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What to see in Tanzania

Tanzania Attractions


Synonymous with the Serengeti and the magical and tropical island of Zanzibar, Tanzania is an eco-tourist's dream and a great place to see sights of a wilder variety.

With so many wonderful game-viewing opportunities abounding in Tanzania, the most popular parks include the Mt Kilimanjaro Game Park and the Serengeti National Park. Off the shore of mainland Africa, Zanzibar is known for crystalline turquoise waters and sandy white beaches on its north shore. And while you're there, be sure to stop off at the National Museum and the Palace Museum.

The quickest and most comfortable way to travel round this magical country is to fly between cities, but for the more rural area and game parks it's advisable to hire a car or preferably a 4x4. But for those on a budget, bus is the cheapest and easiest way to travel.


Anglican Cathedral and Slave Market

The colossal Anglican Cathedral in Stone Town is located on the grounds of the islands largest slave market, which closed…

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Central Market

A vibrant array of colours and spicy scents lure visitors to the animated Central Market in Stone Town. Opened in 1904…

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Jozani Chwaka Bay Conservation Area

The largest conservation area in Zanzibar and the only remaining natural mangrove forest on the island, the Jozani Chwaka…

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Mafia Island

Mafia Island, along with Pemba and Zanzibar, form the famous Spice Islands off the coast of Tanzania. While the name…

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Mangapwani Caves

After the abolition of slavery in 1897, the industry literally went underground and the Mangapwani Caves stand testament…

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Maruhubi and Mtoni Palace Ruins

If you are looking for a place to escape the bustle of Stone Town for a few hours, head north to the peaceful Maruhubi…

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Mt Kilimanjaro National Park

Rising 19,341ft (5,895m) above the African plains, the magnificent solitary peak of Mt Kilimanjaro is the dominant feature…

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National Museum (Peace Memorial Museum)

Home to a wealth of Zanzibar's memorabilia, the National Museum is a great place to discover the intriguing history and…

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Northern Beaches

There are many superb white beaches, warm waters and picturesque villages around Zanzibar ideal for those wanting to…

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Palace Museum

Illuminating the lifestyle of the Sultan legacy in Zanzibar, the Palace Museum, (originally called the Sultan's Palace),…

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Serengeti National Park

Meaning ‘endless plains’ in the Masai language, the Serengeti is Tanzania’s oldest park and one of…

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Udzungwa Mountains National Park

The largest and most biodiverse national park in Tanzania, Udzungwa Mountains National Park is less a magnet for game…

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