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What to see in Tanzania —
28 places to visit

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28 places to visit in Tanzania

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#1in MwanzaSerengeti national park in MwanzaSerengeti national park in Mwanza

Biospheric reserve in the north Tanzania that occupies more than 14 000 square kilometers is a huge ecosystem where more than 3 million wild animals live.

#1in ArushaLake EyasiLake Eyasi in Arusha

The shallow salt lake is a 3-hour drive westward from Arusha; it is at the bottom of the Great Rift Valley. Entrance for tourists is fee-paying (you should haggle). Hadza and Datooga people inhabit the bank of the lake.

#2in ArushaKilimanjaro National ParkKilimanjaro National Park in Arusha

The park is situated at the Kenya border, 128 kilometers northward from Arusha. It harbours about 140 kinds of mammals and 179 kinds of birds; considerable part of animals here are endangered.

#3in ArushaOl Doinyo LengaiOl Doinyo Lengai in Arusha

The only carbonatite volcano in the world stands in the north of Tanzania. The temperature of its lava is 2 times lower comparing with others and that makes it the coldest on the planet.

#4in ArushaNgorongoro conservation areaNgorongoro conservation area in Arusha

In the mid of the conservation area there is a huge dead volcano crater that occupies 300km². About 25 000 animal species that migrate here from Serengeti inhabit the territory.

#1on ZanzibarPemba islandPemba island on Zanzibar

Tropical island in the east of Africa stretching for 65 kilometers is known for its emerald coral reefs and pristine nature. It is situated 15 minutes by air or one hour by motor boat from Zanzibar or Tanzania airport Dar es Salaam.

#2on ZanzibarDarajani BazaarDarajani Bazaar on Zanzibar

Darajani Bazaar is located in the historical part of Stone town in the west Zanzibar. More than 100 years they sell spices and exotic fruits.

#3on ZanzibarPaje villagePaje village on Zanzibar

Paje is located in the east coast of Zanzibar island. The main sight of the village is seaweed farm. You can get here from Stone Town by car, motorbike or dala-dala, the way takes 30-40 minutes.

#4on ZanzibarMakunduchiMakunduchi on Zanzibar

Town that is located in the most southerly east point of Zanzibar is divided into an old fishing village and a new town. Mwaka Kogwa fest in honour of Zoroastrian New Year takes place every year in Makunduchi.

#5on ZanzibarPrison islandPrison island on Zanzibar

Prison island, also known as Changuu Island, is well-known for giant tortoises. It is placed 6 kilometers north-west from Stone Town. You can get here by boat for 15-20 minutes. Boat ride price is $15-20, but don't pay the sum without haggling.

#6on ZanzibarKizimkazi villageKizimkazi village on Zanzibar

Former capital of Zanzibar is located on the southern part of the island, about one-hour drive southward from Stone Town. Dolphin cave is the main attraction of the fishing village.

#5in ArushaLake NatronLake Natron in Arusha

Alkaline lake is located 240 km from Arusha. Large amount of salt in the lake forms red crust on the surface of the water. Very few species of animals inhabit the area, but for lesser flamingos it is perfect place to get sheltered from predators.

#7on ZanzibarJozani Chwaka Bay National ParkJozani Chwaka Bay National Park on Zanzibar

Wildlife sanctuary occupying 44 square kilometers harbours endemic animals and is covered with mangroves and tropical jungles. Visit the park from June till October, entrance ticket is $8.

#8on ZanzibarThe rock restaurantThe rock restaurant on Zanzibar

The restaurant is situated on Michanwi Pingwe beach in the north-east of the island and stands on the rock in the midst of the ocean. When the tide is low you can walk to the restaurant. A cocktail costs about $5-10, snacks - from $15.

#9on ZanzibarMercury houseMercury house on Zanzibar

On Kenyatta Road in the very centre of Stone Town there is a house where leading singer of Queen Freddie Mercury was born. His relatives still live here.

#2in MwanzaLake VictoriaLake Victoria in Mwanza

The biggest lake in Africa is situated on the border between Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Maximum depth of the lake is 80 meters. About 100 various species of fish, hippos and crocodiles inhabit the lake.

#1in KigomaLake TanganyikaLake Tanganyika in Kigoma

The longest lake in the world that stretches for 708 kilometers. It harbours about 350 species of exotic fish. The most favorable season to go sports fishing here is from May till October.

#1in NjombeKitulo National ParkKitulo National Park in Njombe

Kitulo is located 100 kilometers southeastward from Mbeya city. The park is well-known for varieties of flowers. You can visit it to walk around or camp here overnight. 24-hour ticket costs $30.

#6in ArushaOlduvai GorgeOlduvai Gorge in Arusha

The gorge is located in the north of Tanzania, it is about 40 kilometers long and about 100 meters deep. There is a museum exhibiting remnants of Homo habilis found during archaeological excavation here.

#2in KigomaMahale Mountains National ParkMahale Mountains National Park in Kigoma

The park with the biggest populations of chimpanzees is situated in the west Tanzania 128 kilometers southward from Kigoma town. It is open 24 hours, entrance ticket is $80.

#1in Dar es SalaamMwenge Woodcarvers MarketMwenge Woodcarvers Market in Dar es Salaam

The market is located 8 kilometers northwest from Dar es Salaam city centre. Stalls here are opened daily from 9am till 5am.

#1in MoshiHot Spring KikuletwaHot Spring Kikuletwa in Moshi

The hot spring with crystal clear water bubbling from underground caves is placed 40 kilometers from Moshi. It's opened daily for 24 hours. Entrance fee is $90.

#10on ZanzibarOld Fort of ZanzibarOld Fort of Zanzibar on Zanzibar

The fort was constructed at the end of XVII century to defend the island from the Ottoman army. Now the fort is open for visiting - you can walk on the top of the defensive wall. Entrance fee is not fixed - you pay as much as you want.

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