Tanzania is known for its landscapes, its wildlife, and its protected parks. It is a country that one must visit at least once in their lifetime because it is truly a life changing and unforgettable experience. From being home to some of the greatest wildlife that has fascinated and amazed generations of people, like lions, elephants, rhinos, and more, to having diverse landmarks like Kilimanjaro and the second-deepest lake in the entire world, there are many ways to have an adventure in Tanzania. It is the perfect destination no matter what kind of traveller you are – solo, as a couple, group, or family!
Here’s how to have an unforgettable adventure in Tanzania:
1. Go on a Wildlife Safari
There’s no better thing to do in the world than to go on a safari in Tanzania. You can see the big five: elephants, buffalo, rhinos, lions, and leopards, as well as many other beautiful events such as the great wildebeest migration or a giant nesting ground of flamingos in Lake Natron. You’ll want to take an experienced guide, preferably with a tour group that will be open to new itineraries for your best safari adventure.
You have a choice to visit any number of their beautiful national parks, from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the Serengeti, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Selous Game Reserve, Lake Victoria, Ruaha National Park. With so many wondrous landscapes to choose from, you’re good to go no matter the time of year!
2. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
Tanzania is home to Africa’s tallest mountain. You must have a guide take you, but the experience is unforgettable. Climb the tallest freestanding mountain (meaning that it is by itself, rather than in a mountain range) and sleep in the crater under the dazzling milky way.
Tip: Read about how to pack for your Mount Kilimanjaro climb here.
3. Stone Town, Zanzibar
This town in Zanzibar is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is a unique mix of cultures that have stood the test of time and its buildings reflect this mix. In this town, you can see elements of African culture, the Middle East, India, and Europe from over the centuries. Stone Town is a coastal port, and has many fine hotspots like the Darajani Market, the Sultan’s Palace, or the House of Wonders.
4. Visit the islands
The coast of Tanzania is home to the most beautiful beaches in the world. The crystal blue waters and fine white sands are perfect to relax and wind down in after a long and exerting adventure out in the wilds. Stay in Zanzibar on any number of the beautiful islands in the archipelago.
Tanzania has something for everyone, however, it is a treat for those looking for an adventure, new and foreign to themselves. Let Tanzania open your eyes and experience the world in a whole new light. See the greatest mammals on our earth, climb one of its highest peaks, and soak in the culture and vibrancy of its people. When all is said and done, relax and unwind on some of the most beautiful shores in the world. Tanzania awaits you.
Read this great guide on planning a trip to Tanzania..