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Top 7 Adventures in TANZANIA

You are planning your next holiday… Africa has always been on your list of places to visit… keep reading to learn about the amazing Tanzanian adventure in your future!

1.Tanzip Zipline Adventure!

cropped-zipline-dude4.jpgTanzania’s only Zipline Adventure Park!

Tanzip Zipline Adventure Park is located just outside of Mto wa Mbu village in Tanzania,  Africa.  It is nestled at the base of the great rift valley wall, offering stunning views of surrounding lakes, wetlands, maasai steppe, and the rift valley.

Tanzip Zipline is located on the Northern circuit safari route, just minutes off the main road that leads to the national parks; Tarangire, Lake Manyara , Ngorongoro and Serengeti. The unique eco- course offers over 1 km of thrilling zipline, with 6 unique platforms built around majestic baobab trees. Guests enjoy four thrilling jumps, a tree top view point, a suspension bridge, and a tree house refreshment stand!  Book the zipline experience alone, or in combination with a cultural village tour, hiking, or biking in the area.


2. Mount Kilimanjaro

boClimbing Kilimanjaro is truly an amazing and extraordinary experience. The spectacular views, unique flora, and achievement of trekking this mountain cannot be duplicated. For many, Kilimanjaro is a lifelong dream, for others a last minute adventure. If you decide to climb Kilimanjaro, be ready to reach deep, triumph over fears and challenges, and celebrate your climb for many years to come!

3. Homestay Experience

Spend some time living a Tanzanian family!  Really immerse yourself into the day- day life of Tanzanians. For most, this is a big step out of their comfort zone and takes a truly adventurous spirit- eating new foods, learning new customs, communicating with limited language skills!  A challenge and a learning opportunity; homestays usually result in lifelong friendships and ever lasting memories.


4. Camping Safari in the Serengeti

zebra- safari- knapp- picture- bomaafrica.jpgWorld famous and indescribable, the plains of Serengeti offer the classic picture of African wildlife. Here is where you are likely to see lions on the hunt for zebra, or the colossal migration of a million wildebeest. Serengeti is a designated world heritage site, as one the largest wildlife refuges worldwide, covering 14763 square km.

Camping in the wilds of Serengeti is a true adventure. Whether you are spotting hyenas as you go to the restroom, elephants are coming into camp, or you hear the sounds of lions as you try to sleep- it is an experience you will never forget.

5. Trek through Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Climb the active volcano, Oldoinyo Lengai

Though it stretches well beyond the crater rim, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is known for its stunning caldera. An extinct volcano, the crater floor has permanent water and rich pasture, making an ideal habitat for wildlife. Some of Tanzania’s last black rhinoceros live within the crater, though they can be difficult to spot. This conservation area is also a World Heritage Site, acknowledged for the harmonious relationship between its Maasai habitants and wildlife.

The Maasai are a semi nomadic pastoralist tribe, living in windowless smoky mud huts. A visit to their Boma reveals their everlasting traditional lifestyle, large polygamous families living and raising cattle for sustenance of life. Scattered throughout Kenya and Tanzania, the Maasai are known for their rites of circumcision, warrior status, and resonating chanting.

Trekking through the highlands takes you through genuine Maasai territory. Your Maasai guide and donkey porters accompany you until you come out at lake Natron. Finish with an intense midnight hike to the active volcano rim.


6. Hunting with the Hadzabe bushmen

tThe Hadzabe are one of the last nomadic hunter-gatherer societies that traditionally subsist on roots and fruits gathered by the women, and the meat hunted by the men. Their most common prey is baboon, and the second, zebra! Visiting the Hadzabe at the shores of Lake Eyasi gives you the opportunity to glance into their lifestyle, by seeing their grass huts and communities or by participating in hunting, gathering, jewellery making and more.

7. Chimpanzee Tracking

Gombe Stream National Park

This is Tanzania’s smallest park, only 52 square km, but it is distinguishing as it is home to man’s closest genetic relative, the chimpanzee. On the shores of Tanganyika, this park offers beach side camping, hiking, swimming, and snorkelling, and of course Chimpanzee trekking. World renowned for Jane Goodall’s research with chimps, Gombe Stream is rich in primates, and has few carnivores, making a great hiking and swimming destination. Gombe Stream is usually accessed by flight and boat ride.

Screen Shot 2018-02-05 at 9.48.29 AM.pngMahale Mountains National Park

Dominated mostly by the Mahale Mountain chain, this park also borders Lake Tanganyika. Hiking and swimming are astonishing here, however, the most common reason for visitors to Mahale is Chimpanzee Trekking. Your guide will lead you on a trek through the wilderness, looking for signs of recent chimp activity, such as nests and discarded fruit. Mahale Mountains is accessed by aircraft or watercraft, and its 1613 square km need at least 2 full days of exploration!

Contact Boma Africa for more information on traveling Tanzania: www.bomaafrica.com

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