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Tanzania is one of the best tourist destinations in the world, and should be on every travel lover’s wish list. In 2021, travellers can visit Tanzania to enjoy a unique and memorable vacation, visiting the top attractions and enjoying the best activities that the wonderful country has to offer. 

 

  1. Climb Kilimanjaro

Many adventure seekers and travel lovers consider climbing the glorious 5895m high Mount Kilimanjaro as a part of their bucket list. This trek is exciting and unforgettable, but it is not very challenging as long as the hiker is motivated, well-equipped, and full of energy. The aerial view is stunning, and tourists can spot gorgeous vegetation on the path to Uhuru peak, such as huge tree ferns, fireball lilies, and junipers.

 

  1. Shop at Maasai Market

Traditional markets are the perfect place for tourists to visit as they can interact with the locals and learn about the culture and history of the region, and help the local economy by buying souvenirs and keepsakes to take back home. In Mwanza, tourists can visit a Maasai Market where they can buy local crafts such as beaded jewellery. They can also explore the city and enjoy the view of Lake Victoria and the surrounding hills. 

 

  1. Visit the National Museum

The National Museum of Tanzania was established in 1934, and is located in the busy and vibrant city of Dar Es Salaam. Tourists can find a sacred fig tree, ancient Chinese pottery, indigenous ebony masks, prehistoric rock art, fossil discoveries, old Tanzanian wood carvings, ancient relics and coins, and paintings of important figures such as President Julius Nyerere! A trip to the national museum can be enriching and unforgettable.

 

  1. Cycle at Arusha NP

Arusha National Park is the perfect place for a cycling tour. Travellers can ride a bike through the park, enjoying the scenic views, exploring different landscapes, and passing through Maasai villages. They can spot amazing animals like giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, colobus monkeys, warthogs, and elephants, as well as birds such as flamingos, guineafowl, and hornbills.

 

  1. Picnic at Lake Manyara

Lake Manyara is a popular tourist destination as it is serene and an ideal place to relax and escape the worries of daily life. Tourists can enjoy a picnic on the soft grass, surrounded by serenity and natural beauty. They can go on a boat tour of the lake, or relax on the grass to spot birds such as hornbills, herons, flamingos, kingfishers, woodpeckers, and eagles. 

 

  1. Great Migration at Serengeti

The Migration of two million wildebeests is one of the most spectacular sights that visitors can visit in Tanzania. In the Serengeti, there are many places that offer an excellent view of the extraordinary sight, including Lobo Hill in Northern Serengeti, and Grumeti River in the Western side. Tourists can also spot zebras, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, gazelles, lions, elephants, baboons, giraffes, hippos, crocodiles, monkeys, and rhinos. 

 

  1. Visit Saadani National Park

Located right at the Indian Ocean, Saadani National Park is one of the most unique and amazing tourist spots in Tanzania as it is also a beach destination! Travellers can enjoy the extraordinary experience of finding giraffes, warthogs, buffaloes, lions, waterbucks, baboons, elands, vervet monkeys, wildebeests, and herds of magnificent elephants at the beach! 

 

  1. Dinner at the Rock

The Rock Restaurant is a famous restaurant located on a rock near the beautiful Michanwi Pingwe beach. This location is unique and rare as it is in the middle of the ocean. Here, tourists can enjoy delicious food while being surrounded by the breathtaking view. They can try wonderful dishes such as fried prawns, octopus salad, chicken skewers, Swahili spaghetti, ravioli, squid, beef fillet, gnocchi, lobster, crab, and vegetable curry!

 

These are some of the best things to do in the best places in Tanzania!

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