If you prefer exotic locations over the conventional ones, Africa is the definitely the place to be. When you imagine how it looks like, you are most probably imagining Tanzania and its mountain- the great Kilimanjaro.
Between picturesque mountains, endless savannas and palm beaches, Tanzania has something for everyone’s taste. Also, if you want to see the untamed wilderness, some of the most iconic national parks in Africa are located in Tanzania.
The Serengeti National Park is considered to be the premier spot for animal watching and exploring the rich wildlife. Nearby, in the Ngorongoro Crater, lies the most densely concentrated population of African mammals on the planet. Its wilderness is virtually untouched, so if you want to spend your vacation surrounded with wildlife this is the place where you could feel like a real explorer.
Lake Tanganyika is one of the biggest in Africa and there you could see chimpanzees in their natural surroundings. It’s a perfect place for different activities so you could enjoy swimming and going through the woods in the same day.
This large and sprawling city is located in a lush and green part of the country. In Arusha you can find lots of souvenirs and if you are planning to buy some local product, this is the best place. If you did not find anything that you liked, visit an online marketplace in Tanzania where you will find a wide choice of local products.
This city is often noisy, the streets are crowded and packed with traffic. If this is your first time in Africa it could be overwhelming, but it has its unique charm.
With a professional safari guide, your journey to Tanzania will be phenomenal. This type of full-service camping will bring you closer to the region’s wildlife and local cultures. Driving around will give you a new perspective to life in Africa, its people, their languages and a different way of life.
This way you could prepare food with the locals, sleep in their small houses and spend time with them. Tanzania is full of people with different ethnicity with their own cultures who live in peace and respect their mutual heritage.
Rubondo is famous for its tranquility and wonderful scenery. For passionate birdwatchers this place is like heaven and there are lots of scientist coming there every year. There are plenty of walking safaris available and while walking you can see elephants, giraffes and chimpanzees which makes this safari a unique experience. The beaches look stunning, but you should be careful since there are lots of hippos and crocodiles, so swimming is not recommended.
The wonderful island of Zanzibar on Africa’s east coast is packed with historic sites and cultural landmarks. It is a great place to relax after long safari routes and enjoy sandy beaches. It’s located in just over 42 km off the coast of Tanzania, and it is widely known as the ‘Spice Island’. All the way back in nineteenth century it was a big trading center of the Indian Ocean and it became famous for its spices and pineapples.
This city is said to be the only active ancient city in East Africa and it represents the cultural core of Zanzibar. Narrow streets are full of small stores, winding alleys and local bazaars. For the gourmands this city is perfect during night because then a big night market full of local specialties is open.
To the north and east of the island there are lots of hidden beaches with golden sands and palm trees perfect for relaxing, also swimming and diving if it is your thing.
Africa has a lot to offer and although it is not as popular as some other places in Indian ocean, it captivates everyone. There you will find a new world of food, history and people that will change you and move you deeply.