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6 Destinations in Tanzania that Will Make Your Christmas Memorable

Well, the year has come to an end and the holiday season is here with us again! Do you have any idea for this Christmas? Check out our idea! Ever thought that Africa is a perfect destination for a Christmas holiday? We are thinking you should go for an Africa safari to Tanzania! How about that? Yes! Think about enjoying your Christmas holidays in Tanzania while on a Tanzania safari with friends and family.

Christianity is one of the major religions in the world and like any other country in the world; Tanzania also celebrates Christmas. Like it is in your home country, Christmas in Tanzania also involves the age-old tradition of family get-togethers and decorations.

Christmas is a religious festival here in the world that usually starts with a midnight mass on Christmas Eve in Churches across Tanzania and ends with a joyous dinner with the family and friends. Many prefer musical gatherings after dinner, relaxing at the beach, enjoying theatre performances and many more depending on people’s interests.

A Brief about Tanzania

Tanzania’s landscapes range from sun-beaten savannahs and leafy forests to white-sand beaches and tropical islands. Its accommodation reflects this diversity and the result is a wide choice of tented safari camps, sleek eco-lodges and honeymoon retreats. Several are family-friendly, some great for solo travellers, and others have been designed for larger groups and private safaris. All sorts of special requests can be catered for including dietary requirements, babysitters or specialist guides especially if expect high standards of service and professionalism at all our recommended accommodations.

Destinations to visit in Tanzania this Christmas

Spend Time in Dar es Salaam

Interested in having Christmas in a city during your Tanzania tour? Then Dar es Salaam should be the first on your Tanzania safari tour itinerary. Enjoy a lifetime holiday with family and friends as you tour the city as well as indulge in other some of the amazing activities. If you take a night walk in this city, you will be amazed by countless lights and street decorations that will keep reminding you of the Christmas celebration. Take time after a street walk to enjoy a Christmas buffet in one of the great restaurants in the city. You may also opt to visit other places like amusement parks, museums and many more.

Visit Zanzibar

Zanzibar is a very scenic island, surrounded with beaches along a beautiful shoreline. Zanzibar is one of the destinations that everyone would love to visit while on a tour in Tanzania. Are you a beach lover, there is no doubt that you will enjoy your stay in Tanzania. If you decide to be here for Christmas, you will have lots of optional activities to enjoy you and your family like snorkelling, surfing, swimming or relaxing on the dazzling sands of the beach.

Feel free to wander along the streets, visiting historical places, the natural swap forests around and many other places. Close the day with a dinner celebration in one of the restaurants around and enjoy a nap in one of the Tanzania safari accommodation places around.

Stay in Arusha

Arusha has a strong place it holds in Tanzania’s heart. It is where most safaris in Tanzania begin from. Arusha is one of the coolest cities to stay in Tanzania. There are lots of Maasai markets you can visit, freshly brewed coffee, ice-chilled cocktails and the finest restaurants.  Take a cub, visit one of the markets and purchase unique African made gifts for your family and friends including; jewellery, paintings, handmade crafts and many more. Will all this, there is no better place to be on Christmas.

Not interested in walking around, you may choose to visit national parks around Arusha for a short Tanzania wildlife safari where you will see the big 5 wildlife game. You may also choose to go birding in Tanzania if you are a bird fanatic.

Visit Mafia Island

Mafia Island is a small island that lies south of the main Zanzibar Islands across river Rufiji. Thought scarcely visited by tourists and thus has some unspoiled nature. It is filled with coral reefs and marine wildlife. The Island hosts a Marine National Park and has many beautiful lodges and resorts to provide for the tourists coming to Africa. One can go surfing, snorkelling or scuba diving here. Dolphin watching and whale shark watching is possible only around these Islands. It lies 160 km away from the mainland Zanzibar. Visitors can reach this island by a short flight from Dar es Salaam that takes about 45 minutes.

Serengeti National Park

I know you must have heard or read about this Tanzania wildlife safari destination. Serengeti National Park Tanzania is one of the most popular Africa tour destinations in Tanzania. Why? Many tourists are amazed by the sheer amount of wildlife they see in this park during their long Tanzania safaris and short Tanzania safaris. During your Tanzania Christmas holiday, you will see lots of things in the different areas of Serengeti Park.

After your visit to the park, you can visit the Masaai villages and see how these nomadic people live and celebrate their Christmas alongside wild animals in the park. Your Christmas starts here for you will get ultimate Africa safari memories.

Trek Mount Kilimanjaro

Planning a long Christmas holiday in Tanzania? Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, cannot be missed as you make plans for your Africa safari adventure holidays in Tanzania. Don’t be afraid, it’s a fairly accessible mountain. Prepare for a guided Tanzania hiking safari up the mountain to enjoy extremely breathtaking views. Better still, if you are not up for a trekking challenge, you can still observe awesome views of this massive mountain as you drive around for game viewing during your wildlife safari in Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro National Park.

Featured Park: Serengeti

Serengeti National Park is one the most popular Tanzania safari destinations. It's the country's oldest park.