- Ngorongoro CraterNgorongoro, Tanzania
- Mbalageti Safari CampSerengeti National Park, Tanzania
- Seronera Wildlife LodgeCentral Serengeti | Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Serengeti National Park 2633, Tanzania
- Tarangire Safari LodgeTarangire National Park, Tanzania
- Darajani Market Market Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzaniarecommended Darajani MarketThis is a really fun place to explore. Definitely bring a camera (just make sure to ask before you snap any portraits). Also, a GREAT place to buy spices and teas. You'll pay at least double at the ... read moregift shops or plantations.Summer Wilms
If you do a spice and city tour this is usually included.
- The Africa House HotelShangani Street, Stone Town, Tanzaniarecommended The Africa House HotelIt might be a bit overpriced, but this is a pretty special place to have a sundowner. There's nothing like sipping a pina colada as you watch the sun set - and the view here is great for that. My ... read morerecommendation is splurge a bit on the drinks here, then save money on dinner and hit the night market for some Zanzibar "pizzas".
recommended Gombe Stream National ParkI'd been wanting to go here for years before I got the chance and the experience did not disappoint. There's a good deal of trekking involved but the opportunity to be so close to these incredible ... read moreprimates is totally worth the effort. The guides are wonderful and the cost is quite reasonable considering how special the experience is.
- Zanzibar Night MarketForodhani Gardens, off Mizingani Roadrecommended Zanzibar Night MarketI travel to Zanzibar a lot an no trip to Stone Town is ever complete without a visit to the Night Market... sometimes three nights in a row. The nightly market is a favorite among both locals and ... read moretourists and it's easy to understand why. Even if you're not interested in eating the food the vendors have on offer, the colorful displays of seafood and snacks are a fantastic feast for the eyes. If you are willing to sample some of the fare (and I highly recommend it) make sure to try a Zanzibar pizza and wash it down with some freshly squeezed sugar cane juice.
recommended Serengeti National ParkSerengeti National Park is like stepping into the 'Lion King.' There's even a rocky outcropping near one entrance that's known as Simba's Perch (or something to that effect). At any moment I expected ... read morethe lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants and hippos to break into a Disney number ala 'Hakuna Matata' (something which people actually say in Tanzania). The hyenas barking and snorting about our campsite at night would have been scary if I hadn't been dead to the world from a day of living in 'Animal Planet.'Recommended for:
recommended ArushaIf you're down to get your Serengeti safari on, or plan to indulge in your Ernest Hemingway fantasies by ascending to the snows of Kilimanjaro, all roads lead to Arusha. Finding a guide or a tour ... read moreoperator to help you is strictly 'hakuna matata.' Getting a good deal is another story. An insider tip - round up other interested parties before you start talking numbers with a Safari Outfitter. Oh yeah, and avoid the shadows at night, it's a jungle out there!
recommended Stone TownThe narrow, back alleyways of Stone Town of Zanzibar are filled with glimpses into the time of the Sultan, of his harem and of the dhows that still sail nearby, shadows casting themselves permanently ... read moreonto the local psyche. If that's not enough for ya, then take into account that Sir Freddy Mercury (of Queen fame) was born here and thus a pilgrimage to Stone Town is absolutely essential for die hard Queen fans (kick back a couple of cold ones at Freddy's for the full effect).Baxter Jackson
Don't miss this one with the missus - photos delight!