This year, utilize your vacations to travel to Tanzania in January! The best part about traveling in January is that most of you already have vacations from work/school/college! It’s a good time of the year weatherwise (not at its hottest, yet and pre the rainy season so good for wildlife spotting).
Here are the 10 best Tanzanian destinations for travel in January 2020:
- Ngorongoro Conservation Area
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is home to the volcanic caldera, the Ngorongoro Crater. Standing by the rim of the Crater, you can watch the animals contained within it. The area holds over 25,000 animals, including elephants, giraffes, zebras, lions and black rhinos!
Moreover, if you visit this area in January, you’ll also get to see the Great Migration crossing the Conservation Area!
- Selous Game Reserve
The Selous Game Reserve is located toward the south of Tanzania. It’s the largest game reserve in Africa! If you want a good look at the Big 5, then this place is your best shot! The best part about the Selous Game Reserve is that it’s unspoiled by man and you get to experience the beauty of nature here!
- Mount Kilimanjaro
Do you want to hike on the highest mountain in Africa? Well, head over to Mount Kilimanjaro and have an adventurous hiking trip! Many trails lead to the summit, each of which you can cover in about 7-8 days!
- Serengeti National Park
Witness the Great Migration at the Serengeti National Park! Every year, thousands of wildebeest migrate in search of food and water. In fact, the exact figure of animals is above a million!
- Lake Manyara National Park
Known for the thousands of flamingoes that line Lake Manyara, this National Park will give you a peaceful and relaxing escape away from your routine. The Park is home to many other animals too including elephants, cheetahs, lions and giraffes!
- Arusha National Park
Located about 1-2 hours away from Arusha, this National Park is home to several animal species including giraffes, blue monkeys, lions, elephants, zebras and buffaloes! It’s the best place to go on a safari with your family!
- Zanzibar Island
If you’re looking for exotic beaches and numerous water sports activities, then Zanzibar Island is the best place to go! Scuba diving, snorkeling, and swimming with the dolphins are just a few of the many water sports that this Island has to offer, apart from its stunning natural beauty.
- Mafia Island
Unspoiled, raw nature with a large marine reserve. Another great place for water sports activities, Mafia Island, is accessible by air from Dar es Salaam! You can choose from activities like snorkeling, scuba diving or surfing. If you’re feeling lazy, you can just lie down on the sun loungers lining the island’s shore! Swim with whale sharks in January as the season closes end February each year.
- Ruaha National Park
This National Park forms part of the Southern circuit of Tanzania. It’s a less frequented National Park, so you’ll have complete privacy here! It’s the best way to get closer to nature.
- Mt. Meru
This mountain is home to about 400 species of birds! The hike on Mt. Meru is also easy and takes about three days! The weather conditions here in January make the journey even more adventurous and fun.
So, what are you waiting for? Get your travel bags ready and visit these 10 best Tanzanian destinations in January 2020! The weather in January is nice and romantic, so it’s a great place to go with your significant other!
While you’re there, you might also want to check out the Tanzania Travel Guide.