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FEBRUARY 2017 | Issue No.8 | Free Copy

ISSN 2546 - 2016

A Rewarding Wildlife Experience Flip to page 14

Wanderlust Special

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Sales & Advertising Queries: +255 779 786 911 info@easytalktz.com P.O.Box 2115, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Our Team Managing Director: Sameer Sajan General Manager: Ayushi Ramaiya Editor: Attilio Tagalile Design & Marketing: Reema Bhesania Contributors Cover Story Photos: Tarangire Safari Lodge Ryan Winch. Steven Mwaseba. Songa Wa Songa. Printing Jamana Printers *All content published is copy right of the magazine, Tanzania in your Pocket. The information shared is for general purpose and the publisher does not hold responsibility for any errors/ amendments by the advertiser or third party information.

Contents Highlights

Editor

The love season calls for, to express, to desire and explore. In my magical Tanzania, I discover tranquil Eco-lodges, under the shadow of coconut palms of Pangani and a special one perched by the Meru Hills. I travel further north, to stay at Tarangire Safari Lodge. Oh what a paradise of wildlife, elephants, birds and giraffes greet me so close. Returning back to the city, I relax back at my spa oasis. Hopping to the top level later, I watch the harbor lights gleaming,

Upcoming Events ...................................6 JoinTheHerd ..........................................10 Wanderlust Tips .....................................12

In Focus Tarangire Safari Lodge ........................14

Oh this country Tanzania, So diverse and bountiful. Pleased to introduce you to our selections In this Wanderlust Special edition. Yours Truly,

Exotic Lodges........................................20 Amboni Caves......................................28

Regulars City Guides ...........................................36

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MARK YOUR TRAVEL CALENDAR Upcoming Festivals in FEBRUARY RAJESTHANI CULTURAL DANCE Cultural performance by Indian Tribal Rajesthani Group. Dates: 3rd - 5th Feb Venue: Indian Cultural Center, Dar es salaam

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Theabove information is published for public interest and events that can be combined with your tours or for experiencing Tanzanian festivals. Dates may vary and it is advisable to check on given sources IRUFRQĂ€UPDWLRQVRU follow us on Facebook & Instagram @tzinyourpocket

SAUTI ZA BUSARA, STONE TOWN

KILI MARATHON IN MOSHI

Be a part of the international music festival with musicians from all over Africa performing at Sauti Za Busara. 400 artists, acoustic and electric musicians and 20 plus groups from East Africa and beyond. The Old Fort will have stage performances from 5pm until 1am and fringe events around town and across the island including a festival street parade. Dates: 9th -12th February 2017 Venue: Stone Town, Zanzibar www.busaramusic.org

Participate in one of the most scenic and popular marathons in Tanzania with runners coming from all over the world. 2017, marks the 17th year of the race where thousands of runners from kids to disabled persons to amateurs and athletes will run in Moshi under the shadow of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. The route passes through farms, villages, banana and coffee plantations and patches of forest. Race routes - 42.2 km marathon, a 21.1 km half marathon and a 5 km fun run Date: 26th Feb 2017 www.kilimanjaromarathon.com


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Tanzania Joy Tours tanzaniajoytours.com info@tanzaniajoytours.com +255 719 973 749

Tarangire Safari Lodge www.tarangiresafarilodge.com bookings@tarangiresafarilodge.com +255 27 253 1447/8 | +255 27 254 4752

Wild South Safaris & Camps info@wildsouthtanzania.com +255 784 947 444

Ramada Encore Dar es Salaam www. ramadaencoredar.com info@ramadaencoredar.com +255 22 234 3434

Melik's www.meliks.info schneiderchristoph@sunrise.ch +255 773 880 999

Travel Partner info@travelpartner.co.tz www.travelpartner.co.tz +255 767 888 283 / +255 766 555 777 +255 717 555 777

Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge rhotiavalley@gmail.com www.rhotiavalley.com +255 784 446 579

Maru Maru Hotel www.marumaruzanzibar.com reservations@marumaruzanzibar.com +255 24 2238516/7/8

Peponi Beach Resort www.peponiresort.com info@peponiresort.com +255 713 540 139

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Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro www. daressalaam.kilimanjaro.hyatt.com

+255 764 701 234

Karama Lodge www.karama-lodge.com info@karama-lodge.com +255 732 971 823

Emayani Beach Lodge www.emayanilodge.com emayanibeachlodge@gmail.com +255 782 457 668


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JOIN THE HERD WITH

Welcome to Tanzania! You’ve made a great decision coming to visit one of the most ecologically diverse countries on Earth. From the worldfamous plains of the Serengeti, to the dense jungles of the Udzungwa Mountains, this is a country absolutely teeming with wildlife. The unfortunate news is that this wildlife is under threat. Many of Tanzania’s iconic species, including elephants, giraffes and lions, have seen their populations

decline dramatically over the past decades. While efforts to protect Tanzania’s ecological heritage have been under way since at least WKHWLPH RI 7DQ]DQLD·V ÀUVW3UHVLGHQW Julius Nyerere, pressure from human populations in wildlife-rich areas, along with the widespread poaching of elephants, rhinos, pangolins, hippos and many other species poses a serious threat to the continent's wildlife.

Above: One of the many billboards WildAid has put up in Tanzania


The good news is that by visiting Tanzania, you’ve already taken an important step to help protect wildlife. Income from tourism makes up a massive 17% of Tanzania's GDP, representing thousands of jobs dependent on the country’s wildlife. Through the continued growth of sustainable tourism, strong economic incentives are put in place for communities to protect natural areas surrounding themselves and the single greatest driver of poaching – poverty – is alleviated through the injection of money that accompanies tourism. Even better news is that Tanzania’s wildlife saw numerous victories in 2016. China announced it would end its domestic ivory trade, closing off the single largest market for illegal ivory - much of which comes from Tanzania. The government of Hong Kong announced a similar ban, meaning that world’s largest ivory markets will close in the coming years. The repercussions of this have already been seen in Tanzania. In January, the Chinese Ambassador to Tanzania led a march of more than 500 people in Dar es Salaam in support of elephants. This march, which included WildAid ambassadors Ben Pol, a Tanzanian R&B artist, and Jacqueline Mengi, a clothing designer and former Miss Tanzania, embodied the growing momentum to stop poaching and protect the country’s wildlife.

WildAid Ambassador Jacqueline Mengi attends the Elephant March

The Chinese Ambassador to Tanzania leads the march. Marching behind him are WildAid ambassadors Ben Pol (center) and Jacqueline Mengi (right).

With World Wildlife Day coming up on March 3rd, WildAid is looking to keep the PRPHQWXPJRLQJ7KDW¡VZK\ZHQHHG\RXUFRQWLQXHGVXSSRUWLQWKHÀJKWDJDLQVW SRDFKLQJ 9LVLWLQJ DV D WRXULVW LV D JUHDW ÀUVW VWHS EXW GRQ¡W OHW \RXU VXSSRUW HQG when your trip does. Follow us on social media and help us build awareness of the XSFRPLQJ:RUOG:LOGOLIH'D\RUFRQWDFWXVGLUHFWO\YLDHPDLODQGÀQGRXWKRZ\RX can #JoinTheHerd Email: Tanzania@wildaid.org Follow Us: Instagram: @wildaidea | Twitter: @wildaidea | Facebook: @wildaideastafrica By Ryan Winch

Together we can ensure this World Wildlife Day is one of the productive ever and that it spreads the word around the globe that #PoachingStealsFromUsAll.

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TIPS for the

Wanderlust

PLANNING YOUR TRAVEL YEAR IN TANZANIA

In the majestic and diverse Tanzania, planning your holiday, safari or even a bucket list destination can get overwhelming and sometimes tricky as you juggle between cheapest fares, best tour operators and an unforgettable H[SHULHQFH+HUHDUHRXUWRSĂ€YHTXLFNWLSVWRJHW\RXVWDUWHG

Plan in advance

There are over a hundred destinations to explore, a thousand hotels to stay in and a ten thousand tour operators to appease you. Planning your holiday three months prior is helpful to get reasonable airfares and hotel rates. Advance planning is advisable especially for your safaris to game parks, climbing Mt.Kilimanjaro or visiting a busy tourist destination. Do an online research and check for reviews.

