Tanzania is home to many wildlife species, world-renowned safaris, and a collection of pristine beaches at the bay of the Indian Ocean. Here are a few places you should visit when you travel to Tanzania.
The Stone Town
From culture to history, to divine food, Stone Town is arguably the best place to travel in Tanzania in 2021. The history of the old metropolis is evident in the beautiful old buildings that whisper about ancient architecture. With an exquisite variety of fresh seafood and exotic fruits, this place is surely the best option to begin your Tanzanian tour.
Sitting in the expansive volcanic lands in the foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha city offers stunning views of Kilimanjaro, beautiful sceneries, and amazing architecture. Experience the local wildlife of the Ngorongoro Crater, explore the wetlands of the Tarangire National Park, or indulge in the wide selection of Tanzanian delicacies found in the Farmer's market. At Arusha city, there is never a dull moment!
The City of Dar Es Salaam
Brimming with tons of activities for every tourist, the City of Dar es Salaam with its beaches, islands, seafood, and music, is a tourist hotspot. From enjoying the sights at the seaports to walking through its bustling hustling markets and discovering delicious street food, there's a great deal to explore in the city!
Calling all the nature lovers! Mafia Island is Tanzania's untapped natural realm. It is famous for its underwater beauty, where you can find more than 400 species of incredible and rare fish, including the mighty Whale sharks! This zone is also a hub of green turtle breeding, which makes it even more interesting. So, make this place a must-visit as tons of activities and fun awaits you!
A place for history! Olduvai Gorge is a place in Tanzania that grasps the earliest sign of the presence of human ancestors. It is a very stimulating archeological site and has been labeled as the "Cradle of Mankind." This UNESCO World Heritage site is a great spot for those who have even the slightest bit of interest in anthropology.
Kilimanjaro is not only Africa's highest peak but is also the highest free-standing mountain in the world and is also considered to be the calmest of the seven summits. You can visit this place all year round, but the best and most preferred season is the dry season due to the decreased snowfall. Hiking the mountain in larger groups is one of the many activities you can do here!
The second oldest freshwater lake in Africa, bordering four countries, is incredibly beautiful and is not known by many. This place is ideal for a romantic getaway with your spouse as the lake dhow cruise makes for an amazing and romantic time. You can also indulge in water activities like snorkeling, deep lake swimming, and many others.
Serengeti National Park
Witness the iconic National Geographic style 'wildebeest migration' at the Serengeti! It’s listed as one of the eight Natural Wonders. This sight of 1.5 million wildebeests along with many other grass gazers migrating is worth watching! So, make sure to plan your trip from July to September to witness 'The Great Migration.'
Ol Doinyo Lengai
Literally translating to the "The Mountain of God" in Masaai language, this place truly a natural masterpiece! It is the only active volcano in Tanzania and therefore attracts tourists annually to see its magnificent eruption. This mountain requires a full day tiring hike and rewards its hikers with a sky full of twinkling silver stars at night.
With white sands, crystal blue water, and unlimited fun, this beach offers everything a beach lover would ever want! The best part about this beach is that it has favorable tidal patterns that ensure swimming at all hours.
So, what are you waiting for? Head over to Tanzania and give yourself a much-needed break from your life’s stress!
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