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Extraordinary Things to Do on Your Next Trip in Tanzania

Extraordinary Things to Do on Your Next Trip in Tanzania


Tanzania is home to endless plains of National Parks, a diverse range of wildlife, and many beautiful islands. It’s one of the best places to spend your vacations and get an escape with nature!

Here are extraordinary things to do on your next trip in Tanzania:

  1. Hot air balloon safari

Take a hot air balloon safari at Serengeti National Park! It’s a magical experience whereby you get a bird’s eye view of the entire park. If you go around the time when the wildebeests participating in the Great Migration of Serengeti are in the area, you’ll be lucky to observe the migration from up above.

It’s a great feeling watching the wilderness from up above!


  1. Horseback safari

A horseback safari is offered in many national parks of Tanzania including the Serengeti. Enjoy watching majestic wildlife species from the comfort of your horse. It’s a thrilling and liberating experience!


  1. Swim with the whale sharks

Head over to Mafia Island, a beautiful and pristine island off the coast of Tanzania. It’s not crowded there so you can have all the alone quality time you want there with your family. 

Mafia Island gives you a chance to go swimming with whale sharks, an incredible experience that you’ll remember for the rest of your life!


  1. Go on a mountain hike

There are many mountains in Tanzania with varying difficulty levels to choose from. These include the tallest mountain of Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, the majestic Mount Meru and the beautiful Usambara Mountains. Climb any of these mountains and enjoy the beautiful views on the way!


  1. Observe tree-climbing lions in Lake Manyara National Park

You heard it right! Ever heard of lions that climb trees? Well, you’ll get to witness these exceptional lions here at Lake Manyara National Park! So, why do these lions climb trees in the Park? Here are two theories:

  • The lions climb the trees to get some cool breeze. It can get pretty hot in the Park and they want an escape from the scorching heat.
  • The lions can observe their prey better from the top of the trees, so they climb the trees and look for their prey.

Not only is Lake Manyara National Park famous for its tree-climbing lions, but the Lake itself is home to a huge population of flamingoes that give the water a pinkish hue. 


  1. Enjoy thrilling watersports activities in Zanzibar

Zanzibar is an island that’s home to pristine beaches and it’s surrounded by abundant and beautiful coral reefs. The marine life is also pretty diverse here and you can spot many of the big marine creatures. Scuba diving, snorkeling, kitesurfing, fishing and kayaking are some of the many activities that you can enjoy at Zanzibar!

So, what are you waiting for? Head over to Tanzania and make wonderful memories doing these extraordinary things! While you’re there, don’t forget to check out the Best Cities to Visit in East Africa.