Top 7 Must-sees in Tanzania

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Top 7 must sees in Tanzania

Tanzania was founded in 1964 from separate nation-states. It is home to Mount Kilimanjaro and is one of the most popular safari destinations. The local population is well known for being friendly and polite to visitors, and there is a strong sense of national pride.

1. Ngorongoro Crater ‘’ eighth wonder of the world ’’

A true earthly paradise, “Ngorongoro’’ is the second largest crater in the world. Located in the middle of the African rift, the crater is surrounded by high peaks and several lakes, including the very famous Lake Natron in the northeast where you will find flamingos. The arrival at the crater takes place by the ridge from which one enjoys a breathtaking panoramic view of this caldera 20 km in diameter.

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it has a large population of the animal species of East Africa. However, it only represents a tiny part of the protected area. The entire territory is home to more than 2 million wild animals, 25,000 of which live in the heart of the park. The diversity of ecosystems favours particular habitats and sites for the extreme variety of the living world. The crater is a protected area where tourism has learned to coexist in harmony with nature.

Besides the incredible beauty of the landscape, experience an exceptional and authentic safari in the heart of a natural environment.

2. Serengeti National Park

An extension of the Masai Mara reserve in Kenya, the Serengeti National Park is one of the most famous animal parks in the world and also one of the largest. It stretches over more than 15,000m2. Discover endless plains and an abundance of animals such as wildebeest, zebras, cheetahs, hyenas and especially the famous “Big Five”, the five large mammals that are the lion, the leopard, the elephant, buffalo and rhino.

The Serengeti is also home to one of the greatest nature shows you will ever see in your lifetime: the Great Migration. An exceptional spectacle of thousands of wildebeest and zebras mainly crossing the park in search of new pastures. A game drive in the Serengeti National Park is always a magical and unforgettable moment, especially at this time.

3. Selous reserve

Established in 1922, the Selous Reserve was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982, thanks to its rich diversity of fauna and uninterrupted nature. Unlike other wildlife reserves in Tanzania, Selous has the particularity of being in the south of the country, a region often forgotten by travellers, but really worth the detour as there is so much to see. It is also one of the few reserves where you can find wild dogs. You want to travel off the beaten track, do not miss this step. You can also take a boat safari on the Rufiji, which winds for more than 250km from its source in the highlands, to the sea.

4. Zanzibar

This Tanzanian archipelago in the Indian Ocean is made up of three main islands (Unguja also called Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia) and several islets making up some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Zanzibar is a lavish place to explore clear, turquoise blue waters, shallow sandbanks and deserted islands. The island is known for its marvelous exceptional sites in order to discover its marine and terrestrial fauna during numerous relaxation or sports activities. Also known as the Spice Island, Zanzibar retains traces of its past through its architecture, colorful market and spicy meals. Come and recharge your batteries in the heart of this little haven of peace.

5. Kilimanjaro

A must-see while in Tanzania, Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in all of Africa at an altitude of 5,895 meters. It is recognisable among all by its flattened and always snowy top. A mythical mountain challenged by the Masai, Kilimanjaro is a true paradise for lovers of hiking and climbing in an incredible setting. The ascent to the summit lasts a few days and includes two main peaks: Kibo and Mawenzi and six routes that lead to the summit: Marangu and Machame, the most beautiful and easy, Mweka, Umbwe, Shira and Rongai for more hikers. warned. The ascent does not present any major technical difficulties but you need to be in good physical condition. It is best to climb in a group with a guide.

After the effort, the comfort. Once you get to the top, you will be amazed by the beauty of the landscape.

6. Tarangire

The Tarangire National Park is undoubtedly one of Tanzania’s must-see places. It stretches south of Lake Manyara over more than 2,600km2. Smaller and more intimate than its neighbors, the Tarangire is crossed by a river fed all year round. Its tributaries form swamps in which buffaloes and elephants bask. We discover a varied flora with nine different types of vegetation ranging from baobab to acacia parasol. Not to mention the large predators who tirelessly roam the park in search of new prey. Appreciate the authenticity of this park and enjoy a safari in peace.

7. Ruaha National Park

Considered the largest national park in Tanzania, Ruaha Park is rarely included in conventional Tanzania tourist tours. However, it has managed to preserve its authentic and wild aspect, which allows it to offer unique safaris and an impressive diversity of its local fauna.

The park is famous for its large elephant population (around 10,000), and is home to many predators: lions, striped and spotted hyenas, cheetahs, leopards and even a few families of African wild dogs. Birds are also very well represented in Ruaha, with some endemic species. The park is home to three of the most beautiful rare species of antelopes: the greater kudu, and the black and roan seahorses. Do not hesitate. Take a trip off the beaten track. Your stay will be all the more beautiful.

To learn more about Tanzania and Zanzibar, feel free to contact one of our specialists.

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