Look for budget accommodation

Tanzania may get expensive as a travel destination and accommodation can be one of the major costs. As much as the tour operator may lure you to book with the big names, there are plenty of lodges that provide a great experience. Zanzibar has several beaches lodges for instance and give a wonderful experience for as little as $50. Set your budget goals and do the research.

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 Everything is special and appeasing in soulful Tanzania, from small beaches to mountain lodges and safari camping. It is not only worth, but truly a valued experience to visit one of the top destinations. Selous Game Reserve, for instance is exotic yet one of the largest game reserve of Africa. Witnessing the great migration is a once in a lifetime experience. Choose wisely.

Pick your season and activities

Tanzania has two rainy seasons: March-May and November-December. The dry season of January-February is the best time for climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, ZKLOH WKH RWKHU GU\ VHDVRQ IURP -XQH1RYHPEHU LV SUHIHUDEOH WLPH WR ÀQG wildlife congregating at waterholes. July-October, when you are nearly guaranteed sunshine and best for most travel activities.

‰ÄŒÄŒs       A number of cultural music, arts and sports festival take place in Tanzania throughout the year. Zanzibar hosts LQWHUQDWLRQDO Ă€OP DQG PXVLF IHVWLYDO in February and June. The Kilimanjaro marathon is a renowned and a qualifying sport to international marathon Combining your holiday with such events adds to a richer and IXOĂ€OOLQJH[SHULHQFH

"We Travel, Some of us Forever, To seek Other States, Other Lives, Other Souls"~ Anais Nin 13


A Rewarding Wildlife Experience at TARANGIRE SAFARI LODGE

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elcome to Tarangire Safari Lodge, family owned & hosting guests since 1985. Enjoy our open terrace where the endless view of the river valley attracts wildlife as well as all the large & small creatures that live around the lodge grounds. Welcome for our sunset social hour with sundowners & free savories with our friendly waiters.

Famed for its Elephant population and vibrant species of birds, Tarangire National Park is a less explored destination among travelers. This offers plenty of opportunities to experience the magic of an African safari, where animals roam freely and are undisturbed by the on-looking tourist.

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COMFORT AT YOUR DOORSTEP! Tarangire Safari Lodge is favored for its superb position overlooking the River YDOOH\ZLWKWKHĂ RZLQJULYHUDQGDEXQGDQFHRIZLOGOLIH*XHVWVRIWHQRSWRXW of game drives to enjoy the action from their rooms or front terrace. This family managed lodge has assured guests are made to feel at home with warm hospitality and comfortable facilities. The lodge has 35 safari style tents DQGĂ€YHEXQJDORZVDQGDOOKDYHWKHLURZQYLHZ Choose from the tent with twin or double beds or bungalows with triple rooms. All are equipped with thatched roofs, screen or mosquito nets with solar heated showers and verandas. The Maasai-boma style bungalows are larger and suitable for triple accommodation. Guests love the location of the rooms, with a wide view of the watering hole where animals come to drink or roll in the mud.


DURING YOUR STAY... Guests can experience both a relaxing and engaging stay. You ZLOOÀQG\RXUVHOIUHOD[LQJLQQDWXUHDW ‘Patulivu’, a massage banda with beautiful views over the river. Bask in the scenery while you indulge in a massage, foot scrub, yoga session or private sundowner. For an active and adventurous stay, the lodge offers both day and night drives in open Land Rovers. Bush walks are also available for those looking for additional excitement. During the day, enjoy a dip in the pool, set in an ideal location, and enjoy a cocktail and our view from the lounge or terrace.

GUEST EXPERIENCE

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Game viewing from the terrace can be excellent, with large herds of elephant, giraffe & other animals coming down to the river to drink. The grounds are attractive for birders, not only for the hornbills, buffalo-weavers & starlings that are common but also for the host of smaller birds that are resident in the acacia scrub.

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~Phillip Briggs in Bradt Travel Guide to Tanzania, 2009

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CLOSEST TO THE WILDLIFE •

Lodge is 120km (2 hours by road) from Arusha and around 10km from the park gate.

Tarangire National Park is best known for its many huge Baobabs & Elephants. Elephants can be seen wandering around the lodge and herds can be seen by the Tarangire river.

Diverse range of wildlife with 94 species of mammals and over 500 bird species recorded, with a fair number of which can be viewed from the lodge.

Book game drives and night drives in our open L/Rovers. Or enjoy an early morning or evening Bush Walk along the river.

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Wildlife Enthusiasts Twichers Couples & Honeymooners

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Families Private Events & Weddings

FOR RESERVATIONS: Email: bookings@tarangiresafarilodge.com Tel: +255 (0) 27 254 4752 | +255 (0) 784 202 777 Direct Lodge Contact: +255 (0) 27 253 1447/8

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Fulfill your Wanderlust Wishes with Tanzania Joy Tours Exploring the best of Tanzania is a dream come true for many. While planning WKHKROLGD\PRVWWUDYHOHUVFRQVLGHUEXGJHWHIÀFLHQF\DQGVHUYLFHTXDOLW\WR decide their safari company. Here are top three reasons to choose Tanzania Joy Tours!

Trek with Experts

- Most travelers recommend Tanzania Joy Tours for their successful hiking trips including climbing the popular Mt. Kilimanjaro. The company provides expert guides, most of who have hiked mountains more than 50 times.

Beach Holidays for all budgets - Choosing a hotel at a beach destination can get tricky especially on an island like Zanzibar, dotted with hundreds of hotels. Tanzania Joy Tours plans for you the best of lodges or resorts that suit your budget and requirements.

Wildlife Safari Packages

$VDÀUVWWLPH7DQ]DQLDQYLVLWRUSODQQLQJD safari holiday can get confusing. Glance through several options and tailored packages Tanzania Joy Tours offers from a range of day trips to luxury safaris. This company provides incredible value and really focuses on customer satisfaction. It is no accident their reviews are so good. It's not just that their SULFHVDUHWKHEHVW\RXFDQÀQGEXWHYHU\RQHLQWKHFRPSDQ\LQFOXGLQJWKH RZQHU DUH SHUVRQDOO\ LQYROYHG PDNLQJ VXUH \RX DUH VDWLVÀHG IURP VWDUW WR ÀQLVK , IHHO VXUH WKH JXLGHV DQG SRUWHUV , FOLPEHG ZLWK WKH IRRG , DWH DQG the tents I slept in were of equal quality to what other climbers using larger companies were paying 50-100% more. ~Richard B, Kilimanjaro expedition, October 2016

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EXOTIC SELECTIONS

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holiday at Emayani Beach Lodge is all about basking in the tropical paradise of southern Pangani and feeling rejuvenated in its bountiful natural settings. As you walk towards the ocean in front of the lodge, the swishing palms offer shade and the soft white sand tickles your feet. Feel delighted as you watch an occasional turtle hatching, spotting vibrant birds as you kayak in the nearby mangrove, dive in clear waters rich with marine life or indulge in a soothing spice oil massage. Not to forget the healthy meals and signature cocktails. The airy bedrooms set in Eco-friendly surroundings are simple and cozy with modern amenities including spacious en-suite bathrooms. Unwind on your private outside veranda & sink in to you lounge bed & enjoy the ocean view. Treat yourself and loved ones to this sanctuary; a soothing treat for your mind, body & soul.

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+255 (0) 782 457 668 emayanibeachlodge@gmail.com www.emayanilodge.com 16kms. south of Pangani, near the Village of Ushongo. On the beach!

