Africa is one of the most exciting regions in the world for the adventurous tourist; and Tanzania is a jewel in Africa’s considerable crown. Whether you are here to enjoy fun in the sun or thrills on safari, you will find yourself rewarded again and again for your decision to venture into this diverse, unique, and stimulating land.
How can you maximize your time in Tanzania? Hit these hotter than hotspots:
Mount Kilimanjaro. One of the colder “hotspots” to be sure, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak. If you’re fit, have some proper clothing and gear, and take plenty of water, you can conquer the mountain in about a week. Unlike Everest, you don’t need special equipment like oxygen – and, after, you get to say you’ve tackled one of the most famous mountains in the world. You’ll trek through five climate zones while seeing the world from a new perspective.
Serengeti National Park. If you’d rather traverse more flat land, opt for the Serengeti, one of the best spots in all of Africa for safari. If you time your visit right, you can witness the incredible migration of millions of zebra and wildebeest, as well as catch a glimpse of the predators that follow them. This is your chance to capture (in picture and in memory!) the Big Five and the Little Five, great beasts that most see only in zoos. Start your day with a hot air balloon ride – you can climb to great heights in the Serengeti as well!
The Selous. Magnificent as it is, the Serengeti can get a little crowded! If you want more space to see cheetah, black rhino, elephants, hippos, crocs, and African hunting dogs, try the Selous. Africa’s largest preserve offers walking, night driving, and boat safaris.
Zanzibar. Take a break from safaris and climbing by relaxing on some of the world’s best beaches. If you’ve room in your travel budget, you can escape the crowds and visit private islands or the glorious Mnemba Island. If you’ve less room in your budget, you won’t lack for sun, sand, and dazzling water on the public beaches. Zanzibar also has great historic centers and thrilling festivals. After a day of lounging, hit the nightlife, clubs, restaurants, and theaters for a full Zanzibar experience.
Whether you’re yearning for sun or snow, wildlife or nightlife, you will find it all in Tanzania.