16 Awesome Ways to Explore Tanzania
In Tanzania, everything is at your fingertips including a great climb, the ability to snorkel in crystal clear water and an opportunity to go on a safari. There’s the lush landscape to explore, the friendly people to mingle with and an unforgettable experience waiting for you. Here are 16 incredible things you should do when you visit Tanzania.
1. Mount Kilimanjaro
While not a walk in the park, this climb is well worth the time and energy you spend. The view from the top is something you will lose your breath at the sight of.
2. Safari Adventure
People usually think about this when they go to Africa and it is a must for any traveler. The Serengeti safari offers explorers the chance to see lions, zebras, gazelles, cheetahs, elephants and much more as you travel over the African plains.
3. Dive Off the Coast of Zanzibar
It’s time to put your scuba or snorkel gear to the test! The island is gorgeous in of and of itself, but below the white sand beaches and clear turquoise water you’ll find abundant sea wildlife to marvel at.
4. A Hot Air Balloon Ride
Most people think of a magnificent climb or a safari, but taking a hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti is out of this world. You can wonder at the plains and animals below you as you take in the splendor of Africa.
5. Visit a National Park
Gombe Stream is a national park where you can visit chimpanzees thanks to the help of a hired guide.
6. See Lake Manyara
This lake is incredibly well known for it’s large population of pink flamingo, but other birds can be found at this beautiful lake as well. And if you’re lucky, you may also spot baboons and giraffes.
7. The Great Rift Valley
Explore the magnificent Ngorongoro crater and the Serengeti in the Right Valley. You can climb through the gorgeous landscape and relax with one of the best views in Africa.
8. Visit a Native Village
The Irqaw Village is near Ngorongoro so it may be the perfect place to mingle with locals on your travels. This tribe is friendly and welcoming, and loves to teach tourists about their customs and way of life.
9. Explore Ngorongoro Crater
Huge herds of elephants, wildebeest and zebras roam around this wildlife paradise and you have the chance to climb through it.
10. The Cradle of Civilization
The Oldepai Gorge is the location where evidence of human evolution in Africa was found by Mary and Louise Leakey in the 1970s.
11. Tarangire National Park
While not the most well known national parks in Africa, this gem in Tanzania offers travelers close-up views at animals. You can find lions sitting in trees and elephants crossing the plains.
12. Meet a Masai Tribe
The Masai are nomads and warriors that travel around Africa. These people will open their arms to welcome you into their villages and teach you about their customs through songs, dances and performances. You’ll leave with a feeling of amazement at this group of people.
13. Freddie Mercury’s Birthplace
Besides being a UNESCO World Heritage site, Stone Town is also where Freddie Mercury, of Queen, was born. There is a bar named after him and you can visit his house, along with an old fort and a night market for you to climb and explore.
14. Learn About African Art and Culture
The Arusha Cultural Center offers tourists a chance to delve deep into the history and culture of Africa through sculptures and paintings.
15. Support Shanga Village
This village in Arusha is an artist village that helps disabled people sell their arts and crafts. You can walk through the village to learn how the tapestries, clothing or ornaments are made and also crafts to support these artists.
16. Hop on a Bicycle
One of the best ways to view any country is to cycle around, and that is no less true for Tanzania. You’ll have the chance to see the people and climb the countryside like few other travelers do to truly explore this gorgeous place.
Whether you climb, hike or drive your way around Tanzania, make sure you take advantage of all this country has to offer. Tanzania is calling you to come on an adventure in a hot air balloon, a safari and a day to snorkel. It’s all waiting for you.