If you are coming to Tanzania for safari game drives, it is time to imagine yourself beyond that cozy seat and the window to wildlife. There is so much to explore here that you won’t be able to resist the goodness of nature and make the most of your holiday.
Most travelers book a safari across various national parks and miss on the other things beyond the Tanzania game drives. Here are some of our highly recommended activities to consider for your next trip to Tanzania.
Get out of your comfort zone and explore wildlife by foot on an enlightening walking safari. On this guided tour, you will get a new perspective of the wilderness and also learn how to respect nature in all its grandeur. Guests are accompanied by guides and armed rangers who show you across the national parks. On your way, you will encounter various animals from elephants to buffaloes and predators, and you will learn how to safely respect and be a part of the wildlife’s living habitat.
Adventure lovers and young travelers, in particular, will love to explore the bushes on a quad bike and explore a new perspective of Tanzania game drives. You can ride around the highlands, carter rim, across coffee plantations, and in the green landscapes, mostly in the Northern Circuit of Tanzania. If you are spending more than a day in the National Parks, it is worth opting for this unique adventure and get an insider’s perspective of Tanzania, including the culture and the local lifestyle.
Nature lovers will enjoy this relaxed excursion, exploring birdlife, fauna, and a glimpse of animals, while canoeing on the majestic lakes surrounded by lush green views. Lake Duluti in Arusha, Lake Chala in Moshi, Lake Manyara, and Lake Momella offer rewarding canoeing experiences and are some of the less-known destinations for things to do beyond the usual Tanzania game drives . You can enjoy a canoeing experience before or during your safari as a good break from watching wildlife from your land cruisers.
Exploring local markets
There is just more than one way to explore the local life in Tanzania. From meandering in narrow alleys on bicycles to strolling through day markets and going for a full day tour to buy your favorite crafts or spices, African markets offer much more than your local souvenir shopping. Your guide can take you for fish market visits, show you second-hand shopping places and luxury stores to buy the precious Tanzanite stone. On such tours, you also interact with the locals and learn about their way of living.
You will learn about many tribes during your Tanzania game drives and also interact with these humble people. Travelers can visit the Masai tribe en-route safari parks and learn plenty about the local lifestyle; you will be amazed to see the primitive lifestyle and their joy of living in it. The Hadzabe tribe living around Lake Eyasi are the last hunter-gatherers who use sound language to communicate and open to show their lifestyle to tourists.
Watch the magical African sky early in the morning in its crimson color, creating a lightened pathway for you and the wildlife. If you are booking a honeymoon or luxury safari in Tanzania, a balloon safari is a must-do. Experience a ride in the hot-air balloon in Serengeti, Tarangire, and Ruaha National Park, followed by a champagne bush breakfast. All balloon safari starts early in the morning before dawn and offers an amazing aerial view of wildlife from the sky.
Situated in Mto Wa Mbu village in the Northern Safari Circuit, the ziplining experience is easily accessible during your safari to Tarangire, Manyara, Ngorongoro, or Serengeti National Park. Swing across the signature baobab trees that define the unique landscape of Tanzania wilderness, and enjoy the scenic movement across Masailands and wet strolls. Ziplining is a new added adventure and a must-do for a quick adrenaline rush.
Kilimanjaro Scenic Safari
Enjoy the unique chance to experience Mt. Kilimanjaro without having to climb it! Enjoy a window seat on a scenic flight, offering close views of the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Guests can book this experience before or after their safari, and fulfill their desire of watching the roof of Africa from a short distance. This scenic flight is also a perfect opportunity for those short on time, explore Tanzania beyond game drives and go on a memorable excursion while staying in Arusha or Moshi.
What do you wish to do beyond game drives in Tanzania? Pick your favorite and let us know. Our tour consultants will arrange a schedule that flawlessly fits with your safari itinerary.