Tanzania is among the notable wildlife safari destinations of Africa with Serengeti National Park that adjoins Kenya’s Masaai Mara along with Ngorongoro Crater being the flagship destinations always sought after by world travellers while on safaris in Tanzania. The Great Wildebeest Migration is one of the wonders of Africa’s wild while the self sustaining Ngororongoro crater formed 3 million years past at 610m depth and the floor width of 260 sq km listed among the seven Natural wonders of the Africa.
Besides Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro crater, the extensive wild game viewing is undertaken in other wildlife parks including; Arusha National Park, Mkomazi National Park, Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, Gombe National Park, Katavi National Park, Mahale National Park, Rubondo National Park, Saanane National Park, Kitulo National Park, Mikumi National Park, Ruaha National Park, Saadani National Park and Udzugwa National Park.
Tanzania features three of the great lakes though shared with the neighbouring countries and these include; Lake Victoria, Lake Nyasa and Lake Tanganyika – the deepest on continent, the famous Kalambo waterfalls which is Africa’s second highest fall and the largest marine protected area in Zanzibar Manai Bay Conservation Area.
Kilimanjaro International Airport has become the leading entry point for Tanzania’s wildlife safari enthusiasts especially those interested in the northern circuit which is blessed with popular destinations and abundant wild game. While the off shore Island of Zanzibar is the leading Island destination in East Africa with magnificent beaches, beautiful marine parks and clove farms not forgetting the historical stone town with its sites of interest.
Tanzania is recognised world over regarding to her contribution to the account of human evolution. It is at Olduvai Gorge in the north of Tanzania that Dr Leakey discovered the skull of early man in the year 1960 adding substantively to the account. This along with wildlife sites and the Marina ecosystem combine to make safaris in Tanzania worth undertaking.
Tanzania National Parks and other areas you can visit
With three extinct volcanic cones on the most distinctive feature in the park which is Mt.Kilimanjaro, the national park lies in the Northeast of Tanzania along the border with Kenya near Moshi city and is about 300Km south of the equator. It’s the most popular and most visited National Park in Tanzania covering a total surface area of about 652Km². Historically, the area of the park was gazzeted in 1921 as a game reserve together with its adjacent forests by the German colonists. Mt.Kilimanjaro was however declared a national park in 1973 and was open for public access in 1977.
Just about 126Km SoutHwest of Arusha city lies Lake Manyara National Park. Covering a total surface area of about 325 km², the national park lies both in the Manyara and Arusha administrative regions. The park is named after its dominant feature, Lake Manyara. Stretching at about 50Km along the 600m high rift valley escarpment , Lake Manyara National Park offers a wilderness experience in diverse habitats, from its Rift Valley soda lake (Manyara), to dense woodlands and steep mountainsides.
The conservation area lies about 180Km west of Arusha in the crater highlands of Tanzania. The conservation area derives its name from the Ngorongoro crater which is a large volcanic caldera in the area. Ngorongoro covers a total surface area of about 8,292Km and is divided into several regions that are covered with a breath taking ecosystem and spectacular biodiversity.
It is one of the famous National parks in Tanzania situated in the Northern circuit. Serengeti National park covers a total surface area of about 5,700Km². It is the oldest and most popular National park in Tanzania due to its huge population of wildlife. he name Serengeti is derived from a Masaai word which means ‘endless plains’. The park is popularly known for its migration of about a million wildebeest and about 200 thousand Zebra’s from the northern to the southern sector during e short rains of October and November.
Stretching at about 2,850Km, Tarangire is the 6th largest national park in Tanzania. It is bordered by Lake Manyara to the North West, Arusha and Kilimanjaro national parks to the North East.
