Tanzania is one of the biggest countries in East Africa it has the most natural and geographical features including the Serengeti National Park and the animal-packed Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Tanzania is also home to the famous Mount Kilimanjaro, which unfortunately I have not had the chance to climb up, but it is on the bucket list!
Over the week that I spent in Tanzania where are some of the highlights:
- I started off by visiting the wildlife inside the open-air savannah of the Ngorongoro Crater. It was in here when I spotted my first sights on the black rhino and other magnificent animals including lions, springboks, wilder beasts, hyenas, warthogs, kudu, elephants, giraffes and many more.
Next on my agenda was the World famous Serengeti National Park, and it was magnificent I got the chance to camp inside the national park surrounded by the sounds of the African wilderness, without any fences surrounding our campsite it was truly in the midst of nature and was a lifetime experience. In the morning we went on a game drive in search of Africa’s “Big 5”. I would recommend this highly as it was an incredible adventure. It was this part of my adventure that I loved the most, I had always wanted to go to Africa and see the lions in the wild. I was even lucky enough to watch the lions and their cubs walk up next to our safari car as they were passing by.
Zanzibar Island also known as “Spice Island” is situated on the Swahili Coast adjacent to Tanzania, I caught the ferry across from Dar es Salaam. This island is personally one of my favourite islands that I have travelled to. It is full of history as it was one of the major starting points for most East African explorers in the quest for new land. I stayed at a beautiful beach hotel, which opened out onto the white sandy beaches. It was a very relaxing few days and I would recommend the island to everyone who enjoys a relaxing getaway that is very scenic.
Prison Island next to Zanzibar is a must see! It has the most photographic beaches with white sand and crystal blue water. These beaches are covered with the most colourful starfish I have ever seen but the starfish are not the only attraction, this island is full of giant tortoises, which are really impressive (1 was 156 years old!) and for a small donation you can go inside the closure and pat them