Tanzania Gap Year

Tanzania Gap Year Ideas


The great rift valley is a one of the worlds most interesting geographical natural phenomenons. Spanning several thousand miles is goes from Syria to Mozambique, providing series upon series of interesting physical landscapes, from deep lush valleys, ripe with wildlife, supporting complex and unique eco systems (for example the mountain gorillas in Uganda) to impressive lakes, one of which lake Tanganyika, is the deepest in the world. Your Tanzania gap year, will no doubt be influenced by this impressive feature, although you will probably be unaware of its impact. Despite this, the effect the great rift valley has had on Tanzania and all the African countries it encounters is impressive.

Cape Town to Nairobi Overland Truck Experience (2020) -

Strap yourself in for an epic adventure! Taking in the best of Southern and Eastern Africa in 40 days. A myriad of wonders await you from South Africa to the deserts and deltas of Namibia and Botswana, meeting tribes, see natural wonders like Victoria falls and lake Malawi. Beach time on Zanzibar and the best game parks Africa has to offer. Pure Xtreme adventure!

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Cape Town to Zanzibar 2020 - From USD 4190

Starting a Cape Town this amazing 34 day tour covers some of the best sights and activities in Africa. Covering six countries and unforgettable features like the Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls and Lake Malawi, not to mention the unforgettable beaches of Zanziber, it will ensure that your African vacation is an epic adventure of a lifetime.

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Tanzania Gap Year programmes can and should incorporate   taking in World class safari parks like the Serengeti, and Lake Manyara. Then there is the Ngorogoro crater awaiting to take your breath away. A huge bowl like crater, that houses its own ecosystem and is ideal for a safari adventure like no other, with Africas big 5 on full display, any trip incorporating the Ngorogoro will be a highlight of any Tanzania gap year.
Somewhat conveniently there are other Safari parks and attractions located nearby, that allows you to combine some of the best Safari parks in Africa in a relatively compact trip. Many base themselves in Arusha, as a great gateway to the Safari parks, and then head over to Moshi, just a couple of hours away, to take on one of the biggest Tanzania gap year challenges… One of the main reasons people take aTanzania gap year  is to conquer the highest free standing mountain in Africa… the towering Mount Kilimanjaro. Kilimanjaro is actually a dormant volcano, one of a series of impressive geographical landmarks that marks the great rift Valley – other equally impressive ones dot the landscape further north like Mount Kenya and Mount Meru.

What makes climbing Kilimanjaro particularly interesting is that is not technically difficult, ie, it does not use crampons and ice axes, but it is still certainly a challenge. Climbing up to 5895m is the equivalent of attempting to walk into very high altitude, with little oxygen, and a lot of gravity!
If you are up for the challenge, it is certainly worth the effort, as any one who has stood on the roof of Africa during their Tanzania gap year will tell you, there really can be nothing else on earth like being able to admire the curvature of the earth spanning out for miles upon miles and disappearing in to the African bush below.

Zanzibar

If you want a more relaxed  Tanzania gap year, consider heading to Zanzibar, the spice islands. Picture crystal clear waters and superbly beautiful white beaches, Zanzibar is a beach lovers dream. Blessed with some of the best beaches in the world, let alone Africa, Zanzibar is the ultimate Africa Island get away. What you do their on your time out is up to you, whether it be admiring the quaint architecture of colonial stone town, or learning to sail a traditional Tanzania Dhow, or just not moving your butt off the beach.

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