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Tanzania: Soul of Africa

EXPLORE

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TANZANIA TOURIST BOARD Utalii House, Oyster Bay Along Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road & Laibon Street

PO Box 2485, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 737229549 Email: md@tanzaniatourism.go.tz www.tanzaniatourism.go.tz

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WELCOME

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INTRODUCING TANZANIA An unforgettable adventure

12 EXPLORE LOCAL ART

So many reasons to love Tanzanian art

16 EXPLORE TANTALISING CUISINE

Relaxing beaches, intriguing history, vibrant city life

52 WELLWORTH

Group embraces top hotels and enterprises

52 COASTAL TRAVELS

Tour organiser has all the right connections

53 SEA CLIFF COURT

Luxury apartments on peninsula

53 SOUTHERN SUN DAR ES SALAAM

Take your taste buds on a roller coaster ride

TANZANIA ASSOCIATION OF TOUR OPERATORS (TATO) School Road,PO Box 6162, Arusha Tel: +255 27 250 4188 Tel: +255 71 351 2308 Fax: +255 27 250 6430 Email: info@tatotz.org www.tatotz.org

Modern amenities, beautiful setting

21 RIVERTREES COUNTRY INN

55 THE COASTAL CIRCUIT LISTINGS

Tranquil and stylish rural retreat

63 TATO

21 ALPHA TRAVEL / RANGER SAFARIS

For peace of mind – choose TATO

Experience makes a difference

21 AFRICAN TULIP HOTEL

Boutique hotel with fine dining

ZANZIBAR ASSOCIATION OF TOUR OPERATORS (ZATO) Bwawani Offices, 108 PO Box 4648, Zanzibar Tel/Fax: +255 223 0322 Cell: +255 773 173 456 Email: info@zato.or.tz www.zato.or.tz

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Wonderful destination, great places to stay

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in association with:

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An official publication of

22 EXPLOREANS NGORONGORO LODGE

THE GREAT LAKES CIRCUIT & DODOMA 64 THE GREAT LAKES CIRCUIT & DODOMA

Deluxe lodge with restaurant and spa

Enchanting lakes and awe-inspiring scenery

23 PREDATORS SAFARI CLUB

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Well equipped vehicles, top quality staff

23 COLLECTORS CORNER

A dazzling collection of colourful gems

HOTELS ASSOCIATION OF TANZANIA (HAT) 5th floor, Osman Towers Zanaki Street/Bibi Titi Junction PO Box 23089, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 73 721 2237 Cell: +255 788 558 444 Email: info@hat-tz.org www.hat-tz.org

THE NORTHERN SAFARI CIRCUIT

67 EXPLORE ZANZIBAR 68 LOCATION ZANZIBAR

24 THE NORTHERN SAFARI CIRCUIT

Gear up for an extraordinary safari experience

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27 ZARA TOURS

Discover the fragrant Spice Islands

No 1 agency for Kilimanjaro

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27 SAM’S CAR RENTAL

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Idyllic beach, good food and water sports galore

Scheduled air network

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Exotic ambience, choice of sports

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Experts in car hire and tours

ZANZIBAR ASSOCIATION OF TOURISM INVESTORS (ZATI) 53 Cine Afrique, Malindi Stone Town, Zanzibar Cell: +255 772 823 234 Email: info@zati.org www.zati.org  

42 THE SOUTHERN SAFARI CIRCUIT

Head south for a quieter safari experience

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LISTINGS

THE SOUTHERN SAFARI CIRCUIT

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Safe and reliable travel throughout Tanzania

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A mission to promote top quality tourism

The opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the editor nor of any other organisation associated with this publication. No liability can be accepted for any inaccuracies or omissions. © 2015 Land & Marine Publications Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means. Including photocopying and recording, without the written permission of the publishers. Such written permission must also be obtained before any part of this publication is stored in a retrieval system on any nature.

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WELCOME

WONDERFUL DESTINATION GREAT PLACES TO STAY WELCOME TO THE SECOND EDITION OF EXPLORE TANZANIA.

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choice to suit every budget and every type of visitor including wildlife enthusiasts, birdwatchers, climbers, mountain bikers, golfers and those who just want

Building on the success of the launch

to relax on the beach.

issue, Explore Tanzania has proved an

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invaluable source of information about

But whatever the type of visitor,

our nation’s tourism sector and a key part

whatever the type of accommodation

of the Board’s promotional and marketing

they choose and to whatever part of our

efforts, both at home and overseas.

nation they opt to travel, I am convinced that my fellow countrymen and women

Tanzania is a truly wonderful East African

will offer them a traditionally warm

destination and this new issue has been

Tanzanian welcome.

fully updated with more information about Tanzania’s leading properties while

We look forward to seeing you.

continuing to provide an insight into our world-renowned wildlife areas and

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unique natural wonders such as Mount Kilimanjaro, Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater as well as our paradise islands of Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia with their powder-white beaches and azure-blue waters. As this publication clearly shows, we are blessed with some of Africa’s finest properties: top-quality Dar hotels, ideal for business and international conferences;

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exquisite beach resorts; fine lodges; and

Acting Managing Director

luxury camps. In fact, a wide variety of

Tanzania Tourist Board

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INTRODUCING TANZANIA

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re you looking for a place that

WELCOME TO AN UNFORGETTABLE ADVENTURE

perfectly defines what Africa is all

about? Are you dreaming of a land that is true to its nature and gives you plenty to explore, while preserving the beauty of its environment, yet surprising you and taking your breath away at every step you take and firing your eagerness for adventure as you start your journey? Then Tanzania is the place to be.

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anzania is a heaven for nature lovers

Tanzania has a vast array of wildlife

International Hospitality standards, thus

and an ideal world for adventure

and offers a safe safari experience for

ensuring a consistently high standard of

seekers, whether it’s exploring the

tourists from around the world, while

travel experience for every visitor, tourist

endless plains of Serengeti National Park,

ensuring that the environment is not

and expatriate.

witnessing the great migration of wilde-

put at risk by the high numbers of safari

beest and zebra, testing your limits on an

visitors. The Tanzanian Tourist Board

ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro or discov-

wants to make sure the quality of visits

ering subsea wonders while diving in the

to Tanzania is not put at risk in spite of

When visiting a new destination, most

clear water of the Indian Ocean.

the number of visitors coming each year.

visitors will be looking to take back

ART AND HANDICRAFT

a few souvenirs that speak of the art

BEACHES AND ISLANDS

and skill of local artisans. Tanzania

If you are looking for a quieter holiday,

mementos to its visitors. They include

then visiting one of Tanzania’s many

vibrant Tingatinga paintings as well as

beaches and islands is a tempting

Maasai handicrafts ranging from beaded

option. The country’s white sand

bracelets to wooden sculptures and

beaches make a perfect holiday desti-

spacious jute handbags.

offers a treasure of aesthetically crafted

nation in which to unwind and relax in the equatorial sun and take a dip in

The swaying grasslands of the Serengeti,

the clear ocean. From relaxing on the

the endless crystal-clear waters along

beaches of Dar es Salaam to exploring

the coast of Zanzibar or the well

lesser-known islands such as Pemba

preserved wildlife – whatever your reason

Island to enjoying a vacation at the

for visiting Tanzania, you are bound to

popular beaches of Zanzibar, Tanzania

fall in love with this beautiful country.

offers all kinds of options to visitors according to their budgets and preferences. At the same time, Tanzania’s coastal resorts offer a wide range of water sports including scuba diving,

NATIONAL PARKS

snorkelling, kayaking, windsurfing, water-skiing and dhow cruises.

When it comes to adventure, what can be better than game viewing that takes you as close to nature as possible.

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FRIENDLY PEOPLE

There is nothing like the excitement of

Tanzanian people are known for their

watching animals in their natural habitat

hospitality, warmth and generosity.

and observing them as they hunt for

Every year, Tanzania attracts tourists

their prey through the tall grasses of

and expatriates from around the world;

the national park. Tanzania invites you

and thanks to the pleasant nature of the

to experience the excitement of viewing

local people, these visitors can expect

animals as they feed themselves or

to receive a warm welcome regardless of

just laze in the equatorial sun. Any of

cultural, ethnic or racial differences. The

Tanzania’s 16 national parks can make a

Tanzania Tourist Board has made a big

great vacation spot with an opportunity

effort to enhance the hospitality sector

to observe the Big Five.

by providing professional training to


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Tanzania has the largest concentration of wildlife per square kilometre, with over four million wild animals representing 430 species and subspecies.

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LOCATION TANZANIA

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Buboka Musoma

Grumeti Game Reserve

Bunda Nansio

Burigi Game Reserve

SaaNane National Park

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Mwanza

Biharamulo

Ngara

Serengeti National Park

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Ngorongoro Ngor Conservation Area Conservat Jaeger Summit 10,006 ft

Buseresere

Maswa Game Reserve

Uyovu Ushirombo

Klute Peak 12,996 ft Shira 11,907 ft

Ela Nairobi 9,789 ft

Loolmalasin 12,080 ft

Ngorogoro

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Arusha

Mwadui Shinyanga

Kahama Nzega Gombe National Park

Ujiji

Kasulu

Moyowosi Game Reserve

Kigoma Nguruka

Uvinza

Babati

Mt. Kilimanjaro 19,334 ft Mawenzi 16,893 ft

Mt. Maru 14,997 ft Little Meru 12,532 ft

Tarangire National Park

Same Mkomazi National Park

Hanang 10,839 ft

Kigosi Game Reserve

Singida Tabora

Kondoa

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Urambo

Wete

Tanga

Korogwe

Mkoani

Manyoni Mkokotoni Ugalla River Game Reserve

Mahale Mountain National Park

Zanzibar Dodoma

Kisigo National Reserve

Mpanda

Magole

Kibaha Rungwa

Katavi National Park

Kilosa

Rungwe National Reserve

Morogoro

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Mikumi National Park

Ruaha National Park

Mikumi Iringa

Sumbawanga

Koani

Bagamoyo

Uwanda Game Reserve

Udzungwa Mountains National Park

Kilindoni

Ifakara Chunya Selous Game Reserve

Mbeya Vwawa Tunduma

Makambako

Chaluhangi 9,325ft

Kitulo Plateau Kit National Park Natio

Rungwe Mt. 9,224ft

Tukuyu

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Songea

Masasi

National Boundary National Parks and Reserves

Tunduru Mbama Bay

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SO MANY REASONS TO LOVE TANZANIAN

ART

bright Tingatinga paintings to beaded Maasai jewellery to the vibrant khanga fabrics displayed in the alley shops of Dar es Salaam, Tanzanian art is all about variety and a generous splash of colour.

MAASAI CRAFT The Maasai people are famous for their handmade and beaded accessories and jewellery. Maasai craft has also made a name for itself on the international fashion scene in terms of beautiful and exceptional fashion accessories. Maasai products are generally handmade by Maasai women, who sell their craftwork as a means to empower themselves. There is a huge variety of Maasai products, ranging from jewellery and modern fashion accessories made from coloured beads to delicately hand-carved wooden sculptures. Maasai products make fine souvenirs and have found a market internationally.

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However, Maasai craftwork is about more than distinctive apparel or jewellery. In fact, every artefact designed by the Maasai denotes an aspect of their culture. People of the Maasai tribe believe that every colour has a meaning. carefully selected with a view to bringing

breathtaking natural beauty, Tanzania

the owner good luck.

is famous for its art and handicraft – a

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n addition to exciting wildlife and

testament to its wonderful culture and

There is no place like a Maasai market if

skilled artisans.

you are looking to buy fashion accessories and authentic handmade products.

Over time, Tanzanian art has gained wide popularity and recognition around the world for the pieces of art and

KHANGA

artefacts crafted by local people, making

Khanga is a long piece of brightly

them both aesthetic and distinctive.

coloured rectangular cloth traditionally worn by East African women as a wrap.

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If you’re looking for art in Tanzania, you

Khanga cloth has many uses, however.

will certainly not be disappointed. From

Once you buy a khanga, it is hard to

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products. If you’re fond of fashion, you will love the wide range of handbags, clutch purses, leather sandals and long, flowing Maasai dresses. If you’re looking for souvenirs, Maasai crafts included beaded key chains, tea coasters, compact mirrors and tiny human and animal figures. What to pay: When buying from a Maasai market, you can haggle for a good deal. It is recommended that you keep within the generally accepted price range for the item you wish to buy, so that you get a fair deal without ripping off the vendors. After all, they have to make a living.

WHAT BEADS SYMBOLISE Every bead used in Maasai jewellery has a special meaning. Some examples are: Red: Bravery, strength and unity Blue: Energy and livelihood Yellow: Fertility and well-being Orange: Warmth, friendship and generosity.

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Tanzania and East Africa. The pictures are painted on a hardboard surface such as Masonite using bicycle paint, thus making it an affordable kind of art for local people. Tingatinga paintings portray African keep it in your cupboard. There are so

wildlife on canvas, typically with pictures

many ways it can be worn or used. From

of the Big Five and other fauna and flora.

the traditional wrap to a comfortable

These paintings make ideal souvenirs

wrapping sheet or carrier for a baby to

and rank among Tanzania’s most widely

an item of headgear, khanga is versatility

purchased and exported art forms.

at its best. Khanga cloth comes in a variety of colours and patterns, so the

The rich cultural history of Tanzania

one problem you have is to choose your

can be clearly seen in the various forms

favourite.

of art it produces. From intricately designed Maasai jewellery to colourful

DHOW FURNITURE

khanga cloth to handcrafted dhow furni-

Handmade from reclaimed pieces of

volumes about its cultural heritage

traditional dhow boats that have spent

through the craftsmanship and hard

a lifetime sailing on the Indian Ocean,

work of its artisans.

ture, Tanzania is a country that speaks

KHANGA QUOTES Each cloth of khanga comes with a saying, some of which have a deep meaning, while others are merely humorous. Here are some khanga quotes worth remembering (or not): Hakuna Mungu kama wewe (There is No God like you) Acheni nyodo kila mtu na bahati yake (Forget about effort, each person has their luck) Karibu mgeni (Visitors are welcome) Nipende kwa nia nipate kutulia (Love me so I can relax) Maziwa ya Mama ni Matamu (Breast milk is sweet).

dhow furniture is about more than beautifully crafted wooden furniture. Every

Accordingly, when you buy a piece of

piece of the dhow furniture tells a story

art from Tanzania, it’s a good idea to

of hardship and surviving the storms.

buy authentic pieces at a sensible price

Dhow furniture is all about giving a new

that benefits the artisans, for most of

life and purpose to something that is

whom their art is the only means of

no longer functional. Also, buying dhow

earning a living.

furniture means less deforestation, a better environment and a handsome new desk for your office or study at a very reasonable price. A number of Tanzanian retailers sell custom-made pieces of dhow furniture, both locally and internationally.

TINGATINGA ART Probably the first form of art to catch your eye when you come to Tanzania will be the Tingatinga paintings. This style of painting was developed by Edward Said Tingatinga in the second half of the 20th century and is still widely practised in EXPLORE TANZANIA 2015-16

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meat and poultry to fish and grain. In

prepared using a variety of

Tanzania, you can be sure to find your

techniques and spices.

favourite kind of food, perfectly cooked according to Swahili taste.

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LOCAL FOOD

the port city of Dar

HISTORY

The reason why Tanzania has acquired

Tanzanian food has much to say

elements from other national styles of

about the long history of the region.

Swahili food has a long history. In the

cooking is because the country was

course of its development, all kinds

ruled for such a long time by incomers

Ugali (cornmeal porridge) is a staple of

of flavours have been added from the

from other parts of the world. As

Tanzanian cuisine. It is usually served

national cooking styles of the various

today, it was an important centre of

with vegetable stew or a curry of fish or

explorers, traders and settlers who came

trade because of its long coast and

chicken cooked in coconut milk.

es Salaam. As a result,

to Tanzania from around the world. In 800 AD, as Arab settlers developed trade routes, they brought their own type of cooking as well, introducing recipes such as biryani (a spicy rice dish with meat, fish or vegetables) and pilau (rice cooked in stock with vegetables or meat) which are now very much part of Swahili cuisine. The Portuguese settlers introduced cassava and groundnuts to the local diet. Today, cassava is consumed widely by Tanzanians, who roast or fry the vegetable and serve it with a dash of Tony Zelenoff / Shutterstock.com

spicy tomato chutney and kachumbari (salad); or cook it slowly with meat in coconut milk. Thanks to the rich history of Tanzania, the nation’s cuisine features a wide range of dishes, all

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Nevertheless, nyama choma (roast beef)

pieces of mishkaki in coconut curry) and

and mishkaki (grilled meat on skewers)

barbecued corn on the cob.

are two popular meat dishes eaten by local people. In addition, thanks to the

In addition to local food, many

abundance of locally grown bananas,

restaurants in Tanzania now offer a range

this tropical fruit is another key part of

of other types of cuisine – including

the Tanzanian diet. Ndizi kaanga (a dish

Chinese, Indian, Lebanese and Thai – in

of fried bananas, usually served with

order to cater for visitors from around

nyama choma or mishkaki), is popular

the world as well as a diversity of

with local people and visitors alike.

Tanzanian customers.

So, while you’re exploring Tanzania, why

In Tanzania, there is no lack of options

not explore the local cuisine, too, and

when it comes to eating out, whether

treat yourself to some memorable – and

you fancy a taste of local cuisine or a

very healthy – food.

juicy steak in a posh restaurant.

DINING OUT

One of the joys of travelling is to taste the

There is no lack of choice you eat out

completely different cuisine. If you are

in Tanzania. If you want to enjoy a local

visiting Tanzania with a similar agenda,

snack, look no further than the corner

you will surely not be disappointed.

HOW TO COOK UGALI Ingredients: Cornmeal – 2 cups Water – 4 cups Method: Boil the water in a saucepan and slowly add the cornmeal a small quantity at a time. Keep stirring the mixture on a medium heat to make sure no lumps form. Cook until the consistency starts to resemble that of porridge. Place the ugali in a serving dish and enjoy with stir-fried vegetables or coconut curry.

local food and discover the flavours of a

of your street. On almost every street in Tanzania there are vendors offering

So get ready to take your taste buds

snack dishes such as mishkaki, Zanzibar

on a roller coaster ride with delicious

mix (a tasty combination of fritters and

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TRANQUIL AND STYLISH RURAL RETREAT

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he remarkable Rivertrees Country Inn

property’s own spa – ideal for a spot of

The inn is a perfect base for activi-

is located in the foothills of Mount

rejuvenation.

ties such as canoeing, coffee tours,

Meru with views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

mountain biking, river walks, cooking, There are 18 individually styled garden

birdwatching and organised trips to local

This peaceful country estate offers an

rooms, two hidden cottages and the

villages.

old-world ambience, African country

River House, a secluded thatched

elegance, excellent farm cuisine,

cottage on the Usa River.

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Fresh country meals are served in the restaurant, the gardens, the pub

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and near the river and in the beauti-

The inn has an air of tranquillity and

ochre colours and cherished family

the customer offering is enhanced

antiques. The restaurant is open to

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fully restored farmhouse with its warm

non-residents.

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EXPERIENCE MAKES A DIFFERENCE

BOUTIQUE HOTEL WITH FINE DINING

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and experience to ensure that every detail

International Airport.

roviding an exceptional holiday in Tanzania requires a team of dedicated

professionals with the product knowledge

he African Tulip is an elegant boutique hotel located on Arusha’s Serengeti

Road within easy reach of Kilimanjaro

is looked after. The hotel comprises 29 individually Celebrating over 35 years of operation,

styled guest rooms, including seven

Ranger Safaris is one of Tanzania’s

suites, and caters for business travellers,

most experienced destination manage-

families and honeymoon couples. The

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Baobab Restaurant offers fine dining

company maintains a fleet of modern

with a taste of both Tanzanian and inter-

four-wheel-drive vehicles and has

national cuisine. The Zanzibar Lounge is

a dedicated camping division that

the perfect place for an after-work drink

operates the exclusive Serengeti

or a cup of pure local coffee at any time

Explorer Camp.

of the day.

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EXPLOREANS NGORONGORO LODGE

DELUXE LODGE WITH RESTAURANT AND SPA S

et in 50 acres of untouched bush, close to the main gate of the

Ngorongoro Game Reserve, the allinclusive Exploreans Ngorongoro Lodge features 20 spacious cottages.

ADVENTURE The property’s deluxe surroundings

Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and

The 20 individual cottages come with a

the Olduvai Gorge.

large private viewing terrace/dining area,

combine personalised service with that

separate bedrooms and living rooms,

special touch of magic to provide the

The lodge is renowned not only for the

open fire-places, king-sized beds and

perfect base for an exhilarating wildlife

quality of its restaurant but also for its

in-room safe. There is always a butler on

adventure in Africa’s most game-

Mvua African Rain Spa. The property also

call.

rich national park, with trips to the

has a swimming pool and a sundeck. The formal dining room features an outdoor terrace and offers healthy option buffet and à la carte for breakfast and an à la carte selection for lunch and dinner with light and delicious Mediterranean cuisine fused with local dishes. Most of the meat, fruit and dairy products are sourced from the lodge’s vegetable garden and/ or from the communities that surround the conservation area.

SUNDOWNERS Poolside and bush dinners and sundowners are organised with prior reservation in dedicated area around the lodge and are served around campfires to offer guests a true safari experience.

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PREDATORS SAFARI CLUB

WELL EQUIPPED VEHICLES, TOP QUALITY STAFF he Arusha-based Predators Safari Club

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All vehicles are equipped with a first

is one of the nation’s oldest safari

aid kit, road maps and field guides to

operators, a family-run business estab-

the birds, mammals, reptiles and plants

lished in 1964.

of Tanzania and Kenya. High-quality safari camping equipment is provided

Today, the company also offers trips to

by the company.

the Tanzanian islands of Mafia, Pemba and Zanzibar as well as to Kenya.

