6 reasons to visit Tanzania

By Meenakshi Shankar

Behold the beauty – The King of the Jungle

See the Great wildbeest Migration in the Serengeti

                                                              Take off at dawn : To see Nature’s Greatest Show

The great annual Serengeti National Park migration is certainly a top highlight of destination Tanzania. This is one of the most amazing wildlife spectacles on earth involving millions of animals migrating from the Masai Mara in Kenya down to the Serengeti in Tanzania in pursuit of sweet grass and rain. The best place to experience this natural event would be on the southern plains from December to March during birthing season.

Take a hot air balloon in the Serengeti and enjoy the spectacular views on the game

Probably one of the most beautiful balloon flights in the world and an ultimate safari experience. Take off at dawn –  rising as the sun rises and floating in whichever direction the winds of the morning take you. The Balloon Safari is an unique opportunity for an adventure and unique perspective over outstanding quintessentially African landscapes.

Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

 Conquering the cold and the altitude to make it to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the most amazing feelings and is definitly a once in a lifetime experience. Not only is this the highest peak on the African continent, it is also the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, rising in breathtaking isolation from the surrounding coastal scrubland – elevation around 900 meters – to an imperious 5,895 meters (19,336 feet). Kilimanjaro is one of the world’s most accessible high summits, a beacon for visitors around the world.

Dive in Mafia and discover some of the richest reefs in the world.

Mafia Island is a world class diving destination offering an incredible marine life with an unparalleled diversity of hard and soft corals as well as a superb variety of tropical fish. Besides being a paradise for divers, Mafia Island is the ideal stop-over to relax after a safari. This tropical gem remains a well-kept secret offering secluded and unspoiled beaches as well as a wide range of water sports.

Go chimpanzee trekking in Mahale Mountains National Park

Mahale Mountains National Park allows visitors to track chimps on foot. The chimpanzees are totally wild, but absolutely accessible. The habituated chimpanzees are easily tracked by the skilled guides and trackers, and most visitors are guaranteed to see them during forest hikes. The walking can be long, but is not over-strenuous. The chimps ignore the intrusion and you will achieve an intimate insight into their daily life, where the mood varies from the Zen-like calm of family life to sexual politics and the high-tension power struggles of the dominant males.

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