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Tanzania Safari Guide from China

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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.

Tanzania Safari Guide from China
Chinese tourists visit Tanzania
tourist from Taiwan on a game drive in Africa

So why is Tanzania a must-visit country?

#1 “REAL AFRICA” 真正的非洲

Real Africa
Close your eyes and think of how you perceive Africa. Do you picture endless savannas touched by the golden sun and inhabited by widely diverse wildlife? How about a mighty lion walking in rocky outcrops, spying on zebras by the grassland? Perhaps you can’t also help but think about predator-prey action, yes? You see, all of that and more can be found in Tanzania: unspoiled landscapes, gorgeous sunsets, incredible wildlife and birdlife and a classic backdrop of the “real Africa”. Plus, it’s less visited and less developed than the equally popular South Africa and Kenya! So, it’s really a very exotic destination to explore.


Tanzania boasts of seven (7) UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Kilimanjaro National Park, Songo Mnara, Stone Town, Kilwa Kisiwani and Selous Game Reserve. All sites are exquisite and can really make any visit unforgettable.
Serengeti National Park, for one, is the flagship wildlife sanctuary in Tanzania. It is arguably the most popular safari park in Africa, featuring one of the most astounding spectacles on Earth: The Great Wildebeest Migration. Nestled just beside it on its southern region is the ever-so-stunning Ngorongoro Crater, Africa’s Garden of Eden and the world’s largest inactive caldera. Another famous backdrop of Tanzania is Mount Kilimanjaro. This majestic beaut stands 5,895 meters high and is Africa’s highest peak.


Ngorongoro Conservation Area
From the famous Big Five to several endangered species to a world-class avifauna, Tanzania will never fail to amaze its visitors. Aside from the spectacular wildlife viewing that’s certainly a sight to behold, Tanzania also promises lots of opportunities to see predator-prey actions. In Tanzania, “boring” does not exist. Ever.


Are you looking for a romantic getaway with a twist? In Tanzania, there are a lot of intimate chalets and tented camps located in the midst of wild, all exclusive for you and your loved one. If you’re looking into remarkable family vacations, Tanzania also has a lot of things in store for the whole family! Game drives, hot air balloon safaris, night walking safaris, picnic in the wild, bonfires and barbecue, bush dining, beach hopping (hello, Zanzibar!), cultural tours, mountain climbing (Yes! Kilimanjaro treks!) and biking are among the many things you can do. If you’re also on a budget and you don’t mind roughing it out, there are always budget camps for everyone!


There are several international airports in Tanzania that cater to visitors from across the globe. Traveling is made easy as regional and international flights are easily available on a daily basis, and there are particular hubs that are suitable for each travel purpose. For example, if you’re visiting the northern safari circuit, Kilimanjaro Airport is the most ideal gateway for you. If you’re going south to visit, say, Selous Game Reserve, book flights to Dar es Salaam.


Flights from China to Tanzania are ample. Depending on your route and stopovers, the flying time can be as little as 10 hours and 48 minutes on a direct one-stop flight to more than 24 hours if you’re taking multiple-stop flights. Of course, duration and flight fares vary from time to time so it’s wise to check with your preferred airlines first.
Before covering the ways to get to Tanzania, you have to have a background on the different regions of the country first. This will come in handy later on.

  • Northern Safari Circuit: Most of the more famous wildlife parks are within this circuit. This includes Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, Lake Eyasi and Lake Ndutu.
  • Southern Safari Circuit: This is the more remote, untouched safari parks in the country. It covers Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park, Mikumi National Park, and Saadani National Park
  • Western Safari Circuit: A less popular route for tourists, this circuit is more of a visit to the primates. So if you’re in Tanzania and you want to meet chimpanzees, this is where you can go. Parks include Mahale Mountains National Park and Katavi National Park.
  • Coastal Circuit: This covers the incredible stretch of white sand beaches in Zanzibar, Pemba, and Mafia.

As already mentioned, there are several airports in Tanzania. The main international hubs are:

  • Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) in Dar es Salaam. This is the main gateway for tourists planning to visit the southern safari circuit or begin their trip with a visit to the coastal region.
  • Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) in Arusha. This airport is the closest hub to the popular northern safari circuit. It also offers several flights to and from DAR, ZNZ and even Nairobi in Kenya.
  • Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ) in Unguja Island, Zanzibar. This is the main airport in the Zanzibar archipelago and the perfect hub for those who are coming to visit the tropical islands of Tanzania.

From China, you can fly to Tanzania either on a direct one-stop route or a multiple-stop route. Flights can start from Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou or Shanghai.
Flights to Dar es Salaam via Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR):

Flights to Arusha via Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO):

Flights to Zanzibar via Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ):


To enter Tanzania, every visitor is required to have:

✔ a valid visa

✔ a passport which is valid for not less than six months

Upon entry and compliance of the said requirements, an officer will issue a pass with validity not exceeding three months on the first instance.


