Tanzania is a land of contrast. From the snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro to the endless plains of the Serengeti, from the sun-kissed islands of the Zanzibar Archipelago to the gentle shore of lake Victoria, the country contains immense cultural and natural wealth, it was here, on the dust-floor of Olduvai Gorge, that early man left his footprints. it was here on a palm-fringed Zanzibar, that Swahili traders welcomed dhows and trading boats from across the Indian Ocean. For Millennia, Tanzania has played an essential part in the life of the African Continent. the great wildebeest migration alone comprises the largest movement of land animals on the planet.
Tanzania is a land of contrast. From the snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro to the endless plains of the Serengeti, from the sun-kissed islands of the Zanzibar Archipelago to the gentle shore of lake Victoria, the country contains immense cultural and natural wealth, it was here, on the dust-floor of Olduvai Gorge, that early man left his footprints. It was here on a palm-fringed Zanzibar, that Swahili traders welcomed dhows and trading boats from across the Indian Ocean. For Millennia, Tanzania has played an essential part in the life of the African Continent. The great wildebeest migration alone comprises the largest movement of land animals on the planet.
With over 25% of the country's total landmass dedicated to wildlife parks and conservation areas, Tanzania remains wholeheartedly committed to the preservation of Africa's great wilderness and an incredible range of animal species. Tanzania is one of Africa's peaceful countries. home to a flourishing democracy and prospering economy, known for its peace and security, a well-maintained infrastructure, and three International Airports connect its bustling commercial centers and ensure easy transportation, whether by air or road. Tanzania's people are a diverse mix of traditional tribes, village farmers, and cosmopolitan professionals united by a common language, Swahili, and a strong sense of national community.
When is the Best time to Visit Tanzania Through our own experience, Tanzania can be visited year-round and no matter the time of the year you visit there is always something special, take an example the rainy season (which we like to call it green season), is the best time to see the wildebeest migration in Serengeti as the herds will be heading or arrived into the southern part of the park, and we also find that Ngorongoro crater becomes even more beautiful during the green season. But in general, it’s easier to get around in the dry season (June - October) and in many parks, this is the time when animals are easier to find around water holes and rivers.
Grasses are also less dense, making it easier to spot wildlife. However, as the dry season corresponds in part with the high-travel season, lodges and camps become crowded and accommodation prices are at a premium. Apart from these general considerations, the ideal time to go on a safari depends on which parks and reserves you want to visit and what you want to see and do. Large sections of Katavi National Park, for example, are only accessible during the dry season, when vast herds of elephants, buffaloes, and more jostle for space at scarce water sources. Tarangire National Park although accessible year-round is another park best visited during the dry season when wildlife concentrations are far higher than at other times of the year.
In Serengeti, by contrast, wildlife concentrations are comparatively low during the dry season; it’s during the wet season (green season) that you will see the enormous herds of wildebeests in the park’s southern eastern section, although the dry season is best for lions and other predators. For birding, the wet season is the best time in many areas. If you timing your safari around specific events such as the Serengeti wildebeest migration, remember that seasons vary from year to year and are difficult to accurately predict in advance.
The Northern Tanzania Safari Circuit can be visited year-round, though the best times to visit are either side of the main peak seasons: late January, February, March, late May, and June to see the migration, especially in Serengeti and Ngorongoro; or in the dry season of September, October, November and early December, since animals are found near the water bodies, e.g. Tarangire River, Mara River, Lake Manyara, and the crater floor lake.
The best time to climb Kilimanjaro or Meru is September to early November during the dry season when the sky is usually clear from clouds. Avoid the rainy season which starts in March and ends in June, because the slopes are more slippery. However, the climbing can also be arranged for June and July.
A good safari should involve walking or hiking: Hiking in Ngorongoro Highlands (Olmoti Crater and Empakaai Crater) accompanied by Maasai Warriors; Lake Eyasi walking with Hadza hunters and gatherers', otherwise long day trekking to Mount Makarot and Ol Doinyo Lengai; all these can be accommodated in the same itinerary Other safari interests in the north is balloon safari, which is operated over and above Serengeti National Park and Tarangire National Park.
