Sun, sea, savannah, Tanzania has it all. This jewel of East Africa is full of beautiful beaches, breath-taking tropical forests, and bursting with an abundance of natural beauty. Though it is sometimes overlooked in favour of its more famous neighbour Kenya, Tanzania is an incredible place to vacation, and should be visited in its own right. Here's why Tanzania should be the next destination on your travel list.
It's home to wonderful wildlife
It's no secret that Tanzania is home to an amazing array of wildlife. The incredible Serengeti, a vast grassland ecosystem of 30,000 square kilometres is based mostly in northern Tanzania. More than 70 different large mammal species and 50 different types of birds called the Serengeti home. Serengeti National Park was created to protect the habitat, and it's the best place to see lions in their natural habitat. Make sure not to miss the largest mammal migration in the world of over 1.5 million wildebeest and 250,000 zebra in late November!
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Visit the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro
Undoubtedly another amazing natural wonder, Mount Kilimanjaro can be found in Tanzania. The largest mountain in Africa, and the largest free-standing mountain in the world, people travel far to visit this spectacle. If climbing isn't your thing, you can still get a great view from one of the nearby national parks. Camping nearby is even better and can make for a breath-taking night under the stars.
Take a trip to Zanzibar
With it's gorgeous white-sand beaches, deep blue ocean views, and yoga retreats, Zanzibar is a must when you visit Tanzania. This collection of islands in the Indian Ocean enjoys some autonomy from Tanzania, and has a fascinating culture, created from its position at the crossroads between African, European, Asian, and Middle Eastern civilisations. When you're done sunbathing, don't forget to check out Stone Town, the ancient centre of Zanzibar City, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Here are just some of the reasons why you should put Tanzania on your list! Do you have any more suggestions? What would like to do in Tanzania?
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