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Top 5 things to do in Tanzania

29 August, 2017
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Lion in Ngorongoro
Tanzania is a unique gem of a country, offering a wealth of natural spectacles you simply mustn’t miss. Enjoy exotic safaris, world-class mountain trekking, vast areas of lakes and beautiful, extinct volcanoes.

Here are five things we think are absolute must-sees in Tanzania.

Read about the different experiences below.

Safari in Serengeti – Tanzania’s most famous national park

Serengeti Migration

Serengeti National Park is Tanzania’s most famous national park, and the perfect choice for fantastic safari experiences.

The park is inhabited by more than 70 large species of mammals and more than 500 bird species. In Serengeti National Park, you might, for example, spot “the Big Five”. The national park’s landscape consists of open plains, lakes and forest.

Bonus information: The national park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, largely due to it being the site of world’s largest migration of zebra and gnus, etc., known as the Great Wildebeest Migration, which is one of the most impressive natural events in the world.

Ngorongoro Crater – Explore an extinct volcano

Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro crater is a must-see in Tanzania. It is an incredibly scenic area, densely populated by zebras, gnus, elephants, lions, gazelles and hippos, to name but a few animals.

The crater, which has a radius of 10 kilometres, was created when an extinct volcano collapsed more than 2.5 million years ago. Today, more than 42,000 Masai live in the area of natural beauty, which features everything from salt lakes to forests.

Bonus information: The crater is a protected area covering 8,288 km2. The unique nature of the Ngorongoro crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tarangire National Park – Discover the diversity of the landscape

Tarangire RIver

The Tarangire National Park is named after the Tarangire river, which flows through the park. During the dry seasons, the river attracts elephants, lions, leopards and many other animals, which flock to the park’s only source of water.

The park offers an incredibly varied landscape, so you can look forward to experiencing the diversity of the hilly landscape, bush savannah and swamp areas. The area is perhaps most famous for its majestic baobab trees.

Bonus information: Tarangire is the place in the world where most species of birds come to breed at once, i.e. some 550 different species.

Climb Kilimanjaro – an experience you’ll never forget

Kilimanjaro summit

Climb Kilimanjaro and look forward to the unique and stunning view that awaits you. It is well worth the hard trek when you finally reach the top of Kilimanjaro.

The climb to the top, Uhuru Peak, can, for example, be made via various routes: Machame, Shira, Lemosho, Marangu or Rongai. Depending on the route you choose, the last part of the climb can take place in the light of the full moon, with temperatures from -18 to -26 degrees.

Bonus information: Standing 5,895 metres tall, Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain and the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

Beach holiday in Zanzibar – Relaxation on white sandy beaches

Kiwengwa Beach Zanzibar

Round off your safari activities with a chilled holiday in beautiful Zanzibar, where you can enjoy the ultimate beach holiday. Relax on the beach or in the water, which offers ample opportunity for scuba diving and snorkelling.

You can also visit Stone Town (the island’s capital), taste the island’s spices, experience the rainforest and see the red monkeys or explore the small villages.

Bonus information: The island has a drama-filled history, featuring Arabian sultans, Portuguese seafarers and European explorers, who have all left their mark on the island.

Want to experience the exciting sights of Tanzania, too?

Check out our selection of tours to Tanzania here .

If you’re in any doubt, we can guide you towards the perfect tour for you. Please contact our travel consultants.

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