|Tanzania is a land of contrasts and majesty, Africa at its most wild and unexplored. There is the snow-capped summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and the sun-kissed beaches of Zanzibar, the vast herds of game grazing on the Serengeti plains and the slow volcanic eruption of Ol Donyo Lengai. With so much natural wealth, it’s no wonder that Tanzania has something for everyone.
In this section you will find the top ten destinations in Tanzania, listed in order of popularity. Reading it evokes the best Africa has to offer — wonder, adventure, challenge, relaxation — but this list is really only the beginning. While Tanzania’s most famous and world-renowned destinations are the highlights that bring visitors to our country from around the globe, there’s much more to see and do than most people think. In ‘places to go’ we explore all the main destinations and venture far off the beaten track to give you an informed overview of all the places of interest in our country, from little-known but spectacular Swahili ruins on the southern coast to the hunter gatherer tribes of the northern highlands. You will find information on safari circuits and national parks and reserves to help you plan your safari itinerary, while the towns and cities section provides interesting and useful information whatever your interest. Not convinced that Tanzania really has it all? One look at the islands will certainly fix that. Finally if you would like to see some of the world’s greatest natural features then take a look at mountains and volcanoes or lakes. Whatever your desire – Tanzania has it all.