We've put together a guidebook with everything you need to know about Tanzania and Zanzibar. Written by our specialists, it details destination information, a wildlife guide, some suggested itineraries and plenty more to inspire your holiday. Fill in the form below and if you live in UK, your guidebook will arrive by post within the next couple of days. For those who live abroad, we will send you a copy by email.
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.
Best for: Imagine Favourites, Highlights, Honeymoon
Jongomero is a remote stylish tented camp located in southern Tanzania's magnificently wild Ruaha National Park. Jongomero offers superb service and a true African bush adventure, with excellent guiding and myriad animals visiting its riverside location.
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Jongomero Camp is situated under large acacias on the banks of the Jongomero Sand River. In the remote south west corner of the park and away from the other camps its surrounded by a wilderness of 'terminalia' woodland. The camp itself is very comfortable. Eight spacious canvas rooms are built on polished hardwood decks and shaded by thatch. There are large windows, cool verandas overlooking the river and en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets, twin basins and hot showers. The dining and living areas are both original and very comfortable and there is a natural rock swimming pool overlooks the sand river - providing a great vantage point to take in the sights and sounds of the bush surrounding the Camp.
Holiday activities at Jongomero include morning and evening game drives, and full day expeditions of the remoter reaches of the park. On these longer safari trips tasty picnic lunches are usually arranged at areas of particular interest. Walking safaris and overnight expeditions with lightweight mobile camps can be arranged.
When to go
Tanzania is a large country, with a varied climate. Generally, the long rains run from March to May - the temperature is warm and the humidity is high. June to October is the long dry season, and the short rains are in November and December, much lighter than the long rains. January and February are again dry (the short dry season) so this is another good time to visit.
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Things to do
Complimentary Nights Offer at Selous Safari Company Properties
Stay at a Selous Safari Company property for four nights and pay for only three!
Honeymoon Offer at Jongomero, Ras Kutani & Siwandu
Celebrate your honeymoon at Siwandu, Ras Kutani and Jongomero and pay for just five nights when you book at least seven and enjoy complimentary private activities. Subject to availability and terms and conditions.
Low Season Savings Offer at Selous Safari Company Properties
Book a stay for two at a Selous Safari Company property for at least three nights and save 50%.
Selous Safari Company Properties, Tanzania - Low Season Rates
Save on the cost of your Safari holiday with low season rates throughout the year. Subject to availability and terms and conditions. Please contact our specialists for more information.
Stay 4 pay 3 at Jongomero
Stay 4 nights at Jongomero in Tanzania’s remote Ruaha National Park until 15th March 2019 and only pay for 3. This stylish tented camp offers a true African bush adventure. T&Cs apply. Subject to availability.
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Walking safaris in Ruaha National Park
Ruaha National Park is an exceptional destination for a walking safari. This is an unforgettable experience where you'll encounter a different perspective of the African bush, getting much closer to the nature and wildlife.
Flycamping in Ruaha National Park
An exciting alternative to staying in a permanent camp, fly camping will see you immerse yourself in the bush at night, surrounded by the sounds of wildlife moving around you and the best view of the night sky you could hope for.
Game drives in Ruaha National Park
Game drives in Ruaha National Park show off this area's remote, wild, and diverse nature. Head out early in the morning and in the late afternoon when wildlife is most active, or you can even choose to take a full day's drive.
Holiday ideas including a stay in this property
Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park, Tanzania Coast
A combination of Tanzania’s absolute highlights, incorporating safaris in the game rich Selous and the outstanding Ruaha, and concluding with breathtaking white sandy beaches at Tanzania's Ras Kutani.