After having had the pleasure of spending 3 months traveling in Tanzania recently I wanted to share with you what I consider to be the top 3 reasons why you can’t miss Tanzania. It is a country that has a lot to offer and ticks the boxes for many travelers for its beautiful sights, interesting cultures, history, cuisine and more. But to sum it all up, here are the 3 reasons you can’t miss Tanzania
Tanzania boasts 1,424 kilometres (885 miles) of coast and beaches. While there are a few nice beaches on the mainland there really is nothing like the Zanzibar archipelago, as it is truly and island paradise! As you might have seen in my two previous posts about this magical place (link to them), it truly is a special place that lives up to the hype!
See also: Zanzibar, What you Need to Know
While most people who want to come to Tanzania for hiking have Mount Kilimanjaro in mind,
there are several areas that are nice for hiking. A less visited, but beautiful area for hiking is Lushoto. There are also several hikes around the Moshi region and Mount Meru around Arusha.
If you’ve ever wanted to do a safari, Tanzania is a great place to do them. There are 16 National Parks! Among them two of the best in the world, The Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. These two are legendary and some of the more beautiful areas in the world to see wildlife.
When you do come to Tanzania, if you ever find yourself in Dar es Salaam, the gateway to Zanzibar ferries and where most people fly into, I recommend you do a tour with AfriRoots. I did a cycling tour with them which was awesome and you get to see some parts of this city that you probably would miss out on. I also learned a lot about the culture on my fun tour around town.
Also, check out my good friends social venture, Shwari Shorts. They are good for your style and good for your conscience.
6 Remote Hikes in Tanzania that aren’t Kilimanjaro