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EXOTIC SELECTIONS

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arama Lodge and Spa is nestled in the forest of Suye Hill National Park at the base of Mount Meru, the eco-friendly lodge brings guests close to nature. Monkeys are often seen jumping from tree to tree - or running around the garden. The bar lounge and restaurant also offer stunning vistas and is a great spot for sundowners, refreshing cocktails, mouth-watering snacks or something more substantial, with a wide FKRLFHRIPHDWIUHVKĂ€VKDQGYHJHWDULDQRSWLRQV

The lodge is run by the eco-friendly trekking and safari company, Tropical Trails www.tropicaltrails.com, who have - over the course of more than 20 years - endeavored to support indigenous cultures and wildlife. The company is committed to responsible tourism, free of environmental inadequacy, cultural exploitation and mass consumption. Together they form WILDERNESS TRAILS GROUPS OF COMPANY. Karama lodge has also developed a project called the Arusha Children Trust, which was designed to give back to the community through HGXFDWLRQ DQG JXLGDQFH DLPHG VSHFLĂ€FDOO\ DW XQGHUSULYLOHJHG children in remote areas of Tanzania. www.arushachildrenstrust.org Guests of Karama can wind down by taking a yoga class, booking an indulgent massage or manicure, or heading to the saltwater swimming pool to take a dip while listening to the sounds of the surrounding forest.

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+255 732 971 823 info@ karama-lodge.com www.karama-lodge.com


EXOTIC SELECTIONS

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eponi is a sanctuary of peace and tranquility in a beautiful garden on one of Tanzania’s most untouched coastlines. Our space, and its energy, offers a relaxing environment without need to look far from what Nature has generously provided. 3HSRQL·VEHDFKIDFHVWKH3HPED&KDQQHOIDPRXVIRUÀVKLQJ&ORVHU to shore, you can swim and snorkel through tropical reefs. Ngalawas sail out each morning. The nearby village, Kigombe. -RLQXVRQDGKRZWULSWRVQRUNHORQWKHRXWHUUHHIVRQWKHPDJQLÀFHQW Sand Island. Kayaking, cycling, bird-watching, or relaxing in a hammock allow you to get to know this special, unforgettable location. Historic Pangani and Tongoni Ruins are close by. Recently we have teamed up with Big 6W\OHDNLWHVXUÀQJVFKRROIURP,UHODQGPDNLQJXVWKHÀUVWNLWHVFKRRO on the northern coast, offering lessons and rentals. We offer Bandas which can accommodate individuals, couples, families or larger groups. We also have a campsite. Our new kitchen and stunning restaurant and bar provide delicious, ZHOOSULFHGGLVKHVLQFOXGLQJIUHVKVHDIRRGIURPORFDOÀVKHUPHQPHDW and vegetarian dishes in a wonderful environment overlooking the gardens and the sea. Pizzas and other snacks are available at our beach bar.

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+255 713 540 139 info@peponiresort.com www.peponiresort.com


BUYERS GUIDE

Small and Special Presents from Tanzania

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T-Shirts and Safari Hats

Kitenge Bags

They say, there is a little bit of Africa in all of us. Gifting a captioned tee is certainly special. Many curio and street shops sell t-shirts with interesting messages and captions from Tanzania. Match it with a khaki or earthen colored hat for a perfect safari wear.

Of so many colors and kinds! We simply love the practicality and sizes that make these bags not only a handy accessory but of multiple uses and are very affordable. Designed with kitenge / khanga material pick from a wide range of wallets, make up kit, side bags, laptop bags, hand bags and back bags.


Tanzanite Stone

A wall Piece

If you have a slightly upscale budget and wish to buy a rare and precious gift, a Tanzanite stone is a rare gem and makes it for a gift of a lifetime. Make sure to buy from a trust worthy buyer, one who gives you the buyer’s FHUWLÀFDWHDQGYDOXHIRUPRQH\ Buy the stone or jewelry available in stunning rings, neckpieces, bracelets and broches

Tanzanian paintings are not only admirable. The hand sketched elements unfold interesting tales of the wild, people and the Swahili culture. You can also get a customized painting of a VSHFLÀFPRWLIDQGIUDPHVL]H7KH vibrancy of the colors make the painting a wonderful wall art and memento from Tanzania.


DESTINATION of the month

Amboni Caves

Exploring the of the Jurassic Age

Forming the largest chain of its kind in East Africa, the Amboni Caves are the most extensive limestone formations, dating 150 million years back and covering an area of 234 km2. Situated near the town of Tanga, today three out of six caves are open for site seeing visits, offering interesting explorations of bats, narrow pathways, formation of limestones and spiritual myths.

It is believed these caves were submerged below the ocean 20 millions of years ago and the salt water gradually carved out these passaged ways in the rocks.

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ITENRARY It is advisable to visit the caves with a tour guide owing to the depths and seclusion that often confuses new visitors. The caves are a fascinating historical site and various stories entail around this attraction. A guided tour makes for an interesting day trip for around three hours.

Walk in and around the caves for one and a half kilometers of stretch to explore limestone formations and listen to narratives, the caves also being the hiding places for the locals. Various formations resemble the shape of a ship, crocodile, an elephant, map of Africa, Statue of Liberty and a head of a male lion. Interesting encounters with the bats and visiting the chamber of spirits (Mzimuni) where local women worship to spirits.

The rays of lights that emerge in and out of the caves are an overwhelming part of the tour. The views of towering formations in the caves are an admiration. Walking through squeezes while getting treated to views of incredible formations makes the visit worth it.

LOCATION:

OTHER ATTRACTIONS AROUND:

Eight kilometers from town of Tanga in Kimoni Village. The caves are accessible by road via the Tanga Mombasa Route.

• Visit the historical buildings in and around Kimoni village • Biking to the caves up and the forest around • A dip in the nearby Glanos hot spring EREEOLQJZLWKZDWHUDQGÁRZLQJWRIRUPWKH stream along the Ziggi River

GETTING THERE:

USEFUL INFORMATION:

Rent a taxi (2 hours tour drive), cycle (3 hours ride) or use public transport (4 hours drive) and then walk for 20 minutes to the caves

• Carry a head torch • Wear comfortable sports shoes • Bring a small size camera or avoid large lenses

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EXPLORER'S GUIDE

Lupita Island www.lupitaisland.com info@lupitaisland.com +255 272 508 773 / +255 784 278 639

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Dar es Salaam

CITY FACTS


About Dar es Salaam is the commercial capital and the largest city of Tanzania. It is situated on the east coast of the Indian Ocean with a harbor line forming a favorable trading port. Accommodation One can choose to stay in small lodges or mid-range to upscale hotels. The minimum cost can be Tsh 20,000 per night in Kariakoo or City Centre. Tour Drive and Mbezi have international hotels that charge in US dollars, however budget accommodations can be found too. YMCA and Airbnb are affordable options for backpackers. Transport Dar es Salaam has two airports. Terminal  RSHUDWHV FKDUWHU Ă LJKWV DQG 7HUPLQDO  LQWHUQDWLRQDO DQG D IHZ ORFDO Ă LJKWV Travelers can rely on taxis for commuting to and fro most area including airport. 7D[LIDUHVDUHĂ&#x20AC;[HGIURPWKHDLUSRUWDQG within the city, the basic fare starts from Tsh 5,000/-. Public buses are affordable but not always comfortable. The DART bus service is reliable however packed by passengers. Minimum fare is Tsh 650/-. Two-wheelers (Boda Boda) are the fastest commuting options but are not always safe, starting Tsh 2,000/- . Car rentals are available from various private companies. Bajaji/ rickshaws mostly operate in areas of Msasani with negotiable rates starting Tsh 2,000/Weather The temperature is relatively stable with humid climatic conditions. June to October is the dry and cool season with expected rainfall. The temperatures start rising from November to February and monsoon sets in from March to May. January is the hottest month of the year. Shopping Markets are diverse and interesting

to explore. Souvenirs such as clothes and accessories can be bought at the Masai Market in Slipway, affordable hand-made paintings at Tinga Tinga Oysterbay, wood carvings in Mwenge and textile market on Uhuru Street. Prices are negotiable in these markets. Many hotels also have curio shops that sell same goods at a higher rate. Visitors can also look for Tanzanite jewelry shops in Masaki and India Street in the city. People The people of Dar es Salaam are warm, friendly and hospitable. Muslims, Christians, Hindus and other traditional beliefs live together in harmony and are welcoming to a large group of expats who make Dar their home away from home. Clothing Light cotton & summer wear is ideal on the most of the year tropical climate. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advisable to keep an umbrella for the rainy season. There are no strict rules for clothing in Dar es Salaam and the dress code is casual for most restaurants, pubs and public places Food One can never run out of food options in Dar. From fresh fruits in the market to Asian and Swahili street food to seafood delicacies in top hotels, food options are plenty in Dar es Salaam for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Price ranges from  VWUHHWIRRG  Ă&#x20AC;YHVWDUKRWHOV SHU meal. Safety Dar es Salaam is a safe city, however petty thefts are common. It is advisable to take safety measures at all times; during your stay at the hotel, keep all personal belongings with you. It may not be safe to walk with a large amount of cash or valuables. Avoid walking on streets moving around alone during the night.