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All guides, drivers, porters and cooks are employed directly by the company

VIEWING

in order to ensure the highest standard

Predators owns a fleet of about 50 of

clients. All driver-guides speak fluent

the latest 4x4 vehicles, all specially

English and some also speak German,

modified for safari operation. They offer

Italian, Spanish or other European

unrestricted viewing with pop-up roofs

languages.

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of service and courtesy towards its

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ollectors Corner – located in the foyer

No other gem discovery in East Africa

of the impressive Mount Meru Hotel in

has had more impact on the world

Arusha – has been cutting and exporting

gemstone market than tanzanite, a rare

coloured gemstones to markets in the

gemstone found only in Tanzania. Collec-

United States and Europe for over three

tors Corner has been a leading player in

decades.

the global development and promotion of both tanzanite and tsavorite. ruby, tourmaline, garnet, spinel,

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JEWELLERY

sunstone and many others.

Blue tanzanite and the green-coloured

In addition to gemstones, Collectors

tsavorite are East Africa’s crown jewels,

Corner creates finely crafted jewel-

but they are only part of a dazzling

lery pieces from tanzanite, tsavorite

range of fine coloured gems available

and spinel as well as ruby, tourmaline,

at Collectors Corner that also includes

rhodolite and sunstone.

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of birds, making it an ideal destination

GEAR UP FOR AN EXTRAORDINARY SAFARI EXPERIENCE

for birdwatchers.

MOUNTAINS AND VOLCANOES The northern circuit also features some of the highest mountains world, along with Ol Doinyo Lengai (‘Mountain of God’ in the Maasai language), the only active volcano in Tanzania, thus providing a great opportunity for hikers in search of adventure. Mount Kiliman-

migration is one of the most popular

jaro, the highest peak in Africa and

attractions in Tanzania. Every year some

the highest free-standing mountain

2 million wildebeest and other animals

in the world, also has one of the most

migrate from Serengeti to Maasai Mara

accessible summits, thus offering a

in Kenya in search of greener pastures.

reasonable challenge for mountain climbers and visitors. In order to prepare

The great migration is also a hunting

themselves for Mount Kilimanjaro,

season for crocodiles and animals such

visitors generally climb Mount Meru,

as lions, leopards and hyenas. During

an active stratovolcano. In addition to

the peak migration season, from June to

climbers, Mount Kilimanjaro is popular

October, visitors have a chance to see

with wildlife trekkers because the lush

the predators of Serengeti feed them-

vegetation on the way to the top is a

selves on an easy catch of wildebeest

haven for animals such as elephant,

or zebra. Visitors to Serengeti in the dry

leopard, buffalo, the endangered

f you’re planning to visit Tanzania for

season can also view other large animals

Abbott’s duiker, antelope and primate.

a full-on safari experience, with top-

as they gather near the waterholes and

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notch game viewing and the prospect

rivers.

of an unforgettable adventure, then the Northern Safari Circuit is the place to go.

The northern safari circuit is one of the most popular vacation destinations

WILDLIFE

in Africa. With thousands of tourists

From the endless plains of Serengeti

The northern circuit is well known for its

migration and experience African

National Park to the awe-inspiring

spectacular game viewing. This is one

wildlife, this is a busy tourist destination

beauty of the Ngorongoro Crater to the

of the few places in Africa where visitors

throughout the year.

towering mass of Mount Kilimanjaro to

can witness all members of the Big Five

the great migration of wildebeest and

in one location. With its profusion of

In spite of the growing number of

zebra, the northern circuit is beyond

wildlife, the northern circuit is a dream

visitors, Tanzania Tourist Board has

compare when it comes to an extraordi-

destination for animal lovers, who can

taken steps to ensure that every visit is a

nary safari experience.

expect to view everything from common

memorable one by providing a safe safari

species like wildebeest, zebra and

experience and by building comfortable

GREAT MIGRATION

Thomson’s gazelle to rarer animals such

and affordable lodges and rest houses all

as white rhino, black rhino and leopard.

over the circuit.

Regarded as one of The Seven Natural

In addition, the northern circuit is a

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DAY 1: Arrive early in Serengeti by road via Arusha or charter flight. Have breakfast and go on your first game drive and, if you’re adventurous, a walking safari.

Size: 5,700 square miles

DAY 2: Rise before dawn for a balloon safari. Get an aerial view of the national park and spot animals from an altitude of 1,000 ft. Have breakfast in the wild with the balloon safari team and then get ready for another game drive.

Activities: Walking, driving, ballooning

Time to visit: All year round

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ZARA TOURS

SAM’S CAR RENTAL

NO 1 AGENCY FOR KILIMANJARO

EXPERTS IN CAR HIRE AND TOURS

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Tourism as a Class A travel agency.

tion bookings, self-drive tours, guided

oshi-based Zara Tours was estab-

am’s Car Rental Tours & Safaris offers

lished in 1987 and is licensed by

car hire, tours and safari reservations

the Ministry of National Resources and

including airline ticketing, accommodagroup tours, camping safaris, cultural tours and eco-tours.

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The company prides itself on personal-

operators, Zara Tours is the number

ised service and an expert knowledge of

one Kilimanjaro outfitter and it has put

East Africa.

more climbers on the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro than any other company.

For business or safari, Sam’s has just the right vehicle. It also offers sight-

Zara Tours owns two hotels and three

seeing tours, private transfers, executive

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HOTEL WHITE SANDS

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IDYLLIC BEACH, GOOD FOOD AND WATER SPORTS GALORE

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he White Sands Beach Resort is on an

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can handle up to 300 attendees and has

km north of Dar es Salaam.

the latest equipment.

Accommodation consists of 118

ISLANDS

spacious, well appointed standard rooms as well as 28 studio, one-bedroom and

Guests have access to the White Sands

two-bedroom apartments.

Spa and a well equipped gym. They

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can go diving with the hotel’s PADI Dive Centre or visit the water park or

ocean views. This open-air restaurant,

enjoy a range of water sports including

with adjoining bar and lounge, seats

Laser sailing, catamaran sailing and

300 guests and offers à la carte and

kayaking. Guests can also explore the

buffet-style dining. Also available are the

uninhabited islands nearby or view

Poolside Coffee Shop & Bar; and light

the underwater world from the hotel’s

meals on the Pweza Jetty.

glass-bottomed boat.

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Tanzania Association of Tour Operators

LODGE TENT 10 ROOMS

&BEYOND GRUMETI SERENGETI TENTED

BAR

SWIMMING POOL CONFERENCING

Location: Serengeti, Grumeti Reserve Tel: +255 27 254 4295 Email: safaris@andBeyond.com Web: www.andbeyond.com

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PO Box 751, Arusha Tel: +255 27 254 4295 Email: safaris@andbeyond.com Web: www.andbeyond.com

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This camp is the ultimate in luxury camping, complete with a private butler service, chandeliers, silverware, crystal, en-suite and comfortable beds. Experience a classic Tanzanian safari in spectacular solitude and soothing comfort, with only the canvas walls of your tent separating you from the wonders of the Serengeti.

AMEG LODGE

Location: Moshi/Kilimanjaro PO Box 247, Moshi Tel: +255 27 275 0175; 27 275 0185 Fax: +255 27 275 0196 Email: info@ameglodge.com Web: www.ameglodge.com

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The spacious and colourful tents are shaded by tall evergreens and each night the calls of the hippo provide a nightly serenade. This vibrant and rejuvenating camp charms all guests with its warm welcome and dramatic setting. Relax on the water’s edge and unwind to the playful frolics of the resident family of hippo.

Ameg Lodge is based at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro amid five acres of land. The lodge has been constructed with local Tanzanian materials and is designed to combine antique African and contemporary styles in order to create an articulate and seductive ambience.

&BEYOND KLEIN’S CAMP

ARUMERU RIVER LODGE Location: Arusha

Location: Serengeti PO Box 751, Arusha Tel: +255 27 254 4295 Email: safaris@andbeyond.com Web: www.andbeyond.com

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PO Box 46, Usa River Tel: +255 73 297 9908; 76 450 2225 Email: info@arumerulodge.com Email: reservations@arumerulodge.com Web: www.arumerulodge.com

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As dawn breaks over the Serengeti, a gentle tap on the door will awaken guests to the delights of a new day. Set out in an open 4x4 safari vehicle in the company of a guide as you attempt to catch up with the massed herds.

Start or end your safari at a luxury lodge in dreamlike tropical gardens built on an old coffee plantation near Arusha. The large solar-heated pool invites you to spend lazy hours in the afternoon.

&BEYOND LAKE MANYARA TREE LODGE

ARUSHA COFFEE LODGE Location: Arusha

Location: Lake Manyara National Park PO Box 751, Arusha Tel: +255 27 254 4295 Email: safaris@andbeyond.com Web: www.andbeyond.com

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Sopa Plaza, 3rd Floor, 99 Serengeti Road PO Box 12814 Tel: +255 27 250 0630 Email: reservations@elewana.com Web: www. elewanacollection.com

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The only permanent luxury lodge in Lake Manyara National Park, this lodge is renowned for its romantic stilted tree house suites that are shaded by a mahogany forest. After an exhilarating game drive, guests stop for sundowners on the lakeshore below the Great Rift Valley wall.

The theme of coffee is never far away at Arusha Coffee Lodge. And this is never more evident than in the Plantation Suites, where coffee beans are included within the design features of both the bedroom and the en-suite bathroom.

&BEYOND NGORONGORO CRATER LODGE

ARUSHA SAFARI LODGE

Location: Ngorongoro

Location: Arusha

PO Box 751, Arusha Tel: +255 27 254 4295 Email: safaris@andbeyond.com Web: www.andbeyond.com

PO Box 11297, Arusha Tel: +27 27 250 6315 Email: marketing@moivaro.com Web: www.moivaro.com

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Guests can be forgiven for losing track of which era – or continent – they are experiencing at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. Wake up in an elegant baroque chateau of brocade sofas, gilt mirrors and beaded chandeliers and you will be instantly transported into a famous African landscape with just one glance out of the window.

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Location: Serengeti

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All HAT members feature in the following listings. Other properties included have 15 rooms or more.

RESTAURANT

&BEYOND SERENGETI UNDER CANVAS

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HOTEL

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Hotels Association of Tanzania member

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Moivaro Lodge is situated right in the heart of beautiful, natural scenery and yet is only 7 km from the town of Arusha: an ideal spot to enjoy the impressive flora and fauna of East Africa. The lodge has a charming atmosphere where guests can enjoy every comfort they need.


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ASILIA KIMONDO CAMP Location: Serengeti National Park PO Box 1111, Arusha Tel: +27 73 650 0515 Email: reservations@asiliaafrica.com Web: www.asiliaafrica.com

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Location: Serengeti

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Dunia Camp offers superb game viewing all year round from its secluded location in the south-west corner of the Central Seronera Valley, the heart of the Serengeti. This area is renowned for its abundance of game, especially big cats and is right in the path of the extraordinary annual Great Migration.

ASILIA SAYARI CAMP

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PO Box 1111, Arusha Tel: +27 73 650 0515 Email: reservations@asiliaafrica.com Web: www.asiliaafrica.com

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ASILIA DUNIA CAMP

PO Box 1111, Arusha Tel: +27 73 650 0515 Email: reservations@asiliaafrica.com Web: www.asiliaafrica.com

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Set close to the banks of the Mara River and boasting dramatic views of the northern Serengeti plains, Sayari Camp offers unparalleled access to an intimate, stylish and elegant vacation, with 15 tasteful hillside suites to retire to after a day of safari adventure.

ASILIA UBUNTU CAMP Location: Serengeti

PO Box 1111, Arusha Tel: +27 73 650 0515 Email: reservations@asiliaafrica.com Web: www.asiliaafrica.com

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A hand-crafted migration camp of wood and canvas, an exotic blend of North African influences and the romance of a vintage East African safari await guests here. With just eight spacious tents offering king-sized beds and private terraces, Kimondo is a camp where you won’t have to sacrifice creature comforts in the wild.

‘Ubuntu’ refers to the human characteristics of generosity and consideration towards others and Asilia Ubuntu Camp encompasses these qualities in its personalised and warm hospitality.

ASILIA NAMIRI PLAINS CAMP

BASHAY RIFT LODGE

Location: Serengeti National Park

Location: Karatu

PO Box 1111, Arusha Tel: +27 73 650 0515 Email: reservations@asiliaafrica.com Web: www.asiliaafrica.com

PO Box 2231 Tel: +255 78 762 0611 Email: george@mksc.co.tz Web: www.tanganyika.com

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Namiri Plains lies in the remote eastern corner of the Serengeti. The area, which was closed for 20 years to create a haven for cheetah, opened in July 2014 and Asilia has been appointed as its custodian.

This four-star hotel with swimming pool is built on top of a hill in the Karatu region. Travellers can stay in one of 25 rooms, each decorated differently, yet all with a breathtaking view of the surroundings.

ASILIA OLAKIRA CAMP

BOLOGONYA UNDER CANVAS TENTED CAMP

Location: Serengeti

Location: Serengeti National Park

PO Box 1111, Arusha Tel: +27 73 650 0515 Email: reservations@asiliaafrica.com Web: www.asiliaafrica.com

PO Box 8276 Tel: +255 68 911 1225 Email: reservations@tanganyikawildernesscamps.com Web: www.tanganyikawildernesscamps.com

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Olakira Camp is a luxurious under-canvas camp that moves with the seasons, forever following the herds to ensure guests have a front-row seat for the greatest show on earth. Fine linens, finer dining and a touch of nomadic romance are the hallmarks of this authentic East African safari camp.

This luxurious tented camp enables guests to be within reach of the Great Migration and to explore remote, beautiful corners of the Serengeti with excellent resident game. This seasonal camp is intimate and exclusive, offering the most spacious safari tents, each with double bed, en-suite bathroom and a bucket shower.

ASILA OLIVER’S CAMP

BOUGAINVILLEA SAFARI LODGE

Location: Tarangire

Location: Karatu/Ngorongoro

PO Box 1111, Arusha Tel: +27 73 650 0515 Email: reservations@asiliaafrica.com Web: www.asiliaafrica.com

PO Box 342 Tel: +255 27 253 4083 Email: bougainvillea@habari.co.tz Web: www.bougainvillealodge.net

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Established by pioneer Paul Oliver in 1992, this camp is for safari enthusiasts wanting more than the postcard snaps of the Big Five. Set in the secluded Tarangire National Park, it’s a camp that celebrates back-to-basics luxury in one of the most uncrowded corners of East Africa.

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Each cosy room has a king-sized bed or twin beds, a fireplace, large bathroom and a veranda from which to enjoy the views of lush tropical gardens. Guests can also use the common area, lounge, bar, gift shop, swimming pool and dining rooms. EXPLORE TANZANIA 2015-16

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Buffalo Luxury Camp is a permanent tented camp consisting of 20 tents, each of which is supplied with constant hot and cold running water and electricity. In addition, its 15 suite tents have lounges and bathrooms with soaking tubs.

CHEM CHEM SAFARI LODGE Location: Tarangire Tel: +25 21 876 2368 Email: management@chemchemsafari.com Web: www.chemchemsafari.com

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SCIENCE CENTRE & LODGE Location: Tarangire

Tel: +255 75 234 4140 Email: lodge@ecoscience.co.tz Web: www.ecoscience.co.tz

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The boutique lodge has been designed by Spanish architect Maria Villangomez. The architecture of the luxury rooms and restaurant is based on a Maasai hut. The science centre, completely independent from the luxury lodge, consists of 10 very large tents. The two largest are a restaurant and conference rooms with a library.

EXPLOREANS NGORONGORO LODGE Location: Karatu/Ngorongoro PO Box 258, Karatu Tel: +255 786 502 496 Email: info.ngoro@exploreans.com Web: www.exploreans.com

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Eight stylish, secluded suites have been exquisitely decorated to offer five-star accommodation, each with private lake views. All suites have been created from a combination of canvas, lava stones and wood and are set a minimum of 80 metres apart to ensure complete privacy.

Set in 50 acres of Tanzanian bush in the Ngorongoro volcanic landscape, this log cabin-style retreat is located a few steps from the game reserve gate and 20 minutes’ drive from the Ngorongoro Crater, one of the most populated wildlife areas in Africa.

CRATER FOREST TENTED CAMP

FOUR SEASONS SAFARI LODGE

Location: Karatu/Ngorongoro PO Box 11297, Arusha Tel: +255 27 250 6315/86 Email: marketing@moivaro.com Web: www.moivaro.com

Location: Serengeti

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PO Box 14321 Tel: +255 27 250 6315/86 Web: www.fourseasons.com/serengeti

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Crater Forest Tented Camp is operated as a small-scale, eco-friendly camp with 15 spacious tented rooms and en-suite bathrooms. The camp is 10 km from the main road leading from Karatu town to the infamous Ngorongoro Crater, offering fantastic views of the surrounding hills and coffee plantations.

Experience thrilling Serengeti game drives and rare opportunities to connect with the local people and culture. Then return to the safari lodge, where 77 secluded guest rooms, an elegant spa and an infinity pool promise a luxurious respite during your African adventures.

DIK DIK HOTEL & TOURS

GIBBS FARM

Location: Arusha

Location: Karatu/Ngorongoro

PO Box 1499, Arusha Tel: +255 27 255 3499; 73 297 9943 Email: dikdik@habari.co.tz Web: www.dikdik.ch

PO Box 280, Karatu Tel: +255 27 253 4040 Email: gm@gibbsfarm.net Web: www.gibbsfarm.net

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Dik Dik is the perfect place to relax. Guests can enjoy a nightcap by the open fire while meals can be eaten alfresco, prepared by Swiss-trained chefs using ingredients from the hotel’s organic farm.

Gibbs Farm’s rustic charm and gracious accommodations provide an ideal sanctuary for a few days’ respite while on safari, an extended vacation or honeymoon getaway. The 1929 farmhouse and five cottages comprised the original guesthouse in 1972.

EAST AFRICAN HOTEL

GOLD CREST HOTEL

Location: Arusha

Location: Mwanza

PO Box 2291 Tel: +255 68 609 0833 Email: reservations@eastafricanhotel.com Web: www.eastafricanhotel.com

PPF Building, Kenyatta Road, Mwanza Tel: +255 28 250 6058 Email: info@goldcresthotel.com Web: www.goldcresthotel.com

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East African Hotel is situated in the heart of Africa, located on Old Moshi Road just a 45-minute drive from Kilimanjaro Airport. The hotel has much to offer, with breathtaking views and a variety of things to do.

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ECOSCIENCE

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PO Box 2747 Tel: +255 27 255 3885 Email: reservations@intimate-places.com Web: www.intimate-places.com

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Location: Serengeti National Park

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BUFFALO LUXURY TENTED CAMP

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Guests can relax in executive, deluxe or standard rooms at the Gold Crest Hotel. Located in central Mwanza, the modern hotel has a large restaurant, a spacious lounge with a bar and a café. The roof top swimming pool and restaurant offer top views of the city.


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HATARI LODGE & SHU’MATA CAMP Location: Arusha Momella Road, PO Box 3171 Tel: +255 75 255 3456 Email: marlies@theafricanembassy.com Web: www.hatarilodge.com

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Location: Serengeti

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Grumeti Migration Camp offers luxury tented accommodation in the Grumeti Wildlife Reserve, north of Serengeti National Park. Each of the 10 en-suite units has either king-sized or twin beds. A central hospitality area offers dining and lounge facilities. Night and day game drives are among the activities available.

IKOMA WILD CAMP

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PO Box 1725, Moshi Tel: +255 68 778 6611 Email: enquiries@ecolodgeafrica.com Web: www.grumetimigrationcamp.com

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Location: Serengeti

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GRUMETI MIGRATION CAMP

PO Box 94, Karatu Tel: +255 75 229 2266 Email: zarap@zaratours.com Web: www.zaraproperties.com

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Ikoma Wildcamp is located just outside the Serengeti National Park in the Grumeti Game Reserve and Ikoma Game Controlled Area. This is an area of unspoilt bush where game drives and walking safaris are possible by day and night. The camp is also a great base for game drives in the Seronera.

ILBORU SAFARI LODGE Location: Arusha

PO Box 10124, Arusha Tel: +255 784 652 260 Email: ilboru-lodge@habari.co.tz Web: www.ilborusafarilodge.com

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Hatari Lodge consists of three buildings beautifully situated in acacia woodland. There are excellent views of the Momella meadow, rich with wildlife, as well as the majestic Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru.

Set in a maze of beautiful and exotic gardens, Ilboru offers a place of complete relaxation and tranquillity. Guests can enjoy a dip in the outdoor swimming pool, a perfect way to cool off from the heat of the African sun.

HIGHVIEW HOTEL

INTIMATE PLACES CAMPING

Location: Karatu/Ngorongoro

Location: All circuits

PO Box 94 Tel: +255 752 292 266 Email: zarap@zaratours.com Web: www.zaraproperties.com

PO Box 10124, Arusha Tel: +255 784 652 260 Email: ilboru-lodge@habari.co.tz Web: www.ilborusafarilodge.com

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Highview Hotel is located high above the town of Karatu. The hotel has 40 spacious and comfortable en-suite rooms with spectacular views of the surrounding hills and agricultural countryside. Enjoy the local and continental cuisine served in the indoor and outdoor restaurants.

Because Intimate Places Camping is a truly tailor-made experience, the private camp can be set up almost anywhere – from the popular campsites in Tarangire, Serengeti and Manyara National Park to more remote areas such as the lakes of Eyasi or Natron.

HOTEL TILAPIA

IRENTE VIEW CLIFF LODGE

Location: Mwanza

Location: Lushoto, Usambara Mountains

Capri Point Road, Mwanza Tel: +255 28 250 0617 Email: tilapia@mwanza-online.com Web: www.hoteltilapia.wix.com

PO Box 133, Lushoto Tel: +255 27 78 486 6877 Email: info@irenteview.com Web: www.irenteview.com

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Set on the shores of Lake Victoria and just minutes from town, Hotel Tilapia has a great ambience. Guests can wake up to beautiful views of the lake and its fishermen. With a large pool, two restaurants and a bar, the hotel makes for a great stay - whether travelling for business or pleasure.

