30 Places to Visit in Tanzania, Tourist Places & Top Attractions

Tanzania Tourist Places

Mount Kilimanjaro, Serengeti National Park, Zanzibar Beaches, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara National Park, Mafia Island, Tarangire National Park and many more.

The places to visit in Tanzania are as spectacular and grand as the country itself. This is one of the few countries on the planet where almost 30 percent of it is national parks. Parks like Serengeti, Tarangire, Arusha, Ruaha, Katavi, etc. offer some of the most breathtaking flora and wildlife species. You can not only see the world’s largest wildebeest migration here but also track chimpanzees, spot the rare black rhinos, East African Oryx here.

The list of astonishing places to see in Tanzania seems to be never-ending! You can see Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest point here, Lake Tanganyika, which is the world’s second-largest lake, and the world’s largest caldera, i.e. Ngorongoro Crater.

This beautiful land of contrasts, one of the few in the world, is where you will see the ancient tribes on one hand and chic beachside destinations on the other. This is where centuries-old heritage buildings co-exist with snazzy malls.

Here is the list of best places to visit in Tanzania:

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Located just below Mount Meru, Arusha is one of the most ethnically diverse Tanzanian cities comprising of indigenous Africans, Indian, and Arab populations. Established in the 1830s, Arusha is a major contributor to the economy of Tanzania and is also known as the ‘safari capital’.

The beauty of Arusha lies in its chaos of busy streets, bustling markets, colonial-era buildings all set amidst lush expanses. Arusha’s landscape is dotted with high peaks like that of Mount Meru, lakes, and vast plains that let you experience the best of the African wilderness.

Admire the exotic wildlife at the Arusha National Park, one of the top places to see in Tanzania, as you see the Big Five Game animals, flamingos, hippos, and zebras. The very interesting Cultural Heritage Center and its mask museum, spice center, etc. are not to be missed. Tanzania’s famous hominid fossils along with insect displays can be seen at the National History Museum.

The serene countryside of the place can be enjoyed on a canoe safari on the Small Momella Lake in the Arusha National Park. Challenge your limits and try a hike to the 14, 961 ft. high Mount Meru. Those who love to collect mementoes must shop for crafts and jewellery at the Masai Women Fair Trade Center.

Arusha sees a warm and temperate climate throughout the year. The dry months of June-October are the best time to visit.

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Located on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, ‘Moshi’ is a small city and is the capital of the Kilimanjaro region. It is an important contributor to the Tanzanian economy through tourism and trade activities. It is the gateway to the northern safari circuit of several lakes, national parks, and of course Mt. Kilimanjaro.

The beauty of Moshi lies in its vast safari parks, serene lakes, and lush plantations of coffee and bananas. The city is covered in miles of Chrysanthemum flowers, lending it an unearthly appearance.

Sports enthusiasts must not miss visiting Moshi Club. This scenic golf course, located at the Kili foothills, is where you can enjoy a round of golf. Those who love solitude, must head over to the impressive Materuni Falls, famous for their crystal clear glacial waters and views of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Coffee lovers would love Moshi! The place offers coffee plantation trails where you can try the freshest coffee and see how it’s grown. Get out of the city and head to the stunning Lake Chala to see its deep crater walls and enjoy boating as you spot baboons, monkeys, and Monitor lizards.

The weather here is tropical wet that alternates with dry windows. The low rainfall months of July-October are the best to visit.

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Located in north-western Tanzania in the Shinyanga region. Though it’s a small compact town, it is an important contributor to Tanzania’s economy through forestry, fishing, and mining.

Kahama is one of those rustic little places that offer a beautiful slice-of-life African experience- of its people, wilderness, and food. One of the best places to see in Tanzania, its beauty lies in its vast plains interspersed with thickets of native trees habited by local birds and animals.

The beautiful and friendly people of Kahama can be met at the Central Market. This is also a great place to shop for curios and artworks. For a rare experience, visit the Buzwagi gold mine, which is an open-pit gold mine to see how gold is processed.

Explore the spectacular wildlife at the Northern Kahama Game Reserve. It is exciting trying to spot the Big Five Game animals and other native species. What can be better than tucking in delicious local food like Nyama Choma, Ugali, and Zanzibar pizza after a long day of sightseeing? You can visit places like Verandas Tapas bar and the Royal Food Court for this.

The weather here is hot and humid throughout the year. June-August, the low rainfall months, is the best time to visit.

