tanzania

  • Everything You Need to Know About Arusha National Park

    Chris Walker Bush
    August 25, 2015
    Located just a short drive from Arusha and Moshi, the Arusha National Park is Tanzania's most accessible national park and the perfect place for a day trip or as the first or last stop on a longer itinerary. At just 552 square kilometres, it's a small park with a lot to see. With diverse wildlife that includes herbivores such as elephants, hippos, buffalo, zebra, and even the occasional wildebeest, Arusha National Park is also a perfect place to get out and stretch your legs - with both walking safaris and canoe safaris available within the park. Arusha National Park is also home to the world's largest population of giraffes, making it a great place to visit for fans of these long-necked, beautiful animals.
  • Everything You Need to Know About Dar Es Salaam Airport

    AdminSoa
    August 6, 2014

    While more and more international carriers are now flying in to Kilimanjaro Airport on the outskirts of Arusha, many visitors to Tanzania will still find that Dar Es Salaam (or Nairobi in Kenya) are their likely landing point.

    Dar es Salaam Airport (DAR) is Tanzania's main airport, and sees more than six million people per annum touch down. Despite this, it is a reasonably small airport without the amenities that well-travelled visitors might be used to.

    Nevertheless, landing in a new country can be a frightening experience.

    Never fear! We've put together a few helpful tips to ensure your landing and transfer is a smooth one.

    Getting a Visa on Arrival on Dar Airport

    Getting a visa on arrival at Dar Es Salaam Airport couldn't be easier. As the country's #1 airport, Dar is well set up to process visas on arrival.

    Despite this, it can take quite a bit of time on busier days, so budget up to two hours for immigration in case anything goes wrong.

    Some airlines will hand out the arrival form on board, but more often than not, you'll have to start filling out your paperwork at immigration. It's definitely handy to have your own pen in this case, as the airport will not always have them available.

    When it comes time to pay for your visa, be sure to have the exact amount in USD. It is especially important to bear in mind that Tanzania does not accept US currency printed before 2006 due to a past counterfeiting problem.

    Learn more about how to apply for a Tanzanian visa on arrival.

    Waiting at Dar es Salaam Airport

    As a smaller airport, Dar Es Salaam Airport does not have a huge variety of amenities. In fact, the majority of African airports are relatively sparse in this regard.

    For this reason, if you're expecting a long wait at the airport, it pays to bring along your own drinks and snacks. What few shops are in the terminal are not open outside of normal business hours, which can be a problem if you've got a night layover.

    That's not to say the airport is without amenities. There are some food and drink options within the departures terminal, as well as the obligatory Duty Free stores.

    Currency exchange is available, but it's important to note that there are no ATMs once you clear security. If you're going to need money, take it out on the land side of the airport.

    The airport is heavily air-conditioned, so it might be worthwhile bringing a coat.

    Parking and Taxis on Dar Airport

    Dar es Salaam Airport is located 12km outside of Dar Es Salaam proper.

    While there is rarely a shortage of taxis eager to take you into the city, it's generally safer to have us arrange something for you. Taxis from the airport run in the range of $25 to $40 USD one way.

    Traffic jams are a big problem in Dar Es Salaam so, if you're planning on heading into (or out of) the city, be sure to budget extra time in the morning and in the afternoon.

    Flying to Kilimanjaro or Arusha from Dar Es Salaam

    Unless you have a special interest in exploring Tanzania's largest city, it's often easier to simply arrange a connecting flight to either Arusha or Kilimanjaro Airport.

    A number of airlines provide cheap domestic flights, including Precision and FastJet. Alternatively, ask your Shadows of Africa tour agent to arrange a flight for you.

  • Mount Lemargut Trekking

    AdminSoa
    July 27, 2014

    Mount Lemagrut is on the western part of Ngorongoro Crater and is one of 9 craters in the Ngorongoro conservation area. It is relatively easy trek and it offers gret views over Serengeti plains.

    Mount Lemargut 3155m Trekking

    A trek in these areas is guaranteed to give you an amazing experience.

    Safari for the adventurous trekkers to Tanzania

    On the western part of Ngorongoro Crater lies Mt Lemagrut.

    It takes under an hour to drive to the lower slopes and about 4 hours trek to the top. On a clear day, there is amazing view over the Serengeti plains, Lake Eyasi and the Ngorongoro Crater.

    On a hike is the best to wear trekking boots because the ground is covered with short thorny bush. The thorns can easily poke right through light shoes.

    While you are walking you will encounter some buffaloes and lion on the way so armed ranger from The Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority must lead the trek. The trekking takes about 4 hrs up and down. This trek can be part of your safari to the Ngorongoro Crater area.

    This is best done as an add-on trip to a regular lodge or camping safari.

  • Olmoti Crater Trekking

    AdminSoa
    July 25, 2014
    While it is not possible to hike within Ngorongoro Crater itself, nearby Olmoti Crater offers spectacular hiking amidst its many streams and waterfalls.
  • Tanzania Among Top 5 World's Most Stunningly Beautiful Countries To Visit

    AdminSoa
    July 8, 2014

    Fox News Tv Named Tanzania one of the world's most stunningly beautiful countries to visit!

    Along with Brazil, Australia, US and China, Tanzania was put on 4th place. Fox news arguments the reasons to outline Tanzania: "Tanzania packs a lot of game reserve into a land area that is only two-fifths larger than Texas, including the incomparable plains of the Serengeti — 6,000 square miles of savannah teeming with hordes of wildebeest, gazelles and zebras and their predators. Their annual search for new pasture and waters is the largest remaining unaltered animal migration in the world. Tanzania can also boast Africa's highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, whose forest slopes and savannah are a last refuge for many endangered species."

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    Beside safaris and kilimanjaro climbing we can assure you Tanzania has even more to offer. Rich cultural diversity and one of the most beautiful islands in indian ocean are another reason to visit Tanzania as soon as possible.

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  • Get a Free Night In Luxury Private Ranch

    AdminSoa
    April 28, 2014
    If you plan to go on safari in Tanzania in October or November, then read on as we have an exciting deal for you!
  • Join The Group Safari in Tanzania

    AdminSoa
    September 23, 2013

    To join a group safari in Tanzania could be great way to cut down your travel costs and meet people with same interests. Why are our group safaris different with Shadows of Africa? Find out more about reasons to book group safari with us!

  • Safari With Children - Family Safaris in East Africa

    AdminSoa
    August 23, 2013

    Going on a family safari in Africa will be one of the most rewarding and exciting vacations you'll ever take. We offer family friendly safari itineraries where even the youngest children will enjoy the safari experience. Read our tips what to consider and how to plan the right family safari with children.

  • Get a Free Night In Luxury Private Ranch

    AdminSoa
    February 17, 2011
    If you plan to go on safari in Tanzania in October or November, then read on as we have an exciting deal for you!

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