Tanzania – Every Traveler’s Paradise
What you witness in Tanzania certainly checks a ton of marks on a travel bucket list. Be it the gushing waterfalls and barren deserts, or exotic species and predators of the most lethal order; some get that feeling of danger lurking around the corner, while others bask in the serenity of white sand beaches with crystal clear water. This mind-blowing roller coaster of emotions is what defines Tanzania as it takes you through a thrilling journey through the cradle of mankind.
Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
The world’s highest free-standing mountain, Africa’s highest peak and one of the seven summits of the world, the ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro is challenging, thrilling and stunning all-in-one, add to that the feeling of accomplishing one of the most historic treks around the globe. Walking through topography and climate that goes from rain forests to deserts, to sub-alpine tundra and glacial ice, this power-packed climb will truly make you feel like you’re standing on the roof of the world. As tufts of mushroom clouds soar beneath your feet, the sights from the Uhuru Peak as the sun roasts the vast Serengeti plains will lie with you forever. The entire climb approximately takes an a week to complete, and does not require any professional level training in climbing. Make sure this makes it onto your list of things to do when in Tanzania!
Enjoy Africa's Wildlife
Tanzania is a country known for its vast wilderness areas, a mecca of big game with the big five (elephant, lion, rhino, leopard and buffalo) sharing a lot of wilderness within the country.
It is one of the most sought after destinations for viewing wildlife at its natural best, with the Serengeti plains, the Ngorongoro crater as well as a host of other national parks and conservation areas that engulf the wetlands and plains of Tanzania.
It is one of the richest zones of big game like lions, elephants, hippopotamus, waterbuck, wildebeest, crocodiles, waterbirds like flamingos and ducks and thousands of other animals.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area stretches for over 8,200 square kilometers, and is home to more than three hundred mammal species, a thousand bird species and over sixty thousand insect species.
The sheer vastness of the wild, with all its noises and eery patches will make for an adventure like one you have never experienced before!
Vibrant cultural interplay is visible throughout Tanzania, with architecture representing both German and British influence, along with Arabic and other African cultures also intertwining.
There are more than 120 different ethnic tribes around the country, and the language that binds the country is that of Swahili.
The food also reflects a variety of cultural influences with the North Western inhabitants preferring plantains and those from the South preferring Ugali. Rice based dishes are popular along the coast.
The locals often invite people for a meal, the acceptance of which is considered respectful in the country.
The hospitality of the local people is touching and the country as a whole makes you feel welcome, relaxed and rejuvenates the mind and body.
Bask At The Beaches In Zanzibar
If the safaris and the game watching became a bit too tiring for you, the most ideal getaway from life and people comes at Zanzibar – white sand beaches with an uninterrupted view out into the ocean. If there was ever a perfect getaway, Sail away on a dhow or unwind to the soothing sounds of the waves crashing ashore. If you are looking for an adventure, sail to Mafia Island and take up one of the diving courses – it is certainly one of those life-changing experiences. Away from the hustle and bustle, the beaches of Zanzibar Islands will certainly leave an impression.