Tanzania is tops for Incentive Travel

Rapidly growing a reputation as a top destination for Incentive Travel and corporate Events, Tanzania offers a combination of Beach resorts, adventure options and magnificent safari experiences.

Boasting world class convention and corporate conference facilities, Tanzania and Zanzibar can offer planners an exciting range of creative incentive and conference programmes. For a safari Incentive trip the northern circuit of Tanzania has an unbelievable choice of ultra luxury wildlife itineraries ranging from the Serengeti migration to the Ngorongoro Crater with a selection of superb lodges or tented camps to choose from. Tanzanian PCO’s also offer the option of private Exclusive tented camp safaris with silver service bush dining experiences.

In the National Parks conferencing venues are usually limited to 10-50 persons which is ideal for small corporate events such as Board meetings and team building etc. ZANZIBAR offers an exotic Beach option with an superb choice of luxury resorts to choose from. Zanzibar resorts also offers a wide choice of conference facilities for up to 500 delegates…..plus amazing excursions – swimming with dolphins, attending colourful Zanzibari festivals or a Swahili seafood dining experience on an ancient Dhow.

For incentive planners looking for more adventurous Programmes what could be more inspirational than climbing Mount Kilimanjaro combined with a Big Five safari or Zanzibar beach resort! Tanzania’s DMC’s are not short of creative ideas to enhance the programmes. They offer bush breakfasts, Carnivore Dining, dinners in old Colonial Houses and in Omani palaces in Stonetown, safari car rallies or cycle tours around Kilimanjaro…and many more options!

Incentive DMC’s requiring a CSR opportunity within their programme need to look no further than Tanzania for some really great options. The Tanzania Cultural Tourism Programme offers some 60 different cultural programmes and the opportunity to meet the people and overnight in small villages, learn about ancient customs, meet traditional healers, prepare traditional foods, sample the local brew! Groups can also volunteer to assist with health and educational work in the Communities (for more information see Page 10).

DAR es SALAAM offers corporate and Association Conference organisers a wide choice of 5 star hotels in the city with excellent conference facilities. The Julius Nyerere Conference Centre has a seating capacity for over 1000 delegates as well as exhibition space.

North of DAR the Beach Resorts on the Swahili Coast also offer excellent conference facilities as well as a range of beach activities. Apart from boasting a diverse range of motivational Incentive programme ideas and meetings options, Tanzania also has many professional DMCs who are members of SITE and ICCA and who have professional certifications from IAPCO, CITE, CIS and SITE.