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

3. Beaches…

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!

Zanzibar beach

See also: Zanzibar, What you Need to Know

2. Hiking…

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.

Lushoto Tanzania Hiking
The mountains and hikes around Lushoto are stunning
Mt Kilimanjaro
High above the clouds on Mount Kilimanjaro

See also: Mount Kilimanjaro, Climbing up to the Roof of Africa

1. Safaris….

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.

Elephants Safari Tanzania
A herd of elephants being captured
Hippo Safari Tanzania
A hippo enjoying the water
Lion with cubs safari
Lion with cubs

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.

Additional Information
6 Remote Hikes in Tanzania that aren’t Kilimanjaro

The Best 10 National Parks in Tanzania



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