Seven Wonders of TanzaniaOctober 16, 2017
There’s a common misconception that a safari to Africa is not complete without visiting more than one country. This, however, could not be further from the truth.
Cross-country safari trips are undoubtedly a fantastic way to experience different parts of the African continent. Unfortunately, not everybody has the time or budget to able to afford a holiday like this, and rushing such a safari means that you aren’t able to fully appreciate every destination.
Rather than spending your holiday on airplanes and road transfers, darting from country to country, we often suggest picking one place to spend your time. For travelers looking for a great, all-round destination, it’s hard to beat Tanzania. In addition to its incredibly diverse scenery, paradise-like beaches, and rich culture, Tanzania is home to not one, but seven World Heritage Sites.
The Seven ‘Wonders’ of Tanzania:
With its highest peak (Uhuru Peak) reaching 5,895m, Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa and the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. Climbing this mountain is a personal challenge undertaken by travelers of all ages.
Serengeti National Park
Forming the centrepiece of most Tanzania safaris, Serengeti National Park is one of the main stages for the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebras.
Often referred to as “Africa’s Garden of Eden,” Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unbroken and unflooded volcanic caldera in the world. Home to over 30,000 animals, it teems with wildlife all year round.
Selous Game Reserve
Spanning 54,000 square kilometers of remote wilderness, the Selous Game Reserve is one of the world’s largest faunal reserves and is home to thousands of African elephants, black rhinos, cheetah, East African wild dogs, Masai giraffes, Cape Buffalo and more.
Stone Town, Zanzibar
With much of its urban fabric and townscape virtually intact, Zanzibar’s Stone Town is an excellent example of the Swahili coastal trading towns of East Africa. The town is “an outstanding material manifestation of cultural fusion and harmonization” according to UNESCO.
Kondoa Rock-Art Sites
Consisting of over 150 natural caves and shelters that have been used for rock paintings over at least two millennia, the Kondoa Rock Art Sites is an important archaeological site. The paintings, which depict various scenes and subjects, provide a glimpse into the way of life for the ancient people in the region.
For more information on Tanzania, and how best to experience this diverse country, get in touch with us.
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