TanzANIA

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

The beautiful Serengeti National Park is renowned for the famous annual wildebeest migration, with over one and a half million wildebeest and 250.000 zebra. The National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site and covers around 5,700 square miles of grassland plains, savannah as well as forest and woodlands. The park contains a variety of wild-life, including the ‘Big Five’. There are also many cheetah to be seen, Tompson’s and Grant’s gazelle, hyene, impala and even the elusive African wild dog.

TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

The park’s name originates from the Tarangire River that crosses through the park. The landscape and vegetation are incredibly diverse and the hilly landscape is dotted with many baobab trees, high grasses and dense bush. Huge herds of up to 300 elephants roam the national park while migratory wildebeest, zebra, impala, buffalo and eland crowd the lagoon and waterholes. The Tarangire is also home to the more unusual species of fringe-eared oryx and peculier long-necked gerenuk.

NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

The conservation area is sutated west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. The main feature of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera. The crater, which formed when a large volcano exploded and collapsed on itself two to three million years ago, is 610 meters deep and its floor covers 260 km?. A large diversity of animals reside in the crater, including an extraordinary population of predators, such as lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the elusive leopard; as well as hippo, wildebeest, warthog, zebra, eland, buffalo, gazelles and waterbuck.

General information Tanzania

The United Republic of Tanzania is situated in East Africa’s Great Lakes region and is bordered by Kenya and Uganda in the north, Rwanda, Burundi and the Republic of congo in the west, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to the south and the Indian Ocean to the east. The famous Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, is in the northeatern part of the country.
Tanzania’s population of 51.82 million is diverse, composed of several ethnic, linquistic and religious groups which all makes the country a special visit worth!

Climate and temperature

Tanzania is close to the equator and for that reason has a tropical climate which means the average difference between the highest and lowest temperature is not more than 5 degrees.

The coast areas are throughout the year warm and humid with temperatures between 22 and 30°C and a humidity of between 75 and 80%. In the mountain regions such as the Kilimanjaro, the Usambara Mountains, the northern and southern highlands, temperature during May to August can drop to 12°C. Many cannot image there is actual night frost in these higher areas and at the top of the Kilimanjaro there is plenty of snow and ice. The warmest time of the year is generally between October and February, the coolest period is between June to October. At some location inland, temperatures can rise up to 40°C and more.

The average rainfall is under the influence of the Monsoon winds. A large part of the country has two rain seasons: October – November which is the time for the so called ‘small rains’, and from March to May which is the time for the ‘big rains’. The amount of rain varies throughout the regions. The average rainfall in Tanzania is around 750 mm per year while other regions receive 1250 mm and the Central Plateau only 500 mm. The Central Plateau has only one rain season which is between December and Ma

Passports and visa

Visa for visitors to Tanzania can be obtained via your local Tanzanian Embassy or Consular service, unless you originate from a country that receives a visa exemption. In that case you can obtain visa on arrival. A passport must be valid for a minimum of six months prior to visa or the date of entry and have at least one blank page. You must also provide a return airline ticket and some proof of having sufficient funds for your stay in the country.

Currency

The currency of Tanzania is the Tanzanian Shilling (TZS) available in banknotes of 500, 1’000, 2’000, 5’000 and 10’000 TZS.