Situated at the famous Irente View point, Irente View Cliff Lodge has been designed with comfort in mind. All rooms have a private balcony with panoramic views in all directions, while the restaurant offers exciting and delicious food prepared by professional chefs.

IKOMA TENTED CAMP

JB BELMONT Location: Mwanza

Location: Serengeti National Reserve PO Box 11297, Arusha Tel: +255 27 250 6315/86 Email: marketing@moivaro.com Web: www.moivaro.com

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Guests can find Ikoma Tented Camp sheltered in a grove of acacia trees. Each of the traditional thatched tents has a private veranda overlooking the impressive plains of the Serengeti. The central restaurant and bar area has a large campfire – an ideal spot to unwind with a chilled drink after a long day of exciting game viewing.

PO Box 2037, NSSF Commercial Complex, Kenyatta Road, Mwanza Tel: +255 68 611 3325 Email: reservations@jbbelmonthotel.com Web: www.jbbelmonthotel.com

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JB Belmont has every amenity needed for the business traveller. From great conference facilities, wireless internet and secretarial services, to five fully equipped conference rooms with modern technology. All of the en-suite rooms at the JB Belmont feature a view of Lake Victoria or Mwanza hills, air conditioning and flat screen TVs. EXPLORE TANZANIA 2015-16

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KIA LODGE Location: Kilimanjaro PO Box 11297, Arusha Tel: +255 27 250 6315/86 Email: marketing@moivaro.com Web: www.moivaro.com

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PO Box 11952 Tel: +255 73 297 8876 Email: manager@kigongoni.net Web: www.kigongoni.net

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Located on a historical 70-acre coffee farm in a natural forest. Tucked between the trees are 18 cottages, built in traditional African styles and materials. The rooms, cocktail lounge and restaurant maximise the site’s unique views and natural features.

KILI VILLA Location: Usa River PO Box 378, Arusha Tel: +255 78 429 1181 Email: info@kilivilla.com Web: www.kilivilla.com

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Because of its location, KIA Lodge is an ideal haven for those arriving and departing Tanzania, climbing Kilimanjaro or travelling to the northern safari destinations. Its friendly service, typical African decorations and tropical restaurant offer a warm introduction to Tanzanian culture.

Kili Villa offers a relaxing vacation among the natural beauty of Tanzania. The purity of the surrounding nature and spectacular views of Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro to the north and Maasai Steppe to the south add up to a unique experience. The villas are located just 30 minutes from Arusha and Kilimanjaro International Airport.

KARAMA LODGE & SPA

KIRAWIRA SERENA CAMP

Location: Arusha National Park

Location: Serengeti, Grumeti Reserve

PO Box 1573 Tel: +255 75 447 5188 Email: reservations@karama-lodge.com Web: www.karama-lodge.com

PO Box 2551, Arusha Tel: +255 27 254 5555; 28 262 1518 Email: kirawira@serena.co.tz Web: www.serenahotels.com

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There are 22 stilted log cabins offering comfortable en-suite accommodation with a natural design. Built with local materials, the cabins allow the guests close proximity to the surrounding forest flora and fauna.

The most exclusive of the Serena Group’s safari venues, and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Kirawira offers the epitome of classic ‘Out of Africa’ luxury. Styled to replicate the elegant hunting camps of legendary white hunters, it is located next to the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park.

KEYS HOTEL

KIRURUMU MANYARA LODGE

Location: Moshi/Kilimanjaro Uru Road, PO Box 933, Moshi Tel: +255 27 275 2250; 27 275 1909 Fax: +255 27 275 0073 Email: info@keys-hotel-tours.com Web: www.keys-hotel-tours.com

Location: Lake Manyara

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PO Box 2047, Arusha Tel: +255 27 250 2417; 27 250 7541 Email: info@kirurumu.net Web: www.kirurumu.net

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Keys Hotels is a modern tourist hotel situated in an area where guests can easily see the snow of Mount Kilimanjaro. The hotel has an abundance of friendly and professional staff who offer professional and personalised services, making one’s stay as comfortable as possible.

Kirurumu Manyara is set high on the edge of the Great Rift Valley, offering wonderful, uplifting and panoramic views eastward over Lake Manyara, the Rift Valley floor and Mount Losimingori.

KIBO PALACE HOTEL

KITELA LODGE & AFRICAN SPA

Location: Arusha Centre

Location: Karatu/Ngorongoro

Old Moshi Road, PO Box 2523 Tel: +255 272544472; 27 254 8887 Email: info@kibopalacehotel.com Web: www.kibopalacehotel.com

PO Box 8276, Arusha Tel: +255 68 911 1223 Email: reservations@tanganyikawildernesscamps.com Web: www.tanganyikawildernesscamps.com

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Discover the essence of Africa in the comfort of the Kibo Palace Hotel. Unwind in the attractive guest rooms, whether travelling for business or leisure, with all the facilities of a contemporary luxury hotel.

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Location: Arusha

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Facing the snow-capped peaks of Kilimanjaro and the endless African savanna, Kambi ya Tembo offers wonderful views. The camp consists of 14 tents, each with private en-suite bathroom facilities. Guests can sit and watch the natural world pass by from the ample sundecks.

KIGONGONI LODGE

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PO Box 8276, Arusha Tel: +255 68 911 1227 Email: reservations@tanganyikawildernesscamps.com Web: www. tanganyikawildernesscamps.com

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Location: Kilimanjaro

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KAMBI YATEMBO (ELERAI TENTED CAMP)

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Kitela is a small, exclusive lodge situated on top of a valley overlooking the Ngorongoro crater and a beautiful waterfall. It consists of 20 spacious suites built in the style of an old colonial farm, offering guests a quiet and relaxing atmosphere surrounded by beautiful gardens.


THE NORTHERN SAFARI CIRCUIT

KURO CAMP Location: Tarangire PO Box 681, Arusha Tel: +255 78 420 8846 Email: info@nomad.co.tz Web: www.nomad-tanzania.com

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Location: Ngorongoro

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Kudu Lodge and Camp offers a great choice of accommodation, from experiencing Mother Nature while camping outside to home comforts in a warm and cosy bungalow set among verdant tropical gardens.

LAKE MASEK TENTED CAMP

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PO Box 60, Karatu Tel: +255 27 253 4055 Email: faru@kuducamp.com Web: www.kuducamp.com

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Location: Karatu/Ngorongoro

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KUDU LODGE

PO Box 8276, Arusha Tel: +255 68 911 1221 Email: reservations@tanganyikawildernesscamps.com Web: www.tanganyikawildernesscamps.com

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Discover exclusive luxury at Lake Masek Luxury Tented Camp, situated in the Ngorongoro conservation area. As well as being eco-friendly, this unique location is witness to the wildebeest migration.

LAKE MANYARA WILDLIFE LODGE Location: Lake Manyara

PO Box 2633, Arusha Tel: +255 27 254 4595/807 Email: res@hotelsandlodges-tanzania.com Web: www.hotelsandlodges-tanzania.com

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Conscious of wanting to experience the area in a way that harmonises with the natural tempo without overpowering it, Nomad has created a camp with a light footprint. At the culmination of each season Kuru Camp will move on like the nomads, leaving only the trees and birds and animals.

Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge invites visitors to discover one of Tanzania’s best kept secrets. Lake Manyara is a small national park with an immense natural richness. It is home to over 380 bird species, including thousands of flamingos, as well as treeclimbing lions, which sleep in the branches of acacia trees.

LAKE BURUNGE LUXURY TENTED CAMP

LAKE NATRON TENTED CAMP

Location: Tarangire National Park

Location: Serengeti/Ngorongoro

PO Box 8276, Arusha Tel: +255 68 911 1225 Email: reservations@tanganyikawildernesscamps.com Web: www.tanganyikawildernesscamps.com

PO Box 11297, Arusha Tel: +255 27 250 6315 / 86 Email: marketing@moivaro.com Web: www.moivaro.com

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Lake Burunge consists of 20 luxury tents and 10 lodge rooms. Its main building has a central lounge and bar/dining area built on a raised wooden deck. This elevated platform is the ideal venue for guests to relax and enjoy a sundowner as the sun sets over the lake, or to simply sit and enjoy the warm fireplace.

Unique in its setting, this camp is situated in a grove of trees next to the shores of Lake Natron. Basic but clean safari tents include showers, comfortable beds and a private veranda. A bar and candle-lit restaurant ensure guests can enjoy a cold drink and delicious food at the end of an arduous climb or long day of walking.

LAKE DULUTI SERENA HOTEL

LAMAI CAMP

Location: Arusha

Location: Serengeti National Park

PO Box 2551, Arusha Tel: +255 27 255 3049 Email: lakeduluti@serena.co.tz Web: www.serenahotels.com

PO Box 681, Arusha Tel: +255 78 420 8846 Email: info@nomad.co.tz Web: www.nomad-tanzania.com

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Nestled at the foot of Mount Meru, this unique hotel stands amid coffee plantations on the shores of tranquil Lake Duluti. The hotel offers a range of tastefully presented cottage-style rooms.

Lamai is tucked among the rocks of Kogakuria Kopje, just a few miles from where the wildebeest cross the Mara River. Each of the rooms has been designed to make the most of this sensational location, its views and its natural space and light.

LAKE MANYARA SERENA SAFARI LODGE

LEGENDARY LODGE

Location: Lake Manyara PO Box 2551, Lake Manyara National Park Tel: +255 27 254 5555 Email: lakemanyara@serena.co.tz Web: www.serenahotels.com

Location: Arusha

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Lake Manyara offers a unique blend of tranquillity, wildlife discovery and ornithological richness. The unprecedented range of high-adventure sports include mountain biking, canoeing and forest walks, while cultural choices include tours of the neighbouring villages and dance displays by the Iraqw and Sukuma people.

PO Box 2782 Tel: +255 27 250 8917 Email: info@legendarylodge.co.tz Web: www.andbeyond.com

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Designed in a unique blend of African art with colonial-style luxury, the cottages offer king-sized beds, a lounge with fireplace and en-suite bathrooms with deep tubs and refreshing showers. Mouth-watering gourmet meals are served in the Old Farmhouse, while the Legendary Therapies Spa offers rejuvenating treatments. EXPLORE TANZANIA 2015-16

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THE NORTHERN SAFARI CIRCUIT

LEMALA KURIA HILLS LODGE Location: Serengeti PO Box 14529, Arusha Tel: +255 73 621 0966 Email: res@lemalacamp.com Web: www.lemalacamp.com

PO Box 14529, Arusha Tel: +255 73 621 0966/7 Email: res@lemalacamp.com Web: www.lemalacamp.com

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Lemala Ngorongoro is an intimate camp set in a delightful ancient acacia forest on the rim of the crater. The camp has 12 spacious canvas tents to ensure intimacy and minimal impact on the pristine forest environment. The tents accommodate two queen beds with winter-weight duvets and hot water bottles.

LITTLE CHEM CHEM Location: Tarangire

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Tel: +255 71 813 9359 Email: management@chemchemsafari Web: www.chemchemsafari.com

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Magnificent kopjes dominate the public areas of this lodge, with superb views from the bar, dining areas, swimming pool and decks. Guests can enjoy several dining options in camp or out in the bush with a choice of freshly cooked dinners before game drives and cocktails at sunset on one of the kopjes overlooking the Isuria escarpment.

Known as the sunrise camp, Little Chem Chem is situated on the edge of an acacia forest. The camp is surrounded by the characteristic landscape of the Tarangire River with its impressive Baobab trees and overlooks Lake Burunge. The welcoming atmosphere of Little Chem Chem makes for a wonderful stay.

LEMALA MANYARA

LOBO WILDLIFE LODGE

Location: Manyara PO Box 14529, Arusha Tel: +255 736 210 966/967 Email: res@lemalacamp.com Web: www.lemalacamp.com

Location: Serengeti

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Tel: +255 27 2544595 / 807 / 798 / 795 Email: res@hotelsandlodges-tanzania.com Web: www.hotelsandlodges-tanzania.com

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Deep inside the park and far from the crowds, Lemala Manyara is a traditional safari camp with a beautiful lake-facing location at the edge of an acacia woodland. Lemala Manyara is perfect for those who desire isolation and beautiful scenery.

Lobo Wildlife Lodge is set in an enormous volcanic rocky outcrop in a remote location. It is the largest lodge on the migration route where its elevated position means that the migration can be viewed from the comfort of a sun lounger. Guests can even watch and witness the migration from the pool.

LEMALA MARA

MALAIKA BEACH RESORT

Location: Serengeti

Location: Mwanza outskirts

PO Box 14529, Arusha Tel: +255 73 621 0966 Email: res@lemalacamp.com Web: www.lemalacamp.com

PO Box 541, Ilemela, Mwanza Tel: +255 65 871 7777 Email: info@malaikabeachresort.com www.malaikabeachresort.com

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Lemala Mara is the ultimate camp in Serengeti, within touching distance of the Mara River and set under large euclea trees in the heart of the best game viewing area of the Northern Serengeti. Here, in this immense remote wilderness, guests can enjoy fabulous landscapes and wonderful game viewing with practically no crowds.

Malaika Beach Resort is a tranquil, lake-side hideaway located close to Mwanza, the gateway to the Serengeti. The hotel is built on an imposing rock foundation with stunning views over the shoreline of Lake Victoria. The resort features a deli serving continental style breakfasts, light gourmet lunches as well as local cuisine.

LEMALA NDUTU TENTED CAMP

MAMBO VIEW POINT ECO LODGE

Location: Ngorongoro

Location: Lushoto

PO Box 14529, Arusha Tel: +255 73 621 0966/7 Email: res@lemalacamp.com Web: www.lemalacamp.com

Usambara Mountain PO Box 157 Tel: +255 78 527 2150 Email: info@mamboviewpoint.org Web: www.mamboviewpoint.org

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Perched on the edge of a permanent marsh, Lemala Ndutu provides the ultimate amphitheatre for the wildebeest migration. Twelve suite tents are relocated from the Northern Serengeti to this beautiful Ndutu site to capture the drama that accompanies the migration.

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Location: Ngorongoro

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Lemala Ewanjan is a deluxe camp with 12 beautiful suite tents set in the game-rich Seronera Valley in a secluded part of central Serengeti. The camp offers breathtaking views of the Serengeti plains and its prolific wildlife and sunsets.

LEMALA NGORONGORO TENTED CAMP

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PO Box 14529, Arusha Tel: +255 73 621 0966 Email: res@lemalacamp.com Web: www.lemalacamp.com

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Location: Serengeti

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LEMALA EWANJAN

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Mambo View Point is a genuine eco-lodge situated on the northern edge of the Usambara Mountain, close to the village of Mambo. It has various accommodation available, providing guests with an opportunity for amazing memories as they watch the sun rise and set across the lowlands.


THE NORTHERN SAFARI CIRCUIT

MARAMBOI TENTED CAMP Location: Tarangire PO Box 8276 Tel: +255 68 911 1226 Email: reservations@tanganyikawildernesscamps.com Web: www.tanganyikawildernesscamps.com

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Location: Serengeti

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Manyara Wildlife Camp is able to offer the most luxurious safari accommodation while remaining true to the natural element of the safari experience. The camp is made up of 10 canvas tents and 16 self-contained cottages, all with private balconies overlooking the real Africa, majestic, unfiltered and unadorned.

MBUZI MAWE TENTED CAMP

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Tel: +255 77 966 6656 Email: gm@wildlifecamp.co.tz Web: www.wildlifecamp.co.tz

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Location: Manyara

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MANYARA WILDLIFE SAFARI CAMP

PO Box 2551 Tel: +255 27 254 5555; 28 262 2040 Email: mbuzimawe@serena.co.tz Web: www.serenahotels.com

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Embraced by an amphitheatre of rock sculptures known as kopjes, Mbuzi Mawe Camp nestles in a secluded acacia glade with sweeping views over the burning plains of Serengeti National Park. Situated on one of the main annual migration corridors, the camp offers a ringside seat for one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth.

MERU MBEGA LODGE Location: Arusha National Park PO Box 23443, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 784 748 888 Email: info@baobabvillage.com Web: www.mt-meru.com

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Maramboi Tented Camp offers permanent camp facilities and endless vistas of rolling grasslands and palm-lined desert between Tarangire and Manyara Lake. Ideal for anyone interested in the origins of mankind and an explanation of the Rift Valley and Africa’s big picture. It is a complete semi-desert experience focusing on game drives.

Meru Mbega gives travellers an opportunity to rest after a long flight from overseas, take in the nature and silence and enjoy an excellent dinner in the evening before starting an impressive safari or trek.

MARANGU HOTEL

MERU SIMBA LODGE

Location: Kilimanjaro PO Box 40, Moshi Tel: +255 27 275 6594; 27 275 6361 Fax: +255 27 275 6591 Email: info@maranguhotel.com Web: www.maranguhotel.com

Location: Serengeti

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PO Box 23443 Tel: +255 78 474 8888 Email: info@baobabvillage.com Web: www.mt-meru.com

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The hotel takes its name from the surrounding area, since ‘marangu’ means ‘full of water’ in the local Chagga language. The charming central hotel building was once a farmhouse, built in the early 1900s. This is a family-run business with extraordinary attention to detail.

Meru Simba Lodge is located in the foothills of Mount Meru on the border of the Arusha National Park with a view of Mount Kilimanjaro. Simba Lodge offers a comfortable place to rest, enjoy nature and tuck into an excellent dinner in the evening before starting an impressive safari or trek.

MASEK UNDER CANVAS TENTED CAMP

MIGUNGA TENTED CAMP

Location: Ngorongoro

Location: Manyara

PO Box 8276, Arusha Tel: +255 68 911 1225 Email: reservations@tanganyikawildernesscamps.com Web: www.tanganyikawildernesscamps.com

PO Box 11297, Arusha Tel: +255 27 250 6315/86 Email: marketing@moivaro.com Web: www.moivaro.com

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This luxurious tented camp allows guests to be within reach of the Great Migration and to explore remote, beautiful corners of the Serengeti with excellent resident game. This seasonal camp is intimate and exclusive, offering the most spacious safari tents, each with double bed and en-suite bathroom.

Nestled in a quiet corner on the north-west of Lake Manyara, this camp has an ideal situation in the shade of an acacia forest and just five minutes from the entrance of Lake Manyara National Park. An ideal base for discovering the beautiful surroundings of the lake and for paying a cultural visit to the colourful town of Mto Wa Mbu.

MAWENINGA TENTED CAMP

MOIVARO LODGE

Location: Tarangire National Park

Location: Arusha

PO Box 2231, Karatu Tel: +255 78 762 0611 Email: tanganyika@tanganyika.com Web: www.tanganyika.com

PO Box 11297, Arusha Tel: +255 27 250 6315/86 Email: marketing@moivaro.com Web: www.moivaro.com

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Located on top of an impressive granite massif, this camp offers extraordinary views of Tarangire National park. The 16 tents are well equipped with cosy rooms and clean bathrooms. Hot water and electricity are run entirely from solar power.

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Set in the heart of beautiful, natural scenery, Moivaro Lodge has a charming atmosphere. An ideal place to enjoy the impressive flora and fauna of East Africa.

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PO Box 8281, Arusha Tel: +255 68 651 5063 Email: reservations@tanganyikawildernesscamps.com Web: www.tanganyikawildernesscamps.com

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Location: Serengeti

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MORU UNDER CANVAS TENTED CAMP

Location: Mwanza

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THE NORTHERN SAFARI CIRCUIT

PO Box 25, Mwanza Tel: +255 28 252 1070 Email: gm@newmwanzahotel.com Web: www.newmwanzahotel.com

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This luxurious tented camp moves around the park throughout the year, enabling guests to explore remote, beautiful corners of the Serengeti with its excellent resident game. This seasonal camp is intimate and exclusive, featuring the most spacious and comfortable safari tents, each with a double bed and en-suite bathroom.

New Mwanza Hotel can be found within a stone’s throw from the major shopping centres. New Mwanza offers ultimate luxury in the heart of Tanzania’s second city, with 54 well-furnished rooms. Each room has a queen or twin beds, high speed Wi-Fi and air conditioning. The hotel also has a health club, swimming pool and casino.

MOUNT MERU GAME LODGE & SANCTUARY

NDARAKWAI CAMP

Location: Arusha PO Box 2747 Tel: +255 27 255 3885 Email: reservations@intimate-places.com Web: www.intimate-places.com

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Location: Arusha

PO Box 49 Tel: +255 754 333 550 Email: bookings@ndarakwai.com Web: www.ndarakwai.com

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Intimate Places has created a completely new look for its guest bedrooms at Mount Meru Game Lodge. All rooms have a veranda where guests can enjoy the peace of the surroundings, soak up the unique atmosphere and watch the animal and bird life.

Ndarakwai Camp consists of 15 spacious en-suite tents on a private ranch. With views of both Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru, the camp is nestled in a protected forest of towering fig and yellow-barked acacias.

MOUNT MERU HOTEL

NDUARA LOLIONDO

Location: Arusha Centre Kanisa Road, Sekei PO Box 2673 Tel: +255 27 254 5111 Fax: +255 27 254 5911 Email: info@mountmeruhotel.com Web: www.mountmeruhotel.com

Location: Serengeti

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Mount Meru Hotel lies in nine acres of lush landscape, surrounded by a diverse array of wildlife, set against the fertile slopes of the beautiful mountain. The hotel staff endeavour to ensure a rejuvenating and refreshing experience of African hospitality.

Loliondo is a tented camp with a difference. The lounge and dining tents reflect the nomadic culture, while the sleeping tents are decorated in a traditional Meru-style, furnished with bright textiles and warm textures. The en-suite bathrooms and bucket showers ensure guests are comfortable while still feeling just a little intrepid.

MULLERS MOUNTAIN LODGE

NDUTU SAFARI LODGE

Location: Lushoto, Usambara Mountains

Location: Serengeti

PO Box 34, Lushoto Tel: +255 78 231 5666 Email: info@mullersmountainlodge.co.tz Web: www.mullersmountainlodge.co.tz

PO Box 6084, Arusha Tel: +255 27 253 7014/15 Email: bookings@ndutu.com Web: www.ndutu.com

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Mullers Mountain Lodge goes the extra mile to make a stay not only relaxing and inspiring but fulfilling and peaceful as well. Up to 40 guests can be accommodated in stylish standard rooms and cottages with fireplaces and excellent views of the far side of the valley.

