Tanzania Travel Guides for Backpackers

Why Dar-es-Salaam should be on your travel list?

Do you like traveling to places with immense culture and unique lifestyle? To places which offer beautiful beaches and a great nightlife? If yes, Dar-es-Salaam is the right fit for you. Being the heart of Tanzania, this east African city is one of the most bustling cities of the continent. In a world that is always running, you can find stillness here; Haraka haraka haina Baraka (Haste makes waste). People often miss out on this place in order to go for a safari and climb Kilimanjaro. Much true to its name, Dar-es-Salaam truly is Abode of peace. With warm people, […]
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Exploring the City of Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam is the coastal city in Tanzania. It’s an oasis of joy and offers a good atmosphere for relaxation out of the busy work schedules. When growing up, I always thought that Dar es Salaam was the capital city of Tanzania due to its popularity than the real capital city Dodoma. The most significant things I liked about the city when I visited are the culture, food, beaches and most of all the hospitable people. During my visit there, my friends and I would always find someone willing to lend a hand of help whenever we needed it […]
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If isn't Safari, what else you can do in Tanzania?

Tanzania is located in East Africa. Generally, people do not travel to that area of Africa and if it does, it goes exclusively for the safari in Serengeti. I did not go to Tanzania to do a safari, I went for something I really love: the beach. But I found something much more interesting, the history of the islands that I visited in this country. Pemba Island First, we went to Pemba Island, we took a bus from Diani Beach -Kenya to Tanga – Tanzania. In the little town called Tanga we took a small airplane and 30 minutes later […]
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Zanzibar Travel Guide

   If you are thinking Zanzibar, Tanzania? No, thank you. I strongly suggest you think again. Here is why. Search Zanzibar in Google images. You don't need any more reasons. Actually, pictures are not even close grasp the beauties this island has to offer. Friendliness of people, the freshness of the seafood, wonders of spices farms and beauty of the beaches. I made you a list of things to do in Zanzibar. It is a long list but you can get everything done in a short time. I was there only for three days. I managed to do all of them […]
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Get Ready to Explore the Heart of Africa

A keen traveler, I  initially quenched my yearning appetite to explore by becoming a backpacker, exploring the motherland of Africa. I ventured into a nomadic motion on a path to Tanzania. Why Tanzania? I had a list of reasons before me. Firstly Tanzania is filled with statistics one can rave by. The highest mountain in Africa is Kilimanjaro in Arusha, Tanzania. The fifth highest in the world!   Where is Tanzania?             It is located in the Eastern Africa, flat plateau that rises from a coastal belt at a height of approximately 1500m. This plateau […]
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ZANZIBAR: A TROPICAL GETAWAY

If you're looking to take a tropical vacation, chances are that you've thought about heading to Zanzibar. With its beautiful beaches, great sights, delicious food and lovely people, Zanzibar sure has a lot to offer. Whether you're just a tourist seeking relaxation or you're an enthusiastic explorer, Zanzibar has something for everyone, and this has been a major reason why Zanzibar was at the top of my list of travel destinations. Therefore, when the opportunity came knocking for me to visit Zanzibar late last year, I booked a flight, packed my suitcases and headed off to my tropical getaway. Getting […]
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Zanzibar: Beautiful Beaches and Winding Alleys

A Country or an Island? Zanzibar is an archipelago made up of two main islands, namely Unguja (the one that everybody calls 'Zanzibar') and Pemba. Few visitors know that Zanzibar is actually a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania. This means that Zanzibar has its own government (The Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar) elected to take charge of access to health, education, and other key services. Their history, in brief, involves being put under the Portuguese empire in the early 1500's before being and later taken over by the Oman Sultanate in around 1698. In the late 1800's Zanzibar became a protectorate of Britain. However, by 1963, […]
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: Traffic-jams, sunshine and shopping!

Ask anyone about Dar es Salaam and even Tanzanians will tell you that it’s the capital of Tanzania. That’s because, although it’s not the capital, it’s the center of everything when it comes to culture and technology. Although Dodoma is the capital of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam is the commercial capital! Dar es Salaam is notorious in Tanzania for three things: traffic jams, sunshine and shopping! If you have a reasonably full bank account, it’s easy to forget that you’re in a third world country. Dar es Salaam has everything you would find in a city in Australia. Reliable public […]
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Tanzania: Kilimanjaro – The highest freestanding mountain in the world

Short facts Capital – Dodoma Currency – Tanzanian shilling Beers – Serengeti, Kilimanjaro, Tusker Language – Swahili and English If you don’t have a goal, you don’t know where you going. My goal was to reach the summit on Tanzania: Kilimanjaro within seven days. This is not an easy task and it takes both mental and physical strength to get there. When I was driving in my taxi from the airport I saw this enormous mountain pops up in otherwise flat landscape. You cannot imagine how big it is before you actually see it with your own eyes. But I can […]
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East Africa Safari Guide: Tanzania and Kenya

Tanzania and Kenya: At a Glance “Africa is my dream!” Is an expression I hear from quite a few people. Africa is a beautiful, diverse, continent with much to offer. Many people go with the intention of seeing the wildlife, but have no idea where to start or how to plan. The most popular route is in East Africa, in Tanzania and Kenya. After living on and off in Tanzania for the past few years, I've had my fair share of safari experiences. So if you've ever dreamed of seeing lions stalking their prey at sunset, elephants roaming majestically across your path, […]
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Tanzania: Tukuyu

Things to explore in Tukuyu Tukuyu, a small town in the middle of Tanzania close to Malawi. I spend two months in this beautiful town filled with wonderful nature, vegetations and people. I was in Tukuyu to do a project for RICOBED – Rungwe international college of business economic development. Together with the university we made a short documentary film about the town tourists places and the economic resources. I also worked as a teacher once in a week. I was sharing my skills in the area of communication. Students were great and it was a really fun experience to […]
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – Home of peace

Dar es Salaam is quite a huge city in Tanzania. Currently big and tall buildings are scattered all over the city. Yet, they are not precisely what I needed to see. As a visitor, I desired that would see authentic structures, eat local foods, and purchase a few  trinkets, and so on. Dar es Salaam is known as one of the best beach capitals of Africa. The place is surrounded by Indian ocean, after all, from North East to South East. [vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgahSBzIlJU&feature=youtu.be”] However there's more to Dar es Salaam than its beaches, and it can be proven true by […]
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