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Top 10 Things To Do In Tanzania Before Or After A Safari!

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Introduction

Tanzania is the first choice for every traveler when choosing a safari holiday destination. The East African Country- Tanzania is the land of natural wonders and is home to incredible wildlife. There are many unique Things To Do In Tanzania before or after a safari to enhance your trip experience.


Tanzania offers some spectacular experiences apart from thrilling safari adventures. You can indulge in exciting activities other than a game drive to collect memorable moments.


In this blog, you can explore the best Things to Do in Tanzania! Here are a few things to do to make your Tanzania holiday trip memorable!


Amazing Things To Do In Tanzania


Tanzania safari gives unbeatable wildlife experiences and leaves you with an unforgettable memory. Here we have mentioned some must-do things to do on your Tanzania safari tour.


1. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro-the roof of Africa!

One of the best Things to Do in Tanzania, Africa, is climbing the highest mountain-Mount Kilimanjaro! The snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest-altitude volcano in the world.


Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro requires no trekking expertise! Having a good level of fitness can help you enjoy Mount Kilimanjaro trekking. Throughout the year, it is possible to trek Mount Kilimanjaro. The best months for Mt. Kilimanjaro trekking are December to February and June to October.


The Mount Kilimanjaro trekking cost includes the route, guide, chefs, food, porters, camping fee, national parks fee, and cooking. A good sleeping bag and comfortable wet weather clothing are essential in the Mount Kilimanjaro climbing kit.


Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking Routes


Seven established routes lead to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania:

  • Marangu Route
  • Machame Route
  • Lemosho Route
  • Shira Route
  • Rongai Route
  • Umbwe Route

The two popular Kilimanjaro trekking routes are Marangu Route and Machame Route. For first-time climbers, Marangu and Machame trekking routes are the best. The Umbwe trekking route is steep and challenging.

Accommodation on all trekking routes is in tents! You can find huts for accommodation on the Marangu trekking route.


2. Experience a Hot Air Balloon safari in Serengeti

Serengeti Hot Air Ballooning is one of the most exciting Things To Do In Tanzania on a safari tour! It helps you explore the most incredible ecosystem in the world Serengeti National Park from a bird's eye view.


Serengeti Balloon Safari helps you enjoy a sunrise flight with dawn colors and wildlife sightings.

The Tanzania National Park, Serengeti, is the best place to witness the biggest wildlife show- The Great Wildebeest Migration. The wildebeest migration includes millions of animal herds traveling across the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem for water and fresh grass.


Watching the Wildebeest Migration is a once-in-a-lifetime event that you can enhance with a hot air balloon ride. It helps you enjoy an aerial view of tons of action on the ground. Your visit between June and July can help you get the most out of the wildebeest migration event in Serengeti, Tanzania. There is no better way to see the great wildebeest migration than from the hot air balloon.


Serengeti Hot Air Balloon Safari Package and Cost


The Serengeti Hot Air Balloon ride can cost $600 per person. The hot air balloon ride in the Serengeti package includes:

  • Pick-up from your camp or lodge early in the morning
  • Transfer to the launch site
  • One-hour hot air balloon flight
  • Champagne toast after landing
  • Full English Breakfast at the launch site

A Hot Air Balloon Safari across the Serengeti is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Experience the majestic Serengeti from the sky with Serengeti Balloon


3. Bird watching- let fly your heart with Tanzania birds!

Tanzanian National Parks and reserves are home to diverse wildlife and iconic birdlife. The East African Country, Tanzania, is famous for exceptional bird watching. Over 1000 bird species are found in Tanzania that you can explore on a bird-watching safari.


Lake Natron in Tanzania is a popular destination for flamingo populations. Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara National Park are the best destinations in Tanzania for bird-watching. The best time for bird watching in Tanzania is late March to May and November-December. No doubt, bird watching is one of the most popular Things to See In Tanzania!


