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Tanzania Holiday

From snow-capped mountains to wildlife-filled game reserves and white-sand beaches, this country offers diverse attractions for exciting vacations.

Tanzania is the home of Mount Kilimanjaro and Serengeti National Park, two lands of legend. Gaze up at Africa’s tallest mountain and see grazing wildlife. Travel to the island of Zanzibar for cultural sites and beach excursions.

Across the nation there are more than 13 national parks, many with land or air safaris offering views of Africa’s big game animals. See zebras, gazelles, giraffes, elephants, lions and numerous bird species in the huge Serengeti National Park. More than 1 million wildebeest migrate between here and Kenya’s Maasai Mara Game Park between July and October.

Look for the chimpanzees made famous by Jane Goodall at Gombe Stream National Park. Hike the trails of Udzungwa Mountains National Park to Sanje Waterfalls and watch for delicate African violets growing in the wild. Tarangire National Park is known for huge elephant herds, very large birds and ancient rock paintings near Kolo.

The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most famous spots in Tanzania. See the abundant wildlife grazing in the crater, plains and Olduvai Gorge. This region and its animals formed the inspiration for Disney’s The Lion King film. Here in 1959, Mary Leakey discovered the skull of a human ancestor that lived over a million years ago.

In Kilimanjaro National Park, climb at least partway up the 19,340 feet (5,895 meters) of the very accessible Mount Kilimanjaro. Travel from tropical conditions through desert toward the snowy peak. Be sure to arrange proper gear and allow time for acclimation to the high altitudes.

Ferry to Zanzibar to see the remains of the country’s Slave Market in the Swahili Stone Town. Participate in turtle conservancy at Mnarani Natural Aquarium. Nungwi Beach and other spots along much of the island’s coastline offer plenty of opportunities to enjoy the sun, sand and water.

Fly into Zanzibar City, Kilimanjaro Airport or Tanzania’s capital of Dar es Salaam to access the country. Arrange safaris well in advance to ensure you can have your desired timing and locations.

Q: Should I book a car while on holiday in Tanzania?

A: Rent a car and feel like a local, not a tourist. Slide behind the wheel and discover everything that Dar es Salaam and Mwanza have to offer, from big-name attractions to off-the-beaten-path gems. Your own set of wheels is also a must if you intend to road trip around the region of Pwani or farther afield. Cheap Car Hire in Tanzania? We can help.

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Tanzania?

A: Tanzania has many airports of varying sizes. International flights generally touchdown at:

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Tanzania?

A: The most sought-after accommodation in Tanzania are hotels. Also in high demand are lodges, bed & breakfasts and guest houses.

Q: What does a holiday booking with Expedia include?

A: Flights, wheels and a place to rest up when the day is over — we've got them covered. All you need to do is work out what combination of these is best for you. With Expedia, you can tailor your time away exactly how you like it, with loads of experiences and attractions on offer to boot.

Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Tanzania?

A: Book a package with Expedia. It's as easy as that! Hotels, Flights, Rental Cars, Activities — choose what you need for your upcoming getaway and watch your savings add up. It's time to plan your dream holiday (and save yourself a few bucks at the same time).

Q: What are the best things to do in Tanzania?

A: If Dar es Salaam is on your travel itinerary, you have loads of choices. The most frequented include Lugalo Golf Course, Water World and Julius Nyerere International Conference Centre — find your way to these to understand why.

St. Augustine University of Tanzania, Mwanza Port and Saanane National Park are well worth a visit if Mwanza is where you're planning on basing yourself.

Or, for some other new experiences, discover the reason why Kilimanjaro Golf Club, Mt. Meru and Natural History Museum are enticing attractions for people staying in Arusha.




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Park Hyatt Zanzibar AU$608
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Park Hyatt Zanzibar

Park Hyatt Zanzibar

Shangani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar Town
     
    4.8 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Amazing property in a truly stunning place. Staff were soo friendly and helpful. Rooms were beautiful, clean, amazing views of the ocean/beach. Can’t recommend this property more

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town
    Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2020
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    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town

    90 / 90A Shanghani, Zanzibar Town
       
      4.5 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      The hotel is nice! The AC worked well, the WIFI was OK, but not great, the dinner was delicious! The workers were very nice and they went above and beyond! The only I didn’t like was that I paid for a breakfast buffet, but during the two mornings, it was served a la Carte and it was kinda slow. Other ...

      Tembo House Hotel & Apartments AU$126
      Reviewed on 20 Mar. 2020
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      Tembo House Hotel & Apartments

      Tembo House Hotel & Apartments

      Forodhani Street, Zanzibar Town
         
        4.1 of 5
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        The Tembo hotel offers a very unique location, on a beautiful beach where small local boats are waiting to take you on a tour of beautiful small islets a few miles off the coast. Its historical setting and romantic architecture definitely add to the experience. The hotel is also at the center of ...

        Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive - Adults Only
        Reviewed on 24 Feb. 2020
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        Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive - Adults Only

        Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive - Adults Only

        Nungwi Road, Nungwi
           
          4.6 of 5
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Was nice located in a beautiful beach very quiet food was good

          Best Western CBD Hotel
          Reviewed on 5 Jan. 2020
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          Best Western CBD Hotel

          Best Western CBD Hotel

          Nkurumah Street, Dar es Salaam
             
            3.9 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Nice hotel but they need to do more to get to better quality of service For example tv Channel need to improve in the rooms and also bar service need to improve not to close out at 23h and kick out people whose can watch sports Chanel for example football because inside the room there is no premium ...

            DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Zanzibar - Nungwi
            Reviewed on 28 Mar. 2020
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            DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Zanzibar - Nungwi

            DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Zanzibar - Nungwi

            Nungwi Village, Nungwi
               
              4.2 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Great location, nice, rooms, tasty food, friendly and helpful staff

              Africa House Hotel
              Reviewed on 12 Dec. 2019
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              Africa House Hotel

              Africa House Hotel

              Shangani, Zanzibar Town
                 
                3.8 of 5
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                Great Customer Service. Great location. Slightly older building but overally a pleasing place to be.

                Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro
                Reviewed on 4 Mar. 2020
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                Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro

                Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro

                Kivukoni Street, P O Box 9574, Dar es Salaam
                   
                  4.6 of 5
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Very nice hotel and kind staff. Breakfast was amazing.

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