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Located in western Tanzania, Sumbawanga is one of the important food-producing and trading centers of the country. Its name translates to ‘throw away your witchcraft’ and what makes the place fascinating is the presence of spiritual healers who have thriving practices here. It is the gateway to Katavi National Park.

Sumbawanga is surrounded by lush expanses dotted with vast farms and national parks giving a sense of traditional African wilderness.

Visit the Sumbawanga Memorial to see its beautiful man made stone architecture, an amazing feat of design and vision. Those who love spotting wildlife must head over to the Katavi National Park. The park has several rivers like Chada, Katavi, and Katuma that act as watering holes for the native hippos, elephants, and Cape buffaloes.

For a deeper Tanzanian experience take a walking tour of the city to meet the locals and shop for their handmade handicrafts, traditional jewellery, textiles, etc.

The place has a warm and temperate climate due to its location near the equator. The best time to visit is in the low rainfall months of April-October.

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Dar es Salaam is Tanzania’s largest city and its former capital. It was established in 1862 on the East Coast and was an obscure port till the time Germany established the East Africa Company here. It is now amongst the fastest growing cities in the world and the epicenter for Tanzanian fashion, arts, and films.

The beauty of Dar es Salaam’s landscape is incomparable to any other Tanzanian city. Sprawled over a picturesque harbour and miles of lush fertile lands, the city has pristine beaches, mountains, humongous wildlife parks, and stunning lakes.

No trip to Dar es Salaam is complete without exploring its scenic beachside beauty and trying out the famous seafood. You can visit Mbudya Island and Kivukoni Fish Market, which are great places to do this. Those interested in architecture cannot miss visiting the 18th- century St. Joseph’s Cathedral, famous for its stained-glass paintings and Gothic architecture. People interested in war history must visit the Askari monument dedicated to World War I Tanzanian soldiers.

Dar es Salaam, one of the best places to visit in Tanzania, is a haven for those who love to shop and eat. You can enjoy beachside dining at places like The Slipway Stretch and browse through the chic boutiques here. Nature enthusiasts must see the Hawksbill turtle breeding at Masaki and snorkel to see coral reefs here.

Due to its equatorial location, the city experiences a hot and humid climate with a good deal of rainfall. The best time to visit is in the drier months of June-October.

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Translating to a ‘city short of an ocean’, Morogoro lies in eastern Tanzania. It is one of the country’s most advanced educational and culturally-rich cities that has unique German and British influences.

Morogoro is located at the foothills of the lush Uluguru Mountains that lends it a surreal beauty and makes it one of the most scenic places to see in Tanzania. Framed amidst beautiful skies lie vast forests and rugged plains, quintessential of the African wilderness.

If you want to see incredible wildlife, head over to the Mikumi National Park, Tanzania’s fourth-largest park, to see the Big Five Game animals along with impala, zebra, greater kudu, lilac-breasted roller, etc. Another amazing place to visit is the Selous Game Reserve to see lions, hyenas, and Cape buffalos. This is where Rufiji, Tanzania’s largest river flows and is a must-see.

Challenge yourself on a hike to the nearby Ulugurus and see the surrounding almost 25-million-year-old rainforests. For an offbeat experience, take cardamom, cinnamon, and mango plantation trails and meet the locals on the way. Those who love waterfalls, cannot miss taking a dip at the huge plunge pool of the Kinole waterfall.

Morogoro is muggy and overcast throughout the year. June-September, the low rainfall months, are the best to visit.

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One of the largest Tanzanian cities, Tanga is located on the shores of the Indian Ocean bordering Kenya. This ancient city was ruled by the Portuguese and was an infamous slave trade hub till the 18th-century. It then started prospering under the Germans’ rule and is now an important port.

This sunny oceanside beauty of a town is marked with untouched beaches, beautiful lagoons, and coral reefs, making it one of the most picturesque places to see in Tanzania. Its lands are covered in miles of ancient forests surrounded by the soaring Usambara Mountains and their lush valleys.

The highlight here is the ancient Amboni Caves located amidst tulip and fig thickets and can only be explored in the torchlight. For an off-track adventure, take a long relaxing dip in the medicinal waters of the Galonos hot springs. Explore the natural habitat of African bush elephants, blue wildebeests, Dik-Diks, etc. at the Saadani National Park.

