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Tanzania is one of the most spectacular tourist locations in the world. The stunning country is home to sandy beaches, lush green forests, vast safari parks, glorious mountains, and scenic lakes! Travellers can enjoy a unique and unforgettable safari experience and spot amazing wildlife such as wild dogs, lions, leopards, elephants, antelopes, zebras, giraffes and hyenas! But that is not all that one can do in Tanzania! Here are some wonderful things for tourists to do, other than safari, during their trip to Tanzania.

  1. Visit the National Museum

Learning about the history of a region makes a trip unique and enriching. Visitors should go to the National Museum of Tanzania in Dar Es Salaam which was established in 1934, and is home to archeological artefacts, ancient relics, coins, and pottery, fossil discoveries, a sacred fig tree, old Tanzanian wood carvings, and prehistoric rock art! Tourists can also find paintings of important figures such as President Julius Nyerere, indigenous ebony masks, and artefacts that date back to British and German colonial rule. After the tour, guests can buy souvenirs and keepsakes from the gift shop!

  1. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

The magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the tallest mountains in the world. Tourists can enjoy an adventurous trek to reach the summit, where they can enjoy a spectacular aerial view of the surroundings. The hike should be on every travel lover and adventure lover’s wish list, as the experience is life changing!

  1. Visit a Maasai Village

Cultural tours to Maasai villages are enriching and allow tourists to learn from indigenous populations. Visitors can meet the village Chief, walk around the village, enjoy traditional singing and dancing performances, taste the food, watch rituals and learn about local skills such as cooking, hunting, usage of local and traditional tools, and fire preparation!

  1. Party at Coco Beach

A vacation in Tanzania is incomplete without a beach trip! Tourists can go to the pristine Coco Beach, also known as Oyster Bay, at the beautiful Msasani Peninsula! Here, guests can join parties, mingle with the friendly crowd, dance to uplifting music, and experience Tanzania’s urban nightlife at clubs such as New Maisha Club. During the day, visitors can swim in the cool water, and relax on the white sand. They can enjoy mouth watering street food, which includes dishes such as fresh seafood (prawns, calamari, lobster, octopus, tuna), biryani, egg chops, spiced potatoes, Uji (porridge), Kuku Paka (spicy curry), kebabs, Muhogo (deep fried cassava), and meat skewers!

  1. Ride a Boat at Lake Manyara

The stunning Lake Manyara is a perfect spot for a boat tour! Tourists can relax on a boat and enjoy the tranquility and serenity of the location. They can appreciate the scenic views of the natural environment, and watch exotic and migratory birds such as flamingoes, hornbills, ibis, eagles, herons, blue naped mousebirds, kingfishers, and little bee-eaters!

  1. Watch the Sunset from a Dhow

Dhows are traditional boats used in East Africa, and every tourist in Tanzania should enjoy a peaceful Dhow trip. Travellers can watch the glorious sunset, and enjoy as the sun is reflected by the waves. The trip can be extraordinary and memorable, as one will never forget such enchanting views!

  1. Shop at the Maasai Market

Urban areas such as Dar Es Salaam are home to shopping centres and malls where tourists can buy anything they like from local and international brands. For an authentic experience, shopping lovers should visit the Maasai Market, where they can find brass earrings, local paintings, wood carvings, handmade jewelry, local fabrics, beaded masks, Maasai spears, and hand-made crafts! Visitors can bargain with sellers, and buy souvenirs!

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