Zanzibar is home to some of the best beach destinations in the world. Tourism is the major hub of this renowned ‘Spice Island’ located off the coast of Tanzania. Spanning approximately 90 km long and 40 km wide, Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous archipelago consisting of two major islands - Unguja and Pemba Island. The historic capital city of Zanzibar is Stone town, a prominent city with an impressive cultural heritage and history dating back to the 19th century. Zanzibar reflects a mixture of ...
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Located in the great lakes region of East Africa, Tanzania is the thirteenth largest country in Africa. It is bordered to the north by Kenya and Uganda, to the east by Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, to the south by Mozambique, Malawi, and Zambia. This breathtaking country is home to some of the best safari attractions in the world, rich cultural heritage, and over 120 distinct Tanzania tribes and ethnic groups. Here are some of Tanzania’s most diverse, unique and indi...
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When going to a different place, tipping is most often approached with great trepidation. Should I tip? If so, how much? Sometimes, it even causes unnecessary travel anxiety. So if you plan to go to Africa anytime soon, or you’re planning for your African adventure, here’s a guide to tell you all about tipping in Africa. Tipping culture in Africa First of all, tipping in Africa is not a compulsory affair. It is only done on the merit of good service; a simple appreciation for a job well do...
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Stone Town isn’t your typical African town; it is a celebrated area where you can wander for hours through a maze of narrow streets and architectural angle, easily losing yourself in centuries of history. It is a sensory experience not to be found anywhere else in the world as each twist and turn brings something new -- a Persian bathhouse, a former palace, exquisite gardens, or even a coral-stone mansion with ornately-carved doors and high-reaching balconies… all of it hugging the Indian Oc...
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When you think about going to Africa, you instinctively imagine having close encounters with the animals – and not like the ones that we see in the zoo, but actual animals in the wild and even the rarest ones in the planet. Certainly so, this image is spot-on. But, what is even more amazing is the chance to witness the Great Migration safari Tanzania has to offer. An absolute world spectacle,  the Great Migration is an annual event that no one in the world should ever miss. Here are 10 major ...
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Standing out as one of the most spectacular wonders of the natural world, the Great Migration is an annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebras, and other herbivores migrating clockwise through the Serengeti in Tanzania and Kenya's Masai Mara in search of good water and green pastures. This event is also one of the world’s most famous and sought after spectacles by photographers and wildlife enthusiasts. The great wildebeest migration is renowned for being one of the worlds mo...
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The Serengeti is a marvel of nature featuring prominently on several travelers’ bucket lists. It is most famous for its wondrous array of wildlife, stunning landscapes, and enchanting lakes -- a true jewel of Africa! Spanning a massive 30,000 square kilometers, there’s so much to see and do that it will take several trips to be able to capture all that it has to offer unless of course, you have the ultimate vantage point -- the air! That’s what a balloon safari in Serengeti delivers and th...
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Tanzania is an ultimate adventure destination for many travelers across the globe. For many reasons including wildlife that’s beyond compare to any other country in the world, more and more tourists have been drawn to Tanzania. What sets other travelers back is the price. Yes, Tanzania safaris are generally pricey compared to other holiday destinations. The question is, why? To give you a clearer understanding on why Tanzania safari holidays aren’t cheap, here’s a quick rundown: ✓ Mothe...
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The words “African safari” conjure up images of lions roaring from a distance, trumpeting elephants, giraffes browsing the trees and pop-up roofed vehicles hurtling down the African bushveld. While all these create one of the most exciting and most memorable experiences a traveler can have, did you know there is one more thing that could hoist that experience? Imagine five-star luxury in one of the wildest, remote places in the world — posh accommodation with topnotch facilities, guarantee...
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It is no secret that food is an important part of any safari experience. One would typically wonder about the itinerary, the accommodation, the different activities on offer and of course, the food. While African safaris are especially famed for its once-in-a-lifetime game experiences, untamed wilderness, and mind-blowing resident wildlife, it doesn’t mean the food is any less delectable. So what exactly are the food options in a safari? What to expect in your plate while on a safari Gam...
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Glamping, bleisure and some other new travel terms are popping out and gaining popularity today. While these linger as trends, what’s becoming increasingly popular recently in the travel game is solo traveling. And with more women becoming financially independent, more apt in traveling and more empowered, more and more women today are becoming more adventurous travelers, too – and they’re doing it alone. Gosheni Safaris has seen a surge of solo women travelers, whether it’s an adven...
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East Africa has always been known to provide great safari adventures. It is home to some of the world’s most iconic parks, and it covers four of the most coveted African destinations — Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda. So if you are looking into exploring one, two or all countries, and you have little to no idea on how to get there, get around and/or get across, this post can serve as your guide! Kenya Famed for its savannas that stretch out into the horizon and big cats that nonchalantl...
