There truly is something to suit every kind of traveler in Tanzania. This amazing country is teeming with beauty that will keep you excited. From the famous game reserves that teem with wildlife to glorious beaches, luxurious accommodations, and incredible culture and cuisines, Tanzania is truly a safari paradise in Africa. If you are wondering Why Visit Tanzania? Here are the Top 7 reasons for visiting Tanzania and why you should think about spending your next holiday there.
Africa might have several amazing wildlife experiences but the wildebeest migration is one of the most spectacular to witness before you retire. This unique wildlife encounter is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that any traveler to Africa should experience on their vacation. The wildebeest safari is popular on most travelers’ bucket lists; none can surpass this incredible spectacle: a million wildebeest crossing the plains of the Serengeti in search of fresh grass while braving predators and perilous river crossings.
This phenomenon is a natural wonder. Wildebeest migration is the second largest terrestrial mammal migration to ever occur on Earth. A safari to Tanzania will allow you to witness this life-changing adventure in Serengeti National Park.
Located in North Eastern Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro rises from lush, grassy plains and towers over the land and can be seen from neighboring Kenya. Its snow-capped peak is a sight to behold. The mountain represents a powerful life force for the local Chagga people and all those who live around the mountain, providing rich volcanic soils for agriculture and an endless source of pure spring waters. The Mountain is climbed by several travelers every year so it is not the most untouched mountain, nor is it the most arduous, however, it is still an awe-inspiring sight to behold and highly recommended for anyone with even a vague interest in mountaineering.
Mountain Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, making it a must-visit for those interested in the seven “summit climbing”, that represent the seven highest points in each continent. Climbing Kilimanjaro is surprisingly easy though should not be overlooked.
There is no better way to round off a safari adventure through Tanzania than to spend some time relaxing on the pristine palm-fringed beaches at Zanzibar. The white sand beaches are just perfect for relaxation and water sports that fit any kind of traveler. Known as the “Spice Island”, Zanzibar has brought visitors from other lands since time immemorial – Persians, Chinese, Arabs, Indians, and many more have all sailed their vessels into Zanzibar’s harbor over the centuries. Make your mark today, visit these historic Islands, and explore their hidden secrets and rich culture. A visit to the Stone Town will allow you to explore its spice markets and superb Arabic architecture. You can as well go diving at one of the many dive centers at the local resorts – the waters around the island are very clear and host a huge diversity of marine life.
The Ngorongoro Crater is Tanzania’s true jewel that crowns its beauty. Ngorongoro is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera – a haven for a wondrous array of wildlife life. This area is a “must-do” on any visit to Tanzania. The backdrop of the crater walls makes for some stunning photographic opportunities as you see the animals roam through the grasslands on the crater floor towards the lake. This area is known for having all the African Big Five animals (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, and Rhino).
When it comes to wildlife numbers, it would be unfair to compare Tanzania with any of its neighbors. Tanzania has the largest concentration and diversity of animals in Africa, backed up by a thriving population of bird life, with over 1000 bird species to spot in the country. Tanzania is home to some of the world’s most treasured national parks and game reserves. The Selous Game Reserve, which is the world’s largest game reserve and home to more than 120,000 elephants, 160,000 buffalos, and 2,000 rhinos, is in the southern part of the country. The award-winning Serengeti is located in the northern safari circuit of Tanzania, home to the world’s natural spectacular, the great migration.
The Maasai people of East Africa inhabit semi-arid and arid regions along the Great Rift Valley in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. They are well recognized for their extremely energizing customs and the unique red fabric they wear, known as a Shuka. Visitors are warmly invited to the region to have a firsthand look at their culture and way of life.
Look no further than Serengeti National Park if you want to enter a picture-postcard representation of the geography of East Africa. The most sought-after animals on the continent live there, including giraffes, elephants, lions, and cheetahs, in its boundless savannahs and green plains.
Make a luxurious lodge your home base and go on excursions to the most isolated areas of the park. You will undoubtedly create lifelong memories, whether you come to witness the tremendous surge of the Great Migration or explore the Serengeti’s more quiet areas. Plan your Tanzania adventure with us for the best safari experiences.