Tanzania is most known as one of Africa’s finest safari destinations because of its iconic game reserves such as Serengeti national park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and Tarangire National Park. All of these national game reserves play an important role in hosting the annual wildebeest and zebras Great Migration. However, Tanzania offers other safari national parks that boast an incredible collection with an idyllic beach. Travelers can choose between the lively Zanzibar and the laid-back Mnemba. The Swahili coast reminds you of the trade route history, while Dar es Salaam boasts the contemporary of culture.
1. Follow the Herds of the Great Migration
Every year in Tanzania, there are approximately two million wildebeest, zebras, and other antelopes relocate from the northern plains of the Serengeti ecosystem in Tanzania to Kenya’s Maasai Mara between December to May in the calving season, the best spot to eye catch the great Migration of the gnus is in the Southern part of Serengeti national park as the herds move into the Western Serengeti by June. Tourists witness the drama as the migrants struggle to cross the Grumeti River which takes place in July every year.
2. Take a Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Serengeti national park
African trip to Tanzania is not complete without a Serengeti national park safari. explore Serengeti national park in style up in the Air for a truly unforgettable encounter, just consider booking your dawn flight with a hot air balloon. As you view the morning sunrises, the vast landscape where animals pass beneath your basket, keep your eye open out for viewing elephants, buffalo, lions, and giraffes. Serengeti national park hot Air Balloon Safari is recommended highly.
3. Take a game drive to view the Big Five on a Ngorongoro Crater Safari
Ngorongoro crater is one of the world’s largest unfilled and intact caldera with a sloping side that assembles a natural amphitheater, hence harboring more than 25,000 huge game animals. Ngorongoro crater offers an incredible congregation of wildlife species that makes it a top place in Africa for viewing the Big five animals such as elephants, lions, rhinos, giraffes, and Buffaloes. It also protects other animals such as cheetahs, African wild dogs.
4. Tree-climbing lions of Lake Manyara national park
Lake Manyara national park is most famous for protecting the tree-climbing lions as one of the only two destinations offering tree-climbing safaris in Africa after Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park. Scientists are not sure so as to why Lake Manyara national park’s lions choose to spend the whole day hanging or climbing high above the ground, but the theory says that they use that trick in order to locate prey. Lake Manyara is among the few national parks in Tanzanian offering night game drives and self-safari drives.
5. Bird watching in Tarangire National Park
Lake Manyara national park, Ngorongoro crater conservation area, Serengeti national park, and Tarangire national park all belong to Tanzania’s Northern Circuit. That stands out from all the neighboring parks offering exceptional bird watching, it protects approximately 550 species recorded. The bird abundance is due to the park’s Silale Swamps, which act as a reliable source of water throughout the year. Special bird species include Tanzania’s endemic bird species such as the ashy starling, yellow-collared lovebird and in the rainy season, migratory bird species from Europe and Asia are expected.
6. Take a game drive in Ruaha National Park
Ruaha national park is situated in a pristine wilderness in East Africa’s largest landscape in the far that receives fewer visitors than its northern part of the country of Tanzania. It protects unique wildlife species to be sighted such as the famous predators like an African lion population, leopards, Cheetahs, spotted hyenas, and the African wild dogs that are best viewed during the game drive in the months of June to October in the dry seasons.
7. Meet the human’s closest relatives the Chimpanzees of Gombe National Park
Gombe national park is situated on the shores of Lake Tanganyika covering over 56 square kilometers. Despite the small size, it is known for its global reputation because of the work of Jane Goodall, who opened her chimpanzee research foundation in 1960. Today, Gombe national park protects chimpanzee families from being habituated to human presence, travelers can trek chimpanzees and other primates’ species like the colobus and vervet monkeys in the lush evergreen vegetation.
