The Best of Tanzania
TRAVEL DESTINATIONS IN TANZANIA
Beach holiday in Zanzibar
Zanzibar is a tropical archipelago off the east coast of Tanzania which is short for TZA by abbreviationfinder in the Indian Ocean, with the most popular beach resorts being Unguja and Pemba. When we talk about the island of Zanzibar, we often refer to Unguja, which has managed to preserve its integrity in an admirable way – the island has quiet beaches and an authentic African atmosphere.
The old part of Stone Town, the island’s capital, Zanzibar City, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its narrow streets have a tangible history of about 200 years. It is a mixture of Africa, the golden age of Arab trade, and the legacy of European conquerors. The city with its old buildings and skillful carvings is a masterpiece of carpentry. Other points of interest also include Old Slave Market, Dr. Livingstone Residence, and Darajan Market. You can also get acquainted with the island’s main industry, ie spice production, through numerous guided tours.
Zanzibar is also a great destination for diving, for example. Underwater life is plentiful and the clear waters guarantee good visibility. During your dive, you can see, among other things, devil gulls, turtles, sharks and colorful reef fish. Diving trips are conveniently accessible from Stone Town.
Safari is a once in a lifetime experience
According to countryaah, Tanzania is one of the most popular safari destinations in Africa, where the big five, i.e. lions, leopards, elephants, bison and rhinos, await travelers. A trip to the middle of the savage wild beasts is a dream for many travelers that must be realized once in a lifetime. It is worth taking a lot of time to plan the trip, as there are many options. It is recommended to take part in guided tours, although you can also visit the national parks on your own.
Some of the best national parks in the country are the Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire.
Serengenti is the largest and most famous of the national parks. The best times to watch animal migrations are in October-November as well as April-June, but the Serengeti offers the tourist something to see all year round. The most special way to explore the national park is to fly a hot air balloon over it. However, you should be careful when choosing a hot air balloon flight organizer, as well as check your own insurance coverage in advance. Not all insurances automatically cover hot air balloon flights.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The abundant fauna of the area lives scattered around the volcanic crater in melt harmony with the Masai tribe. The reserve also has an Old Man Remains Discovery site in Oldupai Gorge. The sights are all year round, but the easiest way to see the animals is during the dry season from May to October.
Tarangire National Park is most easily reached from Arusha. The best time to observe the fauna of the area is from June to September. The area is home to about 550 species of birds, some of which are not found anywhere else in the world.
Hiking in Kilimanjaro
Kilimanjaro is one of the most famous peaks in the world and the highest mountain in Africa. It is made up of three volcanoes, Kibo, Mawenz and Shira, of which Kibo has volcanic activity. It is a sleeping volcano, the top of which is covered with snow and ice.
The highest peak in Kilimanjaro, Uhuru, rises to about 5,895 meters. You don’t have to be a lustful hiker to venture over it, as there are routes in the area that can be traversed by any traveler in good basic condition. Although previous hiking experience is not required on the easiest routes in Kilimanjaro, you must be prepared for nausea due to a high place. It is a good idea to book about a week to conquer the mountain.
The best time to climb to the top is from late December to mid-March, when the weather is back and warm. It is also dry from July to September, but much colder.
Those planning to climb Kilimanjaro should book an excursion well in advance. Climbing with guides, accommodation and park fees costs 500-1000 euros. You should be careful when choosing a tour operator. In addition, it is good to note that the guide is mandatory when moving in the area.
The center of economic life in Dar es Salaam
Dar es Salaam is the largest city in Tanzania, where tourists are mainly attracted by air. The big city has a relatively high level of crime and is not comparable to Tanzania’s stunning beaches and savannas. Dar es Salaam is the economic center of the country and the former capital from which it was decided to relocate the administration to Dodoma for geographical reasons.
Tourists visiting the city should explore Dar es Salaam’s picturesque harbor area and historic buildings, but a couple more days is not worth wasting in the city.
THE BEST OF TANZANIA
Experience these in Tanzania
- Relax on Zanzibar’s white sandy beaches.
- Take part in a memorable safari.
- Hike in the Kilimanjaro mountains.
- Experience the atmosphere of a Tanzanian metropolis in Dar es Salaam.
- Enjoy local cuisine and shop at the market.
Disadvantages of Tanzania
- There are no direct flights from Finland to Tanzania.
- Pickpocketing and robbery may occur in Tanzania.
- The roads are in poor condition in places.