Those who love heritage and history must explore the 15th- century ruins of Shrizai tombs and the European cemetery here. You can also enjoy a daylong bike tour that will take you through the narrow lanes of the city where the beautiful ancient mansions and Arab-style buildings are hidden.

Tanga is hot and humid throughout the year. January-February and June-August are the low rainfall months and the best time to visit.

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Located in Malawi on the Mozambique border, Mwanza is the second-largest city in Tanzania and is a major port. Mwanza is known as the gateway for safaris to Serengeti and Ngorongoro and is loved for its chic and friendly atmosphere.

The location of this port city on the Lake Victoria shores makes it extremely beautiful and one of the top places to visit in Tanzania. It is known as the ‘Rock city’ because of the gigantic rocks strewn all over its landscape.

One of the most famous attractions here is the centuries-old dancing rock formations at Jiwe Kuu that offer great views of the city. Nature lovers must visit the nearby Saanane, Rubondo, and Kome islands, etc. to see rock hyrax, impalas, lions, hyenas, etc. To get a taste of the rich Tanzanian culture, visit the Sukuma Museum to see traditional snake dances.

An unforgettable sight here is the famous Bismarck Rocks jutting out of the waters of Lake Victoria, which is one of the most unique places to see in Tanzania. Those who love nature’s quietness can enjoy a sunset cruise at Lake Victoria or hike in the rustic wilderness of the Balili Hill Range.

It is warm and overcast almost year-round at Mwanza. The best time to visit is between June-September.

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The capital city of Tanzania, located in the central part of the country, Dodoma was initially an obscure little market town. It was founded in 1907 by the Germans and is now a major education, tourism, and sporting hub. This is where most of the Tanzanian wines are produced.

Located near the southern highlands, Dodoma is bestowed with a beautiful scenic landscape and vast agricultural plains, making it one of the best places to see in Tanzania. Vast plains dotted with patches of acacia trees, lush valleys, and rainforests make Dodoma even more scenic.

One of the most liberal Parliamentarian buildings in the world, the Bunge is a must-visit. It stands as a testimony to the re-emergence of Tanzania. Marvel at the stunning Ethiopian and Middle-Eastern architecture of the Anglican Cathedral and the vast expanse of the Gaddafi Mosque, the largest mosque in Tanzania.

Shop for local art pieces and crafts at Nyerere Square and browse the local boutiques. Explore the million-year-old UNESCO-protected Kondoa paintings at Iragi Hills by the indigenous Sandawe people. Nature lovers can enjoy a hike to the iconic landmark Simba Hill.

Dodoma has arid and temperate weather. The drier months of April-July is the best time to visit.

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Mbeya, located in southwestern Tanzania, is a gold mining town. Established in 1902, the city was under the control of the British until the 1960s. It is famously known as the ‘breadbasket of Tanzania’ for being a major food producer.

Mbeya’s location in a narrow valley surrounded by high mountains in a bowl-like shape makes it an extremely interesting and beautifully landscaped place. The sprawling cattle farms and plantations of coffee, tea, cocoa, and spices and forests of bamboo and medicinal plants also accentuate its natural beauty.

One of the major highlights here is the Ngozi lake, the second-largest crater lake in Africa known for its emerald-green water and varieties of fish. Naturalists would love to visit Kitulo National Park. The park houses almost 400 plant and orchid varieties and rare birds like the Blue swallow, Mountain marsh widow, etc., making it one of the best places to visit in Tanzania.

Some of the most fun activities here are birding, swimming, and caving at the famous Kapologwe Falls. This laidback city and it’s Lake Malawi is perfect for lazing and trying to spot the rare cichlids. Beach lovers would love to explore the fishing villages, windsurfing, and ornamental fish viewing at Matema Beach.

Matema sees humid and rainy weather throughout the year. June-October is warm, sunny, and dry and the best time to visit.

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Located near the international border of Burundi, Kasulu is located in  northwestern Tanzania. It is primarily an agricultural region that produces bananas, sweet potatoes, maize, etc. along with coffee and sugarcane.

The fact that this compact place can be explored in a day doesn’t take away from its scenic beauty. The city is a beautiful mix of the new and the traditional in terms of its architecture, food, and culture.

If you are someone who loves sunny oceanic expanses, you can’t miss visiting the pristine Bangwe beach. This is one of the best places to enjoy seafood and watersports. Your beachside experience cannot be complete without visiting the Katonga fishing village where hundreds of wooden boats are launched at the same time and is a fascinating sight.