8. Explore Rubondo Island on Lake Victoria
Rubondo island stands is situated in the southwestern corner of Lake Victoria that is remote, covered with thick forest, and unspoiled is protected as a national park with incredible wildlife biodiversity including African elephants, chimpanzees, the rare sitatunga antelopes, butterfly species, and bird species, aquatic species include crocodiles, hippos that can easily be seen on Lake Victoria cruises.
9. Photograph with Flocks of Flamingos at Lake Natron
Lake Natron is a soda Lake at a glance, it’s set at the desolate base of an active volcano called Ol Doinyo Lengai. Lake Natron is highly rich in alkaline waters that seasonally have stained red by bacteria. Lake Natron is the world’s most important place to sight site flamingos. According to the 2019 record, it protected more than 1.75 million birds flocking breeding along the lake shores. a thousand flamingos call for astonishing fantastic photos. Birds’ breeding season along Lake Natron’s peak starts from October to December.
10. Learn About Zanzibar’s Stone Town, Tanzania
Zanzibar is stilled as a Traders town from Persia and Arabia who were the first to visit Zanzibar in the 8th century, Zanzibar is rich in gold, and slaves, ivory, Arabians could come to buy island spices from the mainland.
11. Explore the Ruins at Kilwa Kisiwani
Kilwa Kisiwani island is a UNESCO home that units the great Islamic/ the Swahili port city in the early 13th and 14th centuries. Recently the coral and lime ruin like the 11th-century Great Mosque, a 14th-century palace act as residential homes.
12. Experience Mnemba Private Island
Mnemba Island is an exceptional experience for beach lovers with spoiled choices in Tanzania, but for those interested in an exclusive encounter book your stay on Mnemba Island. Mnemba Island is a paradise for Casuarina pine forest mixed with the perfect white sand beaches offering a spectacular coral reefs view. There is only one accommodation facility Beyond Mnemba Island lodge, which has 12 luxurious grass-thatched beach bandas located steps just from the sand. Beyond Mnemba island lodge range from fishing, dolphin, scuba diving, and snorkeling.
13. Swim with Whale Sharks on Mafia Island
Mafia Island is mostly famous as the best spot for scuba diving, with the teeming reefs being managed by the Mafia Island Marine Park. That happens from September to March every year, though, divers that may need to swap their cylinder for snorkeling same as whale sharks that arrive in Mafia’s waters in the course of their annual migration.
14. Pemba Island, Tanzania
Pemba Island is a water sports haven that is a known destination for deep-sea fishermen because of the location next to the Pemba Channel near the west coast. the shore’s drop off into deep water attracts incredible game fish such as giant trevallies, yellowfin tuna and, dogtooth.
15. Hike to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro
Hike the snow-capped summit of Mount Kilimanjaro that stands at 5,895 meters above sea levels, making it the African tallest mountain and the world’s tallest free-standing mountain. climbing mountain Kilimanjaro is possible without any mountaineering experience or technical equipment. Although, some sicknesses may prevent many hikers from reaching their peak. Increase your chances of reaching the peak successfully by choosing the route that is offering plenty of time to acclimatize.
16. Climb to the peak of Mount Meru
Mount Meru is used by many travelers as part of a practice hike for mountain Kilimanjaro offering panoramic views of the sister peak. Mount Meru stands high at 4,566 meters above sea levels making it the 4th -highest mountain in Africa. Hiking to Mount Meru summit usually takes 3-4 days, with huts way simple accommodation. Porters and Guides are mandatory factors.
17. Discover the Origins of Man at the Olduvai Gorge
Olduvai Gorge is among the world’s important paleoanthropological sites. In the19th – 20th century, it where Leakey discovered hominid fossils which confirm that the human race came from Africa.
18. Shop your Souvenirs in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Dar es Salaam is a vibrant coastal city that is a top destination for buying souvenirs. It’s where Skilled artisans are stationed while making masterpieces by the use of the local timber at Mwenge Woodcarvers Market, while ex-pat shopping centers offer boutiques full of African traditional crafts and other contemporary fashion.