Tanzania is, without a doubt, one of the greatest safari destinations in the world. The country offers wildlife experiences like no other and deserves to be on everyone’s adventure bucket list.
However, while many people dream of going on a safari in Tanzania, they don’t necessarily know what to expect or how to make the most of their experience. If you want to have a full-fledged safari experience in Tanzania, here are six things you should aim to do on your trip:
1. Spot ‘the big five animals in Tanzania Safari
Wondering what the big five animals are? Well, these are animals that are difficult to spot on foot. Spotting them is not as easy as it sounds, and seeing any – or all – of them on a game drive will leave you exhilarated. The big five animals are:
Good luck with trying to spot these animals during your safari!
2. Take part in a tribal Masai welcome dance
Hadzabe hunter gatherer tribe lives in Lake Eyasi basin. Charming welcome, fun dance moves and hunting games with you. There are less than 1,500 people remaining in this tribe, and it’s unlikely they will remain once my children are grown.
It’s one of the very unique tribes we have in the area. The last hunter-gatherers tribe left in Tanzania. Visit Lake Eyasi in the Northern circuit, home to the Hadzabe people. You will be fascinated by their clicking language and hunting techniques of the Hadzabe culture.
Join the Hadzabe and interact with them, and take part in so many activities, like how to make fire using two dry sticks, the way, which has been used for thousands of years. The Bushmen are so interactive and friendly who teach you how to use their bow and arrows, collecting some tubers, roots and fruits with the women or join the men on hunting. Hunting is done in the morning. You will follow the hunters behind and see how the hunting is done. Honey gathering is part of it, but this willdepend on the season.
The amazing tribe who resemble the Masai in culture. These people are also blacksmiths, as they make earings, bracelet, animal skin clothes, weapons, such as arrowheads and knives, which they trade with the bushmen. In addition, the lake Eyasi clients can enjoy sunsets and lots of birds, as well as onion plantations.
3. Experience one of the biggest migration of animals in the world - Wildebeest Migration
Many people who go on safari to Tanzania go solely to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration. Herds of one million wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle migrate annually from the Serengeti National Park to the Masai Mara National Reserve, with many picked off by predators along the way. Another Best of six unique things to do on a Tanzania Safari.
The migration is one of nature’s unique sights. If you manage to see it you’ll be captured by the power of so many animals travelling and migrating at once. A sight you wouldn’t want to miss.
4. Indulge in Tanzania Bird Watching Safari
Even if you don’t consider yourself a twitcher, when you take part in bird watching on a Tanzanian safari you won’t want to take your eyes off all the majestic birds. It’s quite possible to bird watch for hours on end and still not get bored.
Who would have known that Tanzania has so many varieties of birds that are so marvelous to look at? There are over one thousand species of birds across the country, which include:
Grey Crowned Crane
Red and Yellow Barbet
A safari is not just about experiencing the animals on the ground but the ones above too. They are just as beautiful and add to the true Tanzanian safari experience.
5. Experience a Tanzania Safari with an aerial view
Best of 10 Amazing Things To Do On Tanzania Safari. If keeping your feet on the ground isn’t enough for you then you should consider taking a hot air balloon ride.
It’s an extra early start, but so worth it. Seeing the awe-inspiring Serengeti and its many creatures on a safari from a completely different perspective is an experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life.
6. Check out a Hippo pool
Hippos are not rare animals (although they are one of Africa’s most dangerous animals), and there is a high chance you will see at least one whilst on a game drive. However, why not take it a step further and try to visit a unique hippo pool to check them out in their natural habitat.
If you decide to do that, you may see more than two hundred hippos gathered together in a pool, splashing water on each other in the heart of Serengeti. It is an experience on its own and something well worth the effort of seeing.
A safari in Tanzania has so much to offer. From diverse landscapes to amazing wildlife to the continuous changes in weather and the raw sense of adventure, once you go you will want to keep on visiting again and again!
7. City tours
When you want to experience Tanzania in and out, visit the city and discover different activities and history. Arusha city tours are one of the top activities you must add to your list. See the clock tower and National torch tower and discover the history from them and what they represent. Visit Masai market, filled with different items that you will love it. Get information on each of the artefacts and more.
8. Materuni tours: Materuni village, coffee and waterfalls tours
Head off the Tanzania adventure tourist trail Affordable Materuni safaris and, discover Tanzania’s cultural and natural attractions, on this private, full-day tour. Following pickup from your hotel either Arusha or Moshi, you will venture first to Materuni village.
Discover what local life is like, learn about the area’s cultural heritage, and even enjoy a coffee tour. Then, transfer to the Materuni Waterfalls, where you’ll eat lunch and soak up the scenery.
A private tour offers the most personal, flexible way to explore Materuni village. Discover how local Tanzanians live enjoy a coffee tour and lunch as part of your excursion and head to the Materuni Waterfalls for an escape into nature. Materuni day trips.
Affordable Materuni Waterfalls & coffee tour
The way to keep your day tour affordable is through booking with us Affordable Materuni Waterfalls & coffee tour at the best price guaranteed. Ride on a 4×4 4WD private jeep up close with nature and birdlife.
Materuni Waterfalls entrance fee
How much does a Materuni Day trip, village and waterfall visit cost? The price ranges between $250 – $350 per person, per trip based on the number of people on the trip. It will be on full board basis, private transport, entry fees, water and guide.
Materuni Waterfalls location
Materuni Waterfall is one of the waterfalls in the Mware River (Kilimanjaro Region, North East Tanzania). It is found in the village of Materuni on the edge of the Kilimanjaro mountain reserve. You will have a great time at Materuni Waterfall, which is located just 10 km from Moshi town. During your visit to Materuni village if the sky is clear, you will have a good view of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit.
· Hand sanitiser, available to travellers and staff
·Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
· Guides required to regularly wash hands – Safety precautions are provided by the tour operator
9. Bushwalk and Canoe in Lake Duluti
Go around the bush and get up close with nature and its beauty. Travel and work in a forest and hear the different sounds of birds and other species. Explore the canoeing trip at Lake Duluti with an exceptional riding team. Want to know more about the lake and its history? Visit our Tanzania top Safari Reviews online.
10. Go local Market + Taste local dishes
Go around the local market, interact with sellers to get the best price. Visit the Central market in Arusha and discover the varieties of goods and services..Go Shanga shanga and Tanzanite experience. Visit Masai market in Arusha and explore different shops selling different items.
Taste the local foods too, Mama ntilie, fruit, local juice, taste coffees in the street and much more.
Author: Gabriel Elibariki