Best Spots in Tanzania for a Great Holiday

Tanzania, one of the most beautiful countries in Africa, is the perfect spot for a safari holiday. It is famous for its wildlife and nature.

Tanzania cartina
Tanzania cartina

Thousands of tourists visit it every year to get a chance to see the Big 5. Although initially it was used as a hunting term, signaling the most dangerous animals to hunt in Africa, nowadays, the term is used to refer to the most amazing mammals in the region: African elephant, Cape buffalo, black rhinoceros, African lion, and African leopard. In this article, we will introduce you to some of the best spots in this fascinating country that you can visit during your trip and enjoy Tanzania’s wildlife and natural landscapes.

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park is located in northern Tanzania and is known for its annual migration of 1.5 million animals, mostly wildebeest. The Serengeti National Park covers 8,600 square miles (22,000 square kilometers) and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979.

Here, adventurers can watch the big 5 in their natural habitat. In this park, nature’s mystery, power, and beauty will surround it like nowhere else in the world.

The Serengeti National Park offers comfortable accommodation, and you can even stay in an animal’s enclosure when it’s not feeding time.

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater - Photo by Uganda Safaris
Ngorongoro Crater – Photo by Uganda Safaris

The Ngorongoro Crater is a caldera and a national park in Tanzania, home to some of the most diverse wildlife on the planet. The crater itself is nearly six miles across and over 1,000 feet (0.3 km) deep. It’s also filled with lush vegetation – including baobab trees – that provide food and shelter for many species.

The crater is home to many animals, including black rhinos (which are rare), lions, cheetahs, wildebeests, and elephants. Several species of birds can be found here as well!

If you want an experience unlike any other, this would be it!

Zanzibar Archipelago

The Zanzibar Archipelago is a series of islands off the coast of Tanzania known for their white sand beaches and tropical weather. The archipelago comprises two main islands: Unguja (Zanzibar Island) and Pemba Island.

Zanzibar is home to several gorgeous beaches, including Chwaka Bay and Jambiani Beach, which offer excellent diving opportunities thanks to their coral reefs. If you’re looking for a chance to relax or take some time out from your trip, relax on the beach!

When to travel?

If you’re considering visiting Tanzania, the best time to do it is during the dry season, from June through October. The warmest temperatures occur between December and February and are followed by cooler months from March to May.

You can also visit in April for a chance to see the wildebeest migrations through Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater! And remember that if you want to avoid crowds, try visiting during the low season (November-March).

Tanzania holidays
Tanzania holidays

This will give you more space while still getting an up-close and personal experience with nature! Just make sure you pack some sunscreen because the sun can be intense at these times of the year.

Tanzania has a lot to offer tourists, but before you can travel to this beautiful country and climb down the Ngorongoro Crater or lounge around the Zanzibar Archipelago, you’ll need to get your Tanzania Visa.

You can apply online for a tourist visa, allowing you to move around the country for 90 days. If you’re looking to do some meaningful work while in the country, you can instead apply for a volunteer visa.

This visa will allow you to go and volunteer at shelters, sanctuaries, or national parks for an immersive experience.

Travel to Tanzania and reconnect with nature.

 

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