If you’re lucky enough to be planning a trip of a lifetime to Tanzania, continue reading to discover a wide variety of fun things to do on your upcoming Tanzania trip!
Fun Things to do in Tanzania:
- Book a safari at the Serengeti National Park
If booking an African safari is one of the items on your bucket list, the highlight of your trip to Tanzania will be embarking on a safari tour of the world-famous Serengeti National Park. Where you’ll get to explore wide open plains which are teeming with exotic wildlife.
Examples of which include lions, zebra, elephants, and giraffes. So if you’re looking for your best possible chance of viewing Africa’s big five, it’s well worth booking a multiple day tour of the Serengeti National Park.
- Tour Stone Town
Stone Town is located in Zanzibar, which is one of Tanzania’s most popular tourist spots. Stone Town, which is one of the oldest parts of Zanzibar is a UNESCO heritage site and is well known for its stunning stone buildings.
An example of which is the House of Wonders, which originally served as a palace for a wealthy, powerful sultan. Stone Town is also worth visiting in order to shop for a wide variety of herbs and spices, which boast fragrant aromas.
- Visit the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area
If you’re looking to explore one of Northern Tanzania’s wildlife parks, you may be interested in visiting the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. As well as having the opportunity to walk around the rim of the park’s crater, you’ll also be able to spot prides of wild lions in their native habitat. As well as spotting lions, you should see hippopotamus, wildebeest, cheetahs, elephants, and zebra.
- Book a half day tour to Prison Island
If you love the idea of visiting a picture perfect island, which boasts white sand beaches, it’s well worth visiting Prison Island, which is also known as Changuu Island. Should you visit, you’ll also have the opportunity to view the island’s giant tortoises, many of which are well over 100 years old. In fact, the island is home to a few which have celebrated their 150th birthdays!
If you’re interested in Tanzania’s history, it’s also worth visiting Prison Island as it once served as a yellow fever quarantine center.
- Spend an afternoon at Nakupenda Beach
Nakupenda Beach is one of Tanzania’s highest rated beaches and is located on the coast of Zanzibar. If the thought of being able to swim and snorkel in clean, clear water appeals to you, it’s well worth spending a few hours at Nakupenda Beach. Just be sure to take an umbrella, to provide a bit of well-needed shade as the beach offers no trees or shade.
- Hike to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro
If you’re up for a challenge of a lifetime, book a guided hike, with an experienced guide who will help you with climbing Kilimanjaro, which is the tallest free-standing mountain in the world.
It’s definitely well worth adding all six of the attractions listed above to your Tanzanian itinerary!