Tanzania offers the traveller an unparalleled range of options. The incredible diversity of landscapes, cultures, wildlife and activities mean endless opportunities.
With so many choices at hand, some people find the prospect of planning a trip quite daunting. It doesn’t have to be that way. In Tanzania it is very easy to plan and prepare for a safari that is as individual as you are, and that satisfies your own personal needs and interests.
If you are planning a trip, use this website to explore Tanzania in advance, and decide where you would like to go, what you would like to see and what you would like to do.
Use this Traveller’s guide to prepare for your trip. Here are a few important first points to think about:
How Long and How Far?
Tanzania offers a diverse range of environments all within relatively close proximity to one another, and has an excellent domestic travel infrastructure. This means that you can choice to either stay based in a single location or to move around the country and see a range of different places.
Your first decision should be how long you want to stay and how much you want to see.
Staying in a single place lets you explore that area in great detail. In wilderness areas, this is the best way to really get to experience many facets of an ecosystem. Tanzania’s rich diversity of wildlife means that no two experiences in the wild are ever the same. Each day you’ll experience and see completely different things. Spending time in a single location also allows you to really get to know and learn from the local cultures, and to get to know locals on an individual level.
Alternatively, it is possible in Tanzania to take a safari to a completely different destination every single day. This is a good option for travellers who like variety of experience and environment. In a single trip to Tanzania, you can visit tropical forests, beautiful beaches, and deserts, climb mountains and explore the wild.
Another choice is to decide on 2 or 3 destinations and spend a few days exploring each one. The choice is yours.
When you are planning your trip, think about how many destinations you’d like to visit and how long you’ll spend in each one.