Top 10 best things to do in Tanzania other than Safari

Are you planning an out of the ordinary journey to East Africa precisely Tanzania? Here is our own list of 10 best experiences of things to do in Tanzania.


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6. Go See Wildlife in the Serengeti

A wildlife safari is essential to a great Africa trip. Tanzania is the perfect place for this. Drawing its name from an old Maasai word meaning “endless plains,” Serengeti National Park covers more than 5,000 square miles.

It’s the home of some of the most exotic wildlife in the world. The landscape and beautiful sunsets are just as majestic. Make sure to bring a camera.

This place will offer some of the best chances to snap a picture of lions, wildebeest, and zebras.

It’s the most lively between June and September. Each year, more than a million wildebeest cross the plains to find greener pastures. Thousands of zebras and gazelle take the same journey. The predators follow in their steps.

It’s the least rainy time of the year as well. You can camp out and wait for the migration with certain tours.

It’s a vibrant place all year through. With leopards, cheetahs, lions, and elephants living here, there is no bad season to visit the Serengeti.

There’s a vast selection of different tours, there’s something that fits everyone. Whether you prefer relaxing on the beach or trekking and climbing where others don’t go, the Serengeti won’t disappoint.

7. Enjoy a Ride to Zanzibar on a Ferry

Zanzibar is a popular destination for relaxing on beautiful beaches and exploring the local culture. It’s famous for its historical areas, spice markets, and beautiful nature.

One of the most popular places on this island is the UNESCO World Heritage site of Stone Town. You can explore picturesque, narrow, winding streets through bazaars and past old mosques.

You can also find the house where Queen frontman Freddy Mercury grew up, and have a drink at Mercury’s bar.

This place has a lot of history, having been a key trading hub for both spices and slaves. The old fort and the night market offer a glimpse through the centuries.

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8. Get a Taste of Local Urban Life in Arusha

In Arusha, located in the north of Tanzania, you can experience what city life is like in the country.

The city sits at the foothills of Mount Meru, surrounded by vast fields of corn, beans, coffee, and wheat. You can buy this cheap, fresh local produce in markets throughout town.

The cultural center hosts African art and culture exhibits. Escape the city atmosphere for a while, soak in the local culture, have a coffee on the terrace. It’s a good place to purchase a souvenir or two.

9. Visit the Chimpanzees in the Mahale Mountains

The Mahale Mountains in Tanzania are one of the best places in the world to view chimpanzees living in their natural habit.

This area near the clear waters of the beautiful Lake Tanganyika is home to around 1,000 chimpanzees. You can also find other primates here, such as red colobus and baboons. It’s a newer tourist destination, so it won’t be too crowded.

10. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Right on the border against Kenya, you find Mount Kilimanjaro. Climbing it is among the most adventurous things to do in Tanzania.

It’s a big tourist draw with around 35,000 visitors attempting the hike each year. However, it’s not overcrowded. And it’s still an adventure to be proud of. Not everyone makes it all the way.

It’s a six-day hike for the average person, and you won’t need any special climbing equipment. Just bring proper clothing, food, water, and an adventurous attitude.

Get ready for some amazing views. You’ll encounter five unique climates as you ascend toward the top of the world’s tallest free-standing mountain.

At 19, 340 feet, you can feel rightly proud of reaching the highest peak in all of Africa. Don’t miss out on this adventure of a lifetime. Find your best Kilimanjaro climb cost today.


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