Have you traveled to Tanzania?

by | Dec 22, 2021 | Africa

Tanzania offers the best of both worlds: safari and luxury. It is one of the greatest alternatives for those seeking a beautiful environment and a chance to reconnect with nature while still enjoying first-class accommodations and meals.

The Highlands camp is situated inside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and has breathtaking views, especially those of Mount Kilimanjaro. The deluxe domed tents are outfitted with everything you need for a pleasant getaway, and gourmet meals are made with organic foods from the surrounding area.

Tanzania is renowned for its wildlife resources, which are regarded to be among the best in the world. Tanzania is the only country that has designated more than 25% of its entire land area as national parks and protected areas for wildlife.

Tanzania has sixteen national parks, twenty-eight game reserves, forty-four game-controlled areas, one conservation area, and two marine parks. Tanzania is home to many of Africa’s most popular destinations: the Serengeti plains, the Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, and Mount Kilimanjaro in the north, and the Mikumi and Ruaha National Parks and the Selous Game Reserve in the south.

Stunning Wildlife

Tanzania, more than nearly any other location, is synonymous with safaris. The grasslands are strewn with wildebeest stampedes. In muddy streams, hippos compete for space. Elephants migrate along seasonal pathways, while chimps swing among the trees.

Throughout the country, there are unmatched opportunities to experience this natural bounty: take a boat safari down the Rufiji River past dozing crocodiles in Selous Game Reserve; observe giraffes silhouetted against ancient baobab trees in Ruaha National Park; sit motionless as waterbirds peck in the shallows around Rubondo Island, and hold your breath as lions pad around your vehicle in Ngorongoro Crater.

Beaches of Idyll

Tanzania’s Indian Ocean coast is stunning, with quiet islands and sleepy coastal settlements steeped in centuries of Swahili culture — this East African coast was once the home of sultans and a vital link in a vast commercial network stretching to Persia, India, and beyond.

Relax on powdery beaches lined with palm trees and enormous baobabs; soak in spectacular pastel-hued sunrises; immerse yourself in lazy coastal rhythms; and sit under the billowing sails of a wooden dhow, listening to the creaking of its rigging and the soothing slap of the water on its prow.

Kilimanjaro (Mt. Kilimanjaro)

Mt Kilimanjaro, which casts a shadow over northern Tanzania’s plains, lures travelers with its beautiful, wooded sides and dignified snow-capped summit. It is Africa’s tallest mountain and the highest free-standing volcano in the world. Additionally, it is home to the Chagga people and a plethora of birds and fauna.

Thousands of climbers go here to test themselves on the muddy slopes, rough pathways, and treacherous scree. The perks include the adrenaline rush of reaching Africa’s summit; stunning vistas of Kilimanjaro’s ice fields; and viewing daybreak illuminating the plains far below.

Enchanting Cultures

Wherever you go in Tanzania, chances to learn about the country’s people and traditions abound. Meet the Maasai warriors wearing crimson cloaks. Spend time with the Barabaig, a semi-nomadic tribe that lives near Mt Hanang. Discover the warmth of a traditional dinner and the beats of traditional dancing. At local marketplaces, converse, and barter. Above all things, it is the Tanzanian people that contribute to the country’s memorability.

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