Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Tanzania – Part One

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February 1, 2016 • Destinations, Tips & Lists • Views: 1783

Home to Africa’s highest mountain, numerous wildlife attractions, captivating cultures and idyllic beaches, Tanzania is a popular destination for all nature admirers. The country has developed and with soaring tourism rates, the economy has strengthened. To experience the beauty of this country and to find out what it has to offer, you have to visit it at least once! Here are five attractions that you shouldn’t miss when exploring the beauty of Tanzania:

# 10: Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park, located in the middle of the country, is one of the best national parks in the country. Named after the Hehe word, ruvaha meaning river, Ruaha is filled with leopards, elephants, wild dogs, cheetahs, zebras, jackals, lions, impala and bat eared foxes. Don’t miss this chance of getting up close and personal with nature and wildlife!

# 9: Pemba Island

A part of the Spice Islands, Pemba Island is popular amongst divers who visit the island for the abundant marine life and the untouched coral. It is situated at only about 80 km from the Zanzibar Island. The coast is covered with lagoons, mangroves, calm and pleasant isles. Due to its distinct characteristics, this island has gained popularity over the last couple of years.

# 8: Selous Game Reserve

The Wildlife Conservation in Tanzania has taken steps to preserve the critically endangered species in the country. Selous Game Reserve is a result of this measure. It is the largest animal reserve where you can find savanna animals in greater numbers as compared to the other Game reserves in the country. Visitors arrive by aircraft and can even opt for river trips or walking tours to get to the location.

# 7: Mafia Island

Don’t expect organized crime here! Mafia Island is preferred by visitors looking for a peaceful place to relax. It is also a part of the Spice Islands, but is smaller than Pemba Islands. It has a population of approximately 40,000 people, attracting game fishermen and scuba divers.

 

#6: Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is smaller than the Ruaha National park. Known as a paradise for bird watchers, the park features more than 550 different species of birds. Apart from being home to birds, Tarangire also houses a huge number of elephants, tree climbing lions and baobab trees.

Which place would you like to visit? Our Tanzania tour packages are an amazing way to explore and discover your favorite place in the country! Travoge is a marketplace that allows you to connect with some of the most leading African tour operators, for finding affordable tour packages.

 

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Author: Following post written by Lisa. You can contact her at lisa@travoge.com

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2 Responses to Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Tanzania – Part One

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  2. Elham says:

    If cost is also in consideration then beacsue you are thinking Tanzania do a Kenya and Tanzania safari.You could start with either of these two countries.The migration happens in three parks serengeti (Tanzania) part of ngorongoro(Tanzania) and masai mara (kenya).*Note the migration is a natural event and the timing varies month by month; year by year. But here is how it generally runs.December, January, Feburary, March: During these months the southern Serengeti and the Conservation Area are inhabited by enormous herds of wildebeest and zebra. The great herds graze on rain ripened grass.This is the best time to visit the Serengeti. (Tanzania)This is also the calving season between late January through mid March when over 80% of the wildebeest give birth over a period of a couple of weeks the herds concentrate at the Ndutu and Salei plains (Southern Serengeti / Ngorongoro Conservation Area) attracting the attention of predators like lion, cheetah and hyena.April, May: During the months April and May the depleted plains are unable to sustain the huge herds. over 1.5 million wildebeest not to mention zebra etc. The migration, sweeping west and north, moves from the short grass plains of the southern Serengeti / Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the long grass plains and woodland of the Serengeti’s western Corridor, almost to Lake Victoria.This period is often during the long rains and is considered off season for wildlife viewing in east Africa as roads are often muddy. Ndutu Safari Lodge, Kusini Camp and the Serengeti Serena Lodge are fine for wildlife viewing during this time. So are campsites in the Ndutu/Naabi area.Other things you might consider while on your African safari would be a beach experience. African beaches are pure white and also places like mombasa in Kenya offer a rich history and fun activities. Imagine sailing on an arab dhow (sailing ship) at sunset to visit an old city of mombasa learning its history from the arabs to the portugese who once inhabited this place then ending up with candle lit dinner at fort jesus under the african stars with the waves roaring close. It’s called mombasa by night safari.Other great places to visit are Zanzibar in Tanzania.

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