Tanzania Wildlife Safari Packages
The 2 Days Safari in Tanzania features the two destinations of Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara and are perfectly to suit the travellers who are limited by time to undertake comprehensive Tanzania safari packages. The safari encounter features wild game viewing and photographic experience …
The 3 Days Safari in Tanzania offers a magical encounter in the three National Parks of Tanzania including; the Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park. It offers you an opportunity to explore the Tanzania’s northern circuit in the shortest time possible. The Ngorongoro Crater is a magical natural wonder that provides a self-contained paradise for wildlife including the Eastern Black Rhinos…
The 4 Days Tanzania Safari is among the listed short safaris that reward you with magical wildlife safari experience in Tanzania. Taking you to a count of three (3) impressive National Parks of Tanzania including the Lake Manyara known for the Soda lake, elephants and flamingoes, Serengeti National Park – the best in Tanzania with great concentration of wild game including the Big five such as Lions…
The 5 Days Safari in Tanzania allows you to explore the magical wilderness of Tanzania including spending two nights in the famous Serengeti National Park where you stand an opportunity to explore the migration of Wildebeest. This remarkable 5 Days experience in Tanzania features Ngorongoro Crater which has one of the highest wild game concentrations on the continent of Africa …
6 Days Wildlife Safari in Tanzania to Lake Manyara NP, Serengeti Plains, Ngorongoro Crater &Tarangire NP
The 6 Days Safari in Tanzania is a medium safari package that allows you to explore the best safari destinations in Tanzania for lasting memories. Stretching from the Lake Manyara Soda Lake and the tree climbing lions that surround it to magical Serengeti National Park with the sights of African Big five namely; the elephant, leopard, lion, Buffalo and Rhinos, the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area with magical crater field that is filled with water and pasture supporting counts of Hippos, Wildebeest…
The 7 Days Safari in Tanzania is a medium safari package that takes you to the magical micro destinations in Tanzania. The 7 Days Safari takes you to Lake Manyara National Park, the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park thus offering a complete northern circuit experience …
The 8 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari and Zanzibar Recreational Tour is combination of wildlife and recreation. The trip is balanced allowing the world travellers including the honeymooners to have a diversified experience at a relaxed pace. The wild game viewing in Serengeti National Park – the best park in Africa, Ngorongoro Crater – one of the natural wonders of the world …
The 10 Days Tanzania Safari in the Northern Circuit is a diverse safari encounter that features extensive wild game viewing in the Tanzania’s wildlife habitats of Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro crater; cultural encounters among the Datoga and the Hadzabe hunter gather cultures at Lake Eyasi not forgetting recreation experience presented by the magical environment of Lake Natron …
The 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Tanzania comprises of an extensive wild game viewing experience in major parks of Tanzania, Private Wildlife Conservancy and historical tour to the Olduvai gorge – the famous spot where the skull of early man was discovered by Dr. Leaky in 1959. The Safari takes you to Sinya Private Wildlife Conservancy with the authentic cultural experiences of the Maasai, the Arusha National Park with magical walks on the foot hills of Mount Meru overlooking Mount Kilimanjaro …
The 13 Days Africa Safari in Tanzania and Zanzibar Holiday is a combination of wildlife viewing, cultural tours and Zanzibar recreation experience. The safari involves visiting Arusha National Park with possible sights of Black and White Colobus Monkey only thriving here in the whole of Tanzania, the Lake Manyara National Park with the famous tree climbing lions …
The 14 Days Tanzania and Zanzibar Wildlife and Recreational Tour is one of the extensive Tanzania Safari packages exploring the northern circuit in detail with an extension to Zanzibar Island for resort and beach recreation and relaxation. This makes it ideal for wildlife enthusiasts and holiday makers as well. The Safari features destinations of Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park …
- Tanzania Travel Requirements
Tanzania Entry & Exit Requirements
A foreign national intending to travel to Tanzania has to be having a valid passport or any other recognized travel document with at least six (6) months validity issued by a given state or an International Organization recognized by the Tanzanian Government. The British passports extended for 12 months by the British embassies and consulates while the United Kingdom Emergency Travel Documents with six (6) months validity are accepted for entry, exist and airside transit.
Tanzania being a sovereign state requires one to secure a visa if he / she is to be granted entry except the Visa exempt countries. The Visa can be secured from the Tanzanian Embassy or Consulate in the respective country in one working day or upon arrival at the selected points of entry. The Visa is granted after satisfying all the entry requirements and the duration is three (3) months from the date of entry provided the traveler has enough funds to sustain him / her and a return ticket. The Single Tourist Entry Visa for Tanzania is placed at $50 per person, Multiple Entry Visa and Single East African Tourist Visas at $100 per person and the Tourist Visa at $30.
