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Tanzania makes for a great holiday destination. With endless national parks, biodiversity at its peak, beautiful white sand beaches and interesting activities, Tanzania has a lot to offer!

The best way to explore Tanzania is on foot – take a walking tour in Tanzania and experience the beauty of the country for yourself!

Best Places for a Walking Tour in Tanzania

Here are some of the best spots for a walking tour in Tanzania:

  1. Ngorongoro Crater Walking Safari

The Ngorongoro Crater Rim Walk is a rewarding walk that lets you explore the unique wildlife and scenic beauty of the Crater. Walk around the Crater to the Ngorongoro Highlands. You’ll get to spot lots of birds on your walk including cinnamon-chested bee-eaters, olive sunbirds and black kites.

You can also spot zebras, lions, elephants, buffaloes and giraffes!

You get amazing views of the crater from the rim! You can only go on a walking tour in this area if you’re accompanied by a guide.

  1. Lake Manyara Walking Safari

Lake Manyara National Park has many walking safaris, some of which are listed below:

  • Treetop Walkway – Walk along the suspended bridges, surrounded by treetops! This walkway gives you a bird’s eye view of the park. You also get to see monkeys in the trees from up close. It takes about 30-60 minutes to complete the treetop walkway!
  • Lake Shore Trail – Walk along Lake Manyara’s shore! You can spot flamingoes, zebras, elephants and giraffes on this trail!
  • Mara Trail – This trail follows the Mara River and is great for birdwatching!
  1. Rubondo Island National Park Walking Tour

Rubondo Island is situated in Africa’s largest lake, Lake Victoria. The National Park is the smallest in Tanzania! However, the Park has a lot to offer, ranging from rewarding birdlife (especially water birds) to diverse wildlife species including hippos, elephants, antelopes and mongoose! Walk around the island and explore it!

  1. Jozani Forest Walking Tour

Located on Zanzibar Island, Jozani Forest is an amazing place to go for a walking tour. It’s famous for its endemic Red Colobus monkeys, which can only be found here. The mangrove boardwalk in the forest lets you wander through thick mangrove forests! You can also spot bush pigs, antelopes, chameleons, sykes and diverse bird species here!

  1. Stone Town Walking Tour

Wander through the narrow streets of Stone Town and take a tour of its historically significant sites like the Anglican Cathedral, Palace Museum, Old Fort, Darajani Market, and the house of Freddy Mercury.

Don’t forget to enjoy the tasty local street food on your walk!

  1. Coffee Plantation Walking Tour

The Arusha Coffee Lodge lets you take a walking tour in a coffee plantation farm. If you love coffee, make sure you take a coffee tour in Arusha! The tour takes you through the entire process of extracting coffee beans and then using it to make coffee. You get fresh coffee made right in front of you from freshly picked coffee beans!

  1. Spice Tour

Take a spice farm tour in Zanzibar! The island is also called Spice Island because many spices are grown there. Go with a tour operator and a guide who will tell you all about the different plants and the spices they produce! You can also buy some spices there to bring back home.

  1. Prison Island Walking Tour

Prison Island was used as a prison for rebellious slaves, and then later served as a quarantine island for the sick. Today, prison island is home to a sanctuary of giant tortoises!

You can walk through the forest to the other side of the island. The forest contains abundant birdlife and wildlife for you to spot!

  1. Jambiani Village Tour

Visit Jambiani Village to experience East African village life! The locals are very friendly and hospitable. Learn about their culture and traditions. You might also get to see their farming techniques! Observe craftsmen make their crafts and enjoy traditional Swahili food!

  1. Dar es Salaam City Tour

Dar es Salaam is a bustling city and the former capital of Tanzania. It’s a great place for sightseeing! Start with Askari Monument and then explore the National Museum. Next, visit Azania Front Lutheran Church and Saint Joseph’s Cathedral! You might also spot the State House along the way. These three buildings were constructed by the Germans at the end of the 19th century!

Precautions to Take on a Walking Tour

Here are a few precautions you should take while you’re on a walking tour in Tanzania:

  • Make sure all your gadgets and devices are close to your body at all times, especially in crowded bazaars and markets.
  • Try to buy an anti-theft money belt to keep your money safe.
  • Dress modestly.


Packing for a Walking Tour

Here are a few things you’ll need to take if you want to go on a walking tour in Tanzania:

  • Sturdy shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Backpack

These are all the items you’ll need!

So, what are you waiting for? Go on a walking tour in Tanzania and have an experience of a lifetime!

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