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7 Things To Tick Off Your Bucket List When In Tanzania

   
   

7 Things To Tick Off Your Bucket List When In Tanzania

Tanzania is an East African country known for its Safari populated by the ‘big five’ game – elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino.

Tanzania is visited every year by tourist from all over the world who wants to spot the animals in their natural habitat and also generally love nature. The country is also the home to Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro which is also visited every year. 

7 Things To Tick Off Your Bucket List When In Tanzania

If you are a lover of nature too, here are tips on things you should tick off your bucket list when in Tanzania.

Participate In The Maasai Tribal Welcome Dance 

7 Things To Tick Off Your Bucket List When In Tanzania

When tourists visit the Safari, the Maasai tribe welcomes them with a lively dance, which consists of chanting in combination with the men jumping high and the women performing in a rhythmic bouncing motion. It is usually a beautiful performance to watch and a memory that can’t be forgotten easily. 

Spot The Big Five 

   
   

7 Things To Tick Off Your Bucket List When In Tanzania

If you are traveling all the way to Africa for an African safari there is little doubt that one of the things you will want to do is spot the Big Five, the five animals that are said to be the hardest to hunt on foot. This highly coveted group includes the African elephant, leopard, lion, Cape buffalo, and the ever so elusive rhino. 

Stand In Ngorongoro Crater 

7 Things To Tick Off Your Bucket List When In Tanzania

Ngorongoro crater is not only a great place to spot the big five and interact with the Maasai people, but you also have the opportunity to stand in a crater(so it really is worthwhile going to the Ngorongoro crater). However, make sure there are no animals lurking close by, and to do it without much risk, take your tour in a rover. 

Witness The Wildebeest Migration 

7 Things To Tick Off Your Bucket List When In Tanzania

The annual wildebeest migration is where herds of the animals migrate from Serengeti National Park to the greener pastures of the Maasai Mara National Reserve.

With the number of wildebeest estimating at over 1 million, plus hundreds of thousands of other animals, this immense movement is powerful and the singular reason many travelers go on an African Safari in Tanzania.

See A Kneeling Warthog 

7 Things To Tick Off Your Bucket List When In Tanzania

Warthogs are an easy find while on safari in Tanzania, but it is a little bit hard finding one kneeling on its front legs to eat. 

This position is used for eating grasses on the low ground because their necks are short and their legs are long. They have adapted nicely by creating calloused kneepads.

So, when you find out, you might as well capture the moment. 

Go Birdwatching 

7 Things To Tick Off Your Bucket List When In Tanzania

One of the most fun things to do in Tanzania apart from spotting the big five is bird watching, with an incredible variety of birds to be seen, 

With over 1000 species, some you may be able to spot are the Grey Crowned Crane, Malachite Kingfisher, Red-and-Yellow Barbet, Nubian Woodpecker. They are a great sight to watch. 

See A Hippo Pool 

   
   

You will probably stumble upon a hippopotamus or two on your safari game drive, but what is more unique is to see a cluster of active hippos sloshing about in the water. At the Hippo Pool in Central Serengeti, it’s possible to encounter up to an

7 Things To Tick Off Your Bucket List When In Tanzania

impressive 200.

   
   

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