Lose yourself in the quietude of wilderness as you stroll in the picturesque expanses of the Mwamunga beach and hike in the surrounding forested hills. After a day of hiking, don’t miss visiting the local cafes to enjoy traditional Tanzanian foods like Nyama Choma, Samaki, Pilau, Ndizi-Nyama, etc.

Kasulu has a mildly tropical climate with rainfall throughout the year. The best time to visit is during the low-rainfall months of June-October to enjoy a variety of activities.

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Sonega is named after a great Ngoni warrior who was hanged here in 1906. Though this city has seen a tumultuous past of wars, ivory poaching, slavery, etc. it is now a major contributor to the Tanzanian economy by way of transportation and agriculture.

Sonega though is crowded but has a vibrant energy and buzz about it. Add to it the beauty of its numerous shaded streets and lush hills in the distance along with huge patches of sunflowers, and you get a picturesque and sunny beauty of a place.

Tanzania’s Maji Maji uprising is famous around the world as a symbol of bravery. Those who want to know more about this iconic feat must visit the Maji Maji Museum to see rare exhibits and pictures. After a day of exploring the city, try out the traditional Tanzanian snacks and desserts at famous eateries like Krista Park Fast Food and Agape Café.

Stroll amidst the beautiful Gothic architecture of the St. Benedictine Church in Peramio. This surreal experience will remind you of ancient European Gothic-style churches right here in Tanzania. If you love to shop, visit the chaotic but fun local markets to pick up handicrafts and jewellery.

Sonega has a warm and muggy climate due to its location near the equator. The drier months of June-October is the best time to visit.

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This semi-autonomous archipelago consists of two main islands of Pemba and Unguja and is one of the best places to visit in Tanzania. Though this is a part of Africa, Zanzibar couldn’t be more distinct in terms of its culture, food, and religion. Zanzibar has been inhabited since the Later Stone Age period and has strong Asian, Portuguese, and British influences.

To say that Zanzibar is beautiful is an understatement. The place is blessed with incredible tropical beauty comprising coral reefs, vast grassy plains, thickets of coconut trees, and lush vegetation.

The beauty of Zanzibar’s Arab-influenced architecture and heritage is incomparable to any place in the world. The 19th-century ocean-facing Sultan’s Palace and the UNESCO protected Stone Town stand as a testimony to this. The buzz of this fun city can be caught at the Forodhani night market that offers traditional meats, fish, and snacks.

One of the most fascinating things to do here is to visit the intriguing Prison Island where slaves and people with incurable diseases were kept. Besides the slave trade, other aspects of the Zanzibari culture can be explored at the ‘House of Wonders’. Spices have always been a part of Zanzibar culture and can be explored through a local spice tour.

The weather here is tropical and warm due to its proximity to the Equator. The best time to visit is in the drier months of June-October.

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Tabora, initially known as Kazeh, lies in the west-central part of Tanzania. It was one of the topmost slave trade locations, till the Germans took it over in the 1870s. It is now mainly an agricultural region with several tobacco farms and honey production centers.

Tabora is a beautiful sunny town with huge promenades and wide roads lined with old mango trees. Its beauty lies in its vintage colonial charm and laidback lifestyle. The architecture here is a beautiful mix of German and African styles and adds to the beauty of the place, making it one of the most stunning places to see in Tanzania.

Travelling is all about exploring the local heritage. Two of such iconic Tanzanian places are the magnificent 19th-century Fort Boma famous for its stunning German architecture and the Livingstone’s Tembe, the 18th-century Arabic-style home, perfect for learning about the infamous slave trade.

There is no experience like experiencing the wilderness and seeing rare birds at the Igombe Camp forest reserve. After a day of sightseeing, stroll in the lanes of this sleepy hinterland to sample Tanzanian foods like Chipsi-Mayai, Ugali, Sambusa, etc. at the local shacks.

Tabora experiences a hot and temperate climate throughout the year. The drier months of May-October are the best time to visit.

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Kigoma is a port city located in northwestern along Lake Tanganyika. One of the busiest ports in the country, it contributes tremendously to the Tanzanian economy. Kigoma also has a small airport that connects it to Dar es Salaam and Bujumbura.

Due to its location near the lake, Kigoma’s landscape is pretty scenic. It is dotted with vast thickets of forests, farms, and plantations all nestled between looming mountains.

