Travel in Tanzania
DISCOVER THE SAVANNAH, CLIMB THE HIGHEST FREE-STANDING MOUNTAIN OR SWIM IN THE CRYSTAL CLEAR WATER.
Mountain climbing, safari and beautiful beaches are waiting for you
Discover the savannah, climb the highest free-standing mountain in the world and swim in the crystal clear water of Zanzibar. Africa, particularly Tanzania, should be on everyone’s bucket list. It is the ultimate place for a gap year or travel break.
Tanzania is home to the Big 5 (the African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Black Rhinoceros, African lion, and African leopard) in some of the world’s biggest natural parks. Many live in the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact and unfilled volcanic caldera in the world. It is not just the animals that are amazing – the people of the Masai are so incredibly kind and welcoming.
Choose between climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or a 4WD drive camping safari plus incredible relaxing and playing on the stunning island of Zanzibar. All tours can be combined for the most amazing month you will ever have in your travel experiences.
Serengeti National ParkArguably Africa’s most famous national park due to its “Great Migration”. Nearly 2.5 million white bearded and blue wildebeests, 250,000 zebras, Thompson gazelles, and if you are lucky groups of black rhinos make their way across the Mara River (a river teeming in crocodiles) and across the Serengeti in search of the best feeding areas during the dry season. There is simply never enough time to explore the world heritage Serengeti National Park - home to Africa’s largest lion population, growing populations of African leopards, bush elephants, hyenas, wolves, mongoose, warthogs, hippos and over 500 different bird species. It truly is an incredible ecosystem of predators and prey living in front of your eyes.
ArushaArusha is a major international hub and launchpad for many safaris due to its proximity to so many national parks and conservation areas. The region around Arusha has the highest number of volcanic craters and dormant volcanoes in Tanzania and sits in the shadow of Tanzania’s second highest mountain, Mount Meru. Large parts of the city were originally Masai land, and many of the city names and food are inspired by the Masai. We highly recommend you try the local dish called Nama Choma with a cold beer and Pili Pili sauce!
Mount KilimanjaroAt 5,895 metres above sea level, Mount Kilimanjaro is the world’s highest single free-standing mountain. Although it is not as technical an ascent as the Andes or Himalayas’ strong winds, low temperatures and the altitude still mean that climbing the dormant volcano is still a serious undertaking. Made up of three volcanic cones - Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira - Mount Kilimanjaro has experienced a significant shrinking of its ice fields and glaciers over the past decade, with them expected to completely disappear in the next ten years.
MoshiMoshi is where most people will base themselves for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. The nam supposedly meaning smoke - which omits from the dormant volcano. It might not be the prettiest of towns in Africa but there is lots to explore. Try a coffee at the old Railway Station cafe as the sun sets over the mountain. Not only is it a stunning sunset - the coffee should be one of the freshest you have ever tased as Moshi is the main producer of rich famous Tanzania coffee. Nearby Lake Chala has the most inviting blue waters, at close to 100 meters deep - but no swimming here - hungry crocodiles wait just below the surface for errant animals (and occasionally humans).
Ngorongoro CraterNgorongoro Crater is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a natural habitat for the big 5 African Animals and large flocks of flamingos. It is a massive volcanic crater formed 2.5 million years ago and stretching 260 square kilometres and reaching a depth of 610 metres covered in green forests and savannah. Approximately 42,000 native Masai live throughout the Ngorongoro Crater in small villages of characteristic rounded houses made of local clay. Even though you will get to see most of the incredible big 5 African animals in an amazing natural habitat - you won’t see the giraffe. The walls of the crater are too steep for their legs to descend.
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