Top 10 Things To Do in Tanzania
Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas. They include the plains of Serengeti National Park, a safari mecca populated by the “big five” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), and Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain. Offshore lie the tropical islands of Zanzibar, with Arabic influences, and Mafia, with a marine park home to whale sharks and coral reefs.
Not only can the country boast three of Africa’s Seven Natural Wonders, but it is also blessed with the highest mountain in Africa, and has the largest and deepest lakes in Africa too.
- Relax on the paradise beaches of Zanzibar
- Head to Serengeti National Park
- Visit Ruaha National Park
- Go to Pemba Island
- Watch flamingos at Lake Manyara
- Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
- Explore the Ngorongoro crater
- Visit Lake Victoria
- Take helicopter to Serengeti
- Visit Dar Es Salaam and hit CoCo Beach
More than almost any other destination, Tanzania is the land of safaris. Wildebeest stampede across the plains. Hippos jostle for space in muddy waterways. Elephants wander along seasonal migration routes and chimpanzees swing through the treetops. Throughout the country there are unparalleled opportunities to experience this natural wealth: take a boat safari down the Rufiji River past snoozing crocodiles in Selous Game Reserve; watch giraffes silhouetted against ancient baobab trees in Ruaha National Park; sit motionless as waterbirds peck in the shallows around Rubondo Island; and hold your breath while lions pad around your vehicle in Ngorongoro Crater.
Tanzania’s Indian Ocean coastline is magical, with tranquil islands and sleepy coastal villages steeped in centuries of Swahili culture. Travel back in time to the days when the East African coast was the seat of sultans and a linchpin in a far-flung trading network extending to Persia, India and beyond. Here you can relax on powdery beaches backed by palm trees and massive baobabs, take in magnificent, pastel-hued sunrise or immerse yourself in languid coastal rhythms.
Driving was crazy in Tanzania, you have to be really careful there and look around as the car might be coming in front of you on a one way street 🙂 but the whole experience and the beauty of the country is so worth of seeing all of this.
All I wanted to do is walk outside and not go back to the hotel, unfortunately I did not have time for that.
Loved the Museum of Caravan Serai.
During my stay in Dar Es Salaam, we stayed in Ramada Hotel which costed us £80 per night. Loved the atmosphere and Masais working there were super helpful. I felt safe and people very very friendly as well. The hotel is centrally located close to most diplomatic missions and the international convention centre. Very clean and modern rooms. Good breakfast selection. Panoramic view of the coast from the rooftop restaurant.
Kariakoo Market is 1 miles from Ramada Encore Dar es Salaam, while National Museum and House of Culture is 950 yards away. Julius Nyerere International Airport is 7.8 miles from the property. Kivukoni is a great choice for travellers interested in business, sunshine and beaches.
Whether you’re all about some of the most famous beaches in East Africa or having a unique cultural experience, Tanzania has almost every extreme.
I loved my trip to Tanzania, even if it was short and for business, I still managed to see a lot of places and interact with locals. People are really lovely in Tanzania. I wish to visit one day again with family & friends.