There are many bird species to see in Tanzania are:

  • A variety of eagles, vultures, and hawks
  • Lilac-breasted Roller
  • Bare-faced Go-away Bird
  • Yellow-throated Sandgrouse
  • Red-throated Tit
  • Giant Kingfisher
  • Double-toothed Barbet and more

The huge list of bird species to be found here make bird-watching safaris in Tanzania the most sought-after activity among bird lovers.


4. Primates tracking-do some more exciting!

Primate tracking proves one of the adventurous Things To Do In Tanzania! Gombe National Park and Mahale Mountains National Park are the best places to see chimpanzees in Africa.


Mahale National Park in Tanzania has a large chimpanzee population and a home to nine primate species. You can find red-tailed monkeys, red colobus monkeys, baboons, and blue monkeys at the Tanzanian National Park-Mahale.


Gombe National Park is home to endangered chimpanzees and other primates like

  • Red-tailed monkeys
  • Vervet monkeys
  • Olive baboons
  • Blue monkeys

Primate tracking in Tanzania is an exciting activity. The duration of primate tracking can be from thirty minutes to three hours.


Chimpanzee tracking in Tanzania is an all-year-round activity. The best time for primate tracking in Tanzania is during the dry months of June to October.


The wet season in Tanzania makes it hard to trek the muddy and slippery trails to find the chimpanzee or primate.


Regulations for Primate Tracking


Some primate tracking rules and Regulations you should take into account while you are trekking/tracking in a forest:


  • Do not drink or eat anything in front of the chimpanzees!
  • No smoking in front of the chimpanzees1
  • Do not use flash cameras! It might frighten the chimpanzees.
  • Do not throw garbage in the forest! Dispose of waste in the dustbins at the park headquarters.
  • If feeling ill, stay back as chimpanzees or primates are vulnerable to human diseases!
  • Chimpanzee or primate tracking is only for visitors who are 15 years and above.
  • Follow instructions from the park guides during primate tracking!
  • Maintain a distance of at least 8 meters when you are with a chimpanzee family.
  • Keep quiet during trekking and in front of the chimpanzees.


Chimpanzee trekking is quite unlike any of the more traditional forms of safari. Here you are on your feet throughout and in an awe-inspiring forest that bears.


Tips for Primate or Chimpanzee Trekking in Tanzania


Some tips for chimpanzee trekking that are helpful for any participant:


·        Wear a long-sleeved shirt and trousers to keep warm and protect your body from thorny bushes.

  • Carry the chimpanzee trekking permit card issued to spend one hour with the chimpanzees in their natural habitat.
  • Put on hiking shoes to feel comfortable trekking the muddy and steep slopes.
  • Keep a pair of binoculars to view bird species and other animals.
  • Stay hydrated during a primate trekking adventure.
  • Wear a rain jacket to stay dry from rainfall.
  • Carry a lightweight backpack!

Are you hungry for experience, chimpanzee trekking Safari In Tanzania is an extraordinary activity that shouldn’t be missed because it allows you to have breathtaking and unforgettable experiences during your safari


5. Explore the Chemka Hot Springs (kikuletwa)

Do you know there are many exciting Things To Do In Tanzania apart from a safari trip? One of the best things is to explore the Chemka Hot Springs or Kikuletwa Hot Springs! Kikuletwa Hot Springs is 1.5 hours from Arusha and nearer to Moshi Town. It is one of the hidden gems of Tanzania that you will love to explore. Here you can relax all day or indulge in tire tubing or rope swings.


6. Visit the Ol Doinyo Lengai

Ol Doinyo Lengai is the third highest peak in Tanzania and the only active volcano. In the Maasai language, people call Ol Doinyo Lengai- the Mountain of God! Ol Doinyo Lengai is a popular hiking destination having some unique challenges for hikers. It has one of the steepest hikes having 1600m of elevation within five kilometers. The lava color is grey and black instead of the usual red. The lava from Ol Doinyo Lengai is carbonatite instead of hot silica. Ol Doinyo Lengai is the safest volcano in the world where you can see fumes on the top.

