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Travel Guide To Tanzania

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GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT TANZANIA: FULL NAME United Republic of Tanzania (formerly United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar) CAPITAL Dodoma INDEPENDENCE 9 December 1961 TIME GMT +3 hours POPULATION 49.25 million as of 2013 AREA 945,090 (886,040 square km land including Zanzibar, Mafia and Pemba Islands; 59,050 square km water) CURRENCY Tanzania shilling (TSh or TZS) PRESIDENT Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete ( Since December 2006) PUBLIC HOLIDAYS New Year's Day 1 January Zanzibar Revolution Day 12 January Eid al Fitr (end of Ramadan) (varies) Eid al Kebir (also called Eid al Haji) (varies) Good Friday (varies) Easter Monday (varies) Union Day 26 April Labour Day 1 May Maulidi (Mohammed's Birthday) (varies) Saba Saba (Peasant's Day) 7 July Nane Nane (Farmer's Day) 8 August Independence Day 9 December Christmas 25 December Boxing Day 26 December
ACCOMMODATION ganako Most safari lodges vary in size and style, and are built to blend in with the environment. Accommodation tends to be of rondavel or banda type, with a lounge, central dining and bar in single unit hotels. All major towns in Tanzania have excellent luxury hotels. All towns will at least have a good guesthouse. National parks offer "ordinary" campsites, which provide toilets, fireplaces and usually water taps. "Special" campsites usually only have a pit toilet. It is necessary to pre-book special campsites, and advisable to book ordinary ones. Camping is limited outside the national parks. We offer accommodation in different categories of safari lodges and hotels. Please click on the link to see these safari lodges. Accommodation BORDER POSTS Roads, Trains & Airplanes Just south of the equator, Tanzania borders Kenya and Uganda in the north; Congo DRC -formerly known as Zaire, Rwanda and Burundi in the west; and Zambia, Malawi and Moçambique in the south. Namanga Gate (between Tanzania and Kenya) is open 24 hrs per day. If you carry firearms you will require a special permit. The duty free allowance is limited to one litre of liquor; 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco; and 250ml of perfume. Any other items are subject to customs duty Railways and Bus travel Tanzania has two rail lines. The Tazara line links Dar es Salaam with New Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia via Mbeya and Tunduma. The central line links Dar es Salaam with Kigoma and Mwanza via Morogoro, Dodoma and Tabora. Rail is a safer, though a slower option of travel. Express and ordinary buses operate along major long distance routes. Express buses are slightly more expensive but are more comfortable. Ordinary buses tend to make more stops. Reservations are not always possible, so get to the bus with plenty of time before the scheduled departure. Buses are not permitted to operate at night. AIRPORTS Domestic air services operate between the major airports: Dar es Salaam (DAR) Kilimanjaro (JRO) Kishni, Zanzibar (ZNZ) There are a total of 129 in Tanzania, of which only ten are paved. Air services have become the most significant form of internal transport for official and business travel. Small planes, from charter companies, fly to towns and to bush airstrips. ROADS There are 88,200 km of highways in Tanzania, but only 3,704 km of these are tarred. The key roads are in good condition, though the majority are bad and hazardous. Road conditions in the reserves and national parks of Tanzania are rough. During the rainy season, many roads are passable only with four-wheel drive vehicles. Driving is on the left side of the road.

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GANAKO LUXURY LODGE is an eco-friendly lodge with 31 luxurious Executive Cottages, and 3 Presidential Suites, featuring spacious bathrooms with Jacuzzi, a modern fireplace and all are designed for quality and convenience with a touch of selected African artworks.

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Arrive Dar airport, meet and transfer to New Africa Hotel or Serena Hotel for overnight Bed/breakfast. Transfer to the airport for Coastal flight to Ruaha leaving at 8.00 am.
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Arrive JRO, meet and transfer to Panone Hotel or Snowview Hotel for overnight bed/breakfast. Morning drive to West Kilimanjaro on the base of Mt Kilimanjaro for cultural tour of Olpopongi Maasai village
Arrive JRO on KLM flight, meet and transfer to Mount Meru Hotel for overnight Bed/breakfast. Drive to Lake Manyara National Park for game drive with bush lunch.
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Arrive JRO or Arusha, transfer to Palace Hotel for overnight. Bed/breakfast. Meet your mountain guide for briefing. Transfer to Machame gate to start the climb. Climb through rain forest for 5 – 6 hours
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After breakfast transfer to Momella gate 1,400m and start the climb. Climb for 3 – 4 hours through lower montane forest to Miriakamba hut 2,600m Picnic lunch. Afternoon explore Meru Crater
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Hunting with the Hadzabe/Datoga tribe, return to the lodge for late breakfast. Relax on the lake shore until lunch time. After lunch, drive to Ngorongoro for dinner