10 best adventurous activities to do in Tanzania

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Tanzania is a destination that will leave you swooning, drooling, and planning your next trip back before your vacation ends.

The possibilities are endless, regardless of whether you come during the rainy season or the dry season.

From trekking to the top of one of the world’s Seven Summits or hiking up Mount Meru to witnessing the annual wildebeest migration and visiting historical monuments, Tanzania has something for every kind of traveler.

Not to leave out the beautiful beach to kick back and relax on. Zanzibar Island has you covered.

This article will focus on the top ten best adventurous activities to do in Tanzania with a mix of the best tourist attractions.

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

My number one pick for adventure in Tanzania is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

To climb to the tallest mountain in Africa filled with snow at the top is a top-tier adventure. 

Have an excellent chance of reaching the summit of one of the most famous climbs on earth.

At 5895 meters, it is a feat to be proud of when you reach the summit. 

Taking An air Balloon ride

If you are up for a splurge there is nothing better than taking a hot air balloon over the Serengeti Plains.

See wildlife from above and have a great adventure flying over Africa. 

Balloon flights are a fan and give you a better view of a wide area while you enjoy the ride.

Interact with the local Maasai

You cannot visit Tanzania without interacting with a Maasai Tribe.

The Masai Warriors jump for joy.

The original nomads and Masai warriors will welcome you into their villages showing you how they make a fire while putting on performances and jumping high in the air.

Their majestic voices will win you over and you won’t be able to leave without digging deep into your wallets to buy a souvenir.

Scuba Dive in Zanzibar

This spice island is not only beautiful above its turquoise water with its sandy white beaches, but it is also filled with mouth-watering activities.

Consider having the best diving on the entire east coast of Africa in Zanzibar.

Take a safari trip In the Serengeti National Park

Every year over a million wildebeest migrate over its great plains alongside thousands of the other herbivores of Africa like the gazelle and zebra.

Go on Safari to the Serengeti and don’t limit yourself to the migration season only.

Visiting the Serengeti offers amazing wildlife viewing year-round.

Take a walk in the Tarangire National Park

If you want to encounter more wildlife without the crowds, Tarangire National Park is the perfect safari destination for you.

Despite being one of the lesser-known game reserves in Tanzania, Tarangire gives the Serengeti a run for its money.

Go for a safari in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area has phenomenal wildlife encounters.

Once one of the tallest mountains in the world before exploding and collapsing, the Ngorongoro crater holds the title for the world’s largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera.

Visit the Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria is the source of the White Nile and it is the largest lake in Africa. 

It is the second largest freshwater lake in the world after Lake Superior. 

Bordered by Kenya 5 Useful Hacks to Help Deal with the Heat on Safari in Kenya and Uganda, this lake is not to be missed when visiting Tanzania.

It is one of the least visited places in Tanzania, but you can take boat trips and do some amazing bird watching on its shores

Take a trip to the Tarangire National Park

It may not be the largest or most famous park in Tanzania but It was in Tarangire that we had some of our most unique animal encounters in Tanzania. 

From ostriches to lions in a tree, Tarangire is an excellent spot to see African animals.

Staying inside the park at the lodges is an opportunity to look out over the plains and marvel at the sunrise and sunset.

Visit Pemba Island

Pemba Island is a dreamy island getaway a few minutes from Zanzibar.

With a more laid-back atmosphere than Zanzibar and fewer tourists, Pemba is home to the world-famous Indian Ocean dive sites.

When you’re not exploring the colorful coral gardens, head inland and conquer the island’s 1,000-meter peaks with your mountain bike.


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