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You see, Africa is often associated with luxury: grand villas, extravagant tented camps with private dipping pools or jacuzzi, fully-customized luxury safari vehicles and many more. True, Africa has a lot of these. But beyond what the brochures tell you is a wilder adventure that comes with budget traveling, including group-joining safaris. Group-joining safaris: What and Why Group-joining safaris have increasingly become popular these days. It is a type of safari wherein a traveler or gro...
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Let’s face it. Social media influences many of our choices. In fact, when planning a trip or even a lunch date with friends, we always take into account how Instagram-worthy the place (or even the food) is! Well, if you’re traveling to Tanzania or are already in Tanzania, good news: The country is brimming with Insta-worthy pizzazz! From breathtaking landscapes and expansive shorelines to jaw-dropping wildlife, vibrant people and unique experiences to historical and cultural structures tha...
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Almost everyone dreams of going to a safari in Tanzania, arguably the best safari destination in the world. To some, it’s another tick off the bucket list; to others, it’s a dream wildlife experience; and to some others, it’s passion. Whatever the reason for traveling, there is always that inner anxiety on what to expect in a safari in Tanzania. Well, to ease up the suspense, here are the 9 things you can look forward to: #1 Diverse landscapes Tanzania is blessed with a widely diverse ec...
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What could be more exciting than seeing your kids encounter animals in the wild and not in a zoo? Family safaris in Africa SHOULD be a trip of a lifetime – one that each of you can remember and share stories forever. However, before being able to tick off this item on your bucket list, you need to know certain things like when are where to go, where to stay, what’s best for the kids, etc. This guide will tell you all about how to plan a safari trip for your family. Things to Consider Befor...
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When one plans of going to Tanzania, it is most likely that the city of Arusha will appear in at least one or two of the search pages. Why? Arusha is the main hub for top safari parks especially in the northern safari circuit of Tanzania. This includes Serengeti, Mount Kilimanjaro, and Ngorongoro Crater. Additionally, Arusha holds domestic and international airports and public transportation hubs that connect to other major cities on the continent. In this article, we will cover the most renowne...
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It’s almost always an impulse that when one thinks of going on a safari adventure, the top choices will always include Tanzania as if we’re all programmed to think it. Well, it’s natural, really; and there is absolutely no surprise why. Aside from being a staple safari country, visiting the top safari parks in Tanzania is always an adventure – whether you’re a safari neophyte or a wildlife enthusiast at that. So, if you’re looking into exploring the best of the best, here is a list o...
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请阅读中文版 坦桑尼亚 旅 行 指 南 According to official data, the number of Chinese tourists have significantly increased in 2017 and is expected to rise by over 40% this year. This is not a surprise, really. Tanzania is naturally endowed with scores of beauty and wonder. [gallery indents="true" link="none" ids="13837,13841,13835" orderby="rand"] So why is Tanzania a must-visit country? #1 “Real Africa” 真正的非洲 Close your eyes and think of how you perceive...
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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak is a major highlight in any East African trip. The beauty of it is, various routes are available for any kind of traveler. Whether you are a beginner, an intermediate trekker or an experienced mountaineer, there is always a perfect route for you! The question is: How much does it cost to climb Kilimanjaro? In a nutshell Depending on the route you take and the number of days you spend on the trek, a climb to Kilimanjaro typically costs around ...
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When people plan for their bucket-list adventure in Tanzania, Serengeti National Park always comes to mind first. Sure, there’s the Great Migration and the Lion King setting — both fantastic reasons that make ditching the Serengeti impossible. But Tanzania has so much more to offer and it would be a total bummer to miss out on them. Particularly the renowned Ngorongoro Conservation Area. So why is Ngorongoro Conservation Area a must-visit in Tanzania? Here are 10 reasons why: World Heritage...
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Frequently voted as the best country to visit when searching for wildlife, there are many reasons to choose a Tanzania safari over other African nations. Not only does the country boast one of the broadest ranges of wildlife on the continent, many of the parks still exist without any boundary fences, rare in the modern world and delivering a much more authentic safari experience. Wildlife that is truly – wild. In the latest analysis by Safari Booking, from over 2,500 reviews written by safar...
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Mount Kilimanjaro, with its three volcanic cones, "Kibo", "Mawenzi", and "Shira", is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa, and rises approximately 4,900 m from its base to 5,895 meters above sea level. Indeed, being on top of this towering glory is a once in a lifetime experience you shouldn’t miss. Mount Kilimanjaro Routes There are seven established routes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro - Marangu, Machame, Lemosho, Shira, Rongai, Northern Circu...
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Planning what to wear and essentials to bring on your upcoming safari in Tanzania is not all that complicated. Everything you need is most likely in your closet already! Our clothing suggestions apply for all seasons on a Tanzania safari while different guidelines apply if your route is to the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro or heading down to the famous Zanzibar beach. Tanzania Weather The best wildlife viewing months in Tanzania are during the Dry season from late June to October. The best chance of...
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