Follow the footsteps of the famous naturalist Jane Goodall and visit the Gombe National Park, one of the most intriguing places to see in Tanzania. Here you will not only see her chimpanzee conservation efforts but also species like olive baboons, vervet monkeys, leopards, hippos, etc. To have a fascinating Tanzanian wildlife experience, visit the Mahale Mountains National Park. This is one of the few places in the world where chimpanzees and lions coexist. One of the best places to experience quintessential Tanzanian warmth and buzz is at Ujiji. This is not only the oldest African market but also stands as a slave trade landmark.

Enjoy a ride on the 1913 train MV Liemba that plies between Lake Tanganyika and Zambia. Those who love beachside activities can enjoy wakeboarding, kitesurfing, snorkelling, and the gorgeous sunsets at Lake Tanganyika and Bangwa Beach.

The climate in Kigoma is tropical. May-September is the low-rainfall month and the best time to visit.

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Other Attractions

No trip to Tanzania is complete without visiting the tallest African and the highest free-standing mountain (19, 341 ft.) in the world that has vast ice fields and snow caps. What’s fascinating is that out of its three volcanic cones, one is still active.

This is one of the few places to visit in Tanzania in the world to have rain forest, moorland, alpine desert, and an arctic summit ecosystem on it. Its forested slopes and the nearby game reserve protect elephants, blue monkeys, duikers, Abbot’s starling, etc.

Location: Kilimanjaro region, Northeast Tanzania.

Timings: The best time to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro is from December-March and June-October.

Cost of hiking: Approximately Rs. 75,000.
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One of the top tourist attractions in Tanzania, Serengeti is where the world’s most astonishing phenomenon of the annual migration of millions of wildebeests and zebras, followed by their predators, takes place in an intact ecosystem.

Besides, this place where humans have been living for the last 4 million years, and its savannahs, kopjes, rainforests, and rivers, referred to as the Serengeti plains, house rare species like the Nile crocodiles, patas monkeys, lions, African leopard, ground pangolin, etc. This is where you can enjoy safaris to see the Big Five Game animals, the Masai holdings, etc.

Location: Seronera, Northern Tanzania, East Africa

Timings: Always open.

Cost of safari: Approximately Rs. 12,000 per day.
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One of the most fascinating natural wonders in the world, Ngorongoro Conservation Area is bestowed with unimaginable beauty of vast savannas, ancient tropical rainforests, and lakes, and incredible natural wonders. This is one of the few places where ancient hominid fossils dating back 3 million years were found.

This is where threatened animal species like wildebeest, lions, etc. coexist with elusive Masai tribes. The highlight here is the world’s largest unbroken caldera, which dates to the late Tertiary period.

Location: Arusha, Tanzania.

Timings: Every day from 6:00 am-6:00 pm.

Entry Fee: Approximately Rs. 3,600
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Owing to its population of elusive tree-climbing lions and migratory pink flamingos, Lake Manyara National Park is a haven for wildlife lovers and one of the best places to visit in Tanzania. Besides, this park houses a huge number of impalas, warthogs, waterbucks, Dik-Dik, klipspringer, spoonbills, waders, etc.

Besides wildlife viewing, you can enjoy super fun activities like tree-top canopy walks, forest walks, bike tours, canoe safaris, etc.

Location: Arusha & Manyara regions, Tanzania.

Timings: Best time for a safari is from June-October.

Cost of safari: Approximately Rs. 25,000 per person/ 2 days
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Also known as Chole Shamba, a property of the Sultan of Oman, Mafia Island is a part of the Zanzibar Archipelago and was an important trading spot for the Omanis, Turkish, and Chinese traders. The island is nothing short of a dreamy beachside destination that’s loved for its remote location and is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Tanzania.

It houses outstanding marine life comprising 450 fish and 50 coral species. Its mangroves house rare African birds like Western reef egrets, Terek sandpipers, etc. the high cliffs here act as great diving sites for you to see groupers, rays, turtles, and sharks.

Location: East coast of Tanzania.

Timings: July-October.

Watersports cost: Approximately Rs. 8,000 per person.
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Considered to be one of the top places to watch the game, this national park is an absolute must-visit. In its marshes, thickets of the ancient baobab trees, and vast grassy fields, it protects rare African wildlife including wildebeest, Grant’s gazelle, leopard, and almost 550 bird species.

