Tanzania

From the white-sand beaches of Zanzibar to treks up Mount Kilimanjaro to unforgettable Serengeti wildlife safaris, tours to exotic Tanzania have it all. But finding guided trips where you can travel in safety and comfort – while still pushing your adventure button – can prove mystifying. That’s where Stride comes in, to act as your knowledgeable trip planner.

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Top Trip Memories


  • Visiting Serengeti National Park, one of the best spots to see big game in Africa.

  • Checking out the volcano and array of game animals in Ngorongoro Crater.

  • Trekking famed Mount Kilimanjaro for incredible views.

  • Spotting wildlife in Selous Game Reserve, which may offer the best viewing in Tanzania.

  • Visiting Lake Manyara in dry season to encounter thousands of colorful flamingos.

  • Wandering the narrow alleyways of Stone Town on the intriguing island of Zanzibar.

  • Birdwatching in Tarangire National Park -- a memorable experience.

  • Glimpsing a cheetah sprint through Ruaha National Park.

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Tour Tips


  • Tanzania enjoys a mostly tropical climate, but pack extra-warm clothing if trekking Mount Kilimanjaro. The highest point in Africa gets cold in any season.

  • Choose a Mount Kilimanjaro tour suitable to your conditioning.

  • There are seven main ways to the top of the peak -- Lemosho Route, Machame Route, Marangu Route, Mweka Route, Rongai Route, Shira Route and Umbwe Route -- and they vary significantly in length and difficulty.

  • Many tours of Mount Kilimanjaro offer add-on trips to view wildlife at Serengeti National Park. When choosing any Tanzania tour, look for one with the amount of cultural immersion that matches your comfort level – there’s something for everyone.

  • Want to spend some time at an Indian Ocean beach? Consider a tour offering the island of Zanzibar (the “Zan” in Tanzania), just off the coast of the mainland but a world apart from the rest of the country.

  • Interested in experiencing Victoria Falls, the largest sheet of falling water on the planet? Many Tanzania tours also include this nearby natural wonder, situated between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

  • Accommodations vary on Tanzania vacation packages, so find a tour that offers lodgings that meet your standards.

  • Like a bit of urban adventure? Tanzania’s largest city, Dar es Salaam, was founded in 1862 and today offers a kaleidoscope of sites.

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      Tanzania Trips & Tour Advice

      A popular Tanzanian saying suggests that “a patient person eats ripe fruit.” Well, stop being patient -- it’s time to taste the plum by embarking on the Tanzania vacation package of your dreams. This nation’s idyllic location, fronting the placid waters of the Indian Ocean, combines all the best of East Africa. Are you game to visit some of the top wildlife reserves on the entire continent, lounge on white-sand beaches ripe for catching rays, or explore that mountain of lore, Kilimanjaro -- its trio of snow-capped volcanic cones etching the sky as the highest point in Africa? You’ve undoubtedly heard of Serengeti, Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro; now it’s time to see these magical places on the best Tanzania tours imaginable.


      Landscapes and Wildlife


      Tanzania’s borders harbor a diverse landscape and abundant wildlife. Consider Lake Manyara, where in the wet season more than 300 species of migratory birds hang out, and in-the-pink flamingos number in the thousands. In the dry season, mud flats offer ideal opportunities to view elephants, hippos, wildebeest and giraffes. Many Tanzania package tours feature stays in Lake Manyara wildlife lodges. And be sure to look up: among the main local attractions are tree-climbing lions.


      The island of Zanzibar, once an integral part of the British Empire, is now a veritable melting pot of African, Arabian and Indian influences. This semi-autonomous region of Tanzania sports beach resorts perfect for a romantic Africa getaway, while its charming Stone Town -- a maze of cobblestone alleyways and vibrant bazaars -- offers an authentic taste of the Swahili Coast.


      A Volcano and a Crater


      Mount Kilimanjaro may now be an inactive volcano, but activities abound for trekkers taking to its slopes. Its snow-capped peak gracefully sets the backdrop for the savannah and its spectacular wildlife far below. In his story “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” Ernest Hemingway wrote: “There, ahead, all he could see, as wide as all the world, great, high, and unbelievably white in the sun, was the square top of Kilimanjaro. And then he knew that there was where he was going.” That could be you!


      Tough to pronounce, but worth the effort to visit, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is another volcanic wonder. Think of this UNESCO World Heritage Site as a reverse Kilimanjaro: Ngorongoro’s volcano blew up, collapsed and formed an immense crater. This region is now home to abundant wildlife – and you may even see local Maasai, dressed in their signature orange robes, grazing their cattle at the crater.


      The Serengeti


      Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, is renowned for the annual migration of wildebeest and zebras amid its grassland plains and savannah, offering up countless National Geographic moments. Cameras are mandatory here – keep them primed for that perfect photo op.


      These are just some of the highlights of a Tanzania tour, which will show you sights and offer you experiences you could have only imagined. Isn’t it time to book one now?

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