Tanzania is fast becoming one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations, and when you consider just how many amazing attractions this East African gem has to offer, it’s no surprise that thousands of travellers flock here each year.
Home of the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti Plains, the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara, Lake Victoria, and the Zanzibar Archipelago… but to name a few, Tanzania really does have it all, and if you are looking to combine a bucket list adventure with an awesome safari and an exotic beach break, you’ll find exactly what you are looking for right here!
It is estimated that around 30,000 people head to Tanzania each year to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Africa’s highest mountain, the world’s highest freestanding mountain, and one of the Seven Summits, Kilimanjaro is every bit as magical as you would expect it to be, and as it is not a technical climb (no ropes or crampons required), anyone with a good level of physical fitness can attempt its 5,895m peak.
But Tanzania’s a long way to go just to climb a mountain, and so most travellers extend their trip with a safari…
Serengeti or Ngorongoro Crater Safari
As the home of the Great Migration, Tanzania is one of the best places in the world to take a safari holiday, and while you’ll have to plan your trip meticulously if your Kilimanjaro Climb is to coincide with the migration, there are plenty of animals around throughout the year to keep you entertained.
If you are limited on time, you could combine your Kili expedition with a short 3-day safari visiting Lake Manyara (famous for its tree climbing lions), and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ngorongoro Crater, which has an abundance of wildlife. Overland safaris are available from Arusha, and so these two trips complement each other beautifully.
If time and budget are no option, the Serengeti should be your number #1 safari choice. Vast, beautiful, and bursting with wildlife, it guarantees a safari experience quite unlike anywhere else in Africa.
Zanzibar Beach Holidays
After all that action, you’ll be more than ready for a few days R&R, so head on down to the sugar white beaches of Zanzibar for a relaxing beach break. There are 2 flight connections from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar each day, and once you arrive on this tropical paradise, you’ll find accommodations to suit every budget and every taste.
If you are looking to splurge, the only place to stay in Zanzibar is Baraza. Luxury refined, it really is the perfect place to sit back, sip a cocktail, and watch the sun go down as you look back on just how wonderful your trip to Tanzania has been!