5 Tanzania Safari Must-Sees for Your Upcoming Trip to Africa
Tanzania is a striking country located on the east coast of Africa, boasting a diverse landscape of mountain and volcanic ranges, lush grassland and tropical beaches, your Tanzania safari stay would not be complete without adding these places to your bustling itinerary. Check out the following 5 places to visit and see them for yourself during your upcoming trip.
Based in the north of the country, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and is world-famous, providing the perfect platform for mountaineers to face a real challenge. On average it takes 6 days to reach its highest peak, which is almost 20,000 feet high – making it a journey not for the faint hearted!
This iconic national park is located in Northern Tanzania and is world-famous for its endless plains packed full of the world’s most captivating wildlife. The Serengeti National Park was formed in 1952 and is considered a great platform to view Africa’s wildlife in its most natural surroundings during your Tanzania safari. The park is home to the annual migration of Wildebeest and Zebra, which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. In addition to this annual event, which takes place every June and sees more than 2 million animals make their way to pastures new, the park is also home to Africa’s ‘big five’.
Home to the most revered and exotic beaches in the world, Zanzibar makes use of everything that its Tanzanian location on the Indian Ocean has to offer. Historically, Zanzibar was the epicentre of trade of its world-famous spices and was a location at the core of the slave trade during Arab rule. As well as its picturesque beaches, Zanzibar’s capital, Stone Town, is a World Heritage site famed for its traditional architecture.
If you are looking to explore the bush during your Tanzania safari, then a visit to the remote Mahale and its chimp residents should definitely be on the cards. The dense Mahale Mountains in Western Tanzania is home to 1000 chimps of varying species and provides the road less travelled for would-be explorers.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Based on the outskirts of the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Conservation area is the world’s largest crater. This crater acts as a natural enclosure for thousands of species, which includes the endangered Black Rhino. As well as an abundance of wildlife, Ngorongoro is also home to local tribes so you can experience all facets of traditional African culture.