There are 3 types of Visas available for tourists:

  • Ordinary Visa: Single-entry visa that is valid for three (3) months only. Visa fee: $50
  • Multiple Entry Visa: Visa issued for visitors who wish to visit frequently for leisure and holiday purposes. This may be issued for a period of 3, 6 or 12 months wherein the visa holder may be allowed to enter and re-enter the country provided that a single stay of the holder must not exceed 3 months. Visa fee: $100
  • Transit Visa: Short-time visas granted to travelers who will visit Tanzania for only a short time. Validity for this type of visa is 14 days. A traveler must have onward tickets to another country, sufficient funds for subsistence and proof that he/she can be allowed entry to the next country. Visa fee: $30

Visas may be obtained at any Consulate Mission of the United Republic of Tanzania abroad or upon arrival at any designated entry hubs. Note, however, that visas on arrival are only single-entry and not multiple-entry.
The Embassy of Tanzania in China can be found in Sanlitun, Beijing (三里屯北京) while Visas on Arrival can be obtained at the following entry points:

  • Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) in Dar es Salaam
  • Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) in Arusha
  • Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ) in Zanzibar
  • Namanga Entry Point (Tanzania-Kenya border point to the north)
  • Tunduma (Tanzania-Malawi border point to the south)
  • Taveta and Holili (Tanzania-Kenya border point to the northeast)

For further information, you can always refer to the Tanzania Airport Authority.



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August 8, 2023
Asante Gosheni and espacially Hassan Nous tenons à recommander Hassan car nous venons de passer un séjour mémorable avec lui. Grâce à son expérience, sa connaissance parfaite du monde animal et des parcs, Hassan nous a permis de voir de nombreux animaux en étant extrêmement bien placé.
Bien évidemment les big five (même le rhinocéros!), la traversée de la rivière par les gnous et bien d'autres animaux.
En faisant un safari avec Hassan vous trouverez tout ce que vous êtes venus chercher.
A l'avenir si nous décidons de refaire un safari, nous voudrions repartir avec Hassan.
Myriam D
Myriam D
August 8, 2023
Hassan is the best guide !!!! Nous avons eu la chance de faire un safari de 8 jours dans les parcs nationaux du nord de la Tanzanie avec Hassan comme guide. Hassan est un guide très expérimenté.
Grâce à lui et sa grande expérience nous avons découvert et appris énormément de choses sur la Tanzanie, les animaux, les végétaux etc. Hassan est un véritable passionné qui aime transmettre son savoir.
En plus de ses connaissances, Hassan a un véritable œil de lynx et sais débusquer le moindre animal caché.
Grâce à Hassan nous avons eu la chance de voir beaucoup d’animaux et tous ceux du « Big Five ».
Parmi tous les véhicules présents lors des safaris, Hassan sait se frayer un chemin pour nous permettre d’avoir toujours le meilleur point de vue.
Hassan sait où se placer pour nous permettre d’avoir une vue sans égal sur les animaux, en les observant de très près.
Hassan est également un excellent conducteur. La route n’a aucun secret pour lui.
C’est également un guide très attentionné, toujours aux petits soins pour nous et d’une extrême gentillesse.
Nous recommandons Hassan les yeux fermés et si nous devions refaire un safari, nous demanderons d’être guidés par Hassan sans hésitation.
Merci encore à Hassan pour ces merveilleux moments qui resterons gravés dans notre mémoire !!
bonny l
bonny l
August 6, 2023
amazing Safari experience wiz gosheni nice trip wiz our amazing guide Samir We saw all the wild animals during Safari
thx a lot for the thoughtful and excellent service
highly recommend
August 6, 2023
愉快的非洲之旅 幸运的选择了gosheni Safari,我们的向导samir服务非常好,小朋友们都很喜欢他,非洲五霸除了犀牛没有看到外,其他都替我们找到了,寻找动物经验丰富,在超远的地方就能看到目标。可以在众多的车子中抢到一个很好的观赏位,办事灵活。
Vladimir T
Vladimir T
August 6, 2023
Great experience! Great experience! Starting from the trip planning the communications were very clear and smooth to organize the tour and select itinerary. In the end we opted for 5 days/4 nights route including the Tarangire, Serengeti and Lake Manyara nations parks as well as a visit to the Ngorongoro crater. The tour itself was excellent and very punctual, here kudos to our guide Wilson who is very experienced and knowledgeable about his job and also went well beyond his duty and gave us a nice summary of country’s history. It was really a pleasure to spend time with him and we managed to see the big 5:) Accommodations were superb: great camps, an amazing farmhouse close to Ngorongoro, meals were also good and picnic lunches well organized.
In summary the experience was highly satisfying, I sincerely recommend Gosheni Safaris and to ask for Wilson as a guide.
Allison B
Allison B
August 5, 2023
Great Taste of Tanzania Had a great 5-day tour. Our guide James was very dedicated to making sure we saw amazing sights. He asked us our favorite animals to see and made it his mission to help us spot them. The food was good, the lodging was very pleasant, and enjoying a glass of wine on lunches was a nice touch. Favorite lodging was definitely the Farmhouse by Ngorongoro. Beautiful landscapes along the entire tour, covered a lot of ground and got a great introduction to Tanzania.
Sukhraj S
Sukhraj S
August 5, 2023
Gosheni number 1 What an unforgettable 6 days, courtesy of Gosheni Safari and our guide/driver Zadock!!!
I booked this holiday back in 2020 but then had to cancel due to Covid. That was after a lot of research of tour companies and finally picking Ghosheni. The time was right to get this once in a lifetime trip set up again, so working via email with William at Gosheni we compiled the agenda…he was so helpful and we settled on one day in Tarangire, one day in Lake Manyara, three days in Serengeti and one day in Ngorongoro Crater…I’m now on the way to Zanzibar after an amazing experience, Gosheni took care of the whole package for my wife, three teenage sons and I.

