Zanziplanet Tours is a travel company dedicated to giving you a genuinely personalized service that delivers the best holiday experience possible in Tanzania and Zanzibar. We specialize in arranging tailor made itineraries, even for the most complex holiday arrangements, and pride ourselves on our quick and reliable service. We can source excellent value air fares through our partnership with all the major airlines. We have a very experienced TANZANIAN based team with direct and personal knowledge of the hotels, tours and cruise packages on offer so we can provide you with the best possible holiday to Tanzania within your chosen budget
It doesn’t matter if you are traveling to Zanzibar or Arusha, Kilimanjaro or Dar-es-salaam, booking with Zanziplanet Tours means you’re booking with the Tanzanian Destinations leader. Join more than 3 million travelers who have booked with us – and have an unforgettable Zanziplanet experience the next time you travel!
We’ve taken the guesswork out of shopping for great experiences because we have already pre-screened the best local tour operators, so you can have confidence in the quality, service and value. Don’t want to take our word for it? Just read the traveler reviews and browse actual traveler photos to see what other travelers have to say.
Our close working relationships with local operators mean we can negotiate exclusive deals and discounts – discounts not available on any other websites! Our deals and discounts are constantly changing so check back often! Even while on your trip!
Book Anytime, Anywhere
Whether you’re planning ahead from the comfort of home or standing in an unfamiliar Destination looking for something to do right now, Zanziplanet Tours can help you book unforgettable experiences at great prices. During popular travel seasons (like summer) and in the most popular destinations (Zanzibar, Arusha, Dar-es-salaam), there is great value to be gained by securing likely-to-sell-out tours and activities in advance. But you don’t need to worry about filling your entire schedule because Zanziplanet Tours is introducing more last-minute inventory, which can easily be booked in destination via Zanziplanet.com
Uncover the Unknown
We often hear from our customers that Zanziplanet Tours helped them find an experience they never knew existed? And they loved it. Even traditional tours can come with added benefits worth exploring, like our ‘Skip the Line’ series that when purchased in advance lets you spend more time exploring rather than waiting. Or try a private, after-hours tour to avoid the crowds and the hassle like at Dar-es-salaam and Arusha City. Just a few minutes exploring Zanziplanet Tours will ensure you don’t miss out on an unforgettable experience.
We’re Here When You Need Us
We know issues arise and if something does come up – for example, if you need to change a date, add an extra person, or make a change to your itinerary – our customer care team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
PASSPORTS & VISA
All visitors to Tanzania require a return or onward ticket and a valid passport with an entry or re-entry visa, duly endorsed. Visas are not required for visitors from some Commonwealth countries and other specified countries. Visas can be obtained from any Tanzania Diplomatic Mission or Consulate abroad, and at main entry points including international airports, sea ports and border posts.
Visitors originating from or transiting through countries endemic with cholera or yellow fever may need valid vaccination certificates, but it is not mandatory. Visitors are advised to take anti-malaria tablets and make use of mosquito nets and insect sprays where provided. Health insurance through your travel agent or any other agent is recommended.
Personal effects including binoculars, cameras, film, may be imported (temporarily) free of duty. A custom bond may be demanded from visitors bringing in professional video/filming equipment, radios, tape recorders and musical instruments to ensure the goods are re-exported. Firearms require a special permit that should be obtained in advance. Visitors buying local handicrafts must keep cash sales receipts and ownership certificates for wildlife trophies for presentation to Customs officials on departure.
Safari vehicles and small aircraft provide limited space for luggage. It is therefore recommended to travel with light bags since bulky suitcases will overload and might not be taken on board.
Light tropical clothes, especially cotton slacks, shirts and skirts are most suitable. Some warm clothing is needed in the higher altitude areas around Ngorongoro Crater, Mt.Kilimanjaro, and Arusha, especially in the evenings and early in the morning. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended on safari and guests are advised to carry some insect repellents.
FLYING DOCTOR MEMBERSHIP
A temporary Flying Doctor membership is recommended to cover air medical evacuation to Nairobi. Participation fee is US $25 for Northern Tanzania and US$ 50 for Southern Tanzania.
An airport tax of US$ 30.00 is levied on all visitors departing the country by air. In many instances, this fee is included in your airline ticket. Visitors departing by air from Kenya must pay at the airport, however. Baggage is weighed at check-in counters and may be inspected by Custom officials. Airport departure tax for domestic flights is about US$ 6.00. All fees are subject to change. There is no departure tax when travelling by road.
Several international airlines operate in and out of Tanzania through Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro International Airports. Travel within the country is by the national airline, Air Tanzania, and by Precision Air, Regional Air, Air Excel, and ZanAir.
OTHERS – LANGUAGE
The national language is Kiswahili but English is widely spoken and is the language of the tourist trade and other international businesses. Leopard Tours, however, boasts of quite a few multilingual operations staff and driver-guides.
The climate is tropical. The coastal areas are hot and humid with an average day temperature of 30 degrees centigrade. The central plateau is dry and arid with hot days and cool nights. In the northwest highlands around Arusha and Ngorongoro, the climate is temperate and cooler between June and September. The long rains are from March to May and the short rains fall between October and December. The hottest months are between October and February.
Tanzania has only one time zone. Local time is GMT + 3 and Daylight Savings Time is not used.
215 – 230 Volts, 50 Cycles AC
The unit of currency is the Tanzania Shilling (TShs) which is divided into 100 cents. Visitors can bring with them any amount of foreign currency but it is against the law to import or export Tanzania Currency. Foreign currency in cash or in travellers cheques may be exchanged at the commercial banks, authorised dealers, or at the bureau de changes operating at the international airports, major towns and border posts.