Tanzania

Explore Tanzania with Dikop Tour & Safari

Dikop Tour & Safari offers Tanzania safari vacations and other Tanzanian tours to experience this amazing country and its many sights, sounds, smells, and tastes. After you’ve experienced the many beautiful game parks in Tanzania like Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Lake Manyara National Park, you might want to explore other destinations in this incredible country as well. With our Tanzania tours and safaris, there’s no limit to the sights you can see and the experiences you can have.

All About Tanzania

As one of Africa’s most popular safari destinations, there’s no wonder many travelers want to explore and experience everything Tanzania has to offer. This east African country, which borders Uganda, Kenya, Zambia and Malawi has great weather all year round with varying landscapes and spectacular wildlife. Here are seven things you should know before visiting. This includes a map. I do not have one so I will not be able to complete that part in time for my deadline. But it does give a good outline of what information is needed to be included in my description for future reference when creating a description for another country or place.

History of Tanzania

The territory of present-day Tanzania has been inhabited since at least 2200 BCE. The country’s striking landforms are the product of ancient volcanism, massive rifting and plate tectonics. A succession of indigenous kingdoms flourished along these east African coastlines. The most powerful was Kanem, which flourished in what is now Chad and Nigeria from c. 500 to 1000 CE. In about 1480 a new kingdom emerged on Zanzibar Island; it eventually controlled all of what later became Tanzania as well as large parts of modern Kenya and Mozambique. From about 1500, Portuguese trading posts and forts competed for influence in the region with Omani Arabs.

Top Destinations in Tanzania

Zanzibar, Selous Game Reserve, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park & Mount Kilimanjaro are among some of Tanzania’s most popular destinations. Wildlife buffs will want to spend at least three days on a game drive in Selous Game Reserve; adventure seekers should climb Mount Kilimanjaro to see what lies beyond its peak (at about 19,341 feet above sea level, it’s highest freestanding mountain in the world). Zanzibar is famous for its coral beaches. The island also offers scuba diving, snorkeling and boat tours. For those who prefer more relaxing pursuits, there are excellent hotels along Zanzibar’s coast as well as resorts around Lake Manyara.

Expectations in Tanzania

In Tanzania, you’ll find more than just a few of Africa’s top safari attractions. You’ll also be able to explore one of Africa’s most incredible ecosystems. The flora and fauna in Tanzania are beautiful, exotic and unlike anything else on Earth. Soak in these natural wonders on your trip to one of Africa’s most stunning destinations. From stunning waterfalls and majestic mountains to endless savannas and white-sand beaches, your experience will be unforgettable! Our staff is ready to help plan your next adventure in Tanzania. Contact us today for more information about planning an unforgettable vacation. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Activities To Do In Tanzania

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MANYARA TUK TUK VILLAGE RIDE

People who don’t have time, energy or the ability to walk in the village, can do a village tour in a Tuk Tuk. Being light, small and easy to ride this vehicle is ideal to get between farms and local houses. A Tuk Tuk can carry up to three passengers on a bench seat behind and a driver and a guide. The sides of the vehicle are open so you can still have a great feeling of being outside and connected with the people and places. The village tour will last around 2 hours and takes you to farms, local houses, schools, milling machines, churches and much more.

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MANYARA NATIONAL PARK NIGHT GAME DRIVE

Game drive through Manyara National Park after dark to experience a whole new level of safari. Manyara National Park have good reliable water year-round and animals here are in prime condition making wildlife viewing even better. The less seen animals are generally active at night and Lake Manyara National Park are full of them! Porcupines, genets and civet cats are frequent visitors to the forest. Hippos are nocturnal animals (active by night) and it is highly likely to see many of these beasts grazing on the side of the road. 

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MANYARA VILLAGE WALK - MTO WA MBU

Visit Mto Wa Mbu village for a great cultural experience with an experienced, English-speaking guide who grew up in the village. Visit local farms, food markets, rice paddies, Banana Beer Bar and local activities.

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MANYARA MOUNTAIN BIKING TO THE LAKE SHORE

Experience local cultures from your bike on a 3-hour mountain bike ride through the farming village of Mto Wa Mbu. You visit local farms, schools, church, milling machine, a local bar and enjoy the sights and sounds of this vibrant village. Cycle to the lake shore where there are stunning vistas of the lake, the Rift Valley Wall and small herds of wildlife. The ride is on fairly flat single tracks outside of the National Park.

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FOREST HIKE - THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY

Hike down the Great Rift Valley, through a dense ground water forest. View birds, monkeys, bush buck and other forest animals. Immerse yourself in the sounds of the forest while the fresh streams and waterfalls surrounding you.

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LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK CANOEING

Lake Manyara is home to an incredible array of bird life, including thousands of pink-hued flamingos. You can get very close to giraffes, elephants, buffalos and other animals grazing on the shoreline. All from the comfort of your canoe. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and the beauty that surrounds you on these 2.5 hours canoe safari.

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ARUSHA LAKE DULUTI WALK

Enjoy a beautiful walk under the canopy of the Lake Duluti forest on the shores of the lake. From this location you have the perfect opportunity to view both forest and water birds. Experienced guides will assist you in identifying all the lesser-known birds and trees.

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MANYARA TREETOP WALKWAY

Manyara Treetop Walkway takes you on a sky-high adventure through the beautiful forest of Lake Manyara. Walk among the treetops and experience untouched nature and wildlife from a unique perspective.

 

 Treetop Walkway

 

This 370m airwalk starts with a short board-walk that gradually rises from ground level up through the canopy of the forest. You walk over a series of suspension bridges with thick netting on the sides, and reach a height of 18m off the ground. Each of the bridges end on a viewing deck situated around tree trunks. These treetop platforms are perfect places to stop and enjoy life in the canopy amongst butterflies, monkeys and birds.

 

 Birds-eye view of the forest

 

During this walk guides will point out interesting facts about the Lake Manyara flora and fauna, while you can enjoy a unique birds-eye view of the world around you. This is Tanzania’s first Treetop Walkway and one of the longest in Africa. A great outdoor activity for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Families, couples, individuals and groups are all welcome.

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