The Magic of safari isn't all this great country has to offer, tropical beaches, coral reefs, and the Swahili culture along the Indian Ocean coast are also the main attraction for visitors who wants to end their experience of the African Bush with some well-earned relaxation, Zanzibar's style. For the more intrepid adventurers a climb to the rooftop of Africa, Mt Kilimanjaro, is a highlight of a safari itinerary. Longer treks through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, through the magical Gol Mountains, or up the active volcano of Oldonyo Lengai are a fantastic way to experience less-visited parts of the country in a new way.
Tanzania has a wealth of diverse groups that make up its national community. Hunter-gatherer tribes and fierce Maasai coexist in the northern wilderness, and lesser-known people like Wadorobo and Iragw also make up the college of the country. Cultural tourism has become a popular choice for many visitors to Tanzania, with different programmers and itineraries on offer around the country. From day hikes on the slope of Mount Meru to honey collecting in the Usambara Mountains discovering local culture is a highlight for any visitor to Africa.
SO welcome to Tanzania - experience the warmth of our people, the magic of our wilderness, and the sheer wonder of our wildlife; Lindo Travel makes it possible for you and for the local people you visit. IF you are looking for a Tanzania Safari then! Please let us know, we will be ready to organize a Safari that you will always remember for the rest of your life. Click here to go to our contact page and tell us the type of safari you are looking for, or ask us to provide you with safari ideas that will make your planning much easier.
Packing list for safari
If this is your first time in Tanzania or your first time on safari, this packing list below can help to be well-prepared and comfortable during your adventure. If you do forget a few things, don’t worry, you can pick up most everyday items in town before you leave.
You are responsible for bringing personal equipment and clothes while communal equipment (i.e.Tents, food, cooking items, etc.) Is provided. The downloadable PDf file below provides a gear list of required, recommended, and optional items to bring. Make sure the equipment is high quality and suitable for high mountain expeditions. The clothes listed are for hiking during the day, lounging in the camp, and sleeping. Layers are important so you can adjust your clothing to variable temperatures. The inner layer should be moist wicking – no cotton.
The next layer should be insulating and warm, and your top layer should be waterproof but breathable. All extra luggage not related to your climb can be stored in our office. Be selective in what else you take with you. Our porters are limited to carrying 35 lbs. (15 kg) of your personal belongings.
Excess weight requires additional porter(s) and must be reported to us beforehand.
For a complete list please visit the following link what to bring for a Kilimanjaro Climb
You can now apply for an Online Visa to visit the United Republic of Tanzania (both Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar). You are required to fill in the online form, make a payment, and submit your application online. Your form will be internally reviewed and processed.
Applicants will be notified through their e-mails whether their applications have been accepted or rejected. They may also TRACK their application statuses through the online system. Applicants may as well be required to visit the nearest Tanzanian Embassies or Consular Offices for interviews.Language English is widely spoken but a few words of Swahili can be useful and will be appreciated greatly by the locals. Below is more Tanzania Travel Information that you may need to know.
Please consider the following information beforehand.
The vast majority of Tanzanians still live a lifestyle very close to their traditional lifestyles, and most people are subsistence farmers. The Maasai people favored by photographers for their strikingly colorful decor live a pastoral existence following their herds of cattle to better grazing areas, still adhering to the traditions and ceremonies of their ancestors. Their villages are located throughout northern Tanzania, Other small tribes of hunter-gatherers, living according to their ancient customs and traditions can also be found in this area. At Lindo Travel and Tours, we consider the cultural component of any safari to be essential.
All of our guides are Tanzanian born. They are an excellent resource to help you gain greater insight into the local culture. We don’t promote specially staged dances and tourist-oriented presentations. Instead on most of our trips, we begin with a visit to a traditional village where you are welcomed as friends of Lindo Travel into their lives and invited to get to know them as they get to know you. As we drive between parks, we pass many villages and Masai Bomas giving you further glimpses into the lives of the Tanzanian people. We also offer a special trip in which our guests travel well off the beaten path to spend time among the other local people and observe their traditional ways of life.
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Tanzania remains wholeheartedly committed to the preservation of Africa's great wilderness and an incredible range of animal species. Tanzania is one of Africa's peaceful countries. home to a flourishing democracy and prospering economy, known for its peace and security, a well-maintained infrastructure, and three International Airports connect its bustling commercial centers and ensure easy transportation, whether by air or road. Tanzania people are a diverse mix of traditional tribes, village farmers, and cosmopolitan professionals united by a common language, Swahili, and a strong sense of national community.