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Renowned for its geographical might rather than its cuisine, Tanzania is often overlooked as a destination for foodies. And whilst the country is perhaps not well known for its culinary offering, tasty, hearty food sits top of the menu from north to south. Here, we shortlist five delicious dishes you should try for a true taste of Tanzania.
Often described as “The Greatest Show on Earth”, the annual migration of over a million wildebeest and around 300,000 zebra is a natural phenomenon like no other. Following the rains, the wildebeest and zebra travel in search of lush grass and grazing lands whilst moving in a clockwise rotation up through the Serengeti. They will spend a couple of months in the Masai Mara before heading back to Tanzania in time for calving season – all whilst trying to evade the many predators en route.
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During a recent stay at Selous Impala Camp in the Selous Game Reserve, Matt was lucky enough to spend some time with one of the region’s finest guides – Gerard Mwakila. They took some time to discuss the area’s uniqueness and the importance that tourism plays in protecting the wildlife. Here’s what Gerard had to say…
Whilst Tanzania's blockbuster sights attract the lion's share of its safari visitors, it is still possible to find your very own corner of this incredibly vast and varied country. Venture away from snow capped summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the sweeping plains of the Serengeti and the palm fringed coastline of Zanzibar, and you will discover a Tanzania much less travelled. We've handpicked our favourite spots which take you unequivocally off the beaten track in Tanzania.
Deciding whether to go on safari in the north or south of Tanzania very much depends on what you’re looking to get out of your trip – the two areas offer vastly different experiences but both have so much to offer. We've broken down what to expect where on a safari holiday in Tanzania.
For families with older children and a serious sense of adventure, Tanzania is a destination with very many draws. With school summer holidays being one of the best times to spot the Big Five and the wildebeest migration, you will not have to look far when it comes to seeking out the wildlife encounter of a lifetime. The cluster of Tanzania's main attractions in the north means shorter travel times whilst the south is home to an array of family friendly camps.
Taking to the skies above the Serengeti in a hot air balloon is a totally unique experience that allows you to enjoy Tanzania's savannah from a completely different perspective.
Imagine Africa specialist Pierre tells us why tracking chimpanzees in the Mahale Mountains is, for him, one of Tanzania’s true highlights.
During a recent stay at Mdonya Old River Camp in Ruaha National Park, Matt got speaking to his guide Kahimba Zacharia about the uniqueness of Ruaha and the importance that tourism plays in protecting the wildlife. Here’s what Kahimba had to say…
Conquering Africa's highest free standing mountain sits top of the bucket list for many a trekker and mountaineer. And whilst the snow crested summit of Kilimanjaro has become a holy grail for hikers around the globe, reaching Uhuru Point takes preparation and determination in equal measure. There are a number of different routes which lead to the summit, varying in terms of difficulty and length, and it is vital that you pick the right one for you. Here, we guide you through how best to reach the top, one step at a time.
With more wildlife than almost any other corner of Africa, Tanzania is an unrivalled destination for safari. This patchwork of vast and varied terrain is home to stampeding wildebeest, wallowing hippos and swinging chimpanzees alongside majestic elephants and the rare black rhino, confirming it as the perfect destination for first time safari goers and Africa aficionados alike. Take a look at our comprehensive guide to spotting wildlife in Tanzania.
Tanzania and Zanzibar are fantastic for birders. There are over 1,000 bird species on record, of which over 20 are endemic. We asked our Tanzania specialist and birding enthusiast Anton to whittle down his top five spots for going in search of these nimble creatures of the air…
Also known as the Hadzabe, the Hadza are a traditional hunter-gatherer tribe native to northern Tanzania.
Nothing lets you experience the true wilderness of the bush quite like spending a night fly camping in the Selous. Perfect for those with an adventurous spirit and a love of the wild, you’ll sleep in a temporary camp set up deep within the reserve, with nothing but a mosquito net between you and the star-strewn African sky.
Selous and Quirimbas Archipelago
Selous, Tanzania, Quirimbas, Mozambique
Best for: Beach, Diving, Honeymoon
Get away from the crowds in style, staying in the remote Selous Game Reserve followed by the breathtaking beaches of the Quirimbas Archipelago in Mozambique. This is the ultimate safari and beach combination with style and excitement by the bucket-load.
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With this trip you are able to get off-the-beaten-track in Tanzania's vast Selous Game Reserve. The size of Switzerland, it is one of the most unspoilt options for a safari in Tanzania and is relatively unknown; meaning that you will share the experience with few others. From here you will fly to northern Mozambique for a remote and exclusive beach stay at one of Africa's most luxurious beach retreats. Azura at Quilalea the ultimate barefoot beach destination on a private island in the stunning Quirimbas Archipelago. A stay here offers outstanding diving and snorkelling as well as being the perfect place to kick back and relax with few other people around!
Days 1 - 4 : Selous, Tanzania
Stay at Azura Selous for 3 nights
On arrival into Dar es Salaam you will be met and assisted to the domestic terminal for your scenic light aircraft flight to the Selous Game Reserve. On arrival into the Selous after around 45 minutes in the air, you will be met by a camp guide and game driven to Azura Selous, where you will stay the following three nights, including all meals, house drinks, park fees and two scheduled game activities per day.
Situated in the an area of wilderness in Southern Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve, Azura Selous offers the perfect combination of luxury accommodation in the heart of the African bush and an exciting safari experience. The sumptuous tented suites are vast complete with a private plunge pool and uninterrupted views over the Rufiji River.
Enjoy two game activities in the Selous Game Reserve each day – these include game drives, bush walks and boat safaris down the Rufiji River. About the size of Switzerland, the Selous Game Reserve is one of Africa's great game reserves. The game viewing is excellent but not as dense as elsewhere, but the beauty is that by being relative unknown, you get one of the most exclusive safari experiences possible; rarely encountering another vehicle.
Days 4 - 9 : Quirimbas and the north coast, Mozambique
Stay at Azura at Quilalea for 5 nights
This morning you will be game driven back to the airstrip for the light aircraft flight to Pemba, Mozambique. Here you will connect with your helicopter flight to Azura at Quilalea.
Situated in the southern region of the Quirimbas Archipelago, Azura at Quilalea is a private marine sanctuary consisting of two spectacular tropical Indian Ocean islands, the main island being thirty five hectares in size. In keeping with the uninhabited nature of the island, the retreat consists of only nine villas, accommodating eighteen guests.
The next five days are yours to relax and unwind on the beautiful Quilelea. Quilalea Island has its own fully equipped for PADI scuba diving. Other activities include superb game fishing in the Mozambique channel, kayaking, island walks and spa therapies in a treatment room over hanging the Indian Ocean.
To protect the marine sanctuary, the island does not offer motorised watersports such as water skiing or jet bikes. A half day trip to nearby Ibo Island is also a must for those who want to experience a slice of traditional Mozambican culture.
Day 9 : Dar es Salaam
This afternoon you will be transferred to the airport, this marks the end of your arrangements and wonderful holiday.
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From $6157 per person
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