Shhh! We’ll let you in on a little secret. Two little secrets, in fact. You’ll already know that Zanzibar is a tropical paradise – but it’s not Tanzania’s only one. There are two others: Pemba and Mafia Islands.
Home to over 4 million people, Dar es Salaam is a fusion of African, Arab and European influences and worth a long stopover, at the very least.
Tanzania is a country built for adventure. The hardest part is choosing which adventure you’d like.
Language and everyday culture are intertwined, so it’s worth learning some polite phrases in Swahili, as making the effort to speak another’s language is welcome in any country.
We believe that the world is a safe place and that none of us, male or female, should let worry about safety stop us from exploring this beautiful world of ours. But every country has danger lurking for the unwary, and Tanzania is no different. If you’re a woman travelling on your own, you might feel especially vulnerable, so here are our top 9 tips for keeping safe for solo girls-on-the-go.
Tanzania is famous for the majestic Kilimanjaro, for the golden wildlife-rich savannah of the Serengeti and the geological uniqueness of the Ngorongoro Crater. But did you know that Tanzania is also family-friendly?
Tanzania is 12 holidays in one. Its varied, beautiful landscape is home to the rooftop of Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro – and it also has some of the best diving sites in the Indian Ocean. It’s packed full of World Heritage areas such as the plains of the Serengeti and the unique Ngorongoro crater, both buzzing with the most amazing wildlife, including the Big 5.
Swahili cuisine is tasty, filling and plentiful. Here are six Swahili dishes you won’t want to miss on your travels in Tanzania.
Six non-sunbathey things that you can delight in during your time on the beautiful island of Zanzibar.
Amazing locations, unique experiences and awesome comfort levels, make these lodges the ultimate Tanzanian destinations.
Some of Tanzania’s tribes are better known than others – so let’s take a very quick tour of Tanzania’s most famous tribes.
Climbing Kilimanjaro might be a dream of yours, but make sure the costs don’t turn into a nightmare. When you’re new to Tanzania, as any place, you won’t necessarily know what’s an overpriced rip-off and what’s too cheap to be safe.
If you’re a seasoned backpacker, you’ll know that the best things in life are free – that apricot gold sunset, that deep conversation with the stranger you shared a cab with, or a dawn swim from a golden beach, Africa on a budget is just as spectacular as the fancy camps!
Arusha is a city of surprises. A melting-pot for people of different heritages, this city of nearly half a million people is more laid back than busy Dar es Salaam but much more sparky than chilled-out Moshi.
Thousands of people have climbed Kilimanjaro safely and successfully, but even the mildest route is fraught with difficulty.
You want to be close to the Big Five in the wilderness? Viva Africa Tours will take you on an unforgettable safari through Tanzania’s most impressive national parks
Packing for any vacation is a challenge, but it’s even tougher when you’re off on a camping safari to the Serengeti. So here’s a list of must-packs so that you know what you can ditch.
If you’re climbing Kilimanjaro and are wondering whether to spend some time in Moshi, then the answer is yes!
The Kilimanjaro challenge – which is the best route for you?
Climbing Kilimanjaro is one of the world’s most amazing adventures and if you’re lucky enough to be able to choose exactly when to go, it’s worth a little advance planning so that you can get the best out of it.
A breakdown of what you can see and when during one of Africa’s greatest wildlife spectacles.
Five unforgettable experiences from the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park.
See some of the best beaches that Zanzibar has to offer and what makes it the ideal summer getaway.