Top 10 destinations to visit in Tanzania

Top 10 destinations to visit in Tanzania

Tanzania is best known for its remarkable views of wildlife and having the highest mountain on the continent – Kilimanjaro; which make it a very popular destination. Below we have highlighted the top 10 tourist destinations you must visit on your next trip to Tanzania

1: Serengeti National Park

This beautiful Park is most popularly known for its large number of  big mammals across the African continent and it is rated among the top favorite holiday destinations in Africa. Serengeti is popular among holidaymakers especially for the wildebeest migration that takes place every year which includes nearly 2,000 animals majorly wildebeests and zebras. The month of May is considered to be one of the most favorable times to go to this park since it is very dry and the vegetation thin so the migrating herd starts matching in large numbers in search for fresh pastures

2: Ngorongoro conservation area

The spectacular Ngorongoro crater was formed about 3 million years ago as a result of a volcano erupting and collapsing. The 600 and over high slopes of the crater form as an enclosure for the large number of wild animals living on the crater floor. This is among the few places on the African continent where you get an opportunity to see the black rhino. Unique about the crater is that the native maasai people of this area are allowed to graze their cattle on the crater floor hence sharing pastures with a different wild herbivores living here.

3: Mount Kilimanjaro

The Kilimanjaro Mountain found in the eastern part of the country close to the border of Tanzania and Kenya is an inactive volcano standing at the height of 5892 meters above sea level. This is the highest mountain in Africa as well as the highest free standing mountain in the whole world. Despite its location close to the equator the summit of this mountain is covered by snow. It offers different routes along which its summit can be attempted. A very large number of mountaineers visit Mount Kili to take on this challenge

4: Zanzibar

The beautiful island is an archipelago comprised of different Islands. It offers beautiful coastal beaches which makes it a perfect destination to enjoy a beach holiday. The island is surrounded with a colorful garden of corals which attracts different tropical fish and other Marine creatures making it an ideal destination for snorkeling and scuba diving as well.

For centuries this island has been a significant trading hub as well as a meeting point for different cultures including Arabs, Indians and Africans Stone Town is among the significant tourist attractions found on this island that offers beautiful ancient architecture, vibrant markets and very hospitable people.

5: Lake Manyara

This National Park is best known for its rich birdlife. During the wet season the lake attracts as many as 300 different types of migratory birds among which are thousands of pink colored flamingos. When the dry season kicks in, most of the park areas are very dry and the few remaining water sources attract large mammals such as giraffes, hippos, wildebeests and elephants making it a perfect place to enjoy game drives

6: Mafia Island

This Island is part of the Spice Islands and has a population of approximately 40,000 people. It is a very beautiful and peaceful place with instances of organized crime are hardly ever recorded. every year thousands of scuba divers, snorkelers, game fishers and holidaymakers interested in unwinding on white sand beaches visit this island which also prides in a variety a lavish hotels and resorts

7: Tarangire National Park <

This National Park is regarded as a bird watchers' Paradise thanks to its great diversity of more than 540 recorded here. The park is also well-known for its large population of elephants, the unique tree-climbing lions as well as the baobab trees. When you visit you won't fail to notice the massive termite mounds founding the park

8: Selous Game Reserve

This is regarded as the largest designated wildlife reserve in the country it is home to a very large number of savanna animals living in very large numbers which cannot be compared to any other across the continent. However because of its large size, the animals are scattered across the vast plains. There are various activities that you can enjoy in this reserve among which are walking safaris, boat rides on River Fuji, helicopter tours and game drives.

9: Ruaha National Park

This is the largest National Park in Tanzania. the park is home to a large number different animals including bat eared foxes, elephants, wild dogs jackals, giraffes, cheetahs, zebras, leopards and Impalas this is among the best destinations to give you an authentic up-close experience of wild Africa and this is mainly because most areas in the park are pristine and untouched. The remote location of the Park offers holidaymakers an opportunity to escape from the large crowd normally found in the more popular wildlife parks especially during the peak tourist season.

10: Pemba Island

Also referred to as the Green Island it is found within the Indian Ocean and forms part of the Zanzibar archipelago. This is a very popular destination amongst divers who travel from different parts of the world to explore the breathtaking marine life that surrounds this island.