Tanzania is a beautiful, quaint country with an abundance of wildlife and scenery that will leave you at a loss in deciding what adventure to partake in first. With outstanding natural spectacles, Tanzania is one of the go to countries to visit in Africa.

With that in mind, when you are planning on visiting the area, you have to take a lot of things into consideration. From the places you want to visit, to how you will get around, these are factors that one has to think about.

In the event you are debating between self-driving and hiring a local tourist driver, here are a few advantages and disadvantages to help you make your final decision.

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Epitomising the image of Africa, Tanzania has it all – mountains, beaches and islands with majestic views, national parks and game reserves so vast some are the size of small countries and with the most impressive natural event in the world of annual migrations. Nothing is as humbling as seeing the snow-peaked Mt Kilimanjaro when the sun rises. Nowhere are animals as visible as on the high plains of the Serengeti. To look down into the immense bowl of the Ngorongoro Crater is to stand at the gates of heaven itself. Moreover, relaxing in Zanzibar with its coral-sand beaches, barefoot beach lodges and opulent heritage is the ultimate holiday finale.

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When is it best to visit Tanzania?

I really depends on where you are going. Tanzania is a huge country and has different weather patterns. Areas around Moshi, Arusha and Kilimanjaro are generally cool through out the year. Generally the country is warm, experiencing rain between March and May. If you are interested in sunny beaches and coastal tides, then end of the year and January is the best time. The weather is perfect for the beach and the festive season will not disappoint. The National Parks are open throughout the year.

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