New year, new goals and bigger travel dreams? Who else feels this renewed energy when another year sets in? If you are wondering where would you be travelling in 2019 and have a wilderness or a beach destination in mind, we must say, ‘This time for Africa’, or even better why not Tanzania?
Authentic game drives, flying safaris, water sports adventure, the Big 5 splendor, the great migration, whale shark diving and intimate holidays by the beach. Tanzania has everything you have been dreaming about.
Out of the innumerable choices, we have made life easy for you. Be it your bucket list goal, the most special honeymoon destination or a family vacation, Tanzania offers the best travel experiences in its natural beauty. Here are the top 5 luxury picks for your next big holiday.
- Balloon Safaris and Glamping in Ruaha National Park
Have you ever imagined how magical would it feel to see the sunrise flaring in all its glory over the largest national park and you are the first one to witness this dramatic splendor on a balloon flight? Besides flying safaris, hot air balloon rides have been recently introduced in Ruaha National Park and this has just raised the bar of this highly recommended safari attraction for wildlife enthusiasts and a growing number of tourists.
A combination of glamping, walking safaris, game drives and a balloon ride makes for a complete adventurous experience, as you witness thick populations of elephants and lions from the top and right next to you quenching thirst by the Great Ruaha River.
- The Great Migration Experience
Hooves of the wildebeest thumping on Earth, sleek brown bodies camouflaged with black and white stripes rushing towards the river. A merciless drama of life and death happens every other moment in the vast plains of Savanah in the Serengeti, the only place on Earth in Tanzania. From the calving season to the heart-throbbing movement of thousands of wildebeests, amazes hundreds of tourists in Tanzania.
There are no human crowds or anything like rush hour. You can witness The Great Migation at your own pace without tourist disturbance and witness other wildlife in action around. Stay at some of the top lodges surrounding the great migration zone.
Pro Tip: Great migration happens year round. Ask your dedicated tour operator to suggest the best lodges during your expected month of travel and book it with a classic safari itinerary in the northern circuit as the best value for money deal.
- Hike the Kili and Drink it too!
If you are one of those adventure junkies and have set a major checklist goal, there is nothing better than hiking the highest free-standing mountain of the world- Mt. Kilimanjaro. Thousands of travelers come to the small town of Moshi and choose to climb the challenging peak and set their own record. Thanks to its non-technical terrain, 75% of the hikers can conquer the height of 5,985 m including 5 years old girls and grandpas in their 90s. It is all about your mental stamina they say.
Experience 5 different kinds of landscape on your 7 day hike from rainforest canopies to the desert and snowy environs. Not only are the views unbeatable but the higher you go, the prouder you feel. Set a challenge and let’s set GO!
Pro Tip: Avoid hiking in December, April and May with the expected rainfalls and plan your packing list with extra caution. You can’t be climbing with loads on your back so make sure you read our tips on what to carry beforehand. Yes, and don’t forget to taste the Kilimanajro beer!
- Intimate Coastal holidays
If you are planning your honeymoon destination for 2019, the Swahili coast of Tanzania has some of the best-kept secrets. From the whale shark and scuba diving magic in Mafia island to the underwater hotel and authentic local experiences in Pemba to intimate and luxury accommodation in Zanzibar, you would say, what better than this for your nuptial and beyond!
You can choose either to fully relax on your holiday and spoil yourself with soothing massages, scrumptious sea food and all the luxury pampering or dive into the local experiences from cycling tours to swimming with turtles and exploring the town by foot, there are endless things to do in Zanzibar on a holiday.
Pro Tip: Top hotels and resorts in Zanzibar are packed during the festive season. Make sure you are booked a month or two in advance to not miss out your choice of hotel.
- Chimp Trekking
This makes it as one of the top bucket list destinations for travelers around the globe. Why miss a chance to get close to our ancestral lineage the wild and explore life in the forests of Africa. Gombe, Mahale and now Rubundo island in West Tanzania attract wildlife lovers to its exclusive home of the chimpanzees. If you are wondering what’s so special there. Dr. Jane Goodall could not resist learning and celebrating about these closest to humans species.
You would be surprised to know the kind of accommodation facilities and activities offered in the surroundings of these parks and it is one of those trips you would definitely want to do again.
Pro Tips: The Gombe and Mahale National Park are not accessible year round. Consult your tour operator to know the best season.
Are you planning a dream holiday to Tanzania this year? Write to us and let’s discuss your next luxury experience in Africa.