How Tanzania is Not Just About National Parks

By Gary Jarmon posted May 27, 2021 04:48 PM


Nobody can deny that Tanzania’s huge drawcard is its national parks and the great migration. However, the East African country offers far more, and the dormant volcano in Tanzania, Mt. Kilimanjaro, attracts many climbers who don’t have any special skills or mountaineering gear to climb it.

Success with a summit

What an awe-inspiring sight Mount Kilimanjaro is. It’s the highest mountain in Africa, and there is good support infrastructure for those wanting to climb the mountain. Covid-19 is impacting everyone’s life negatively and giving them a lot of stress, so why not turn that stress into success with Climbing Kilimanjaro?

When youhike Kilimanjaro through trekking tours from, the experience becomes different. The trek experts company has a 98.8% summit success rate. No matter who you are or what you do, the team goes out of their way to ensure this fabulous trip will give you a sense of fulfillment and everyone just looks at you as though you’re something exceptional.

If you’re tired or stressed, climbing this most spectacular of mountains is guaranteed to give you a feeling of success and this success extends into other areas of your life too.

The island Zanzibar

Zanzibar lies roughly 19 miles off the coast of mainland Tanzania. Referred to as the Spice Islands, Zanzibar is a Tanzanian archipelago, a small island with plenty to do. If you only have a few days on the island, it would be best to have an itinerary planned.

Food is always a top priority with getaways and your visit to Zanzibar will have to include the Forodhani night market, a wonderfully affordable place to eat. You can go for a boat trip or try your hand at snorkeling or scuba diving at Mnemba Atoll and interact with marine creatures. You can’t spend time in Zanzibar and not spend time on the beach, and one of the best beaches in Zanzibar is Nungwi Beach.

Chemka Hot Springs

Many people believe that soaking in hot springs can be a wonderful way to detox the skin, soften it and also help with skin problems such as eczema.

In between visiting the national parks, why don’t you make a trip from Moshi to the Chemka Hot Springs, also known as the Kikuletwa Hot Springs? It is an oasis of crystal clear water and geothermal warmth and it is in a beautiful spot too, surrounded by lush forest. You can turn your visit into a day trip as it’s the ideal place to relax and spend some time of refreshment.

Lake Manyara

Lake Manyara is Tanzania’s 7th largest lake, even though it is a shallow lake. Part of the lake falls in the Lake Manyara National Park. The lake offers wonderful nature with several diverse ecosystems.

A great attraction at Lake Manyara is the treetop walkway. This gives you an exhilarating sky-high walk through the forest. It’s a 370 m airwalk, allowing you to walk right among the treetops, as though you were a bird looking down over the forest.

The treetop walkway takes you to some suspension bridges with secure netting, allowing you to catch glimpses of the birds, plants, and animals, made more interesting with the assistance of tour guides.

The Maasai Market

The Maasai Market is a large warehouse jam-packed with every kind of store selling stuff that will remind you of your trip to Africa.

The vendors are so anxious to make a sale that they will gladly negotiate a better price for you. Some tourists become overwhelmed and irritated by the relentless trading activities of the vendors. But if you can bear all that, you will be able to buy some wooden souvenirs, hand-made trinkets, and beautiful clothing, tablecloths, shoes, baskets and lots of other items.

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