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British Tourists to Ditch Ibiza For Affordable Tanzania Vacations

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Written by Teresa Mwangi

British partying enthusiasts could ditch the animated Island of Ibiza in Spain for the sunny and affordable Tanzania in Africa.

This is after its recent naming as the best-value sunny destination in the world which is tempting British tourists for a vacation. Tanzania is popping up as the most ideal destination compared to the famous Ibiza. It is hotter and relatively affordable with pints of beer going for a dollar/pound.

In addition, food is also affordable with a meal for two costing less than five pounds while accommodation is also cheap. You will get a hotel room costing $700 for a week in this country along the East African coast.

What Does Tanzania Offer British Tourists?

Zanzibar Island

Zanzibar Island. Photo/Daily Sabbah

Tanzania provides a wide range of niceties for British travellers to explore and enjoy this alluring East African location, including its mild climate and accessibility. The nation is home to beautiful beaches with warm water perfect for diving and snorkelling year-round. Brits are big fans of water sports and Africa gives them a chance to just have this by every measure.

Secondly, Tanzania isn’t a place to bore you, thanks to its striking natural beauty coupled with varied landscapes. There are numerous fascinating places to visit such as the Serengeti National Park famed for its wildlife abundance and exotic lodges and hotels. British wanderlusts also have a chance to enjoy wildebeest migration crossing over from Maasai Mara in Kenya. The Ngorongoro Crater is another stunning destination to spot the “Big Five” in their natural habitat.

In addition, Tanzania’s tropical Indian Ocean coastline features immaculate beaches, glistening oceans, and lively coral reefs. Ideal beach retreats are available in places like Zanzibar, Pemba Island, and Mafia Island, which are great for relaxing, water sports, snorkelling and diving excursions.

Another significant benefit for British tourists considering Tanzania as a summer destination is affordability. Tanzania has a comparatively lower cost of living than many places in Europe, which makes accommodation, food, and transportation within budget for every traveller’s budget. Moreover, there is a wide range of hotels/lodges/resorts to choose from depending on your pocket. Any British budget traveller affords a vacation to the tropical paradise that is Zanzibar.

While Spain is a cultural melting pot due to its fame as a global vacation destination, Tanzania has an enviable culture too. British visitors have an opportunity to discover to tour the historic metropolis of Dar es Salaam and the Swahili flea markets. The Swahili influences on local food and architecture all over the town are incredible.

How Many British Tourists Visit Tanzania in a Year?

Official data by UK’s Foreign Travel office indicates that 75,000 British tourists visit Tanzania annually. The United Kingdom, which consists of Northern Ireland and Great Britain and is the second-largest annual source of visitors after the US.

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A British tourist in Tanzania. Photo/World Nomad

Data by the Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB), in 2018 indicated that 77,000 visitors from into Tanzania for vacation. Sarah Cooke who served as the British High Commissioner to Tanzania at the time described the nation’s beauty as unforgettable. She toured every part of Tanzania during her tenure and she wanted her country people to visit and see the same.

Tanzanian tourism officials want to treble the number of visitors the country receives even as other popular tourism destinations apply brakes to curtail droves of UK tourists flying in.

Brits are under an earlier advisory not to attend illegal parties in Majorca and Ibiza because else they pay a £25,000 fine. According to Dr. Aloyce Nzuki, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism’s deputy permanent secretary, Tanzania aims to double the number of visiting UK tourists

Dr Nzuki projects annual visits by British tourists to increase to about 150,000 from 75,000.

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About the author

Teresa Mwangi

Teresa is a journalist with years of experience in creating web content. She is a wanderlust at heart, loves travelling and telling stories about tour and travel in Africa by every angle.

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