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Tanzania is one of the most amazing tourist locations in the world. The country offers a unique insight into a beautiful culture, and a rich history that tourists can learn about and explore. Tanzania is home to glorious landscapes, spectacular wildlife, and stunning flora and fauna. Travellers can enjoy a memorable and exciting trip. Here are 5 things that every traveler must do on a trip to Tanzania!

 

  1. Go on a Safari

Tanzania offers some of the best safari experiences in the world. Tourists can go on walking tours, game drives, boat safaris, hot air balloon safaris, and cycling tours. The experience is unique and fun, as tourists explore various landscapes and spot the amazing wildlife. Tanzania’s famous parks include the Serengeti, Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, Selous Game Reserve, Lake Manyara, Saadani National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Mahale Mountains, and Gombe National Park. These wonderful locations are home to great wildlife and birdlife, including the Big 5 (lions, leopards, buffaloes, rhinos, elephants), giraffes, zebras, gazelles, hyenas, antelopes, wild dogs, bushbucks, reedbucks, mongooses, colobus monkeys, baboons, waterbucks, wildebeests, impalas, oryxes, jackals, and galagos! One can also enjoy a camping (or more luxurious glamping) experience.

 

  1. Try the Local Cuisine

Tourists can go to a number of restaurants, eateries, and fast food chains in Tanzania, which can offer all sorts of food from all over the world. But it is also important to experience the local taste of the region. The food is unique as it is a blend of Swahili, Chinese, African, Indian, Turkish, Arabic, and British influences. Tourists can try street food at places such as Dar Es Salaam and Forodhani Night Food Market in Stone Town, Zanzibar. Popular dishes include Nyama Choma (grilled meat), Mshikaki (meat skewers), Mandazi (doughnuts), Chipsi Mayai (chips and eggs), date nut bread, and octopus curry! They can also try drinks such as ginger tea and sugarcane juice.

 

  1. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the most popular tourist spots in East Africa. The extraordinary mountain rises up to 5895m and is the highest mountain in Africa, the highest single free-standing mountain in the world, and the most spectacular volcanic peak in East Africa. Tourists can see the three volcanic cones, Kibo, Shira, and Mawenzi. Travellers can climb the incredible Mount Kilimanjaro to feel a sense of fulfillment and achievement. For nature lovers and adventure seekers, this pristine location is a paradise as it is great for taking photographs, is home to stunning flora and fauna, and provides an enriching and unforgettable trekking or hiking experience.

 

  1. Visit a Beach or Island

A vacation in Tanzania is incomplete without a visit to a beach or an island. Tourists can easily get a ferry to a destination such as Coco Beach, Bongoyo Island, Mbezi Beach, and Mbudya Island. One can also go to Zanzibar, which is home to Pemba Island, Paje Beach, Kendwa Beach, and Nungwi Beach. Here tourists can enjoy the views of the crystalline water and vivid greenery, take a swim in the cool water, walk or relax on the beach, or enjoy exciting water sports such as kayaking, surfing, parasailing, jet ski rides, and kiteboarding.

 

  1. Witness the Great Migration

The Great Migration of two million wildebeests is one of the greatest sights to behold in Tanzania. During the calving season, visitors can see the newborns and watch the herds grazing on the grass. Tourists can also watch the game season or witness the herds crossing the river. The experience is enriching and unforgettable and allows one to get closer to nature, as one observes the landscapes and wildlife.

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