Don’t miss to see dwarf mongoose hiding in the huge termite mounds strewn all over the park. You can see these either through walking and jeep safaris or a more fun way of hot air ballooning.

Location: Manyara, Tanzania.

Timings: July-October

Cost of safari: Approximately Rs. 20,000 per person/day.
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Famous around the world as the ‘Green island’ owing to its fertile soil that produces mangoes, cloves, spices, etc., Pemba Islands is a part of Zanzibar. Pemba Island’s food, culture, and architecture, due to its past, is heavily influenced by the Arab culture.

It is one of the best places to visit in Tanzania for an authentic African experience due to the presence of voodoo performers and witch doctors that still inhabit the place. Besides, it offers some of the best diving spots to see corals and marine life. You can also enjoy forest walks and dhow boating here.

Location: Near the Tanga port, Tanzania.

Timings: July-October

Entry Fee: Approximately Rs. 7,000 per person/ day.
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One of the most enticing tourist attractions in Tanzania, this old town area is famous around the world for its artistic architecture that’s influenced by Indian, European, Persian, and Arab elements. The buildings here are made with coral stone that gives the place a warm brownish-red hue.

It consists of several long and short alleys that house shops selling spices, jewellery, artworks, etc. Don’t miss to see the House of Wonders, the stone-made Old Fort, the 18th-century Persian hamams, and the Palace Museum here.

Location: Unguja Island, Zanzibar.

Timings: July-October

Entry Fee: Approximately Rs. 350 per person.
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The astonishingly beautiful Zanzibar beaches are where the balmy sun, sand, and sea meet, making them the best tourist attractions in Tanzania. There are so many of these scenic beaches that offer a plethora of super fun activities, that it becomes difficult to choose.

You can visit Bwejuu that is loved for its seclusion and solitude and offers activities like diving, dhow boat trips, etc., or the Michamvi Beach that houses coral lagoons, Nungwi Beach that’s loved for its nightlife, fantastic coral reefs, dolphins, and turtles.

Location: The best Zanzibar beaches are Nungwi, Paje, Nakupenda, Pongwe, and Jambiani.

Timings: The dry months of June-October.

Watersports cost: Approximately Rs. 1,500 per person/hour.
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This UNESCO protected area is loved around the world for its uninterrupted landscape that protects rare African wildlife like African bush elephants, East African wild dogs, Cape buffaloes, Masai giraffe, lions, Nile crocodile, etc.

Its landscape includes the Rufiji River, acacia savannah, and thick woods that hardly have any human interface, making it one of the few remaining areas in Africa that are truly wild and raw.

Location: Southern Tanzania.

Timings: July-October

Cost of safari: Approximately Rs. 20,000 per person/ day.
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Visiting Arusha National Park is an experience of a lifetime because it houses the world’s largest giraffe population, making it one of the most interesting places to visit in Tanzania. Besides, its stunning landscape of ancient rainforests, acacia scrubs, and moors house incredibly diverse African wildlife.

This includes turacos, trogons, blue monkeys, cape buffalo, etc. Besides enjoying game drives, walking safaris, canoe safaris, etc., you can see thousands of pink flamingos at Lake Momella, visit the Ngurdoto crater and museum, and explore the naturally-created fig tree arches.

Location: Near Arusha town, northeastern Tanzania.

Timings: July-October

Cost of safari: Approximately Rs. 23,000 per person/ day.
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One of the largest national parks in not only Tanzania but the whole of East Africa, Ruaha consists of several smaller ecosystems like Rungwa Game Reserve and Usangu Game Reserve.

The highlight of the park is the Big Five Game animals along with the endangered elands, African leopard, sable antelope, impala, bat-eared foxes, agama lizards, etc. Besides, it has more than 1600 plant species and 500 bird species.

Location: Iringa, Tanzania.

Timings: July-October

Cost of safari: Approximately Rs. 31,000 per person/ day.
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Made famous by the primatologist Jane Goodall, this is one of the best places to visit in Tanzania for chimpanzee tracking to see these primates in their natural habitat displaying almost close-to-human behaviour! Besides the chimps, you can also spot red-tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, olive baboons, leopards, hippos, etc.

Besides chimpanzee safaris, you can also enjoy hiking, swimming in Lake Tanganyika, and forest walks.

Location: Western border of Tanzania.

