Other Links

Ushongo Beach Cottages One and two bedroom cottages on quiet, palm-fringed beach on the Tanzania coast. Self-help or fully catered. Snorkeling and diving on local coral reefs.

TRAVEL GUIDES:

  • SafariBookings.com: A safari Booking Partners for Sub Saharan Africa. Please visit our profile and  write us your reviews.
  • Africa Guide A comprehensive guide to Africa and African safaris, with detailed travel information, accommodation, hundreds of relevant links, forums, a photo library and a monthly newsletter.
  • Bradt Travel Guide An excellent guide book well worth buying. Lots of information on Tanzania mainland as well as Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia. Provides useful data on middle and upper levels of tourism.
  • Footprint Guides – an Online travel guide for worldwide destinations. Gives information on companies in Tanzania. Footprints are intending to publish a guide book on Tanzania shortly.
  • Rough Guides Another very popular guide book.
  • Lonely Planet A popular guide book, especially amongst backpackers.

For further information on Tanzania see Travel Directory for the World – The Big Travel Guide of the World.

FLIGHT BOOKINGS:

NATIONAL PARKS OF TANZANIA

INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES:

LOCAL AIRLINES

UNUSUAL SAFARIS:

Chimpanzees at Mahale Mountains National Park and Gombe Stream National Park– fly-in safaris to Mahale staying in luxury tents on the shores of Lake Tanganyika. Mahale difficult to get to, except by flying. Best place to see chimpanzees. Most air charter companies have flights from Arusha/Serengeti/Mwanza to Kigoma. Also arranges safaris to the more remote Katavi National Park.

OFFICIAL ORGANIZATIONS, EMBASSIES AND GOVERNMENT BODIES:

TANZANIA NEWS:

There are some very good web sites with excellent articles on Africa and on African affairs in general. Puts many of the British and American newspapers to shame.

  • Arusha TimesThe local newspaper of Arusha. Probably not of interest to those who do not know the place, but it gives some idea of what goes on in a small town (pop.250,000) in the middle of Africa.
  • IPP MediaPredominantly news of Tanzania and items of interest. Interesting email chat talks on contentious issues.
  • All AfricaAn excellent web site dealing with news throughout Africa.
  • Out of AfricaAlso an excellent web site with plenty of information on East Africa. Run by journalists (PACT).