Tourist’s guide to traveling in Tanzania

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Tanzania is one of the most beautiful and breathtaking tourist locations in the world and is a must-see region for travel lovers. Its vast valleys, pristine beaches, exotic animals, lush vegetation, rich history, and welcoming people make it the perfect tourist destination. It’s easy to get lost in this African heaven. So, here is our guide to traveling in Tanzania.

 

  • Stay Safe From Diseases

The first and foremost thing that travelers should take care of is their health. There is a disease native to East Africa. It is called Chikungunya and is transmitted through mosquito bites. Symptoms usually appear 3-7 days after infection, but can even take up to 12 days to develop. The general symptoms are intense joint pains, high fever, nausea, vomiting, and rashes. Tourists must also protect themselves from diseases like dengue and malaria which are also transmitted through mosquitoes. Therefore, insect repellant is a must-have. One should also carry masks and sanitizer to stay safe from Covid, and should get vaccinated,

  • Enjoy a budget friendly trip

There are various ways to maintain a budget while staying in Tanzania. By making online bookings in advance, tourists can find discounts and offers, and avoid any last minute inconveniences. They can use public transport to save money. One can opt for a Bajaj or Tuk Tuk, a motorized tricycle, or Dalla Dalla, a minibus that travels on a set route.

  • Try the Local Food

The local cuisine of Tanzania is amazing and mouth watering. Tourists can try Ugali, a porridge made out of Maize, eaten with chicken, fish, or Nyama Choma. There are also other great foods like Mandazi, Mahindi ya Kuchoma, Chipsi Mayai, Kuku Paka, Uji, biryani, Kuku Paka, pilao, samosa, Muhogo, chapati, Mandazi, Samaki, and Mshikaki.

 

  • Top Places to Visit
    1. Located on the gorgeous Lake Victoria, Mwanza is the second largest city in Tanzania, and is surrounded by beautiful hills. Tourists can visit the Maasai Market to buy souvenirs, or Robert Koch hill or Saa Nane National Park to find scenic landscapes and stunning flora and fauna.
    2. Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Tanzania, and the highest single free standing mountain in the world. Adventure seekers can enjoy climbing or trekking up the mountain, and enjoy the aerial view.
    3. Ngorongoro Crater is great for wildlife viewing as it is home to lions, elephants, wildebeests, buffaloes, gazelles, antelopes, hyenas, buffaloes, monkeys, warthogs, and zebras! Tourists can trek up the Crater and appreciate the scenic views of grassy plains, cloudy skies, and dark hills.
    4. A must-see spot for adventure seekers in Arusha is Ol Doinyo Lengai, a stunning volcano. Also called “Mountain of God '', the location is a geological oddity as the lava fountains turn hard midair. Adventure seekers can climb the slopes of the rock formations surrounding the volcano vents.
    5. Serengeti National Park is a 15,000-kilometer square filled with majestic animals. It’s the oldest park in Tanzania and has lodges and camps. Tourists can enjoy walking tours, game drives, hot air balloon rides, and horse riding. The park is home to elephants, buffaloes, leopards, hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, zebras, impalas, gazelles, wildebeests, cheetahs, lions, and hyenas. 

 

  • Watch the Great Migration

Most animals that live around Tanzania and the great Serengeti are migratory in nature. The Great Migration is a sight to behold when millions of wildebeests and zebras march the grassland or cross the river. Watching the calving season is a great experience as tourists can look at the newborns. Witnessing the Great Migration is an unforgettable experience.

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