Adventure Holidays in Tanzania

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Whether you’re an adventure junkie or just like a little bit of a kick now and again, Tanzania has plenty of adventure options, from climbing Kilimanjaro to walking with Bushmen.

One of the major draw cards to Tanzania is, of course, a safari, not least because of the spectacular wildlife that roam the bush. Our favourite camps do not only offer 4x4 game drives, but walking safaris, riding safaris and even bushmen safaris.

Manyara Ranch is one such camp that offers numerous activities including walking and riding safaris, and the Selous and parts of the Serengeti are also fantastic for walking and allow guests to get closer to the action.

We also recommend adding an extra element of adventure to safari with a night's Fly Camping in either the Serengeti or Selous, where guests sleep in the heart of the bush with just a bedroll and simple tent.

Tanzania, however, is not just about finding the Big Five and there are other adventures to be had, such as tracking chimps in Greystoke Mahale in the west, trekking in the Gol Mountains, climbing Kilimanjaro and living with the Hadzabe Bushmen - cousins of Kalahari Bushmen - in the north.

Not to be forgotten of course is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, a fairly challenging climb but one that can be done by most with the correct boots and a certain level of fitness.

Finally, Tanzania's coastline has fantastic diving, in particularly off Pemba and Mafia. Mafia is home to Tanzania's first marine park and some of the richest coral reefs in the world. There are also only a handful of hotels, including one of our favourites Chole Mjini, so there's no need to compete with the crowds.

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