While you might not get to drink honey wine with the elders of the Maasai tribe, like Jack Maxwell (host of "Booze Traveler"), a visit to the great Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a definite must when in Tanzania. A World Heritage Site since 1979, the conserved area has many draws, but its Ngoronogoro crater is No. 1. It’s the 6th largest unbroken caldera on earth.
Locals and tourists walk along the beach between Kendwa and Nungwi in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
The highest peak on the continent of Africa at 19,336 feet, Mount Kilimanjaro isn’t as treacherous of a climb as some may think. With seven different official routes used to ascend and descend the mountain, park’s employees have made the summit an obtainable goal for anyone who is willing to put in a little training and fortitude.
Ndarakwai Ranch Safari
Visit Ndarakwai Ranch Safari to see the “Big Five” before they’re gone. Boasting 16 individual tents in the middle of 11,000 protected acres of the Ngoronogoro Conservation Area, the ranch grows its own food, is staffed by local villagers and gets its water straight from Mount Kilimanjaro (filtered before drinking). If you’re looking for an eco-friendly safari, you’ll find it here.
Located in the Grumeti Reserves in northern Tanzania, Singita Sasakwa Lodge is a great place to stay, relax and still explore Tanzania’s great, untouched wilderness.
If you’re the type who prefers sleeping under the stars but don’t want to lose the luxury of a lodge, try camping, at the Tanzania Experience. This is glamping at its finest, complete with your own personal chef and safari guide to the game preserve.
Stone Town, Zanzibar City
A visit to Tanzania isn’t complete without stopping off in Zanzibar City’s Stone Town. Grab a quick bite to eat at the Tea House Restaurant for their wonderful local cuisine and rooftop seating for a great view of the ocean. You might also see local children taking turns jumping into the sea.
Before leaving Stone Town, visit Darajani Market for local goods and spices.