We all have been in situations where a stranger knows about places in our countries we never heard of because no one tours their own country for reasons that cannot be said. My country isTanzania, it is beautiful, breathtaking actually, I won’t go into details because this post is about my 2 places in Tanzania I want to visit….here comes!
I know! It even sounds amazing. A few details about Ngorongoro: found in the west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania, it is named after the sound produced by the cowbell (NgoroNgoro) by the Masaai. It is the world’s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera.
I always wanted to visit it because its unique and just caught my eye ever since I was little, the idea of a caldera surrounded by mountains! Apart from the highland beauty, the area has wildlife such as the critically endangered black rhino, lions, elephants, cheetah, African buffalo, leopard, flamingos by the Lake Magadi. In summary, the big 5 is what we are most famous for and can be found in Ngorongoro.
Apart from all this you can spend time in the Lerai forest or the plains, visit the Olduvai Gorge museum (important archaeological site of early human occupation) and a hot air balloon ride.
SAADANI NATIONAL PARK
Ok, the reason I want to visit is because my father won’t just keep quiet about it, for as long as I can remember he would always say we would visit Saadani together. According to him, the fact that the park is next to the ocean is astonishing! He has been there multiple times but he wants us all to go together, a perfect family getaway.
Saadani is where the bush meets the ocean. It is known as the birdwatchers’ paradise but is also home to a ‘variety of animals including elephants, giraffes, and lions. Boating up the Wamu river you will pass pods of hippos and crocodiles basking in the sun, whilst the sandy beaches stretch north and south to the horizon. Apart from this spectacular view, you could go fishing, scuba diving, kayaking, or dhow sailing boat.
Here are more pictures, fall in love!