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Tanzania, home to some of Africa’s most famous national parks.

Located in East Africa along the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Tanzania boasts three of Africa’s best-known lakes – Lake Victoria in the north; Lake Tanganyika in the west; and Lake Nyasa in the south. Tanzania is known for its vast wilderness areas including the plains of the Serengeti National Park (a safari Mecca populated by the ‘Big 5’); and Kilimanjaro National Park (home to Africa’s highest mountain).

Tropical islands are another of Tanzania’s appeals. The island of Mafia has a marine park with whale sharks and coral reefs, which make it one of Africa’s premier tourist destinations. Known as the Spice Island, the beautiful Arabic-inspired Zanzibar has a rich culture and history, coupled with idyllic white beaches hailed as some of the world’s best.

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Bucket-list

  • Serengeti National Park

  • Tarangire National Park

  • Ngorongoro Crater

  • Lake Manyara and Lake Natron

  • Zanzibar and Mafia Islands

Highlights

  • Wildebeest Migration

  • The Lakes & Great Rift Valley

  • Big Five
  • Beautiful Landscapes

  • Local Culture

  • Mount Kilimanjaro

What you need to know

High on any wildlife enthusiast’s bucket list, Tanzania is most famous for its annual migration of over 1 million white-bearded wildebeest and 200 000 zebra, which takes place during June and July.

Hike or trek and see the ice-capped Mount Kilimanjaro with its lower lying rain forests. Dive or snorkel and discover a colourful world off the coast of Zanzibar’s sandy beaches. Take a 4 x 4 through the Serengeti’s savannah plains. Explore the Ngorongoro’s mopane woodlands and salt pans. Tanzania’s most pleasant and refreshing surprises like Arabic and Indian influences in Dar Es Salaam and Zanzibar.

The power supply is UK / European standard voltage of 220/240 and power sockets are UK style (square pin type). It is important to note that if you want to use US appliances, you will need a voltage converter as well as a plug converter. Power cuts and voltage fluctuation are not uncommon. Most of the safari lodges have generators or alternative source of power and may have specific times when they run.

Insurance to cover for medical, personal property and other personal risks during your safari is essential. Sense of Africa requires that all clients arrange for personal insurance. Sense of Africa works closely with Amref for emergency medical evacuation but this is just for emergency medical evacuation and cost of treatment is not included.

Tours to fill your senses

Sense of Africa’s focus is predominantly on group travel and tailored FIT tours. With specialist knowledge, skill, experience and expertise in creating, costing and executing travel for guests to Tanzania in a group environment. Specialist consultants offer versatile itineraries, exclusive added value and an insight into little known tour and safari destinations. The tours originality is evident in travel options with an edge. Extensive knowledge of Tanzania and an open-minded approach to travel have facilitated the design of itineraries that veer far from tired norms, packing in adventure and relaxation in equal parts.

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The people you can count on

Sense of Africa Tanzania is a close-knit family of professionals, all with a passion for travel and an enthusiasm for crafting dream African experiences. We cherish hearing about our clients’ African holiday plans, and are always excited to offer advice and to help to turn their dreams into reality.

Michael Njogu
Michael NjoguManaging Director (EA)
Nassir J Swedi
Nassir J SwediCountry Manager
Ruth Chege
Ruth ChegeHead of Sales & Product (EA)
Marion Schmidt
Marion SchmidtHead of Operations & Director Go Vacation (EA)
Peris Njeri
Peris NjeriHead of Reservations (EA)