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Island Getaway Zanzibar, Tanzania
4 day island Getaway to Zanzibar, Tanzania.

Highlights include: Stone Town, Zanzibar.
Rates from US$ 375.00 per person sharing

Zanzibar Island Getaway, Tanzania

Getting There

Dar es Salaam would be your entry point into Tanzania from outside of Africa. Airlines that service these routes include Air Tanzania and Kenya Airways.

Air India
Air Malawi
Air Tanzania
Air Zimbabwe
British Airways
Ethiopian Airlines
Kenya Airways
Oman Air
South African Airways
Swiss Air
Yemen Air

Air Excel
Air Tanzania
Coastal Aviation
Precision Air
Air Masiwa
DJB Aircharter
Llyas Aviation
Sky Aviation
Tanzania Government Flight
Zantas Air

Land & water
Main entry points into Tanzania from other African countries include Burundi (Kobero Bridge), Kenya (Namanga and Hororo), Malawi (Songwe River and Mbamba Bay), Mozambique (Kilambo), Rwanda (Rusumo Falls), Uganda (Mutukula) and Zambia (Tunduma).

When to Go

June to October, just after the rainy season in Tanzania is the best time to go, the air is cool after the rain. Most visitors flock to the country during this time.

From late December up until February there are fewer tourists but the weather is hot and it is considered as high season due to the holidays.

The rainy season starts in March until June, it is beautiful and green but also very muddy. Visitors to the region dies down during this period and is considered as low season.

Highlights not to Miss

Zanzibar Archipelago
The are comprises of Zanzibar Island and other smaller islands like Pemba to the north. Zanzibar itself is typical of the 'spice islands' with narrow streets in Stone Town, palm-fringed beaches and pristine coral reefs. Stone Town is the main attraction on the island with whitewashed, coral houses, quaint shops, bazaars, mosques and squares.

Mt Kilimanjaro
The highest peak in Africa at 5896 m is Kibo which is a magnificent sight. On the lower levels are farmlands and the mountain rises through lush rainforest, alpine meadows and barren landscapes to the summits of Kibo and Mawenzi. Hundreds of trekkers are lured here every year, with the right preparation you can walk all the way without ropes or technical climbing knowledge.

Arusha National Park
One of Tanzania's smallest parks but one of the most beautiful and varied landscapes. The main features include Ngorongoro Crater, the Momela lakes and Mt Meru. Momela lakes are of particular interest for bird-watchers. The lakes attract a wide variety of wader birds and are fed by underground streams. Each lake has a different type of algal growth with a variety of colours due to the mineral content.

Serengeti National Park
Covering an area of about 14 763 sq km is this most famous national park. It is contiguous with masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. The vast, treeless plains is where you will find tens of thousands of hoofed animals constantly on the move for fresh grassland. The wildebeest being of particular interest as they migrate to the Mara and back to the Serengeti again over a period of six months. From December to May you will find them in the Serengeti and then between July and October in the Masai Mara.

Ngorongoro Crater
The crater area is a range of interrelated ecosystems with the crater being the main attraction. The Ngorongoro Crater has a high concentration of wildlife with striking scenery. The crater is about 20 km wide, within the walls are an astounding variety of animals and vegetation. There are grasslands, swamps, forests, saltpans, a freshwater lake and therefore rich bird life. Here you will find the Maasai locals tending to their cattle among the wildlife.

Gombe Stream National Park
Tanzania's smallest park with an area of only 52 sq km. This is where Jane Goodall began her study of wild chimpanzees in 1960. These primates are well habituated and you can sometimes get as close as 5 m from them.

Selous Game Reserve
With an area of about 50 000 sq km, which is 5% of Tanzania's total land area, Selous is the largest wildlife reserve in Africa. The game reserve's most striking feature would be without a doubt the Rufiji River, where you can go on a boat safari.