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Africa: Getting Away From The Tourist Traps And Into Real Luxury In Tanzania

Zanzibar, Africa

When it comes to truly having an adventure holiday, then the seasoned traveller is always going to look to Africa. However, the truth is that many places on the continent have become tourist traps. There are crowds everywhere, so finding a place where you can escape that, to get a real sense of luxury, of isolation, and of exploration, is truly a treasure. Here, we’re going to look at why Tanzania and its surrounding locales might be just the place to find that treasure.

Into the wild

Elephant Safari
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It’s not exactly the most unpopular choice, but having a safari excursion when in Africa should be a bucket-list item for just about everyone. If you organise your own private tour, then it’s just going to be you, your guides, and the wild. The Tanzanian region has plenty of world-class reserves, too, like the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where you’re likely to see elephants, lions, buffalo, and many more protected creatures in one of the few natural environments they have left in the world. Truly a rarity to be enjoyed.

Your own paradise

That national urge to keep what is most beautiful about the land continues off the shore, as well. The idyllic island retreat is dead in most parts of the world, with pop-up tourist stops inviting flocks to just about every scrap of land they can find. However, conversationalist treasures like Thanda Island offer the genuine article. There are a few of these tiny, undisturbed specks of land giving the chance to enjoy privacy, peace, and jaw-dropping beauty away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist traps.

Rise above it all

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Africa
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As the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, Kilimanjaro isn’t exactly hidden away. Indeed, around the mountain, you will find plenty of tourists and tourism hungry businesses crowding around it. But taking a tour up the mountain through many of the different available hiking and climbing trails for people of all different skill levels, is both exhilarating and serene all at once. You get one of the best views of the whole horizon around you, miles above the hubbub. For those who really want to fully climb the mountain, being mentally and physically prepared is key, but there are easier routes up, even if you might not get as high.

Dive into history

It’s not one of the most lauded aspects of Tanzania, but the historical and cultural roots of the country are fascinating to explore if you want a day or two of quiet inspiration. The House of Wonders in Stone Town, Zanzibar, calls back to the days of Sultans with displays of opulence, military, and traditional history from throughout the ages. Not too far are the Hamamni Persian Baths, once a social hub of the town, now a gorgeous attraction for visitors.

Whether it’s exploring some of the most fascinating cross-breeds of histories and cultures, or escaping to your own little island, the region of Tanzania has a lot to offer. And for most of it, you’re guaranteed to have some peace to enjoy it.

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