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DAR ES SALAAM - PLACES TO BE

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SANDBANK PICNICS Dar es Slaam is surrounded by a rich coastline with few isolated sandbanks such as Mbudya and Bongoyo, mostly visited for snorkeling and to enjoy a day out in a serene location with pristine views. Rent a ride (from hotels/ private companies) and off you go! NATIONAL MUSEUM Situated in the heart of the city and close to the botanical garden, this landmark established in 1934 is of special interest to history lovers. The museum exhibits bones of Paranthropus boisei of Olduvai, history of Shirazi city-state of Kilwa, colonial rule and collections on Tanzanian cultures. ART TOUR Dar es Salaam is a home to many skilled artists, from painters to creative welders, visiting art markets is beyond a delight. Tinga Tinga paintings in Oysterbay, wood carvings in Mwenge, metal and recycled crafts at Wonder Workshop and the art market at Slipway are interesting forms of art. NIGHT CLUBS One of the biggest attractions in Dar es Salaam are the night clubs by the peninsular and beyond. From delicious food and groovy DJ nights and not to forget full moon parties, the city gets exciting by night. CITY TOUR Enjoy a half or full day city tour with expert guides that take you around landmarks. From religious institutes to museums, community visits and local markets, city tours are enriching and give you an opportunity to know more about the daily life in the city.

KIVUKONI FISH MARKET If you wonder where the fresh catch and tasty sea food FRPHVIURPDYLVLWWRWKHĂ&#x20AC;VK market makes for a unique experience. The market begins at sunrise with a big Ă&#x20AC;VK DXFWLRQ DQG WKH RWKHU VLGHZKHUHWKHĂ&#x20AC;VKHVDUHFXW cleaned and cooked. VILLAGE MUSEUM/ MAKUMBUSHO VILLAGE Opened in 1996, the village museum is an ethnographical project showcasing traditional huts from 16 different Tanzanian ethnic groups. It is located in the outskirts of the city on the road to Mwenge and Bagamoyo. Guests get to see traditional cultivations, traditional music and daily dance shows. BOTANICAL GARDEN Although less popular, the botanical garden is an admirable place with an enchanting mix of exotic plants such as blue jacaranda, scarlet trees and purple bougainvillea. The garden is a peaceful place to spend evenings away from the hustle and in the company of peacocks and other birds. STREET FOOD JOINTS From dusk to dawn most streets in Dar es Slaam are brimming with business, people and the most prominent - food. Street vendors selling fruits, roasted cassava and black coffee, delicious fusion of Asian and Swahili cuisine at restaurants or the barbeque chicken and chips, street food here is plenty and alluring.


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FOOD BY THE STREET 2QH FDQ QHYHU JR EDFN KRPH KXQJU\ ZKHQ LQ 7DQ]DQLD 7KH LQĂ XHQFH RI DPpODQJHRI$UDELF,QGLDQ0XVOLPDQG6ZDKLOLFXOWXUHLVZHOOUHĂ HFWHGLQ the food and without doubt, one would be easily lured by the simple and Ă DYRUIXODEXQGDQFH+HUHDUHVRPHWDVWHIXOVSHFLDOWLHVWRLQGXOJHLQDQGDW different places across Tanzania.

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TEA ROOMS

ROADSIDE RESTAURANT

Seen across major cities, their historical presence is the highlight and the aromas from the kitchen Ă&#x20AC;OOV WKURXJK WKH URDGV 6SRLO yourself with kebabs, sambusa, kachori, bhajia (variety of fritters) and some hot masala (spiced) tea at local cafes. Open for breakfast till evening.

'URRORYHUGHOLFLRXVVSLF\Ă DYRUV from live cooking stations in Indian and Swahili restaurants. Enjoy varieties such as light food such as mix/urojo (thick stew with fritters and sauces), Nyama Choma (grilled meat) and Misakaki (marinated spicy beef kebabs) to heavy meals like Indian cuisine.

LIGHT SNACKS

FRUITS

Prepared hot and fresh during evenings, vitumbua (round rice cakes) and mandazi (deep fried round bread) are popular. Locals also sell roasted cassava, sweet potato, and corn with some salt, chilli powder and lemon squeeze. Kahawa (coffee) in steel pots with kashata (sweet peanut chunkies) is sold throughout the day.

Praiseworthy for its freshness, Tanzania boasts of rich and plenty of fruitfulness. Enjoy eating bananas, starfruit, raw mango, jackfruit or a big box of delicious foods less than $1!


BY THE BAY

SEA FOOD

The variety of food with the scenic view is unique! Enjoy evening barbeque, fried cassava and sweet potato with spicy kachumbari (salad). Also taste authentic â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;by the bayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; specialties, madafu (coconut water), kichwa nazi and kitale (white bland coconut by produce) served with spicy potatoes.

Zanzibar boasts of a wide spread of sea food. Mainly at Forodhani, Stone town from big lobste rs WR WLQ\ VDOWHG Ă&#x20AC;VKHV $OVR DVN IRU Âś3L]]D¡ D Ă DYRUIXO ORFDO GRXJK VDQGZLFK Ă&#x20AC;OOHG ZLWK RQLRQV peppers, meat, a raw egg and maybe a slice of cheese. Dry sea food is also sold on streets and fresh catch in top hotels and restaurants.

MEALS Wholesome, tasty and healthy meals are available at an affordable rate across the country. Try local delicious meals VXFK DV XJDOL VWLFN\ PDL]H Ă RXU variety like rice) with maharage (beans), chips mayai (french fries RPHOHW  Ă&#x20AC;VK DQG FKLSV FKLFNHQ and chapatti (round dough bread). Mchicha (spinach), pilau (rice with vegetable), stew and fried bananas are available in shacks or restaurants.

It is recommended to take highest hygiene and health precautions before opting to eat street food.

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Restaurants To add your restaurant listing, contact us at +255 779 786 911

