Tanzania Safari Tours and Holidays
Habari, and welcome to the incredible Tanzania! Situated on the east coast of Africa, this is one destination which truly has something for everyone. Within its borders you'll find everything from the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro blanketed by clouds, to the grasslands of the Serengeti National Park and the bustling charm of Dar es Salaam.
This diverse destination is one of our favourites here at Bench Africa, which is why we love sharing our experience and knowledge in the region with intrepid travellers. If you've been dreaming about breathtaking wildlife encounters, or perhaps taking a dip in Zanzibar's azure waters, we can help you to plan your ultimate Tanzania safari.
Tanzania has seen the influence of a number of nations and cultures in its past. Today, it comprises what was known as Tanganyika and the Zanzibar archipelago. The first gained independence in 1961, and after Zanzibar followed suit two years later both territories unified to form modern-day Tanzania in 1964.
Today, Tanzania's population numbers over 47 million, with English and Kiswahili (Swahili) spoken throughout. While people working in the tourism industry tend to have good English, in rural areas knowing a few words in Kiswahili can be helpful. Zanzibar has a strong Muslim identity which can be attributed to its time as an Omani Sultanate, and as such, the style of dress can trend toward more modest attire.
In terms of the climate, you'll find Tanzania pleasantly warm, thanks to its proximity to the Equator, while the weather tends towards the more tropical on the coast. In addition to doing your spending in Tanzanian shillings, you may also encounter Swahili timekeeping, which is calculated from sunrise, rather than midnight.
Given the range of amazing sites spread throug...