With the off-peak season besetting the glorious landscapes of Tanzania, it is often thrilling to travel off-the beaten path. From weekend getaways to hidden gems, there is lots to do here, all with a difference. If you are someone who would love to explore East Africa and its exotic travels, here are some places should be on your bucket list, our choice of unique holiday destinations in Tanzania that can be easily combined with your wildlife itineraries.
If you going for a Northern Circuit Safari, a road trip to Moshi and a visit to the famous Maji Chem Chem makes for a perfect day trip. This area in fact is a hot spot for cultural tourism and gives you the opportunity to interact with local tribes and enjoy nearby excursions including coffee farming, hiking and savoring local cuisine. Enjoy swimming in the Chem Chem hot springs, feast on barbeque meals and explore the surrounds of Kilimanjaro.
If you love hiking or want to enjoy scenic views from the bird’s eye view, there is no other place than Lushoto, situated in the Western Usambara Hills. As a favorable holiday destination for families and friends, Lushoto’s perfect weather and adventurous explorations are inviting especially during the festive season. You can also book a safari to the nearby Mkomazi National Park home to the black Rhino and other larger animals including the arid nyika, gerenuk, hartebeest and lesser kuddu, apart from the large predators.
Have you ever heard of swimming with whale sharks in Tanzania? This unique adventure in the Mafia islands is extremely safe and a top bucket list goal. In Chole Mjini, you will get to visit historical sites and also get a firsthand experience of being close with these gentle giants that visit this side only from November to March. You can also add this as an extension trip to the Southern Circuit Safari. Be it for your honeymoon, a family safari or a group adventure, this is surely something special to do in Tanzania.
If you planning to go to a safari destination this year, it is time to consider the largest national park of Tanzania. The dry and barren Ruaha National Park is filled with wildlife surprises where you can spend endless hours very close to the lion and cheetah with no other tourist vehicle to disturb you. Perfect for wildlife watching and a great escape from busy parks; this is a unique park to explore this year. Staying at one of the lodges close to the Ruaha River makes your trip even more fascinating with wildlife action happening from the comfort of your rooms.
Are you coming to Tanzania and want to experience a day in one of these travel gems? Combine this unique experience with our discounted Luxury Safari this November and enjoy an incredible experience. Don’t forget to use our code KTL 2019 and we will surprise you with something truly amazing!
Cover Photo Credit: Alex Berger