Our guide and driver was Zadock, a humble, honest, genuine, proud and generous man. He did absolutely everything for us, answered every question and took us to all the places to see the big five up close, hunts and more.

The food was served every lunch time as a picnic, with plates, blanket, wtc whilst others had lunch boxes. The Jeep was cleaned daily, and was extremely comfortable along the difficult rough terrain…a credit to Zadock.

Zadock had so much knowledge not only of the animal kingdom’s hundreds of species but also the history of Tanzania, Africa, politics, and social customs, we felt as though he was part of our family.

Thankyou Zadock and Gosheni, I very rarely write reviews after holidays and I have travelled extensively around the world, but these guys are special and have made this so memorable for my family and I….I recommend to everyone if you are unsure about who, how, what, these guys will sort out the whole trip and at a very reasonable price.

Well done William, Gosheni and Zadock, and I really hope you get to be recognised as the number one tour company in Tanzania!
Eric W
Eric W
August 4, 2023
Extraordinary Safari with Gosheni I am so glad to have Gosheni as our tour operator. They provide excellent service starting from arranging the tour till the end of our safari.
As our city had quarantine arrangement due to COVID-19, we were so worry about our trip. Luckily, Gosheni is so considerate and try their best endeavors to rearrange our scedule. With their assistance, everything is set and we feel comfortable for all of their kind arrangements.

During the safari, we have a terrific tour guide, Edward! He takes care of all the stuff and administration including liaison with hotels, lunch packing, other add-on safaris so that we can fully enjoy the trip.

Not only Edward spots a lot a lot of animals and birds for us, including the top 5 in the trip, he also introduces us the habitat and features of the animals and birds. We are very impressed by his rich knowledge and do enjoy listening the "stories" of the animals.

Edwward is definitely experienced and propose the best programme during the safari, e.g. he tries to maximise our time for the game drive in different locations and tribe visit. We fully trust his expertise and professionalism.

We are very happy with Edward and Gosheni. We will absolutely consider them in our next Africam safari.
Priyank S
Priyank S
August 4, 2023
Amazing Safari with Gosheni and Ombeni Our guide, Ombeni, was the best part of our trip. He is really knowledgeable, friendly, and we trusted his expertise for the whole 9 days across Tarangire, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro. We were lucky to see some amazing things on our game drives. Having grown up in Kenya, I have been lucky to go on many safaris, and this is one of the best I've been on.
The food was excellent, and even on the all-day game drives we had a cooked, sit-down meal for lunch which was a big plus point. All the accommodation was excellent as well.

We had a bespoke itinerary which we planned in advance with William from Gosheni, and he was extremely helpful in answering our questions and accommodating our requests.

I would highly recommend Gosheni and especially Ombeni for future travels.
August 4, 2023
Dreams come true!!! Thanks to best guide Hassani I have been dreaming Serengeti Safari tour for a long time and Gosheni Safaris made my dreams come true. We completed our 5 days safari at the end of July and it was wonderful. We visited Central Serengeti, North Serengeti and Ngorongoro.
The company is very professional from beginning to end. Peter the owner of Gosheni Safaris helped us a lot about planning our itinary. I asked too many questions and he replied all of them everytime. Sometimes he can be in the bush and has no internet connection but be sure he always will reply your questions. Just be sure that you are in safe hands and Hakuna Matata☺️

Our guide was Hassani who is a perfect guide, safari driver, friend and everything. He always did his best to show us as much as possible. We always felt safe and witnessed lots of amazing moments by help of Hassani. Beside being a perfect safari guide, he prepared very nice lunch tables every afternoon. He is very funny person and makes lots of jokes during the safari. I higly recommend Gosheni Safaris which is best one and Hassani who is a very good guide. I want to thank Hassani in person for making our safari perfect and looking forward to meet again🙏🏻

Tips: I recommend ‘Morning Hot air Balloon safari’.