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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.

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Best Places to Visit

Top national parks to visit as well as beaches to enjoy and mountains to conquer

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Best Time to Visit

Information on the seasons in Tanzania and when's best for wildlife spotting


Top Travel Tips

Plenty of useful info on everything from money to health, shopping to tipping


Traveller Visas

Visa requirements for Tanzania and information on getting your visa


About Overland Safaris

What to expect of our overland camping safaris from the trucks to the tents


About Lodge Safaris

More about our lodge accommodated safaris in Africa and what to expect

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The Great Migration

A detailed guide on where and when you can witness nature's impressive spectacle

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Spotting Africa's Big 5

Discover what they are and where best to find them in Tanzania and beyond


Safari Wildlife Guide

A handy, quick reference for where to see Africa's wildlife and the best time to do so

Get to know Tanzania

Recommended Reading

  • Paradise
    by Abdulrazak Gurnah
  • The Tree Where Man Was Born
    by Peter Matthiessen
  • The Gunny Sack
    by MG Vassanji
Did you know...?

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 New Zealand Travellers

The safety of our travellers is of prime importance and we closely monitor current travel advice on Tanzania. We recommend that you check the latest travel updates from Safe Travel New Zealand when planning your trip.

Flying to Tanzania from New Zealand:

Tanzania is roughly a 30 hour flight from New Zealand with at least two transit stops made 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. From Auckland to Kilimanjaro the better two-stop flight options are with Thai Airways via Bangkok and Cathay Pacific with a second stop elsewhere in Africa. To Dar es Salaam from Auckland the quicker flights are with Qantas and Emirates via Melbourne and Dubai.

Useful Online Resources:

The official Tanzania Tourist Organisation site and the latest Tanzania Weather Updates from the BBC.