Ndutu Safari Lodge is situated in the south-east of the Serengeti ecosystem. Shaded by acacia trees, each of the cottages has a private veranda facing Lake Ndutu. Tucked well away from the busy tourist circuit, Ndutu offers peace and tranquillity far from the madding crowd.

NAURA SPRINGS HOTEL

NDUTU UNDER CANVAS TENTED CAMP

Location: Arusha Centre Nairobi Road, PO Box 7302 Tel: +255 27 205 0001/8 Fax: +255 27 205 0009/10 Email: naura@nauraspringshotel.com Web: www.nauraspringshotel.com

Location: Serengeti National Park

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Naura Springs Hotel caters for everyone, offering a vast range of accommodation, from standard, family and executive rooms to presidential suites.

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PO Box 681, Arusha Email: info@nomad-tanzania.com Web: www.nomad-tanzania.com

PO Box 8276, Arusha Tel: +255 68 911 1225 Email: reservations@tanganyikawildernesscamps.com Web: www.tanganyikawildernesscamps.com

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Guests at this camp, nestling between prime wildlife areas, have an opportunity to witness the Great Migration from December to March. The camp offers extraordinary comfort combined with the authenticity of nights spent in the African bush to create an unforgettable experience for all nature lovers.


THE NORTHERN SAFARI CIRCUIT

NGORONGORO SERENA SAFARI LODGE

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Ngorongoro Farm House, established in February 2003, offers spacious accommodation in 52 cottages, 49 standard rooms and three suite rooms. The house is built in the style of a colonial farm and rustically decorated with local materials in order to take guests on an imaginary journey to bygone days.

NIELEZE SERENGETI CAMP

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PO Box 8281, Arusha Tel: +255 68 911 1223 Email: reservations@tanganyikawildernesscamps.com Web: www.tanganyikawildernesscamps.com

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Location: Karatu/Ngorongoro

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NGORONGORO FARM HOUSE

Location: Serengeti National Park PO Box 23230, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 77 797 9667 Email: info@nieleze.com www.nieleze.com

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Nieleze Serengeti lies on the hills of Makoma, with spectacular views of the plains of Seronera and the famous Kopjes, rock formations which poke out of the grassy valley that usually host families of lion. Travellers can take in this sight while comfortably sitting on the patio of the tent or while riding an off-road vehicle.

Location: Ngorongoro Tel: +255 27 254 5555; 27 253 7053 Email: ngorongoro@serena.co.tz www.serenahotels.com

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Regularly voted one of the best hotels in the world, this unique lodge clings to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. The lodge is built from local river stone and camouflaged with indigenous vines. Designed to blend completely into the landscape, it is entirely invisible from the floor of the Crater 600 metres below.

NYSA LODGE

NGORONGORO SOPA LODGE

Location: Ngorongoro

Location: Ngorongoro Tel: +255 27 250 0630 Email: info@sopalodges.com www.sopalodges.com

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PO Box 113, Arusha Tel: +255 27 250 9850 Email: info@nysalodge.com Web: www.nysalodge.com

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Facing the always magnificent sunsets to the west, and located at the highest point on Ngorongoro crater’s entire rim, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge stands well over half a kilometre above the crater floor and offers unparalleled views across this enormous caldera.

Nsya Lodge is situated in Mto wa Mbu, on the doorstep of Lake Manyara National Park and only a stone’s throw from Tarangire Park and Ngorongoro Crater. Guests are guaranteed a warm welcome and a relaxing stopover. A dedicated team is on hand to provide great hospitality and service in order to cater for guests’ every need.

NGORONGORO WILDCAMP

OCTAGON LODGE Location: Karatu/Ngorongoro

Location: Ngorongoro Tel: +255 75 229 2266 Email: zarap@zaratours.com Web: www.zaraproperties.com

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PO Box 129, Karatu Tel: +255 78 785 8485 Email: sales@octagonlodge.com Web: www.octagonlodge.com

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Ngorongoro Wildcamp can be found on the side of the Ngorongoro Crater National Park in the Karatu area, just 140 km from Arusha. The mobile camp comprises 20 comfortable tents and a large dining tent. There is excellent service to accompany the outstanding views of the area.

Octagon Lodge is a small private lodge situated 20 minutes from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Gate. Ideal for visitors on a private vacation, it is set in colourful and exotic gardens and provides a perfect base for anyone visiting the northern parks of Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro.

NGURDOTO MOUNTAIN LODGE (IMPALA GROUP)

OLASITI LODGE

Location: Arusha Momella Road, PO Box 7302 Tel: +255 27 254 2217 Fax: +255 27 254 2227 Email: ngurdoto@thengurdotomountainlodge.com Web: www.thengurdotomountainlodge.com

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Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge is located in a coffee plantation with natural streams flowing through the property. Guests can enjoy magnificent views of the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro and the looming Mount Meru.

PO Box 8276 Tel: +255 689 111 227 Email: reservations@tanganyikawildernesscamps.com Web: www.tanganyikawildernesscamps.com

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This garden oasis is situated just 7 km from the central business district of Arusha. Yet guests can leave the busy roads behind to enjoy a lovely retreat with gardens, a relaxing swimming pool and spacious en-suite bedrooms. EXPLORE TANZANIA 2015-16

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This English-style camp near the Olduvai Gorge offers total comfort and isolation. With 17 tents and a terrace, the camp has a perfect location at the foot of a kopje. In the evening, guests are invited on a walk escorted by Maasai warriors to the top of a kopje to admire the great plains in the dying sunlight.

PALACE HOTEL ARUSHA Location: Arusha PO Box 372, Arusha Tel: +255 27 554 5800 Email: marketing@palacehotelarusha.com Web: www.palacehotelarusha.com

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PO Box 2231, Karatu Tel: +255 78 762 0611 Email: tanganyika@tanganyika.com Web: www.tanganyika.com

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Location: Ngorongoro

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OLDUVAI TENTED CAMP

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Location: Arusha outskirt

Usa River, Nairobi-Moshi Road Tel: +255 73 297 1667 Email: info@rivertrees.com Web: www.rivertrees.com

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Rivertrees offers tranquillity, ideal for deep relaxation after a long safari or a strenuous climb up Mount Kilimanjaro or Meru. Its 18 garden rooms, two hidden cottages and the River House are perfect for rejuvenation.

ROBANDA TENTED CAMP Location: Serengeti

PO Box 11297, Arusha Tel +255 27 250 6315/86 Email: marketing@moivaro.com Web: www.moivaro.com

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Uniquely refreshing in its approach, the Palace Hotel stands out as a remarkable adventure in hospitality. Set in an ideal landscape for history and art lovers, photographers and walkers, the hotel in every aspect takes full advantage of the city.

Robanda is a small and intimate camp offering a more personal service for guests who do not want to experience the hustle and bustle of larger camps. Each tent has a private veranda with an impressive view over the Serengeti plains, where herds of wildebeest and zebra can be seen.

PARKVIEW INN

ROIKA TARANGIRE TENTED LODGE

Location: Moshi/Kilimanjaro Aga Khan Road, PO Box 373, Moshi Tel: +255 27 275 0711; 27 275 1341 Fax: +255 27 275 0677 Email: info@pvim.com Web: www.pvim.com

Location: Tarangire

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Situated at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, Parkview Inn offers unmatched levels of quality and comfort. With a prime location in central Moshi, there is no better place to prepare yourself to climb Kili, relax after a rugged safari or assemble for a conference.

Sokoine Road, PO Box 14793, Arusha Tel: +255 27 250 9994; 75 400 1444 Email: reservation@tarangireroikatentedlodge.com Web: www.tarangireroikatentedlodge.com

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Located 125 km from Arusha town, Roika is easily reached by Dodoma Road. The lodge is nestled on the banks of Tarangire River only 5 km from the main entrance to Tarangire National Park. Each of the 21 luxury en-suite tents has a unique theme with beautifully handcrafted furniture.

PLANTATION LODGE Location: Karatu PO Box 34, Karatu Tel: +255 27 253 4405 Email: reservation@plantation-lodge.com Web: www.plantation-lodge.com

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Plantation Lodge rests on soft hills amid the vastness and silence of East Africa. Its individually furnished rooms and suites blend harmoniously with the flowering garden. This owner-run lodge has a personal atmosphere with unique furnishings and a great attention to detail. Plantation Lodge’s cordial service leaves no wish unfulfilled.

RHINO LODGE

RYAN’S BAY Location: Mwanza

Location: Ngorongoro PO Box 3052 Tel: +255 22 260 1747 Email: rhino@ngorongoro.cc Web: www.serengetinationalpark.com

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Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge offers the perfect base to explore the famous crater. Coming from the east, Rhino is the first lodge after entering the Ngorongoro Conservation Area through the Loduare Gate. The lodge was originally the home of the first Ngorongoro conservator and its developers have maintained its original rustic style.

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PO Box 1904, Station Road, Capri Point, Mwanza Tel: +255 28 254 2347 Email: manager@ryansbay.com Web: www.ryansbay.com

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Ryan’s Bay is luxurious yet affordable with 45 spacious rooms, four self contained service apartments and three suites, each with a private balcony. Accommodation options include luxury rooms and two suites which have their own private jacuzzi, balcony lounge and dining area, air conditioning, wireless internet and flat screen TVs.


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SANCTUARY KUSINI Location: Serengeti PO Box 427 Tel: +255 27 250 9817 Email: africa@sanctuaryretreats.com Web: www.sanctuaryretreats.com

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Location: Serengeti

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Salsalinero Hotel is just 40 minutes’ drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport and only 10 minutes from Moshi town. Its modern rooms are en-suite and equipped with every essential item, offering comfort like no other.

SERENGETI PIONEER CAMP

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PO Box 7611, Moshi Tel: +255 27 275 2240 Fax:: +255 732 972 864 Email: info@salsalinerohotel.com Web: www.salsalinerohotel.com

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Location: Moshi/Kilimanjaro

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SAL SALINERO HOTEL

99 Serengeti Road, PO Box 12814, Arusha Tel: +255 27 250 0630 Email: reservations@elewana.com Web: www.elewanacollection.com

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Paying homage to the mobile camps of the 1930s, a time when an African safari was truly a journey into the unknown, Pioneer Camp’s ‘zero footprint’ and close proximity to nature make for an unmistakably distinctive and individual holiday.

SERENGETI SAFARI CAMP Location: Serengeti

PO Box 681, Arusha Tel: +255 78 420 8846 Email: info@nomad-tanzania.com Web: www.nomad-tanzania.com

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Kusini is perfectly set in the remote southern part of the Serengeti, where its location was selected after much research by guides and local experts. It overlooks the plains where game are a common sight all year round. Kusini is the only permanent camp in this unspoilt and remote part of the Serengeti.

Each year, this little camp casts off from Lamai Serengeti and begins its own odyssey, covering hundreds of miles and moving every couple of months along a route that the herds have travelled for hundreds of years. The camp is effortlessly comfortable – a home from home and not about luxury for its own sake.

SANCTUARY SWALA

SERENGETI SERENA SAFARI LODGE

Location: Tarangire PO Box 427 Tel: +255 27 250 9817 Fax: 27 250 8273 Email: africa@sanctuaryretreats.com Web: www.sanctuaryretreats.com

Location: Serengeti

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PO Box 2551, Arusha Tel: +255 27 254 5555; 28 262 1507 Email: serengeti@serena.co.tz Web: www.serenahotels.com

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In the heart of Maasai country and a remote corner of the Tarangire Sanctuary, Swala offers a very exclusive safari experience. The picturesque landscape is filled with ancient baobab trees, ambling elephants and birds in flight. Built to the highest ecofriendly standards, this camp has a particularly low carbon footprint.

Set high on the saddle of a tree-clad ridge, commanding panoramic views across the Serengeti, this lodge is the ultimate fusion of traditional African architecture and world-class style. Winner of numerous awards from the world’s travel press, it is one of the finest venues the Serengeti has to offer.

SERENGETI KATI KATI MOBILE TENTED CAMP

SERENGETI SOPA LODGE

Location: Serengeti

Location: Serengeti

PO Box 8281, Arusha Tel: +255 68 911 1225 Email: reservations@tanganyikawildernesscamps.com Web: www.tanganyikawildernesscamps.com

PO Box 1823 Tel: +255 27 250 0630 Email: info@sopalodges.com Web: www.sopalodges.com

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A mobile tented camp located in Central Serengeti, strategically located to cover the vast Serengeti Plains. The camp offers comfortable accommodation and a unique opportunity to enjoy a real safari camp experience. The camp is only a two-hour scenic drive from Olduvai Gorge Museum and Grumeti River.

Serengeti Sopa Lodge allows its guests to experience magnificent sights and enjoy interaction with the land and animals difficult to find elsewhere, whilst at the same time enjoying the highest level of cuisine and hospitality.

SERENGETI MIGRATION CAMP

SERENGETI WILDCAMP

Location: Serengeti

Location: Serengeti

99 Serengeti Road, PO Box 12814, Arusha Tel: +255 27 250 0630 Email: reservations@elewana.com www.elewanacollection.com

PO Box 94 Tel: +255 75 229 2266 Email: zarap@zaratours.com Web: www.zaraproperties.com

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Serengeti Migration Camp is the embodiment of a ‘camp’ experience. Located next to the famous Grumeti River which is home to resident hippos that bark and wallow their days away, Serengeti Migration Camp has become synonymous with low-impact highaction game viewing in a landscape that is completely untouched.

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Serengeti Wildcamp is located in the central part of the Serengeti National Park in the Seronera area. This cosy mobile camp is made up of 18 comfortable tents and a large dining tent – perfect for socialising and relaxing after a day of trekking. EXPLORE TANZANIA 2015-16

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SHU’MATA CAMP Location: West Kilimanjaro PO Box 3171 Tel: +255 75 255 3456 Email: marlies@theafricanembassy.com Web: www.shumatacamp.com

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PO Box 20965, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 73 297 8879 Email: marketing@mbalimbali.com Web: www.mbalimbali.com

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Tarangire River Camp is set in 25,000 hectares of concession area. This land includes a branch of the Tarangire River itself, which the camp overlooks. Both the dining and lounge areas are married into a proper bonfire area and game viewing deck that also provide the same wonderful views.

TARANGIRE SAFARI LODGE Location: Tarangire

PO Box 2073, Arusha Tel: +255 27 254 4752 Email: tarangiresafarilodge@gmail.com Web: www.tarangiresafarilodge.com

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In the heart of traditional Maasai country, visitors can experience the romantic sunset of a region characterised by its elephant herds. Located in an archaic tribal area where wildlife coexists peacefully with the cattle of the Maasai, this camp pays homage to the old Hemingway style.

This lodge was the first to be built in Tarangire National Park. Since 1985 it has been owned and managed by the Simonson family. At the heart of the lodge is the impressive high thatched roof of the lounge, while the open design allows for a panoramic landscape view.

SILVER PALM HOTEL

TARANGIRE SOPA LODGE

Location: Arusha

Location: Tarangire

PO Box 398 Tel: +255 658 286 630 Email: silverpalmhotel@yahoo.com Web: www.silverpalmhotel.com

PO Box 1823, Arusha Tel: +255 27 250 0630 Email: info@sopalodges.com Web: www.sopalodges.com

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Conveniently located in the heart of the city, Silver Palm is only a short distance from the malls and main bus station. Affordable, modern and comfortable are the hallmarks of its 45 en-suite rooms.

Sopa Lodge is unfenced, thus allowing wild animals to come and go as they please. So visitors may wake up next to an elephant or two. Once inside the spacious room, guests can take in the views from the sheltered verandas.

SOROI SERENGETI LODGE

TARANGIRE TREETOPS Location: Tarangire

Location: Serengeti PO Box 20965, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 73 279 8879 Email: marketing@mbalimbali.com Web: www.mbalimbali.com

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PO Box 12814, Arusha Tel: +255 27 250 0630 Fax: +255 27 250 8245 Email: reservations@elewana.com Web: www.elewanacollection.com

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The newest lodge of the Mbali Mbali collection, Soroi is set on a natural plateau with views over the vast plains of Musabi. Its large open fireplace deck creates an inviting ambience, while tantalising meals are served from an open-plan kitchen or under the night sky. The very high standard of service adds to the delight of this tranquil spot.

Centred around a main lodge which encases a 1,000-year-old baobab tree, Tarangire Treetops consists of 20 rooms, all of which are elevated above the ground, offering views over the tops of surrounding marula and baobab trees.

SPRINGLANDS HOTEL

THE AFRICAN TULIP

Location: Moshi/Kilimanjaro Tembo Road, Pasua Area, Moshi Tel: +255 75 445 1000 Email: zarap@zaratours.com Web: www.zaraproperties.com

Location: Arusha Centre

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Springlands Hotel near Moshi is located on the southern slopes of Kilimanjaro and offers an ideal base for mountain walking trips and safaris to Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru and other wilderness areas in northern Tanzania. Springlands has a large swimming pool, a dining area set in pleasant gardens, and indoor and outdoor bars.

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Location: Tarangire

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For those anxious to see the amazing culture of local tribes, the lodge offers visits to authentic Maasai villages, where guests can encounter the cattle keepers and warriors. In the evenings, displays of traditional Maasai song, dance and music performance are organised in the lodge as well as wildlife talks, videos and film shows.

TARANGIRE RIVER CAMP

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Summit Centre, Sokoine Road, PO Box 2633, Tel: +255 27 254 4595 / 807 Fax: +255 27 254 8633 Email: res@hotelsandlodges-tanzania.com Web: www.hotelsandlodges-tanzania.com

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SERONERA WILDLIFE LODGE

44/1 Serengeti Road, PO Box 15171 Tel: +255 27 254 3004/5 Email: info@theafricantulip.com Web: www.theafricantulip.com

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The African Tulip is an elegant and charming luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of Arusha. A warm and friendly welcome awaits guests who want to experience the best of Tanzanian hospitality.


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Arusha Hotel has always played a role in Tanzania’s colourful history. After extensive renovation, the hotel is one of the leading and best-loved properties in Arusha town.

THE IMPALA HOTEL Location: Arusha Centre Old Moshi/Simeoni Rd, PO Box 7302 Tel: +255 27 254 3082 Fax: +255 27 254 3088/89 Email: impala@impalahotel.com Web: www.impalahotel.com

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THE OUTPOST

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PO Box 88 Tel: +255 27 250 7777 Email: reservations@thearushahotel.com Web: www.thearushahotel.com

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Location: Arusha Centre

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THE ARUSHA HOTEL

Location: Arusha

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37a Serengeti Rd, PO Box 11520 Tel: +255 27 254 8405 Email: reservations@outpost-lodge.com Web: www.outpost-lodge.com

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Outpost Lodge offers rustic, clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation. Guests can choose to stay in the popular garden bungalows, the original main house or the new double-storey block.

TINDIGA TENTED CAMP Location: Ngorongoro

PO Box 11297, Arusha Tel: +255 27 250 6315/86 Email: marketing@moivaro.com Web: www.moivaro.com

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Located only two minutes from the city centre and 10 minutes from Arusha Airport, The Impala is a gateway to all tourists attractions, from pristine beaches and the Zanzibar Islands to renowned game parks.

A beautiful and small traditional camp, ideally situated 1.5 km from the beautiful Lake Eyasi, Tindiga Tented Camp is situated on a hill overlooking the shrub land of the Eyasi ecosystem, with Mount Masumbuku in the west and the hills of the Ngorongoro area in the north, offering wonderful views.

THE MANOR NGORONGORO

TLOMA LODGE

Location: Ngorongoro

Location: Karatu/Ngorongoro

PO Box 12814, Arusha Tel: +255 27 250 0630 Email: reservations@elewana.com Web: www.elewanacollection.com

PO Box 8276, Arusha Tel: +255 75 423 6318 Email: reservations@tanganyikawildernesscamps.com Web: www.tanganyikawildernesscamps.com

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With 10 luxurious cottages and a magnificent main manor house, The Manor at Ngorongoro is one of the first safari lodges of its kind to blend East African hospitality with old-world Afro-European architecture and decor.

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The excellent location of Tloma Lodge, on the raised shoulder of a valley, offers breathtaking views over a coffee plantation and onwards to the eastern wall of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater.

WF KIBOKO LODGE Location: Arusha Tel: +255 757 790 066 Email: kibokolodge@watotofoundation.nl Web: www.kibokolodge.nl

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As part of the Watoto Foundation, Kiboko Lodge is one of the first in the world to be run by former street children, with all income going to projects that give children a future. Kiboko is a birdwatchers’ paradise with splendid views of Mount Meru and Kili.

WHISTLING THORN CAMP Location: Tarangire PO Box 11297, Arusha Tel: +255 27 250 6135/86 Email: marketing@moivaro.com Web: www.moivaro.com

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This small camp, run by the people of local Maasai villages, is definitely something out of the ordinary safari experience. Whistling Thorn Camp can accommodate up to 12 guests in six spacious canvas tents under permanent grass-thatched ramadas. Each tent has a writing desk and an en-suite bathroom with a hot shower. EXPLORE TANZANIA 2015-16

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THE SOUTHERN SAFARI CIRCUIT

get some excellent and uninterrupted

HEAD SOUTH FOR A QUIETER SAFARI EXPERIENCE

pictures. Moreover, the fact that Zanzibar and the beach resorts of Dar es Salaam are just a few hours away can help to make one’s trip to Tanzania as fulfilling as possible. After a challenging safari experience, what could be more refreshing than a dip in the clear Indian Ocean or a

and volcanoes of the northern circuit,

relaxing walk on the beach? With so

the topography of the southern circuit

many beautiful beaches and islands

consists of rugged stretches of land, with

within easy reach of Dar es Salaam, that

the coastline touching national parks

is never hard to arrange.

such as Saadani. As a result, visitors to the southern circuit have an opportu-

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The northern circuit is known for its

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variety and large numbers of wildlife.