Timings: July-October

Chimpanzee tracking cost: Approximately Rs. 17,000 per person/ day.
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One of the best places to visit in Tanzania and the remotest national parks in Tanzania’s Central African Rift Valley, Katavi National Park is a secluded expanse of raw wilderness. Its incredible wildlife includes the Big Five Game, crocodiles, antelope, giraffe, and almost 400 bird species.

Named after a local spirit, this national park’s grounds are worshipped by the locals even today. Enjoy game drives and walking safaris for an amazing bush experience. This park offers an out-and-out rustic experience due to the lack of showers or flush toilets. But it’s amazing being out in the open watching the stars and listening to the night calls of animals.

Location: Western Tanzania.

Timings: July-October

Cost of safari: Approximately Rs. 20,000 per person/ day.
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One of the most famous of the Great African lakes and the largest lake here, this almost 4 lac years old lake tops the charts. This tranquil expanse of great shimmering waters is where the rare Cichlids are found along with hippos, African clawless otters, cane rats, bohor reedbuck, etc.

You can’t miss super fun activities like hiking, fishing trips, bird watching, and swimming, etc. here. The surrounding cotton and coffee plantations are also worth a visit.

Location: The lake lies in Tanzania and Uganda and borders Kenya.

Timings: June-August

Entry Fee: Approximately Rs. 31,000 per person.
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People Also Ask About Tanzania

  1. What are the best cities to visit in Tanzania?

    1. Dar es Salam: Get a beautiful experience of the country’s modernity intertwined with history here. You can see glitzy malls standing along with historical monuments, cathedrals, and many pristine beaches.

    2. Moshi: No trip to Tanzania is complete without visiting this city where Mt. Kilimanjaro stands. A haven for adventure enthusiasts, Moshi is the best city for hiking, rock climbing, plantation trails, waterfall viewing, etc.

    3. Mwanza: The best city to let you explore the stunning Lake Victoria, Mwanza is also loved for its traditional markets, dancing rock formations, etc.

    4. Iringa: The coldest, almost near-freezing, city in Tanzania, this is where the country’s largest national park is located. It lets you see amazing views of the Udzungwa Mountains and has attractions like the Isimila Stone Age site and Mtera Dam, etc.
  2. What is the best area to stay in Tanzania for tourists?

    1. Zanzibar: This beautiful and chic city is loved for the serene seaside holiday that it offers. Besides, there are tons of fun watersports and explorations to be enjoyed here.

    2. Pemba Islands: The honeymooners’ favourite, this place has secluded villas, beachside dining, and a gateway into its amazing marine life.

    3. Serengeti: There are several rustic lodges bordering the famous Serengeti National Park here that organize night drives, off-roading, and guided walks here.

    4. Bwejuu: The place is all about sun, sand, and fun. Go for turtle and rare fish explorations and relaxation in luxury. The beachside markets are a plus!
  3. What is famous in Tanzania?

    - Tanzania is famous for its unique topography of Africa’s highest point i.e. Mt. Kilimanjaro, the continent’s largest Lake Victoria, volcanic mountains, ancient forests, and beaches.
    - The world’s largest migrations, that of wildebeests, zebras, and their predators across almost 1000 kilometres.
    - Mt. Kilimanjaro, the snow-capped highest free-standing mountain of the world and Africa’s tallest mountain. It’s known for its rare wildlife and almost every form of ecosystem on its slopes.
    - Delicious and unique cuisine comprising kebabs, rice patties, sambusa, etc. derived from almost 120 ethnic groups and tribes.
    - Tanzania houses the world’s largest caldera known as the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater.
  4. Where are the prettiest places in Tanzania for a honeymoon?

    1. Pemba Islands: This serene and tranquil honeymoon destination is loved for its tranquillity, pure white sandy beaches, and seafood to die for. Enjoy snorkelling and swimming together as you look for rare marine life.

    2. Mafia Islands: Probably the remotest honeymoon location here, this place offers laid-back seaside resorts, blues of the ocean, and gorgeous scenery.

    3. Nungwi: A beautiful mix of luxury with stunning beachside beauty, Nungwi offers amazing experiences like swimming, snorkelling, beachside spas, etc.

    4. Usambara: For adventurous couples, Usambara offers forest trails, hiking, and waterfall trekking- all amidst thick rainforests and beautiful mountain views.
  5. Which are the best places to eat in Tanzania?

    1. Archipelago: Located in ancient Stone Town, this place offers the best curries, fish, and spiced coffees with views of the beach.

