Tanzania is a unique country – one that few other countries can compare to. For somebody visiting Africa for the very first time, Tanzania is possibly one of the best destinations, simply due to the sheer variety of experiences and activities available and the number of amazing memories you’re going to come away with. There’s both spectacular wildlife – thinking of it immediately conjures up images of the Serengeti with all its great beasts – as well as unique culture and even excellent options for relaxation on the beaches facing the Indian Ocean.
You’re probably not going to just hop on the plane and hope to figure everything out on the spot, you’re going to use some tour operator to help you organise the whole thing. Tanzania certainly has its fair share of tour operators. One of the companies that particularly stands out is Agama Tours and Safaris.
Agama Tours covers pretty much everything you could possibly wish to do as a visitor to Tanzania. Game drives and safaris are obviously at the forefront, but everything else is a possibility too.
If you’re not sure about whether you want to go to Tanzania, let’s have a look at some of the things you could possibly do and places you might visit, and see if this will sway you in the right direction:
- Serengeti – the national park that has almost become synonymous with African wildlife. It’s the most obvious place to go if you want a full safari experience.
- Ngorongoro – another very famous location in Tanzania, it is a conservation area teeming with large animals who are very easy to observe.
- There’s over a dozen more other national parks in the country. Some are common tourist destinations, others are more obscure and provide a more intimate wildlife watching experience.
- Kilimanjaro – the highest point on the entire continent and yet – you don’t need to be a mountaineer to reach the top, just reasonably fit. The peak of this ancient volcano is accessible by hiking – the experience is like no other and the same goes for the views. This is one place in Tanzania where you will need warm clothes.
- How about visiting the local tribes, such as the Maasai, and learning a bit about their unique culture and traditions?
- Zanzibar – an island in the Indian Ocean but close to the coast, it offers some of the best beaches in the country for you to enjoy, and plenty of history to take in.
- Do you prefer game drives, hiking, cycling – there’s something for every taste.
Tanzania is a big country with plenty to see and do. You cannot fit it all into one trip, and you probably wouldn’t be able to organise an itinerary for yourself that would use your time available to the max. Local knowledge is necessary, as well as contacts.
The great thing about Agama Tours is that they are actually a local company made up of local people and they are physically situated in the country as well (the Moshi municipality, to be precise – right next to Mount Kilimanjaro). They know the country and the industry inside-out, they know the best drives and tours and organise accommodation based on years of expertise. Speaking of accommodation – while on safari it’s best to stay in safari camps, since you will be close to the drive destinations and will get a true safari overnight experience that you’d be hard-pressed to get anywhere else.
After looking at quite a few providers, I can also say that Agama Tours is very reasonably priced – you will be getting more bang for the money, so to say. It’s worth knowing that a part of the proceeds from the business goes into supporting a local orphanage taking care of children in need.
Whether the idea of visiting Tanzania is brand new to you, or you already have a very specific itinerary in mind, there’s nothing to lose by giving Agama Tours a call or sending them an email with your questions. I’m sure they’ll work something out and it’s very likely it’ll be an excellent offer too. Browse around their website for more details: http://www.agamatours.com/