These are the only points which can issue visa on arrival and for other entry points; one has to be in possession of the Visa.
- Zanzibar International Airport
- Dar es Salaam International Airport
- Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA)
- Namanga Entry Point (Tanzania-Kenya boarder point)
Other Points of Entry into Tanzania
ENTRY POINT AND WORKING HOURS AT BORDER
PLACE OF ENTRY AND DEPARTURE BY AIRCRAFT NAME OF ENTRY AND DEPARTURE WORKING HOURS Arusha Airport From 6.30 am – 6.30 pm Bukoba Airport From 6.30 am – 6.30 pm Julius Nyerere International Airport All Hours Dodoma Airport From 6.30 am – 6.30 pm Kilimanjaro International Airport All Hours Kigoma Airport From 6.30 am – 6.30 pm Abeid Amani Karume International Airport All Hours Lake Manyara From 6.30 am – 6.30 pm Mbeya Airport From 6.30 am – 6.30 pm Moshi Airport From 6.30 am – 6.30 pm Mtwara Aiport From 6.30 am – 6.30 pm Musoma Airport From 6.30 am – 6.30 pm Mwadui Airport From 6.30 am – 6.30 pm Mwanza Airport From 6.30 am – 6.30 pm Ngara Airport From 6.30 am – 6.30 pm Soronera Airport From 6.30 am – 6.30 pm Tabora Airport From 6.30 am – 6.30 pm Tanga Airport From 6.30 am – 6.30 pm Dar es Salaam Seaport From 6.30 am – 6.30 pm Chake Chake Seaport From 6.30 am – 6.30 pm Itungi Port From 6.30 am – 6.30 pm Kigoma Port From 6.30 am – 6.30 pm Kipili Port From 6.30 am – 6.30 pm Kasanga Port From 6.30 am – 6.30 pm Mbambabay Port From 6.30 am – 6.30 pm Mkoani Seaport From 6.30 am – 6.30 pm Musoma Port From 6.30 am – 6.30 pm Mtwara Seaport From 6.30 am – 6.30 pm Tanga Seaport From 6.30 am – 6.30 pm Ujiji Port From 6.30 am – 6.30 pm Wete Seaport From 6.30 am – 6.30 pm Zanzibar Seaport From 6.00 am – 10.00 pm Mikokotoni Seaport From 6.30 am – 6.30 pm PLACE OF ENTRY AND DEPARTURE BY RAIL NAME OF ENTRY AND DEPARTURE WORKING HOURS Dar es Salaam (TAZARA) From 6.30-6.30 pm Tunduma All Hours PLACE OF ENTRY AND DEPARTURE BY ROAD NAME OF ENTRY AND DEPARTURE WORKING HOURS Bologonja From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Chato From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Holili All Hours Horohoro All Hours Isongole From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Ikola From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Kabanga From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Kabwe From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Kagunga From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Kasumulu All Hours Kasanga From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Kasesya All Hours Kanyigo From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Kyaka From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Kigaramo From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Kirando From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Mtukula From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Mgambo From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Mihambwe From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Minziro From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Manyovu From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Mabamba From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Mahurunga From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Masuguru From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Mambwe From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Mchichira From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Mkunya From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Mnavira From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Mahukulu From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Murongo From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Mosi From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Mugoma From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Msimbati From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Muyama From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Mwakijembe From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Namanga All Hours Nyabionza From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Nyamonga From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Rusumo From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Shirati From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Sindano From 6.00 am – 6.30 pm Sirari All Hours Tarakea All Hours
Tanzania Visa Exemption
- Hong Kong
Tanzania Visa Referred Visa Cases
- Equatorial Guinea
- Refugees and Stateless individuals
- Sierra Leone
The Republic of Tanzania requires vaccination against yellow fever and the certificate may be required upon arrival at the point of entry.