Booking a safari tour to Tanzania is certainly exciting. Picking wildlife destinations that are always on your bucket list, dreamy camps and lodges offering the best during your luxury African safari, walking and boating tours in the wilderness and so much more that a safari itinerary has for an action packed adventure. On a second thought are you wondering if a ‘safari’ only means spending your holidays in the wilderness?
Most tour operators will suggest travelers to opt for a combination of a bush a beach holiday. Having said that, Tanzania is impressively diverse and there are plentiful ‘things to do’ beyond signature game drives in the wild. While the best way to experience the splendor of a holiday in nature is to always come here and see it for yourself, here is a bit of enticement that will make you book your holidays sooner.
Local food and shopping in Tanzania
You will not only gaze at elephants and lions passing by throughout your trip. A safari holiday in Tanzania also gives you the chance to learn about local experiences; cultures and traditions; savoring staple food and delicacies such as ugali, beans and fish, shopping hand-made fabrics and a range of other souvenirs, interacting with locals and even sharing a bottle of local beer! A safari tour includes real and memorable experiences that are not always mentioned in your itinerary.
Hiking and kite-surfing adventures
During a safari tour, you could also book a number of activities that will keep you on the go. If you are traveling as a couple or in a group, you may book hiking trips on Uluguru and Udzungwa hills frequently visited for bird watching, learn kite surfing on the pristine beaches of Paje in Zanzibar or surprise your partner a deep sea diving package. Most destinations offer active adventure activities besides a planned safari drive.
After waking up early to watch a lion hunt, spending hours on the dusty tracks and enjoying an adventurous days in the wild, don’t you want to go back home refreshed? The tropical island of Zanzibar makes for the perfect stop over after an African safari tour. If you are a couple, you will be looking forward to visit Pemba Island that invites a handful of travelers ensuring intimacy at its best. Enjoy island hopping, relaxing by the ocean front and spa therapies with natural products. This safari itinerary can also be a combination of both the bush and the beach.
Ever fancied dancing with the most happy and vibrantly dressed tribes of Africa? During your safari, your driver guide will take you to visit the Masai, one of the famous traditional groups of Tanzania. You will love to interact with these nomadic tribes who will also teach how to use the bow and arrow and their traditional dance. If you have more time during your safari tour, visit Mto Wa Mbu en route the northern safari circuit and home to various tribes of Tanzania.
A historical tour around Bagamoyo and Dar es Salaam
If Dar es Salaam is the start or end point to your safari, there are plenty of historical sites to explore. While the main city itself has the national museum, the Askari Monument and the Village Museum, a historical tour around the Bagomoyo and Kilwa region takes you through the era of the German rule. These small towns are dotted with historical sites that offer a unique way to explore Tanzania.