|If you’ve never had the opportunity to go on a safari in South Africa, then you’ll have to take up the opportunity when visiting Tanzania! It’s one of the continent’s most popular safari destinations and gives you the chance to see many species of wildlife. Some parks have larger species of certain animals than others so if there’s a particularly animals you’ve set your heart on seeing, find out which park would be best.
The most famous is Serengeti National Park, and it’s also the largest. Visiting during the wildebeest migration gives a spectacular look at these animals, though this is one of the most popular times to visit, understandably.
For a quieter experience you could try one of the smaller parks such as Tarangire National Park, or Ruaha National Park. There are also game reserves and conservation areas where the chances of seeing wildlife are just as good as at Serengeti.
From one of the world’s best known parks, to one of it’s most popular mountains…. Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro is so popular because almost anyone can climb it without having any mountain climbing experience. You can hike to the top, if you’re reasonably fit, in 5 to 8 days, reaching the summit at 19,000 feet. This is best tackled with an organised group rather than individually, and with a group you often get porters who will carry all the provisions for you!
As if the scenery wasn’t enough, Tanzania also has some wonderful history and culture on offer, and its ancient history can be explored at Isimila Gorge, where large finds of stone age tools have occurred. This isn’t one of the better known attractions of Tanzania, but great for anyone with an interest in the subject.
Dar es Salaam
The wildlife and scenery are most popular in Tanzania but it does have some great cities too. Dar es Salaam is the largest city in the country, and it has a good selection of tourist attractions, from the National Museum, to cultural villages, markets, and nearby ruins.