Outdoor Activities for an Adventurous Holiday in Tanzania

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Tanzania offers exciting outdoor activities that will give you an intense adrenaline rush. Its home to rugged terrains and beautiful islands, all of which provide wonderful opportunities for extreme sport activities.


Here are some of the best outdoor activities for an adventurous holiday in Tanzania:


  • Wildlife safaris

Tanzania has numerous national parks that allow you to spot diverse wildlife including the Big 5. Most National Parks in Tanzania are home to over at least 400 species of birds as well.

Some of the best parks in Tanzania for wildlife safaris include Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Selous Game Reserve.

You can check out the Expert Guide on Selous Game Reserve for more details.


  • Hot air ballooning

Discover Tanzania’s endless plains of land through a hot air balloon! Get a bird’s eye view of the area and have fun watching the wildlife hunt each other down.

Hot air ballooning is available at Serengeti National Park.


  • Horseback safaris

Horseback safaris are a great way to get off the beaten track and discover much more in terms of wildlife and sceneries. Horseback safaris are available at most of the popular national parks in Tanzania including Serengeti National Park, Mount Kilimanjaro National Park and Lake Natron.



  • Mountain climbing

Tanzania is home to beautiful mountains, including Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest peak. Other mountains that you can climb on include Mount Meru and Usambara Mountains.

Mountain climbing is a wonderful outdoor sport that lets you test your body’s own strengths and helps you get a sense of achievement after you successfully climb a peak.


  • Scuba diving and snorkeling

Scuba diving and snorkeling in the Indian Ocean, around Zanzibar, lets you discover amazing marine life and coral reefs. The water around Zanzibar is perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling with excellent visibility and different areas requiring different skill sets, so it’s perfect for beginners as well as experts.


  • Kitesurfing

The strong winds around Zanzibar allow for excellent kitesurfing opportunities, often year-round at some beaches. Paje, Nungwi and Jambiani are some of the best beaches for kitesurfing. Expert trainers and equipment are available at these beaches to guide you.


  • Parasailing

Parasailing at Kendwa lets you fly above the waters of the Indian Ocean. You can look down and observe the crystal-clear water with abundant coral reefs. Enjoy stunning panoramic views of the scenic beach and the surrounding Ocean!


  • Quad-biking and mountain biking

Quad-biking is an adventurous outdoor activity that gives you an adrenaline rush. The land around Lake Tanganyika offers excellent landscape and terrain for quad-biking.

Moreover, you can also go mountain biking at Usambara Mountains, Udzungwa National Park, and Ol doinyo Lengai.



  • Chimpanzee trekking

You can go Chimpanzee trekking at Mahale Mountains National Park and Gombe Stream National Park. They’re both beautiful national parks with lots of primates that you can observe and track.


So, what are you waiting for? Head over to Tanzania and enjoy these outdoor adventurous activities!

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