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Welcome to Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel Holidays

Welcome to Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel Holidays

Welcome to Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel Holidays

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Welcome to Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel Holidays

Welcome to Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel Holidays

Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel. Org will be dedicated to providing news and information on

Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel Holidays

As Reservations and Bookings Agents offering advice, consultations, tourist tips, regarding Tanzania Safaris and Zanzibar Tours and Excursions Packages, Flights, Hotels, and an Online Shop for related Tanzania and Zanzibar hospitality services and products.

Welcome to Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel Holidays

Welcome to Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel Holidays

Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel.Org Holidays are doing this because we enjoy it as a hobby and of course it can support many others on the ground as all services are than supplied by locals whilst at the same time providing help for those needing our expertise and experience in the field having been born and live to this day in this blessed land of the most friendliest people on the planet.

We plan to be blogging almost on a live basis.

Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel. Org are a Holiday, tours and travel company based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania which has been specializing in quality tours and Safaris at reasonable prices for more than 12 years now.

We certainly welcome reseller affiliates who could earn up to 10% of all products in our Online Shop.

Affiliates once registered you get a link to your own copy of our websites to direct traffic and your clients to where all your sales are recorded and paid commissions for completed sales on a monthly basis.

Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel Holidays

Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel Holidays

Our focus has been and is still on providing a personal service to traveling parties.

We give our customers personalized care and attention.

We advice & make reservation on your behalf.

Dealing with Tanzania from Overland Safari, Car Hire and Rentals, Treks, Tanzania and Zanzibar Beach Holidays, Walking Safaris, Flights and Investment to PropertyLand Plots and Herb and Spices.

Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel Holidays

Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel Holidays

We want to bring you cheap and affordable products and services of good quality straight from the market place using established and registered tour and safari operators on the ground.

Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel Holidays

Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel Holidays

Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel.Org works and uses Tanzanian Tour Operators with bases in Arusha, and Kilimanjaro, Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar and the whole of Tanzania in general we do have representatives.

Guides are of Linguistics and most of them speak English, French, Spanish, Italian and Germany.

Available are fleets of standard Land cruisers and extended land cruiser for our safari both in Arusha and Kilimanjaro Tanzania.

Welcome to Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel Holidays

Welcome to Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel Holidays

Our Rates are standard and our service is of high quality and hereby takes this opportunity to introduce ourselves to your fabulous offices seeking for consideration to be your representatives to ground handlers in Tanzania.

Please do contact us for consultant, reservations and bookings as your agent and representative to registered and reliable companies in Tanzania.

Welcome to Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel Holidays

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

It is my understanding that Tanzania Shillings (TZS) are legal tender in Tanzania, this is the law but the government of Tanzania itself does not accept TZS for payment ranging from park and conservation fees, to working permits and residents permits.

This is because machines to check counterfeit money are in USD$!!!!

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

This forces many operators to quote and accept travel safari payments etc, only in USD and for those of us accepting TZS, exchange rate might be higher than you expected and we strongly advice you buy your own dollars.

Please note exchange rates in Arusha, Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar etc… are high better come with $USD cash from your home country.

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Our advice is that you come along to Tanzania in USD$ which is acceptable everywhere, get yourselves different nominations of $1, $5, 10, $20, $50 and $100.- USD notes preferable not older than the year 2006.

Exchange rate for the smaller notes of $1.- USD, $5.- USD, $10.- USD and $20.- USD always get less than the larger notes of $50.- USD or $100.- USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Many places do not accept the older notes and/or they may only give you a worse rate.

Further more for instance for the Ngorongoro Crater they only accept prepaid credit cards paid in USD in Arusha at their headquarters or at banks such as in Karatu.

You may pay to enter the park with your credit card, but no cash is accepted at the entry points.

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US $ and referred to as the U.S. dollar, American dollar or US Dollar) is the official currency of the United States and its overseas territories.

It is a Federal Reserve Note and consists of 100 smaller cent units.

The U.S. dollar is fiat money. It is the currency most used in international transactions and is the world’s most dominant reserve currency.

Several countries use it as their official currency, and in many others it is the de facto currency.

Besides the United States, it is also used as the sole currency in two British Overseas Territories: the British Virgin Islands and the Turks and Caicos islands.

