Although Tanzania is famous for its national parks and beautiful landscapes, the country also offers many unique and enthralling activities for you to partake in. If you are in Tanzania, you should explore these adventures to know the country and its culture better. Below are eight fascinating things you can probably do only in Tanzania.
Visit Olduvai Gorge
If you are passionate about history, you must visit the Olduvai Gorge. The name comes from the Maasai word ‘oldupai’ meaning “the place of the wild sisal.” The archaeologist duo Mary and Louis Leakey established excavation and research programs at this site, which helped to make many discoveries about human history. The Olduvai Gorge Museum is located at the edge of the gorge and displays educational exhibits.
Take a Spice Tour
If you visit the Zanzibar islands, you have to take the spice tour. This tour showcases how cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and other spices are grown, cultivated, processed and packaged to sell. You may also get the chance to sample local dishes made with spices. The spice tour gives you the opportunity to discover and taste Tanzanian cuisine.
Go on a Balloon Safari
Serengeti National Park offers its tourists hot-air balloon rides. It will be a memorable experience with panoramic views of the savannah grasslands. If you are lucky, you might even spot a herd of wildebeest.
Swim with Whale Sharks
If you love the ocean and wish to swim with sharks, visit the Mafia islands to make your dreams come true. Here you can get close and swim with whale sharks. This will be an unforgettable experience, swimming with one of the largest ocean creatures. The best time would be from October to February, though the most reliable months are November and December.
Elephants on the Beach
In Tanzania’s Saadani National Park, you will witness the elephants swimming on the beach. The park is among the few wildlife sanctuaries bordered by the sea. Saadani is located between Bagamoyo, Pangani and Zanzibar.
Horseback rides are available between Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. It is an enthralling experience that immerses you in Tanzania’s wildlife, nature and landscapes. You get to experience the scenic beauty of Africa from a different perspective. Just like in a jeep safari, you can watch animals in their natural habitat from a safe distance. While on your horseback safari, you will encounter giraffes, zebras, gazelles and antelopes.
Cycle the Country
A bike tour will help explore a different side of Tanzania. You can plan your own little cycling trip or join guided biking tours.
The most famous mountain hiking spots are Mount Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru. There are also other lesser-known spots where you can hike, like the Ol Doninyo Lengai, which is an active volcano, the Udzungwa mountains and the Pugu hills.
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