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Top Trip Memories

  • Tours visiting Serengeti National Park, one of the best spots to see big game in Africa.
  • Checking out the volcano and array of game animals in Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Trekking famed Mount Kilimanjaro for incredible views.
  • Spotting wildlife in Selous Game Reserve, which may offer the best viewing in Tanzania.
  • Birdwatching in Tarangire National Park -- a memorable experience.
  • Visiting Lake Manyara in dry season to encounter thousands of colorful flamingos.
  • Wandering the narrow alleyways of Stone Town on the intriguing island of Zanzibar.
  • Glimpsing a cheetah sprint through Ruaha National Park.
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Tour Tips

  • Tanzania enjoys a mostly tropical climate, but pack extra-warm clothing if trekking Mount Kilimanjaro. The highest point in Africa gets cold in any season.
  • Choose a Mount Kilimanjaro tour suitable to your conditioning.
  • There are seven main ways to the top of the peak -- Lemosho Route, Machame Route, Marangu Route, Mweka Route, Rongai Route, Shira Route and Umbwe Route -- and they vary significantly in length and difficulty.
  • Many tours of Mount Kilimanjaro offer add-on trips to view wildlife at Serengeti National Park. When choosing any Tanzania tour, look for one with the amount of cultural immersion that matches your comfort level – there’s something for everyone.
  • Want to spend some time at an Indian Ocean beach? Consider a tour offering the island of Zanzibar (the “Zan” in Tanzania), just off the coast of the mainland but a world apart from the rest of the country.
  • Interested in tours experiencing Victoria Falls, the largest sheet of falling water on the planet? Many Tanzania tours also include this nearby natural wonder, situated between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  • Accommodations vary on Tanzania vacation packages, so find a tour that offers lodgings that meet your standards.
  • Like a bit of urban adventure? Tanzania’s largest city, Dar es Salaam, was founded in 1862 and today offers a kaleidoscope of sites.
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Tanzania Travel Reviews & Ratings

4.7 out of 5

99%

recommend

318 Reviews

  • Excellent 261
  • Great 76
  • Average 5
  • Disappointing 0
  • Terrible 3

Rating Details

  • Value
    4.7
  • Guide
    4.7
  • Activities
    4.7
  • Lodging
    4.7
  • Transportation
    4.7
  • Meals
    4.7

Tour Reviews

Tanzania tented safari

Classic Tanzania Safari

1.0
February 2017
Exodus Travels
Recommend: No
My overall experience of this trip was 'satisfactory' only because I saw lots of animals. Our Landrover though was ancient, slow and needed stones behind the wheel to hold it when parked. We were in a group of 3 vehicles and the petrol tank fell of off one and meant that 7 people had to be accommodated in the other 2 for 4 hours on very rough roads. The breaks on another were so questionable it had to be replace (with another old vehicle) None of the drivers were in charge and because of this departure times etc were chaotic because different drivers have different instructions and would only travel together. The Exodus rep on arrival was poor, reading out the trip notes and giving no additional information. She was more concerned in us appointing a leader who would collect all tips straight away for the whole trip (thousands of dollars) - we refused. We were in tents five nights not four. One of the tents (2 nights) had seen better days. Packed lunches were left for hours in the sun. We spent hours travelling on roads - exacerbated because of the age of the vehicles which could not travel at speed - we were overtaken constantly.
There was no inspection allowed moment though I did see lots of animalsDAiRA

She was a poor representative of Exodus.

If you are happy to be in old vehicles, don't mind long and bumpy but slow journeys and are happy for there to be no leadership from the trip organisers then book this trip - you will see lots of animals which is the whole purpose of safari

This experience of an Exodus holiday is so different to 3 years ago when I couldn't have praised them enough. I doubt I will travel with them again following this holiday.

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Kenya - Tanzania & Zanzibar

Kenya & Tanzania Adventure

5.0
February 2017
Exodus Travels
Recommend: Yes
A truly memorable experience with some long journeys along some very bumpy and dusty roads but the rewards of close encounters with so much of East Africa's wildlife made it all worth while. Our group was 17 strong with 4 crew who worked tirelessly to ensure that we were able to enjoy our trip to the full and the truck had plenty of room for all of us to be able to enjoy the wildlife and catch some magic moments on camera. Camping is a great way to enjoy and experience the wildlife and although some of the camp sites are very basic the location more than makes up for it together with the fact that often we were the only campers.
Camping in the serengetti and on leaving our camp for the early morning game drive coming across a pride of 8 lions just 300 metres from camp. The early morning sunlight shining on the old male lion with a beautiful golden hew was just magic.
Seeing more than 24 lions in one day with cubs of varying ages and managing to see 'the big five' although the leopard sighting was difficult as it was high in a tree shrouded by foliage, but at least we saw it.

Lelei was a fantastic guide/group leader who together with our driver 'Bonnie' really made our trip. At one stage in the Mara our truck developed a leaky radiator, but Bonnie kept topping it up so that we could continue our journey and together with Lelei managed to get a replacement shipped out which Bonnie fitted in camp. Lelei imparted much local knowledge and was a good game spotter and together with Bonnie was able to put us in the right place at the right time to see so much wildlife without putting pressure on any of the animals and respecting the rules of the parks.

If you are only thinking about this trip, stop thinking and go and do it, you will enjoy it. Take heed of the advice regarding the temperature at Ngorongoro crater as it DOES get cold at night! Make sure you take a good torch as many of the camps are unlit.

