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Activities and best destinations to visit in Tanzania

Here are some of the most unforgettable tourist attractions in Tanzania. From snow capped Mount Kilimanjaro to ‘Big Five’s safaris and paradise-esque islands of Zanzibar, Tanzania is basking in its new found status of being a hot travel destination for both luxurious and adventurous travellers. When you travel to Tanzania, the best places to visit and enjoy a safari include:

Serengeti National Park

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Serengeti National Park Size: 14,763 sq km (5,700 sq miles). Location: 335km (208 miles) from Arusha, stretching north to Kenya and bordering Lake Victoria to the west. A million wildebeest… each one driven by the same ancient rhythm, fulfilling its instinctive role in the...

Mahale Mountains National Park

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About Mahale Mountains National Park In Mahale, the chimpanzees are the star attraction. There are roughly 800 chimps in the park, of which about 60 individuals are very habituated to people. The research and habituation in Mahale is a Japanese project that goes back as long as...

Saadani National Park

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About Saadani National Park Saadani is where the beach meets the bush. It is the only park in East Africa with an Indian Ocean beachfront and the one place where those idle hours of sunbathing might be interrupted by an elephant strolling past, or animals coming to drink at the...

Lake Manyara National Park

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Lake Manyara National Park Size: 330 km² / 130 mi² Altitude-953-1445 m / 3127-4741 ft Lake Manyara NP is a small park at the base of the Rift Valley escarpment. Its groundwater forest offers a nice change of scenery from the more savannah dominated parks. Although the park is...

Walking Tours

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Walking Tours Tanzania walking safaris are undoubtedly very rewarding experiences in Africa. It is explained as the best way to discover Africa on foot. This is because of its vast Un-spoilt wilderness areas thrilled with large concentrations of wildlife and awe-inspiring...

Selous Game Reserve

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About Selous Game Reserve Selous Game Reserve is one of Africa’s largest parks, but most of it has been set aside for hunting. The game viewing area open to the public is relatively small, but very rewarding with many predator sightings and excellent boat safaris on the...

Tarangire National Park

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Tarangire National Park Size: 2850 km² / 1096 mi² Altitude: 982-1646 m / 3222-5400 ft Tarangire is one of the more seasonal parks in northern Tanzania with a lot of migratory movement within the greater Tarangire ecosystem. In the dry season, between June and October, large herds...

Zanzibar Excursions

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Zanzibar Island Excursions Zanzibar Island is so much more than sun and sea… Though the beaches are wonderful and relaxing, we also would like to show you more of the island, its people, history and culture. In order to give you an idea what can be done and seen, we have set-up...

Katavi National Park

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About Katavi National Park Katavi is pure wilderness. This classic dry-season park is completely off the beaten-track, but teeming with wildlife. Size: 4471 km² / 1727 mi² Altitude: 816-1634 m / 2677-5361 ft Isolated, untrammeled and seldom visited, Katavi is a true wilderness,...

Kitulo Plateau National Park

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About the Kitulo Plateau National Park Size: 412.9 sq km (159 sq miles) Location: Southern Tanzania. The temporary park headquarters at Matamba are situated approximately 100km (60 miles) from Mbeya town. Locals refer to the Kitulo Plateau as Bustani ya Mungu – The Garden...

Lake Tanganyika

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About Lake Tanganyika Lake Tanganyika is one of the Great Rift Valley Lakes found on the western border of Tanzania, in East Africa. This massive expanse of water is the longest Lake in Africa (720 km long) and is the second deepest Lake in the world (1,470m) – second only to...

Ngorongoro Crater & Conservation Area

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The Ngorongoro Crater Size: 8228 km² -3176 mi² Altitude-1009-3645 m -3310-11959 ft A visit to the Ngorongoro Crater is an experience of a lifetime. There are few places that have wildlife densities and variety on this level. It is not unusual to see the Big Five in one day- and...

Gombe Stream National Park

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About Gombe National Park Gombe Stream is one of the best places in Africa to track chimpanzees. First researched in the 60’s by Jane Goodall, the primates are remarkably habituated. The experience is unforgettable. Size: 52 km² / 20 mi² Altitude: 767-1606 m / 2516-5269 ft...

Birds Watching Safaris

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Tanzania Birds Watching Tour Tanzania is one of Africa’s best birding destinations. It has one of the largest species lists of any African country: over 1,100 of which over 800 species are resident and nearly 200 are regular migrants. 22 species are endemic to Tanzania and...

Arusha National Park

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About Arusha National Park Size:552 km² / 212 mi² Altitude: 1340-1839 m / 4396-6033 ft Though very accessible, Arusha NP isn’t on many safari itineraries. This is mainly because it doesn’t offer a chance of seeing the Big Five. The park is at the base of Mount Meru,...

