Bordering the Indian Ocean, between Kenya and Mozambique, Tanzania is the largest country of Eastern Africa. Tanzania has the world-famous attractions. Its natural diversity, being a land of wildlife, history and heritage, culture and traditions have always attracted travellers all around the world. Multicultural heritage of the country is a high value and protected by Tanzanians.

The towns and cities of Tanzania have many historical and cultural sites of interest to visitors.The capital was traditionally Dar Es Salaam. However, as legislative offices have been transferred to Dodoma, it has been the new national capital.Not only the harbour but also the National Museum and the Village Museum, are among the attractive places of Dar Es Salaam. Arusha is known as the safari capital of the country. It is the place for arranging a safari that offers tourists the opportunity to see impressive wildlife in their own habitat. Also, the city owns cultural festivals.

As the centre of the 19th century slave trade, Bagamoyo is both the tropical paradise and the historic town of Tanzania. It owns cultural, historical and natural heritage attractions such as The Carevan Serai, The First Stone Building, The Cross By The Sea. Sadani Game Park, on north coast of Bagamoyo, is the East African Coastal reserve to harbour large mammals.

National parks and game reserves of Tanzania provide some of the world’s best destinations for viewing wildlife in their natural habitat and among the tourist attractions of the country. A land of geographical extremes, Tanzania attractions are plentiful. Yet, some of them are “world famous” natural attractions. The places to visit in Tanzania can be basically named as Ngorongoro Crater, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar and Pemba, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Selous Game Reserve, Mt. Meru etc.

Mt Kilimanjaro is one of Africa’s most magnificent and spectacular sights. It is the highest mountain that regular tourists can climb with relative ease. Serengeti National Park is Tanzania’s most famous game park. The annual wildebeest migration through the Serengeti and the Masai Mara attract visitors from around the world. There are millions of animals living here and mainly Serengeti is famous for its lion, cheetah and giraffe populations. Ngorongoro Conservation Area houses the Ngorongoro Crater which is a wildlife haven. Here you are able to see endless amounts of wildlife, including lions, elephants, rhinos, buffalos, zebra and reedbuck, thousands of flamingo and more. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Crater Highlands offer hikers the chance to experience these places on foot and up-close.

One of the other famous attractions of Tanzania is Zanzibar which is located off Tanzania’s East Coast. It houses a rich slave-trade history and beautiful beaches. There is excellent diving to the north of the island and the opportunity to swim with dolphins. In here there are many sights to see, there are historical places and ruins to visit. Organized tours to Zanzibar’s spice and fruit plantations are available.

The Selous is the largest reserve in Africa and home to the continent’s greatest populations of elephant, buffalo. Even the landscape is largely untouched by man. River trips are available.

Apart from its natural diversity, Tanzania also includes varied cultures and traditions inside that creates the Tanzanian culture which attracts travellers that would like to know new cultures. There are at least 127 tribes in Tanzania.

In Tanzania, the options for activities are endless. The seas around Zanzibar, Mafia and the Pemba Channel are among the best waters for diving in the Indian Ocean. Scuba-diving and snorkeling are available around the islands of Mafia and Zanzibar. Tanzania is regarded as the finest hunting place in Africa.

Source by Zeynep Tac Cekici

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