Category: United Republic of Tanzania

How to Book the Best Safari in Tanzania; Jacqueline Gifford; Travel + Leisure

Tanzania – Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nothing can top the romance and magic of a safari in Tanzania, a destination marked by its rolling hills and expansive plains, and home to elephants, wildebeest, zebra, lions, and more. Indeed, this East African country has a remarkable diversity of wildlife, seen up close in the stunning Ngorongoro Crater, home to some 25,000 species; in the Serengeti National Park, renowned for its annual migration of nearly two million wildebeest; and Tarangire National Park.

On our nine-day Northern Tanzania trip, part of Travel + Leisure’s bookable vacation program with luxury outfitter Butterfield and Robinson, you’ll get a chance to experience all of three of these places. We’ve combined traditional safari game drives with exciting nature walks (rather than standard driving-only safaris), allowing you far more time and access to up-close wildlife encounters. There are plenty of opportunities to spot the endangered black rhino, bull elephants, and the majesty of migrating wildebeest along the way.

Our editors have vetted this entire itinerary, and even selected a special activity for you: an evening game drive in Tarangire National Park.

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Top 10 best things to see and do in Tanzania; The Luxury Travel Expert

Tanzania – Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Tanzania is one of Africa’s and the planet’s most beautiful and exciting travel destinations and a trip to this country should be on the bucket list of every traveller.

Tanzania offers something for everyone, from climbing the famous Mount Kilimanjaro and observing spectacular wildlife in the Serengeti to exploring the labyrinthine alleys of Stone Town (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and relaxing on the exotic Indian Ocean beaches of Zanzibar.

I consider a journey through Tanzania one of the 10 most epic trips one can make in a lifetime. The country is also a magnet for discerning travellers since it boasts some of the best accommodations in the world. To help you plan your next holiday to Tanzania, I have compiled a list with my 10 preferred things to see & do in this stunning African nation.

10. HIKE IN THE RAINFOREST’S CANOPY AT LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

Source: Top 10 best things to see and do in Tanzania

World Heritage; Jules; verbalising

Tanzania – Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara

I have travelled to many UNESCO World Heritage sites. Zanzibar Stone Town in Tanzania, Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, the Medina of Fez in Morocco, Robben Island in South Africa, The Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the Grand Canyon in the USA, the rock-hewn Churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia, Lavaux Vineyard Terraces in Switzerland (below), to name a few.

I wondered what the listing actually meant, so of course I googled it.

‘Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration.
Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration.’

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Chaotic Coexistence: 10 Volcano Tours Around The World; Brenda; Trip101

Tanzania – Kilimanjaro National Park

For as long as history has dictated, water bodies have been deemed the cradle of civilisation. Navigation, irrigation, sustenance, agriculture and, in modern times, electricity… But what about fire?

From Prometheus to Maui, legends and lore have written of audacious heroes; tricksters turn benefactors who let the warmth of flames fall into human hands. Fire is the saviour of humankind – as the only species on Earth who knows how to utilise its energy, we are thus rewarded with its benefits, from being able to cook to staying alive in harsh winters. Even beyond the narratives of mythology, humanity has long overlooked the blessing of fire and another cradle of wealth: volcanoes.

Since time immemorial, volcanoes have been a muse to religion and the arts.

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