Insiders view Tanzania

The Wanderers in conversation with Niall Anderson

Everything the guide books or tourism websites won’t tell you about the place

One little known fact/trivia that everyone should know about when travelling to Tanzania

There are more than 120 different tribes in Tanzania!

What is a must buy when in Tanzania?

Tanzanite – this gem is rarer than Diamonds and is only found in Tanzania.

One take-away after a visit to Tanzania

You will leave wanting to return…

What is your advice to first time travellers?

Patience is a fantastic trait to bring with you to Tanzania. It will assist you in your travels and surprise you on safari.

One thing to definitely pack when travelling to Tanzania.

A good sense of humour, this will stand you in good stead with the Local Tanzanian people and will ensure you have a lot of fun.

One activity anyone travelling to Tanzania should not miss.

Hot air ballooning over the Serengeti!

Where should anyone, travelling to Tanzania, definitely get their picture taken?

The Clock Tower in Arusha – It is said to be equidistant between London and Cape Town and a famous stopping place for early adventurers.  Apart from the tower, you can get your picture taken on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, in the vast plains of the Serengeti and at the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro.

Which is the best place to get a panoramic photo?

From a hot air balloon while floating over the Serengeti

On the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater

Half way up Kilimanjaro

Mto Wa Mbu – looking back at the great rift valley

Best place to enjoy sunset/sunrise?

The &Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas, in close proximity to the Great Wildebeest Migration

Most romantic place to take a special someone to..

The &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, overlooking the world famous Ngorongoro Crater

Which is the best place to have local food?

Nicks Pub, Chicken on a bonnet or the Lively Lady in Arusha.

Your favourite local dish and drink that you would recommend..

Nyam Chom and Ugali with a Serengeti Beer!

One place only the locals would know..

A (very) special visit to the Hadza Tribe, one of the smallest tribes in Tanzania

A local festival you feel more travellers should come and see..

A Maasai Graduation ceremony!

Is there any particular month you would not recommend travel to Tanzania and what would that reason be?

Tanzania is a year round destination – June and July are the busiest months of the year on the tourist calendar as they are fantastic months to visit Tanzania. However, the rest of the year is incredibly special too.

In one sentence, Tanzania is.. Is the best African country to visit for a Safari…

Niall Anderson is the Regional Director for Tanzania with &Beyond, which it joined six years ago. Settled in Arusha, Niall takes on exciting challenges in leading teams in Tanzania

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