“Ah what incredible wildlife
The magical sunsets were never enough
I learned speaking some Swahili
You should try local food and see the Masai jumping.”
Is this what you have often heard your family or friends say in their pursuit to convince you to visit the number one safari destination? We know you still need compelling reasons that will bring you to visit Tanzania out of the many charming and diverse countries in Africa.
Here is why you will love to choose Tanzania for your next bucket list holiday.
Largest concentration of animals, per square kilometer in the world
Yes, you read that right. You can only imagine the number of animals you get to watch on your safari and their sightings are guaranteed. Have you ever been a fan of Nat Geo wildlife documentaries or dreamt of watching wildlife in action? Tanzania is the real playground of predators and carnivores, and the world-famous game drives leave you with a mix of emotions; fear, rage, sympathy and wonder. Get to watch more than 4 million animals including wildebeests, giraffes, wild dogs, kudus, cheetahs and leopards, chimpanzees and many more thriving alongside 1000 of birds and blooming flora.
Home to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
With only 1,000 world heritage site across the globe, Tanzania’s majestic beauty hosts seven diverse UNESCO sites, legally protected by international treaties. From the largest African game reserve; the Selous to the Best Safari Park of Africa; The Serengeti, to Stone Town seated in the heart of the tropical island of Zanzibar, to the highest peak of Africa; Mount Kilimanjaro, to the largest unbroken caldera; the Ngorongoro and historical ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani by the seashore and the Kondoa Rock Art Site with above 150 painted rock shelters, each of these sites are mesmerizing and bequeath an eternal glory to Tanzania.
50 Rhinos alone in the Ngorongoro Crater
As the world witnesses the extinction of wildlife that was once thriving on this planet, Tanzania is gradually becoming an exception with its conservation efforts. Recently 50 rhinos have been discovered the in Ngorongoro crater alone and this gives an exciting impetus to the thrill of watching the ‘Big 5’ in the largest unbroken caldera of the world. It is said that crater had 108 rhinos and their numbers sharply reduced to 25 in 1977. With consistent efforts and reintroduction of these species, The Ngorongoro in Tanzania is an inevitable bucket list destination whose beauty gives you a compelling reason to visit Tanzania.
A favourite destination of celebrities
Tanzania has pleased world-famous personalities from time unknown and many celebrities prefer to travel to Soul of Africa over many popular holiday destinations around the globe. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have spent their honeymoon in Grumeti Reserve of Serengeti; taking a hot-air balloon ride and enjoying champagne brunch in the bush. Oprah Winfrey and George Clooney have visited the Serengeti Park too. Other famous personalities who have favorited Tanzania as their holiday destination include Bill gates, Naomi Campbell and tom cruise, All of who have enjoyed the luxury of nature and high-end lodges that offer unimaginable comfort even in the middle of the bush.
Budget Friendly and Diverse
As luxurious as it can get, Tanzania can conveniently fit into the budget of all kinds of travelers and not only that. If you are not necessarily wildlife lover, you can visit the tropical islands, of Zanzibar, Mafia and Pemba, hike the mountains or stay in serene retreat homes and enjoy the natural surroundings. Travelers have the option of choosing between packaged or custom itineraries. Stay in camps, visit specific parks, travel in groups and ask when in doubt. This is how you are going to make most of your trip and enjoy your bucket list destination.
Home to the last hunter gathers
Have you seen nomadic tribes that wear animal skin, hunt for wild animals and communicate by sounds? We are in 21st century where humans think of progression and future. In Tanzania, there exist close to 400 nomads known as the Hadzas, the last hunter-gatherers of Africa whose only purpose is to forage and survive. Reminds you of the movie, Gods Must be Crazy? There are close to 120 tribes in Tanzania and Hadzabes are a unique group who live around Lake Eyasi. Wouldn’t it be exciting to visit this tribe for a bizarre interaction? Get fascinated as you meet the last hunter gatherers of the world and be a spectator to their ancient lifestyle.
Land of adventure
Tanzania as a holiday destination offers more than just game drives. You can horse ride on the beach, enjoy a quad bike ride around villages, swim with whale sharks, go for paragliding, hike mountains and even do zip lining. With over 20 adventurous destinations spread across the country, there is something for everyone including families, couples, large groups and even solo travelers. Imagine yourself on a hot-air balloon ride in the Serengeti, walking amid the wild in Selous or exploring birds while hiking on hills. There is a lot more to do than you would have ever known.
Often travelers who have visit Tanzania go back home with heart-felt memories and their own unique experiences that made their trip exceptional….listening to endless stories of your safari guide, dancing with the Masai, watching a deadly hunt or sleeping under the starry skies. Tanzania is a destination that will cast a spell in your life.
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