BARS

BARBEQUE

Akemi Bar and Restaurant

Golden Jubilee Towers, Ohio Street

+255 753 360 360

George and Dragon

Haile Selassie Road, Masaki

+255 717 800 002

Skybar

Ramada Encore Dar es Salaam Ghana Avenue

+255 22 234 3434

Level 8

Kivukoni Front, Hyatt Regency

+255 764 701 234

Trinti Bar and Restaurant

26, Msasani Road

+255 755 963 686

Mamboz SizGrill

212 Maweni Street, East Upanga

+255 784 243 734

Barbeque Village

Msasani, Dar es Salaam

+255 713 320 736

Blue Rock Spurs

Ohio Street , IT Plaza

+255 22 500 067

Coral Ridge Spurs

Sea Cliff Village

+255 764 700 657

Barbeque House

Nkomo St, Opp. Las Vegas Casion

+255 784 517 333

Hubbly Bubbly

Malik Road, TZ Scouts Ground

+255 789 111 111

Epidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;or

520 Haile Selassie Rd, Masaki

+255 22 260 1663

CAFE

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CAFE

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Deli @Encore

Ramada Encore Dar es Salaam, Ghana Avenue

+255 22 234 3434

The Flame Tree Lounge

Hyatt Regency

+255 764 701 234

Citrus Lounge

Golden Tulip City Center Hotel, Jamhuri Street

+255 22 212 9351 +255 628 605 192

African Grill

Ramada Resort, Jangwani

+255 22 216 2333

Baraza

Southern Sun Hotel, City Centre

+255 22 213 7575

The Hub Bar & Restaurant

Ramada Encore Dar es Salaam, Ghana Avenue

+255 22 234 3434

The Palm

Hyatt Regency

+255 764 701 234

Fire Restaurant

Golden Tulip Dar es Salaam City Center Hotel, Jamhuri Street

+255 22 212 9351 +255 628 605 192

KFC

Diamond Plaza. Mirambo Street

+255 786 920 359

Marry Brown

Haile Selasie, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

+255 22 260 0781

Saverios Italian Restaurant

Mwai Kibaki Rd, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

+255 22 270 0393

Subway

Ali Hassan Mwinyi Rd. Peugeot House

+255 22 212 6258

Alcove

Sea Cliff Hotel Masaki Dar es Salaam

+255 22 260 1980

Bandari Grill

New Africa Hotel, Azikiwe Street

+255 658 222 220

56 Bhog

Kisutu Street

+255 656 555 141

FAST FOOD

INDIAN

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INDIAN

Nawabi Khana

Haile Selassie Road, Oysterbay

+255 778 111 111

Arc Di Noe

Kimweri Avenue, Msasani

+255 22 266 6924

Bella Napoli

530 Haile Selassie Rd

+255 778 497 776

The Waterfront

The Slipway, Msasani Peninsular

+255 22 260 0893

Zuane

Masaki Peninsula

+255 766 679 600

Al Basha

Samora Avenue, Heritage Hotel

+255 22 212 6888

Epidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;or

520 Haile Selasie Rd

+255 22 260 1663

The Cook

Plot 111, Chole Rd, Dar Es Salaam

+255 718 999 888

Capetown Fish Market

Msasani Peninsula, 180 Msasani Bay

+255 758 555 366

305 Karafuu

Plot 305 Kinondoni, Karafuu Street

+255 754 277 188

Samaki Samaki

Mlimani City, Diamond Plaza, Masaki

+255 758 812 223

Ngalawa Seafront

Coral Lane Masaki

+255 784 260 192

Swasdee

New Africa Hotel, Azikiwe Street

+255 22 211 7050

The Oriental

Hyatt Regency

+255 764 701 234

Osaka

Chaza Ln, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

+255 755 268 228

Kibo Bar

Serena Hotel, Ohio Street

+255 22 211 2416

Baraza Grill

Southern Sun, Garden Avenue

+255 22 213 7575

Mchanga Restaurant

White Sands, Jangwani Beach

+255 758 818 696

ITALIAN

LEBANESE

SEA FOOD

SOUTH EAST

SWAHILI

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DAR ES SALAAM Airport Handling In Tanzania Swissport Tanzania Ltd................................... 284 4610 Equity Aviation ............................... 284 2901 Adventure Travel Afri Roots ................................... 732 926 350 Tanzania Adventures ............... 786 019 944 Ambulance Services Evacuation First Air Responder ........................... 222 760 087 First Air Responder .................... 754 777 073 Flying Doctors ........................... 787 747 464 Beach Resorts Sunrise Beach Resort ................ 755 400 900 Hotel South Beach ........................ 286 4027 Bahari Beach ................................. 555 0301 Beach Comber Hotel And Resort...................................... 264 7772 Jangwani Seabreeze.................... 264 7215 White Sands Hotel And Resort...................................... 211 3678 Double Tree By Hilton .................... 221 0000 Ramada Resort ............................. 216 2333 Kunduchi Beach Hotel And Resort...................................... 265 0050 Lazy Lagoon Resort .................. 754 237 422 Lighthouse Beach Lodge ........ 784 947 444 Bookstore House Of Wisdom Bookshop................................... 715 737 332 A Novel Idea .................................. 260 1088 Mkuki Na Nyota ............................. 212 7031 Bureaus Al Fayad .................................... 763 999 988 Capital Bureau De Change Ltd......................... 713 620 620 Mermaid ........................................ 211 6882 Pinnacle ................................... 652 272 339 Buses Kilimanjaro Express ................... 755 233 077 Dar Express ................................ 715 926 949

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Tahmeed Coach ..................... 787 247 585 Abood Bus Services.................. 754 560 941 Car Rentals Budget Car Rentals ....................... 213 6464 Europcar Tanzania ........................ 266 4722 Fab Cars .................................... 764 322 227 First Car Rental .......................... 756 885 588 Green Car Rentals ........................ 218 3718 Karibu Car Rental ..................... 762 000 442 Rent A Ride ............................... 782 786 844 Sixth Renth A Car...................... 788 663 380 Travel Partner Ltd ..................... 767 888 375 Casino Le Grande ................................. 712 310 477 New Africa Casino ...................211 7050/51 Las Vegas Casino .......................... 211 8132 Sea Cliff Casino ........................ 755 777 001 Palm Beach Casino ...................... 213 0985 Princess Casino .............................. 211 0100 Premier Casino ......................... 758 890 089 Charter Flights Air Excel ..................................... 784 455 748 Auric Air Services ...................... 783 233 334 Coastal Services ....................... 752 627 825 Fly Safari Airlink.......................... 777 723 274 Zantas Air .................................. 713 409 412 Flight Link Ltd ............................. 782 354 448 Cinema Century Cinemax Mkuki House .............................. 683 020 756 Century Cinemax Oysterbay House ...................... 784 610 875 Century Cinemax Mlimani City .............................. 717 246 362 Suncrest Cineplex .................... 767 668 437 Clubs Elements Lounge ...................... 714 547 288 George And Dragon Pub............................... 717 800 002 High Spirit Lounge Bar .............. 222 110 268 Rouge ........................................ 764 701 234


Makuti Bar ................................. 753 855 070 Mbalamwezi Beach Club ............................... 713 228 272 Onyx Lounge ................................. 211 7050 Q Bar .......................................... 754 282 474 Skybar ............................................. 234 3434

Flying Doctors Dar Es Salaam Flying Doctors . 787 747 464

Courier Services Expedited Mail Services................ 212 3112 DHL .................................................. 219 4900

Hospitals Aga Khan Casualty And Ambulance ...................... 784 550 100 CCBRT ........................................ 753 033 058 Sali International .......................... 226 01296 Msasani Peninsular Hospital .... 766 344 996 Premier Care Clinic ....................... 266 8385 The London Health Centre And Medical Clinic ..... 762 542 542

Culture Centres And Library Alliance Francaise......................... 213 1406 British Council................................. 216 5300 Goethe Institute............................. 213 4800 National Museum .......................... 212 2030 Russian Tanzania Cultural Centre .............................. 213 6578 Tanaganyika Library ..................215 0048/9 Village Museum ............................. 270 0437 Dental Clinics Dental Studio (Mbezi) .............. 758 601 155 Dental Studio (Sea Cliff) .......... 753 601 155 Electronics Canocity Dar Es Salaam ......... 772 772 442 City Music Sound ...................... 763 303 657 Beats Electronics ...................... 713 444 666 Jumbo Camera House ............ 754 259 771 Sony Authorized Dealer ............... 218 3130 Top Shop Ltd .................................. 218 3076 Emergency Police ............................................. 211 1747 Fire............................................................ 114 Aga Khan Hospital ........................ 211 5151 First Air Responder Knight Support ............................... 276 0087 Ultimate Security ...................... 713 123 911 Immigration ................................... 211 8637

Golf In Dar Dar Es Salaam Gymkhana ........... 213 8445 Lugalo Golf ............................... 685 059 492

Hotels Best Western Peninsula ................. 266 4591 Doubletree By Hilton .................... 221 0000 Golden Tulip Dar es Salaam, City Center Hotel ...212 9351 / 628 605 192 Harbour View Suites ...................... 212 4040 Holiday Inn City Centre ................ 213 9250 Jamboo Inn............................... 715 270 283 Kunduchi Beach Hotel And Resort ........................... 265 0050 New Africa Hotel ........................... 211 7050 Ramada Encore Dar es Salaam.. 234 3434 Sea Cliff Hotel ................................ 260 0380 Hyatt Regency, The Kilimanjaro ......................... 764 701 234 Insurance Alliance Life Insurance Ltd ........... 210 3300 Strategis Health Insurance ........... 260 2570 Jubilee Insurance .......................... 213 5121 Reliance Insurance ...................... 212 0088 Aar Insurance ................................ 278 0020 Jewelers Tz-Nite Gems And Jewellery ... 713 297 387 Gem Tanzanite ......................... 768 281 281 Uru Diamonds ........................... 785 275 576

