Reasons to Visit Tanzania

Icon August 26, 2019
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Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas. They include the plains of Serengeti National Park, a safari Mecca populated by the “big five” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), and Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain. Offshore lie the tropical islands of Zanzibar, with a marine park home to whale sharks and coral reefs. Wildlife, beaches, friendly people, fascinating cultures – Tanzania has all these and more wrapped up in one adventurous, welcoming package. If you’re not exploring the island of Zanzibar, why not set off to Kilimanjaro with your Tanzanian Visa

Tanzania is one of the many gifts from Africa, with its enthralling wildlife and compelling yet beautiful nature; here are the reasons why you should go with Grosvenor Travels and Tours.

Mount Kilimanjaro

Located in North Eastern Tanzania, Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and can be seen from far into Kenya. The mountain represents a powerful life force for the local Chagga people and all those who have made their lives around the mountain, providing rich volcanic soils for agriculture and an endless source of pure spring waters. 75,000 people climb Kilimanjaro every year so it is not the most untouched mountain, nor is it the most arduous, however it is still an awe inspiring sight to behold and highly recommended for anyone with even a vague interest in mountaineering

The Serengeti

Welcome to one of the greatest wildlife-watching destinations on earth. The Serengeti is definitely a contender for the best safari in Africa and it’s the reason many people choose to come to Tanzania in the first place. Vast and open this national park is teeming with all the wildlife you can imagine and stretches for miles and miles. The name ‘Serengeti’ actually means ‘endless plains’ in the Maasai language.The great wildebeest migration is one of the best things to see in Tanzania and takes place in Serengeti National Park. It is a  once in a lifetime experience and on the bucket list of many a traveler to Africa.


The Ngorongoro Crater


A jewel in Tanzania’s crown is the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and haven to a wondrous array of animal life which makes the crater a “must do” on any visit to Tanzania. The backdrop of the crater walls makes for some stunning photographic opportunities as you see the animals wander through the grasslands on the crater floor towards the lake.


If you want to get a true Swahili experience without the hordes of tourists, then head to Bagamoyo, a historical fishing town about  an hour and 45 minutes north of Dar es Salaam. Bagamoyo has a chilled out vibe and is a great place to spend a few days, visiting the historical sites, eating fresh seafood and just being.



What better way to round off a safari adventure through Tanzania than to spend some time relaxing in Zanzibar on one of its beautiful white sand beaches. Also known as the “Spice Island”, make sure to visit Stone Town to explore its spice markets and superb Arabic architecture. If diving is more your thing, then learn to dive at one of the many dive centers the local resorts boast – the waters around the island are very clear and host a huge diversity of marine life.

Whether you are a honeymoon couple, a group of friends, traveling with family or flying solo, Zanzibar has a place for you. The beautiful island is one of the most popular places to visit in Tanzania and no wonder. Its crystal clear waters, stunning beaches and, stunning resorts, B&B’s and lodges make it a heavenly place on earth.

Wildlife and Bird life

Tanzania has the largest concentration and diversity of animals in Africa and there are over 1000 bird species to spot in the country. Tanzania is home to some of the world’s most treasured national parks and game reserves including the Selous Game Reserve, which is the world’s largest game reserve and home  to more than 120,000 elephants, 160,000 buffalos and 2000 rhinos. Selous is also home to large concentrations of hippos, crocodiles and wild dogs.

The Food

If you are an absolute foodie then try some native African cuisine such as Nyma Choma, prepared from grilled mutton, fish or chicken. It is often served with baked bananas on the side. Also try Pilau, a rice dish, which is made from either chicken, fish, mutton or hardboiled eggs, served with kachumbari, a salad prepared from onion, tomatoes and chili pepper. Can be spicy at times, just ask for it. The street food is totally worth trying on your Tanzania trip and local markets are among the best places to visit in Tanzania to soak up some real culture.


As a travel enthusiast and passionate lover of Mother Africa why don’t you take the opportunity and enjoy the beautiful Tanzania.

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