide
Cover all bases before you leave home and head for Tanzania with our handy travel guide resources. Plan your itinerary with our choice of best game parks to visit and our guide to the best time to go. Make sure you have the correct visa and read through our Top Travel Tips for more info on health advice, currency, shopping, WiFi access and more. Help narrow down your choice of safari style with our guides to overland camping and lodge-accommodated safaris so you know what to expect of both options. There's also a comprehensive guide to East Africa's Great Wildebeest Migration and where to find the Big 5 in Africa.
Top national parks to visit as well as beaches to enjoy and mountains to conquer
A detailed guide on where and when you can witness nature's impressive spectacle
by Abdulrazak Gurnah
- The Tree Where Man Was Born
by Peter Matthiessen
- The Gunny Sack
by MG Vassanji
Facts about Tanzania
- Tanzania is one of the largest countries in Africa and home to the continent's highest point, Mt. Kilimanjaro.
- Over 120 different languages are spoken in Tanzania, including the Bantu languages with over 535 dialects.
- A third of the country is occupied by national parks including Africa's largest nature reserve, the Serengeti.
Tanzania Travel Advice for Australian Travellers
Safety of our travellers is paramount and we keep informed of the latest travel advice on Tanzania. We recommend that you check the latest travel advice from Smart Traveller when planning your trip.
Flying to Tanzania from Australia:
Tanzania is roughly a 22-25 hour flight from Australia with the majority of airlines operating with two transit stops en route. There are a number of international transport hubs in Tanzania - Kilimanjaro international airport and the Julius Nyerere international airport at Dar es Salaam. There's also a domestic airport at Arusha. Which airport you need to fly in or out of will depend on your chosen tour. If flying from Sydney to Kilimanjaro one of the quickest options is with Emirates and Precision Air via Dubai and Nairobi. From Melbourne or Perth to Kilimanjaro Qatar Airways is the best option with just one stop in Doha en route. If flying to Dar es Salaam then Emirates via Dubai is a great option from most major cities in Australia. Check out Skyscanner for flight deals from Australia to Tanzania.