Choosing a holiday destination can be quite challenging. To avoid stress, most people always opt for the closest destinations near them. Travellers mostly settle for Europe, Asia, USA and South Africa-sometimes. December is around the corner, and everyone you know is going somewhere. Are you planning on vacation either individually or as a group? Tanzania is the perfect destination for you.
Animals in their natural habitat are either witnessed in an open zoo or on television by most people. But when you visit Tanzania, it is possible to get a glimpse of one of the seven wonders Mother Nature has to offer.
Tanzania is a mountainous country offering a wide range of spectacular experiences. Some of the most exotic sceneries, stunning beaches, luxurious accommodation options, great food and above all memorable moments.
In this article, you will read about the spectacular wildlife and birdlife, the food, places, people and also know where to catch the party while in Tanzania.
Wildlife and birdlife
You will only find Africa’s largest concentration and diversity of animals and over a thousand bird species to spot in Tanzania.over.The country also boasts of the world’s most treasured national parks and game reserves, for example, the Selous Game Reserve, which is the world’s largest game reserve.
Selous is home to more than one hundred twenty thousand (120,000) elephants, one hundred sixty thousand (160,000) buffaloes and about two thousand (2,000) rhinos. It is also home to Africa’s highest concentration of hippos, crocodiles and wild dogs.
You must visit Serengeti National Park while in Tanzania, it has the great wildebeest migration which is a natural world wonder, the animals migrate in a circular form around the park, it is breathtaking a sight. Millions of wildebeest, zebras and antelopes end up on the south of Serengeti and move towards Ndutu in the Ngorongoro Conservation area.
Between July and August, thousands of wildebeest are awaited by hungry crocodiles as they try to cross the Mara River. It is also the time when thousands of baby calves are born, thus creating more reasons for other predators like lions, cheetahs and hyenas to follow behind for hunting.
For birdwatchers, Ruaha, Tanzania’s largest national park contains over Five Hundred Seventy-One (571) species of birds, some of which are rare to find. The park also houses sable, kudu and other animals and offers hot air balloon rides for a fun-filled adventure.
Take a strenuous stroll up Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. The mountain rises approximately Four Thousand Eight Hundred Seventy-Seven (4,877 ) metres from its base to Five Thousand Eight Hundred Ninety-Five (5,895) metres above sea level. It is part of the Kilimanjaro National Park and is a major climbing destination.
Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano consisting of three cones; Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira. Every year, over Seventy-Five Thousand people climb up the mountain, don’t miss the thrill of finding yourself standing (19,341 ft) above sea level.
If you find Mount Kilimanjaro terrifying, you can opt for the mini-adventure on Mount Meru, located just seventy 70 kilometres away from Mount Kilimanjaro. You will find it less challenging, and it can be climbed/hiked within three to four days.