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Money in Tanzania Tanzanian currency
The Tanzanian shilling (Ts) is the national currency. It’s fairly stable.

Local currency cannot be imported except by residents of Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda, and cannot be exported. For the current rates of exchange visit the xe.com

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Cash, travellers’ cheques or credit cards in Tanzania?
The question therefore is: in what form should you carry your money to Tanzania, ie: should you bring travellers’ cheques, cash, or rely solely on your credit card and use that to get money out of cashpoints in Tanzania?

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Travellers’ cheques in Tanzania
Travellers’ cheques are no longer acceptable in Tanzania so don’t bring these.

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Bringing cash to Tanzania
Foreign currency can be imported and exported without limit to and from Tanzania. Dollars and, to a lesser extent, sterling and euros are the best currencies to bring.

Cash is very useful for those occasions when the Tanzanian shilling is not accepted, such as when paying for upmarket hotel rooms and air tickets, both of which, officially at least, must be paid for in hard currency.

The disadvantage with cash is that it is the riskiest way to carry money.

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Credit cards in Tanzania
The other option is credit/debit cards, which are the easiest, lightest and most invisible to carry around.

There are now plenty of banks in Tanzania with ATMs that take foreign cards – making the task of getting Tanzanian shillings now very simple.

Credit cards are also accepted in major tourist hotels, restaurants, gift shops and airline offices and their usefulness is growing every day.

Visa is probably the more useful card in that you can withdraw money from more ATMs than with MasterCard.

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

You do, of course, run the risk that the cash machines will reject them or, worse, swallow them, leaving you stuck in Africa with no means of support.

So for this reason we recommend bringing a couple of cards (assuming you have a couple of bank accounts!) just in case you lose one.

We advocate bringing credit/debit cards (preferably one Visa and one MasterCard, to increase your chances of being able to withdraw cash from an ATM), with a few hundred dollars in cash as back-up in case something happens to your card.

Actually use cards as backup and cash as guaranteed plan A.

How many dollars you bring, of course, depends on how much you’ve paid for in advance, how long you are staying in the region, and what you hope to do while you are there.

Changing money in Tanzania is not a problem in most populated areas.

Hotels usually have a worse rate than banks, so you should go to a Forex office (aka Bureau de Change) or bank if possible. You may have to wait in line for a bit.

Banks in Tanzania are just like banks in the US or the UK.

ATMs (cash points) are located in almost all banks with 24-hour access and give the same exchange rate as the bank.
They may require a Visa card.

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ATM only delivers Tanzania Shillings……
Also make sure that your notes are clean, no rips or tears or pieces missing.

Also don’t accept old TZ shillings if ripped as only banks will exchange them and the line ups here are long.

The markets are the worst with low denomination TZ shillings bills being in pretty poor repair.

Sometimes you have to say No and get a newer bill.

This is an African lament though and not restricted to the East of the continent.

Bank of Tanzania

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Serengeti Safari Tanzania Minimum 4 Days Required.

Serengeti National Park Safari Requires min 4 Days

The Serengeti National Park Safari is nearly a whole days safari driving from Arusha.

Serengeti National Park Safari Quick Facts:

  • Migration crosses Tanzania and Kenya
  • Spans 18,641.1 square miles (30,000 sq km)
  • Longest and largest over land migration in the world
  • The name Serengeti means “endless plains”
Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel Holidays YouTube Channel

Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel Holidays YouTube Channel

From Arusha when going on a Serengeti National Park Safari you have to drive almost to Tarangire National Park before turning north towards Lake Manyara National Park which you drive past and start climbing and heading for the Ngorongoro Crater Rim which you drive along on your way towards your Serengeti National Park Safari.

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4 Days Tanzania Safari Serengeti, Ngorongoro Camping Safari

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Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel Holidays YouTube Channel

Here are two itineraries recommended that can be done in either budget camping joining others at a cost of $180.- USD per person per day.

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Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel Holidays YouTube Channel

4 Days 3 nights Tanzania Basic Budget Camping Safari – Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater

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Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel Holidays YouTube Channel

4 Days 3 Nights Tanzania Basic Budget Camping Safari Lake Manyara National Park Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater

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Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel Holidays YouTube Channel

Costs: Minimum 2 person x 180$ per day per person x 4 days = $1440.-USD

Would request a minimum of $120.- USD per person to secure the safari the remaining to be paid in cash in $USD notes not older than the year 1999.

