If you’re looking for a travel destination that can give you an adrenaline rush like you’ve never experienced before, you should head over to Tanzania. With endless wildlife, many national parks and numerous adventurous activities, Tanzania offers an exciting and thrilling vacation.
Here are some of the best Tanzania adventure travel ideas for you to try out in 2022:
- Serengeti National Park
Serengeti offers an authentic East African wilderness experience. Observe predators carefully calculate their attacks and watch how the prey is devoured. Serengeti is also home to the Great Migration, which is termed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The Mara River crossing is an adventurous and interesting phase of the migration whereby the wildebeests and zebras cross the river. Little do they know that crocodiles in the river have been waiting to hunt them since their last meal, which could be anywhere around 1 to 2 years earlier. Watch as the crocodiles hunt their prey.
You can also go on a hot air balloon safari or on a horseback safari.
- Ngorongoro Conservation Area
You can spot the Big Five of Africa easily at Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The endangered rhinos, which are the most difficult to spot, roam about freely here.
The Ngorongoro Crater provides scenic views and the ground of the crater has diverse flora and fauna. Adventurous activities to try here include a crater rim hike, biking around the rim, and game drives.
- Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro is a snow-capped mountain with three peaks. It’s the tallest mountain in Africa. Hike your way up the mountain and enjoy the scenic views and wildlife encounters on your way. There are many different hiking routes available, each with a different difficulty level.
It takes about 5-7 days to complete the hike.
- Zanzibar Island
Zanzibar Island offers adventurous water sport activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing and kitesurfing.
Explore the underwater world and witness the abundant coral reefs and diverse marine life that surround the island.
Let the wind navigate you through the water while you windsurf and kitesurf.
The best beaches for water sport activities include Paje, Jambiani and Nungwi.
- Selous Game Reserve/Nyerere National Park
Selous Game Reserve, now known as Nyerere National Park, is the largest of its kind in Tanzania. The Park is part of the less frequented southern safari circuit, which means you’ll have it to yourself. In fact, you’re likely to encounter more wildlife than humans on your game drive!
Selous is home to a large population of lions along with other wildlife including giraffes, hippos, buffaloes, wildebeests, lions, zebras, and leopards.
So, what are you waiting for? Head over to Tanzania and have an adventurous vacation! While you’re in East Africa, don’t forget to check out the Comprehensive Safari Guide for Kenya.