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Holidays in Tanzania

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Tanzania Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Tanzania hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

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Top hotels in Tanzania

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro
Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro
5 out of 5
Kivukoni Street, P O Box 9574, Dar es Salaam
Free cancellation
The price is AU$278 per night from 12 Oct. to 13 Oct.
4.6/5Exceptional! (117 reviews)

"Very nice hotel and kind staff. Breakfast was amazing."…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar. 2020

Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro
Mount Meru Hotel
Mount Meru Hotel
5 out of 5
Kanisa Road, Arusha
The price is AU$235 per night from 2 Oct. to 3 Oct.
4.1/5Very Good! (163 reviews)

"I have a splendid stay. The night receptionist was great with his service meeting the hotel's standard. The room is good."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jul. 2020

Mount Meru Hotel
Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive
Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Nungwi Road, Nungwi
The price is AU$358 per night from 29 Sep. to 30 Sep.
4.6/5Wonderful! (287 reviews)

"Long before we flew, we specifically contacted the hotel to say we would be arriving very early to the property and was there some arrangement we could make for an early check in. We never received a response until the day before iur flight and that was an auto reply that someone might contact us ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Apr. 2020

Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive

Tanzania Holiday

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

Frequently asked questions

Q: Should I book a car while on holiday in Tanzania?
A: Unless you adore driving, public transportation or ride-sharing is probably the most convenient way of travelling around the streets of Dar es Salaam or Mwanza. With no costly parking fees (or trips to the gas pump) to worry about, you’ll be able to relax and check out the sights of the city with ease. If you’d rather hightail it straight out of town and take in the region of Pwani or elsewhere, renting your own set of wheels is a great option. Browse our handy guide to Cheap Car Hire in Tanzania, book a ride and go where you want, whenever you want.
Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Tanzania?
A: Most overseas visitors to Tanzania choose to start their adventure at one of these major international airports:
  • Dar es Salaam (DAR-Julius Nyerere Intl.): 613 international flights per month.
  • Kilimanjaro (JRO-Kilimanjaro Intl.): 323 international flights per month.
  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.): 313 international flights per month.
Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Tanzania?
A: Most travellers stay in hotels in Tanzania. But you don’t need to follow the crowd. You’ll also find lodges, guest houses and bed & breakfasts aplenty here, and they’re all available on Expedia.
Q: What does a Tanzania holiday booking with Expedia include?
A: It comes down to what kind of holiday in Tanzania you’re aiming to have. Pick a flight and hotel, or hotel, flight and car, or car and hotel — or any one of these by themselves. If you like, you can also throw in some attractions and experiences.
Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Tanzania?
A: Package deals are a fantastic way to save dollars on your upcoming Tanzania adventure. See someplace new for less when you bundle your Flights, Hotels and even Car Rentals with a little help from Expedia. It’s time to say yes to new adventures.
Q: What are the best things to do in Tanzania?
A: If you’re going to Dar es Salaam, there are plenty of things to discover. Kariakoo Market, University of Dar es Salaam and Tanzania National Stadium are a handful that should definitely find their way onto your itinerary. Mwanza is another popular destination on many travellers’ itineraries. Saanane National Park, Mwanza Port and St. Augustine University of Tanzania are great things to see while you’re here. Or, if you’re only visiting Zanzibar Town, you still won’t be left wanting for options. Shangani Beach, Slave Market and Forodhani Gardens are just the start.