Tanzania Tours And Safaris
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Driving in Tanzania

  • Diving in Tanzania

    Tanzania provides a magical diving experience, crystal clear tropical water, unspoilt corals, shoals of fish darting through the reefs, sea turtles gliding through the water, school of barracudas circling overhead. Thee dive sites in Dar es Salaam, Mtwara, Mikindani, Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia rival those found in the Red Sea placing Tanzania on the map as a diving destination. There are more than 25 PADI dive centres throughout the country, with skilled instructors and divemasters, and world-class equipment allowing diving for all levels.
  • Zanzibar diving

    Zanzibar diving is home to the world famous Mnemba Atoll, a protected marine park with some of the best diving in East Africa. Hawksbill and Green turtles rest on top of plate corals, oblivious to hovering divers snapping pictures. It is not uncommon to see White Tip Reef sharks and divers are sometimes lucky enough to have a pod of dolphins as an escort on the way back to the dive centre.
  • Pemba diving

    Pemba diving is a treasure trove of marine life, better suited to experienced divers due to strong currents, making most drift dives. Pemba corals are pristine. Misali Island, once a hideout of Captain Kidd is now a marine conservation area rich in biodiversity, with over 40 different species of coral, 350 different species of fish and 5 different species of sea turtles. Out on the reefs, black snappers school around Coral Mountain, eagle rays and manta rays glide through the water with deadly grace, while lobsters and octopus peer out at inquisitive divers from coral shelves. Green turtles perch on cabbage coral and hammerhead sharks have been seen coming in with the tide.

Fishing in Tanzania

  • Fishing

    Tanzania’s spectacular deep sea fishing in Dar es Salaam, Pemba, Mafia and Kilwa, fresh water fishing in Lake Victoria and record breaking catches is an experience to be savored. The Indian Ocean is rich in fish, with tuna and pelagics migrating through the Pemba Channel every year. Snapper, grouper and sharks are in residence all year round There are number of private companies and tour operators specialising in deep sea fishing to guide you through the waters, offering fishing safaris for the dedicated angler.

    Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia are the most popular destinations for deep sea fishing, with Dar es Salaam, Pangani and Tanga on the mainland. Customized boats have light and heavy tackle, electronics, GPS and safety equipment for the serious international fisherman. Excursions usually last for a day, with boats bringing you and your catch back to your hotel in time for dinner but live aboard options are also available. If you are after an authentic Tanzanian experience, you can head out on the water with a fisherman in a dhow or a ngalawa canoe and see how it done by the locals.

    For fresh water fishing, Tanzania lakes and rivers let you enjoy fly fishing catch and release. Mwanza, on the shores of Lake Victoria, the world second largest fresh water lake, is home to huge Nile Perch and Tilapia. Fishing is not permitted inside national parks but there are a number of lakes and rivers in the buffer zone open to anglers and even rainbow trout farms in Arusha, allowing visitors to relax into the tranquility of the truly beautiful surroundings, watch the birdlife and wildlife go by. During the rainy season, rivers and streams swell, reviving the land and waters, teeming with fishlife, perfect for a fishing safari.

Hot Air Balloon Safaris in Africa

  • Hot Air Balloon Safaris

    Ballooning takes place at sunrise, which means a pre-dawn wake up with steaming coffee and a chilly drive to the launch It is still dark and you may be fortunate to see nocturnal animals on the way to the launch site. Meet the pilot as he prepares for the flight, the great balloons slowly fill with hot air, rising up ponderously above their tethered baskets. Take-off is a noisy, bumpy affair, which adds to the thrill and enhances the sudden serenity when you reach cruising altitude. The noise of the heating flame punctuates the quiet along with the soft whistle of air currents and occasional ‘ooohs’ from your fellow adventurers. Wrap up warmly because it gets cold up there!

    The land below you is quiet in the peace of dawn as sunrise unfurls in bright colors on the eastern horizon. As the earth warms up, wildlife starts to move – the cool of early morning is the best time of day for game viewing, and a hot air balloon gives you an especially superb view of the plains. The balloon can fly relatively low over big herds (unlike helicopters and light aircraft), making this one of the best ways to see the full splendor of the Great Wildebeest Migration.

