Tanzania is East Africa’s gem – with stunning national parks, beautiful mountains and exotic islands. The food, the culture, the people, the landscape and the wildlife are all exceptional.
Here are some of the top sighteeing tours you should embark on if you’re in Tanzania:
Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa, and also the tallest single-standing mountain in the world. It’s a stunning mountain that offers scenic views and diverse ecosystems at each altitude. Its snow-capped peak makes for the perfect backdrop for photos, and can also be seen clearly from across the border at Amboseli National Park.
Pemba is a beautiful and serene island that offers you the excellent opportunity to sit back, relax and disconnect from the rest of the world. It’s famous for the fruits and spices that are grown there. Go snorkeling, stroll through Ngezi Forest, or just sit back and relax at the white sandy beach.
During the Great Migration of Serengeti, over a million wildebeests and thousands of zebras migrate to and from the Masai Mara.
The river crossings and the birthing of baby wildebeests are two of the most interesting and breath-taking phases of the Migration that you must watch!
Ngorongoro Crater is a beautiful volcanic caldera that will absolutely take your breath away. Stand by the rim of the Crater and observe the flora and fauna of the crater. The sheer beauty of the crater will mesmerize you.
You can also bike/cycle around the rim of the Crater to make sure you’ve seen it from all sides!
Stone Town is a must-visit if you’re in Zanzibar. It’s been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site owing to its immense historical significance and preservation of ancient buildings. Some of the best spots to visit include the Old Fort, Palace Museum and House of Wonders. At the end of the day, head over to the Forodhani Gardens Food Market, a bustling and lively food market where you can taste all the local food.
The Slave Market Museum is also an eye-opener! Learn more about the history of slave trading here.
Lake Manyara National Park is known for its unusual tree-climbing lions! Yes, the lions here climb trees, and no, they don’t usually get stuck up there and ask for help like their smaller feline counterparts do. Apart from lions, you can also spot other wildlife including elephants and zebras.
Mount Meru is another interesting sight to see in Tanzania. Many climbers hike up Meru before heading over to Kilimanjaro as a “warm up.”
You’re also very likely to spot wildlife on your way up Meru, especially on your first day. It can take up to 3 days to make your way to the top of the mountain.
Mount Meru also offers exceptional views of the surrounding terrain.
So, what are you waiting for? Head over to Tanzania and have a great time checking out these wonderful sights! If you’re alone, don’t worry because Tanzania is great for solo travelers. Here’s why!