If you love to travel, then Tanzania is the place to visit. There is always something to see or do for every holiday planner. You can visit a series of fascinating places in Northern Tanzania with luxurious accommodations, delicious foods, and incredible cultural experiences. You will have the opportunity to get close to the Big 5 and other sub-Saharan wildlife. Tanzania has the best beaches and safari’s in Africa. Here are the top five places to visit when you’re in Tanzania.
1. TAT Cultural Tour in Manyara Village
This tour exposes you to the lifestyle, culture, and norms of the Tanzanian people. You will have a intimate interactions with different tribes and educate you on their way of life. The Tanzanian people enjoy the company of foreigners, in other words, they are friendly and welcoming.
Chagga Tribe Banana Beer Brewery.
The Chagga Tribe live on the eastern part of Mount Kilimanjaro and they are famous for making banana beer. They have lots of locally built banana beer breweries that are run by locals. A visit to Chagga will afford you the opportunity to see how these banana beer breweries operate. They use local ingredients to produce this beer.
Tourists often enjoy the banana beer and always ask for more. During your visit to Chagga, you can also take a trip to Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. The locals are friendly and very accommodating.
Makonde Tribe Wood Carvings
The Makonde Tribe has been in the business of wood carvings for over a century. They produce African carvings, masks and other household items with wood. The Makonde wood carving has received international attention. Some of their wood carvings are sold abroad. The Makonde local artist uses ebony wood known as Mpingo to create a fascinating work of art that will beat your imagination. Mpingo gives the artist a wide range of precision to achieve their creative vision. A trip to Tanzania will expose you to a different artistic dimension.Tourists will have a chance to get close and personal with Makonde artist to see how these beautiful works of art are created. You will have the chance to participate in all the processes which include sourcing for the right wood, carving, design, and finishing of the woodwork.• Local lunch under banana plantation nestled away in Manyara Village. Manyara has a vast land covered with banana plantations. Most locals in Manyara make use of banana to prepare different meals. In Manyara, banana is grown all seasons and locals make sure to use all parts of the banana. They don’t only eat it, they also use it to prepare local beer and make use of the leaves for roofing. During your visit, you can walk through the banana plantation and also try out the local beer and other dishes made of banana.
2. Tarangire – Elephants
Tarangire is the fifth biggest national park in Tanzania. It is home to the largest elephant population. You will find several animals feeding beneath the baobab trees. The Tarangire river provides the only permanent water supply for these animals. So many animals come to drink from this river. Tarangire has a diversity of wildlife like the leopard, cheetah, and others. You can also spot monkeys jumping from one tree to another and hippos moving along the Tarangire river.
3. Ngorongoro Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Crater has various wilderness areas. You will have the opportunity to see hippos chuckle from the safety of their habitat, warthogs getting on their knees to feed, and other wild beasts in their natural abode. The Ngorongoro Crater is the best place to see the endangered black rhinoceros as they graze. If you haven’t seen a Cape Buffalo before, here is a chance to see one. Most tourists mistake these Cape Buffalo for cows, but they are among the most dangerous wild beast in Ngorongoro Ngorongoro Crater.
Ngorongoro conservation area also has locals living side by side with these wild beasts. Maasai herdsmen bring their flocks to graze on the same ground like elephants, hyenas skulk, and other animals. The Maasai people are friendly and hospitable. Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater is among the most visited tourist destinations and is among the best places to visit in Tanzania.
4. Ndutu – During the great migration
Ndutu is among the best places to view the drama that is associated with Elephant migration. You will also get the opportunity to see lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyena and other wildcats up close in their habitat. Ndutu is also home to various bird species and you can spot a striped hyena if you’re lucky. Ndutu has a nice weather and natural colors. During the dry season, Ndutu is a beautiful place to visit. It has a stunning Acacia woodland.
Tourist can lodge at the most atmospheric and relaxing accommodation. It is the best place to view great migration on the vast plains of the Serengeti. Ndutu is rich with grasses for the wildebeest to feed their young calves. So many of them migrate to Ndutu to feed their calves because the grasses are endowed with healthy nutrients that help the mother wildebeest recover quickly after giving birth.
The Serengeti comprises of three regions known as Serengeti plains, western corridor, and northern Serengeti. They have a fascinating presence of millions of various wildlife. The Serengeti is the biggest tourist attraction in Tanzania. A trip to the Serengeti is more gratifying between December and June. The Serengeti wet rainy season is from March to May, while it gets very cold from June to October. Zebras and other animals usually migrate during the month of May. This area has over 500 species of birds. You will also get to see lions, leopard, cheetahs, caracals, serval cats, spotted and striped hyaenas, crocodile, and the rare wild dogs
Finally, Tanzania is a beautiful place to visit for a holiday. It has lots of the most beloved safari destinations in Africa. You will have the opportunity to experience a different culture that you will treasure for a long time. A trip to Tanzania will help you see the world the way it was and also the people the way we can be.