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Great wildebeest migration

The Great Wildebeest Migration, is one of the “Seven New Wonders of the World”

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No where in the world is there a movement of animals as immense as the wildebeest migration, over two million animals migrate from the Serengeti National Park in North Tanzania to the greener pastures of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya during July through to October.

Don’t I need to visit Kenya to see The Great Migration?

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Tanzania-Getting to Tanzania and around

How to get to Tanzania: Currency and Money Matters

The Tanzanian unit of currency is the Tanzanian Shilling (TSh). Bills range from 1 shilling to 10,000 shillings. The exchange rates fluctuate, the latest rates can be found here.

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Exchanging Money

The easiest foreign currency to exchange in Tanzania is the US dollar, in either cash or traveler check form. While you get better rates at banks and foreign exchange bureaus for the larger bills,… Continue reading

General travel safety precautions

How to limit dangers and annoyances

Please note: by reading the advice below you may get the wrong impression that the countries covered on this site are unsafe for travelling. That is not the case. Overall, the countries can be considered safe and this is even more so if your visit is primarily an organized safari or tour. The advice below is solely intended to help you further decrease the already small risks.

Tanzania Cities and  urban areas safety

How to limit dangers and annoyances

Please note: by reading the advice below you might get the wrong impression that the countries covered on this site are unsafe for travelling. That is not the case. Overall, the countries can be considered safe and this is even more so if your visit is primarily an organized safari or tour. The advice below is solely intended to help you further decrease the already small risks.… Continue reading

Primate tracking safety

How to limit dangers and annoyances

Please note: By reading the advice below, you may get the wrong impression that primate tracking is a dangerous activity. This is not the case. Tracking gorillas and chimpanzees can be considered very safe as long as you treat them with respect and use common sense. It is extremely rare that dangerous incidents occur, and your professional guide is there to ensure your safety. The advice below is solely intended to… Continue reading

Wildlife viewing safety guide

How to limit dangers and annoyances

Please note: by reading the advice below you may get the wrong impression that wildlife viewing is a dangerous activity. That is not the case. Wildlife viewing can be considered very safe as long as you treat wildlife with respect and use common sense. It is extremely rare for incidents to happen and your professional guide is there to ensure your safety. The advice below is solely intended to further… Continue reading

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Safety & Security in Tanzania

Tanzania is, overall, a safe country to visit. This is even more so if your visit is primarily an organized safari. Almost a million tourists visit Tanzania every year and most visits are almost all trouble-free. There have been several terrorist attacks in the past, but the last one, where a hotel was bombed, was in 2002. Unfortunately, terrorism has become part of life and it is very… Continue reading

Popular routes for Safari in Tanzania where wildlife viewing is a major part of tour

Northern Circuit/Southern Circuit/Western Circuit

Northern Circuit (1.5 to 2 weeks) – Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro CA, Lake Manyara NP, Tarangire NP, Arusha NP

The northern circuit is the most popular safari circuit of Tanzania. In most cases, you will fly to Kilimanjaro Int. Airport or Arusha airport and travel onwards to Arusha, the town from where the northern circuit is explored. Upon an early arrival,… Continue reading

Best time to visit Tanzania

The Best time to visit Tanzania for best wildlife viewing months in Tanzania are during the dry season from late June to October. The best chance of seeing the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti is during June and July and the time to see the wildebeest calving is late January to February. The southern and western circuit parks are best visited during the dry-season (June to October), unlike the more popular northern circuit parks that… Continue reading

10 Days Ngorongoro lake Manyara and Zanzibar beach holiday

Pick up from Kilimanjaro airport on arrival and transfer you to Kibo palace hotel for overnight stay.
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10 Days Ngorongoro/ lake manyara /Serengeti /and Zanzibar beach holiday – Explore Tanzanias leading parks, wildlife adventure trail safari with a few days relaxing at Zanzibar beach resort relaxing and sun bathing

 Day 2 Manyara

Depart Arusha in the morning for Lake Manyara. Afternoon game drive.10-days-ngorongoro-lake-manyara-and-zanzibar-beach-holiday
Located beneath the… Continue reading