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as exciting, with an animal population

nity to spot marine creatures as well as terrestrial animals.

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In that case, the southern safari circuit

of some 250 species and subspecies.

The southern circuit offers visitors the

is a smart choice. In contrast with

In addition, however, it offers plenty

chance of an exciting stay by offering a

popular places on the northern circuit

of privacy and space. Wildlife in the

range of activities in addition to game

such as Ngorongoro and Serengeti, the

southern circuit includes lion, cheetah,

viewing. At Saadani National Park

game reserves of the southern circuit

leopard, zebra, elephant, wildebeest,

visitors can go on a balloon safari to view

– Selous, Mikumi, Saadani and Ruaha

buffalo, hippo, giraffe, antelope,

the whole park and spot animals as they

– generally offer a quieter safari experi-

dik-dik, gazelle, eland, hyena and kudu.

make their way past the lush vegetation

ence. Here, guests can take their time to

Moreover, Selous National Park is a

of the game reserve. A walking safari

view the animals at their own pace and

great reserve in which to spot endan-

is another interesting option at almost

gered animals such as wild dogs, while

all the national parks in the southern

at Ruaha one can be lucky enough to

circuit. In addition, game reserves such

spot the greater kudu.

Mikumi, Selous and Saadani offer boat safaris where visitors can get a close-up

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view of marine mammals.

The topography and climate of the

The southern circuit embraces some of

southern circuit are in striking contrast

the biggest national parks in Africa and

to those to the north. While visitors to

aims to offer visitors a unique experi-

the northern circuit can expect to find

ence. There are fewer visitors to the

a drier and a relatively cooler climate,

southern circuit compared with the

the weather in south is generally hotter

north and this gives the game reserves

and more humid because of its proximity

a wilder and more natural feel, making

to the sea. In contrast to the smooth

each safari experience that much more

plains and the towering mountains

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With just six simple but luxurious guest tents set in this untouched frontier, Kwihala is close to perfection for safari enthusiasts. Kwihala prides itself on its high standard of guiding and the camp’s guides are renowned amongst safari enthusiasts for their intimate knowledge of nature and the particular wonders of Ruaha.

AUTHENTIC TANZANIA RUAHA CAMP Location: Ruaha National Park PO Box 23253, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 78 601 9965 Email: info@authentictanzania.com Web: www.authentictanzania.com

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Location: Selous

Tel: +255 22 261 8057 Email: info@jimbizalodges.com Web: www.jimbizaselous.com

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Jimbiza Lodge aims to offer good value and great service with various accommodation on offer. The professional staff, clean rooms with views over the Rufiji River and exciting excursions on the river and in the Game Reserve make for an excellent holiday

JONGOMERO CAMP Location: Ruaha National Park PO Box 1192, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 22 212 8485 Email: reservations@selous.com Web: www.selous.com

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The focus of this camp is to encourage guests to embrace the Tanzania wilderness by taking travellers deep into the bush to a private campsite where there is no option but to awaken the senses and appreciate the unique natural environment of southern Tanzania.

Jongomero comprises luxurious tented suites, built on raised wooden platforms under thatched roofs that also encompass a private veranda which overlooks the riverbed. Snuggle under warm quilts in a dhow wood emperor bed and fall asleep to the hum of Africa and wake up in the morning to animals ambling past.

AUTHENTIC TANZANIA SELOUS CAMP

KIGELIA CAMP

Location: Selous

Location: Ruaha National Park

PO Box 23253, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 78 601 9965 Email: info@authentictanzania.com Web: www.authentictanzania.com

PO Box 681, Arusha Tel: +255 73 297 8879 Email: info@nomad-tanzania.com Web: www.nomad-tanzania.com

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Selous private camp has all the comforts of a permanent camp including en suites, hot water showers and luxurious meals but it also provides the excitement and interaction with the environment that only a night under canvas safari can offer. Authentic Tanzania Selous is exclusive and caters for families or groups of friends.

BEHO BEHO Location: Selous PO Box 2261, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 22 260 0352 Email: reservations@behobeho.com Web: www.behobeho.com

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Beho Beho’s stone thatched cottages are not only a refuge from the equatorial sun and bouncy seat of a game vehicle nor are they just for sleeping. The suites are designed to become private homes with individuality. The open lounges and cocktail bar provide a sophisticated setting for relaxation while the swimming pool is ideal to cool off.

HONDO HONDO UDZUNGWA FOREST CAMP Location: Udzungwa Mountains PO Box 34514, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 75 884 4228 Email: info@udzungwaforestcamp.com Web: www.udzungwaforestcamp.com

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Hondo Hondo’s lush green grounds are on the border of the pristine rainforest and offer excellent views of the forest canopy. The forest is home to a number of primate species including the endemic Udzungwa Red Colobus, the Sanje Crested Mangebey, and the Black and White Colobus.

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JIMBIZA LODGE

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Po Box 1111, Arusha Tel: +255 73 650 0515 Email: reservations@asiliaafrica.com Web: www.asiliaafrica.com

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A grove of Kigelia is home to this simple tented camp. The newest member of the Nomad portfolio, guests fall in love with this camp because of it’s location in the best game area of Ruaha National Park. It’s the perfect spot from which to explore.


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LAKE MANZE TENTED CAMP Location: Selous PO Box 3052, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 22 260 1747 Email: info@ed.co.tz Web: www.lakemanze.com

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Kisampa’s eco friendly lodge is simple yet comfortably rustic, underscoring the camp’s desire to leave minimal human footprint in this pristine area. There are six thatched bungalows at Kisampa, each with a hand-crafted double bed and hammocks. Each bungalow has its own private bathroom set into the surrounding bush.

MUFINDI HIGHLAND LODGE

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Tel: +255 76 920 415 Email: info@afrikaafrikasafaris.com Web: www.afrikaafrikasafaris.com

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Location: Saadani National Park

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KISAMPA BUSH RETREAT

Location: Southern Highlands Tel: +255 71 323 7422 Email: info@tanzaniasafaris.com Web: www.mufindihighlandlodge.com

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Mufindi Highland Lodge was built in 1997 on 2000 acres of private estate. Surrounded by tea plantations, montane forest and rural villages, the area is away from any tourist route and maintains a natural charm. Meats, dairy products and organically grown vegetables are all produced on the working farm.

MWAGUSI CAMP

Location: Ruaha National Park

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PO Box 84, Mufindi Email: info@mwagusicamp.com Web: www.mwagusicamp.com

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12 Meru style walk-in tents, each with twin or double beds, flush toilet, outdoor shower and private verandas, are perfectly situated to enjoy the morning ritual: elephants trampling across an old, well-worn elephant trail in front of the camp towards the river.

Started initially as a temporary fly-camp, Mwagusi has grown and developed over the years into a unique camp with a friendly and peaceful atmosphere. Each element of the camp has been carefully thought-out and designed to be original and different from any other, with personal touches and a close attention to detail.

MDONYA OLD RIVER CAMP

NASHERA HOTEL

Location: Ruaha

Location: Morogoro

PO Box 3052, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 22 260 1747 Email: info@ed.co.tz Web: www.mdonya.com

Po Box 237, Morogoro Tel: +255 23 261 3932 Email: info@nasherahotels.com Web: www.nasherahotels.com

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At Mdonya visitors never feel like an intruder. Consciously designed to remain simple and eco-friendly, the rustic setting of the camp makes travellers truly feel part of wilderness. 12 Meru-style walk-in tents are dotted along the riverbed, shaded by layered canopies of sycamore figs.

Experience the best in luxury business accommodation at the Nashera Hotel in Morogoro. The elegant hotel includes luxury rooms, a conference centre, a contemporary restaurant and bar, a butterfly swimming pool, fully equipped business centre, wireless internet access, parking, room service and concierge.

MIKUMI WILDLIFE CAMP

RUAHA RIVER LODGE

Location: Mikumi PO Box 2261, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 22 260 0352/ Email: reservations@mikumiwildlifecamp.com Web: www.mikumiwildlifecamp.com

Location: Ruaha National Park

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Tel: +255 71 323 7422 Email: info@tanzaniasafaris.com Web: www.ruahariverlodge.com

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Each of the en-suite bandas is accompanied by large verandas. All bandas can accommodate four people, in two separate rooms, making it convenient and friendly for families. The bandas, as well as the lounge, dinning-area and bar, overlook the well attended waterholes in front of the camp.

Ruaha River lodge one of the only lodges in the Ruaha, consisting of 24 stone chalets stretching along the river bank. Each chalet has a large veranda, while the huge interiors feature a sitting area, writing desk, a large bathroom and twin or double beds.

MIVUMO RIVER LODGE

RUFIJI RIVER CAMP

Location: Selous PO Box 2551, Arusha Tel: +255 27 254 5555 Email: mivumo@serena.co.tz Web: www.serenahotels.com

Location: Selous Game Reserve

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Overlooking the Rufiji River, the camp’s central dining room, lounge, library and bar each have their own thatched chalets, which are interconnected by broad wooden walkways offering excellent views of the hippos and elephants of the riverbank. High on the river bank is a spectacular ‘infinity’ pool and sun deck.

Tel: +255 71 323 7422 Email: info@tanzaniasafaris.com Web: www.rufijirivercamp.com

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Rufiji River Camp was redesigned in 2009 to compliment its perfect location on a promontory in the river bank. Built by local craftsmen, the camp combines Makuti palm roofs with Selous paving stones to create a beautiful and comfortable accommodation. The shaded swimming pool is a great way to cool off between safari activities. EXPLORE TANZANIA 2015-16

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Built on two hills with stunning views, Sable has six cottages, a two-storey villa and five tented rooms including two honeymoon suites. Relax for a drink in the “Landrover’s Return” pub before dinner and cool off after a game drive in the fresh water swimming pool. Take a stroll to the water hole and relax in the hideout for the afternoon.

SELOUS IMPALA CAMP

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SABLE MOUNTAIN LODGE

Location: Selous Game Reserve PO Box 40569 Tel: +255 71 718 9167 Email: info@adventurecampstz.com Web: www.adventurecampstz.com

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Impala Camp was set up by Gillie Zanacchi and his wife Tessa as a retreat where they could take their friends to enjoy the animals and the bush. Impala camp is one of the smallest in the Selous, with only eight camouflaged tents, discreetly spaced apart and overlooking the river or a lagoon.

SELOUS KINGA LODGE Location: Selous

PO Box 71485, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 68 699 6444; 22 213 5751 Fax: +255 22 213 5751 Email: info@selouskingalodge.com Web: www.selouskingalodge.com

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Kinga Lodge is another reason to visit the magical southern Tanzania. This retreat is exclusively positioned on the banks of the Rufiji River with the Selous Game Reserve as its next door neighbour. The lodge aims to provide a memorable experience filled with adventurous moments by the day and romantic relaxing ambiance by night.

SANCTUARY SAADANI RIVER LODGE

SELOUS MBEGA CAMP

Location: Saadani National Park

Location: Selous

PO Box 106726, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 71 355 5678 Email: africa@sanctuaryretreats.com Web: www.sanctuaryretreats.com

PO Box 23443, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 22 265 0250 Email: info@selous-mbega-camp.com Web: www.selous-mbega-camp.com

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Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge is a new river retreat, hidden within the trees bordering the Wami River. The views from the lodge allow guests to watch the local wildlife while enjoying breakfast, lunch and dinner. The lodge offers guests a range of activities including game drives and river excursion as well as massages at the in-house spa.

The Selous Mbega Camp is situated in its own forest reserve. Built in 2000, it is one of the original camps set up along the mighty Rufiji River, offering boat safaris, walking Safaris and game drives as well as cultural trips to the Mloka village. Fishing excursions on the Rufiji River can also be arranged.

SANCTUARY SAADANI SAFARI LODGE

SELOUS MBUYU SAFARI CAMP

Location: Saadani National Park PO Box 106726, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 71 355 5678 Email: africa@sanctuaryretreats.com Web: www.sanctuaryretreats.com

Location: Rufiji River

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Tel: +255 22 213 9250 Email: sales@selousmbuyusafaricamp.com Web: www.selousmbuyusafaricamp.com

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Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge is located on the southern border of Saadani National Park; where it is possible to experience untouched East Africa combined with the beauty of the Indian Ocean. The lodge’s suites each open on to the sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean with verandas overlooking the Saadani National Park.

The camp’s solar powered tents are individually named after the Africa Football Cup of Nations teams, from Angola to Zambia, and are fully equipped with modern eco technology. Camp activities include walking trials, cycling, swimming, a mini gym and three types of safari excursion.

SAND RIVERS SELOUS

SELOUS SERENA CAMP

Location: Selous

Location: Selous

PO Box 681, Arusha Tel: +255 78 420 8846 Email: info@nomad-tanzania.com Web: www.nomad-tanzania.com

PO Box 11297 Tel: +255 27 250 6135/86 Email: selous@serena.co.tz Web: www.serenahotels.com

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As well as trekking and safaris guests quickly realise that a few hours spent relaxing on the verandahs of their open-fronted rooms at the Sand Rovers Selous, or cooling off in the pool, surrounded by Kingfishers and Bee Eaters, listening to the grunts of hippos on the river, can be time equally well spent.

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Set amid dense indigenous forests the Selous Serena Camp is the ultimate wilderness retreat. With 360 degree views over the surrounding bush, the tents are presented with elegant Victorian-styled bathrooms, crystal chandeliers, elegant rosewood furniture, opulent rugs and private viewing decks.


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SIWANDU Location: Selous Game Reserve PO Box 1192, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 22 212 8485 Email: reservations@selous.com Web: www.selous.com

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The Selous is probably Africa’s least known protected area, rich in game and varied habitat. Visitors to Selous experience unique game viewing away from the crowds, off the beaten track. The camp is set along the edges of the meandering Rufiji River. As a small camp, Selous Wilderness offers intimacy and exclusivity to its guests.

TAN-SWISS LODGE/ RESTAURANT

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PO Box 55, Mikumi, Morogoro Tel: +255 75 519 1827; 787 191 827 Email: info@tan-swiss.com Web: www.tan-swiss.com

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Food lovers will enjoy the originally decorated restaurant and the comprehensive a la carte menu which offers a wide variety of international and traditional dishes and delicious desserts. The family-owned lodge has a unique Tanzanian charm offering single, double and triple accommodation in the inviting guest houses or cosy bungalows.

TENT WITH A VIEW Location: Saadani National Park PO Box 40525, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 22 211 0507 Email: info@tentwithaview.com Web: www.saadani.com

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Spaced along the lakeshore, Siwandu’s octagonal tents ensure maximum privacy but also enable guests every opportunity to soak up the sights and sounds of Selous, gazing upon the animals as they saunter past. Sit with a cup of tea at sunrise watching the bush come to life, or relax with a gin and tonic as the bush blushes under sunset.

Tent With A View is a unique combination of wild Africa and barefoot luxury. Beautifully designed accommodation, miles of untouched fine white sandy beaches and the knowledge that elephants may have knocked down the coconut trees behind your rooms during the night ensure an experience that you will not find anywhere else.

STANLEY’S KOPJE

UTENGULE COFFEE LODGE Location: Mikumi

Location: Mikumi National Park Tel: +255 71 323 7422 Email: info@tanzaniasafaris.info Web: www.stanleyskopje.com

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Stanley’s Kopje enjoys a nearby water hole encourages game close to the Camp and the Mwanamboga area is generally perceived to be a great game viewing area in the park. The Camp is named after the explorer Morten Stanley, who led an expedition through Mikumi National Park and right past the location of the Camp.

PO Box 139, Mbeya Tel: +255 75 302 0901 Email: utengule@iwayafrica.com Web: www.riftvalley-zanzibar.com

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Utengule Coffee Lodge provides an oasis of calm on the slopes of the mighty Mbeya range in Southern Tanzania. In terraced gardens on an estate famous for its gourmet coffee, the lodge has 16 rooms with en-suite facilities, the most luxurious have open glass frontages and large balconies overlooking the pool and the Rift Valley.

UDZUNGWA FALLS LODGE Location: Udzungwa Falls Lodge PO Box 261 Tel: +255 68 546 4705 Email: info@udzungwafallslodge.com Web: www.udzungwafallslodge.com

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Set up as a romantic weekend escape and a magnificent family vacation getaway, the lodge has been carefully constructed to cause minimal impact on the surrounding Udzungwa Forest. The Shoteramotu conference hall has a delegate capacity of 80-100.

VUMA HILLS Location: Mikumi PO Box 139, Mbeya Tel: +255 71 323 7422 Email: info@tanzaniasafaris.info Web: www.vumahills.com

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Sleeping under canvas at Vuma is a far cry from the discomfort usually associated with camps. The 16 Vuma Hills tents are comfortably furnished, complete with shaded wooden veranda at the front and en suite bathroom facilities at the back there is not much more to be asked for. EXPLORE TANZANIA 2015-16

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RELAXING BEACHES, INTRIGUING HISTORY, VIBRANT CITY LIFE

he coastal city of Dar es Salaam and the adjoining beaches are sometimes

overlooked as a tourist destination. Many visitors see Dar es Salaam as a quiet stopover en route to destinations such as Zanzibar or they go to Arusha and make their way to the northern safari circuit. But the coast of Tanzania has beautiful beaches and historical sites that offer a perfect place to unwind after a safari trip as well as allowing visitors to add to their knowledge of history.

CULTURE Dar es Salaam, the economic hub of Tanzania, is also one of the fastestgrowing cities in Africa. Dar es Salaam. It is a popular transit point for visitors coming to Tanzanian for a safari or to relax on the beaches of Zanzibar. They usually stay in Dar es Salaam for just a day or two before moving on to other tourist spots. In fact, however, Dar es Salaam is a great place to explore and learn more about Swahili culture. From sampling the delicious street food to taking a stroll in the heart of the city to experiencing pts

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a place to be explored. The city is also

Africa. The merchants and traders who

nautical adventure and lay down some

a melting pot for a variety of races and

came here from Arabia and India and

great memories – or simply to spend a

cultures. With so many expatriates and

elsewhere have made a lasting impact on

lazy weekend on the beach.

visitors from around the world, Dar es

the cultural history of the town.

Salaam will always make you feel at

Dar es Salaam and the nearby beaches Places such as Bagamoyo, Pangani and

offer a great opportunity to have fun

Dar es Salaam itself offer a narrative of

while still remaining close to the city.

INTRIGUING HISTORY

the history of this region and of the trav-

If you’re looking for a quiet weekend

ellers, traders and explorers who have

getaway or a short holiday on the

The coastal circuit not only has a series

come here from every part of the world

beach, a visit to Bagamoyo or the

of wonderful beaches but also possesses

and continue to do so.

resorts towards Kunduchi is well worth

a rich history. Evidence of the settlers, explorers and merchants who came via the coastal routes can be found here in the form of historical buildings and items of culture.

considering.

BEACHES AND WATER SPORTS The beaches along the coastal circuit of Tanzania can be seen either as an

The town of Bagamoyo, recently declared

ideal place to relax and get a tan or an

a World Heritage Site, has a history

opportunity to enjoy a range of water

dating back to the 18th century. As a

sports such as scuba diving, snorkelling,

centre of the slave trade in the 19th

kite surfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing

century, Bagamoyo was regarded as one

and jet skiing. The beaches of Tanzania

of the most important trading places in

are the perfect place to experience a

MUST VISIT PLACES IN DAR ES SALAAM OYSTER BAY A good place to try local snacks like mohogo (cassava) with spicy kachumbari (salad) and mishkaki (skewered meat) while sitting on the shore and enjoy the coastal winds touch your face. KARIKOO MARKET Africa’s largest open-air market is the ideal place to shop for bargains. KIVOKONI FISH MARKET Fresh catches from the ocean are sold here daily at low, low prices. A ‘must’ for seafood lovers.

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WELLWORTH

GROUP EMBRACES TOP HOTELS AND ENTERPRISES

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he Dar es Salaam-based Wellworth

Wild entertainment and leisure complex,

Group owns a number of hotels and

also located at Kunduchi.

tourism-related enterprises and is also involved in a wide range of investments in Tanzania.

NEW PROPERTIES In addition, Wellworth is involved in

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a range of planned and new properties – Hotel Agip, Whispering Palms

just north of Dar es Salaam, the recently

Resort, Ngorongoro Lake Masek Lodge,

refurbished and upgraded five-star,

Oldenai Ngorongoro Mountain Lodge,

158-room Kunduchi Beach Hotel &

Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge and

Resort, the 48-apartment Kunduchi

the Embassy Hotel – as well as Overland

Beach Resort Apartments, the magnifi-

Africa Tours & Safaris.

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oastal Travels is a travel agency

Mount Kilimanjaro, Lake Manyara, Mafia,

specialising in the creation of custom-

Mikumi, Ngorongoro, Pemba, Ruaha,

made tour and safari packages.

the Selous Game Reserve, the Serengeti, Tanga and Zanzibar.

As an affiliate of Coastal Aviation, Coastal Travels provides full booking and ticketing services to regional destinations such as

AFFORDABLE Through its close ties to Coastal Aviation

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and its excellent relationship with Tanzania’s best lodges and resorts, the

Whether guests are travelling on a

company is able to offer a comprehen-

budget or seeking a luxury Tanzanian

sive range of affordable tours and safaris

vacation, Coastal Travels is available

to all the national parks, Zanzibar, beach

to listen to the needs and desires of

resorts, mountain lodges, secluded

its clients and respond with specially

island resorts and other areas of interest.

packaged options.


SEA CLIFF COURT

LUXURY APARTMENTS ON PENINSULA

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ea Cliff Court, on the Msasani Penin-

All interiors are decorated in modern

sula, has 68 luxury air conditioned

Afro-influenced design and influenced

apartments consisting of 44 studios, 12

by national art. All artwork on display is

one-bedroom apartments and 12 two-

locally crafted by hand.

bedroom apartments. Each has a kitchen which can be equipped for self-catering on request.

