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    What to do in Tanzania

    Tanzania boasts plenty of wholesome outdoor activities, and not just wildlife safaris. Take your pick from diving or snorkeling, boating, canoeing or hiking the highest mountain in Africa and highest free-standing mountain in the world. Alternatively, you can go birdwatching, or country’s pioneering cultural tourism

    Cultural Tourism

    Most tourists come to Tanzania for wildlife safaris, Climbing Kilimanjaro and beach holidays in Zanzibar but Tanzania offers unforgettable experience when mixing with the locals, either home stay to indulge with local culture or perhaps with at least two hours of interaction with the locals for few cultural experiences when going for safari. You can experience the real African culture with few selected popular tribes such as Maasai, Datoga or Hadzabe that practice their daily life in truly African Culture.


    Hiking gives you unparalleled contact with nature as well as locals, and that delicious feeling of being at one with the world, something you’d never get by just driving around. Experience the wonders of Mount Kilimanjaro for about six to seven days, or two to three days trekking Mount Meru(4566m) as declared as the beautiful hulk that looms up over Arusha Region. Other climbable peaks include Mount Hanang near Babati and the carbonate-spewing Ol Doinyo lengai Mountain

    Birding Safaris

    Tanzania boasts around 1200 bird species, including dozens of endangered “Red Book” endemics found only in particular forests or mountain ranges.

    The best time for birding is from November to March, when residents are joined by Eurasian and palearctic migrants, it’s possible to recommend one area over another, as every place has something special, but highlights includes, Tarangire National Park and its adjacent Conservation Area, which contain over 550 recorded species.

    Lake Natron for immense flocks of flamingos and rare raptors, Lake Manyara also for flamingos and almost four hundred other species and Rubondo Island in Lake Victoria, paradise for water birds.


    Snorkeling is a rewarding and affordable way of dipping beneath the ocean surface, and as most diving reefs have shallower ones nearby, experience snorkeling around chumbe island the southwest of Unguja which has among the densest coral growth and diversity in Africa (Over two hundred species) and provides shelter for ninety percent of East Africa’s varieties of fish.

    For something completely different, go fresh water snorkeling at the north end of Lake Nyasa


    As Tanzania has few rivers navigable for more than a few dozen kilometres, boat trips inland beside ferry journeys on the lakes, are limited to wildlife cruises on the Rufiji in Selous, and for getting to Gombe, Mahale and Rubondo Island national park.

    Dugouts are useful for exploring Lake Babati and lake Nyasa, you can also canoe at two places in Arusha that are Momela lakes in Arusha National Park and lake Duluti ( a crater lake) nearby.

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