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DAR ES SALAAM Mobile Service Providers Tigo............................................. 713 800 800 Vodacom.................................. 754 705 000 Airtel .......................................... 784 748 100 Zantel ............................................. 550 7834

Mbezi .............................................. 261 8522 Game ............................................. 219 7800 Nakumatt .................................. 768 255 900 TSN Supermarket ...................... 787 990 177 The Deli ...................................... 787 990 177

Optician Jess Optician ................................. 212 1961 .................................................... 754 392 905 .................................................... 682 052 640

Travel Agencies Travel Partner .......767 888 283/766 555 777 Rikshaw Travels .............................. 260 2303 Skylink Travels And Tours .......... 754 451 111 Sta Travel ................................... 758 828 384 Takims Holiday ............................... 211 0346 Travel Start...................................... 212 4881 Waljiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Travel................................... 211 0321 World Link Travels And Tours......... 211 6024

Pharmacy Care Limited .................................. 211 4247 Premier Care Pharmacy............... 266 8385 Safari Camps Selous Wilderness Camp ......... 784 947 444 Skylink Safaris ............................ 754 451 111 Spa And Salon Antara Spa At Hyatt Regency ......................... 764 701 234 Cleopatra Spa ............................... 226 6655 Lemon Spa ................................ 752 220 120 Skin Deep .................................. 777 784 787 The Touch Spa ............................... 260 2539 Dashing Diva............................. 789 777 768 Supermarkets NTS Mart ......................................270 0674/5 Shopper Plaza Mikocheni..................................270 1545/46 Masaki ............................................ 260 2418

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Water Sports 360 Water Sports Jet Boating .. 687 445 503 Tanzaquatic Sailing And Fishing ................................ 756 504 987 White Sands Hotel Watersports .................................... 264 7620 Zanzibar Ferries Azam Marine ................................. 213 3014 Flying Horse .................................... 212 4507 Sea Express..................................... 213 7049


$'#.+10 Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service oriented organization started in the year 1917. There are 1.4 million members in 46,000(approx.) clubs across the Globe. Tanzanian population is close to 54 million and there are only 600 Lion Members who serve the needy. A few likeminded people who were willing to serve the people came forward and formed a new club "Lions club of Dar es salaam PANORAMA" The charter night, installation and induction of the Charter Members was held at Hotel, Holiday Inn, last month. To put into practice the commitment to provide services such as vision & health, services towards the youth, literacy quest, hunger relief, poverty eradication, environmental awareness & protection etc.

If you are willing to serve people please join us. For further information, speak to one of our LIONs on +255 689 380 423 or Write to us: lcdpanorama@gmail.com

Our Motto For this Year is ‘’More Idea More Service” 49


AIRLINE CONTACTS Mozambique Airlines .+255 762 948 301

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Air Eclipse ....................+255 222 139 250 Emirates Airlines ..........+255 222 197 900 Ethiopian Airlines ........+255 786 285 899 Eqypt Air ......................+255 789 516 482 Kenya Airways ............+255 222 163 917 KLM Royal Dutch ........+255 222 163 914

Etihad Airways To Abu Dhabhi Egypt Airways To Cairo Ethiopian Airways To Addis Ababa Kenya Airways To Nairobi

LAM Mozambique......+255 222 134 600 Malwian Airlines ..........+255 222 136 663 Oman Air .....................+255 222 119 426

Arrive: 15:50 Depart:16:45

Malawian Airlines KLM To Amsterdam

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Oman Air ZNZ-DAR-MCT

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Precision Air .................+255 222 168 000 Qatar Airways ............+255 222 198 319 Rwanda Air ................+255 222 113 072 South African Airways +255 222 117 044 Fast Jet ........................+255 784 108 900 Swiss Air ........................+255 225 510 020 Turkish Airlines .......... +255 222 116 681/4 Etihad Airways ............+255 222 196 875

Qatar Airways To Doha South African Airways To Johannesburg Swiss Air To Zurich

Arrive: 21:05 Depart: 22:20

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Zanzibar

CITY FACTS


About Famed as one of the top three travel and leisure destination, Zanzibar is frequently visited as a holiday island. It is a Tanzanian Archipelago divided on the mainland is Stone Town, UNESCO World Heritage Site and the pristine coastline with more than ten beach locations to choose from. Accommodation Most visitors prefer to stay by the beach; mostly in lodges or resorts. Here one can enjoy water-based activities and relax by the beach. Room rates start from as little as $20 up to $400. Stone Town is more of an explorerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paradise and has its own rustic most guests will stay for a day in boutique hotels. Price ranges from $60 and above. It is advisable to book a month or two in advance in peak months of December, June and during international festivals. Flights Abeid Amani Karume International operates GRPHVWLF DQG LQWHUQDWLRQDO Ă LJKWV DQG LW LV DERXW Ă&#x20AC;YH NLORPHWHUV VRXWK RI =DQ]LEDU City. Flights run to and fro Addis Ababa (Ethiopian Airlines), Dubai (Flydubai), Nairobi (Kenya Airways), Oman Air (Muscat) and 'RKD 4DWDU $LUZD\V  &KDUDFWHU Ă LJKWV connect travelers from main cities such as Dar es Salaam and Arusha and other remote safari destinations such as Ruaha, Mikumi, Ngorongoro and Serengeti. In-bound Transport Commuting is smooth and very reliable in Zanzibar. Taxis are the best options to travel around however are expensive to and fro beach destinations (starting $30). Most hotels also provide complimentary transfers to international passengers. Car rentals options are also available. Alternatively, minibuses operate to and from north and east-coast beaches and are much cheaper (Tsh 2,000 from town to the beach). Weather Climatic conditions in Zanzibar are relatively humid. The weather does not get too extreme and tourists enjoy the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;warmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; weather of the country. The best time to visit it from JuneNovember. December is hot yet pleasant. March, April and May should be avoided as this is the rainy season.

Shopping Stone Town makes for the perfect place to shop most of your souvenirs. Travelers enjoy shopping spices, cotton wear and khanga local designed cloth often tailored in JRUJHRXV RXWĂ&#x20AC;WV IRU PHQ DQG ZRPHQ 6WRQH Town also has many souvenir shops that makes it easy to buy gifts and artifacts from one stop. Hotels have curio shops and may be expensive. People Zanzibaris are very welcoming to tourists as the island is frequently visited by travelers. They will always greet you with a smile and most of the locals are genuine people. You are advised to be careful of street guides as they may sometimes demand money or pester you for their services. The residents are religious and guests are expected to respect their values and traditions Clothing Beach locations are warm and give you the Ă H[LELOLW\ WR ZHDU OLJKW FRWWRQ FORWKHV VZLP wear and summer wear. These areas also host the best parties so you can be as comfortable with your style of clothing. Stone Town is a home to a pious population where men and ZRPHQDUHRIWHQVHHQLQUHOLJLRXVRXWĂ&#x20AC;WV7KH\ expect tourists to respect this and especially women are advised to dress modestly. Food Most of the food available in Zanzibar is delectable and caters to everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tastes. Forodhani in Stone Town offers delicious sea food varieties. Many hotels, restaurants lodges also have European, pan-African and South Asian choices. Hotels have bed and breakfast, half and full board menus and Stone Town have charming restaurants to stop by. Safety Zanzibar is a tourist friendly and of the favored destinations for holidays. Visitors are expected to be respectful in their conduct towards locals and the Islamic religion. Although political uprisings have been a warning, there have been no major mishappenings. It is always to move in groups and avoid beach boys who may be a nuisance sometimes. Keep your belongings safe in a locker.

