The Land of Wonders
All in one destination: Tanzania

People, Culture, Food, Wildlife and Scenery

Tanzania is a country with many tourist attractions. Approximately 38 percent of Tanzania’s land area is set aside in protected areas for conservation. It boasts a whole 17 national parks, 29 game reserves and 40 controlled conservation areas (including the Ngorongoro Conservation Area) and marine parks. Tanzania is also home to Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa.

Although Tanzania is largely renowned as a world-class wildlife destination, there is so much more the country affords—from protected marine reserves to ancient sites of historical significance. Pristine beaches and turquoise waters make for a stunning and unique contrast to golden grasslands and game-filled plains, setting Tanzania up as the perfect location for a surf-and-turf kind of break.

Natural attractions including spectacular scenery, historical and archaeological sites, Parks teem with wildlife, unpolluted beaches, and the rich cultures of the 158 ethnic groups. The southern and northern highlands boast a number of impressive mountain ranges, typically rising 500m to 1,000m above their surroundings. Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru in the northeast are ancient volcanoes rising to 5,895m and 4,500m respectively. The coastline is over 804km long with the nearby Islands of Unguja (also known as Zanzibar), Pemba and Mafia. The Islands offer an array of natural, cultural, historical and archeological attractions. Other natural resources are Lake Victoria, the world’s second largest lake and the source of the Nile.

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Travel Tips & Information

Dear Nature, cultural, travelers, adventure and wildlife lovers, as one of our obligations, we care to worry for you and therefore, we have summarized some information and tips for you that are interesting and important to know when preparing your trip. We are of course happy to answer any questions you may have.

Air Flight
Money & Payment

We can recommend Turkish, KLM and Brussels in terms of price-performance ratio. So far, our guests have also been satisfied with Kenya Airways (National Carrier), Qatar, Emirates, EgyptAir and Ethiopian Airlines from areas where they fly.

The easiest way to compare prices is via an online travel portal such as Expedia or Opodo and fare compare as the prices also depend on the departure airport in Europe. With most providers, it is worth making a comparison directly on their website. Advice from a travel sight can also be helpful. We can pick you up at the airport at any time of the day or night. When arriving and departing at night, the journey from the airport to the hotel or accommodation is significantly shorter (30 minutes, up to 2 hours compared to 3 to 5 hours during the day) depending on location of accommodation. Please inform us of your arrival and departure dates early after your booking so that we can plan your pick-up and return journey accordingly. At the airport, one of our drivers will be waiting for you at the terminal exit with a “Jeruz Team ” sign.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our e-mail or telephone number (in English or German) during booking, before and after arrival at the airport.

Since our guests come from many different countries, the flight booking is done mostly on your own unless stated in our packages as an option.

If you cannot find the driver or are held up, we advise you to call or use all our numbers

The baggage regulations of the various airlines are quite different and range from 20 to 46 kg per person. The information should be included on your online ticket or on request from the respective airline. Endeavor to check your flight details before setting off to the airport

Unfortunately, it is exceedingly difficult to make vaccination recommendations, in general there is currently no mandatory vaccines. The German Foreign Office and other state Governments recommends the following vaccinations: “Yellow fever (strongly recommended), tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) and polio (polio), mumps, measles, rubella (MMR), pneumococci and influenza. As travel vaccinations are hepatitis A, at Long-term stay or special exposure, vaccinations against hepatitis B, meningococcal disease (ACWY), typhoid and rabies recommended “As the German Foreign Office writes, meningococcal, hepatitis B, typus and rabies are only recommended for long-term stays. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that there will never be an exception. Every traveler should decide for themselves which vaccinations they think are necessary so that they feel safe and comfortable here. This also applies to any malaria prophylaxis; Malarone is usually recommended as a drug. Many guests also drink Artemisia tea (annual mugwort) as an alternative to drug prophylaxis. There is currently no medical study on the effectiveness of the tea, but we have had good experiences with it here on site. The tea can usually also be purchased cheaply in our community medical centres on site. In Europe it is often available through online pharmacies. If you follow the “normal” rules, i.e. sleep very practically under a mosquito net (which is available in hotels and all lodges) and in the evening long sleeves and mosquito spray (e.g. Nobite or anti-hum), you are already very well looked after.

In the meantime, the costs for drug prophylaxis are covered by some health insurance companies! If someone does get infected, the doctors in Tanzania know how to deal with it very well and you are back on your feet after three days. You can get information from your family doctor or the Tropical Institute. Please take your vaccination certificate with you, in case of emergencies and as proof of the yellow fever vaccination. Otherwise, please carry a yellow fever vaccination card or letter from the tropical doctor (in English) about the non-tolerability of the vaccination in your hand luggage. These documents must be presented at the counter upon entry.

