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About Tanzania

Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

The first-rate sports viewing areas on the continent of Africa are a highly debated topic. Still, Tanzania, with its points of interest consisting of Serengeti, wildebeest migration, Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge, Mount Kilimanjaro, and Zanzibar Beaches, is one obvious contender. Tanzania is a captivating journey vacation spot that has been blessed with actual splendor, and it gives something to everyone with Tanzania Luxury Tours.  With its 5895-meter altitude, Mt Kilimanjaro is the perfect mountain in Africa.

The Serengeti National Park, with its reputedly countless plains, is one of the world’s fine floras and fauna accommodations. Then there is the Ngorongoro Crater with its fantastic density of animals. It is also the site of Olduvai Gorge, the place Professor Leakey located the earliest recognized footprints of hominoid man.

The “Northern Circuit” includes Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Oldupai Gorge, and the Serengeti National Park. The Northern Parks are justifiably world-renowned, specifically if you are there to witness the widespread herds of the Great Migration or to take a balloon or ride a safari throughout the big grassy plains.

The escarpment of the Great Rift Valley creates a dramatic volcanic landscape and some of the most fertile grazing grounds on earth; for that reason, this is domestic to the largest herds on the planet and the best concentration of predators in the whole of Africa.

Zitango’s Tanzania luxury safaris and accommodations include some of East Africa’s finest lodges and hotels in iconic destinations during the tours.

Weather, Climate and Geography

The local weather is tropical, and coastal areas are warm and humid, while the northwestern highlands are cool and temperate. There are two wet seasons; the quick rains are generally from October to December, whilst the long rains are final from March to June. The central plateau tends to be dry and arid at some stage in the year. The optimal time for visiting Tanzania is from June to October, when temperatures remain comfortably below their summertime peaks. However, Tanzania remains accessible year-round.

Tanzania shares its north border with Kenya and Uganda. The country sits on the east coast of Africa, bordered to the west by Burundi, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo; to the east by the Indian Ocean; and to the south by Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique.

Required Clothes and Luggage

Generally, you pack lightly in soft bags with strong zippers and leave ample space for shopping. A day backpack is also functional. Pack plenty of cotton T-shirts, short and long-sleeved shirts, socks, and undergarments. Also pack linen or drill shorts, trousers, a light jacket, jumper, bathing suit, and a light shower-proof anorak. Lightweight hats, scarves, and handkerchiefs that protect your head, neck, and nose are helpful.

Keep one set of lightweight smart casual dresses for evenings. We recommend that you wear a pair of light sandals, walking boots or shoes, and smart casual shoes. There is no color code but keep to earthy colors, especially on walking safaris.

We recommend bringing snorkeling equipment, plastic beach sandals, swimming aids, and toys for little children for your beach holiday.

Walking Safaris -Best to wear a light jacket and trousers for protection from tall grass and prickly plants. Before deciding on the dress, always ask the guide what terrain the walk will cover to avoid getting uncomfortable later in the day. Thick cotton Tracksuits are sometimes better.

Walking safaris are exhilarating, but please note that when walking in wilderness areas, you are taking a risk even with an armed guide, and therefore you will be made to sign a disclaimer. We recommend wearing light walking boots. A small backpack, shower-proof anorak, a first-aid kit, and bottled water are useful.

Mountains and Highlands -Temperatures in the hills and highlands can fall below 10 Centigrade from late evening to early morning, so a warm jumper is recommended. Many lodges have log fires in the dining/main sitting areas, and some provide hot water bottles. If you are hiking or climbing mountains, then you will require specialized guides, clothing, and equipment. We will gladly provide you with a list of booking a climb with us.

General Equipment

Mikumi National Park, Tanzania
Mikumi National Park, Tanzania

Small and powerful flashlights – smaller ones travel better. Carry an extra battery set. Most camps and lodges switch off the generator for the night after dinner, causing the lights to go out. We provide lanterns or large flashlights.

International adapter – Carry an International adapter that works in the UK as it will work in Kenya. Electricity supply is usually from 220V to 240V 3-pin (square or round).

Hairdryer – Not all lodges provide a hairdryer, so bring one along with an international adapter

Alarm Clock -Most places offer a wake-up call, but carrying a small travel clock is still advisable.

Entertainment -Sometimes, the only way to keep in touch with current affairs is a handy short-wave radio with headphones. Large radios and blaring music are not welcome.

Reading Material – Always bring sufficient reading material that you can give to the grateful lodge staff. We recommend books on birds, animals, plants, and marine life. Before departure, reading some material will make the trip much more fulfilling.

Pocket knife – Always useful, but store it in your main luggage when flying.

Games – a pack of cards and handy board games are useful. Food accessories -Decaf coffee/tea, herbal tea, and sweeteners are not always available, so carry small quantities with you.

Mobile phones – mobile networks are spreading quickly throughout Africa, so you can bring your mobile along.

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Hikers walking uphill in the mountain of Kilimanjaro
Hikers walking uphill in the mountain of Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is much more than just the highest peak in the entire African continent and the tallest free-standing mountain in the world.

