Tips for Having an Adventurous 2022 Easter Holidays Safari in Tanzania : Every year, the Christian world celebrates the famous festival, Easter Sunday which commemorate the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead. This festival is not only celebrated by the Christians but also other people with different religious beliefs like to spend the Easter Holiday to enjoy with their families and loved ones. Since this festival is celebrated worldwide, schools, public and private offices close during this holiday. Workers are free to visit any place they desire for this short holiday.
If you are the one wondering where to use your holiday time, I have an answer. Tanzania is an amazing dazzling country in East Africa for you to spend your Easter Holiday. This fabulous country is endowed with glorious tourist objects in different locations. Tanzania is home to seven World Heritage Sites; four natural sites including Kilimanjaro National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Selous Game Reserve and three cultural sites including Kondoa-Rock-Art Sites, Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara and the Stone Town of Zanzibar Island. Your Easter Holiday in Tanzania will be filled with magnificent views of various attractions based on your choice. Easter holiday is always short taking up to two weeks, your visit should be specific to the things you want to do or experience while celebrating this thrilling festival in the world. Therefore, my first tip is;
What do you to explore? Tanzania is blessed with glorious destinations ranging from parks to stunning cultural attractions. Before stepping your first step on this outstanding country for enjoying your Easter holiday in 2022, you have to decide which destination suits you. Here below are few options for you;
A fantastic trip to various parks and game reserves to spend your Easter Holiday with wild creatures is gorgeous. Tanzania has many unspoiled dazzling protected areas for with many animal species designed to make your wildlife safari unforgettable. The Great Migration, Big Five, Lake Manyara’s tree-climbing lions, the chimpanzees of Mahale Mountains and Gombe among others are must-see wildlife.
The Great Migration. This is a spectacular never-ending circle of migration of wildebeests, zebras and gazelles from the south of Serengeti to the northern Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya. This event is initiated by the calving season that takes place between January and April. During the Easter holiday the migrating herd is still in the Southern Serengeti. You may be luckier to celebrate the Easter Holidays (Good Friday and Easter Sunday) with your eyes on the wildebeests giving births to new ones. The superb sightings of predators at this region intoxicating as you will spot most excellent kills done by the Big Cats. In April, the rainy season is diminishing so the herd will start minor movements usually unidirectional in the search of food. In the southern Serengeti the famous sighted animals are wildebeests, warthogs, lions, leopards, cheetahs and many others. Many tour operators have a special 3 to 5-day package for visitors wishing to explore the Great Migration between March and April.
The Big Five. Viewing all Big Five animals on a four-wheeled game vehicle is once-in-a-lifetime experience for you treasure your memory. The Big Five are lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and black rhino. In Tanzania, these animals can be spotted in Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater only. However, you can book a trip to other destinations like Mkomazi National Park for viewing the world’s historical mammal, the black rhino. In Serengeti, Moru Kopjes is a guaranteed place of sightseeing the black rhino. Other animals are easily spotted in the vast open grasslands and woodlands of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro. You can book a 2 to 3-day game drive in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro for spotting the Big Five in your Easter Holiday.
Lake Manyara’s tree-climbing lions; Lake Manyara is a majestic destination for enjoying your Easter Holiday. Lake Manyara is home to thrilling lion species, the tree-climbing lions that are usually spotted resting on tree branches. These unique lions are only found in East Africa (in Lake Manyara National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda). You will enjoy picturing these amazing cats on a game ride. Combine this vision with the sightings of pink flamingos covering the shallow coast of this soda lake making it appear pink at a far look. If that is not enough, a tree-top walkaway will fill your Easter Holiday with joy. Outside the gate of this park, is the renowned Mto Wa Mbu village where you will experience first-hand interaction with the well-known Maasai tribe. Largest concentration of elephants is also observed there, Tips for Having an Adventurous 2022 Easter Holidays Safari in Tanzania.
The chimpanzees. If you are a fan of primate trekking, your destination will be in the Western Circuit particularly in the coasts of Lake Tanganyika, the longest lake in the world. Gombe Stream and Mahale Mountains National Parks are two breathtaking parks for trekking the chimpanzees. Your Easter Holiday with the primitive humans is superb when you combine with other activities like swimming, canoeing and snorkeling in the second deepest lake in the world.
