Tanzania boasts a collection of natural phenomenon; the hauntingly beautiful snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, the vast amphitheater of The Ngorongoro Crater, and the plains of the Serengeti where one can see the curvature of the earth. Tanzania is also home to the earliest human remains and is rightfully called the ‘Cradle of Humankind’.
Tanzania is a premium game viewing destination. Unspoiled by large scale tourism, it is an incredibly beautiful country, with landscapes varying from the remote forested mountains bordering Lake Tanganyika and the vast expanse of the red soil plains of Tarangire to the icing-sugar perfection of the Indian Ocean beaches.
The safari opportunities in Tanzania are virtually endless. The great migration from the Serengeti is one of the most enthralling game viewing spectacles, as are the enormous elephant herds that inhabit the Selous, Africa’s largest game reserve. The chimpanzees of Mahale are equally enthralling whilst the incredible density of game that populates the Ngorongoro Crater needs no introduction.
With a wide variety of stunning lodges and tented accommodation, Tanzania has something for everyone. Whether it is the flamboyant and colorful Grumeti Camp or the authentic Meru style Nomad mobile camp, the hospitality and guiding are second to none. For those seeking an ultra remote experience there is Chada Camp in Katavi where huge herds of game roam at will across the landscape.
A land without fences, Tanzania’s opportunities for adventure are as unfettered as the landscape. As well as 4×4 safaris, there are myriad opportunities for walking, horseback and mobile safaris, cultural visits to the Maasai villages, as well as the great challenge of climbing Kilimanjaro.
Once the dust has settled and foot weary walkers have returned from exploring, what more idyllic contrast could there be than the soft white beaches of the coast or the exotic islands of Zanzibar and Pemba? Relaxing in one of the most romantic places in the world is a perfect conclusion to a Tanzanian safari.
NEAREST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS TO NORTHERN TANZANIA:
Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO):
Flights which operate are KLM Royal Dutch Airline, Ethiopian Airline and Air Tanzania.
Transfer time: Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha town: approximate 1hour drive.
Airport transfer cost: From US$85 per vehicle – sits up to six people.
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) – Nairobi
Flights operating are British Airways, Sabena, KLM Royal Dutch Airline, Ethiopian Airline, Emirates Airline, Gulf Air, Swiss Air, Kenya Airways, Air Tanzania, Regional Air and South African Airways.
Airport to Nairobi City – Approximate 20minutes.
Airport to Arusha town – By road: Approximate 4 and a half hours drive with 30minutes clearance at the Namanga Border (Kenya / Tanzania Border)
Airport Transfer Costs:
Private Transfer from the Airport to Nairobi City: From US$50 per vehicle (sits up to 6 people).
Private Transfer Nairobi to Arusha Town: From US$290per vehicle -sits up to 6 people. Express Shuttle Bus from Nairobi to Arusha – Two departures daily, at 08h00 and 14h00. Cost: US$30 per person
Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar es salaam):
Flights operating are British Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airline, Ethiopian Airline, Emirates Airline, Gulf Air, Swiss Air, Kenya Airways, Qatar Airways, Air Tanzania and South African Airways.
Airport to Dar es Salaam City – An approximate 30 minutes drive.
Airport to Harbour (Sea port for Hydrofoil Boats to Zanzibar) – approximate 30minutes drive.
Dar es Salaam to Arusha by road takes 8 to 9 hours with the Luxury Express Tourist Bus.
Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar with a Hydrofoil Boat takes approximate 90minutes.
Airport Transfer Cost:
Airport to Dar es Salaam City Center or the Harbour (Sea port for Zanzibar Hydrofoil Boats) From US$40.
Dar es Salaam to Arusha by road – Tourist Bus from US$30 per person one way.
Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar by Hydrofoil Boat – From US$45 per person one way.
Zanzibar International Airport (ZNZ):
Flights which operate, are Ethiopian Airline, Gulf Air, Kenya Airways, Air Tanzania, Zan Air, Precision Air, Eagle Air and Coastal Air, Air Europe, Flight540.
Airport to Zanzibar Stone town or Harbour (Sea port for Pemba or Dar es Salaam Hydrofoils) – approximate 20minutes drive.
Airport to Beach Resort – Approximate 1 hour.
Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam by Sea – Hydrofoil Boats: 90 minutes.
Airport Transfer Cost:
Airport to Zanzibar Stone town or Harbour (Sea port for Zanzibar Jetfoil) From US$35. Airport or Stone town to Beach Resorts From US$65 per vehicle – sits up to 6 people Dar es Salaam to Arusha by road Tourist Bus from US$25 per person one way.
Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar by Hydrofoil Boats – From US$40 per person one way.
DOMESTIC AND INTERNAL FLIGHTS:
Air Tanzania, Precision Air, Eagle Air, Zan Air, Coastal Air, Regional Air run scheduled from between Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Arusha and to the various Regional airports and National Park airstrips.