Travel Tour Destinations in Tanzania

Tanzania can well be described as Africa’s tourism capital. Tourism in Tanzania is so important that some of Africa’s best wildlife destinations cover about 25% of the country’s landmass. The parks are some of the largest in Africa and the world with unmatched diversity. Up in the North lies the world’s highest free standing mountain, Kilimanjaro, promising a thrilling adventure that is scalable by both novices and seasoned climbers. It has been scaled by a 7-year-old from India, United States and an elderly couple from Canada aged 84 and 85 years. The mountain supports an ecosystem that is critical to many of the north faunal diversity, all the way to Kenya. The nearby Serengeti is hosts the largest movement of land mammals in the world. Olduvai Gorge is well known as the site where some of the oldest humanoid remains were found. The Tanzanian coast has some of the richest history in Africa, all the way before and after the slave trade. The south has some of Africa’s most undisturbed natural African safari destinations. All in all, a trip to Africa has to include Tanzania.

There are seven World Heritage Sites in Tanzania. Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unbroken and un-flooded volcanic caldera in the world, with spectacular landscapes teeming with wildlife. The Serengeti hosts an annual migration of millions of wildebeest making a 1000 km journey North in to the Masai Mara in Kenya and back in to Tanzania. They are usually given a rousing welcome by the predators wherever they pass resulting in some of the most thrilling wildlife experiences anywhere in the world. Down south, Selous, Ruaha and Katavi are unspoiled remote wildernesses, home to thousands of elephants and bovines, and packs of rare African wild dogs and other diverse predators. Lake Tanganyika is among the most beautiful lakes in the world. Lake Manyara was a personal favorite of Ernest Hemingway. The silver beaches and well preserved history and culture of the Tanzanian coast, and further into the Indian Ocean Islands making up Zanzibar, will awe the most seasoned of travelers. Combine Zanzibar with a history trip to Bagamoyo or even Kilwa to see the ruins of Kisiwani and Songo Mnara. Thereafter, head off to the private island of Fanjove or Lazy Lagoon for an unadulterated beach escape. Find all the fascination of African travel in the inimitable richness of Tanzania.

Cultural visits in the different parts of Tanzania are as fulfilling as the wildlife safari and should be taken as an extra at every destination. The pastoralist Masai and hunter-gatherer tribes of the North co-exist in the North. There are seasonal events like marriages and circumcision rituals that have been followed for centuries. Others include the Arabs and Swahili at the coast, along with the resilient indigenous tribes there who managed to stick to their ways. All this and more await you as you plan you African safari trip and Tour Travel Africa experts will be at hand to take you through the wonders that make up this beautiful country.

Combined Tour Destinations

At TourTravelAfrica.com, we can organize combined Africa tour safaris to neighbouring tour destinations in East Africa such as Rwanda, Kenya, & Uganda. By combining Tanzania tour destinations with those of neighboring tour destinations you will be rewarded with different experiences.

Tanzania Tourist Attractions

Arusha National ParkArusha National Park

This park has three distinct zones: Ngurdoto Crater (often called the 'mini-Ngorongoro'); the shallow alkaline Momella Lakes fed by underground streams (upon which rest thousands of

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Gombe StreamGombe Stream

Located a few kilometers north of Kigoma , on the western part of Tanzania, is the smallest but one of the best known of Tanzania's National

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Katavi National ParkKatavi National Park

This remote and difficult park to reach (strictly recommended for those of an adventurous spirit) lies on a high flood plain surrounding Lake Kitavi, to the

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Mahale Mountains National ParkMahale Mountains National Park

Located at Ujiji on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, where Stanley is reputed to have met Livingstone and given the famous greeting "Dr. Livingstone, I presume".

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Mikumi National ParkMikumi National Park

Located astride the main Dar to Mbeya highway, to the north of Selous Game Reserve and only 283 km from Dar-es-Salaam, the park is an important

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Mkomazi Game ReserveMkomazi Game Reserve

Visited by few, Mkomazi Game Reserve encompasses over 1,200 square miles in northeast Tanzania and lies between Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Indian Ocean. Mkomazi is adjacent

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Mount Kilimanjaro National ParkMount Kilimanjaro National Park

The snow-covered splendor of the highest mountain in Africa is visible on a clear day from more than 250 kms away. Kilimanjaro rises from the vast

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NgorongoroNgorongoro

The Ngorongoro Crater is a scenic wildlife safari destination just south of the famous Serengeti National Park. Due to its almost enclosed nature, the park is

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Ruaha National ParkRuaha National Park

At 13,000 sq. km, it is the second largest Tanzanian park and the world's largest elephant sanctuary. The park represents a transition zone where eastern and southern

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SaadaniSaadani

Saadani is Tanzania's newest national park. The park covers 1000sq. km and is a unique wilderness - the heady mix of beach, bush and river -

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SelousSelous

The pristine reserve, a World Heritage Site since 1982, comprises an area of 55,000 sq. km, covering about six per cent of Tanzania's land surface. Larger

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Serengeti National ParkSerengeti National Park

The Serengeti National Park is one of the most popular safari destinations in Africa. It is particularly popular for hosting the world’s largest mammal migration –

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Tarangire National ParkTarangire National Park

Day after day of cloudless skies. The fierce sun sucks the moisture from the landscape, baking the earth a dusty red, the withered grass as brittle

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Udzungwa MountainsUdzungwa Mountains

Udzungwa is one of Tanzania's largest park's but accessibility is severely limited-game drives are not possible, and therefore only trekking expeditions can be organized into the

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Usamabara MountainsUsamabara Mountains

This little-known mountain range is one of the gems of Tanzania. Lying north of the Korogwe-Tanga road, the Usambara’s are a relict patch of the great

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ZanzibarZanzibar

Ranked at the top of the best Islands in Africa, Zanzibar Archipelago is truly a dreamy tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean just off the coast

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