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Tanzania sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

Together with mainland, famous Zanzibar Island, also known as the Spice Island, form Tanzania. This country is simply packed with attractions. Moreover, Tanzania is often called the best destination for real safari in East Africa. Add here internationally famous sites as Mount Kilimanjaro and Tanganyika Lake and it will be clear why the country attracts so many tourists.
National parks and reserves are the main wealth of Tanzania. Natural treasures made a country popular among tourists from all over the world. One of …
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The Serengeti National Park is the oldest and most widely-known national park in the country. Here visitors can see animals in their natural habitat. The park is widely known because thousands of animals migrate there every year. In the Serengeti Park it’s possible to see around six million hooves, 300 thousand Thomson’s gazelle and approximately 200 thousand zebras.
The Ngorongoro Crater, the height of walls of which reaches 610 metres, is an absolutely marvelous place, where it’s possible to see nearly all animals found in East Africa. Lions, elephants, leopards, rhinoceros, gazelles, wildebeests, buffalos and zebras are just a few species that can be seen in the crater. A safari here is a fantastic opportunity to see wildlife. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Tanzania is promoted as a tourist state. However, the infrastructure in the country is poorly developed. The total length of roads is about 79 …
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The Selous Game Reserve, which is added in the list of protected sites by UNESCO, is another great destination for safari. On an area of 50,000 sq. kilometres it’s possible to see elephants, cheetahs, wild dogs, black rhinos, crocodiles and other wild animals. This is the 2nd largest game reserve in Africa. The next park, Katavi National Park, is one of the smallest and more remote parks in Tanzania. It’s the best place to see mammals as the highest density of mammals per square kilometre in Tanzania is in Katavi. As the park is not well-known, it is visited only by a few hundred tourists a year, compared with around 2 million visitors in Serengeti.
It’s simply impossible to fail to visit Kilimanjaro National Park during your stay in Tanzania. The park is located not far away from Moshi and covers Mount Kilimanjaro and surrounding area. The mount with its height of 5,895 metres is the highest peak in Africa. It is also known as the highest “free-standing” mountain in the world and one of the most easily walkable mountains. If mountains are not your cup of tea, visit Lake Tanganyika, the longest and the 2nd deepest lake in the world. The majority of culture landmarks are located in Dar es Salaam, the biggest city and the former capital of the country.
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Reference information
Map of all parks
National and city parks in Tanzania
♥   National Park 'Gombe National Park' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Katavi National Park' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Kilimanjaro National Park' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Kitulo Plateau National Park' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Lake Manyara National Park' . On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in Tanzania from our review series

Serengeti National Park

From the series “Fabulous nooks of the world with striking colorful shades”
On the border between the two African countries, Tanzania and Kenya, there is a unique natural reserve, Serengeti. Tourists from all over the world come here to admire its beauty. Lions are among the main inhabitants of the nature reserve. Serengeti is one of the few places on earth, where you can watch these predators in their natural habitat. Not surprisingly, it became the prototype of Simba's World in the well known Disney cartoon, The Lion King.

The area of the nature reserve is about 15 000 square km. A significant part of the territory is occupied by plains with sparse vegetation and lakes. Only on rough estimates, the natural park is home to about 3 million large animals, as well as more than 500 species of birds. You can watch lions, zebras, and wildebeest here. Many researchers … Read all

Lake Rukwa

From the series “Places hiding fossils of dinosaurs”
Travelers who want to visit places once inhabited by the largest dinosaurs of the planet have to go to Tanzania. Here are a few years ago, a scientific group has found a skeleton of a titanosaur, a large long-necked reptile that lived about 100 million years ago. Titanosaurs ate plants. Remains of this species are considered to be incredibly rare for Africa.

Unique archaeological area is located on the shores of Lake Rukwa in the south-western part of the country. For two seasons, researchers were searching for priceless artifacts. Professional excavators and miners were involved in excavations. After examining the findings, experts have determined that the size of titanosaurs was several times larger than an elephant; the length of its front limbs reached two meters.

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Stone Town of Zanzibar

From the series “The UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Africa”
The Stone Town of Zanzibar, a unique historical district with a lot of preserved buildings, is one of the most interesting historical sights in Tanzania. The unusual name of the historical district is due to a lot of stone buildings, the first of which were built at the beginning of the 19th century. At that time, Zanzibar was a large trading city. At the time of the reign of Said ibn Sultan, Zanzibar was proclaimed the capital of the Ottoman Empire.

For years the Stone Town remained the great center of the slave trade. Buildings of the old slave market can also be found today. In its place a beautiful Anglican cathedral was built, beside which one can see a few cages - once they contained people. The historic district is ideal for walks. Many old houses are now a location of interesting … Read all
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Zanzibar Island
There is a luxury holiday complex, vibrant entertainment venues, and beautiful beaches, but the main interest for many tourists is the historical heritage of the island. The main attraction of the archipelago is its capital, which is usually considered a single architectural complex. Stone Town was founded by the Sultan of Zanzibar in the first half of the 20th century and still survives in its original form. It’s very convenient to explore the territory on foot. Walking through the winding … Read more

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