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SEAFOOD The Havana CafĂŠ serves tapas dishes, sangria pitchers and paella as well as a selection of lighter meals and grill choices, plus pizza, pasta and fresh seafood.

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Guests can choose between standard

the city, Southern Sun Dar es Salaam

and executive rooms or suites, each

offers exceptional hospitality and service

offering all away-from-home amenities.

in beautiful surroundings. When it comes to dining, the hotel

GARDENS

offers a varied menu to appeal to all

With the exotic botanical gardens

local Tanzanian and modern cuisine.

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tastes including a delicious fusion of Other hotel facilities include free Wi-Fi,

and commercial districts just down

24-hour room service, a fully equipped

the road, both business and leisure

gym, outdoor pool, gift shop, full

travellers can enjoy a range of modern

business centre and an on-site travel

facilities and services combined with

agency.

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ATRIUMS HOTEL Location: Dar es Salaam Centre PO Box 7534, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 22 277 4664 Email: atriums@atriumshotel.co.tz Web: www.atriumshotel.co.tz

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Accomondia Hotel has 90 rooms of three standards to suit all needs, from single to double and executive suites. All rooms offer air conditioning, internet, satellite TV, safes, a laundry service and en-suite amenities. Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, Accommondia is designed with comfort in mind.

BEST WESTERN PLUS COLOSSEUM

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PO Box 69074, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 68 872 8311 Email: sales@accomondiahotel.com Web: www.accomondiahotel.com

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ACCOMONDIA HOTEL

Location: Dar es Salaam centre PO Box 80194, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 22 211 0629 Web: www.bestwestern.com

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Best Western Plus Colosseum is the perfect business and traveller hotel. The new hotel is located just minutes from the Milimani Convention Centre and 12 km from the airport. Stay in one of the most comfortable beds in the capital, and enjoy the hotel’s two restaurants, the rooftop swimming pool, spa and fully equipped gym.

BEST WESTERN CORAL BEACH HOTEL Location: Msasani Peninsula, Dar es Salaam Plot 956/1412, Coral Lane, Masaki Tel: +255 22 260 1928 Email: gm@coralbeach-tz.com Web: www.coralbeach-tz.com

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Offering stylish hospitality with modern amenities, Atriums is an exceptional hotel. Whether travelling to Dar es Salaam on business or simply for a vacation, guests will experience impeccable service. Business travellers will appreciate the onsite business centre, while others can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre.

Best Western Coral Beach Hotel is an exotic East African haven with 62 guest rooms and suites, some with ocean views and balconies. It has elegant decor and modern amenities including luxurious posturepedic beds. For travellers on business or vacation, Best Western is the ideal choice for luxury lodgings. Bookings online are easy and secure.

BAHARI PORI BANDAS

BEST WESTERN PLUS PENINSULA HOTEL

Location: Tanga

Location: Dar es Salaam centre

PO Box 109, Pangani Tel: +255 75 407 3573 Email: info@baharipori.com Web: www.baharipori.com

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Bahari Pori Bandas is bound to appeal to lovers of nature, birdwatching and good food. The resort has seven luxury tents, a small cottage, a camping area and a pool. The Italian owners have invested a lot in the restaurant, creating a wonderful menu with fresh ingredients and pizzas baked in a wood-burning oven.

Stay at the Best Western Plus Peninsula Hotel and enjoy top accommodation in a comfortable, boutique setting. Situated near the beach, safari parks, Julius Nyerere International Airport and prominent corporate attractions, the hotel provides an exceptional location.

BAGAMOYO BEACH RESORT

BLUE PEARL HOTEL & APARTMENTS

Location: Bagamoyo

Location: Dar es Salaam Outskirts

PO Box 250, Bagamoyo Tel: +255 23 244 0083 Email: bbr@baganet.com Web: www.bagamoyo.org

PO Box 4868, Morogoro Road, Ubungo Plaza Tel: +255 22 246 1130/1/2 Email: info@bluepearlhoteltz.com Web: www.bluepearlhoteltz.com

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This French-run hotel can accommodate up to 45 people in luxury en-suite rooms. The hotel’s Makuti Restaurant serves delicious dishes on the beach front. The hotel’s Sport and Excursion Centre offers a wide range of activities including boat trips to a coral reef and to the island of Zanzibar.

The Blue Pearl Hotel & Apartments has a large array of air conditioned conference and banqueting rooms. This premier conference destination can offer full conference facilities, including food and beverage catering, event planning, interior decoration and conference lodging at competitive prices.

BEST WESTERN ATLANTIS HOTEL

CAPRICORN BEACH RESORT

Location: Dar es Salaam Centre

Location: Tanga

PO Box 38003 Oysterbay Tel: +25522 2664591 Email: info@atlantishotel.co.tz Web: www.atlantishotel.co.tz

PO Box 5861 Tel: +255 78 463 2529 Email: capricornbeachcottages@gmail.com Web: www.capricornbeachcottages.com

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Located in the peaceful Oyster Bay area, on the Msasani Peninsula, the Atlantis Hotel provides stylish en-suite accommodation with balconies. The Raindrop Spa is located on the top floor of the hotel. With its trickling stone fountain, candles and statues of Buddha, the spa offers a perfect ending to the working business day.

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Capricorn Beach Cottages are located on a beautiful and serene stretch of the Swahili coast, south of Tanga and north of Pangani. Three spacious cottages are situated in a tropical garden overlooking the Indian Ocean. Each comes with a fully equipped kitchen, hot water, large shower, king-sized bed, veranda and outdoor patio. EXPLORE TANZANIA 2015-16

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DAR ES SALAAM SERENA HOTEL Location: Dar es Salaam Centre Ohio Street, PO Box 791, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 22 211 2416 Email: daressalaam@serena.co.tz Web: www.serenahotels.com

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Location: Dar es Salaam

PO Box 42771, Livingstone and Amani Street, Dar es Salaam Phone: +255 22 218 1462 Email: livingstonehotel@formula-10.com Web: www.livingstone-tz.com

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With a convenient location near the Zanzibar ferry and the airport, Formula 10 is an excellent option for those looking to experience Tanzania’s famous beaches, markets, and attractions. Guests can choose between standard, superior and deluxe accommodation. All rooms are equipped with cable TV, air conditioning and private bathrooms.

GOLDEN TULIP

Location: Dar es Salaam Centre Toure Drive Msasani Peninsula PO Box 6300 Tel: +255 22 260 0288 Email: enquiries@goldentuliptanzania.com Web: www.goldentulipdaressalaam.com

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An oasis of luxury in the heart of the city, the elegant Dar es Salaam Serena enjoys a high-profile clientele and regularly plays host to international events. Encircled by tropical gardens and just minutes from the sweep of Indian Ocean beaches, the hotel offers a unique mix of pan-African style and world-class professionalism.

Golden Tulip Dar es Salaam has 84 unique rooms as well as four executive suites, two diplomatic suites and one presidential suite. All rooms and suites have an ocean view with private balcony and offer all the comforts expected of an international hotel on the East African coast.

DENFRANCE HOTEL

HOLIDAY INN

Location: Dar es Salaam Outskirts

Location: Dar es Salaam Centre

Sinza, PO Box 75479, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 22 246 1920 Email: denfrancehotel@yahoo.com Web: www.denfrancehotel.co.tz

PO Box 3222, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 22 213 9250 Email: gm@holidayinn.co.tz Web: www.holidayinn.co.tz

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Located away from the bustle of Dar es Salaam, the Denfrance Hotel is in the heart of Sinza, 14 km from Julius Nyerere International Airport. The hotel has 33 rooms including six executive, six deluxe and 21 standard rooms.

Holiday Inn is the perfect place to stay not only while on holiday but for business meetings, conferences and to celebrate special events as well. Its rooftop restaurant, state-of-the-art conference suites and lavishly designed rooms all combine to make this a spectacular hotel.

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON OYSTER BAY

HOTEL SAPPHIRE

Location: Msasani Peninsula, Dar es Salaam

Location: Dar es Salaam

Slipway Road, Msasani Peninsula, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 22 221 0000 Web: www.doubletree.hilton.com

PO Box 20009, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 22 213 5300 Email: info@hotelsapphiretz.com Web: www.hotelsapphiretz.com

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Located in the most affluent area of the city, Doubletree by Hilton is an oceanfront property offering bay views located close to embassies and international companies. Guests can unwind in contemporary designed rooms and enjoy freshly brewed coffee at Piano or a tasty burger and beer at Peninsula, the trendy bar and restaurant.

Hotel Sapphire is a contemporary and vibrant three-star hotel located in the centre of Dar es Salaam just a few minutes’ drive from the international airport and within a major commercial shopping area. This splendid hotel caters for all types of visitors and offers great value for money. Suitable for Business, Leisure & Family clientele.

FISH EAGLE POINT

HOTEL SOUTH BEACH RESORT

Location: Tanga

Location: Kigamboni, Dar es Salaam

PO Box 723, Tanga Tel: +255 78 434 6006 Email: reservations@fisheagle point.co Web: www.fisheaglepoint.com

PO Box 3034 Tel: +255 76 342 8794 Email: info@southbeachresort-tz.com Web: www.southbeachresort-tz.com

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Secluded and pristine, far from crowds and eco-friendly, Fish Eagle Point is one of Tanzania’s newest beach resorts with a difference. Accommodation ranges from the luxurious honeymoon suite, and the two-storey Bahari suites with fine views, to the Bahari and Fisherman’s cottages set on the beach front.

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Relaxation will not be a problem at this hotel, which offers the best of modern luxury with excellent facilities. The complimentary fitness club provides great facilities and includes the latest Technogym machines, fitness classes, a swimming pool and squash courts, while the spa imparts beauty treatments, massages and haircuts.

FORMULA 10 LIVINGSTONE HOTEL

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As one of Kigamboni’s most exquisite hotels, South Beach Resort has an exclusive location on the oceanfront in Dar es Salaam overlooking a pristine ribbon of powdery sand and aquamarine water. The resort offers an array of water sports and leisure activities as well as the only swimming pool in South Beach.


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HOTEL WHITE SANDS Location: Kunduchi, Dar es Salaam PO Box 3030, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 22 264 7020/4 Email: reservations@hotelwhitesands.com Web: www.hotelwhitesands.com

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Hotel Slipway is ideally located on the Msasani peninsula overlooking Msasani Bay just 7 km from Dar city centre. It offers excellent value for money in this upmarket neighbourhood. The hotel provides everything a traveller could wish for.

KEYS HOTELS MBOKUMU

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PO Box 105653, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 22 260 0893 Email: reception@hotelslipway.com Web: www.hotelslipway.com

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HOTEL SLIPWAY

Location: Dar es Salaam Centre PO Box 933, Moshi Tel: +255 27 275 2250 Email: info@keys-hotel-tours.com Web: www.keys-hotel-tours.com

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Mbokomu Road is a new and modern tourist hotel situated along Mbokomu Road in an area where the snow of Mount Kilimanjaro can be easily seen. The accommodation ranges from 20 elegant en-suite rooms and 15 cottages to 30 economy rooms and private campsites.

KEYS HOTELS URU ROAD Location: Dar es Salaam Centre PO Box 933, Moshi Tel: +255 27 275 2250 Email: info@keys-hotel-tours.com Web: www.keys-hotel-tours.com

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Hotel White Sands offers a range of accomodation, from standard sea-facing twin and double rooms to studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom luxury apartments. The resort has much to offer, with three restaurants, a gym, a conference centre, a swimming pool and spa, a private beach, a water amusement park and scenic boat trips.

Uru Road is a cosy hotel with friendly and professional staff offering a range of personalised services. The bar provides beverages of all kinds while the restaurants, barbecues and buffet breakfasts keep stomachs happy. The swimming pools have their own pool bar for extra relaxation.

HYATT REGENCY DAR ES SALAAM

KIJONGO BAY BEACH RESORT

Location: Dar es Salaam Centre PO Box 9574, Kivukoni St Tel: +255 764 70 1234 Fax: +255 22 212 0777 Email: daressalaam.kilimanjaro@hyatt.com Web: www.daressalaam.kilimanjaro.hyatt.com

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PO Box 122, Pangani Tel: +255 78 705 5575/9 Email: info@kijongobayresort.com Web: www.kijongobayresort.com

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Guests at the Hyatt Regency can expect to find some of the most relaxing, comfortable and amenity-rich accommodation in Dar es Salaam or, indeed, in Tanzania. Guests can make their choice between beautifully decorated standard or view rooms, a spacious Regency club room and a very luxurious suite.

Guests are guaranteed a peaceful and relaxing vacation at Kijongo Bay Beach Resort, whether staying in the two-storey villas or the cosy Boma House bungalow. This resort highlights the best of Pangani as the raw beauty of the coastline captures the hearts and imagination of visitors.

JANGWANI SEA BREEZE RESORT

KILWA SEAVIEW RESORT

Location: Kunduchi, Dar es Salaam

Location: Kilwa Masoko

PO Box 3222, Dar Es Salaam Tel: +255 78 680 0960 Email: reservations@jangwaniseabreezeresort.co.tz Web: www.jangwaniseabreezeresort.com

PO Box 100, Kilwa Masoko Bay Tel: +255 23 201 3064 Email: info@kilwa.net Web: www.kilwa.net

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Jangwani’s 32 boutique rooms are located around a courtyard to guarantee peace and tranquillity. Residents have a choice of three pools including the activity pool, toddlers’ pool and courtyard pool. Jangwani arranges boat trips to neighbouring islands with great opportunities for swimming, fishing, snorkelling and diving.

Kilwa Seaview Resort is situated on a clifftop overlooking Kilwa Masoko Bay. The restaurant and bar have been built around an old baobab tree while the stone bandas, each with en-suite bathroom and a veranda, face the island of Kilwa Kisiwani with its 14th-century ruins. The resort’s sandy beach invites swimmers and snorkellers.

JB BELMONT HOTEL

KIPEPEO VILLAGE BEACH CAMP

Location: Dar es Salaam Centre PO Box 2879, Benjamin Mkapa Pension Towers Tel: +255 22 220 0060/1 Email: reservations@jbbelmonthotel.com Web: www.jbbelmonthotel.com

Location: Kigamboni, Dar es Salaam

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Located just 20 minutes from Dar es Salaam’s International airport, 10 minutes from the beach and ferries to the exotic spice island of Zanzibar, this hotel could not be better positioned for business and leisure needs.

PO Box 1520, Kigamboni Tel: +255 75 427 6178 Email: info@kipepeovillage.com Web: www.kipepeovillage.com

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Situated just behind Kipepeo Beach, Kipepeo Village is an ideal place to relax and enjoy nature. Its close proximity to town makes it an ideal place to recharge after a hard day in the hot city. All 20 bandas lie in the dense indigenous bush and are elevated in order to provide a fine view of the sea from the private verandas. EXPLORE TANZANIA 2015-16

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THE COASTAL CIRCUIT

LAZY LAGOON Location: Swahili Coast Lazy Lagoon Island, Bagamoyo Tel: +255 71 323 7422 Email: info@tanzaniasafaris.info Web: www.tanzaniasafaris.info

Location: Dar es Salaam Centre PO Box 9314, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 22 211 7050/1 Email: gm@newafricahotel.com Web: www.newafricahotel.com

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Visitors can escape the bustle of the city centre by staying in the soothing sanctuary of the New Africa Hotel. With four types of rooms to choose from, and all the amenities one could think of, guests can looking forward to a refreshing experience. Swimming pool, casino, bars and a fitness centre are there for guests to use and enjoy.

NEW PALM TREE VILLAGE Location: Bagamoyo

PO Box 211, Bagamoyo Tel: +255 23 244 0245 Email: info@palmtreevillage.com Web: www.bagamoyo.org

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Watch the local fishing fleet move slowly out to sea while waking up to another day of snorkelling over coral reefs, sailing on the Indian Ocean breezes, visiting historical sites or just soaking up the sun. Wind down to the sight of the returning fleet bringing in the catch for dinner – just another blissful day at Lazy Lagoon.

One of the many pleasures of New Palm Tree Village is the delicious food, with a multitude of organic produce on offer. The wonderful range of colours and flavours, together with the signature dishes, are really something to look forward to. The hotel has menus to suit the whole family, whatever the need.

LIVINGSTONE BEACH RESORT

OCEANIC BAY HOTEL

Location: Bagamoyo

PO Box 256, Bagamoyo Tel: +255 23 244 0181/83 Fax: +255 23 244 0196 Email: info@oceanicbay.com Web: www.oceanicbay.com

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Set amid evergreen gardens and overlooking the ocean, this resort has 138 sea-facing rooms, including 10 superior deluxe rooms, each with en-suite bathroom and a private balcony facing the beach front. The newly refurbished hotel offers a range of leisure and sporting activities to keep the whole family entertained.

NEW AFRICA HOTEL

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PO Box 361, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 22 265 0050 Email: info@kunduchi.com Web: www.kunduchi.com

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KUNDUCHI BEACH HOTEL & RESORT

Location: Bagamoyo

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Livingstone Resort offers a tranquil setting for a holiday filled with lazy, sun-drenched days. The resort has 40 en-suite rooms and offers personal attention and professional service. There is excellent accommodation for families, couples and honeymooners looking for a wonderful relaxing holiday on a beautiful beach.

Set in a beautiful tropical garden, this hotel has 86 superior rooms and six suites, all air conditioned and en-suite. Rooms face either the sea or the swimming pool. The hotel has a modern conference centre and facilities for banquets and leisure activities. Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner on their private terrace or balcony.

MKOMA BAY TENTED CAMP

PEACOCK HOTEL CITY CENTRE

Location: Pangani/Tanga

Location: Dar es Salaam Centre

PO Box 127 Tel: +255 78 428 3565 Email: mkomabay@gmail.com Web: www.mkomabay.com

PO Box 70270, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 22 211 4033 Email: info@peacock-hotel.co.tz Web: www.peacock-hotel.com

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For those seeing a unique destination for their next holiday, or just a weekend getaway, Mkoma Bay Tented Lodge is the perfect venue, offering relaxation and exceptional service. Mkoma Bay’s trademark is its luxury tented accommodation. For families or groups there is a larger, Swahili-style house.

Ideally situated in the heart of Dar es Salaam, Peacock Hotel offers a great location with excellent value. It is strategically located in the hub of the city’s business, financial, government, shopping, entertainment and educational sectors and within walking distance of boat services to Zanzibar.

MILLENNIUM SEA BREEZE RESORT

PEACOCK MILLENNIUM HOTEL

Location: Bagamoyo

Location: Dar es Salaam Centre

PO Box 155, Bagamoyo Tel: +255 75 455 6680 Email: reservation@millennium.co.tz Web: www.millennium.co.tz

PO Box 70270, Dar es Salaam Tel: + 255 22 277 3431 Email: info@peacock-hotel.co.tz Web: www.peacock-hotel.com

Millennium Sea Breeze Resort has a rich and fascinating past. The resort is an ideal starting point to discover the real East Africa, since Bagamoyo is a bridge to Zanzibar and the national parks and game reserves of the Southern Circuit. Millennium is also perfect for workshops, seminars, weddings and honeymoons.

Offering authentic Tanzanian hospitality, this hotel originally opened in 1992 and stands as one of the city’s premier hotels for both business and leisure travellers. Warm and personal staff are on hand to greet arriving guests at their own ‘home away from home’ in Dar es Salaam.

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Picnic Villa comprises 51 well furnished rooms of various sizes including standard suites, deluxe and super rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. Each room is spacious, well ventilated and extremely comfortable.

PROTEA HOTEL AMANI BEACH Location: Kigamboni, Dar es Salaam PO Box 542, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 782 41 00 33 Email: info@phamanibeach.com Web: www.proteahotels.com/amanibeach

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Amani Beach has 10 luxury beach bungalows overlooking the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. The grounds of the bungalows are alive with wildlife, and turtles have chosen to make their home on the unspoilt private beach. The hotel has two dining areas as well as a bio-farm and organic products.

RAS KUTANI

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PICNIC VILLA HOTEL

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THE COASTAL CIRCUIT

Location: Kigamboni, Dar es Salaam PO Box 1192, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 22 212 8485 Email: reservations@selous.com Web: www.selous.com

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Nestling between the deserted shore of the Indian Ocean and the quiet inlets of a freshwater lagoon lies Ras Kutani, only 25 km from Dar es Salaam. Accommodation consists of nine ocean-view beach cottages and four suites. There is also a bar, an open-air lounge perfect for evening cocktails and a spacious restaurant with terrace.

REGENCY PARK HOTEL Location: Dar es Salaam Centre PO Box 75788, Dar Es Salaam Tel: +255 22277 1183 Email: info@regencyparkhotel.co.tz Web: www.regencyparkhotel.co.tz

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Located in the heart of the Mikocheni Estate on old Bagamoyo Road, this cosy hotel is close to Dar es Salaam’s most vibrant and thriving shopping malls and arcades. From swimming lessons to three-course dinners, the Regency Park Hotel offers something for everyone.

PROTEA HOTEL COURTYARD Location: Dar es Salaam Centre PO Box 542, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 22 213 0130 Email: info@phcourtyard.com Web: www.proteahotels.com/courtyard

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Protea Hotel Courtyard is a three-star hotel providing affordable accommodation in Dar es Salaam. Located only 12 km from the airport, 3 km from the city centre and 500 metres from a tranquil beach, Protea Hotel Courtyard is one of the most preferred hotels for both corporate and leisure travellers.

PROTEA HOTEL OYSTER BAY

ROMBO GREENVIEW HOTEL

Location: Oyster Bay, Dar es Salaam

Location: Dar es Salaam Centre

PO Box 2158, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 22 266 6665 Email: info@phoysterbay.com Web: www.proteahotels.com/oysterbay

Shekilango Road PO Box 70508, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 22461042/3 Web: www.rombogreenviewhotel.com

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This four-star, all-suite hotel has a beautiful and spacious setting that offers visitors plenty of room in which to relax. With a large restaurant and sheesha bar, a private health club and conference facilities, the Protea Hotel Oysterbay offers the very best of accomodation in the area.

