What to see? | Tanzania

 

Kilimanjaro National Park

At the northeast stands the silhouette of Kilimanjaro volcano, one of the most breathtaking images of Africa. This is the highest point on the continent with nearly 5.900 m. Different landscapes, combining crop farms, the lush rainforest, alpine lands or the moonscape of the summit. Within the park include elephants, buffalo, antelope, rhinos, leopards and monkeys. Those who wish to ascend to the summit takes 6 to 7 days.

 

Serengeti National Park

Is the largest nature reserve in Tanzania. In the nearly naked and endless plains of the Serengeti there are millions of hoofed animals such as wildebeests and zebras, moving constantly in search of food and are at the same time, beleaguered by their predators, lions and cheetahs. Africa provide surprising spectacle, the most spectacular and fascinating great annual migration en route from Serengueti to Masai Mara.

 

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The Garden of Eden is in this crater 20 km. wide and 600 meters high. After crossing the dense jungle to reach this place we find the lion, elephant, buffalo and many of the plains herbivores such as wildebeest, Thomson's gazelle, zebra and antelope, as well as thousands of flamingo wading in the waters of Lake Magadi. The Masai who inhabit the area are allowed to grazing.

 

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire offer a spectacular landscape where they mix the wooded hills, the dry plain, and the forests of baobabs along the Tarangire River. During the dry season concentrates most of the fauna of the north. It is home to impressive zebra herds, wildebeest, antelopes, elephants, kudu, and oryx. Elephants are hundreds in Tarangire, forming large flocks. In this park there are over 300 species of birds.

 

Lake Manyara National Park

It is a small Park near Tarangire. Along with the rock formations of the Rift Valley and the shores of the lake has created a jungle with acacia and baobab forests. The park is famous for its lion climbers, allowing them to locate prey and avoid the herds of elephants and buffaloes. In the park live more than 400 species of birds.

 

Selous Reserve

One of the largest nature reserves in the world and sparsely visited due to its location, away from the country's best known parks, which lie to the north. But Selous contains the highest concentration in the world of elephants, buffaloes, crocodiles, hippos and lots of lions, rhinos, antelopes and thousands of amazing species of birds. One of its main attractions is the Rufiji River.

 

Ruaha National Park

One of the most pristine parks in Africa, but access is difficult. Its name comes from the Ruaha river running through it and attracts many impalas, wild boar, buffalo, giraffes, zebras, cheetahs, lions, leopards, water antelopes, gazelles, roan, sable antelope, and wild dogs. The park gives the Africa's largest concentration of kudus, hippopotamus, crocodiles and elephants.

 

Gombe Stream National Park

Is the smallest park of the country adjacent to Lake Tanganyika. Here was established the naturalist Jane Goodall for his famous primates studies. This park is notable for the existence of these animals: baboons, colobus monkeys and chimpanzees mainly.

 

Dar es Salaam

The administrative capital of Tanzania is the largest city with 1.5 million inhabitants and a port where dhows mingle with the huge ocean vessels. As in large African cities there are marked contrasts: the colorful market of Kariakoo, Botanical Gardens, the National Museum, showing relevant archaeological collections and the history of the slave trade in Zanzibar. Near the capital you can visit the Village Museum, where it has enabled different environments in the country.

 

Zanzibar

Known as the Spice Island, have its capital at Stone Town, one of the most fascinating places with its labyrinth of winding streets and whitewashed houses surrounded by wooden doors beautifully embossed and riveted. It has plenty of bazaars, mosques, courtyards and fortresses. The island has plenty of white sand beaches. One of the most interesting trips is the Tour of Spices to know the attractions of the island like palaces in ruins, the cave of slave called Mangapwani and various spice and fruit plantations in the heart of the island. There is the possibility of swimming with dolphins or visit some nearby islands as Changgu or Bawe.

 

Pemba

This small island, much less visited than Zanzibar also has magnificent beaches, around coral reefs, considered by many divers the best in the world. In Pemba we can also see some remains of the Portuguese occupation during the XVI century.