Tanzania is an East African country with Dodoma being its capital. This country is known for its world-famous natural attractions. It is also home to many parks in the western and southern parts of the country. Tanzania tourist destinations attract many nature lovers from different parts of the world.
Dar es Salaam once used to be the capital city of Tanzania. Trips basically start from the major port of Dar es Salaam located near the island of Zanzibar. Some of the popular places of attractions in Dar es Salaam are Observation Hill (it contains the facilities and campus of the University of Dar es Salaam), the National Museum (it houses the skull of the Nutcracker man) and the Village Museum (traditional housing and craft exhibition). Dar es Salaam is in fact one of the major Tanzania tourist destinations.
Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain situated near the town of Moshi and many have tried to conquer the mountain on foot. It is home to Wa Chagga tribe. Mount Kilimanjaro is protected by strict environmental laws in order to preserve its diverse eco-systems. Many seasoned and amateur climbers visit this place. Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the major Tanzania tourist destinations. The island of Zanzibar is one of the tropical islands and enjoys its UNESCO World Heritage Site status. It is home to many beautiful beaches. One of the main attractions of Zanzibar is the Stone Town which has mosques, lively bazaars and old Arabian architecture. This island also hosts Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) also known as the Dhow Festival. You should also visit the Spice Plantations which laid the very foundation of Zanzibar’s existence. Zanzibar is one of the popular Tanzania tourist destinations.
Lake Tanganyika is the world’s second deepest and longest fresh water lake. It is also the gateway to the Gombe stream and Mahale Mountains National Park. Island of Mafia is another tourist attraction in Tanzania. Tourists basically visit this place for big game fishing. Arusha National Park is situated within Ngurdodto Crater which is an extinct volcano. Here you will be witness to different species of animals like rhino, elephant, giraffe, buffalo and warthog.
Serengeti National Park which spreads over an area of 14763 square kilometers is considered to be the finest park in Africa. It is home to 35 species of animals such as lion, cheetah, zebra, gazelle, wildebeest and many spectacular birds.
Tanzania food basically consists of fish preparations, beef preparations, fruits, desserts, Indian Chapatis, rice and porridge. All dishes in Tanzania are prepared with coconut. Main dishes of Tanzania are; Ugali, coconut bean soup, fruit squash, duckling dare es salaam and many more.