We recommend that you take out international health insurance (including repatriation). In case of illness there are good doctors in Kampala that you can visit, and the doctor’s visits are unbelievably cheap. See also the following links:

  • Travel health insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • Documents

No more queues at the airport, get your evisa online. Apply for your eVisa online fast and safely – anywhere and anytime and get it within 48 hours. You can find the application under the link below, as well as a small instruction for filling it out.


The visa must be paid online in advance after completing the application. The application will not be processed without payment. After a few days you will receive a response by e-mail, which you must print out and show on arrival. If you do not receive any feedback, you can call up the status or the approved visa directly on the application page under check status (at the bottom of the page). If you are considering another trip to Uganda, Kenya, or Rwanda, the EAC visa is a good alternative. This can also be applied for on the application link above.

The passport must be valid for six months after the planned end of the trip. You should carry your passport (and your vaccination card / yellow fever vaccination certificate) with you. Here on site, we can keep the documents in the safe. It is helpful to make copies of all important papers and documents and to keep them separately. They can be extremely helpful if the originals are lost.

Entry with Children:

Minor children from Germany, Austria and Switzerland need their own passport.

The Tanzanian currency is the Tanzanian Shilling (TZS). Cash can be withdrawn at ATMs with credit cards and Bankcards from European banks with the “Cirrus” and / or “Maestro” logo. Power supply You need a type G adapter to be able to use electrical devices from Germany everywhere.

You can pay your bills with us in Ugandan Shilling, EURO or US dollars. Payment by credit card (VISA / MASTER / American Express etc.) is also possible. There is a five percent fee for credit card payments in Tanzania. The applicable fees vary depending on the bank.

For the relevant account connection, please contact us:

For purchases or activities outside of our program, you can exchange EURO or US dollars for Kenyan shillings at the airport or in the surrounding cities. An advance exchange in Europe is unfortunately not offered. Credit cards can also be used to withdraw local currency from many ATMs. The fees also vary depending on the bank and some banks have a tight withdrawal limit. Therefore, please clarify the regulations of your bank in advance and increase your credit limit if necessary.

In general, light, light summer clothing is suitable, special tropical clothing is not necessary.

Light jacket and long trousers for the evening or for cool days are recommended, sunglasses and a hat if the sun is shining.

The following could also be potential necessities:

  • A flashlight, in case of any load shade which is also unusual.
  • Rain protection, sun protection and mosquito spray
  • Adapter (an English three-point plug, please ensure that it is not an African French three-point plug), the voltage is 230V alternating current
  • Contact lens supplies if needed
  • Small first-aid kit, although Tanzanian clinics and medical centers are well equipped.
  • Orophax for those who are sensitive to noise, unfortunately there is no mandatory night’s sleep in Tanzania, so you can sometimes hear the neighborhood at night
  • Sufficient hygiene articles, as these are rather expensive or not available in Tanzania
  • For Artemisia tea, a tea infuser or tea bags If you would like to donate to our other art, culture, and community projects, please contact us for suggestions and recommendations: We hope this overview will help you further and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time. Greetings from Tanzania and hopefully see you soon,

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10 Reasons to Visit Tanzania

Visit Tanzania

Mt. Kirimanjaro

The snow-capped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro are a magnificent sight to behold. The area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and, as the mountain rises, it changes from farmland to rainforest and alpine meadows, before finally transforming to a barren, lunar landscape at its peaks. The rainforest zone is where plenty of wildlife can be found, while birds of prey prefer the alpine region.

National Parks

Tanzania has almost 38% of its land reserved as protected areas, one of the world’s highest percentage. Tanzania boasts 16 national parks and is home to a large variety of animal life. Among the large mammals include the Big five, cheetahs, wildebeest, giraffes, hippopotamuses and various antelopes. Tanzania’s most well known wildlife attractions are located in the northern part of the country and include the Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara National Park. The Serengeti National park encompasses the world-famous great migrations of animals. The Serengeti National Park is the most popular park in the country and had the chance to host more than 330,000 visitors in 2012.

In 2018, Serengeti National Park was voted the best African Safari Park following the depth study conducted by SafariBookings the largest online marketplace for African safaris. In their website, it reads, In total 2,530 reviews were examined from the SafariBookings website. The 1,670 user reviews were contributed by safari tourists from 72 countries. To complement these user reviews, reputable guidebook authors (working for Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Frommer’s, Bradt and Footprint) teamed up in the SafariBookings Expert Panel to write 860 expert reviews


Known as the Spice Island, the beautiful island of Zanzibar on Africa’s east coast is bursting with culture and history, seemingly at odds with its idyllic geography of white-sand beaches with palms swaying lazily in the sea breeze. Together this makes Zanzibar a fabulous place to explore as well as a dream to relax and unwind.