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STONE TOWN Visitors enjoy the mysterious feel of losing themselves in narrow alleys, painting henna tattoos on hands or shopping khanga dresses here. Stone 7RZQ LV D FDPRXĂ DJH RI WKH past and present with various historical sites including house of wonder and slave market and the present embellished with boutique hotels. A day tour in the UNESCO World Heritage Site is enchanting. PRISON ISLAND Sail to a petite island of KLVWRULFDOVLJQLĂ&#x20AC;FDQFHMXVW 30 minutes from Stone Town. Prison Island is also a home to giant aldabra tortoises, some, above 200 years old. Explore the ruins of the prison that never was now turned into a boutique hotel or snorkel in the crystal clear waters. FORODHANI GARDEN A quite retreat under the shadows of large trees during the day, Forodhani garden gets lively in the evening. Enjoy sunset views with young lads diving in the ocean. The fresh seafood spread and local â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;pizzaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; makes travelers drool over and your dinner can be sorted under $10! SPICE TOURS Zanzibar is also known as the spice island with its connection to various types of spices and herbs. Take a spice tour and learn about spices used in traditional food, cures for ailments and traditions. Tour operators offer guided tours through villages and plantations with an exotic lunch and fruits to savor after your trip. WATER SPORTS )URP NLWHVXUĂ&#x20AC;QJ WR GHHS sea diving and jet skiing, Zanzibar is a water sport loverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paradise. The pristine

beaches with favorable wind and tide offer plenty of opportunities for water adventure. Jambiani, Nungwi and Paje make for some best sites and further north offers great sites underwater treasures. FULL MOON PARTIES If you are in Zanzibar, a full moon party beach is surely something not to miss out. Kendwa Rocks is one popular spot that hosts one of the largest full moon party and attracts a diverse crowd with massive entertainment from dusk to dawn. BEACHES From private and secluded to crowded and budget friendly, beaches in Zanzibar are uncountable. Each beach has something special to offer; dhow cruises, dolphin tours, luxury stays and much more. Make sure you make the most of your beach destination. JOZANI FOREST With an excellent nature trail and guided walks, a visit to Jozani forest is enlightening especially for photographers. The forest is a home to more than 2,000 colobus monkeys DQG YDULRXV VSHFLHV RI Ă RUD and fauna. The mangrove forest and the depth of the jungle are another wonder of this place. ZANZIBAR BUTTERFLY CENTRE A kilometer from Jozani IRUHVW LV WKH EXWWHUĂ \ FHQWHU one of the largest in East Africa. The place is worth a visit for its admirable netted garden showing various life VWDJHVRIWKHEXWWHUĂ LHV0RVW SURĂ&#x20AC;WV HDUQHG DUH XVHG IRU supporting conservation and community projects.


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ZANZIBAR Airlines Mango Airlines .......................... 774 305 165 Air Tanzania Corporation ............. 223 0213 Coastal Aviation............................ 223 3112 Fast Jet ..................................... 777 212 191 Ethopian Airlines ............................ 223 1526 Kenya Airways .......................... 786 390 004 Oman Air ........................................ 531 1111 Precision Air .................................... 223 4520 Qatar Airways ................................ 223 9177 ZanAir Limited ................................ 223 3670 Bars Africa House Sunset Bar......... 777 432 2340 Masahani Bar (Serena Inn)........... 223 3051 Tatu ............................................ 778 672 772 Consulates Egypt............................................... 223 0726 China .............................................. 223 2547 India ................................................ 223 0720 Mozambique ................................. 223 0049 Oman ............................................. 223 1235 Sweden ..................................... 777 170 471 Dive Centres Stone Town..................................... 223 8374 Zanzibar Watersports ............... 773 235 030 Krafuu Beach Resort and Dive Centre....................777 413 647/8 Divine Diving and Yoga........... 777 771 914 East Africa Diving ..................... 777 420 588 Zanzibar Water Sports Paradise .......................... 773 781281 Bahari Divers ............................. 777 484 873 Emergency Ambulance ............................................ 112 Fire............................................................ 111 Police ....................................................... 999 Police HQ ....................................... 223 0246 Afya Medical Centre .................... 223 1228 Driving Doctors ......................... 773 110 220 Zanzibar Medical Group .............. 223 3134 24 hours Emergency ................ 777 410 954

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Ferries Azam Marine ................................. 223 1655 Flying Horse ............................... 784 472 497 Sea Express services ...................... 223 4690 Zanzibar Ports Corporation .......... 223 2857 Hotels Jambiani Blue Oyster Hotel ........................... 224 0163 Casa Del Mar............................ 777 455 446 Red Monkey Lodge ...................... 224 0207 KizimKazi Dolphin View Village............... 777 865 5 01 Karamba Resort ....................... 773 166 406 The Residence Zanzibar ............... 555 5000 Kiwengwa Blue Bay Beach Resort .................. 224 0241 Kiwengwa Beach Club Village .............................. 777 414 351 Melia Resort .............................. 774 444 477 Shooting Star Inn ...................... 777 414 166 Kendwa Amana Kendwa Beach Resort.................................. 224 0026 Kendwa Rocks .......................... 777 415 475 White Sand Bungalows ............ 777 425 219 Mangwapani Sea Cliff Resorts & Spa ............. 767 702 241 Nungwi Flame Tree Cottages .................... 224 0100 Diamond La Gemma dellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Est ...... 224 0087 Double Tree Hotel (Hliton) ............ 224 0476 Essque Zalu ................................ 778 683 960 Ras Nungwi Hotel ........................... 0040478 Z Hotel ........................................ 774 266 266 Paje Hakuna Majiwe ........................ 777 454 505 Jaribu Beach Hotel .................. 777 817 716 Kinazi Upepo ............................. 777 497 495 Paje by Night ............................ 777 460 710 Paradise Beach Nungalows......... 223 1387 Pwani Changani Beach Lodge ......... 773 569 821 Ocean Paradise Resort ........... 774 440 990 Mapenzi Beach Club ............... 774 414 268


Sandies Neptune Pwani Beach Resort and Spa.................. 223 3449 Diamond Dream of Zanzibar ................................ 757 619 061 Stone Town Dhow Palace ................................. 223 3012 Marubu Beach Villas ................ 777 451 188 Mbweni Ruins ................................. 223 5478 Jafferji House and Spas ................ 223 6583 Maru Maru Hotel ........................223 8516/8 Serena Inn ...................................... 223 1015 Shangani Hotel .............................. 223 3688 Tembo House Hotel....................... 223 3005 Zanzibar Beach Resort .................. 223 0208 Zanzibar Grand Palace Hotel .................................. 223 5368 Restaurants Six Degrees South ..................... 620 644 611 Amore Mio ................................ 776 211 071 Baharaia Restaurant (Serena Inn) ................................... 223 1015 Coco De Mer ................................. 223 0852 Hot Spot Bistro ........................... 774 164 866 Les Spice Rendevous ............... 777 410 707 Mangapwani Sea Food Grill ........ 223 3587 Mercuryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s........................................ 223 3076

Pagoda Restaurant ...................... 223 4688 Parachute (nr airprot) .............. 777 575 566 Radha Food House ...................... 223 4808 Zan Sushi ......................................... 225 0117 Zanzibar Coffee House ................. 223 9319 Maru Maru Hotel ........................223 8516/8 Shopping Aromas of Zanzibar .................. 716 097 681 Blue Gems ................................. 782 786 000 Doreen Mashika ....................... 767 369 777 Khanga Kabisa ......................... 763 404 396 Memories of Zanzibar ................... 223 9376 Zanzibar Secrets ....................... 774 000 005 Zawadi Chest................................. 223 1390 Travel Agents/ Tour Operators Dhow Safaris .................................. 223 2088 Easy Travel and Tours .................... 223 5372 Maya Tours ..................................... 22 33108 Zanzibar Tourist Corporation .................................. 223 2344

