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6 Most Amazing Outdoor Attractions in Tanzania

January 19, 2014 |


Tanzania is home to Africa’s highest mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro and is among Africa’s most trendy destinations. The country has numerous white sand beaches that you can go for sand bathing. Zanzibar, an island within the country will spoil you with its beaches and probably make you consider extending your vacation.

Ruaha National Park

Located in the heart of Tanzania, the national park is the biggest park in Tanzania. You will enjoy seeing variety of wildlife like the elephants, lions, leopards, wild dogs, jackals, bat eared foxes, impalas, zebras and giraffes among others. What the park offers is the best opportunity to get in real touch with nature. The distinct remote location of the park means that you will enjoy viewing wildlife without any external pressure or competitions from hordes of other travelers.

Selous Game Reserve

In this great African reserve, you will find the most savanna animals all in one place as compared to any other national game reserve in Africa.  You can arrive to this park by air or by road. The park is state property and is protected by Tanzania’s Ministry of Tourism and Natural Resources. You will enjoy walking tours or the permitted river trips on this natural habitat, he best that you can ever experience in Tanzania (Image by Safari Partners).


Pemba Island

Pemba Island lies in the cool waters of the Indian Ocean and is also known in Arabic as the green island. It’s part of the great Spice Islands and is increasingly becoming popular with more tourists seeking for vacation in less crowded areas. You can enjoy diving in this island untouched coral reefs as you see its abundant marine life. Pemba Island is a nice place to spend your vacation away from the hassles of other towns.

Tarangire National Park

Though smaller than Ruaha national park, Tarangire is a bird’s watchers paradise. The park is home o more than 550 species of birds that usually frequent the park. It has also huge population of elephants, tree climbing lions and the great African baobab trees. You will be amazed to see huge termite’s mounds that are all over the park.

Mafia Island

Mafia Island is also part of the spice island in Tanzania. Though smaller than Pemba the island has a population of approximately forty thousand people. The place is healthy dwelling place and attracts people of all walks of life, game fishermen, scuba divers as well a tourist who just want to relax on the white and soft sandy beaches. Sand bathing is a favorite activity among tourists(Image by Safari Partners).


Lake Manyara

Lake Manyara is home to over 300 different species of Africa’s migratory birds which frequent in during the wet season. You will enjoy seeing thousands of pink beautiful flamingoes as they wade and fly on the lake shores. Dry seasons don’t mean that there are no birds either; the alkaline mud flat birds take over the waters. This is also the very best time to see other mammals like the hippos, wildebeests, elephants and giraffes. Accommodation is well taken care of by the safari lodges that provide both day and night safari services so you can see wild animals irrespective of the time.

Visit Tanzania on your net vacation and enjoy being in the African continent. It has a lot to offer that you previously presumed.


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