Check out this docu-series that follows aerial park designers, Steve and Clayton, as they build zipline parks from the ground up!
- A cable stretched between two points that people slide down or across by using gravity for amusement or travel. People usually wear a harness attached to a pulley or trolley by a lanyard or rope.
- Canopy Tour
- A route or trail set in the canopy of the forest. May include aerial bridges and ziplines.
- Suspension Bridge
- A bridge that the deck (the load bearing area/ where you walk or drive) is hung below horizontal suspension cables that are attached to vertical beams or supports.
- Via Ferrata
- A via ferrata, “iron road”, is a safe rock climbing route. Climbers are attached to a cable that remains secured throughout the climb, so any falls are minimal.
- Aerial Park
- These recreational parks are usually designed to accommodate a large variety of guests, and elements include ropes courses, obstacle courses, swinging bridges, ziplines and more. Guests clip into an overhead cable so they cannot actually fall as they go around the course. Courses are often suspended in trees, or can be in free standing towers.
The world’s longest zipline is in the United Arab Emirates, and spans 2.8 km. Check it out!
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!
Tanzania’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
Climbing 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
World 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
The 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.
Mahale 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
Tanzip Zipline is located in a semi-arid landscape, just minutes from the lush village of Mto wa Mbu, and just beside the wetlands of Lake Miwaleni. The amazing baobab trees that can survive in this landscape are both majestic to see and noteworthy for their many uses. Tanzip’s eco- zipline decks and tree house refreshment stand are built around the hefty trunks of these uniquely African trees.
The baobab tree is known as the quintessential tree of Africa. It’s considered one of the giants of Tarangire National Park of Tanzania, and grows in 32 African countries.
In the rainy season it’s gigantic trunk sucks up water (up to 120,000 L!) and stores it for the dry season. This way it continues to bear fruit year round. It’s bark can be used to make rope, and it’s leaves are edible. The fruit is very interesting as it does not fall off the tree and spoil. It will stay hung and dry out for up to 6 months. Once dried it has a shelf life of up to 3 years without preservation. The dried fruit comes away from it’s seeds in a powder that can be used in beauty products, as thickener for jam or gravy, as sweetener in juices, and is even used to make ice cream and beer! They can also be eaten as is, or with a sweet and sour candy coating, which is a favourite among African children! The baobab fruit is very nutritionally dense, with high levels of vitamin C and antioxidants, among many other nutrients.
Baobab trees were featured in Disney’s The Lion King, as well as the children’s book, The Little Prince.