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11 World Celebrities Who Have Visited Tanzania

Celebrities Visited Tanzania
Written by See Africa Today

Tanzania is known for its warmth. Not just in terms of weather but its people too. And, this beautiful East African country charmed its way into the hearts of international celebrities and leaders.

Hitherto, a dozen celebrities from the west and global leaders have visited the vast Swahili territory abounding with game, reserves, and stunning geographical wonders.

So, this article highlights big names in the world who visited Tanzania recently or in the past.

Stephen Curry

Popularly known as Steph Curry, the American basketballer is the latest celebrity to visit Tanzania. In August 2021, Curry in the company of his wife is exploring the magical Zanzibar and Serengeti National Park. Zanzibar has pristine beaches with world-class beach hotels. Serengeti gives the wildlife thrill, the best there is in the globe.

Steph Curry

American basketballer Stephen Curry with his wife in Tanzania. [Photo: MaxSports TZ]

Lupita Nyong’o

Hollywood actress and Oscar award winner Lupita Nyong’o crossed borders over the Easter holiday in April 2021 to experience life at the Serengeti National Park.

A bubbly Lupita was thrilled by life in the wild and did not hold back from posting an amazing image of her and a huge African elephant in the background. “This is not a zoom background, I promise! #elphie in the Serengeti,” a post on her Instagram read.

Lupita is part of the documentary film ‘Serengeti’, a Discovery series where she plays a huge role as a narrator.

Will Smith

The American star actor toured the Serengeti in 2019 in the company of his lovely wife Jada Smith. Will was shooting a documentary for NatGeo at the Serengeti.

Barrack Obama

The 44th US President Barrack Obama in 2018 surprised the world with his private visit to Kilimanjaro. There was no pomp at all. He was in the company of his wife and their two children. They spent eight days in Tanzania and part of their stay was in Serengeti.

David Beckham

English football player David Beckham spent a week in Tanzania. He was together with his family where he toured the Swahili land by width and breadth. Beckham’s highlight trip to Tanzania was the African safari to the wild.

Mamadou Sakho

The former Liverpool player could not have enough of Africa without a maiden visit to the Serengeti. It was a big show for him on his vacation to Tanzania. He shared great moments with his fans across the world via social media.

Usher Raymond

The American songwriter and singer in 2017 made a date with Tanzania. He visited the famous Serengeti National Park together with his family. And he also shared the breathtaking moments and sceneries with his fans via Twitter.

Morgan Schneiderlin

The same year, the former Everton player jetted into Tanzania for a vacation. It was just months after Beckham’s visit. The thrill of being in the African wild, favorable weather, and friendly people could not just pass him.

Bill Gates

The fact that Bill gates spent time in Tanzania while doing charity works is a testament to its greatness.  Bill took time of his philanthropic work soaked in Tanzania’s leisure. He enjoyed a beautiful retreat in Zanzibar’s Mnemba Island Lodge.

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah, unlike other celebrities, took a ride to Tanzania’s far northeast. She stayed at the prestigious Singita Sabora Tented Camp Lodge at the Grumeti Game Reserve. Grumeti is an adventure powerhouse with continuous views of game and enchanting wild landscapes.

Justin Timberlake

‘What Goes Around Comes Around’ hitmaker Justin Timberlake chose Tanzania for his honeymoon with Jessica Biel. As you would expect, a hot air balloon ride above the Serengeti remains the highlight of their Tanzania vacation.

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See Africa Today

Pharis Kinyua is the editor of See Africa Today. With over seven years of experience in digital media, he has a soft spot for African tours and travel. His drive is to tell the rest of the world what Africa offers, the best accommodation facilities, national parks, culture, shopping malls and best airline deals to travel to Africa

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