Tanzania Tourist Attractions

Tourist Attractions in Tanzania

Tanzania is blessed with many and varied tourist attractions among which one of the seven natural wonders of Africa which holds the stature of a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the Ngorongoro Crater which lies 110km west of Arusha city. We also have the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater which attracts over 500,000 visitors each year as it has the biggest population of animals on Earth. Other tourist attractions in Tanzania mainland include the Serengeti National Park the home of the wildebeest, Mount Kilimanjaro the highest mountain in Africa and a number of Game Reserves spread across the country.

In the Isles, we have the popular luxury destination of Zanzibar as well as the islands of Pemba and Mafia. These three islands are fondly known as the 'The Spice Islands' and offer a wide range of interesting and colorful experiences not to mention a variety of spices and essential oils.

Tanzania is also well known as the home of the rare and beautiful gemstone called Tanzanite which can be bought from reputable jewellery retailers in Arusha City and Dar es Salaam. We also have various souvenirs available in village and town markets and curio shops such as the famous 'Tinga Tinga' paintings, the colourful khanga, kitenge and batik fabrics as well as ebony carvings popularly known as 'makonde' because most of the carvers are of the Makonde tribe from Southern Tanzania.

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Tanzania Safari Destinations

Arusha Game Park

Arusha National Park Tanzania

Arusha National Park is often overlooked by tourists heading to the more famous Serengeti or Lake Manyara. Those who find the times to make a visit, however, are rarely disappointed by the diverse population of wildlife just a virtual stone's throw away from Arusha. The Park is the perfect location for a half-day trip for those who are time-pressed or just dying for a little more after a northern circuit safari.

The National Park is home to a large portion of Mount Meru, the second highest mountain in Tanzania...

Gombe Stream National Park

Gombe Stream National Park Tanzania

Gombe Stream National Park is a tiny park with a huge and important place in Tanzania's history. In 1960, its population of chimpanzees was the subject of Jane Goodall's pioneering behavioural research program. Now a world-famous example of animal research, the study continues on the site today. At only 52 square kilometres, Tanzania's smallest park contains the perfect conditions for the fragile chimpanzee's habitat.

Just north of Kigoma, the Park covers the slopes and valleys that line the northern shore of Lake Tanganyika. It is one of...

Katavi Tanzania

Katavi Game Park Tanzania

Katavi Game Park is isolated and difficult to get to, but rewards the dedicated visitor with almost unparalleled wildlife viewing during the dry-season.

The park is Tanzania's fourth largest at 2795 square miles (4471 square kms). While no scenery in Africa is boring, it is less spectacular than the Serengeti, until you get a glimpse of the park's residents abundant throughout the year, the park's rich wildlife population concentrates in spectacular number and variety when water sources recede during dry season. Elephant, giraffe,...

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara Tanzania Safaris

Lake Manyara National Park is one of the safari circuit's main attractions and is typically packaged with the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. The lake's watershed creates a rich, green environment on a stage set by amazing views of the Great Rift Valley's western escarpment. Though the park is small (127 square miles (200 square kms), over half of which is covered by the lake during the wet season), it offers an excellent opportunity to view wildlife in lake and forest habitats.

The majority of the park's topography is forest or heavy...

Mahale Mountains National Park

Mahale Mountains National Park - Tanzania

On the borders of Lake Tanganyika lies a large park dominated by the Mahale Mountain chain and one of Tanzania's most impressive chimpanzee populations. The park is located on a jutting peninsula of Lake Tanganyika, offering stunning views of the mountains just being the sandy beaches of the country's most beautiful lake. The Mahale Mountains are a photographer's dream, with six prominent peaks forming the skyline. The largest at 8,069 feet is Nkungwe.

The park's main attraction is its population of about 800 of the region's last...

Mikumi National Park

Mikumi National Park is the fourth largest in Tanzania and adjacent to the Selous Game Reserve, Africa's largest reserve. The park is southwest of Morogoro and ringed by the Uluguru, Rubeho and Udzungwa Mountains. Topography of the park includes thick woodland, grass plains and mountainous foothills.

Colourful birds (over 400 species) flit about the park throughout the year, joined seasonally by migratory birds from Europe. The park is host to an impressive elephant population, along with easily spotted zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, impala and buffalo. The park's Mkata River provides...

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Tanzania

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is quickly becoming as famous as the neighbouring Serengeti Plains for its varied habitats, famous crater and rich wildlife populations. Located between the Great Rift Valley and the Serengeti, the Conservation Area is known for almost guaranteed sightings of the Big Five (elephant, buffalo, lion, rhino and leopard).

The varied environments of the Conservation Area include plains, bush, forests, and rolling volcanic peaks and turrets. Its saline lakes are home to large flamingo populations, as well as migrant populations...

Ruaha Tanzania

Ruaha National Park Tanzania

Ruaha National Park is a dream destination for many some safari goers who want nothing but vast plains, miles of bush and a plethora of animals. Ruaha offers travelers, excellent  vistas, impressive game viewing opportunities.

At over 10,000 square kilometres, Ruaha is the largest national park in the country, located west of Iringa in the Eastern Rift Valley. The Great Ruaha River borders the park to the east, fertilizing the semi-arid topography during the torrential rainy season. During the dry season, the waters of the park recede, leaving...

Selous Game Park

The Selous Game Reserve Tanzania

The Selous Game Reserve is quickly becoming a wildlife-viewing gem in a country full of legendary game reserves. Tucked away into a less populous and less popular Tanzanian southeast, the reserve takes up over 5% of the country's total area and is the largest wildlife reserve in Africa. It's also an easy charter flight from Dar es Salaam, making it a popular destination for weekend safaris from the big city.

The Selous Game Reserve offers up close and personal wildlife encounters in a less busy environment than the Serengeti. It's home to...

Serengeti Tanzania

Serengeti Tanzania

As with most Tanzanian parks, a remarkable number of bird species are found in the park - some 450. The convergence of acacia grassland and semi-arid bushland make Ruaha a meeting place for birds from a variety of habitats.

The Serengeti is one of the world's most known safari parks. The Serengeti comprises of wide savannah vistas, silhouetted acacia and shimmering red sunsets, the Serengeti deserves its place at the top of the safari circuit. It is Tanzania's most popular and largest national park.

The most famous event in the Serengeti is its...

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