Adventures In Wanderlust In Tanzania | Guest Blog Post

Tell us a little bit about yourself - who are you; how your blog came about; anything else you'd like to add:
Hi! My name is Allie Dennis, I'm a travel vlogger and my channel name is "adventures in wanderlust" and can be found on YouTube. I've been blogging for the past three years and I'm in the process of really getting serious and dedicated to creating unique and good content. 

What is your preferred style of travel?

My main experience traveling has been through organized groups, one that was volunteer based and three others that were through my school's honors spring break program.

Do you get to travel quite often?

For the past 4 years I've had the opportunity to travel to 10 different countries, and I hope the make that number grow as I go into the future.

For the purposes of this blog - think of a destination where you travelled that you'll give us some hot tips on in this blog and tell us the destination below:

I backpacked in Tanzania for 40 days with an educational volunteer group.

This video was filmed on July 9th in the following location: Meredith, NH Thank you to everyone who donated to my GoFundMe Campaign, again! My campaign will remain open until August, so please feel free to contribute here to support my adventure: http://www.gofundme.com/tanzaniajourney Twitter: http://twitter.com/dramafreak77 Snapchat: DramaFreak77

When was this trip (month and/or year)? Do you recommend this time of year to visit this place?

July-August 2016. This time of year is perfect because it's right after rainy season ends.

This video was filmed between July 10th and July 13th in the following location(s): Boston, MA Dubai, UAE Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Thank you for supporting me and my travels, I upload new content every Monday and Friday. Twitter: http://twitter.com/dramafreak77 Snapchat: DramaFreak77

How many days did you stay in this place?

40 days.

What was your choice of accommodation?

Accommodation varied throughout the trip, from hostels, to guest house, to host family stays, to camping.

Was this accommodation conveniently located from public transport and/or major tourist spots?

Transportation, although slow, is prominently available throughout Tanzania.

What was your experience staying at this accommodation? Highs, lows, what made you choose to stay here - would you recommend staying at this place?

My accommodation changed a lot, but visiting the country is definitely something I'd recommend.

 Welcome to Tanzania - taken in front of my guest house in Dar Es Salaam on my first full day in the country

Welcome to Tanzania - taken in front of my guest house in Dar Es Salaam on my first full day in the country

If you were to go back to this destination, would you stay here?

Yes

Did you book (group) tours or see the city by yourself?

A combination of both

Give us a glimpse into some of the sights you saw - (what did the sights entail, how long should they spend there etc.)! How should one plan their day when selecting certain sightseeing options?

Hiking in jungle/forest terrain, swimming in the Indian Ocean, shopping at local markets, taking a speedboat to Zanzibar, going to beach parties. Because I was there for so long and saw so much of the country, there is honestly so many great things to reflect on.

This video was filmed between July 20th and July 22nd in the following location(s): Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Lushoto, Tanzania Here is a link to the organization that guided us through these hiking tours: https://tupandeusambara.wordpress.com/ Thank you for supporting me and my travels, I upload new content every Monday and Friday.

Speaking of sightseeing - What do you recommend an absolute must do?

Zanzibar

This video was filmed between August 11th and August 16th in the following location(s): Paje, Zanzibar Stonetown, Zanzibar Follow me on my adventures: Twitter: http://twitter.com/dramafreak77 Snapchat: DramaFreak77

Depending on your style of travel (i.e. solo, group, family, luxury, budget) is there a tour or an attraction that you would recommend to someone who's looking to travel like you, should do?

Book a hike through the Lushoto mountain range.

 Hiking Pose - taken while hiking in the Lushoto Mountain Range

Hiking Pose - taken while hiking in the Lushoto Mountain Range

Food - that's the important stuff! What were your favourite restaurants/food joints etc. to go to? Tell us all about where we should and shouldn't go?

One has to try chipsi mayai, which is pretty much a French fry omelette, it's amazing!

What was the highlight of your trip? Whether it is related to the destination or the way you travel is up to you (maybe both)

Spending my birthday at a snake farm right outside Ngorongoro.

What was an absolute low of your trip? And how can one be prepared to avoid it if they are visiting this destination?

Getting sea sick on the way to Zanzibar by taking a speedboat, it's much better to just take the ferry.

Any hot tips or extra information that you'd like to add before you sign off?

Don't be afraid to travel to Africa! The continent has so much to offer!

What’s your next destination?

TBD

What are your social media and/or other links where people can find you?

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/adventuresinwanderlust

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/allieswanderers

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/wandererallie