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Tanzania

Jambo, Jambo Bwana, Habara gani, Mzuri sana, Wageni, Mwakari-bishwa, Kenya yetu, Hakuna matata...Welcome to Tanzania, the largest country in East Africa located slightly south of the Equator. 
Tanzania's origins go back to 1964 when it rose out of the union of two independent countries, Tanganika and Zanzibar. A country of champions, of superlatives, of ground-breaking conservation Tanzania is home to Africa's highest mountain (Mt. Kilimanjaro) and deepest lake (Lake Tanganyika) to the world wide wonder of the Serengeti plains and its animal migration, the vibrant Lake Manyara and the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact caldera in the world.
On the fertile volcanic slopes of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro coffee, maize, bananas and vegetables are grown which can be tasted at various colourful and buzzing local markets. With more than 4 million wild animals in its periphery, Tanzania has the largest concentration of animals per square kilometer in the world. And talking about wildlife, 38% of country’s area is occupied by 17 national parks, 13 nature reserves and 38 protected areas. The Big Five, zebra, wildebeest, giraffes, hippos, gazelles or springboks, monkeys and kudu and a myriad of bird species. Yet, not only its wildlife is abundant. There are 162 different tribes living in Tanzania, each one unique. 
And then there is Zanzibar. A paradise-like island just off the African coast, an island of spices and exotic aromas, of Sultan's palaces and slaves traders who placed the isle in the history books, of shining white beaches and fiery red sunsets. The ideal way to unwind from the excitement the mainland was packed with. Tanzania ranks amongst the most hospitable countries in Africa :it even shares its national anthem with South Africa and Zambia! Mungu ibarika Afrika...

Please discover all the UNESCO sites in Tanzania via the Highlights tab above!

Hotels & Meals

One of Tanzania's, and other parts of eastern Africa's, most common cultural dishes is Ugali. It is usually composed of corn and is similar in consistency to a stiff paste or porridge, giving it its second name of corn meal porridge. Mixtures of cassava and millet flours are locally used for ugali. Rice and cooked green bananas are also important staples. Beef, goat meat, beans, yoghurt and a wide range of fish and green leafy vegetables all add nutrients to the dishes.

(Wikipedia)

Insurances

Have a safe and carefree trip: travel fully insured with our Protections travel insurance! Our Protections insurance policies offer various formulas in order to offer you the widest possible cover (with even a fly-on-time, natural catastrophes and epidemics) for both single journeys or for the entire year.  We guarantee you the best protection at the best price. 

Tailored travel

The tours in our brochures are just a few examples of travel itineraries possible. Our trips can be tailored to suit your specific needs. If you want to book a specific destination or combine it with a mini-tour then we will gladly make you a tailor-made offer. For a personalised day-by-day program please contact our destination experts.

Would you like to travel in a group; with your entire family, friends or colleagues? (min. 10 people required). Put our know-how to the test and send us your details and wishes.  We will gladly turn the blueprints of your trip into a detailed quote and a lasting memory for you to cherish. Contact our  Connections’ Group Service by e-mail at groups@connections.be or by telephone on +32 (0)2 550 01 65. We would love to hear from you. 

Travel Documents

  • All Belgian nationals travelling on a Belgian passport (children and babies included) must be in possession of an international e-passport (electronic) containing min. 2 blank pages, valid for at least 6 months on arrival. A visa-upon-arrival can be obtained from the international airport immigration services. For those who prefer to play it safe, the visa can be obtained from the consulate/embassy in Belgium before departure. Please verify the latest updates on travel advice, documents and requirements on http://diplomatie.belgium.be/en

  • Travelers with a non-Belgian nationality and / or travelers travelling on a foreign passport are invited to spontaneously report this matter to the Connections travel consultant and shall contact their respective embassy (s) or Consulate (ate) to obtain the latest updates concerning all current travel requirements and documents.


Health

It is strongly recommended to protect yourself against malaria, hepatitis A, yellow fever and DTP.. To verify the latest updates on health requirements, please surf to http://www.itg.be

 

Time Zones

+1h (winter), no time difference (summer)

Currency

Currency

Tanzanian shillings (TSH ou TZS); 1 EUR - 2.712 TZS & 10000 TZS = 3.70 EUR (16/01/2018) – currency of Zanzibar as well.

Payment Methods

Bring cash Dollars (small notes) Credit cards are convenient and widely accepted and ATMs are readily available.

Tipping 

Tipping is important and customary in Africa as it forms an integral part of the wages. Some guidelines: Foresee €2/pers./day for your guide and driver. Restaurants usually expect a 10%-15% tip (if not automatically charged to your bill). In lodge you leave 5USD a day for the cleaning staff, and the bellman is happy with 1USD a suitcase. Adapt as you see 

Climate

Kenya , Tanzania and Zanzibar are perfect year-round holiday destinations. The rainy season last from April till May; the dry season from late December until mid-March and from mid-June until mid-October.

Average Temperatures in Tanzania & Zanzibar (°C):

Destination J F M A M J J A S O N D
Arusha 19 19 19 19 16 14 14 15 16 18 18 18
Zanzibar 28 28 28 27 25 25 24 25 25 26 27 27


Highlights

Serengeti National Park

  • The oldest and most famous park of Tanzania.
  • Known for its huge lion population and the yearly migration of zebra and wildebeest.
  • Masai indicates 'large, indefinite plains’
  • This park is gi-nomous as it is the size of 1/2 Belgium.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA)

  • The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the sights in Tanzania. 
  • You will be amazed by the landscapes with mountain ranges, craters and plates of volcanic origin.
  • Wide variety of animals. 
  • The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest in the world (diameter: 18 km, area: 260 km²)

Tarangire National Park

  • Lesser known park with an area of 2600 km². It owes its name to the river that flows through it.
  • A large selection of wild animals are found here year-round. 
  • Characterized by acacias, the typical tree for northern Tanzania

Zanzibar

  • Stunning white sand beaches and delightful fragrances!
  • Ideal spot to relax and conclude a safari
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