- This place is known for it's cuisine
- This place is adventurous, novices beware!
- This place is known for outdoors and nature
- This place has some interesting wildlife
- This place offers a beach vacation
During the Summer the average high temperature is Moderate (50-70F)
For the most part, the cost of hotels, food, etc... here is average
Overall, the crime here is average
Tanzania is a friendly, breath taking country in East Africa. Itís home to the Serengeti, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar and more. Mysteries will unfold like flower petals in the spring as you explore this country. Although itís home to many travelers dream destinations, youíll find plenty of unexpected treasures to supplement the famous natural wonders. Youíll spot iconic creatures like lions and zebras on safari. If youíre lucky, youíll also make local friends and be invited over for a dinner of traditional Tanzanian dishes.Cuisine
Tanzanianís have a bit of a sweet tooth, especially in the morning. For breakfast, try a mandazi, itís sweet and similar to a donut and eateries throughout Tanzania bake them fresh every morning. Pair it with coffee or chai maziwa (hot chai with milk and sugar). Tanzania is known for its coffee production, but most restaurants donít serve it. If youíre looking for local beans, by them whole and bring them home for a souvenir.
For lunch or dinner, sample ugali, a dish similar to polenta. Itís served alongside many meals like roasted meats or at the bottom of a bowl of stew. For something really flavorful and Tanzanian, try the Mtori Ė beef cooked with bananas. Another hearty treat (and one youíll find at many roadside food stalls) is chips mayai Ė fries cooked into eggs like an omelet and optionally topped with chili sauce.Nature
For hikers, the highlight of a trip to Tanzania is Mount Kilimanjaro. The tallest mountain in Africa is legendary the world over and many travel to Tanzania solely to hike part or all of the mountain. Trekking to the summit of Kilimanjaro is a serious undertaking. The hike itself takes several days and proper preparation takes much longer. Day hikers can climb part of the mountain on any of the six official trails.
Tanzania is a wildlife wonderland. Head to any of the many National Parks to glimpse the local flora and fauna. Or go on safari. Many of the safaris take place in the National Parks but with a guide and the opportunity to camp in the park youíll most likely see more animals and gain a deeper understanding of the land.
Tanzaniaís beaches are a well-kept secret. The coast of the mainland has some spectacular sands, but heading to the islands like Zanzibar and Bongoyo are alluring. You can lounge on the sand, SCUBA dive, snorkel, or even swim with whale sharks.Search for Deals
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