Treetop Walkway Lake Manyara

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Lake Manyara Treetop Walkway Experience nature like never before! Enjoy a guided bird’s-eye view of Manyara on Tanzania’s first treetop walkway (370m). It begins at ground level and climbs gently into the canopy, reaching a maximum height of 18m above the forest...

Lake Eyasi

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About Lake Eyasi Lake Eyasi, lake, northern Tanzania. It lies west of Lake Manyara and approximately 95 miles (155 km) southwest of Arusha. At an elevation of about 3,400 feet (1,040 m), the lake covers an area of about 400 square miles (1,050 square km) and occupies the bottom...

Bagamoyo – Tanzania

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About Bagamoyo Bagamoyo played various historical roles in Tanzania. Apart from being a slave and ivory port, it was also a German headquarter in 1891. Explorers such as Burton, Speke, Grant, Livingston and Stanley all passed in this town. Attractions of interest tell the story...

Balloon Safaris

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Balloon Safari in Serengeti Serengeti Balloon safaris pioneered ballooning in Tanzania and commenced flying in the Serengeti National Park Launching at dawn, rising as the sun rises, you gently float over the plains of the magnificent Serengeti National Park. The Balloon Safari...

Saanane National Park

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About Saanane National Park Saa Nane Island was named after its previous owner, Mzee Saanane Chawandi, a fisherman who turned into a farmer and later shifted to another island (after being compensated) to pave the way for conservation efforts in the early 1960’s. The Tanzania...

Udzungwa National Park

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About Udzungwa Mountains National Park: Size: 1,990 sq km (770 sq miles). Location: Five hours (350 km/215 miles) from Dar es Salaam; 65 km (40 miles) southwest of Mikumi. Brooding and primeval, the forests of Udzungwa seem positively enchanted: a verdant refuge of...

Lake Ngozi Mbeya

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Lake Ngozi & Crater Thrilling Crater Lake in Southern Highlands of Tanzania. Standing as the second largest Crater Lake in Africa, Ngozi Lake is the leading tourist attraction in Rungwe district pulling hundreds of visitors each year. The lake is located about 38 kilometers...

Serengeti Migration

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GNUS Cruise – A Month-By-Month Guide to the Wildebeest Migration: It is rated as one of the world’s most spectacular natural events – every year over a million wildebeest, zebra and antelope migrate clockwise around the Serengeti/Masai Mara ecosystem, taking in...

Ruaha National Park

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About Ruaha National Park Ruaha offers excellent wildlife viewing and is particularly good for spotting predators, including very large prides of lions and the endangered wild dogs. It also has outstanding wilderness appeal, with only a few exclusive luxury camps available. Size:...

Mikumi National Park

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About Mikumi National Park The open horizons and abundant wildlife of the Mkata Floodplain, the popular centerpiece of Mikumi, is often compared to the more famous Serengeti Plains. The park is very accessible by surfaced road from Dar es Salaam. Size: 3220 km² / 1250 mi²...

Pangani & Tanga

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About Pangani & Tanga Pangani Village, 52 km south of Tanga, is located at the point where the Pangani River empties itself into the Indian Ocean. The river passes through the north side of the village, separating the old buildings and the present-day market from the farms...

Kondoa Irangi Rock Paintings

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Kolo Village and History of Kolo Painting Kolo is a small village along the ‘highway from Arusha to Dodoma (Capital of Tanzania). It takes about 3 hours to get to Kolo from Arusha by 4 wheel drive (224km) and another 3 hours to get from Kolo to Dodoma (180km). The district of...

Lake Natron & Oldoinyo Lengai

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About Lake Natron Surface elevation: 610 m Catchment area: 932 km² Area: 1,040 km² Lake type: Salt lake Lake Natron is a salt and soda lake in the Arusha Region of northern Tanzania. The lake is close to the Kenyan border and is in the Gregory Rift, which is the eastern branch of...

Olduvai Gorge & Laetoli

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Olduvai Gorge & Laetoli Over the last thirty years or so, it has become increasingly apparent that Africa is probably the “Cradle of Mankind”. From Africa they spread out to populate the rest of Earth. Remains of the earliest humans were found in Olduvai Gorge....

Rubondo Island National Park

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About Rubondo Island National Park The largest island national park in Africa, Rubondo Island lies in the southern part of Lake Victoria (the second-largest lake in Africa!). The island is 26km in length, and varies in width from 3km to 10km. Uninhabited for decades, it has until...

Mkomazi National Park

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About Mkomazi National Park Although Mkomazi doesn’t offer as much game viewing when compared to other parks in Tanzania, the wild scenery compensates for it with mountains rising in every direction. Size:3245 km² / 1240 mi² Altitude: 225-1531 m / 738-5023 ft Set below the...

Usambara Mountains

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About Usambara Mountains Situated in the north-east of Tanzania. With their wide vistas, cool climate, winding paths and picturesque villages, the Usambara’s are one of Tanzanian’s highlights.The Usambara’s are a part of the ancient Eastern Arc chain which...