5 BEAUTIFUL PLACES TO VISIT WHILE ON VACATION IN TANZANIA
What’s on your travel bucket list for the places to visit on your next vacation?
If you don’t have Tanzania on your list, then you have to reconsider.
Apart from witnessing magnificent and spectacular sceneries while watching the great migration, you get to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and take in the scenic view of the islands while lounging on the sugar-white beach of Zanzibar. It doesn’t stop there; there is a lot more to do in Tanzania.
Sit down, get yourself a cup of your favorite drink, and read on as we take you through selected top places to go and things to do in Tanzania.
GO SCUBA DIVING OR SNORKELING AT ZANZIBAR
Considered to have the best diving center in the whole of East Coast Africa, this island, which is a part of Tanzania, has proven to be a lot more wonder than it is given credit for. If you ever visit Tanzania without taking a trip to Zanzibar Island for Scuba diving or snorkeling, then your trip isn’t complete. Zanzibar Island is beautiful above and beneath its turquoise water. Snorkeling and Scuba diving will get a lot more interesting as you will be thrilled with what you see.
ADD A KANGA TO YOUR WARDROBE
Kanga is a rectangular piece of clothing Tanzanians are known with. This piece of clothing, with its bright colors and unique patterns, can tell your mood, status, and the plans you have made for the day, depending on the way you wear it. Kangas can also make the best gift for that special someone at home. They will be glad to be part of your East African adventure.
You can find Kangas in markets all over Tanzania. You could find pictures of famous politicians on your kanga or even a message about an issue that affects the people. So do not be surprised to find messages on the importance of washing one’s hands on the Kangas. Just pick one which you are attracted to as a souvenir of your visit to Tanzania.
WATCH THE GREAT MIGRATION
One of the greatest spectacles of nature is not just a rainbow that pops up in the sky but watching over one million animals pounding after the rains to a greener and tastier pasture across the plains of Tanzania. These animals include the gazelles, wildebeest, zebras, and elands. This unique phenomenon is called ‘Great Migration.’
You don’t have to imagine this; you need to witness it as the experience doesn’t end with the gathering of huge herds from April to May in the southern parts of the country. You can also experience the May to July crossing of the Grumeti River and the spreading out of these herds all across the northern plains from July to September. This experience is one of the highlights of visiting Tanzania. So instead of leaving your bucket list empty, pour in some adventurous trips that involve the Tanzanian Great Migration experience.
CONQUER THE FAMOUS MOUNTAIN KILIMANJARO
Who hasn’t heard of Mount Kilimanjaro?
The tallest mountain in Africa!
Wouldn’t it be a wonder if you can tell every and anyone that you climbed Mt. Kili and made it to the top of Africa’s highest mountain?
Climbing up to its highest point, which is steep and cold, could give you the scare of your life, but the excitement and experience are worth every stress. Getting to the top of the mountain onto the vast snow that overlooks a spectacular scene and taking in the beautiful view is worth every difficulty you faced while climbing. The sense of achievement that comes with conquering Mount Kilimanjaro is next to nothing.
Although you might feel that you are pumped for a mountain climb with just your hiking boots on, you must understand that this is not just any mountain and that nature can be challenging too.
Plan carefully as it is a crucial step to a successful climb. You can start by picking the right route and guide for your climbing. Endeavor to get in shape as the climb needs total body fitness.
Yeah, Yeah, lots of adventurous challenges await you but look on the bright side. You can’t deprive yourself of the pleasure of knowing you climbed the highest mountain in entire Africa.
ENJOY TANZANIA’S CUISINES
Tanzania is known for lots of beautiful things, among which are its great music, art, and wildlife.
Sadly, Tanzania’s mouthwatering dishes have gone unnoticed.
Some areas will offer you the usual grilled meat and curry sauce. Some other parts which might need you to do a little digging before you find them will serve you mouthwatering dishes. These dishes are unique and have a fresh taste of local coconuts and mangoes, and you can get them at the traditional food market.
Drinking in Tanzania is another form of adventure. Take a trip to one of the villages, and you might be in luck to have a taste of banana beer, Gongo, honey bear, or Pombe (a fermented sugar can juice).
Imagine a new adventure served ice cold, super thrilling, huh?