Tanzania is a country for lovers of all things nature- from its amazing animal reserves, to its breathtakingly stunning scenery, there is a lot to love in this country. Once you travel to Tanzania, you will realize it is a country of excess- everything is exuberant, and rich. The colors are richer, the sounds are deeper, and the scenery is more astonishing than anywhere else in the world. If you are planning a trip to Tanzania, you are one of the luckiest persons on the planet.
If you have been looking for the top 5 things to do in Tanzania, here’s something that will help you plan your trip!
Visit Serengeti National Park
Visiting the Serengeti National Park is like having a spiritual experience. The park is indescribably beautiful, and will stay with you for the rest of your life. It is impossible to predict what you’ll see here- maybe you’ll spot the famous African lions prowling the open fields. Maybe you’ll see a mass migration of wildebeests, or be treated to a rare black rhino sighting. The Serengeti National Park is a god-sent for wildlife enthusiasts and bird watchers.
Arusha is slowly becoming an incredibly popular destination in Africa. The town offers a rich and vibrant cultural experience- one that will enrich your very soul. Thanks to its location at the base of Mt. Meru, Arusha enjoys amazing weather the year round. The markets and downtown restaurants also provide a refreshing experience to visitors.
Arusha is a bustling city, so if this is the first point of your trip in Tanzania, there is a chance you will feel overwhelmed. However, it is the starting point of many safaris, cultural tours, and adventures, so in a way, it is a gateway that will lead you to greater glories!
Picnic at Ngorongoro Crater
There aren’t a lot of places in the world where you can observe the impact of a giant meteor in such close proximity. This is what makes the Ngorongoro crater such a popular destination among adventure enthusiasts. What sets this crater aside is that this large caldera is not a lake. You can observe the grasslands, and the flocks of animals that inhabit the valley, which is surrounded steep, walls rising to heights of 500m, ensuring a presence of untouched, undisturbed scenes, an area where wildlife was allowed to run free, without interference from man.
Within the crater, make sure you visit the Ngoitoktok Springs, and Lake Magadi. Both these spots give you an opportunity to have a picnic surrounded by zebras, wildebeest, and gazelles!
Climb Mt Kilimanjaro
Kilimanjaro needs no introduction. The very mention of the name brings to mind the majestic, intimidating monolith of a mountain, towering over the farmlands surrounding it. Kilimanjaro is the roof of Africa, and is one of the highest volcanoes in the world. Over 20,000 trekkers choose to trek up the mountain every year. It’s a difficult climb Mount Kilimanjaro, but you don’t need to have mountaineering expertise. The trek does cost quite a lot- so make sure you prepare well in advance.
If trekking up a gigantic mountain is not your cup of tea, you can explore the lower slopes to get some killer views of the volcano, and learn about the Chagga and the Maasai tribes that occupy the area.
Explore Tanzanian Beaches
It’s impossible to pick one beach in Tanzania that you must visit. There are beaches for every kind of traveler. Are you looking for a secluded beach where you can relax with a book, or spend some special time with a special one? South of Dar beach is the best option for you. Are you looking for a soothing beach resort where you can slip out for a swim, or stay in for a massage? Zanzibar’s countless resorts and white sands welcome you with open arms. The islands and beaches of Zanzibar, or Pemba, also offer diving opportunities for those interested.
Whether you are passionate about wildlife, city-life, or adventure, there is plenty for you to enjoy in Tanzania. These are only 5 of must-see attractions in Tanzania. Take your pick, lucky traveler! Tanzania’s natural beauty will make you want to stay in the country forever!