From being home to Africa’s most popular national parks and attractions to offering some of the best beaches on earth, Tanzania, an east African country, is a place that should be on the bucket list of every traveler. A country mostly known for its safari and wildlife adventure is truly more than that. Tanzania has so much to offer to every traveler than it is known to and that’s exactly how we came up with this article. It’s a land that is home to pristine beaches, historical sites, and not to forget the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro, which is the tallest mountain in the whole of Africa. Whether you are an adventure seeker or a water baby, Tanzania has got you covered as it literally has everything to offer to everyone. The number of popular tourist attractions that Tanzania is home to cannot be visited during just one visit. And with all the options presented to you, this may get a little confusing to choose the best amongst all. To help you with that, we have listed below the top 5 tourist attractions you can visit in Tanzania to make the most of your trip.
Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in the whole of Africa is probably one of the best highlights of this country. Not only it’s a quite popular tourist attraction but it’s also a famous hiking spot which lures numbers of visitors especially the adventure enthusiasts each year. There are a total of 6 trekking routes with differing lengths and difficulty levels. It is a relatively easy mountain to climb, but in case you feel altitude sickness (which happens with many people), you shouldn’t continue your journey to reach the peak of this gigantic mountain. Just allow your body to get used to the high altitude and take things slow and steady, don’t be in haste.
Serengeti national park
To get the best safari experience in Tanzania and possibly the world, Serengeti national park would be your safest bet. This park is literally any nature as well as wildlife lovers’ paradise that will provide you with plenty of opportunities to spot some of the world’s incredible wildlife species. This vast treeless plain area is home to a variety of species including “the big five”- lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, and buffalo. Visiting Serengeti national park would probably be the best highlight of your whole trip as there will be many moments that would be worth capturing as well as to amaze you.
The island of Zanzibar
The island of Zanzibar, also popularly known as Unguja, is another great travel destination in Tanzania. The island is packed with beautiful beaches that have the most amazing and scenic views to offer. You can reach the island by boat or plane. The island sees great weather all year round and is truly the best place to witness the most fascinating and mesmerizing view of turquoise water and white sand beaches.
Tanzania has an incredible historical past and the stone area is just the place that will brief you about its history as well as to enjoy the exceptional architecture. To get yourself more acquainted with the city’s incredible local culture, you can stay in a hotel that lies right in the middle of winding back alleys for the best travel experience. Many historic buildings in the city have now been transformed into museums and tourist attractions. And the town is also home to a couple of old churches that hold historical significance.
Ngorongoro conservation area
It is basically an area that works to preserve the wildlife species found in East Africa. Situated between Serengeti and Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro national park is the famous crater that allows you to see the incredible wildlife of the country. For bird watching or animal spotting, this park is the second-best place after Serengeti to get the best wildlife adventure experience. You might spot an elephant roaming freely around the grassland or even a giraffe having a meal from tall trees. FYI, the Ngorongoro volcano used to be one of the world’s largest mountains before it exploded and collapsed.