    2. Monsoon: Monsoon offers the best seafood in Tanzania made with coconut sauce, kebabs, fresh juices, etc. It is located in Zanzibar.

    3. Serengeti Restaurant: Located at Dar es Salaam, this is the best place to enjoy a multi-cuisine experience of Indian, Italian, Continental and of course native Tanzanian cuisine.

    4. Bigg Bites: This famous restaurant located in Arusha, is famous for its paneer dishes, dals, and flavoured lassis.
  6. What is the best time to visit Tanzania?

    The dry months i.e. the July-September is the best to see Tanzania in all its splendour. The rainfall is lesser in these months that makes the bush scanty and dry, perfect for viewing the wildlife drawn to the many watering holes. In July, the two-week-long spectacular festival of dance, music, and films is held in Zanzibar.
Newly Added Tanzania Experience
17 August 2015
Anurag Devar Mount Kilimanjaro Trek
Kilimanjaro Trek in Tanzania is a special and an unique experience that I am proud and happy about sharing. I remember reading about the famous Kilimanjaro in history and geography back in high school. I used to wonder what is so great about this place. While, I saw the images of this place, I realized what a beauty this place was. I since then have this place in my wishlist. I, however, did not find time or partner to go on this trek with. Finally when I did happen to take this trek, I was spell bound. This place is beyond words – Sheer Brilliance.
16 December 2015
Gajaadhar Nambeesan Mount Kilimanjaro Trek
Kilimanjaro is beautiful. With a climate like that and a landscape like this, this place is a mini heaven. Truly this place is indeed incredible. We had a really lovely time here at the trek. It was interesting and enthralling. I personally loved the whole trekking experience. Not to mention, the beauty of the trek trails that are this old and this natural.
13 June 2015
Vimal Varman Mount Kilimanjaro Trek
Kilimanjaro trek is one of the very lovely treks. This is also one of the oldest and quite natural trek trails. While, the trek was great, it was equally tiring. My knees are worn out from the trek. Only people with high trek experience can do this.
15 February 2016
Nirbhay Nair Mount Kilimanjaro Trek
Kilimanjaro trek is one of the best sought after treks, I totally loved it
15 April 2015
Kanti Varrier Mount Kilimanjaro Trek
Kilimanjaro Trek in Tanzania was my dream since the time that Robot movie song came. Well, it may sound clichéd, but something about that song intrigued me and I was thinking of going to this place. I took this trek with my wife, and she says this is a very scary and a tough trek. However, I feel that this trek was quite uncomplicated, medium level difficult trek that is worth every penny and time spent.
15 September 2015
Shashikala Chopra Mount Kilimanjaro Trek
Kilimanjaro Trek In Tanzania is one of its kind of a special trek that is such an old and beautiful trek. One can’t experience such a trek generally in other trek trails. Tanzania is by itself a beauty and this trek adds more grace to it. I enjoyed this trek totally and heartfully. Do try this trek. I highly and strongly suggest this.
02 November 2015
Sarla Khatri Mount Kilimanjaro Trek
The trek was great. We loved it a lot. I personally would recommend this trek to all of you. It was a worthy experience.
04 October 2015
Devika Mehrotra Mount Kilimanjaro Trek
My boyfriend and I being the adventurous lot who try a lot of adventurous activities wanted to try our hands at trekking. After some basic treks in and around Bangalore, we decided to take this trek and we were indeed successful. The trek was not very easy, but we did enjoy even those little thorns. After a point in the trek we could feel out legs, but somehow we overcame those and did end up finishing the trek. It was such a proud and happy moment for us.
10 January 2016
Kilimanjaro trek was interesting and great. I had a great time with the trek here. I loved the whole experience. It was fun and interesting. We loved the whole vacation. The biggest plus about this trek is the awesome climate. It was super fun and super cool while taking trek in such a weather. Also, this trek, on the downside, drains one’s stamina as it is quite tedious despite it doesn’t look so. Therefore, being well equipped and fit is mandatory. Overall a must do trek.
03 January 2016
Balagovind Mehra Mount Kilimanjaro Trek
The trekking experience was fine and brilliant. We had a nice experience. While the trek is definitely brilliant and great, what would have made it more great would be proper organization. The trek has a few issues too as this trek easily drains your energy if you haven’t got that much experience or brilliant stamina. Apart from that though, the trek is an all together brilliant and memorable experience to take with loved ones or even alone.

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