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Tanzania Holiday

From snow-capped mountains to wildlife-filled game reserves and white-sand beaches, this country offers diverse attractions for exciting vacations.

Tanzania is the home of Mount Kilimanjaro and Serengeti National Park, two lands of legend. Gaze up at Africa’s tallest mountain and see grazing wildlife. Travel to the island of Zanzibar for cultural sites and beach excursions.

Across the nation there are more than 13 national parks, many with land or air safaris offering views of Africa’s big game animals. See zebras, gazelles, giraffes, elephants, lions and numerous bird species in the huge Serengeti National Park. More than 1 million wildebeest migrate between here and Kenya’s Maasai Mara Game Park between July and October.

Look for the chimpanzees made famous by Jane Goodall at Gombe Stream National Park. Hike the trails of Udzungwa Mountains National Park to Sanje Waterfalls and watch for delicate African violets growing in the wild. Tarangire National Park is known for huge elephant herds, very large birds and ancient rock paintings near Kolo.

The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most famous spots in Tanzania. See the abundant wildlife grazing in the crater, plains and Olduvai Gorge. This region and its animals formed the inspiration for Disney’s The Lion King film. Here in 1959, Mary Leakey discovered the skull of a human ancestor that lived over a million years ago.

In Kilimanjaro National Park, climb at least partway up the 19,340 feet (5,895 meters) of the very accessible Mount Kilimanjaro. Travel from tropical conditions through desert toward the snowy peak. Be sure to arrange proper gear and allow time for acclimation to the high altitudes.

Ferry to Zanzibar to see the remains of the country’s Slave Market in the Swahili Stone Town. Participate in turtle conservancy at Mnarani Natural Aquarium. Nungwi Beach and other spots along much of the island’s coastline offer plenty of opportunities to enjoy the sun, sand and water.

Fly into Zanzibar City, Kilimanjaro Airport or Tanzania’s capital of Dar es Salaam to access the country. Arrange safaris well in advance to ensure you can have your desired timing and locations.


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Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro £166
Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro

Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro

Kivukoni Street, P O Box 9574, Dar es Salaam
     
    4.6
    of 5, from 90 reviews
    5.0 out of 5.0

    Located in Kivukoni, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Azania Front Lutheran Church, Atiman House, and Askari Monument. National Museum of Tanzania and St Joseph's Cathedral are also within 10 minutes. Dar Es Salaam Central Station is 15 minutes by foot.

    Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive - Adults Only £142
    Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive - Adults Only

    Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive - Adults Only

    Nungwi Road, Nungwi
       
      4.6
      of 5, from 199 reviews
      5.0 out of 5.0

      Located in Nungwi, this beachfront resort is in the historical district and within a 15-minute walk of Kendwa Beach and Nungwi Beach. Nungwi Natural Aquarium and Mnarani Natural Aquarium are also within 3 miles (5 km).

      Mizingani Seafront Hotel £40
      Mizingani Seafront Hotel

      Mizingani Seafront Hotel

      Mizingani Road, Malindi district, Zanzibar Town
         
        4.3
        of 5, from 223 reviews
        4.0 out of 5.0

        This family-friendly Zanzibar Town hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of Zanzibar Ferry Terminal and Shangani Beach. Nakupenda Beach is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) away.

        Park Hyatt Zanzibar £179
        Park Hyatt Zanzibar

        Park Hyatt Zanzibar

        Shangani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar Town
           
          4.8
          of 5, from 115 reviews
          5.0 out of 5.0

          Located in Stone Town, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district and within a 5-minute walk of Shangani Beach, Old Fort and Forodhani Gardens. House of Wonders and Christ Church Cathedral are also within 15 minutes.

          Diamonds La Gemma dell'Est - All Inclusive £266
          Diamonds La Gemma dell'Est - All Inclusive

          Diamonds La Gemma dell'Est - All Inclusive

          Nungwi Road, Nungwi, Zanzibara
             
            4.3
            of 5, from 89 reviews
            5.0 out of 5.0

            Nestled on the beach, this Nungwi resort is within a 15-minute walk of Kendwa Beach and Nungwi Beach. Nungwi Natural Aquarium and Mnarani Natural Aquarium are also within 3 miles (5 km).

            Harbour View Suites £69
            Harbour View Suites

            Harbour View Suites

            Harbour View Towers  Samora Avenue , Dar es Salaam
               
              3.9
              of 5, from 124 reviews
              4.0 out of 5.0

              Located in Mchafukoge, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St Joseph's Cathedral, Askari Monument and Uhuru Monument. Dar es Salaam International Conference Centre and National Museum of Tanzania are also within 1 mi (2 km). Dar Es Salaam Central Station is only a 5-minute walk.

              DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Zanzibar - Nungwi £100
              DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Zanzibar - Nungwi

              DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Zanzibar - Nungwi

              Nungwi Village, Nungwi
                 
                4.1
                of 5, from 341 reviews
                4.0 out of 5.0

                Situated in Nungwi, this beach resort is steps away from Nungwi Natural Aquarium and Nungwi Beach. Kendwa Beach is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) away.

                Holiday Inn Dar Es Salaam City Center £61
                Holiday Inn Dar Es Salaam City Center

                Holiday Inn Dar Es Salaam City Center

                Azikiwe Street/ Upanga Road Jct, Dar es Salaam
                   
                  3.6
                  of 5, from 230 reviews
                  3.5 out of 5.0

                  Located in the heart of Dar es Salaam, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Dar es Salaam International Conference Centre, Askari Monument and Azania Front Lutheran Church. Julius Nyerere International Conference Centre and Atiman House are also within 15 minutes. Dar Es Salaam Central Station is 15 minutes by foot.

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