Backpacking Tanzania was our first trip to East Africa. The diversity of the country, its people, wildlife, and landscapes is sheer incredible. We love to travel responsibly and independently, and backpacking Tanzania was the perfect introduction to Africa. Check out our itinerary and follow our journey. Dar es Salaam, the vibrating African megacity, was our first stop on our trip before we set off to a safari in Tarangire National Park, a visit to mysterious Lake Natron and Zanzibar’s best beaches.