Zanzibar is the semi-autonomous part of Tanzania in East Africa. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25–50 kilometres (16–31 mi) off the coast of the mainland, and consists of many small islands and two large ones: Unguja (the main island, referred to informally as Zanzibar) and Pemba. The capital is Zanzibar City, located on the island of Unguja. Its historic centre is Stone Town, which is a World Heritage Site.

Portuguese invasion and control of the Swahili Coast in the late 16th century ended the golden age of the archipelago, although the Omani Arabs returned to power less than a century later. Today, many of the winding streets and high townhouses of old Stone Town remain unchanged and visitors can walk between the sultan’s palace, the House of Wonders, the Portuguese fort and gardens, the merchants’ houses, and the Turkish baths of the old city. Day-long spice tours to working plantations offer visitors the chance to observe the cultivation of cloves, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, and other spices that have made the island famous.

Zanzibar’s coastline offers some of the best beaches in the world, but sand and surf vary depending on what side of the island you’re on. On the east coast, waves break over coral reefs and sand bars offshore, and low tide reveals small pools of starfish, small minnows, and anemones. Up north, ocean swimming is much less susceptible to the tides, and smooth beaches and white sand make for dazzling days in the sun.

The port city of Stone Town dominates the west coast, and although the beaches of Mangapwani, where slave caves are visible at low tide and nearby Bububu are less than half an hour’s drive away, a night or two spent on the east or north cost is well worth the extra hour it takes to drive there. That said, the Chole Island Marine Park just off Stone Town – and nearby Prison, Grave, and Snake Islands – make a refreshing day-trip and a good break from exploring the winding passageways of the old city.

On the south coast of Zanzibar lies the Menai Bay Conservation Area, a sea turtle protection area for the endangered species that come to breed on the island. Roads to the southeast coast take visitors through the Jozani Forest, home to Zanzibar’s rare Red Colobus monkeys and a number of other primate and small antelope species.

Coastline & Beaches

The mainland and islands along the coastline have some of the most stunning beaches in the world, with powder white sands and turquoise blue seas. The balmy temperatures are around 30 degrees centigrade throughout the year, making Tanzania and its islands the perfect beach getaway, whatever time of year you want to go.

Fanjove is a private island with only six beach huts lined along the spectacular beach.

If you want peace and quiet, you’ll find it here. Fanjove is one of the most remote and secluded beach destinations in the world.

Flop out on the beach and watch the locals – colourful coconut crabs and different bird species – or snorkel in the crystal-clear waters before dining on the freshest seafood and coconut curries.

Zanzibar Island is just 25 km off the coast of Tanzania, and it features some stunning beaches. One of the best is Paje in the southeast corner. It’s a popular beach destination and offers a good selection of beach bars and restaurants, as well as water sports activities.

Just off the southeast coast of Dar es Salaam, the charming island of Mafia is the perfect spot for divers and snorkelers. The marine park in the coastal waters offers a magnificent underwater experience, while the palm-fringed beach is wonderful for soaking up the sun in peace and tranquillity.

This unspoiled island in the Zanzibar archipelago is one of the best dive locations in the world. It’s also the ideal holiday destination for those who want privacy and seclusion away from the crowds. The beaches here are beautiful, but it’s the sand bars and spits around the island that will really take your breath away.

Back on the Tanzanian mainland, the small Swahili town of Pangani, an ex-colonial trading outpost, is surrounded by stunning beaches that are practically deserted. South of the Pangani River, Ushongo Bay is a lovely wide beach, perfect for romantic walks, while the calm waters here are safe for swimming whatever the tide.

Dubbed ‘Tanzania’s best kept secret’, this beautiful and secluded beach located between Pangani and Saadani National Park, features powder white sands fringed with shady palms and a mangrove forest. Snorkel in the turquoise waters, spot dolphins off the coast, or sip on a sundowner while the evening sky fills with stars in this untouched paradise.

Another hidden gem is the long stretch of fine sand beach at Kilwa Masoko, halfway between Dar es Salaam and Mtwara. The water here is so low, you can easily walk from one sand bar to another. Kilwa Masoko beach is the perfect spot to enjoy the freshest seafood dinner with the sand between your toes.

