6 Must Visit Unique Destinations in Tanzania
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Known for its vast wilderness areas, Tanzania is an East African country that has much more to offer than just being ones of the world’s greatest destinations to safari. Visit the plains of the Serengeti National Park for the chance to see an elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo or rhino, or in safari speak, better known as the ‘Big Five’.

Adventure junkies flock to Kilimanjaro National Park to tackle climbing Africa’s highest mountain. And there is always the turquoise blue waters and white sand beaches of Zanzibar Island, a tried and true great Tanzanian escape to relax destination.

However, every adventure needs a unique twist or the chance to visit somewhere off the beaten path – that’s what makes it memorable! Read on to find out more about 10 places in Tanzania that you probably didn’t know existed…

Lake Chala

Lake Chala conjointly referred to as Lake Challa, is a 250,000-year-old crater lake that straddles the border between Kenya and Tanzania. Set against a dramatic volcanic backdrop the lake is enclosed by a steep crater rim with a height of up to one hundred seventy metres (560 ft) in places. Fed entirely by underground springs from Mt Kilimanjaro, you will be amazed at the turquoise blue and green waters which are surrounded by endemic plants, trees, and wildlife. Lake Chala really is one of Tanzania's hidden gems, located around 3 hours from Arusha it is well worth adding to your itinerary.

Kikuletwa Hot Springs

Located in the middle of a semi-arid landscape and surrounded by sprawling fig trees, Kikuletwa Hot Springs is only a 90-minute drive from Moshi or Arusha. The crystal clear water bubbling from underground springs and green sprawling fix trees tend to appear out of nowhere in this dry landscape. Once used as a hunting ground for Europeans during the 1800s, many different tribes now call this peaceful oasis home. The game has long since migrated but it is still a haven to a large variety of birds and many animal species. This is the perfect destination to take a swim and relax after a Kilimanjaro climb or to break up being on safari.

Mto Wa Mbu

Looking for authentic cultural interaction and a chance to experience a local community, then be sure to mark a stopover at Mto Wa Mbu. With around 120 tribes residing in the village, it's a cross-cultural melting pot offering the most exotic mix of languages and customs found anywhere in Tanzania. Be on the lookout for a chance to try the local craft brew, Mbege or also known as Banana Beer.  The process to hand make this brew is labour-intensive and time-consuming as it is made without the aid of modern technology.

Saadani National Park

What makes Saadani National Park unique?  It is the only wildlife sanctuary in Tanzania that borders the Indian Ocean. This national park, which was once a game reserve from 1969 to 2005, offers the chance to witness wildlife basking along the shores which make for a very unique sight whilst on safari. The protected area is a lion conservation area but also has an abundance of buffalo, giraffes, hippopotamus, crocodiles, warthogs and lots more. Keep your eyes peeled as you may even see a leopard!

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