8 Things to Do in Tanzania

Serengeti national park Tanzania

8 things to do in Tanzania. There is so much to do and see in Tanzania, irrespective of how long you have to stay in this beautiful country that is most sought after by many Africa safari goers all throughout the year. Tanzania has some of the most beautiful safari destinations in the world and rewards travelers with epic classic safari adventures, among so many others.

If you are planning to visit Tanzania and are wondering which things to do in Tanzania while there, then right here is your guide that you should make use of. Tanzania is a vast country about 4 times larger than Switzerland, and thus has many attractions and things to do that shall leave you captivated all throughout your stay. Below are the top 8 things to do in Tanzania;

  1. Climbing Kilimanjaro Mountain

One of the top 8 things to do in Tanzania is to conquer, summit the Kilimanjaro Mountain. Kilimanjaro Mountain is the highest mountain in Africa, and the highest free standing mountain in the world. Climbing Kilimanjaro Mountain is one of the best things to do in Tanzania, seeing you summit to the highest point in Africa. While at the summit or Uhuru Peak of Kilimanjaro Mountain, you shall be at the roof of Africa, the highest point in the entire continent. A 6 Days Marangu Route among so many other routes are some of the best ways to climb Kilimanjaro Mountain.

8 Things to Do in Tanzania
hiking mount kilimanjaro
  1. Big 5 Game Drive in Serengeti National Park

A safari in Tanzania is an amazing thing to do in Tanzania, to explore this vast expanse of land inhabiting such a serried range of wildlife from the smallest insects to some of the huge mammals and not forget the African big 5 animals most sought after by travelers. Serengeti National Park has been awarded the best national park in Africa and the world so many times and is indeed such an incredible safari destination that you should look to explore while on a visit in Tanzania, any time of the year and you shall be blown away by the sheer beauty of the African wilderness. Be sure to pack binoculars, a sun hat and a great camera for some of the most beautiful photos you would ever take.

  1. Witness the Great Wildebeest Migration on a Hot Air Balloon

One of the top 8 things to do in Tanzania is to witness the great wildebeest migration, and what best way to do than on a hot air balloon ride in the Serengeti National Park. the great wildebeest migration is one of the most spectacular natural animal shows in the world, that sees over 2 million wildebeests and other grazers including zebras and gazelles making their way through the vast endless plains of the Serengeti National Park towards Masai Mara National Reserve Kenya. Witnessing the exact river crossing is an immeasurably great spectacular to witness though possible even on game drives but more thrilling whilst on a hot air balloon ride in Serengeti National Park Tanzania. The great wildebeest migration is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Africa that you should look to experience by yourself while on a visit in Tanzania, especially in the months of June through October.

  1. Explore the Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater is regarded as the “Garden of Eden” for its amazing beauty. The Ngorongoro Crater inhabits well over 25,000 animals, including all the big 5 animals most sought after by travelers on Tanzania safaris. These big 5 animals in Ngorongoro Crater include Elephants, Cape Buffalos, Lions, Leopards and the Rhinos which are a rare find elsewhere. The Ngorongoro Crater is a unique experience altogether for the fact that the crater floor is different from the usual savanna grassland; the Ngorongoro Crater has a stunning backdrop of distant mountains and low clouds make the Ngorongoro Crater drive an amazing experience to treasure.

  1. Explore Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks

Both Lake Manyara national park and Tarangire National Park are amazing Tanzania safari parks to visit and explore on a Tanzania safari tour, given the sheer beauty of the parks and different activities one can do here apart from the usual game drives and hot air balloon rides, you can enjoy canoeing, canopy walks in Lake Manyara National park while in both Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Park you can enjoy guided walking safaris, night game drives as well as have high chances of spotting the  famous tree climbing lions.

  1. Experience Zanzibar Beaches

Zanzibar Island has over the years grown to be one of the most popular and great beach holiday destinations in the world, rewarding travelers with amazingly refreshing and relaxing holiday stays in the different Zanzibar beaches. Zanzibar Island is an archipelago with so many different Zanzibar beaches that travelers can get to explore while on Zanzibar beach vacations. Some of the most beautiful and sought after Zanzibar beaches include Nungwi beach, Paje beach, and Kendwa beach, among so many other beaches in Zanzibar. Get to stroll along these fine white sand beaches, whilst gazing at the endless turquoise blue waters of the Indian Ocean.

8 Things to Do in Tanzania
Stone town Zanzibar
  1. Explore Stone Town

One of the 8 things to do in Tanzania include exploring the beautiful Stone Town, walking through the crisscrossing streets of the Arabia-Persian-influenced town, an aspect that you shall notice as you walk through some of the alleyways and visiting some of the oldest buildings. Stone Town is rich in history and culture. Visit some of the monumental areas including St. Joseph’s Cathedral, the 17th Century Old Fort that was built by the Omani Arabs, among so many others.

  1. Explore Southern Tanzania

While most travelers look at exploring the northern Tanzania safari parks as they are the most popular, exploring the hidden gems of southern Tanzania safari circuit, especially Selous Game Reserve now known as the Nyerere National Park, Mikumi National park and Ruaha National Park shall leave you captivated whilst on your Tanzania visit. If you are looking for some time away from the crowds then these southern safari parks of Tanzania are your best alternative that you would literally have the park to yourself, and enjoy much more activities like guided walking safaris, Boat safaris on River Rufiji and so many others.

Tanzania is a beautiful Africa safari park that you can visit for an amazing experience. Apart from the above mentioned 8 things to do in Tanzania, there are other things to do in Tanzania including birding in the prime birding destinations of Tanzania, chimpanzee trekking in Gombe Stream National Reserve and Mahale National Park, among so many other things. Get in touch with Focus East Africa Tours, or your trusted and preferred tour operator to help you create an amazing Tanzania safari tour fit for you.