Lakes and Rivers

Boarderd by Lake Tanganyika in the west and the Indian Ocean in the east, Tanzania is an amazing destination of Lakes, Rivers and Ocean. Each waterbody holds wonders of it’s own worth spending every little penny and time on. You will surely be spoiled for choice between:

Selous Game Reserve
Selous Game Reserve is Africa’s largest game reserve and one of favourite game viewing areas in Africa,

Saadani National Park
One gets to relish the palm trees as they sway in a cooling oceanic breeze. White sand and blue water sparkle alluringly beneath the tropical sun, brand Saadani is a splendid place to visit,

Rubondo Island National Park
Located on the south-west shores of Lake Victoria, Rubondo Island National Park includes Rubondo Island and several other small islands of Lake Victoria.

Lake Manyara National Park
Located beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, on the edge of the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park offers varied ecosystems, incredible bird life, and breathtaking views,

Arusha National Park
Arusha National Park (ANAPA) is a gem of varied ecosystems and spectacular views of Mt. Meru, the crater that gives the region its name

Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled for its natural beauty and scientific value, it has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa

Lake Natron
A soda lake at the base of the active Ol Donyo Lengai volcano, the area around Lake Natron is often described as having a desolate and almost lunar beauty.

Lake Eyasi
Lake Eyasi is a seasonal shallow endorheic salt lake on the floor of the Great Rift Valley at the base of the Serengeti Plateau, just south of the Serengeti National Park.

The Big Five

Undeniably one of Tanzania’s most popular attractions, the Big Five consist of the lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard and rhino. Almost all of these are easy to spot in any one of the country’s amazing wildlife parks and reserves.

Don’t miss the amazing beasts of Africa all in the confines of single boarders. You will come face to face with the Lions while on grame drives.

The Great Migration

Experience the real nature documentary of Tanzania’s Great Migration! As you traverse the vast landscape of serengeti National Park, you are drawn to a dust cloud billowing on the horizon. Suddenly, the immense shapes of wildebeests begin to emerge from the dust. A chaotic mix of hoofs, gray-black fur, white beards, tails and short manes thunder across the plains.

These magnificent mammals do this every year, headign from the Serengeti into the Maasai Mara and back. The crossing is one spectacular and awe-inspiring event where you watch nature at its best. Famed the world over as one of the most spectacular natural shows on earth, the great wildebeest migration means thousands of visitors flock to Tanzania every year to witness this impressive event. The action takes place in the Serengeti National Park, as wildebeest and zebra follow age-old migratory paths in search of fresh grazing land.

World Heritage Sites

Tanzania is home to over 7 world heritage sites gazetted by UNESCO. Cultural (3) Kondoa Rock-Art Sites (2006), Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara (1981) and Stone Town of Zanzibar (2000).
Natural (3) Kilimanjaro National Park (1987), Selous Game Reserve (1982) and Serengeti National Park (1981).
Mixed (1) Ngorongoro Conservation Area (1979,2010)

All these are must see destinations for someone with adventure on their top priority list.

Historical Towns & Landmarks

Kilwa Kisiwani
Kilwa Kisiwani, an authentic historical town in Real South, Located about 300km south of Dar es Salaam, Kilwa Kisiwani is the leading historical site in southern Tanzania.

Mbozi Meteorite
Mbozi Meteorite: World’s eighth largest, located about 65km southwest of Mbeya is the Mbozi meteorite, weighing an estimated 25 metric tonnes, it’s around 3m long and 1m tall

Zanzibar Island
Known as the Spice Island, the beautiful island of Zanzibar on Africa’s east coast is bursting with culture and history, seemingly at odds with its idyllic geography of white-sand beaches with palms

Mikindani Town
Travelling to Mikindani is an adventure in itself. With rugged road access and a small airstrip, the area is very much off the beaten path. But such secluded surroundings mean you’ll have the Indian

Bagamoyo Town
The town of Bagamoyo is a home to world class Historical sites and one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites with rich cultural heritage waiting you to explore.

Mikindani Bay Marine Reserve
Mikindani is a fascinating old town with winding streets and an exciting blend of African, Arabic and European architecture. The arms of the bay mouth contain old houses with doors which are carved like

Olduvai Gorge & Laetoli
Over the last thirty years or so, it has become increasingly apparent that Africa is probably the “Cradle of Mankind”. From Africa they spread out to populate the rest of Earth. Remains of the earliest

The rich cutlure & peaple

Since the dawn of mankind, when the savannahs of east and southern Africa saw the birth of humanity, Tanzania has been home to countless peoples of many different origins. Tanzania’s history has been influenced by a procession of peoples, from the original Bantu settlers from south and west Africa to the Arabs from Shiraz in Persia and the Oman; from the Portuguese to the Germans and the British. Tanzanians took control of their own destiny with independence in 1961.



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