Tanzania: Safari Sights, Highland Heights, And Connoisseur Coffee


*This post is contributed by Ellie Jo for Blissful Snapshots. All photos are from Pixabay

So impeccably natural and wild, Tanzania is an African country that has vast grasslands that over a million wildebeest will trek to find new sources of water. The people are just as majestic as their landscape, with well-known red-cloaked warrior of the Massai tribe herding their cattle everyday. 

The experience of hospitality is amazing, the locals are more than happy to offer you traditional mouthwatering dishes and in the background you’ll hear and see people dancing to funky reggae rhythms. They carry with them an air of dignity, a sense of pride and warmth that you won’t find anywhere else. There are a plethora of bars, nightclubs and restaurants which you won’t need to go far to find. 

But, the real question is, how can you balance the yearning need to explore the natural beauty of the land, and blend into the local crowd to experience their way of life and business? For some, taking on new challenges while the time is at hand is more important, but realistically, you can do both. 


This is unlike any adventure, so be prepared for whatever the experience throws at you, maintain a rugged mindset, and appreciate the journey. In all fairness, let’s face it, we all want to go on a wild safari journey at least once in our lives, so a 6-day camping trip to the Tarangire National Park From Arusha is just what you may be looking for. Untamed, and living by it’s own rules, wild Africa will bear you witness to the sheer scale of the Tanzanian serengeti plains. 

Head further outward and you’ll be driving on the dry savanna where the lions roar proudly and newborn zebra calfs try and find their feet. You’ll be in the safe hands of the park rangers who can deal with any situation. The camp will supply food, bedding, and plenty of food and water. Each day will be a new adventure, a new unforgettable experience, so don’t get lost in photography, take a deep breath and observe mother nature in all her glory. 

In need of a challenge? 

Looking down upon the prey, predators, insect and even the birds, is the 5,895-meter tall volcano, Mount Kilimanjaro. It’s the highest mountain in all of Africa, and uniquely has three eruption cones, aptly given names by the local of Shira, Mawenzi and Kibo. It’s more than just a rock. When climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, there’s so much to do. 

With approximately, at least 8 different routes up the mountain, each one supplies its own unique views, terrain, temperature, and pathway. Along the way, you’ll stop at many different points; one of them being the staggering Furtwangler Glacier. A giant ice layer, the glacier actually sits on the crater floor, however, unlike decades gone by, it’s reduced in coverage, but the size and height is still breathtaking. 

Coffee Anyone?

Where do you think all the famous coffee shop brands get their beans from? One of their suppliers is the Tengeru Community. For 5 hours, you can go on a small-group coffee tour, of locals planting, growing, harvesting their crops, then roasting the beans to produce smokey, delicious coffee with no chemicals, no preservatives, just pure punch. With so many families involved in the industry, each takes pride in their craft, and produces a unique flavor for specialists who may want a little less and a little more of different flavors, textures, and strength. 

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