Tanzania Safari at a Glance
Tanzania Safari at a Glance: Travelling in Tanzania is a rewarding and remarkable experience. Driving through villages and grasslands on your way to game parks and nature reserves will be one of the most memorable parts of your trip — the smiling faces of young Maasai herding cattle, the piles of mangos and fresh greens set out in piles in a village market are awe-inspiring. Camping in Tanzania is fun and the surest way to experience the best in an African safari.
With so many places to go and things to see, planning a trip to Tanzania involves careful research and difficult decisions. Most visitors find just one trip doesn’t do the country’s many sights justice, and return again and again to enjoy the country’s amazing wildlife, beautiful scenery and the friendly welcome of its people.
A Safari Tour in Tanzania takes you the most adventurous national parks such as Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro. This package is also garnished by sleeping in handpicked Safari Lodges or Tented Camp while on this tour which offers a multiple choice of accommodation from adventure camping where you pitch the tent on the ground and get involved in setting up the tent, cooking or any other camp activity as your chef gives you a chance to experience the indigenous cuisines. This is the most authentic wild side of the un spoilt atmosphere you and nature at a close range. The wide variety of standard lodges and tented camps leaves you will a hundred choices to choose on. Not to forget the luxury and boutique tented camps and lodges which are at its best in Tanzanian game parks and wildlife conservation and Management Areas (WMA).
Hiking trips and mountain climbing in Tanzania is becoming a popular option for visitors not content to observe the country from the back of a game viewing vehicle. Instead, adventurous types are taking advantage of the many trails and peaks Tanzania has to offer. Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro is the best part of most visitors’ experiences in Tanzania. Few mountains can claim the grandeur, the breathtaking views the ‘rooftop of Africa’ offers.
Climbing on the ‘rooftop of Africa’ — the highest point on the continent at 5896 metres — is the adventure of a lifetime, especially because, if paced well, everyone from seasoned trekkers to first-time enthusiasts can scale the snowy peak. Once inside the park, thick lowland forest covers the lower altitudes and breaks into alpine meadows once the air begins to thin. Near the peak, the landscape is harsh and barren, with rocks and ices the predominant features above a breath-taking African view.
Although there’s more to the islands of Indian Ocean than just Zanzibar, Zanzibar enchants and fascinates with its oriental mystique and forgotten exoticism — the very name evokes the Spice Islands and the dhow trade, sultans and palaces built of limestone and coral against the palm trees and the crashing surf. Zanzibar’s coastline offers some of the best beaches in the world, but sand and surf vary depending on what side of the island you’re on. On the east coast, waves break over coral reefs and sand bars offshore, and low tide reveals small pools of starfish, small minnows, and anemones. Up north, ocean swimming is much less susceptible to the tides, and smooth beaches and white sand make for dazzling days in the sun.
JBA– Tanzania Safari Tour