5 Top Attractions in Tanzania

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Tanzania is one of Africa’s most popular tourist destinations. This is because of the various tourist attraction sites the country has to offer. From beautiful parks for wildlife lovers, lakes for bird enthusiasts to mountain ranges for climbers and historical sites for culturists. Take a look at the 5 top attractions in Tanzania.

Mount Kilimanjaro

The most popular attractions in Tanzania is the Mount Kilimanjaro. Rising to a height of 5,892 meters (19,331 feet) above sea level, Kilimanjaro is the highest snow peaked mountain in Africa. The mountain has become a major tourist attraction in Tanzania for mountaineers and trekkers from around the world. Besides Kilimanjaro Mountain, Tanzania has several other mountains which serve as tourist attraction sites such as Mount Meru, Pare Mountains, Usambara Mountains, and The Eastern Arc Mountain Range among others.

Tanzania National Parks and Reserves

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Serengeti National Park.

Tanzania has dedicated more than 42,000 square kilometers which equals to about one third of the entire country to the protection of its wildlife as national parks and game reserves. The national parks and reserves serve as one of the major tourist attractions in Tanzania and important habitats for a number of wildlife. Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania is the largest game reserve in Africa while the Serengeti National Park is where the great migration spectacle takes place in Tanzania. Other popular parks and reserves include Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Ruaha National Park and Mikumi National Park.

Zanzibar Archipelago

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Kendwa Beach in Zanzibar.

Zanzibar Archipelago consists of several small islands. The big ones are Unguja and Pemba Islands. Zanzibar boasts of having some of the best beaches in the world something that many tourists consider as an attraction in Tanzania. The beaches are covered with soft white sand, lined with coconut palms and small coves that shelter it from the wind and clear shallow water, along with traditional boats. Depending on which side of the island you are on you have plenty of things to do within the island. From sightseeing, fishing to swimming and snorkelling in the open ocean. Within the island you could also visit other attractions in Tanzania such as Stone Town, Jozani Chwaka National Park and Chumbe Island.

Tanzania Great Rift Valley Lakes

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The Great Rift Valley is an unforgettable scenery, featuring hot springs, geysers, and lakes, as well as volcanoes, some of which are still active. Lakes on the floor of the valley, are a major feature of the Great Rift Valley, especially the Eastern Rift. Most of these inland lakes are generally shallow and contain a high mineral content, but also supports a diversity of bird-life, some are even surrounded by National Parks making them interesting attractions in Tanzania. Such lakes include Lake Manyara, Lake Tanganyika, Lake Victoria, Lake Natron Lake Eyasi and Lake Makati.

Tanzania Historical and Cultural Sites

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The slavery memorial at Stone Town.

Besides the beautiful natural attractions in Tanzania, the country has rich historical and cultural sites that are worth visiting. Most of these sites house long history and traditions of the Tanzanians dating back to the 13th Century. Some of the most significant historical sites in Tanzania worth visiting during a safari in Tanzania include Olduvai Gorge, The House of Wonders, Kilwa Ruins, Stone Town, old Arab Fort and the National Museum and House of Culture among others.

6 Comments

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    • Doris

      August 10, 2015 at 6:43 am

      Thanks for the feedback.

  2. Warner Maner

    September 3, 2015 at 8:49 am

    One of the most frequented attractions in Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro National Park is home to Africa’s highest mountain peak. Unlike other parks in northern Tanzania, this one is not visited for the wildlife but for the chance to stand in awe of this majestic snow-capped mountain and, for many, to climb to the summit.

    • Doris

      September 3, 2015 at 8:57 am

      Thank you Warner for the feedback. We hope that you will book with Jumia Travel on your next visit to Tanzania.

  3. Malija

    November 28, 2018 at 12:13 am

    One of best tourist attractions in Tanzania is national park (wildlife) I like it

    • Malija

      November 28, 2018 at 12:16 am

      Great thanks to you all and soon I will traveling to Serengeti national park

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