What to do: Top things to do in Tanzania

Tanzania is one of the countries in the African continent located in East Africa; Tanzania fulfills the adventure you have been craving for in your life. Tanzania offers a wide range of safari destinations from the wild, rich culture and Africa’s highest peak.

Tanzania boasts with all the big five and spot in the big five is every tourists dream, The African elephant, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffaloes.

Here are some of the top activities you can do while in Tanzania:

Visit Serengeti national park

Serengeti national park is one of the top tourists destinations in Tanzania renowned for its migration of wildebeests and zebras every year with over one million wildebeests and hundreds of other animals followed by their predators moving to the greener areas of Masai Mara game reserve in Kenya. Its characterized by Savannah forests you can explore Serengeti on a game drive or uniquely on a balloon safari. The best time to witness the wildebeest migration is in May.

Ngorongoro crater

The Ngorongoro crater will live you in awe cause of its beauty, it was created by volcanic eruptions years ago creating rifts that enclose its exotic animals including the endangered black rhino. Other animals to see here are wildebeests, lions, zebras and many more its also been recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site. Ngorongoro is also the largest intact volcanic lake in the world.

Pemba Island

Pemba Island is largely known for its bull fighting events since the 16th century, the island isn’t so crowded making you have all the adventure to yourself. Pemba is also gifted with untouched corals and a lot of marine life which is a big deal for tourists who love diving.

Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak rising to 5892 meters above sea level and its also the worlds highest free standing mountain, various climbing tours are organized to cater for people with different climbing opportunities. Those not interested in climbing can also explore the surrounding park.

Climb Mount Meru

Mount Meru is the second highest in Tanzania and the fifth highest in Africa, boasting with a horse shoe like crater the mountain can b found in Arusha national park where you can see animals like Zebras, giraffes, elephants and antelopes among the rest.

Visit Zanzibar

Zanzibar has been a trading town for many centuries its got a mixture of cultures from Arabs, Africans and Indians. Its one of the best places to go to beach holidays in Africa, there are lots of sandy un spoilt  beaches to relax from and sun bath. Zanzibar is also a good place for divers in fact its been rated as African Caribbean. For those interested in history, they can visit the famous historical stone town.

Visit Mahale mountains

The Mahale mountains are home to some of the worlds rare primates, chimpanzees, the park boasts with other primates and various species of birds apart from Chimpanzees

Birding

Tanzania is also a birders paradise with various bird species to be seen such as Red and yellow barbet, grey crowned cranes, Malachite kingfisher, Nubian woodpecker, bare faced go away bird, sun birds and pelicans to mention a few. The best place to do birding is in lake Manyara.

Culture

Tanzania is gifted with different ethnic groups and you can visit one tribe and learn about the ways of lives, the most people with fascinating culture are the Masai renowned with their traditional dances and unique ways of dressing.

Visit lake Victoria

Lake Victoria is shared by three countries in the world and it’s the largest lake in Africa and the second fresh water lake in the world. The lake is a good place to go for recreational activities and enjoy its unique eco system.

Gombe stream national park

Gombe stream national park is the only place where you can see chimpanzees in Tanzania, this mans closest relatives are adorable to look at and thank God for the conservation efforts of Jane Good hall who made sure this great apes are preserved from being extinct.

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