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28 things to do in Tanzania

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#1in ArushaVisit Datooga tribe in ArushaVisit Datooga tribe in Arushaoddviser

More than 80 000 people of Datooga tribe inhabit North Tanzania. Their main settlements are placed at Lake Eyasi.

TZS 90000Lake Eyasi
#2in ArushaSee Maasai tribe dancing in ArushaSee Maasai tribe dancing in ArushaAnna Tet

Maasai men makes young warriors at the age of 15 jump to check if they are strong enough to defend the tribe.

#3in ArushaConquer Kilimanjaro in ArushaConquer Kilimanjaro in ArushaFelicity

Kilimanjaro is the highest alone standing mount in the world. Climbing the mount takes from 3 to 7 days.

TZS 4500000Kilimanjaro National Park
#4in ArushaSee the Great African Migration in ArushaSee the Great African Migration in Arushaoddviser

Millions of wildebeests and zebras move through Ngorongoro crater during rain season.

TZS 135000Ngorongoro conservation area
#5in ArushaSpot the Big five game in ArushaSpot the Big five game in ArushaAnna Tet

Elephant, rhino, cape buffalo, lion and leopard are main trophy of African hunting safari.

TZS 225000Serengeti national park
#6in ArushaHear volcano's roar in ArushaHear volcano's roar in Arushaoddviser

While Ol Doinyo Lengai erupting, the earth is trembling in Tanzania and Kenya. At all other times you need to reach the crater's top to hear the lava boiling.

Ol Doinyo Lengai
#7in ArushaTake a hot-air balloon ride over savannah in ArushaTake a hot-air balloon ride over savannah in ArushaAnna Tet

Hot-air balloon fly over savannah at a height of 10-12 meters.

TZS 1000000Serengeti national park
#1on ZanzibarSee red colobus monkey on ZanzibarSee red colobus monkey on Zanzibaroddviser

Endemic monkeys live in a sanctuary in Zanzibar. The park is open daily from 7:30 am till 5pm. Entrance ticket is $8.

TZS 18000
#2on ZanzibarBuy spices on ZanzibarBuy spices on Zanzibaroddviser

Plantations of cloves, cardamon, vanilla, nutmeg, turmeric and ginger grow on Zanzibar and Pemba islands. You can buy various spices at Darajani market.

Darajani Bazaar
#3on ZanzibarPlant seaweed in the ocean on ZanzibarPlant seaweed in the ocean on Zanzibaroddviser

When the tide is low locals plant seaweed on the bottom of the ocean. You can join them at ocean farm in Paje village.

Paje village
#4on ZanzibarBuy seafood on Fish Day on ZanzibarBuy seafood on Fish Day on Zanzibaroddviser

Fish Day takes place on Fridays in Stone Town. In the evening traders set stalls at the seaside and sell various kinds of char-grilled seafood. Dishes are much cheaper than at restaurants.

#5on ZanzibarSee celebration of Zoroastrian New Year on ZanzibarSee celebration of Zoroastrian New Year on Zanzibaroddviser

The holiday is celebrated with Mwaka Kogwa festival in July.

FREEMakunduchi
#6on ZanzibarVisit the island of black wizards on ZanzibarVisit the island of black wizards on ZanzibarFelicity

Pemba island is considered to be the centre of black magic in Africa. Ask a local tour operator where to find a shaman.

Pemba island
#7on ZanzibarFeed giant tortoises on ZanzibarFeed giant tortoises on Zanzibaroddviser

Prison island harbours Aldabra giant tortoises. Some of them are more than 100 years old. They are friendly, so you can feed and even pat them.

TZS 12000Prison island
#8on ZanzibarRide a dhow boat on ZanzibarRide a dhow boat on Zanzibaroddviser

Light sailing vessels have been made in East Africa and India for more than 400 years. You can find a dhow boat on Nungwi beach in the north of Zanzibar.

#9on ZanzibarSwim with dolphins on ZanzibarSwim with dolphins on Zanzibaroddviser

Kizimkazi bay is the place where you can see dolphins and swim with them. Boats run here from Kizimkazi at about 6-6:30am. Price of $10 includes flippers and snorkeling mask.

TZS 23000Kizimkazi village
#1in Dar es SalaamTry Konyagi in Dar es SalaamTry Konyagi in Dar es Salaamoddviser

35% alcohol drink is made from distilled sugar cane. It looks like vodka, but tastes like a milder version of gin. All bars in Dar es Salaam offer their local spirit.

TZS 10000
#8in ArushaSee millions of flamingos in ArushaSee millions of flamingos in Arushaoddviser

Every summer millions of lesser flamingos nestle on the bank of lake Natron.

FREELake Natron
#9in ArushaSee a sausage tree in ArushaSee a sausage tree in Arushaoddviser

Kigelia tree fruits resemble sausages and are used in medicine (consuming fresh is poisonous!). They grow all around tropical Africa.

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#10in ArushaSee blue-balled monkeys in ArushaSee blue-balled monkeys in Arushaoddviser

Come to the Serengeti national park from December to April - after a rainy season here you'll see hundreds of animals among which monkeys with blue scrotum.

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#2in Dar es SalaamBuy kanga in Dar es SalaamBuy kanga in Dar es Salaamoddviser

Traditional African piece of colourful cloth. Each kanga has a Swahili saying patterned on it. You can buy the traditional garment in shops and souvenir stalls in Dar es Salaam.

TZS 10000
#11in ArushaBuy tanzanites in ArushaBuy tanzanites in Arushaoddviser

Tanzanites are blue semiprecious stones that are extracted only in Arusha. It is better to buy them in jewelry stores with certificates.

#1in KigomaSee the biggest in the world population of chimpanzees in KigomaSee the biggest in the world population of chimpanzees in Kigomaoddviser

Come to Mahale Mountains Park during dry season - from mid May till mid October - to see more than 1000 chimpanzees.

TZS 180000Mahale Mountains National Park
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