Tanzania’s Major Tourist Attractions : Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas. They include the plains of Serengeti National Park, a safari mecca populated by the “big five” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), and Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain.

  1. Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest snowcapped mountain,

Mount Kilimanjaro is the one of the major and key attraction must see when you’re in Africa. It is Africa’s highest peak (5,895 m) and the world’s tallest free-standing mountain. Unlike other wildlife safaris in Tanzania’s northern circuit, such as the Serengeti National Park, Mount Kilimanjaro is more rewarding for hikers and those seeking to test their physical stamina. Mount Kilimanjaro can be summited or climbed at any time. However, the dry season (June to October) is the best time to avoid rain, though each season offers its own rewards, Tanzania’s Major Tourist Attractions .

Kilimanjaro is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was formed about 1 million years ago by volcanic activity in the Rift Valley. Shira, Kibo, and Mawenzi are three volcanic cones in the Mount Kilimanjaro. Kibo/Uhuru Peak, one of the Seven Summits of the World, is the highest point and tallest peak of all two peaks (mawenzi and shira) in the Mount Kilimanjaro. It takes 5 to 8 days to reach the summit, while some athletes claim that they can reach the summit in less than a day. The Rongai route, the Shira route, the Lemosho route, the northern circuit route, and the Machame route are among the eight possible routes for summiting Uhuru Peak, each with its unique set of strengths and weaknesses.

Tanzania's Major Tourist Attractions
Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro

Addition Heathlands and moorlands, the Alphine Desert, and the Arctic ice cap zone are among the numerous climate zones where diverse wild animals can be found in Mount Kilimanjaro. Each species is specifically found in or suitable for a particular zonation. Buffaloes, leopards, monkeys, elephants, and eland live and can be found on the slopes of rain forest. Bird watchers will find a plethora of birds of prey in the alpine zone.

  1. Over 1.5 million wildebeest migrate from Serengeti National Park to Maasai Mara game reserve in Kenya.

The vast and active great wildebeest migration involves the movement of large numbers of wildebeest and a small number of zebras and gazelles from Tanzania’s Serengeti national park to Kenya’s Maasai Mara game reserve, and this is another famous and prominent attraction in Tanzania apart from Mount Kilimanjaro. The wildebeest migration is prompted by weather and climatic conditions; during the dry season, they migrate in search of green pastures and water, and when the rains fall, they return to their original locations.

Also the migration trigger the increase numbers of carnivores such as lions, cheetahs, and hyenas as they strive to hunt for their life’s survival during the migration, and hence this becomes the best time for viewing carnivores in the Serengeti ecosystem. The Serengeti, Tanzania’s oldest national park, attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year. The ideal months to watch wildebeest migration in Serengeti National Park are between June and September, when they are migrating across the central Serengeti, and January to March, when they are giving birth in the Ndutu area. The rainy season lasts from March through May, with the coldest months falling between June and October , Tanzania’s Major Tourist Attractions .

  1. Beautiful beaches of Zanzibar

The island of Zanzibar is another important tourist destination in Tanzania, and it is well-known for its magnificent beaches, which provide additional benefits to honeymooners and families. The Zanzibar archipelago, which includes the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba, boasts some of the best beaches in the world, making it more appealing to most visitors and ideal for romance. In Zanzibar, visitors will enjoy smooth white sand and clean, shallow water, as well as traditional boats lining the shore. Scuba diving is the most popular tourist activity in these Area.

Apart from its stunning beaches, Zanzibar is also recognized for its colonial history, earning it the nickname “the historical city.” You may spend some time visiting the Zanzibar stone town and other regions of the island, such as Ngome Kongwe, to learn more about Zanzibar’s history.

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  1. The largest caldera in the world, (Ngorongoro crater) in the Ngorongoro conservation area.

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area, located between the Serengeti and Lake Manyara, is home to the iconic volcanic Ngorongoro Crater and is one of Tanzania’s most popular wildlife viewing places. The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest crater, with unbroken walls on all sides. The crater contains a variety of habitats that sustain a diverse range of fauna, including both large and small mammals, as well as a birding destination where you may see a variety of bird species. However, it is also where you can observe both big fives, Tanzania’s Major Tourist Attractions .

  1. Larger herd of elephants in the Tarangire national park.

Tarangire National Park, is famed for having Tanzania’s largest populations of elephants, but it’s also a great place to see other animals like wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, and gazelle. The best time to visit is during the dry season, which runs from July to September, when the animals congregate near the river. During this season, a larger herd of elephants will be searching for water sources and this become the best time to observe them.

 Tarangire National Park is also a great place to go birdwatching, with over 300 species documented. Both migratory and resident birds can be found here. Buzzards, vultures, herons, storks, kites, falcons, and eagles are among birds in this national park.

  1. Tree climbing lions, in lake Manyara national park

Lake Manyara national park, a popular safari stop between Arusha and the Serengeti because of its large diversity of birdlife and wallowing hippos, was formerly the filming location for the classic Hollywood Tarzan movies. The park’s tree-climbing lions, on the other hand, are a popular attraction in this national park and most visitors come for them. Only Lake Manyara and Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park could boast this unusual sight until recently, but recent reports claim that it has now expanded to the Serengeti as well.

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Tree Climbing Lions in Lake Manyara

Apart from tree-climbing lions, Lake Manyara national park is home to a diverse range of species, including impalas, gazelles, and buffalo. However, the park is home to a diverse range of bird species, both resident and migratory. The park’s Lake Manyara is home to water-loving birds like flamingos and African jacanas. The best time to see wildlife in Lake Manyara National Park is from late June to October, when the weather is dry.


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