Situated close to the intersection of Shekilango Road and Morogoro Road, the Rambo Greenview Hotel lies 10 km from J.K. Nyerere International Aiport. The hotel offers competitive prices for single, standard, family and executive suites.

RAINBOW HOTEL

SEA CLIFF COURT HOTEL

Location: Dar es Salaam Centre

Location: Msasani Peninsula, Dar es Salaam

PO Box 78467, Morogoro Rd Tel: +255 22 212 0024 Fax: +255 22 212 0030 Email: info@rainbow-hoteltz.com Web: www.rainbow-hoteltz.com

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Each of the 75 spacious guest rooms features modern conveniences and everything is designed with total comfort in mind. The en-suite rooms offer the perfect experience for money-conscious visitors.

PO Box 3030, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 22 260 1968/7 Email: info@seacliffcourt.com Web: www.seacliffcourt.com

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The lavishly designed Sea Cliff Court is made up of 44 lavishly designed studios, 12 one-bedroom apartments and 12 two-bedroom apartments. A ‘must’ for guests is the newly opened Havana Café, serving authentic tapas dishes, endless pitchers of sangria and smoking-hot paella originating from Spain and South America. EXPLORE TANZANIA 2015-16

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THE COASTAL CIRCUIT

SOUTHERN SUN DAR ES SALAAM Location: Dar es Salaam Centre PO Box 80022, 1 Garden Avenue Tel: +255 22 213 7575 Email: adam.fuller@tsogosun.com Web: www.tsogosunhotels.com

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Southern Sun Dar es Salaam offers exceptional hospitality in an exotically elegant neighbourhood. Against a backdrop of beautiful botanical gardens, travellers can enjoy a host of modern facilities and services combined with old-world charm, thus adding a ‘wow’ factor to each stay.

Location: Tanga

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With 93 rooms, the Sea Cliff is surrounded by beautiful gardens. For guests requiring that extra touch, the hotel has 11 executive suites and a presidential suite. Sea Cliff is more than just a place to sleep, however, offering restaurants, a bar, a lounge, a jeweller’s, a casino, a gym, a swimming pool, a beauty salon and a business centre.

TANGA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE

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PO Box 3030, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 22 552 9900 Email: information@hotelseacliff.com Web: www.hotelseacliff.com

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SEA CLIFF HOTEL

PO Box 36, Tanga Tel: +255 71 666 6617 Email: info@icctan.com Web: www.meetingpointtanga.net

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The Tanga International Conference Centre is a perfect base for travelling in Tanzania. In operation since 2008, the centre has four bungalows, 30 double-bed rooms and a conference hall available to rent. The TICC restaurant holds 250 people and there is a bar with entertainment. Wireless internet and opportunities for swimming.

THE BEACH CRAB RESORT Location: Tanga

PO Box 1270, Pangani, Tanga Tel: +255 78 454 3700 Email: info@thebeachcrab.com Web: www.thebeachcrab.com

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At the Beach Crab Resort visitors can choose their favourite spot and pitch a tent, stay in the tented beach huts or relax in one of the coconut bungalows. Guests can explore the natural enviroment on land or in the water by means of walking trips, horse riding, snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing and kayaking.

THE OYSTER BAY HOTEL

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Location: Dar es Salaam Centre

PO Box 2294, Tanga Tel: +255 27 264 5424/5 Email: info@tangabeachresort.com Web: www.tangabeachresort.com

PO Box 2261, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 22 260 0352 Email: reservations@theoysterbayhotel.com Web: www.theoysterbayhotel.com

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Tanga Beach Resort was built in 2009 and is one of the most popular resorts in Tanga.

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and two bars. With the facilities of a luxury hotel, including a swimming pool and conference venues, the Tanga Beach Resort truly offers guests a unique experience.

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The Oyster Bay is like staying with friends – a beautiful large home and garden with eight luxurious ocean-facing guest suites with elegant bathrooms. Furnished in a contemporary and modern African style, the suites have been designed for maximum impact that will linger in the mind long after leaving.

TULIA BEACH LODGE Location: Pangani PO Box 111, Pangani Tel: +255 27 264 0755 Email: emanyibeachlodge@gmail.com Web: www.tuliabeachlodge.com

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The lodge has 12 bandas, built from renewable local materials and conveniently located along the beach front. Each banda consists of a large bedroom and en-suite bathroom with solar-heated water, a comfortable and spacious king-sized bed and a shady veranda, just a few steps from the beach.

URBAN ROSE HOTEL & APARTMENTS Location: Dar es Salaam Centre PO Box 4868, Dar Es Salaam Tel: +255 22 212 7777 Email: info@rosehotel.co.tz Web: www.rosehotel.co.tz

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The Urban Rose Hotel & Apartments offer the best of downtown hospitality with spacious bedroom apartments, dining and conference areas, friendly staff and an excellent restaurant. The legendary Sino Thai restaurant specialises in Chinese, Thai, Indian and Continental dishes. EXPLORE TANZANIA 2015-16

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TATO

FOR PEACE OF MIND – CHOOSE TATO T

he Arusha-based Tanzania

nation’s private-sector tour operators.

Association of Tour Operators (TATO)

It works closely with the govern-

is a long-established, widely respected

ment, the Ministry of Tourism and the

and regularly consulted organisation at

Tanzania Tourism Board to promote

the very heart of the nation’s tourism

tourism.

sector. TATO was established in 1983 to

STANDARDS

promote and represent individual

TATO demands from its members the

tour operators, both domestically and

very highest standards of service and

internationally. Today it has over 200

conduct and, as a result, visitors to

members throughout mainland Tanzania.

Tanzania can be sure they are in good

In addition, a limited number of local

hands when arranging a safari or local

airlines and many leading mainland

travel.

hotels are affiliated to TATO. The Association provides one clear voice in advancing the interests of the

THE ORGANISATION HAS FOUR KEY OBJECTIVES: To promote and assist members in creating marketable tourist services to both local and world markets To act as a link between members and the government and its institutions in the promotion of tourism in Tanzania To coordinate with members and assist with all technical matters To promote tour operators’ ability to interact with the community at large and to protect the interests of individual tourists. Visitors to Tanzania should double-check before booking that their tour operator is fully TATO accredited. This will ensure peace of mind and guarantee they are in safe and reliable hands.

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The great lakes circuit also provides a

and eastern Africa. Game viewing and

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exploration are an exciting and unforget-

elsewhere in Tanzania.

table experience in this part of Tanzania. Because it is less visited by tourists,

The area includes Lake Victoria, Lake

visitors have more opportunities to get

Tanganyika and Lake Malawi in the Great

close to nature.

Rift Valley. There is ready access to the lakes through the national parks located in the circuit.

MWANZA If you’re looking for a taste of tranquil

WILDLIFE

city life in Tanzania, while admiring the

The circuit offers an opportunity to see

visit to Mwanza is highly recommended.

natural beauty of the country, then a

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any other part of Tanzania. Moreover, the

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For the more adventurous visitor, a

Mwanza is located close to the northern

45-minute hike to the top of Simba Hill

safari circuit, visitors have the option of

is highly recommended for a bird’s-eye

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fulfilling safari experience. Although it is one of the least visited

DODOMA

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Dodoma, the administrative capital,

way of unique experiences. In addition

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of chimpanzees that cannot be seen

national capital makes Dodoma an

elsewhere in Tanzania. And with most

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of the lakes situated close to national

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parks, there is no difficulty about

from Dar es Salaam.

including them in your itinerary.

has plenty to offer the visitor in the

Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa with an area of 26,600 square miles (68,800 sq km). The lake has an average depth of 130 ft (40 metres) and is 272 ft (83 metres) deep at its deepest point. Geological studies suggest the lake has completely dried up a few times in the past. The last time was 17,300 years ago.

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THE GREAT LAKES CIRCUIT & DODOMA

CHADA KATAVI CAMP Location: Katavi National Park PO Box 681, Arusha Tel: +255 78 420 8846 Email: info@nomad-tanzania.com Web: www.nomad-tanzania.com

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Rubondo Island is one of the most unique destinations in Africa. This 25,000 hectare paradise in the south-west of Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest island national park. From its lakefront location to the eco-friendly design of its eight cottages, the camp immerses guests in the unique ecosystem of an area untouched by man.

KATAVI WILDLIFE CAMP

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ASILIA RUBONDO ISLAND CAMP

Location: Katavi National Park Tel: +255 71 323 7422 Email: info@tanzaniasafaris.info Web: www.kataviwildlifecamp.com

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Set on the edge of the Katisunga plain, Katavi Wildlife Camp blends seamlessly into its environment, offering one of the best views in the park. Katavi consists of six large Meru-style tents, each built on a raised wooden platform with en-suite facilities, veranda and hammock and sheltered from the sun by a traditional thatched roof.

KATUMA BUSH LODGE Location: Katavi National Park PO Box 20965, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 73 297 8879 Email: info@mbalimbali.com Web: www.mbalimbali.com

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Chada Katavi has been kept the way it began – small and intimate with just six East African safari tents. Each of them is spacious and comfortable, with wide-open fronts offering guests panoramic views of the plain and animal life that constantly comes and goes. Chada Katavi is designed to be a stylishly simple bush camp.

In the centre of Katavi National park lies Katuma, a charming bush lodge offering a riveting bush experience with breathtaking views over Katisunga. The brand-new Mess area consists of a guest lounge, a spacious dining area and a spectacular viewing and swimming pool deck. The fireplace area creates a warm and inviting ambience.

GOMBE FOREST LODGE

KIGOMA HILLTOP HOTEL

Location: Gombe Stream National Park

Location: Lake Tanganyika, Kigoma Town

PO Box 20965, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 73 297 8879 Email: info@mbalimbali.com Web: www.mbalimbali.com

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In the shade of ancient forest trees by the shores of Lake Tanganyika lies the intimate Gombe Forest Lodge. As one of the smallest lodges, it offers complete privacy. The cosy dining area, just a couple of steps off the beach, is the perfect spot to read a book from the lodge’s small library..

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This hotel has been refurbished, making it the perfect place to relax. Kigoma has a wonderful inviting atmosphere while offering every modern comfort for the weary traveller. This is the ideal venue to host intimate wedding ceremonies or conferences. Scattered along the hilltop are 30 new cottage rooms, all with private verandas.

KUNGWE BEACH LODGE Location: Mahale Mountains National Park PO Box 20965, Dar es Salaam PO Box 15921, Arusha Tel: +255 73 297 8879 Email: info@mbalimbali.com Web: www.mbalimbali.com

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Kungwe Lodge is ideally positioned along the beach under Mahale Forest with breathtaking views of the clear waters of Lake Tanganyika. Guests can enjoy sundowners around a crackling fire or a candlelit barbecue served on the beach. The unique sounds of Africa, from crickets to chimpanzees, are the perfect way to fall asleep.

GREYSTOKE MAHALE CAMP

NEW DODOMA HOTEL Location: Dodoma

Location: Lake Tanganyika PO Box 681, Arusha Tel: +255 78 420 8846 Email: info@nomad-tanzania.com Web: www.nomad-tanzania.com

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Greystoke Mahale sits on a pristine white sandy beach overlooking the turquoise water of Lake Tanganyika, with the forested slopes of the 8,000 ft Mahale Mountains rising behind. Greystoke Mahale has just six en-suite wooden thatched bandas set on the edge of the forest line at the base of the mountains.

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PO Box 239, Dodoma Tel: +255 26 232 1641 Fax: +255 26 232 1715 Email: info@newdodomahotel.com Web: www.newdodomahotel.com

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The renovated New Dodoma Hotel is located just minutes from downtown Dodoma. Featuring multiple air conditioned conference rooms, elegant bedrooms, a garden courtyard, a swimming pool and room service, the New Dodoma Hotel is the perfect destination for visitors.


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LOCATION ZANZIBAR

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Kichwele National Forest

Pemba Island

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STONE TOWN

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Chumbe Island Coral Park

Kiwani Bay

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Menai Bay Conservation Area

Mafia Island

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from India, the Middle East and other parts of Africa. Here, Swahili culture underwent a series of refinements as it absorbed aspects of other cultures.

WIZARDRY AND WITCHCRAFT An intriguing aspect of life in the Spice Islands is the belief of local people in the power of witch doctors. Known as ‘waganga’ in Swahili, they practise magic to help local people who claim

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to be possessed by evil spirits and to treat common ailments like the common cold, influenza and fever. Pemba Island is known as the Land of Magic because of the number of waganga living there. There is a long history of wizardry on Pemba Island, where the knowledge of magic is said to have been passed down the generations. To this day, witch doctors have a high rank in society and generally

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HISTORY

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as well as the Zanzibar leopard and the

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other endangered species. Another major

charter flight.

have been variously ruled down the years by the Sultans of Oman and Maskat and,

Collectively, Zanzibar along with

later, by the British and Portuguese.

Pemba, Mafia and other smaller islands

The colourful history of these islands

in the Zanzibar archipelago are known

can be seen in the old forts and ancient

as the Spice Islands, famous for the

buildings still preserved in Stone Town

cultivation of cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon

in Zanzibar and on Pemba Island.

and black pepper. These spices are

Moreover, the good crop-growing quali-

exported all around the world and

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attraction for tourists is dolphin sightings. Visitors can opt to go sailing in the

SPICE ISLAND PACKING ESSENTIALS

Indian Ocean with a chance to view and swim with the dolphins.

When visiting the Spice Islands, it’s a good idea to take a few essential items with you in order to stay comfortable. Here is a checklist:

Pemba is famous for the preservation of flying foxes under the auspices of the Kidike Environmental Conservation Club. Found only on Pemba, the flying fox is

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ZATI INVESTS IN ISLAND HOSPITALITY

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ince it was established in February 2003 the Zanzibar Association of Tourism Investors (ZATI) has

shown its value to both the private and public sectors. ZATI is involved in several projects, some with European Union assistance, to improve the local economy, particularly in the tourism sector. Its members include hotels, tour operators, airlines,

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dive operators, restaurants and retailers and the membership has invested over US$ 50 million in Zanzibar’s tourism facilities. ZATI seeks to achieve excellence in hospitality, leadership in marketing and sustainable growth in tourism for the benefit of its members and the wider community.

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ZANZIBAR

ASILIA MATEMWE LODGE Location: Matemwe PO Box 1111, Arusha Tel: +255 73 650 0515 Email: reservations@asiliaafrica.com Web: www.asiliaafrica.com

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Vibrant yet relaxed, Matemwe was one of the first lodges in Zanzibar and has perfected the tropical island experience. Perched on an outcrop overlooking a shallow, coralfringed lagoon on the quieter north-east coast of Zanzibar, Matemwe has a peaceful location and a famously relaxed atmosphere that makes it the ideal place to unwind.

PO Box 3276, Kiwengwa Tel: +255 774 413321 / 2 / 3 / 4 Email: reservations@bluebayzanzibar.com Web: www.bluebayzanzibar.com

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Bluebay Resort is situated on 30 acres of beautiful white sandy beach in Zanzibar with its bedroom cottages located on rising ground overlooking verdant gardens, the pool, thousands of beautiful palm trees, the sparkling white beach and the azure seas. Guests can enjoy the resort’s popular Oasis Spa.

CHE CHE VULE Location: Matemwe

PO Box 11297, Arusha Tel: +255 27 250 6315/86 Email: marketing@moivaro.com Web: www.moivaro.com

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Che Che Vule is a private villa, ideal for families and groups who want something beyond the regular hotel experience. The villa offers privacy and a personalised oneto-one guest service. There are two private butlers and two acclaimed Swahili chefs in Che Che Vule, ensuring that guests get everything they wish for.

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Location: Matemwe PO Box 1111, Arusha Tel: +255 73 650 0515 Email: reservations@asiliaafrica.com Web: www.asiliaafrica.com

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Matemwe Beach House is the perfect holiday home for a family or a small group wanting a private piece of the beautiful coast. This self-contained house is just a stone’s throw from the ocean, where activities such as snorkelling and diving await. The house can sleep six people, with three double bedrooms on two storeys.

BLUEBAY BEACH RESORT & SPA

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PO Box 1111, Arusha Tel: +255 73 650 0515 Email: reservations@asiliaafrica.com Web: www.asiliaafrica.com

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Combining the spirit of Zanzibar with a high standard of luxury, Matemwe Retreat

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AZANZI BEACH HOTEL

Mahonda, Zanzibar Tel: +255 75 959 6666 Fax +255 75 995 7777 Email: info.doz@diamonds-resorts.com Web: www.staroftheeast.diamonds-resorts.com

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Set on the beach of Kiwengwa on the north-west coast of Zanzibar, this resort is one of the most attractive in East Africa with a beautiful blend of contemporary and local Afro-Arabic design of solid woods.

DIAMONDS LA GEMMA DELL’EST Location: Nungwi

Location: Matemwe Tel: +255 77 504 4171 Email: reservations@azanzihotels.com Web: www.azanzibeachhotel.com

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Nungwi Road, Zanzibar Tel +255 24 224 0087 Fax +255 24 224 0089 Email: info.gemma@diamonds-resorts.com Web: www.staroftheeast.diamonds-resorts.com

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The Azanzi comprises eight standard rooms, 12 luxury suites, nine standard villas and six deluxe villas. The central guest areas offer multi-level viewing decks, a curio shop, an azure swimming pool, a bar and a dining area, all maximising the sublime view of the tranquil Indian Ocean and powder-white beaches scattered with palm trees.

Set amid exotic tropical gardens and water features, Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est is located on the north-western shores of the magical spice island of Zanzibar. This enchanting, luxurious and environmentally friendly resort is famous for its large wharf built onto the open waters of the Indian Ocean stretching out towards the sunset.

BARAZA RESORT & SPA

DONGWE OCEAN VIEW

Location: Bwejuu PO Box 2284, Zanzibar Tel: +255 77 444 0330/1 Fax: +255 24 224 0387 Email: info@baraza-zanzibar.com Web: www.baraza-zanzibar.com

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This breathtaking hotel truly has the ‘wow’ factor. From Swahili architecture to local crafts, Baraza Resort & Spa has been perfected down to the last detail. The resort offers a spa, tennis courts, a swimming pool, a gym, a library, a water club, three restaurants and two bars.

PO Box 4242, Michamvi Pingwe Tel: +255 77 783 5515 Email: info@dongweoceanview.com Web: www.dongweoceanview.com

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Dongwe Ocean View is not only a haven for relaxation with a pristine wooden pool deck overlooking the sand and sea, but also offers a range of lively beach activities such as reef walking, kite surfing and scuba diving for the more adventurous. EXPLORE TANZANIA 2015-16

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SEA CLIFF RESORT & SPA

FLIGHTLINK

EXOTIC AMBIENCE, CHOICE OF SPORTS

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tropical gardens on the north-west

Salaam-based scheduled, corporate

coast of Zanzibar.

and medevac company with its head office at Sea Cliff Village.

The hotel combines modern style with the exotic architecture of Zanzibar,

The company holds an Air Operators

including traditional makuti roofs.Accom-

Certificate and an Air Service Licence

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and is audited annually by the Tanzania

There are two restaurants, Mangapwani

Civil Aviation Authority. Flightlink

and Kobe, and three bars.The resort

operates one Cessna Citation 560,

has a spa, a gym, horse-riding, a water

one Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia, four

sports centre, tennis courts and a squash

Cessna Grand Caravan 208Bs and two

court as well as bicycles. Zanzibar’s first

Cessna T206s. It serves a network of

18-hole golf course is due to open here

nine scheduled destinations from its two

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hubs in Dar es Salaam and Arusha.

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the last 20 years or so established

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a reputation for quality, safety and

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reliability and today serves a range of destinations throughout Tanzania.

In additional to its scheduled operations, ZanAir offers air charter services from

From its base in Zanzibar, ZanAir

Zanzibar for both corporate and tourist

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International Airport, ZanAir provide

The ZanAir fleet comprises seven

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ZANZIBAR

DOUBLETREE RESORT BY HILTON Location: Nungwi PO Box 2651, Nungwi Village, Zanzibar Tel: +255 (0)779 000 008 Email: znzdt_info@hilton.com Web: www.doubletree3.hilton.com

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Experience a perfect blend of culture and comfort at DoubleTree, where guests are welcomed by friendly staff. Set among historical buildings in the heart of enchanting Stone Town, a Unesco World Heritage Site, this elegant hotel offers Swahili hospitality and charm combined with the renowned cosiness of DoubleTree.

KICHANGA LODGE

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90/90A Shanghani, Zanzibar City Tel: +255 24 2234 062 Web: www.doubletree.hilton.com

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DOUBLETREE BY HILTON STONE TOWN

Location: Michamvi Pingwe Tel: +255 77 783 5515 Email: booking@kichanga.com Web: www.kichanga.com

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One of Zanzibar’s best-kept secrets, Kichanga Lodge is set among the swaying palms in beautiful Michamvi. This private resort features charming bungalows with ocean views. Kichanga not only offers a perfect combination of romance and relaxation but also provides vacation packages and seasonal activities.

KILINDI Location: Kidoti

PO Box 12814, Arusha Tel: +255 27250 0630 Email: reservations@elewana.com Web: www.elewanacollection.com

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Boasting a traditional Zanzibar style with Makuti palm leaf roofs, this Nungwi hotel offers spectacular sea views and direct beach access. Unwind in spacious guestrooms with a private balcony and ocean panoramas or upgrade to a two-room suite and feel pampered with a 30-minute house massage, fully stocked mini bar and daily fruit basket.

Comprising a series of white-domed pavilion guest rooms set in 35 acres of tropical gardens, Kilindi is a rarity in the world of luxury boutique hotels. Originally designed for Benny Andersson – one of the members of the 1970s pop group ABBA – Kilindi is a true blend of the diverse cultures to be found in Tanzania.

