Tanzania is arguably the ultimate safari, beach, and outdoor adventure destination in Africa. What more could any traveller want? Its most famous attraction is, of course, Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain.
The majestic dormant volcano (which could erupt at any time) stands at 5896 metres, making it the world's highest free-standing mountain. It’s visited by those who want to hike and more experienced climbers who want to summit the tallest peak, Uhuru Point. You can climb Mount Kilimanjaro without any mountaineering equipment as it’s considered one of the more accessible mountains to climb out of the famous Seven Peaks. Climbing the mountain takes you through almost every season and weather condition in one go. The mountain's base is tropical, and as you ascend, it becomes colder and drier until you reach the arctic zone, which offers a more stark beauty of ice and rock. The scenery and ever-changing landscape are spectacular. A once-in-a-lifetime adventure awaits.
Speaking of unique things to do, a visit to the Serengeti during the Great Migration is undoubtedly up there! This phenomenon occurs when huge herds of wildebeest—we’re talking millions—follow the rain from the Serengeti Plains to the Maasai Mara plains in Kenya. Other animals, including zebra and a variety of buck, also join in the migration, searching for food and water. They all risk encountering one of the many predators who lay in wait, especially Africa’s largest crocodiles that reside in the Grumeti River (Tanzania) and the Mara River (Kenya).
If that’s all too much action for you, we recommend a holiday to Zanzibar (actually, we recommend both). Many people don’t know Zanzibar is part of Tanzania too. The beautiful islands that form the archipelago are renowned for their pristine beaches and laid-back hospitality, making it such a perfect island getaway. So sip on a drink of your choice, soak up the sun, and be grateful you’re near the top of the food chain!
Whether it’s conquering mountains, wildlife-spotting safaris or ocean adventures, a trip to Tanzania is a must. Let us help you find the best flight for your travel dates, so the only thing you’ll need to worry about is which part of Tanzania to visit first!
What’s the best time of the year to go to Tanzania?
In general, the best time to visit Tanzania is in the dry months, from July to October. It is when the Great Migration is in full force when millions of wildebeest and other grazing wildlife migrate to Kenya’s Masai Mara.
What’s the capital city of Tanzania?
Dar es Salaam is the capital city of Tanzania.
What’s the currency in Tanzania?
The local currency is the Tanzanian Shilling. You can also use US Dollars in most well-populated or tourist areas.
How long will my flight be from Johannesburg to Tanzania?
A direct flight to Dar es Salaam is around three hours and 30 minutes, while the flight to Zanzibar (one stop) is a little over seven hours.
Which airlines fly from Johannesburg to Tanzania?
Qatar Airways, British Airlines, Emirates, Kenya Airways, and Ethiopian Airlines are some of the most popular airlines that fly to Tanzania from Johannesburg.
What visa do I need to visit Tanzania?
Those with a South African passport do not need a tourist visa for a stay of up to 90 days.
What do I need to travel during COVID-19?
Travel requirements, such as COVID-19 tests and quarantines, change often. So, you're welcome to contact us for the latest information or check out our up-to-date travel info.
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