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Blessed with a remarkable concentration and diversity of wildlife, it is no surprise that this is home to the greatest animal migration on Earth. From the red soil plains of Tarangire, the awe-inspiring Ngorongoro Crater and vastness of the Serengeti, Tanzania provides a land of geographical extremes. At its highest peak, the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro struts up into the clouds, while its great Lake Victoria biologically rich and scientifically valuable habitats in the world. Holdingprovides a biodiversity unmatched anywhere else in the world.

Tanzania’s other highlights include the smaller national parks such as Manyara in the north, and Mahale where populations of chimps swing among the forest canopy on the shores of Lake Tanganyika. For safaris away from the crowds, the southern Selous Game Reserve flanks the mighty Rufiji River and boasts some excellent animal sightings, while in the national parks of Katavi or Ruaha you will rarely see another vehicle.

The Indian Ocean coastline and idyllic islands with endless white sandy beaches are the perfect end to a holiday in Tanzania, and look no further than the Zanzibar archipelago with its romantic spice islands offering superb diving and world-class deep sea fishing.

Capital City



Official languages English & Swahili


Tanzanian Shilling but US Dollars widely accepted

Time Difference (GMT) + 2 hour

Climate & average temperatures

Months J F M A M J J A S O N D
Temp °C 31 31 31 30 29 28 27 28 28 29 29 30
Rain mm 79 53 132 290 175 43 30 28 28 66 132 117
Seasons Dry Green Dry Green Dry

British Airways, KLM, Kenya Airways, Virgin Atlantic

Flight time from UK

10 hours

Visa requirements

Required by UK passport holders

Health requirements

Contact your GP for information

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