ESSQUE ZALU ZANZIBAR

LANGI LANGI BEACH BUNGALOWS Location: Nungwi

Location: Nungwi PO Box 3151 Tel: +255 77 868 3960 Email: sales@essquehotels.com Web: www.essquehotels.com

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Langi Langi Hospitality Ltd PO Box 29809 Dubai, UAE Hotel tel: +255 24 224 0470/1 Email: reservations@langilangizanzibar.com Web: www.langilangizanzibar.com

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Essque Zalu Zanzibar combines contemporary luxury with a real sense of place. This boutique hotel has the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean to one side and lush green forest to the other – and there is just a hint of spice in the warm and fragrant tropical air.

The resort of Langi Langi Beach Bungalows is located in Nungwi village in the north of Zanzibar. The resort is known for deepsea fishing, an excellent swimming beach and dhow making. Diving courses, snorkelling and sailing are among the activities guests can enjoy at Langi Langi.

FLAME TREE COTTAGES

MARU MARU HOTEL Location: Stone Town

Location: Nungwi Tel: +255 74 747 9429 Email: etgl@zanlink.com Web: www.flametreecottages.com

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PO Box 4053, Stone Town Tel: +255 24 223 8516/7 Email: gm@marumaruzanzibar.com Web: www.marumaruzanzibar.com

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This small family-run beach hotel is situated in the north-west of Zanzibar island on the beautiful coast of Nungwi. The hotel lies within a beautiful private tropical garden and has a variety of accommodation available. It is ideally situated for swimming, snorkelling and diving.

Set in the heart of Stone Town, a Unesco world heritage site, Maru Maru is just a few steps from the town’s historical wonders and colourful markets. Famous for its marble floors and tiles, this former town house has been lovingly restored to offer 44 bright rooms blending classic Zanzibar style with iconic design and modern luxuries.

FUMBA BEACH LODGE

MAZSONS HOTEL

Location: Fumba

Location: Stone Town

PO Box 11297, Stone Town Tel: +255 27 250 6315/86 Email: marketing@moivaro.com Web: www.moivaro.com

PO Box 3367, Kanyatta Rd, Shangani Tel: +255 24 223 3694 Email: mazsons@zanlink.com Web: www.mazsonshotel.com

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Situated on one of Zanzibar’s most beautiful and secluded beaches, Fumba Beach Lodge is a luxurious and peaceful hideaway offering a perfect blend of elegance and a friendly, first-class service. There are 26 whitewashed Zanzibari-style bungalows with their own verandas scattered along the beach, ensuring private views of the ocean.

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Mazsons Hotel is one of the oldest buildings in the Shangani area. Built for a wealthy businessman in the 1830s, the hotel has 28 double rooms, four single rooms and three suites. Mazsons Hotel is ideal for conferences and seminars, with facilities for between 30 and 40 people. EXPLORE TANZANIA 2015-16

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Michamvi is a little gem located by the warm Indian Ocean. The hotel is an intimate, owner-managed resort, recently upgraded to offer every amenity a traveller might require. There are 10 rooms on the first floor and 10 on the ground floor, with easy access to the beach and the swimming pool.

MYBLUE HOTEL Location: Nungwi Tel: +255 779 337207 Email: info@mybluehotel.com Web: www.mybluehotel.com

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Myblue Hotel has a splendid setting in Nungwi, one of the island’s most beautiful spots, famous for its sunsets and ocean views. Every room is furnished in a boutique style with at least one bed, a wardrobe, a desk and air conditioning.

PARK HYATT

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PO Box 798, Michamvi Tel: +255 77 787 8136 Email: brad@michamvi.com Web: www.michamvi.com

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MICHAMVI SUNSET BAY

Location: Stone Town

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PO Box 4255, Shangani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar Tel: +255 24 550 1234 Email: zanzibar.park@hyatt.com Web: www.zanzibar.park.hyatt.com

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Park Hyatt Zanzibar has been designed for those who recognise the finer things in life, those in search of understated luxury. The new hotel offers spacious, elegant guestrooms with magnificent views of Dhow harbours and the Indian Ocean. Explore the captivating charm and faded grandeur of Stone Town whilst staying in a five star hotel.

PONGWE BEACH HOTEL Location: Pongwe

PO Box 297, Pongwe Beach Tel: +255 78 433 6181 Email: info@pongwe.com Web: www.pongwe.com

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The resort offers 20 Zanzibarian cottages, surrounded by beautiful gardens, including three garden-view cottages, 16 beachfront cottages and four sea-view suites with private plunge pools. All cottages have private terraces and en-suite bathrooms with Moroccan-style walk-in showers.

NEPTUNE PWANI BEACH Location: Pwani Mchangani PO Box 3466 Tel: +007 242233449 Email: neptunezanzibar@zanzinet.com Web: www.neptunehotels.com/pwanibeach

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Friendly and spacious, Neptune Pwani Beach is an ideal choice for guests in search of a retreat that offers that special touch. The resort has been meticulously created, emulating a traditional Zanzibar style. All rooms feature ocean views. Facilities include three restaurants, two bars, a spa, a boutique and conference room.

NUNGWI INN HOTEL

RAS NUNGWI BEACH Location: Nungwi

Location: Nungwi PO Box 1496 Tel: +255 24 224 0091 Email: thenungwi_inn@hotmail.com Web: www.nungwiinnhotel.co.tz

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The Nungwi Inn Hotel lies on the north-west coast of Zanzibar on top of a coral ledge overlooking the Indian Ocean. The inn has 15 sea-facing bungalows in a village-like setting featuring traditional Zanzibar architecture. Each bungalow has two standard rooms with a long veranda.

Accommodation at Ras Nungwe Beach is in charming thatched chalets with private balconies and en-suite facilities. All rooms have beautiful hardwood furniture, opulent fabrics and hand-crafted four-poster beds. For those seeking an exclusive hideaway, the unique Ocean Suite provides the finest beach accommodation in Zanzibar.

OCEAN PARADISE

ROYAL ZANZIBAR BEACH RESORT

Location: Kiwengwa PO Box 106, Kijangwani Tel: +255 77 444 0990/1 Fax: +255 77 441 9991 Email: info@oceanparadisezanzibar.com Web: www.oceanparadisezanzibar.com

Location: Nungwi

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Designed as a traditional African roundhouse and set in acres of colourful gardens, Ocean Paradise offers all the comforts guests could need, with unrivalled rooms and suites. Each room has large patio doors opening up to a private balcony where visitors can sit and take in the sedate pace of African life.

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PO Box 1784, Zanzibar Tel: +255 24 223 3889 Fax: + 255 24 223 3098 Email: angelika@rasnungwi.com Web: www.rasnungwi.com

PO Box 3425, Nungwi Tel: +255 24 224 0512 Email: info@royalzanzibar.com Web: www.royalzanzibar.com

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This beautifully designed resort has a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and offers an all-inclusive concept. Guests can choose from four swimming pools, a jacuzzi, water aerobics, water polo, a fitness centre, a scuba diving centre, table tennis, darts, beach volleyball, evening entertainment and a spa.


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SEA CLIFF RESORT & SPA Location: Mangapwani PO Box 1763 Tel: +255 75 651 1259 Email: gm@sealiffzanzibar.com Web: www.seacliffzanzibar.com

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Location: Stone Town

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Guests here can stroll through the gardens to the emerald waters of the ocean, stretch out on a sunbed, bathe in the blue pool or step up to the challenge in one of the many activities and water sports offered by the local animation team. Dining options include a main restaurant, a beach pizzeria, an à la carte restaurant and two bars.

TEMBO HOUSE HOTEL

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PO Box 100, Mahonda Tel: +255 77 441 4268 Fax +255 77 441 9398 Email: info.mapenzi@sandies-resorts.com Web: www.sandies-resorts.com

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SANDIES MAPENZI BEACH

PO Box 3974, Fordohani Street Tel: +255 24 223 3005 Email: reservations@tembohotel.com Web: www.tembohotel.com

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With its great location, service and facilities, Tembo House has everything guests need to make their stay in Zanzibar a holiday they will never forget. The swimming pool will refresh visitors after a long, sunny day while the Bahari Restaurant offers excellent local and international cuisine to satisfy the whole family.

THE HIDEAWAY OF NUNGWI Location: Nungwi

Nungwi Road, Zanzibar Tel: +255 75 881 8281 Email: info@hideawaynungwi.com Web: www.hideawaynungwi.com

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Guests will never be bored at Sea Cliff, which offers impeccable service together with every activity a visitor could wish for, from golf to an exceptional spa. Travellers can experience five-star treatment at this beautifully traditional resort.

The Hideaway of Nungwi Resort and Spa is private and elegant with expansive oceanfront accommodation. Each of the junior suites, senior suites and villas has a private balcony with a wonderful view of the Indian Ocean. All suites are built to guarantee a private and peaceful environment.

SERENA INN

THE RESIDENCE

Location: Stone Town

Location: Kizimkazi

PO Box 4151, Shangani Street Tel: +255 24 223 3567 Fax: +255 24 223 3019 Email: zanzibar@serena.co.tz Web: www.serenahotels.com

PO Box 2404, Mchamgamle Tel: +255 24 555 5000 Fax : +255 24 555 5001 Email : info-zanzibar@theresidence.com Web: www.theresidence.com

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Located in the heart of romantic Stone Town and cooled by the breezes of the Spice Island, the magnificent Serena Inn offers the ultimate escape from reality. The inn provides sweeping views across the waterfront of Zanzibar and access to a private beach. Accommodation ranges from standard rooms to suites and prime rooms.

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The resort has 66 luxuriously appointed villas that fuse contemporary style with the elegance of the island’s African heritage. Relaxing comes easy on the outdoor lounge deck, furnished with wicker chairs and daybeds, overlooking a private swimming pool and soothing gardens.

SUNSHINE HOTEL Location: Matemwe Matemwe Tel: +255 77 438 8662 Email: office@sunshinezanzibar.com Web: www.sunshinezanzibar.com

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Sunshine Hotel is a beach hotel in Matemwe, on the north-east coast of Zanzibar. This eco-friendly, stylish and cosy resort has a relaxed ambience. Set on an unspoilt white sandy beach lined with palm trees and washed by the warm turquoise waters of Indian Ocean, it’s the perfect getaway from everyday life.

THE SEYYIDA

SULTAN SANDS

Location: Stone Town Location: Kiwengwa PO Box 3276, Zanzibar Tel: +255 774 413321 / 2 / 3 / 4, Email: reservations@bluebayzanzibar.com Web: www.bluebayzanzibar.com

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Sultan Sands Resort is the newest resort of the Bluebay Hotels Group. It offers a choice of 76 rooms in single-storey African-style rondavels, each with two tastefully decorated rooms and an en-suite bathroom. The hotel lies on the beachfront of a 25acre stretch of subtly landscaped gardens decked with over 1,000 palm trees.

Rahaleo House Maisara PO Box 326 Kijangwani, Stone Town Tel: +255 24 223 8352 Fax: +255 24 223 8353 Email: info@theseyyida-zanzibar.com Web: www.theseyyida-zanzibar.com

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This elegant boutique hotel and spa features 17 rooms with unique decor, exquisite hand-carved furniture and modern amenities. The spa offers a range of rejuvenating and relaxing health and beauty treatments using natural ingredients, while the rooftop restaurant has something to tempt every palate. EXPLORE TANZANIA 2015-16

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ZANZIBAR

UNGUJA LODGE Location: Kizimkazi PO Box 11297, Zanzibar Tel: +255 27 250 6315 Email: marketing@moivaro.com Web: www.ungujalodge.com

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PO Box 2586, Mazizini Tel: +255 24 223 6033 Email: bookings@zanzibarbeachresort.net Web: www.zanzibarbeachresort.net

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Excellent hospitality has always been the watchword of this resort, which lies on the south-west coast of Zanzibar, contiguous to the Indian Ocean. Set on a flawless white sandy beach, just 10 minutes from historical Stone Town and five minutes from the airport, this resort is the epitome of a great location.

ZANZIBAR GRAND PALACE HOTEL Location: Stone Town

PO Box 271 Tel: +255 24 233 53689 Email: info@zanzibargrandpalace.com Web: www.zanzibargrandpalace.com

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Unguja consists of seven sea-view villas, three baobab villas and two family houses. The sea-view villas and the family houses have a direct sea view with private terraces overlooking the Menai Bay. The baobab villas are built a few metres further from the shore beneath a huge baobab tree.

Zanzibar Grand Palace Hotel is an ideal place to discover Stone Town as well as being located within an one hour’s drive of the island’s beaches and other major attractions. This new hotel offers all the amenities needed to enjoy a stay in Zanzibar’s capital before or after a safari.

UROA BAY BEACH RESORT

ZANZIBAR SAFARI CLUB

Location: Uroa PO Box 2675, Uroa Tel: +255 77 867 2809 Email: info@uroabay.com Web: www.uroabay.com

Location: Uroa

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Uroa Bay’s 61 rooms are equipped with king-sized beds, mosquito nets and private bathrooms. The rooms feature air conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, minibar, tea and coffee facilities, fan, safe box and internet connection on demand.

UTALII BEACH RESORT & SPA Location: Michamvi PO Box 4788 Tel: +255 24 550 0098 Email: info@utalii.com Web: www.zanzibar.co.za/utalii-beach

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Located on one of the island’s most beautiful white beaches, Utalii Resort combines relaxation with excellent hospitality and service. This newly built hotel can be found in the south-east of the island on the private and beautiful Michamvi Beach, only 60 minutes from Zanzibar International Airport.

VERACLUB ZANZIBAR Location: Kiwenga Tel: +255 77 746 6233 Email: veraclubznz@zitec.org Web: www.veratour.it

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This modern hotel caters for the whole family. With its combination of delicious food, great service and excellent entertainment, Veraclub ensures a pleasant stay. Its 70 spacious rooms are clean and cosy with every amenity one could wish for.

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Location: Stone Town

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The Swahili House, located in in the bustling heart of Stone Town, is a sparkling hotel with traditional influences and modern facilities offering authentic Swahili hospitality. The impressive building has 20 rooms on five floors built around a beautiful traditional Zanzibar courtyard.

ZANZIBAR BEACH RESORT

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Kiponda St, PO Box 3705, Stone Town Tel: +255 77 751 0209 Email: info@theswahilihouse.com Web: www.theswahilihouse.com

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Location: Stone Town

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THE SWAHILI HOUSE

Tel: +255 27 254 4595/807 Email: res@hotelsandlodges-tanzania.com Web: www.hotelsandlodges-tanzania.com

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Zanzibar Safari Club is located beside the ocean in Uroa, 35 km from Stone Town. Characterised by its attention to detail, this exclusive hotel is elegantly decorated with a collection of antiques while offering the comforts of modern technology.


THE ISLANDS

BAWE TROPICAL ISLAND Location: Bawe Tropical Island PO Box 2633, Arusha Tel: +255 27 254 4595 Email: res@hotelsandlodges-tanzania.com Web: www.hotelsandlodges-tanzania.com

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From snorkelling, swimming and kayaking to massages on the beach and doing nothing at all, Mnemba has something for everyone. Be among just 20 guests at this romantic, private hideaway, where beachside bandas overlook the Mnemba atoll – a scuba diver’s delight.

FUNDU LAGOON

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PO Box 751, Mnemba Island Tel: +255 27 254 4295 Email: safaris@andbeyond.com Web: www.andbeyond.com

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Location: Mnemba Island

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&BEYOND MNEMBA ISLAND LODGE

Location: Pemba Island

Tel: +255 77 743 8668 Email: info@fundulagoon.com Web: www.fundulagoon.com

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Fundu Lagoon is a remote and peaceful resort, accessible only by boat. Set on a beautiful beach in the south-west of Pemba Island, the hotel has wooden walkways and sandy paths leading to 18 Makuti thatched tented rooms and suites. Fundu is an idyllic place to unwind, whether it be lingering poolside or enjoying the Indian Ocean.

MAFIA ISLAND LODGE Location: Mafia Island

PO Box 3052, Mafia Island Tel: +255 22 260 1747 Email: reservation@mafialodge.com Web: www.mafialodge.com

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Elegantly located five miles from Zanzibar Stone Town, a 30-minute boat ride, Bawe Tropical Island is no bigger than a football pitch. The 15 private cottages are scattered along the beach line, each with panoramic views of the clear waters. This beautiful island with its lush scenery is a true haven.

The lodge has 14 superior, 18 standard and two family rooms set among tall coconut palms in the heart of the marine park near Utende village, each with its own veranda overlooking the sandy beach of Chloe Bay. The beach bar offers salads, sandwiches and freshly caught fish for lunch, complemented by a fully stocked bar.

CHANGUU PRIVATE ISLAND PARADISE

PEMBA CROWN HOTEL

Location: Changuu (Prison) Island 2nd Floor, Summit Centre, Sokoine Road, PO Box 2633, Arusha Tel: +255 27 254 4595/807/798/795 Fax: +255 27 254 8633 Email: res@hotelsandlodges-tanzania.com

Location: Pemba Island

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76 Wete, Pemba Tel: +255 24 245 4191 Email: pembacrown@gmail.com Web: www.pembacrown.com

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Pemba Crown Hotel is in the centre of Wete town, overlooking the central market and a short walking distance from the seaport. The green island of Pemba and its many smaller neighbouring islands are well known for their vast, clear beaches, their clove and coconut plantations and, most of all, their friendly and hospitable people.

CHOLE MJINI

POLE POLE BUNGALOW RESORT Location: Mafia Island

Location: Mafia Island Tel: +255 78 452 0799 Email: 2chole@gmail.com Web: www.cholemjini.com

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PO Box 23215 Tel: +255 78 360 3041 Email: contact@polepole.com Web: www.polepole.com

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Chole Mjini was never meant to be a hotel. It is a castaway fantasy, a jungle island retreat appealing to a specific kind of person – one who appreciates a return to simple luxuries that reawaken the senses rather than the predictable comforts of room service and air conditioning.

Renowned for its great cuisine, laid-back atmosphere and warm hospitality, Pole Pole is considered one of the most exclusive eco-resorts in Tanzania, balancing luxury with respect for local culture and environment. It is the perfect place to relax after a safari and the ideal base for exploring the underwater wonders of Mafia Island.

EMERALD BAY HOUSE

SHAMBA KILOLE ECO LODGE

Location: Pemba Island

Location: Mafia Island

PO Box 23230, Dar es Salaam Tel: +255 77 797 9667 Email: info@emeraldbay.co.tz Web: www.emeraldbay.co.tz

PO Box 29, Mafia Island Tel: +255 78 690 3752 Email: info@shambakilolelodge.com Web: www.shambakilolelodge.com

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For visitors in search of an intimate retreat rather than a large resort complex, Emerald Bay is the perfect location. Built in a style with an Arabic influence, the resort consists of seven spacious self-contained rooms with sea views. The hotel has a lounge and bar with wonderful views of Emerald Bay.

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At Shamba Kilole Eco Lodge – the first eco lodge on Mafia Island – guests can choose from six comfortable rooms, each with its own style and atmosphere. Visitors can go diving, sailing or snorkelling, enjoy barbecues on the sandbank of Mange, take cultural tours of the islands and visit the ancient towns of Chole and Kua. EXPLORE TANZANIA 2015-16

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ZATO PROFILE

To stimulate and promote tourism to

A MISSION TO PROMOTE TOP QUALITY TOURISM

Zanzibar To initiate, encourage and conduct research to benefit the tourism industry To foster unity among all persons, companies and their sector groups or associations that seek to contribute towards quality tourism To ensure that every tour operator is accorded fair treatment and opportunity

co-operate and work with all government

and that only licensed tour operators are

agencies to achieve these objectives

allowed to engage as tour operators or tourist agents

T

he Zanzibar Association of Tour Operators (ZATO) was set up to market

Zanzibar as an internationally competitive

To act as tourism industry adviser to local government authorities and work

To encourage the development of

with them to achieve these objectives

domestic tourism

destination.

To introduce, foster and co-ordinate To extend recognition of the wide

development in the tourism industry

ZATO is the voice of Zanzibar-based

economic, social and cultural benefits

in Zanzibar in a way that recognises

tour operators and a powerful lobbying

tourism brings to Zanzibar and the

the significance of the country’s

organisation intent on promoting the

increased understanding and goodwill

natural assets and to ensure that such

best interests of the local tourism sector.

it brings between peoples of all

developments pay due regard to the

Among its aims and objectives are:

countries

protection and public enjoyment of the environment

To formulate and uphold the highest standards of tourism business ethics

To act as tourism industry adviser to the Zanzibar government and to

To encourage the development and improvement of facilities, products and services for the benefit of visitors To encourage and foster education and training to benefit the tourism industry To set up a fund for carrying out the objectives of ZATO and to receive subscriptions, affiliation fees, grants, etc from persons or organisations, whether members or not To discourage unnecessary duplication of effort and resources.

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An official publication of

TANZANIA TOURIST BOARD Utalii House, Oyster Bay Along Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road & Laibon Street PO Box 2485, Dar es Salaam

in association with:

Tel: +255 737229549 Email: md@tanzaniatourism.go.tz www.tanzaniatourism.go.tz

TANZANIA ASSOCIATION OF TOUR OPERATORS (TATO) School Road PO Box 6162, Arusha Tel: +255 27 250 4188 Tel: +255 71 351 2308 Fax: +255 27 250 6430 Email: info@tatotz.org www.tatotz.org

ZANZIBAR ASSOCIATION OF TOUR OPERATORS (ZATO) Bwawani Offices, 108 PO Box 4648 Zanzibar

HOTELS ASSOCIATION OF TANZANIA (HAT) 5th floor, Osman Towers Zanaki Street/Bibi Titi Junction PO Box 23089, Dar es Salaam

Tel/Fax: +255 223 0322 Cell: +255 773 173 456 Email: info@zato.or.tz www.zato.or.tz

Tel: +255 73 721 2237 Cell: +255 788 558 444 Email: info@hat-tz.org www.hat-tz.org

ZANZIBAR ASSOCIATION OF TOURISM INVESTORS (ZATI) 53 Cine Afrique Malindi Stone Town Zanzibar Cell: +255 772 823 234 Email: info@zati.org www.zati.org   

ExploreTanzania 2015-16  

Your guide to tourism in Tanzania and Zanzibar, published by Land & Marine Publications Ltd

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