Tanzania, or the United Republic of Tanzania as it is officially known, is situated in East Africa; the republic was born in 1964 through the union of Zanzibar and Tanganyika. Tanzania is a beautiful country, rich in natural attractions, which is why it is such a great tourist destination. In what follows we’ll list some of the best places to visit in Tanzania, for a better understanding of this country’s culture and beauty.
Tanzania is best known as a great attraction for safaris, that visitors can do in the regions Selous, Ngorongoro, Katavi, Tarangire and Ruaha, but there are other attractions as well, including Africa’s tallest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. One of the top best places to visit in Tanzania is the Serengeti National Park in Northern Tanzania. This park offers amazing and miraculous sights thanks to its beautiful landscapes and its interesting inhabitants such as zebras and wildebeests. Visitors here have often had the experience of seeing lions in action, hunting for prey.
As we mentioned before, you can’t go to Tanzania without paying a visit to Mount Kilimanjaro; this is a great destination for adventurers, who can go hiking to conquer this colossus. This 5896-meter tall, free-standing Mountain can be climbed in six days but only by those properly equipped who are prepared to work hard. If you’re looking for a more relaxed experience, visit Zanzibar, which is on the Eastern Coast of the country. This place offers incredible sights and some of the best beaches in the world. Here you can enjoy relaxation on the beautiful beaches or take a visit to Stone Town, former capital of Zanzibar, which is a World Heritage site thanks to its wonderful and intricate architecture.
Other great places to visit in Tanzania include the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which is another national park and reservation; here you can see the largest crater in the world which houses numerous local species, including the rare black rhino. Ngorongoro is also still home to some of Africa’s oldest tribes, the Maasai and Oldupai. A world heritage site is also Selous, located in the south of Tanzania. Selous is a huge reservation, home of numerous elephants, black rhinos, cheetahs, crocodiles and hippos. Here you can also admire the swamps, wetlands and rivers, which allow for boat safaris.
There are many beautiful and incredible places to visit in Tanzania, and this is not a country to just look at; you have to get involved in the wilderness, in the savageness of the landscapes and try to see it as it is, a miracle of nature rather than just another tourist destination.