    Your pilot will use varying altitudes and layers of air to navigate the balloon over this amazing area. Each day is different, some of the flight may be low, offering a different perspective and at other times your balloon may climb to 1000’ or more.

    No two flights are ever the same and your balloon safari will be unique. While impossible to guarantee particular animals, you are likely to see various species from above.

    Your pilot knows the area well and is also a committed conservationist and will point out animals, birds and features of interest.

    When you touch down on solid earth again, a glorious champagne breakfast awaits you, prepared and served on the savannah – the perfect end to an extraordinary and serene safari experience.

Tanzania Culture Tourism

  • Tanzania Culture Tourism

    In Tanzania, a land of superb landscapes and spectacular wildlife, another attraction stands equally tall the people. Tanzania people are among the most welcoming and approachable on earth, with a range of fascinating cultures ready to be shared with visitors. From the WaChagga of the slopes of Kilimanjaro to the now world famous Maasai, a cultural excursion or a longer stay among local people is likely to become one of the most rewarding experiences of any holiday in Tanzania.

    In addition, many local areas run their own cultural programmes for visitors, bringing income directly to the community and giving the people the chance to show their lifestyle to the outside world on their own terms. Primary schools can be developed through a tour of the fascinating slopes of Mt Meru, a health clinic is improved through a guided tour of the luscious green Usambara Mountains, or a kindergarten funded by a stroll through the tropical vegetation of the Rift Valley.

    Cultural tourism programmes are beneficial to everyone the tourists get a unique, unforgettable experience, the local people generate income and improve their standard of living, and both parties gain a valuable understanding of another culture which will last long after the visitors have returned home. Most cultural tourism programmes are located near the main thoroughfares of the principal tourist destinations, making a cultural addition to a safari easy to arrange. Guides are local people born and raised in the area, well trained in their jobs and proficient in English.

    Whether you spend the morning in a Maasai boma or trek by camel up a local summit, stopping to learn about traditional plants and tribal stories, a cultural tour is a must-do for anyone wanting to see the rich life of the Tanzanian people. Some of Tanzania’s known cultural tourism destinations include:
  • Eyasi

    Eyasi is home to some of the last hunter-gatherers in Africa, the Hadzabe. This cultural group has made the area around Lake Eyasi their long-time hunting grounds. A day-trip or longer safari with the Hadzabe gives visitors a chance to experience a way of life which used to common to all human societies on the planet, but is now rarely practiced anywhere. Morning hunts with the Hadzabe warriors, armed with bows and arrows, offer a fascinating glimpse into the hunter-gatherer way of life. Honey-gathering, walks to find traditional healing plants and food, and traditional dances are all part of the Hadzabe cultural tourism experience.
  • Kilimanjaro

    Why not combine a hike up the world୯st impressive mountain with a visit to its people, the historically progressive WaChagga? See traditional and modern Chagga art, culture and homes.
  • Maasailand

    See how the Maasai, among the last of the world pastoral peoples, are adapting to the 21st century in their own way and in their own time. Around 12 distinct groups of Maasai remain in the world, the largest of which now lives in Tanzania. Visit Engaruka, the lost city in the shadow of the Great Rift Wall, where Maasai mix irrigation, farming and traditional herding. In Mkuru, near Arusha National Park, short camel treks with local Maasai give visitors a glimpse into nomadic culture, as they climb nearby Ol Donyo Landaree.
  • Zanzibar

    A tour of the heartland of Swahili culture is a great way for visitors to immerse themselves in the local culture and to see how many Zanzibaris on a day to day basis. Learn about the many elements of the cultural fusion and cosmopolitan life that is Zanzibar society - music and dance, visual arts, traditional games, cuisine, and dhow culture to name a few. A cultural tour is the ideal excursion for those who want a real insight into the people and life on the Island, and is a great way to support sustainable tourism and the people of Zanzibar.