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Arusha

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About Often known as the safari capital or the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; town, Arusha is scenically situated on base of Mount Meru and the climate is relatively cool. Arusha is a quiet town, often bustling with tourists and travelers. It is also famed as the mid-point from Cape Town to Cairo. Accommodation 2QHFDQĂ&#x20AC;QGDOONLQGVRIDFFRPPRGDWLRQVLQ Arusha; from small hotels to beautiful lodges and high-end hotels. While it is advisable to get the best deals on pre-booking and with your travel agent, the high season (June to )HEUXDU\  KDV D ODUJH LQĂ RZ RI WRXULVWV WKXV room rates are on the higher scale. Stay within the city at The Arusha Hotel, Kibo Palace, The Impala Hotel or most lodges and budget accommodations are in between KIA (Kilimanjaro International Airport) and the main city. Flights :LWK D ODUJH LQĂ RZ RI WRXULVWV WZR DLUSRUWV are operational from Arusha. The KIA airport KDV UHJXODU Ă LJKWV WR DQG IURP $PVWHUGDP (KLM), Addis Ababa (Ethiopian Airlines) Doha (Qatar Airways), Nairobi (Kenya Airways), Kigali (Rwanda Air), Frankfurt Via Mombasa (Condor) and Turkey (Turkish Airlines). Frequent shuttle services are available to and fro the airport for USD 10 or taxi from USD 50 (approx.) Arusha Municipal Airport (ARK), situated on WKH RXWVNLUWV UXQV GRPHVWLF Ă LJKWV PRVWO\ WR Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam, and charter Ă LJKWVRSHUDWHIRUVSHFLĂ&#x20AC;FWRXULVWGHVWLQDWLRQV such as Ruaha, Selous, Mikumi etc. In-bound transport Regular express buses operate to and from Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Kampala, Mwanza, Tanga and Lushoto. For in-bound transport, local buses are reliable (starting Tsh400), however these are often cramped with passengers. You are advised to be careful of valuables. Taxis are much safer and a price must be agreed upon before departing to your destination (starting price is Tsh 3,000 within a kilometer). Weather Arusha enjoys a high elevation of 1,400 metres (4,600 ft) on the southern slopes of Mount Meru, thus climatic conditions are cooler with OHVV KXPLGLW\ 7HPSHUDWXUHV DUH IURP Ă&#x20AC;YH WR thirty degrees Celsius. Visitors are advised to

carry a mix of warm clothes (for cool climate) and summer wear (day time safari clothes). A windcheater and a sweater is very useful. Shopping As a tourist destination, you have a lot of chances to shop souvenirs, gifts and authentic local products from Arusha. Within the city centre, Clock Tower and India Road have local curio shops. Central Market is an attraction in itself and has good quality Maasai blankets. The Cultural Heritage Centre is a one stop shop to purchase al souvenirs from paintings to Tanzanite jewelry, however prices are slightly high. On your safari routes, \RXZLOODOVRĂ&#x20AC;QGORFDOPDUNHWVDQGURDGVLGH vendors selling affordable handicrafts People Arusha and its connecting areas are a home to a diverse population. On your way to safari you will encounter different tribes who follow traditions and values strictly and are very welcoming to tourists. Visitors can take a cultural tour to experience the local culture. Clothing Your attire in Arusha is mostly dependent on weather and the kind of activities. There are QRVWULFWUHOLJLRXVUXOHVDQGYLVLWRUVDUHĂ H[LEOH WRFKRRVHWKHLURXWĂ&#x20AC;W6KRUWVRUVDIDULWURXVHUV LQFRWWRQZLWKORVHĂ&#x20AC;WWLQJWVKLUWVDUHLGHDO'D\ and evening wear is usually casual. Carrying warmers and seaters is essential. Food Arusha not only has several restaurants. The choice of cuisine offered is large and can suit the pockets of everyone. For continental food and a green ambience, Le Patio, The Blue Heron, Fig and Olive, and the Arusha Coffee Lodge are great places to consider. For local tasteful and pocket friendly restaurants look at our for Khanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s barbeque, hot plate for Indian food and Chinese whispers for delectable Chinese cuisine. Njiro complex also has small eateries offering varied cuisine. Meals range from US$1 for street joints to US$15 for main courses at the high-end hotels. Safety Avoid walking alone or using local bikes at night. This may be opportunistic for bandits. Avoid walking with backpacks of secluded areas such as Sokoine or Old Moshi road. Stay alert if someone is following you.

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MOUNT MERU Standing tall in the heart of Arusha, Mount Meru is an adventurous attraction close to the city. Hike the 4,562 meters tall mountain, challenging in nature with splendid vistas of Kilimanjaro, the rift valley and wild encounters. ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK Situated 45 kilometers from Arusha town, this littler park has plenty to offer; enjoy the scenic view of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru, Ngurdoto crater and Momella Lake. Spot unique species apart from the big Ă&#x20AC;YH FROREXV PRQNH\V Ă DPLQJRHV GLNGLN antelopes and birds. Arusha National Park is one of the few parks offering walking safaris. MESERANI SNAKE PARK Snake Park is an interesting recreation center with 45 minutes driving distance from Arusha. Learn above 50 species of eastern and Southern African snakes. The park also has a Masai museum, curio market and some animals. Visitors can buy fancy souvenirs or enjoy a 30 minutes camel ride. THE SAFARI CAPITAL Arusha is the center of northern circuit safari routes. With an international airport in the city, travelers FDQ WDNH D Ă LJKW VWUDLJKW to Arusha and connect to safari destinations; Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Tarangire, Manyara and Kilimanjaro to mention a few.

CULTURAL TOURS There are more than 120 cultural tribes to explore in Tanzania. Tour operators in Arusha organize day trips to visit tribes with opportunities to interact and participate in activities of the Masai, Chaga, Tengeru, Hanang and many more. Mto wa Mbu offers a potpourri of experience with indigenous groups. TANZANITE MINES AND MUSEUM Discover the origin of the exquisite Tanzanite and the only place where this gemstone, 1000 times rarer than diamond is found. Visit the Tanzanite Meralani mines, 32 kms from Arusha and Tanzanite museum located in the heart of Arusha takes you through a PDJQLĂ&#x20AC;FHQW MRXUQH\ RI WKH Tanzanite Jewel. CLOCK TOWER Legend holds that the Clock Tower is the center point between Cairo and Cape Town. Apart from being a historic attraction, this landmark is in the heart of the city and close to many city attractions including hotels, cafes and local markets.


ARUSHA Banks and ATM’S Bank of Africa ................................ 254 5128 Bank of Baroda.............................. 254 4986 Barclays Bank Tanzania, LTD ........ 250 9320 Diamond Trust Bank ...................... 250 4146 CRDB Bank ..................................... 250 7239 Exim Bank ....................................... 250 4910 I & M Bank (T) LTD .......................... 254 6159 Stanbic Bank ...............................250 9713/6 Standard Chartered Bank............ 254 4703 Hospitals and Medical Care AAR ................................................. 254 3062 Aga Khan .................................. 757 231 230 Total Care Medical Centre ..................................... 787/767/718 882 273 AMREF Flying Doctors .............. 783 927 529 First Air Responder .................... 765 777 090 Flying Doctors Society of Africa.......................................... 254 4407 Jewelers The Tanzanite Experience ....... 754 600 991 Night Clubs Babylon Pub and Nighclub..... 712 001 260 Cigar Bar ................................... 784 731 251 Sundown Carnival .................... 757 557 875 Via Via ....................................... 754 322 879

Pharmacy Akaal Pharmacy ...................... 718 444 222 S & S Medical Store .................. 684 668 866 Photography Camera Repair......................... 784 262 111 Commercial Photography ..... 784 202 712 Restaurants Arusha Masai Café ................. 755 765 640 Bay Leaf Fine Dining ............... 758 777 333 Blue Heron Restaurant ............. 785 555 127 Chinese Dragon ...................... 754 473 088 Curry Pot ................................... 768 033 570 Fig and Olive ............................ 784 532 717 Hot Plate.................................... 783 030 730 Impala Hotel .................................. 254 3082 Kimemo Cafe ........................... 789 575 555 Savanah Grill............................. 689 121 444 Spice and Herbs ....................... 754 818 533 Via Via ....................................... 754 322 879 Zawadi House ........................... 767 500 852 Supermarket Nakumatt Arusha ..................... 768 255 900 Nakumatt Moshi ....................... 785 255 900 Mayange Market ..................... 754 928 854 Pick and Pay Supermarket...... 715 786 646 Tour Operator Wild Tracks............784 416 317/784 420 342 Tanzania Joy Tours ................... 719 973 749

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