Hotels in Tanzania
Tanzania hotels offer both luxurious beach retreats and safari adventures on the African plains. For a relaxing beach break on a palm-fringed shore choose Zanzibar's Spice Islands, unwind on white sands, whilst tucking into fresh seafood flavoured with coconut.
The other side of holidays to Tanzania is all about the safari, and the African Serengeti is on your doorstep. Explore the Selous Game Reserve, one of the largest parks in the world, and witness the annual Wildebeest Migration across the Serengeti National Park. The snow-capped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro are easy viewing from your Tanzania hotels, but scaling Africa's highest mountain is only for the brave! Exploring the amphitheatre of Ngorongoro Crater is a more realistic adventure on holidays to Tanzania.
If you've had enough of rambling around in jeeps and 4x4s, visit the Swahili Coast for a taste of traditional life on holidays in Tanzania. Scour the Arab markets and pick up Makonde wood carvings and drums for gifts and souvenirs.
Tanzania Travel Notes
Language: English, Swahili and other local languages.
GMT: +3 hrs.
Currency: Tanzanian Shilling (TSh).
Dates for the diary: Follow the thrilling wildebeest migration in Tanzania's Serengeti between May-June.
Tourist/Visa/Health information: Visas for British passport holders are $50USD, payable on arrival. Departure tax is payable in Zanzibar of $30USD for international departures and $5USD for domestic departures. Passports should be valid for at least six months from your date of return. Before travelling you should ensure that you are up to date with the standard vaccinations such as Diphtheria, Tetanus, Hepatitis A and Polio, also recommended are Tuberculosis, Meningitis, Typhoid and anti-Malarial protection. Passengers arriving to Tanzania may be asked to present a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate. Always consult your GP for up to date vaccination requirements for the country and area you are visiting. Please contact the Tanzania Visa Authority on 0207 569 1480 for up to date country information.
Flight information: Services to Tanzania and Zanzibar via Nairobi are available from London Heathrow on Kenya Airways, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. Kenya Airways has an unrivalled route network making any safari and beach combination possible. KLM offer the only direct service to Kilimanjaro so why not start your journey at your local airport and transit in Amsterdam.