Get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life to experience nature in one of its purest forms when you visit East Africa. Take in the sights of thousands of wild animals as you explore the untouched landscapes that they call home. Then, wind down from the excitement of the African safari by relaxing on a white sand beach in the archipelago of Zanzibar. Swim with sea turtles in clear blue water and enjoy some of the tastiest and fresh seafood you’ll have ever had. Explore the historical streets of Stone Town and find unique keepsakes to share with your family and friends.
Tanzania is a country within the African Great Lakes region of East Africa. Tanzania is bordered by Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Zambia, and Malawi. To the East, it is bordered by the Indian Ocean which encompasses the Zanzibar Archipelago 15 miles away from the mainland. The capital of Tanzania is Dodoma but the former capital, Dar Es Salaam, is the largest city in the country. The language spoken in Tanzania and Zanzibar is Swahili. The currency used is the Tanzanian Shilling.
The long rain season lasts from March until the end of May. The short rain season happens throughout November and December. The summer season lasts from December to March with clear skies and sunny weather. The average temperature ranges from 70°F-84°F. (21°C-29°C).
Mainland + Zanzibar
Mainland Tanzania is home to Africa’s tallest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. It is also home to Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and many more. At the National Parks, you’re able to see some of the world’s most endangered animals as well as “The Big Five” of Africa. Zanzibar is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches with white sand, clear blue water, and shallow sandbars. Zanzibar’s oldest quarter, Stone Town, is a World Heritage Site. The country is predominantly Muslim, so the dress and culture is fairly conservative on the mainland and in Zanzibar.