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Outdoor Adventures in Tanzania

By Viator, August 2017

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From single- or multi-day Serengeti safaris to serious Kilimanjaro treks, Tanzania was made for adventure. When visiting, the question isn't if you'll have adventurous experiences, but rather which ones you'll take. See below for your options.

Safari Day Trips
It's possible to get a taste of Tanzania's famous wildlife in as little as a single day. Depending on where you're staying, day safaris can take you into a variety of national parks, including Arusha, Mikumi, and Lake Manyara. From Arusha, you can also journey to the world's largest volcanic crater, the UNESCO-listed Ngorongoro Crater, home to more than 25,000 mammals, including elephants, baboons, leopards, and lions. Even the rare black rhino resides here. Tarangire National Park, known as the "Elephant Playground" for the herds of some 300 individuals that hang out along the Tarangire River, is accessible on a day trip too.

Multi-Day Safaris
The more time you have, the more of Tanzania's staggering biodiversity you'll get to experience. Multi-day safaris range from a three-day excursion into the Serengeti to a two-week trip that includes Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Lake Manyara, plus a good chance of spotting the Big Five. Plan your visit for the start of the dry season in June for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the spectacular mass wildebeest migration.

Kilimanjaro Climbs
Some come to Tanzania for the wildlife, and others come to conquer Kilimanjaro. The dormant volcano is Africa's highest peak and the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. Climbers can make the return journey in six or seven days following a variety of routes, depending on the stops made along the way.

Exploring Zanzibar
The tiny archipelago of Zanzibar has a completely different vibe from the rest of Tanzania—and a completely different set of outdoor adventures. Set sail around the islands on a traditional dhow for a day of swimming, snorkeling, and sunning. On Prison Island, 30 minutes by boat from Stone Town, you can observe giant land tortoises or snorkel off the beach, while a nature trail winding through the Jozani Forest offers the opportunity to spot the rare Red Colobus Monkey, as well as a number of other endemic species.

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3-Day Serengeti Safari from Arusha, Arusha, null
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3-Day Serengeti Safari from Arusha

Tanzania is a safari paradise with stunning scenery, abundant wildlife and diverse cultures. This tour will take you to Ngorongoro Crater where you can enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $1,243.00
Full-Day Safari to Tarangire National Park from Arusha, Arusha, Multi-day Tours
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Full-Day Safari to Tarangire National Park from Arusha

This is an ultimate day trip from Arusha, You can book at any time of your convenience,  You will enjoy and experience nature, wildlife, habit and habitat of ...  Read more

Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Duration: Flexible

From USD $295.00
2-Day Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater Private Safari from Arusha, Arusha, Safaris
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2-Day Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater Private Safari from Arusha

Visit Lake Manyara National Park and Ngorongoro Crater on a two-day, private safari tour from Arusha that includes park entrance fees, meals, and ...  Read more

Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $1,000.00
Zanzibar Food and Spices Tour Including Traditional Swahili Lunch, Zanzibar City, Overnight Tours
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Zanzibar Food and Spices Tour Including Traditional Swahili Lunch

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Learn the true meaning behind Zanzibar’s nickname of ‘Spice Island’ on this 4-hour food-and-spice-oriented tour. With a local guide, dig deep into the island’s ...  Read more

Location: Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.00
Prison Island Half-Day Tour from Zanzibar, Zanzibar City, Cultural Tours
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Prison Island Half-Day Tour from Zanzibar

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Changuu Island also known as Prison Island lies about 30 min by boat from Stone Town. The island was formerly owned by an Arab and saw use for confinement of ...  Read more

Location: Zanzibar Town, Tanzania
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00
Full-Day Zanzibar Island Tour from Dar Es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Half-day Tours
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Full-Day Zanzibar Island Tour from Dar Es Salaam

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Enjoy day trip to Zanzibar Island from Dar Es Salaam in a private or with a small group. While accompanied by an English-speaking guide, learn about the vast ...  Read more

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $400.00
Zanzibar Spice Farm Half-Day Walking Tour, Zanzibar City, Day Trips
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Zanzibar Spice Farm Half-Day Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

This guided tour offers a look at small farms in the rural area that grow cloves, vanilla, nutmeg, cardamom and other spices, medicinal and ornamental plants, ...  Read more

Location: Zanzibar Town, Tanzania
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00
Full-Day Ngorongoro Crater Tour from Arusha, Arusha, Half-day Tours
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Full-Day Ngorongoro Crater Tour from Arusha

Journey to the world's largest volcanic caldera, Ngorongoro Crater. Experience this UNESCO Heritage Site that is home to more than 25,000 large mammals. ...  Read more

Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $598.00
Menai Bay Sailing Trip from Zanzibar, Zanzibar City, Day Trips
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Menai Bay Sailing Trip from Zanzibar

This full-day small group sailing excursion departs the fishing village of Fumba, for the Menai Bay conservation area aboard a traditional and locally made ...  Read more

Location: Zanzibar Town, Tanzania
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $180.00
6-Day Rongai Route Trek to Kilimanjaro from Arusha with Mountain Camping, Arusha, Sailing Trips
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6-Day Rongai Route Trek to Kilimanjaro from Arusha with Mountain Camping

The Rongai route offers the opportunity to witness the Mawenzi volcano, the second highest peak of Kilimanjaro, and the magnificent saddle between Mawenzi and ...  Read more

Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Duration: 6 days (approx.)

From USD $3,750.00

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