Thinking of visiting Tanzania but not sure if it’s a good idea? Well, let me assure you that Tanzania is the ultimate destination for every kind of traveler! Whether you’re going on a honeymoon, traveling with your family, traveling alone, or even traveling with friends, Tanzania has what it takes to entertain you!
Below, we discuss how Tanzania is perfect for every kind of traveler!
Tanzania for Sports Lovers
Tanzania is a haven for extreme sports lovers. Hiking or cycling up Mount Kilimanjaro while observing animals in their natural habitat at dawn is an unforgettable experience! Moreover, you can also attempt to try mountain biking up and around Mt. Kilimanjaro! This is a must for the adrenaline junkies out there! Only a handful have been able to reach the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro while mountain biking.
Not only this, but different water sports including scuba diving, kiteboard surfing, SUP, snorkeling, sailing, jet skiing, parasailing are also available in Zanzibar for you to indulge yourself in!
Tanzania for Nature Enthusiasts
Discover hidden gems around Arusha including Lake Natron and Ol Doyino Agani and scuba dive off the coast of Pemba Island!
The Selous Game Reserve gives you a nature retreat like no other place on earth! Here, you get to spend a few days in the huge Selous Game Reserve of Tanzania and you can spot the Big 5 here easily!
From flora to fauna, the Ngorongoro Crater is also there for you to witness nature in its raw essence!
Don’t forget to visit Moshi, a busy, bustling and colorful town on the slopes of Kilimanjaro. You can also visit one of the many coffee plantations. You even get to grind your own coffee! Explore on river hikes, bathe in the streams and try your hand at horse riding.
Tanzania for Cultural Enthusiasts
Explore the culture of Tanzania by visiting the Village Museum in Dar Es Salaam. Unlike traditional museums where all you get to do is stand and stare, this museum is different. The museum is in made in the form of an entire village with different huts and each hut contains cultural belongings of different tribes! You can even pick up the items inside the huts and observe them. It’s such a beautiful way to get to know the Tanzanian culture and heritage.
Moreover, you can plan your visit at the time of the Serengeti Cultural Festival that takes places in the small town of Mugumu every year.
Tanzania for Couples
For the romantics, Tanzania is the best dreamy getaway. A destination of wild beauty, from the rolling plains of the Serengeti to the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar. Sundowners in the bush are the perfect end to your day of animal watching or exploring the city. The glorious sunset will leave you mesmerized, followed by dinner in the great outdoors of the bush, ending the night with a campfire. Watch the flames as they dance under the stars and reflect on the experience you shared with your partner. Other romantic ideas include taking a hot air balloon ride across the Serengeti and sinking your toes in the sandy beaches of Zanzibar. Don’t miss out on the sunset dhow cruise. Walk along Zanzibar’s shore and watch as the sky glows gold during the sunset.
Tanzania for Families
Tanzania is the ideal family safari holiday. Witness the Great Migration of Serengeti. A trip to Ruaha National Park will put you in the heart of Tanzania’s concentrated wildlife action, where predator-prey sightings are almost guaranteed. Observe chimpanzee up close at Lake Tanganyika and the Mahale Mountains National Park. On the beaches you can enjoy boating and walking/fly camping for kids over 12. Most lodges are child-friendly and the guides will ensure your children have an unforgettable experience.
Tanzania for Budget Travelers
Tanzania is ideal for budget travelers. Save money and travel for as low as $25 on buses between the cities. In the city travel, travel on dala dalas, stopping wherever you want them to! Save up on luxury hotels and stay in guesthouses or bed and breakfasts. They provide delicious meals and services like Wi-Fi. Local specialties are usually tasty, healthy and cheap – just make sure that it’s cooked or, if it’s fruit, you can peel it. If you can’t afford an excursion to Kilimanjaro, visit its baby brother Mount Meru. For the natural wonders of Tanzania, there’s nothing better than a budget safari to the smaller national parks of Arusha, Tarangire or Lake Manyara – lesser known beauties than the more expensive Seengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater.
So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and prepare yourselves to have a vacation of a lifetime!
While you’re there, you might also want to check out the Zanzibar Travel Guide!