4 Things You Can Only Do in Tanzania – The Best of Tanzania Tour Packages
Tanzania is a country of unparalleled beauty. You can’t experience all of it in one lifetime. From stunning islands to spectacular savannahs to soaring mountains – there’s simply too much to explore in Tanzania. So, we’ve compiled a list of things/activities that you can do only in Tanzania. Make sure to include these experiences in your Tanzania tour packages
Not sure how to get there? Afrikan Adventure has been holding private tours to Tanzania and other parts of Africa since 2016. Our team of nature enthusiasts can guide you on all “exclusively Tanzanian” experiences. Be it trekking, mountaineering, or wildlife-spotting – Afrikan Adventure is your one-stop shop for all insights into the wonderful country of Tanzania.
Meet Your Million-Year-Old Ancestors in Olduvai Gorge
The Olduvai Gorge is one of history’s most critical archaeological sites. Located in the famous Great Rift Valley of East Africa, the Olduvai Gorge is a 48 km (30 miles) long ravine in the eastern Serengeti Plains. If you visit northern Tanzania, you must not miss out on giving your million-year-old ancestors a visit.
The Olduvai Gorge is home to the earliest evidence of the existence of Homo habilis – our million-year-old human ancestors. Paleoanthropologists have discovered thousands of stone tools, fossilized bones, and other remnants in this region. Without Olduvai Gorge, we still wouldn’t be sure of the fact that early humans indeed evolved in Africa.
This important archaeological site is neighbours with another famous archaeological site. The Laetoli archaeological site is located just 45 km away from the Olduvai Gorge. At these sites, you can find the remains of –
- Homo habilis dating back 1.9 million years
- Paranthropus boisei dating back 1.8 million years
- Homo erectus dating back 1.2 million years
- Homo sapiens dating back 17,000 years
Meet the Big Five Kings of Africa
Africa has over fifty countries but only five kings – lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, and buffalos. Together, they make the “Big Five” of Africa. No Tanzania explorer safari is incomplete without spotting these magnificent creatures. We frequently host safari trips to the regions of Tanzania, where you can spot the big five.
You can take high-quality pictures of these glorious beasts in –
- Spot leopards whilst on safari in the Northern Serengeti
- Witness black rhinos near the Kenya-Tanzania borders
- Take a special ‘Lion Safari’ in the Serengeti; Tanzania’s lion population is 4 times greater than any other country in Africa
- Snake species: 100
- On drives through the Serengeti, you can spot elephants and buffaloe
Take our Tanzania safari holiday to witness the big five up close. We can take you through the Serengeti, the gigantic Selous Game Reserve, and the famous Ngorongoro Crater. You’ll never see such dazzling wildlife spectacles anywhere else.
We always recommend travellers to explore Tanzania’s northern circuit first. It’s home to several nature parks, such as the Tarangire National Park. You also receive different safari options – Selous, Ruaha, and other safaris further west.
Explore Palm-Fringed Beaches on Multiple Islands
Many countries are blessed to have palm-fringed beaches, especially in the Caribbean region. However, Tanzania is one of the only African countries to have multiple heavenly islands enclosed by stunning palm-fringed beaches. These powder-soft beaches are ideal for holidays. Here’s our list of must-visit Tanzanian islands –
- Mafia Island –Famous for diving and snorkeling, the Mafia Island draws thousands of tourists every year. Between October to March, the island remains relatively rain-free. You can spot coral gardens, green turtles, and more than 400 species of fish at Mafia Island.
- Pemba Island –Despite being the northernmost island in the busy Zanzibar archipelago, Pemba Island is a very peaceful place. It has the best scuba diving spots, coral gardens, deep valleys, and stunning white-sand beaches.
- Zanzibar Beaches –Also known as Unguja, these islands are known for their beautiful beaches. You can find many tourists resting on the soft white sand as traditional Tanzanian boats line the shore.
Go Trekking to Mount Kilimanjaro
Trekking is the first activity that comes to mind when you think of Tanzania, the country that’s home to the famous Mt. Kilimanjaro. Make sure to follow our list of “trekking essentials” while packing for these treks. These are the best and the most tourist-friendly trek routes in Kilimanjaro –
- Marangu Route –You’ll reach Kilimanjaro in approximately 5 Days. Also known as the “Coca Cola route,” the Marangu route is the only route where you can find sleeping huts on your way.
- Machame Route –Machame or “the Whiskey” route is extremely popular. Trekkers get to reach Kilimanjaro in six to seven days. This route leads towards Mount Kilimanjaro from the south.
- Rongai Route –Located in the northern region of the mountain (towards the Tanzania-Kenya border). Trekkers reach Kilimanjaro in one week. This low-traffic route is loved by experienced trekkers.
The best part is that you can trek to Kilimanjaro pretty much any time of the year. The months between July and October are the best period for trekking in Tanzania. Take our safari Tanzania now to start your exciting and unique journey to Tanzania. Afrikan Adventure is here to guide!