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My representative in Arusha would contact you the afternoon before safari start to go over itinerary and complete all other formalities, please let me have a local telephone number to contact you or otherwise and advice further location of your stay in Arusha the night before safari start.

We don’t mind if you are one person but call or email us before you confirm with us.

For single travelers and larger safari group discounts please do contact us.

Tanzania Budget Camping Safaris

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Tanzania Wildlife Lodge Safaris

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Tanzania Sopa Lodge Safaris

Tanzania Safari New Wildlife Permit Charges from 1st August 2014

Tanzania Safari New Wildlife Permit Charges from 1st August 2014

Tanzania Safari New Wildlife Permit Charges from 1st August 2014

Tanzania Safari New Wildlife Permit Charges from 1st August 2014

Tanzania Safari New Wildlife Permit Charges from 1st August 2014

Dear Tanzania Safari Partner.

Greetings from Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel, affiliated to KianGo Adventure Safaris Tanzania.

We regret to inform you that the Tanzanian Ministry of Natural Resources / Wildlife Department has now officially introduced three new permits when doing a Tanzania Safari to be obtained by any person or company planning to enter in any Tanzania Safari game reserve, game controlled area, wildlife management area or open area in Tanzania.

From now on every visitor needs to obtain a permit before entering the relevant areas on a Tanzania Safari.

Check ups will be conducted on all these areas through the current gates and other gates/barriers to be installed soon.

There’s three different permits for a Tanzania Safari that need to be obtained, of which two have to be obtained by the Tanzania Safari ground handler, and one by the Tanzania Safari accommodation supplier:

01) Tanzania Safari WMA Wildlife fee / entry permit – $10 per person per day

To be arranged by the ground handler, payable directly to the Cites office, or using the online system. A permit must be obtained before entry to the area / lodge.

02) Tanzania Safari Vehicle Fee – T.shs 5000 for residents or US$5 for non-residents per vehicle per day.

To be arranged by the ground handler, payable directly to the Cites office, or using the online system.

A permit must be obtained before entry to the area / lodge.

03) Tanzania Safari Bed night Levy: $15 per person per night.

This can be arranged by the Lodge or any registered Tour Operator.

As a long term Tanzania Safari Tour Operator we are forced to increase the rates for these camps/lodges with $15 per person, starting from the date of 01st, August 2014 onward.

All the customers who will pay us before that date will not be involved.

This amount will from now on be automatically added to our invoices.

For all existing bookings with an arrival date after 1.08.2014 we will send a separate invoice to cover for the new WMA bed night levy.

We apologize very much for the sudden introduction of these extra costs, and we realize this might cause you a lot of inconvenience for you as our esteemed customer/Agent.

You are free to comment to any Tanzanian, Kenyan, Ugandan, and other foreign newspapers or TV stations i.e;

Washington Post, Daily Nation, Daily News, New York Times, New York Post, US Today, The Guardian, Independent, Daily mail, Daily Express, Daily Mirror, Daily Star, East African business week, 256 news.com, TV Citizen, East African TV, KBC, TBC, ITV, BBC, CNN,

NOTE: If you have any other questions regarding this issue, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

We are by 100% affected by these laws and I think Tourism business in Tanzania comes to an end. 

This is due to other safaris countries as our competition already have cheaper fees and Tanzania Safari rates are simply on a constant raise.

Best Tanzania Safari Regards,

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Thank You,
 
Sincerely, 
 
Daud John Kiango (David)
KIANGO ADVENTURE SAFARIS (T) LIMITED,
P.O. Box 65118,
Ruhinda Street,
Sea View, Upanga, 
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
 
Hotlines: +255 (0) 777 844417,
                +255 (0) 768 242224.
 
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Tanzania Safari New Wildlife Permit Charges from 1st August 2014

Tanzania Safari New Wildlife Permit Charges from 1st August 2014

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Zanzibar Island Travel Holiday Packages Weekend Breaks

Zanzibar Island Travel Holiday Packages Weekend Breaks

Zanzibar Island Travel Holiday Packages Weekend Breaks

Zanzibar Package and Weekend Breaks

Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel Holidays offer affordable budget Zanzibar Island Holiday Package and Weekend Break Itineraries.