The trip notes are accurate and there are some long journeys which are along unmade roads and the camping is basic but the rewards are worth every bit of it.

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Lemosho Eight Day Trek

Kilimanjaro Climb - Lemosho Route

5.0
February 2017
Exodus Travels
Recommend: Yes
Excellent. If you want to get to the top of Kilimanjaro and stand in awe on 'The Roof of Africa' which is surely why you are considering this trip, the eight day Lemosho Route is the trek for you. It's the right length, with three days or more of going higher but sleeping lower and it will give you the best chance of making a successful summit bid.
All six of our group making the summit after being together for eight days, that incredible sense of satisfaction that comes from doing something that is not easy, that takes something from you, but gives you so much more back and the fulfilment of a long held ambition.

Joshua Mlay is an inspiration and his success rate in getting people to the top tells you all you need to know.

Keep your eye on the prize, eat, sleep, walk, repeat until there is nowhere higher to walk to on the whole great continent of Africa! and Good Luck!

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Kilimanjaro - Lemosho route

Kilimanjaro Climb - Lemosho Route

5.0
February 2017
Exodus Travels
Recommend: Yes
This is one of those experiences that will stay with you for the rest of your life!
To stand on top of the worlds highest freestanding mountain and know that you did it on your own steam is a fantastic feeling.
waking up in the morning , opening the tent flap and watching the sunrise and the clouds far below you

I want to thank our chief guide , Mekeke. and the other guides for all of their help over the trip. Without their experience, humour, knowledge and encouragement we would not have all made it to the top.

If you are of average fitness, and you want to, you can do this, and you wont regret it!
It,s easy for me to preach now that I have done it , but I was concerned that i wasnt fit enough, or I was going to suffer from altitude sickness , but there was only one way I was going to find out.
do plenty of walking beforehand, follow the packing lists on this site , and trust your guides to look after you !

just again my thanks to exodus, the African walking company ,and the guides , the cook and the porters for their organisation, communication and hard work to make this an experience of a lifetime!

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5.0
February 2017
Exodus Travels
Recommend: Yes
Superbly organised and our guides / porters were the best!
Reaching the summit, against all the odds.

Our group leader, Makeke, went above and beyond to make sure that I reached my ambition. He's an excellent asset for Exodus and I wouldn't have made it to the top without him. A true professional who takes real pride in his job and simply looks after everyone in his care.

This is a tough, indeed gruelling physical challenge but well worth it.

Overall, I was very impressed with Exodus and The African Walking Company.

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Tanzania Trips & Tour Advice

A popular Tanzanian saying suggests that “a patient person eats ripe fruit.” Well, stop being patient -- it’s time to taste the plum by embarking on the Tanzania vacation package of your dreams. This nation’s idyllic location, fronting the placid waters of the Indian Ocean, combines all the best of East Africa. Are you game to visit some of the top wildlife reserves on the entire continent, lounge on white-sand beaches ripe for catching rays, or explore that mountain of lore, Kilimanjaro -- its trio of snow-capped volcanic cones etching the sky as the highest point in Africa? You’ve undoubtedly heard of Serengeti, Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro; now it’s time to see these magical places on the best Tanzania tours imaginable.

Landscapes and Wildlife

Tanzania’s borders harbor a diverse landscape and abundant wildlife. Consider Lake Manyara, where in the wet season more than 300 species of migratory birds hang out, and in-the-pink flamingos number in the thousands. In the dry season, mud flats offer ideal opportunities to view elephants, hippos, wildebeest and giraffes. Many Tanzania package tours feature stays in Lake Manyara wildlife lodges. And be sure to look up: among the main local attractions are tree-climbing lions.

The island of Zanzibar, once an integral part of the British Empire, is now a veritable melting pot of African, Arabian and Indian influences. This semi-autonomous region of Tanzania sports beach resorts perfect for a romantic Africa getaway, while its charming Stone Town -- a maze of cobblestone alleyways and vibrant bazaars -- offers an authentic taste of the Swahili Coast.

A Volcano and a Crater

Mount Kilimanjaro may now be an inactive volcano, but activities abound for trekkers taking to its slopes. Its snow-capped peak gracefully sets the backdrop for the savannah and its spectacular wildlife far below. In his story “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” Ernest Hemingway wrote: “There, ahead, all he could see, as wide as all the world, great, high, and unbelievably white in the sun, was the square top of Kilimanjaro. And then he knew that there was where he was going.” That could be you!

Tough to pronounce, but worth the effort to visit, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is another volcanic wonder. Think of this UNESCO World Heritage Site as a reverse Kilimanjaro: Ngorongoro’s volcano blew up, collapsed and formed an immense crater. This region is now home to abundant wildlife – and you may even see local Maasai, dressed in their signature orange robes, grazing their cattle at the crater.

The Serengeti

Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, is renowned for the annual migration of wildebeest and zebras amid its grassland plains and savannah, offering up countless National Geographic moments. Cameras are mandatory here – keep them primed for that perfect photo op.

These are just some of the highlights of a Tanzania tour, which will show you sights and offer you experiences you could have only imagined. Isn’t it time to book one now?

Related Categories

Continent:

Africa

Local Attractions:      

Serengeti National ParkMt. KilimanjaroNgorongoro Crater, Rift Valley, Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Mount Meru & many more.

Top Activities:

SafariHikingWildlige Viewing, Game Drive & Photography.

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KenyaBotswanaNamibiaZimbabweZambia , Uganda & South Africa.

 

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