The soul of Africa
Tanzania has been termed one of “the best safari countries” with 16 national parks and a number of game and forest reserves.
Mount Meru, Ol Doinyo Lengai (“the mountain of God”) and Mount Kilimanjaro (the world’s largest free-standing mountain) are some of Tanzania’s well known trekking destinations. The world’s largest intact volcanic caldera, the Ngorongoro Crater, is also located in Tanzania.
Breathtaking views of lakes and waterfalls are found throughout the country. Many visitors plan a one-two day excursion to experience these little paradise attractions. The tropical islands of Zanzibar also offers a relaxing beach holiday for those interested in a refreshing getaway.
Tanzania has over 120 ethnic groups and tribes with 100 different spoken languages, making it one of the most diverse and culturally rich countries in East Africa!
Aloito Africa is located near two major town centers. Moshi is home to the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro. It is located 65 km’s from the Kilimanjaro International Airport ( KIA) and has a population of approximately 185,000. Moshi is filled with spectacular natural scenery such as coffee farms, waterfalls, and hot springs. Arusha is located at the foot of Mount Meru and is known as the “gateway to the northern safari circuit.” It is located 60 km’s from KIA and has a population of over 400,000 people. Arusha has many activities and sights to see including, The Arusha National Park.
Immunization & Vaccines – Before embarking on your adventure, we recommend all travellers visit a Travel Clinic and notify their family doctor of their travel plans. This will ensure that you are healthy and physically capable of completing all planned activities. Your travel clinic/doctor will ensure all immunizations/vaccines are up to date (Yellow Fever Vaccine is required for some areas of Tanzania), recommend over the counter medicine and prescribe any necessary medications. You can visit the CDC website for additional information.
Phone/Internet – We recommend contacting your cell phone provider to learn more about data/roaming charges. If your cell phone has been “unlocked” you can purchase a SIM card from a local Tanzanian carrier. Most cafes, restaurants and hotels within lager centers, offer free wifi to their customers. However, cell phone service may not be available during all portions of your safari tour.
*Note: Tanzania has two styles of electrical outlets, Type G & Type D with 230 voltage/50Hz. We recommend packing an adapter and converter, if required.
Currency – The currency in Tanzania is the Tanzanian Shilling (TSH/TZS). USD is also accepted but notes printed prior to 2005 are not accepted in many African countries. Credit/debit cards are not commonly accepted at business locations however, ATM’s are widely available throughout larger centres. Please remember to notify your bank/credit card company of your travel plans.
Language – Tanzania has more than 100 spoken languages. The two official languages are Swahili and English. Locals love to greet visitors and are delighted when you respond using their local language.
Travel Visa – Dependent upon your country of origin, a tourist visa will be required to enter Tanzania. Most travellers can obtain this visa upon arrival at the airport (paid with USD cash). We recommend contacting a Tanzania consulate to learn more about your requirements.
Medical & Travel Insurance – Medical/travel insurance is mandatory when booking with Aloito Africa. Travellers are responsible for obtaining appropriate insurance coverage based on their travel activities (e.g. mountain trekking, wildlife safari tours).