Tanzania is a place with immense natural beauty and untamed landscape showered with a diverse range of wildlife. It makes for an amazing holiday destination where you can chill at and enjoy some time with nature.
Are you planning on visiting Tanzania? Well, many of the destinations offer walking tours. By walking tours, we exclude significant hikes, and in this article present tours that can be taken on foot as opposed to in a vehicle.
Here are the top 10 walking tours in Tanzania that you must embark on:
Explore the coffee farms around Arusha and enjoy the bittersweet smell of coffee in the air! You can also watch fresh coffee beans from coffee plantations become transformed into a cup of freshness to drink from, all in front of your own eyes!
Nothing is more relaxing than dipping your feet in warm water and enjoying the serenity of the clean water at your feet. The Chemka Hot Springs give you a wonderful spa-like experience where you can dip your feet in the water and the small fish will nibble away on the dirt and dead skin to give you clean feet. This one-day trip also involves a trip to a nearby village. The people of the village are extremely hospitable and you’ll have a great time there!
At the Ngorongoro Crater, you’ll get to see thousands of flamingoes, zebras, buffaloes, hippos and even black rhinos! The crater itself is pretty stunning and magnificent too! You might even be able to fit Lake Manyara in this tour too if you don’t spend too much time at the Crater, which is inevitable owing to its magnificence and beauty.
You can easily spend about half a day to one day exploring this wonderful National Park! If you book a walking tour from Arusha, your pick-up and drop-off will be included in the trip. Typically, the tour involves ascending part of Mount Meru for a better view of the park and then chilling at the nearby Momella Lakes. Alternatively, you can also wander around with a guide to see interesting animals like buffaloes, giraffes, monkeys and zebras!
You might be able to spot a cheetah here! Other animals that can be spotted include wildebeests, zebras, buffaloes and elephants! If you want to get closer to nature, then this is your chance to do so!
This place is known for its large population of flamingoes! Apart from flamingoes, this place is also home to lions and baboons. Visiting this National Park is a great idea because here, you get to see lions from as up-close as possible without it becoming dangerous.
This park is a lot less crowded than the other national parks I’ve mentioned earlier. Hence, you’ll get to enjoy nature exclusively by yourself here so if you’re looking for a peaceful escape away from people and closer to nature, this should be your go-to place! Elephants, giraffes and chimpanzees can be commonly sighted over here.
If you’re into archaeology and history, then this place is a must-visit for you! This place is historically significant and you should get a guide to inform you about the rich history of the place throughout the tour. The Great Mosque of Kilwa situated here is also pretty magnificent.
Although Arusha is less explored by tourists and is mostly used as a place to stay in between tours to nearby places, this wonderful city actually has a lot to offer! Visit the Tanzanite Experience, go souvenir shopping at the Masai Market, and satisfy your taste buds with the local cuisine there!
Just like Arusha, this place isn’t as frequently explored by tourists but if you have extra time on your hands, you should definitely explore it. Shop at the Kariako Market and visit the St. Joseph Cathedral! While you’re there, you might also want to check out the hustle bustle at the Kuvokoni Fish Market!
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