Every holiday starts with a vision.
Maybe the vision was born in your childhood, after looking into the eyes of a lion in a zoo and wondering where these oversized cats come from. I’ll go there someday, you thought, where lions roam free.
Maybe your family went backpacking every summer and it was full of bliss: to follow trails and scramble up mountaintops and sleep under curtains of stars.
Maybe you spent your childhood playing in swimming pools, oceans and beaches, and scuba diving or snorkeling has now become your favorite hobby.
If your vision includes wildlife, mountains, or beaches, then put Tanzania on your bucket list. The country has fascinating flora and fauna. Wild ones. It’s got volcanoes. Active ones. The islands boast world-class diving and beaches. Blindingly white ones.
But most importantly, this country has heart. Big ones!
Tanzania: The Perfect Combination of Awe.
To narrow a list of ten attractions in Tanzania is difficult, like choosing the best grains of sand from your favorite beach—the entire place is the highlight! Similarly, it is the country’s complete package that delivers indelible memories. Sure, each activity will impress you to no end, but the true magic lies in their combination: from city to savannah, from lakes to volcanoes to white beaches, the sum of Tanzania’s highlights is far greater than their parts.
Ocean / Beach
Zanzibar. Spoiler alert! The Spice Islands are 100% all they’re chalked up to be. Set your expectations high, because nothing spells relax-and-restore than 4-6 days of beachcombing, snorkeling and diving in Zanzibar after your safari or mountain climb.
Pemba. Perhaps this smaller, idyllic island was what Zanzibar might have been a few decades ago. Choose Pemba if you’ve got a Robinson Crusoe fetish or seek world-class diving. It’s a dream honeymoon destination, too. And if you’re a nature-lover, it’s enough just to visit for sightings of the endemic Pemba flying fox!