Tanzania Travel Guide

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The largest country in East Africa, nestled between Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo, Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique, and with plenty of coastlines as well, Tanzania is a country of extremities. Packed with some of Africa's most recognizable locations, such as Mount Kilimanjaro and Lake Victoria or the Serengeti, the country is one of Africa's most popular tourist destinations. National parks and majestic views of planet Earth are par for the course when visiting Tanzania, and it's impossible to come to this country without feeling some sense of awe at just how epic the views are.

With such a range of landscapes available, a traveler can go from sampling the sandy beaches of the eastern coast to exploring the slopes of the mountains or taking a safari through the Serengeti Plains within a few hours. There are various rock formations and art sites that detail the past history of the country scattered throughout the hillside, such as Kolo-Kondoa, while Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks offer some majestic views over the country, as well as some of the best wildlife expeditions available.

From the beaches of Zanzibar to hiking up Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania offers many of the most amazing adventures on the planet. Transportation will depend on whether or not you're in a major city or in an outlying village, and the same holds true for accommodations. Driving is not recommended, as the roads are far from what most Westerners have come to expect, and traffic conditions are less than ideal. The country itself is a vast landscape of national parks, and most people who come to Tanzania do so because of the safaris and the chance to experience some of Earth’s most amazing landscapes. This is definitely an adventure destination, although it's just as accessible to first-timers as it is to veterans, provided the proper planning is done. Be sure to bring plenty of bottled water, and be expected to experience corruption from the police if you happen to be stopped for anything. The best course of action is simply play dumb.

Zanzibar #1 most popular location
An archipelago off the coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar as a whole is a grouping of Zanzibar Island, Pemba Island, and a variety of other smaller islands that create the perfect environment for an…
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Arusha #2 most popular location
Arusha is a city of northern Tanzania surrounded by some of Africa's most famous landscapes and national parks. Beautifully situated below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch…
140travelers 38reviews 38blogs
Dar es Salaam #3 most popular location
Dar es Salaam is Arabic and literally means "The residence of peace". It is Tanzania's largest and richest city, the largest city in eastern Africa by population, and a regionally important e…
132travelers 28reviews 37blogs
Moshi #4 most popular location
Moshi is a small town at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. It has lots of great markets, restaurants and hotels around and is a fantastic place to visit, whether you are climbing Kilimanjaro or …
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Serengeti #5 most popular location
The Serengeti ecosystem is located in north-western Tanzania and extends to south-western Kenya. The region contains several national parks and game reserves. Blue Wildebeests, gazelles, zebr…
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Kilimanjaro #6 most popular location
It is an amazing experience to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. To stand under the signpost for the mandatory picture (for the "Look! I made it! show-&-tell when you come home), enjoyin…
217travelers 5reviews 25blogs
Stone Town #7 most popular location
Stone Town also known as Mji Mkongwe (Swahili for "old town") is the old part of Zanzibar City, the main city of Zanzibar, in Tanzania, as opposed to Ng'ambo (Swahili for 'the other side'). I…
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Moshi-Kilimanjaro #8 most popular location
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Ngorongoro #9 most popular location
Ngorongoro Crater is a World Heritage Site located on the eastern edge of the Serengeti in northern Tanzania. Ngorongoro is considered “Africa’s Garden of Eden” – a haven for thousa…
9travelers 8reviews 14blogs
Nungwi #10 most popular location
Nungwi is a fishing village and a tourist attraction located at the northernmost tip of Unguja (Zanzibar Island), Tanzania. It is within the Unguja North Region. In the past it was mostly …
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Jambiani #11 most popular location
Jambiani is a small village on east coast of Zanzibar.
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Ngorongoro Crater #12 most popular location
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Tarangire #13 most popular location
Tarangire National Park is a national park is located in Manyara Region. The name of the park originates from the Tarangire river that crosses through the park, being the only source of water…
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Kiwengwa #14 most popular location
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Matemwe #15 most popular location
Kendwa #16 most popular location
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Kilimanjaro National Park #17 most popular location
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Pingwe #18 most popular location
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Mto Wa Mbu #19 most popular location
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Bwejuu #20 most popular location
Tarangire National Park #21 most popular location
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Tanga #22 most popular location
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Manyara #23 most popular location
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Serengeti National Park #24 most popular location
The Serengeti ecosystem is located in north-western Tanzania and extends to south-western Kenya. The Serengeti hosts the largest and longest overland migration in the world, a semi-annual oc…
21travelers 4reviews 8blogs
Lushoto #25 most popular location
hi!am raymond lushoto is the small town in western usambara mountain.it is the place where hiking,cycling tours start.it has the heaviest rain forests ,waterfalls and nice view points. AC…
2travelers 3reviews
Mbeya #26 most popular location
Mbeya is a city located in southwest Tanzania, Africa. Mbeya's urban population was 280,000 in 2005. Mbeya is the capital of the surrounding rural Mbeya region (population, with Mbeya, totals…
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Mount Kilimanjaro #27 most popular location
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Selous Game Reserve #28 most popular location
Bagamoyo #29 most popular location
Bagamoyo is one of the more historic cities on the East African coast. It acted as both an ivory and slave trade port and boasts great history and many interesting sites, not to mention beau…
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Lake Manyara #30 most popular location
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Marangu #31 most popular location
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Kigoma #32 most popular location
Kigoma is a town and lake port in western Tanzania, on the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika and close to the border with Burundi. It serves as the capital for the surrounding Kigoma Region an…
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Iringa #33 most popular location
Iringa is a city in Tanzania with a population of 112,900 (as of 2004). It is situated at a latitude of 7.77°S and longitude of 35.69°E. The name is derived from the Hehe word lilinga, mean…
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Paje #34 most popular location
Baobab Valley #35 most popular location
Ruaha National Park #36 most popular location
Mikumi #37 most popular location
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Mtae #38 most popular location
Puma #39 most popular location
Olduvai Gorge #40 most popular location
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Singida #41 most popular location
Lake Manyara National Park #42 most popular location
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ngorogoro #43 most popular location
Musoma #44 most popular location
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Nungwei #45 most popular location
Nungwi is a fishermen's village and a tourist attraction located at the northernmost tip of Unguja (Zanzibar), East Africa. In the past it was mostly known as a dhow boatyard. Until the 1990s…
Ngorogoro Crater #46 most popular location
Masasi #47 most popular location
Lake Natron #48 most popular location
Lake Natron is one of Tanzania best places for spotting flamingoes who gather here in the thousands and instantly recognisable from a distance as pink band stretching across the heat hazed so…
Lake Victoria #49 most popular location
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Mtwara #50 most popular location
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