The beautiful East African sovereign state of Tanzania is quickly becoming a popular tourist destination. It is a remarkable place that has a lot to offer. But, getting the most out of a trip to this beautiful part of the world does require you to be well organized.
Fortunately, specialist travel firms like kandooadventures.com are able to help. They take care of everything, which makes things a lot easier. However, even if you travel with someone like them you still need to know what is available for you to enjoy in Tanzania. Without that knowledge, it is all too easy to end up booking the wrong package. The last thing you need is to realize too late that your holiday package does not include something you would have loved to have done. So, here are a few highlights to get you started with the planning process.
Kilimanjaro is the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. Yet it is possible for most people to climb it. You just need to be reasonably fit to do so.
For a trip like this, it is very important that you book with a trusted tour firm that specializes in Kilimanjaro climbing trips. Always use a KPAP registered tour operator.
They are the ones that will keep you as safe as possible and give you the best chance of reaching the summit. The guidance they give you about what kit to buy and how to prepare yourself physically for the climb is invaluable. Typically, you will need to be fit enough to climb and walk for between 5 and 9 days up very steep and rocky terrain.
Book yourself a safari
Tanzania is a fantastic place to go on safari. Even if you only have a few days available you can still see the ‘Big Five’. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is home to around 25,000 large mammals. In this area, it is not unusual to be able to see the ´Big Five´, buffalo, elephant, rhino, lion, and leopards in just one day. Most safari trips include this area on the itinerary. Make sure to check out this safari packing list before your trip.
Take a hot air balloon ride
If you are looking for a once in a lifetime experience, a balloon ride above the Serengeti is a must on any travel bucket list. The view is simply stunning. From a hot air balloon, you soon appreciate the vastness of this wonderful landscape.
The area is the setting for the biggest migration of large mammals in the world. Twice a year, around 250,000 wildebeest travel 800 kilometers to move from one food source to the other. It takes a few weeks for the process to play out meaning that you have the opportunity to see it. Provided you book your trip at the right time of the year, you can get a bird´s eye view of this impressive natural event.
As you can see Tanzania is a wonderful place. If you would like to visit you can find out more using the country´s official tourism website. It is well laid out and covers many of the practicalities, for example, whether you need a visa and how to apply for one.