Zanzibar Island Travel Holiday Packages Weekend Breaks

Zanzibar Island Travel Holiday Packages Weekend Breaks

The mystical Island of Zanzibar Island offers visitors a variety of interesting activities, tours and excursions, which allow you to discover the Island and learn more about its fascinating history and people.

Zanzibar Package Holiday Weekend Breaks

Zanzibar Island Travel Holiday Packages Weekend Breaks

Zanzibar Island is the most exotic, diverse island in the Indian Ocean Region. Exotic as Zanzibar is wrapped in a mysterious Arab/African ambiance and flavored with palm fringed, tropical beaches.

Diverse in terms of products, activities and attractions, there by combining various types of tourism,

Zanzibar Island Travel Holiday Packages Weekend Breaks

Zanzibar Island Travel Holiday Packages Weekend Breaks

Tourism activities include….

  • Nature/Eco
  • Beach
  • Cultural & Tradition
  • History & Archaeology
  • Sport & Water sports
  • Honeymoon
  • Performing Arts
  • Conference
  • Incentive
  • Culinary (Spices)
  • Faith
  • Medical (Herbs)

More Activities- sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, sight-seeing, scuba diving, deep Sea fishing and fishing, dhow cruises, sailing, yatch, windsurfing, wind kite-ing and walking and driving, architecture, history and cultural tours, wet biking, water- skiing, boating, kayaking, catamaran rides, cycling, motor biking, bird watching, village culture tours, tasting of local fresh food whilst stories, legends and tales of history are told over lunch or dinner.

Henna painting and even a massage could be arranged.

Zanzibar Island Travel Holiday Packages Weekend Breaks

Zanzibar Island Travel Holiday Packages Weekend Breaks

Here are a range of affordable a la carte tour and excursion budget packets that any citizen can afford.

Zanzibar Island Holiday Package Itineraries

Zanzibar Package Holiday Weekend Breaks 2 days 1 nights 

Zanzibar Package Holiday Weekend Breaks 3 days 2 nights

Zanzibar Package Holiday Weekend Breaks 4 days 3 nights 

Zanzibar Package Holiday Weekend Breaks 5 days 4 nights

Zanzibar Package Holiday Weekend Breaks 6 days 5 nights

Zanzibar Package Holiday Weekend Breaks 7 days 6 nights 

Zanzibar Package Holiday Weekend Breaks 8 days 7 nights 

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VAT- Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel Holidays.

VAT- Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel Holidays.

Dear Sir/Madam,

Greetings from Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel Holidays.

VAT- Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel Holidays.

VAT- Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel Holidays.

Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) is proposing that 18% Value Added Tax (VAT) applied to all service related to the Tourist industry from the 01st, July 2014.

These services will include Ground Transport, Park entrance Fee, Crater service Fee, Guided Safaris, Flight, and excursions.

The Bill was presented to Parliament on the 12th, of June 2014. The date of implementation has not yet been confirmed but it could be as early as 01st, July 2014.

Any New bookings made after the VAT implementation date will be quoted inclusive of the added Value Added Tax.

We do know that this change will affect and inconvenience our esteemed customers and we ask for your understanding in working together with us through this transition.

You are most welcome!

Best Tours Regards,

Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel Holidays.

VAT- Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel Holidays.

VAT- Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel Holidays.

Tanzanian Tax Authorities Postpone Proposed VAT Duties of Tanzanian Tourism Sector.

Dear Valued Partner,

In recent days there has been much ambiguity regarding the proposed introduction of Value Added Tax (VAT) for certain Tanzanian tourism products, including park fees, concession fees, transfer charges, game drives and activities.

Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel Holidays.Org is pleased to announce that the proposed VAT implementation has now been postponed by the Tanzanian Government with further consultations now being planned with stakeholders sometime in November.

We will, of course, keep all of our Partners updated as to any and all developments regarding this matter as and when they occur.

We are therefore happy to clarify that there will be no increases to our rates during this current year.

We do hope that this announcement provides both comfort and reassurance to you during what has been a time of uncertainty.

With sincerest thanks,

Tanzania Safaris Zanzibar Travel Holidays.Org