 

WHAT DO TRAVELERS SAY ABOUT THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN TANZANIA?

Superb Service & Unforgettable Adventure

My friends and I spent a month exploring the beautiful country of Tanzania. Under the expert guidance of owner Simbo Natai (he seems to know everyone!) and his professional staff, we trekked the Northern Circuit on Kilimanjaro, spent time on two farms, explored the exotic island of Zanzibar, and saw the Big Five, the ugly five and so many more creatures on safari.

We had the privilege of exploring the bush with safari guide extraordinaire Tom whose eagle eyes spotted animals I would have missed with binoculars. He was warm, kind, and had a quick wit that made us all Rafiki milele. On Kilimanjaro, the porters took care of us better than any five-star service in the states. Our core team of guide Joel, assistant guide Mary, and porter Dickson was second to none when it came to knowledge, support,t and genuine cheerleading for our success. I felt 100% safe both on the mountain and off.

I recommend African Scenic Safaris to anyone looking to experience Tanzania’s beauty and culture.

-         Kelly

-         Read all reviews 

 

7. Hike Mount Meru Waterfall

Mount Meru is a dormant stratovolcano in Tanzania and is home to stunning waterfalls. You can experience abundant wildlife sightings at Mount Meru.

Mount Meru waterfall hike is one of the top Things To Do In Tanzania. You can see many plants and flowers on the way to the waterfalls.

Mount Meru waterfall hike takes 45 minutes to witness the untouched scenic nature. A steep motorbike drive on a rocky road helps reach the jungle stairway that takes down into a gorge. It rewards you with the refreshing sight of intense waterfalls.


8. Know the Maasai culture

Learning about the Maasai culture and lifestyle is one of the Unique Things To Do In Tanzania! Maasai people are indigenous tribes of East African tribes known for their distinct culture. You can learn about their culture, festivals, and lifestyle by visiting the Maasai village.

The semi-nomadic Maasai people are recognizable for their colorful beaded jewelry and striking red blankets. Consider combining your Tanzania safari trip with a Maasai village visit to learn about their way of life and traditions. You can know their deep understanding of living in harmony with nature and wildlife.


9. Experience the Olmoti Crater Hike


The hidden gems of the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area in Tanzania- the Olmoti Crater offers an exciting hiking experience. The Olmoti Crater is a sunken caldera! In the Maasai language, Olmoti Crater means Cooking Pot. The water source and lush surroundings at Olmoti Crater attract many grazing animals like antelope, waterbuck, elephants, and buffalos. Thirty minutes Olmoti Crater hike provides panoramic views and gives a glimpse of the Munge Waterfall.


10. Relax at the Zanzibar beaches and islands

One of the best Things To Do In Tanzania before or after a safari explores the white sandy Zanzibar beaches. Zanzibar beaches and islands are one of the beautiful places to visit during Tanzania Safari Tours. You can relax or indulge in water activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, and swimming at the Zanzibar beaches. Kendwa Beach and Nungwi Beach are the two most popular Zanzibar beaches.


So, these are some authentic things to do in your safari to Tanzania and you must enjoy by doing these things. Contact us at +255 (0) 784 413 801 or email: [email protected] to enhance your Tanzania safari holiday with a specialist!

 

Conclusion-Ready to plan an ultimate holiday trip in Tanzania!

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Be sure to experience the best and have the utmost fun when traveling to Tanzania with us! We can tailor-made a perfect Tanzania holiday trip that offers a variety of experiences. Enjoy the best game viewing or indulge in the most exciting Things To Do In Tanzania with us!


If you are ready to plan your Tanzania safari adventure, get in touch with African Scenic Safaris travel experts. We can show you the Tanzanian natural wonders and iconic wildlife!


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