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Luxury Tanzania & Zanzibar Holidays

Travel to two new worlds where you can explore African plains and white sand beaches.

Guide to Luxury Holidays in Tanzania & Zanzibar

With rolling vistas, exotic markets and tranquil beaches, Tanzania and Zanzibar offer you a wealth of choices. Take Ngorongoro Crater, a conservation area and UNESCO World Heritage Site, this region is one of the most beautiful in Africa. With volcanic craters forming the backdrop to fertile grounds and waterholes, you'll find be in with a chance of spotting every one of the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and leopard), as well as encountering the fascinating indigenous people from the Maasai tribe. Tanzania's Serengeti National Park makes for an unforgettable way to see the country's wildlife. The park spans around 30,000 square kilometres and is a hotspot for lions, zebra and giraffes. On top of that, it's a great place to see swamps, grasslands and woodlands which epitomize the African wilderness. Zanzibar has everything you'd want from a luxury beach holiday as this unspoiled archipelago of islands is home to some of the world's most spectacular stretches of sand. Snorkelling is also popular in this region thanks to the aquamarine water and abundant marine life. But beyond the seaside, Zanzibar has excellent cultural attractions, such as the UNESCO-listed Stone Town, where you can see the Old Fort and the Palace Museum.

The best time to visit Tanzania for a safari trip is during the dry season, from late June to October. You'll see animals gathering by the waterholes and the lack of vegetation will make it easier for you to spot hunting lions and elusive leopards. At Zanzibar, temperatures exceed 20 degrees all year round. June to October is a popular time to visit with clear skies, little rain and comfortable weather. If you want warmer and drier weather, December to February sees temperatures reach well above 25 degrees.
You should carry identification with you at all times and take a photocopy of your passport. A tourist visa is required on arrival. A Tanzanian visa covers travel to Zanzibar. Visit GOV.UK for more advice on passports, visas and travel.
Tanzanian cuisine is as varied as the sublime landscape. Meat stews and grilled chicken can be paired with traditional maize porridge, ugali, and you'll also be able to try barbecued meats and rice cooked in coconut milk, as well as spicy kebabs and prawn curries. By the coast and in Zanzibar, you'll be treated to lots of fresh fish, and with culinary influences from India, China and the Middle East, you'll also be able to try curries, noodles and sweet meats with a Tanzanian twist.
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