Tanzania and Zanzibar: Travel
Our journey path
From Zanzibar and Dar-es-Salaam, we head to the wildlife sanctuaries of the Selous Game Reserve, Gombe Stream near Kigoma with its famed chimp colony and the Serengeti, before ending our journey on top of Africa’s highest point, Mount Kilimanjaro.
On the road
The dhows may look nice, but the problems with travelling by sea is that some of them take about 24 hours to get to the mainland and some of them don’t make it all. Its a safer bet to catch the hydrofoil, a quicker, modern alternative.
The Tazara is one of the world’s great railways. Built with Chinese help, it runs 1,162 miles into the heart of Zambia. Travel is cheap on the railways, and the rail side vendors make sure that you never go hungry.
Light planes provide an expensive aerial taxi service. Chartering in a group makes it more cost effective for travellers. It is not as cheap as the train – but much quicker and more reliable.
By hot air ballon
Taking a hot air balloon in the Serengeti National Park is a definite must. At $400 a blow this is a very expensive way of getting away from it all, but save up those cents and do it, the view is spectacular. It is one of the largest parks in Africa at 10,000 square miles. With a balloon flight you can see very large plains what you cannot see from the ground see the full scope and panorama of this magnificent park.
Hotel, travel tips, maps & all you need to know to plan your trip to Zanzibar
By Susi O’Neill