Africa is such a diverse and interesting continent, and one that is packed full of wonderful countries to explore. So many, in fact, it can be hard to pick just one. When it comes to African adventures, however, it’s kind of difficult to go wrong with Tanzania. Statistics compiled by Tanzania Invest tell us that 81% of the visitors to the country are those visiting for leisure and tourism purposes. If you’re sitting on the fence about exploring all that Tanzania has to offer, here are 5 reasons why you need to add this country to your bucket list.
1. One of the World's Most Iconic Mountains
I have spent much of my life out in the mountains, hiking and exploring as much as I can in the US and abroad. As a young girl my dad brought me out into the wilds of Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and all over the forests of New England inspiring my love for seeing the beauty of the forests, the oceans and the mountain peaks. Since a small girl I have been hiking as much as possible, in recent years I summited the tallest mountains in Portugal, Spain and Malaysia. In 2014 my father suddenly passed away from a heart attack. Whenever I could I would head to the mountains to feel his spirit. In just a few days I would hike Africa’s tallest mountain , carrying with me the spirit of my very own mountain man. I would be summiting on International Women’s Day with a small group of just 6 ladies including myself from around the world, knowing full well that my dad would be with me along every step.