High Five… Tanzania!

Home to every element that makes Africa such a monumentally epic place to visit, including daunting trekking adventures through deserted landscapes, rural villages and some of the largest and most captivating wildlife to be found anywhere in the world. Tanzania is one of the continent’s most visited countries, and for good reason.

Whatever your idea of an amazing trip, Tanzania will make sure you’re not left disappointed. Pristine beaches meet some of the clearest most spectacular water you’re ever likely to see, huge, wild animals roam freely and local people live as simply as they did thousands of years ago. It’s a place that will grab you by the shoulders and shake you up, and you’ll love it!

The beaches of Zanzibar are some of the most pristine in the world.

Our Favourite five experiences in Tanzania

Relax on the Beaches of Zanzibar

It would be hard to find a place on earth with a beach more impressive than the island of Zanzibar, which sits neatly, just off the coast of Tanzania in the Indian Ocean.

It’s the kind of scene that will make you squeal with delight as you take your first steps on to the powdery white sand. And the best bit, well, you can choose to sit back and relax the day away or, if you’re feeling a little more active, visit the near by spice plantations, the vivacious capital Stone Town or take to the turquoise ocean to snorkel or dive with a host of fluorescent fishes.

Climb to the Roof of Africa

Kilimanjaro isn’t an adventure that is out of most peoples reach. With a bit of training, and a lot of determination, you can join the privileged group that have put in the effort and scaled to the very top of Africa.

The view to Mt Meru from Kilimanjaro.

And believe me when I say, all the hard work will be worth it. Not only will you be rewarded with some of the most spectacular views in the world at the summit, but there’s plenty to see along the way too, as you trek past lakes, through planes and over ice fields.

There are 3 main routes to choose from; the fastest and most popular, the Marangu Route. The slightly longer but more scenic Machame Route. Or, the Rongai Route, which is widely regarded to be the easiest as it has such a high success rate – although it’s also the quietest, meaning lots of ‘you time’.

Volunteer with Local Communities

What could be more rewarding an adding some volunteering time into your trip to Tanzania? Well, I’ll tell you… nothing. That’s what.

Spend time in a remote Tanzanian village, in one of the poorest areas of East Africa, assisting with community, school and wildlife projects and helping to make a very real, and much needed, difference to the lives of those that live there.

Camp Tanzania is a pretty unique experience and one that you’ll never forget. The very essence of what travelling the world is all about.

Volunteering in Africa is a hugely rewarding.

Take a Safari Through the Serengeti and Ngorongoro

It’s what we come for, Africa’s big act. The anticipation of running into a pack of mighty, wild lions or a herd of elephants around the next bush will get your heart racing and provide you with one of life’s biggest thrills.

Home to some of the biggest and most impressive animals in the world, when it comes to nature, everything supersized here, and a safari through the famous Serengeti and Ngorongoro regions on a trip such as Tanzania Safari Experience will make sure you don’t miss any of the ‘must see’s’, including the ‘Big 5’, Lake Manyara and Olduvai Gorge.

You can't come all the way to Tanzania and not come on safari!

Spot Chimpanzees at Lake Tanganyika

Lake Tanganyika is one of the world’s biggest freshwater lakes and spans over 4 African countries, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Zambia.

Take a trip to the Tanzania section and book a trekking trip to take in the incredible mountain scenery and try to get a glimpse of wild chimpanzees in the Gombe Stream and Mahale National Parks on the edge of the lake, one of the only places in Africa where it’s possible.

If this post has whet your appetite for a taste of African adventure in Tanzania, make sure you take a look at our cheap flights to Africa as well as our huge selection of adventure tours. Have you been? What was your own highlight? Let us, and other would be travellers, know in the comment box below.