Africa is a land of natural wonders. The most common question that props up when we sit to plan a bucket-list safari trip to Africa is “Why Tanzania.” There are various reasons for visiting Tanzania, but we shall concentrate on the five most compelling reasons to visit this country. And in the case by the time you are finished reading the article, you are already reaching out to your backpack to visit the country, head over to Mojhi, who have previously helped out hundreds of people like you who have become enamored with the country.
Tanzania boasts of having three of Africa’s seven natural wonders, the Serengeti Migration, Mount Kilimanjaro, and the Ngorongoro Crater. Also, you have some of the deepest and largest lakes in the continent in Tanzania. Here are five reasons why you should visit Tanzania.
· Exotic wildlife
The best place to see wild animals in their natural habitat is Tanzania. This country has the largest concentration and diversity of wildlife. You can see more than a thousand species of birds in these wildlife safaris. Tanzania is the home to more than a hundred thousand elephants, buffaloes, and about 2000 rhinos. Also, you get to see all the different types of wild cats in the world. The Selous Game Reserve, the largest game reserve is in Tanzania.
One of the most significant attractions in these areas is the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest intact crater and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This crater is one of the last refuges of the famous black rhino. Also, you have grasslands, swamps, rivers, and lakes in this crater making it one of the most sought-after places to visit in this country.
· Mount Kilimanjaro
A visit to Tanzania without a trek to the Mount Kilimanjaro is unthinkable. Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain peak in Africa. At 5895 meters above sea level, it is also the largest free-standing mountain in the world. This mountain has three volcanic cones, the Kibo, Mawenzi, and the Shira. Fortunately, all these volcanic cones are dormant. Tourists from all over the world come for trekking on this mountain making it one of the most important reasons for you to visit Tanzania.
Mount Kilimanjaro is a part of the Kilimanjaro Wildlife sanctuary where you can see all different types of wild animals in their natural habitat.
· The Serengeti Migration
The Serengeti National Park is one of the oldest national parks in the country. The Serengeti Migration is one of Africa’s seven natural wonders. August and September are the times when the migration takes place. You can witness more than six million hooves pounding across the vast plains of the grasslands as more than three hundred thousand Thomson’s gazelles, and two hundred thousand zebras join the wildebeest population trek for grazing towards greener pastures. The frenzied crossing of the Mara River is the highlight of the Serengeti Migration. These animals embark on this annual pilgrimage of over a thousand kilometers every year after a two-month bout of birthing in February and March.
· The Maasai Tribe
The iconic Maasai tribes live in the areas surrounding the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park. These nomadic tribes are famous for their distinctive customs and dresses. You can see some of the most beautiful robes, beaded jewelry, and colorful costumes of the Maasai people. The most significant aspect of this tribe is that they constitute some of the tallest people on the planet with the average height of the tribal people hovering around six and a quarter feet.
The Maasai people have been living in these areas for centuries without any of the modern amenities like running water, electricity, mobile phones, and the internet. The Boutique Safari is the only Maasai-owned Safari Company in East Africa. It is a tremendous cultural exchange to interact with the Maasai tribes.
The perfect place to take rest after a hectic Mount Kilimanjaro trek is Zanzibar. It is an archipelago of historic islands in the Indian Ocean. Romantic honeymooners would enjoy idling around the exotic beaches of Zanzibar. Tourists interested in history and culture can have a great time in these islands admiring the Sultan’s palaces, spice plantations, the historic mosques, and so on. You can experience the Swahili culture at Zanzibar.
Africa has a unique culture. You experience the best of African culture at Tanzania. The exotic wildlife, the glorious mountains, the breath-taking view of the six million hooves pounding away on the grasslands is the stuff of dreams. Tanzania offers you all these experiences in considerable measure.