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Tanzania Holiday Highlights

Climb Kilimanjaro
Climb Kilimanjaro

Reach the Roof of Africa safely and successful. Kandoo are one of the largest and most well-respected Kilimanjaro operators in the World. We have our own amazing guide team and are consistently rated excellent by customers and the industry (KPAP). Join us for an adventure of a lifetime!...

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Tanzanian Safari
Tanzanian Safari

Visit some of the best wildlife National Parks in Africa, including the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire. Go on the ultimate safari with Kandoo!...

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Relax in Zanzibar
Relax in Zanzibar

Spending a few days on the beautiful tropical spice island of Zanzibar, or neighbouring Pemba, is the perfect way to relax and recharge your batteries after climbing Kilimanjaro. Let's us arrange your dream break!...

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Adventure Holidays in Tanzania

The history of Tanzania is filled with stories of struggle and triumph, victory and peace, stretching from the beginning of human settlement, through the arrival of colonialism to the advent of independence. Tanzania has been described as one of the most diverse countries in Africa and this is reflected in the fact that there are more than 158 local languages spoken in the country. Swahili is the national language that is widely spoken while English is the official language of education, administration and business. 

Natural attractions include spectacular scenery, historical and archaeological sites, nature reserves and national parks teeming with wildlife and unpolluted beaches. As the highest peak on the African continent at 5,895m (19,341 ft) Mount Kilimanjaro has taunted avid explorers with its snow-capped peak for decades. The coastline is over 804km long with the nearby islands of Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia offering an array of natural, cultural, historical and archaeological attractions. 

Because Tanzania lies below the equator, the coolest months occur during the northern hemisphere’s summer, and all-year round the weather remains pleasant and comfortable. Tanzania’s equatorial climate brings two seasons of rain each year: the masika or long rains that fall from mid-March to the end of May, and the mvuli or short rains, that come intermittently throughout November and parts of December, and sometimes stretch into early January.

Quick Country Facts

  • Official Name: United Republic of Tanzania
  • Capital: Dodoma
  • Area: 947,300 square kilometres
  • Population Size: 49.25 million (2015)
  • Official Language(s): Kiswahili or Swahili, English
  • Currency: Tanzanian shilling
  • Time difference: GMT + 3 hrs and EST + 8 hrs
  • Electricity: 220-250V / 50Hz
  • International dialling code:+255
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