Whenever people try to picture the beautiful image of Africa, they will most likely imagine Tanzania. Close your eyes and think of the exquisite adventures Tanzania has to offer. What may look like an endless savannah just might be the perfect vacation spot for you and your family! From exotic beaches to wildebeest migrations alongside the great lakes region of East Africa, Tanzania has everything you never knew it had.
Alongside the many impressive national parks in East African countries, Tanzania has the biggest game reserve in the world. What’s a game reserve? Well in 1951, the Tanzanian government decided to protect its natural resources and wildlife by setting aside large areas of land (game reserve). This initiative was begun with the establishment of the Serengeti national park. Despite it being open to tourists, the park has successfully protected its wildlife for decades and has never let anything interrupt the migration of over 2 million mammals per year.
Hiking on the Ngorongoro Crater, taking a long walk around the spice islands of Zanzibar, learning about the iconic Maasai warriors, are all common plans people make when visiting Tanzania. You might think there’s not much one can do when visiting the lands of East Africa, this is where you’re wrong. Here are 3 places in Tanzania that are barely discovered by the outside world, yet with the help of a good trip advisor or travel agency like eXplore Plus Travel can make for great vacationing spots.
The world’s tallest free-standing mountain, yes you’ve read this correct, is located in Tanzania. Mt Kilimanjaro, the gigantic 5,895 meters (19,340 feet) mountain has had visitors from nature enthusiasts who get a kick out of climbing mountains to people just looking to set up camp in the skies. The popularization of this mountain’s accessibility was what made its mark on the map. What the hikers visiting Mt Kilimanjaro don’t know is that this dormant volcano is actually in the northeastern region of Tanzania.
Mahale Mountains National Park:
Mt Kilimanjaro isn’t the only beautiful mountain in Tanzania. The beautiful forested slopes of the Mahale Mountains are something everyone should visit when they vacation in Tanzania. There are over thousands of chimpanzees that inhibit this specific region which makes up for a great fun time to spend with family. If you thought that was all, you haven’t experienced the view during the evening when the sun sets over Lake Tanganyika which is a must-stop for every tourist and photographer.
Ruaha National Park:
The Ruaha National Park, like most parks in Tanzania, has barely been fully discovered by the world. Its popular landscape is nothing compared to the exquisite and unique wildlife that inhabits the game reserve. Despite it being a safe refuge for animals, the dry season park allows visitors and locals to get close to the animals since they’re usually around the remaining water sources. Hanging out with African impalas, zebras, kudu bulls and other migrating mammals is always a cool experience for those who have never done it before.