The famous snow-covered peak of Kilimanjaro towers an impressive 19,336 feet (5,895 m) above the African plains below. The park authorities situated it within the Kilimanjaro National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it requires an 80-mile drive from Arusha.

A variety of vegetation covers the slopes, beginning with dense tropical forests at the base. Elephants, leopards, buffalo, the endangered Abbot’s duiker, and other small antelope and primates inhabit these forests.

Further up, the vegetation changes to moorland, covered with heathers. When you reach 13123 ft (4,000 m), the alpine desert landscape begins, whose extreme temperature fluctuations mean that very little in terms of plant and wildlife can survive here, with the exception of a few hardy mosses and lichens.

The summit of Kilimanjaro was first reached by the German geographer Hans Meyer and Austrian mountain climber Ludwig Purtscheller on 5th October 1889. Thousands of people have succeeded in or have attempted the same feat. 25,000 people set off on the journey today, according to estimates. There are 5 main routes up to the summit: Marangu, Machame, Rongai, Lemosho, and Umbwe. You can pick the route that you think is best suited to you and the one that will give you exactly what you want to get out of your trek. Your accommodation will be tents, which porters carry up, but if you don’t fancy sleeping under canvas, then you should definitely choose the Marangu Route, as this is the only route where you sleep in dormitory-style huts.

The best months to climb Kilimanjaro are from January to mid-March and June to October, as these are the dry seasons.

Did you know?

  • Feeding any form of wildlife is strictly forbidden as it encourages them to abandon their natural feeding habits. Some lodges are guilty of being lax with their guests on this issue. It is also dangerous to feed the little animals as they can get aggressive and bite.
  • It is important that conversation is in hushed tones near wildlife. Loud voices disturb animals and fellow travelers. Loud music frowns upon.
  • It is strictly forbidden to touch or tease any wildlife. All animals are wild and dangerous. You must obey the driver’s or guide’s instructions at all times.
  • Anyone walking within game parks and private reserves requires a qualified guide(s). It is forbidden to walk without a qualified guide(s). Some lodges may have no fencing, so lodge rules of walking must be strictly observed.
  • Conservation – Buying wildlife products in many parts of Africa is illegal. To support the conservation of wildlife and marine life, please avoid purchasing all wildlife and sea products.
  • Occasionally lodges and hotels will require you to sign an indemnity form for walking, horseback, camel, and other similar types of adventures.
  • Tip generously -the pay and the people are extremely poor by Western standards.
  • Defacing local currency or the president’s picture in many African countries is illegal.
  • Most lodges/hotels allow smoking. No-smoking zones may not always be available.
  • Tanzanians prefer drinking tea in the morning as a breakfast beverage and coffee in the evening.
  • Tipping the driver, tour guide, and staff on safaris and tours is common.
  • Freddie Mercury, the vocalist of the rock band Queen, was born in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
  • Tanzanians love hip-hop music.
  • Lake Olduvai has human fossils from millions of years ago.

What to Expect on a Tanzania Luxury Tours

When you book a luxury tour of Tanzania, you can expect a truly unique and unforgettable experience. Here are just a few of the highlights you might enjoy:

Safari in Serengeti, Tanzania
Safari in Serengeti, Tanzania

Wildlife safaris

Tanzania is home to some of Africa’s most iconic wildlife, including lions, elephants, giraffes, and more. On a luxury safari, you’ll have the chance to see these animals up close and personal, with expert guides leading you through the wilderness.

Kilimanjaro climbs

For the ultimate adventure, consider climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. With a luxury tour, you’ll have access to experienced guides, top-of-the-line equipment, and comfortable accommodations along the way.

Beach vacations

After all the excitement of wildlife safaris and mountain climbs, you might want to unwind on one of Tanzania’s beautiful beaches. With a luxury tour, you can enjoy the ultimate in relaxation with private beaches, luxurious accommodations, and personalized service.

Cultural experiences

Tanzania is also home to a rich and diverse culture, with more than 120 different ethnic groups living within its borders. With a luxury tour, you can experience this culture up close, with visits to traditional villages, markets, and cultural sites.

Why Choose Zitango's Tanzania Luxury Tours?

There are plenty of reasons why a luxury tour is the best way to explore Tanzania:

Luxury Lodge in Tanzania
Luxury Lodge in Tanzania

Tailor-made Itineraries

With a luxury tour, you can create a custom itinerary that’s tailored to your interests and preferences. Whether you want to see the Big Five, climb Kilimanjaro, or relax on a tropical beach, your tour guide will work with you to create the perfect itinerary.

Comfort and convenience

Luxury tours offer the ultimate comfort and convenience. You’ll travel in style, with comfortable transportation and luxurious accommodations throughout your trip.

Expert guides

Your tour guide will be an experienced and knowledgeable expert on Tanzania, able to provide insights and information that you might not get on your own.

Safety and Security

Tanzania can be a challenging destination for travelers, with potential risks like wildlife encounters and political instability. A luxury tour ensures that you’ll be safe and secure throughout your journey.

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