The Top 10 Tanzania Outdoor Activities

Tanzania Tourism Guide (2021)
April 15, 2021

Tanzania is one of the most amazing tourist destinations in the world. The wonderful country offers countless opportunities for adventures and fun filled activities. Tourists can explore the vast savannah, climb mountains, visit gorges, walk through forests and vivid greenery, go on boat rides, relax at sandy beaches, and visit gorgeous springs, lakes, and rivers! Here are the top 10 outdoor activities tourists can enjoy in Tanzania!

 

  1. Hot air balloon ride at Serengeti

The Serengeti is one of the most spectacular locations in the country, and is famous for its wildlife, such as leopards, cheetahs, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hyenas, gazelles, crocodiles, rhinos, hippos, antelopes, monkeys, lions, and wildebeests! Tourists can enjoy a hot air balloon safari, which provides a unique aerial view of the vast grassland and the wildlife. They can fly over the Grumeti River where game viewing is excellent. They can also watch the glorious Great Migration of over two million wildebeests!

 

  1. Game drive at Selous Game Reserve

Selous Game Reserve is one of the best safari parks in Tanzania. Here, one can enjoy an exciting game drive, spotting animals such as lions, giraffes, African bush elephants, zebras, black rhinos, elands, antelopes, warthogs, wild dogs, leopards, spotted hyenas, greater kudu, hippos, Cape Buffaloes, hartebeests, Nile crocodiles, waterbucks, and 350 species of birds! They can drive by scenic locations with exotic flora and fauna, such as the Rufiji River, the Great Ruaha River, Steigler Gorge, and hot volcanic springs!

 

  1. Glamping at Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is an amazing Tanzanian safari park, known for its huge elephant population. Here, visitors can enjoy glamping, where they combine camping with luxury, and have a unique experience that is both comfortable and exciting. They can stay at tents at Sanctuary Swala, a great glamping resort located in a private section of the park. Travellers can explore the park and find leopards, cheetahs, giraffes, elands, waterbucks, gazelles, mongooses, badgers, lions, monkeys, and baboons!

 

  1. Bird watching at Lake Manyara

Lake Manyara is a serene and tranquil location that every tourist must see in Tanzania. The stunning lake is home to exotic and migratory birds such as herons, hornbills, ibises, weavers, ducks, crowned eagles, flamingoes, pelicans, cranes, storks, geese, and spoonbills. Tourists can lie down on the grass, or go on a relaxing boat ride to watch these beautiful birds. 

 

  1. Hiking at Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, and goes up to 5869m above sea level. Adventure seekers can trek up the mountain, enjoying the stunning views of jagged peaks and lush vegetation. Tourists can climb up to the snow covered Uhuru Peak and enjoy the breathtaking view. 

 

  1. Walking safari at Gombe National Park

Tourists can walk around the beautiful Gombe Stream National Park, which is home to red colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, baboons and vervet monkeys. They can trek up to the lower slopes where they can easily spot the chimpanzees! The park is also great for bird watching, as guests can find 200 species of migratory birds, including pelicans, ospreys, palm nut vultures, storks, hornbills, guinea fowl, cuckoos, hawks, owls, and eagles! 

 

  1. Street Food at Dar Es Salaam

One of the best experiences a tourist can enjoy in Tanzania is eating street food. In the bustling city of Dar Es Salaam, visitors can enjoy a taste of the unique cuisine, with mouth watering dishes such as biryani, samosa, Kuku Paka (spicy curry), Uji (porridge), pilao, Muhogo (deep fried cassava), meat skewers, Mandazi (sweet doughnuts), and Chipsi Mayai (egg and fries).

 

  1. Trekking at Mahale Mountains

Mahale Mountains Reserve is a wonderful national park in Tanzania where guests can enjoy the scenic views of lush vegetation, beautiful waterfalls, and dense forests. The region is home to the largest population of chimps in the world! Tourists can trek up to Nkungwe which stands at 8069ft, and spot red colobus monkeys, and red tailed monkeys on their way!

 

  1. Cycling at Arusha National Park

The stunning Arusha National Park is a great location for an extraordinary trip, as tourists can enjoy the raw natural beauty of the region in a number of ways, including cycling tours. These allow them to explore the area in a unique way, and spot wildlife such as buffalo, leopards, elephants, giraffes, zebras, and antelopes. Travellers can appreciate the spectacular view of Mount Meru as they cycle around, and pass through Maasai homesteads!

 

  1.  Fishing at Lake Victoria

The gorgeous Lake Victoria covers an area of 68800 square km and is the largest lake in Africa. Tourists can enjoy boat rides, and go fishing on the lake, which is home to more than 200 species of fish, including the tilapia, marbled lungfish, catfish, cichlid, and the Nile perch. The stunning area is surrounded by gorgeous hills, and is a tranquil place for tourists to visit.

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