Tribes; Tanzania is a privileged nation when it comes to cultural heritage as she is home to over 120 tribes with distinct cultural practices. Some of such tribes include the famous Maasai, Chagga, Zaramo, Makonde, Sukuma, Haya, Nyakyusa, Wairaq, the Hadzabe, Gogo, the historical Hehe and Ngoni. These tribes are charming and welcoming to visitors. The Maasai will welcome you with their thrilling traditional dances. They have unique dressings of a bed-sheet-like cloth called lubega. A picture of you dressed in lubega is a reminder of unforgettable Easter Holiday in 2022 in Tanzania. Maasai are talented with artistic skills. They sell hand-made artefacts to visitors. You can have your own art collection by purchasing them on their local markets.
The Hadzabe is one of few tribes whose lives depends on hunting and gathering. They are isolated from the civilized world. Your Easter Holiday in 2022 is enough to interact with these ethnic groups. Local people also celebrates Easter Holiday. If you are pleased, you may join them and taste their sweetest local cuisines, Tips for Having an Adventurous 2022 Easter Holidays Safari in Tanzania.
Museums. Knowing the significance of its culture, this East African country built museums with cultural significance. These include The Palace Museum in Zanzibar, Oldupai Gorge Museum, Maasai Cultural Village and Museum, National Museum of Tanzania in Dar es Salaam, Village Museum in Dar es Salaam, Iringa Boma in Iringa, The Arusha Declaration Museum in Arusha, Maji Maji Rebellion Museum in Ruvuma, Mwalimu Nyerere Museum Centre, Sukuma Museum, Shinyanga Mazingira Museum and so on. If you want to visit at least three museums, you will have to book cultural trip.
Historical sites. Tanzania is home to historical sites that have a significance on the origin of human beings. The oldest remains of hominid were dug by Dr. Leakey in 1959 at Olduvai Gorge. The footprints of ancient hominid dating back millions of years ago were discovered in Laetoli close to Olduvai gorge. Your Easter Holiday at these sites would be unparalleled and gorgeous.
Cultural sites. Tanzania hosts three cultural sites claimed to be World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. These are Kondoa-Rock Art site, Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara and the Stone Town of Zanzibar.
Celebrating the Easter Sunday on top of tallest mountains is a sensational experience you will ever have in Tanzania. This fabulous country is home to the Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro (5895m) and Africa’s fifth highest peak, Mount Meru (4566m). An Easter Holiday is enough to climb these two majestic mountains. A Mt. Meru climb takes 3 to 4 days while the shortest route to Mt. Kilimanjaro summit takes 6 days. Therefore, in almost 11 or 12 days of your Easter Holiday, you will have climbed these two mighty mountains in Africa.
Mount Meru is situated inside the Arusha National Park. Your climb will be accompanied with views of beautiful animal species like elephants, baboons, warthogs, buffalos, zebras, eland, lions and leopards. This climb is important for acclimatization before hiking the mighty Mt. Kilimanjaro.
In the east of this fabulous country, is the marvelous Indian Ocean whose beaches are very attractive. You can spend your whole Easter Holiday enjoying the glorious sea-breezes. Zanzibar is a spice island inside the Indian Ocean with striking beaches. You will have to take a 30-min flight from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar. Wondrously, a beach in the wild in the Saadani National Park is available. After being tired of white sandy beaches you can head to this park for combining the wildlife with water-related activities especially chilling on the clean bush beach.
After picking up your best destination in Tanzania for spending your Easter Holiday, the next part is paying for a safari. Most organizers will ask to pay at least 30% of the total cost of the safari. March and April months receives relatively high number of visitors for Easter Holiday. Prior booking is important to keep your reserve. If you want to book a safari by yourself, here are some tips; there are four international airports that receives intercontinental flights namely Kilimanjaro (JRO), Dar es Salaam (DAR), Nairobi (NBO) and Zanzibar (ZNZ). After landing to one of these airports, you can fly to the destination you want. You should be aware of entrance fees and other charges, Tips for Having an Adventurous 2022 Easter Holidays Safari in Tanzania.
There are a lot of things to explore in Tanzania during the Easter Holiday. I assure you that this Easter Holiday will be unforgettable in your whole life. Therefore, planning a trip to this splendid peaceful country is must for every safari goers.