Tanzania offers a complete getaway vacation package, combining outdoor adventure and diverse wildlife with opportunities to relax your body and mind.
If you are looking for an exotic vacation that combines a sense of adventure with relaxing moments, consider a safari in Tanzania in East Africa as your next destination. A holiday in Tanzania offers a complete package of diverse wildlife and ecosystems, relaxing beaches and resorts, and of course, the real safari experience. A vacation in Tanzania can be one of the most memorable experiences for casual and seasoned travelers alike.
Tanzania Wildlife and Safari Tours
Anybody who travels to Tanzania will most likely find themselves experiencing the rich African wildlife by going on safari with one of the many tour operators in the country. Most agencies will offer transportation via a large four-wheel drive vehicle with a removable top, providing the chance to enjoy the outdoors while still offering the safety of a car. You will be able to drive alongside lions resting in the road at sunrise, observe elephants and giraffes grazing in the bush, and even pass right through wildebeest formations.
The most famous place for a safari in Tanzania is Serengeti National Park, the starting point for the annual Wildebeest migration from Tanzania to Kenya. Alternatives such as Tarangire National Park or Ngorongoro Crater (not a national park) can be just as rewarding with fewer crowds, meaning a better chance for visitors of seeing the “Big Five” – lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino, and leopards – that all strive to see before leaving. Animal lovers who want to see chimpanzees and other primates in their native habitats should visit Gombe Stream and Mahale Mountains National Parks.
Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, is beautiful and majestic to see in person. There are hiking trails for different levels of difficulty, but true Kilimanjaro adventure seekers can climb to the summit for an awe-inspiring experience. ClimbingKilimanjaro.com is a good source of information regarding everything you need before hiking or climbing the mountain.
A nature lover’s destination off the beaten path is the Amani Nature Preserve in the northeast corner of Tanzania in the Usambara Mountains. Considered one of the bio-diversity hot-spots in the world, Amani offers guided hiking and biking tours through lush fauna and rolling hills, a far cry from the traditional bush.
Another spot worth visiting is Lake Natron, which offers hiking and flamingo watching, a climb up an active volcano, and the opportunity to swim in a nearby waterfall while baboons watch from above. The trip to Lake Natron will take you through the Rift Valley to remote parts of the country and even to a Maasai toll booth.
Exotic wildlife, scenic beauty, and the warm hospitality of its people make Tanzania the perfect location to get away from it all. It is sure to be a trip you will never forget.2014-11-08
21st November 2014
17th April 2014