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A tour operator typically combines tour and travel components to create a holiday. They prepare itinerary. The most common example of a tour operator's product would be a safari on an open roof 4x4 vehicle or a tour guide on Kilimanjaro climb
One of the most important benefits of Tour Operators is that they have an intimate knowledge of the country and the activities you want to partake in. It is with many years of experience in compiling and conducting tours that they have come to know a country like the back of their hands, which means you get to see and experience the very best in terms of attractions, culture and beauty.
Our Tour Operators are one stop tourism shop that can add immense value to your holiday by providing you with all the services you require under one roof. Be it transfers, transportation, flights, carhire, ferries, trains, exclusive activities, tour guides, day tours, advice or any tourism related matter. A tour operator will be able to assist, making the holiday planning process that much simpler.
There are plenty of options to travel by bus in Tanzania, which operates on routes between major cities and towns throughout the country. Other major express bus companies in Tanzania include Dar Express, Kilimanjaro Bus, Aboud, Hood, Royal, Akamba and Others. Local buses run between smaller towns as well as large towns but they are often slow and very crowded.
To get from northern Tanzania to the capital Dar es Salaam, or to fly to Zanzibar, there are several scheduled flights you can take. Air Tanzania, Fastjet and Precision Air offers routes between all the major Tanzanian towns and International. Regional Air Services offers flights to Grumeti (Serengeti), Manyara, Sasakwa, Seronera, Dar es Salaam, Arusha and more.
Ferries to Zanzibar and Pemba Islands: There are several daily high-speed ferries from the port in Dar es Salaam to Stonetown on Zanzibar. You need your passport as authorities will ask to check it. Ferries between Pemba and Zanzibar leave regularly and take about 70 minutes. There are ferries that go between Dar es Salaam and Pemba (usually stopping in Zanzibar). It's best to shop around at the port in Dar es Salaam to get the latest information. A slow boat can take up to 14 hours to make the journey. Ferries to and From Mwanza: Mwanza has ferry services to and from Bukoba which run every other day and take about 9 hours. A ferry also sails between Mwanza and Ukerewe Island and and between Mwanza and Nkome. Check in Mwanza for schedules and avoid taking ferries in bad weather.
All the major car rental agencies and plenty of local ones can provide you with a 4WD (4x4) vehicle in Tanzania. Driving is on the left side of the road and you'll most likely need an international driving license as well as a major credit card to rent a car. If you're planning a self-drive safari in Tanzania then the Northern circuit is a lot easier to navigate than the western or southern wildlife parks. The road from Arusha to the Serengeti takes you to Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater. It's in reasonable condition, although getting to your campsite may not be as easy once you're within the park gates.
Two railway lines have passenger services in Tanzania. Tazara trains run between Dar es Salaam and Mbeya (handy to get to the border of Malawi and Zambia). The Tanzania Railway Corporation (TRC) runs the other railway line and you can travel from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma and Mwanza; and also along the Kaliua-Mpanda and Manyoni-Singida Branch Lines. See Seat 61's passenger-train schedules to find out when the trains run.