Top Tanzania Experiences

Visiting Serengeti National Park, one of the best spots to see big game in Africa. 

Checking out the volcano and array of game animals in Ngorongoro Crater.

Hiking to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Birdwatching in Tarangire National Park.

Exploring the region of Zanzibar and its beaches.

Wandering the narrow alleyways of Stone Town on the intriguing island of Zanzibar.

Seeing a beautiful display of flamingos on Lake Manyara.


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Top Tanzania Attractions

Nature & Wildlife

Ngorongoro Crater

Serengeti National Park

Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Meru

Zanzibar

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Tanzania Attractions And Landmarks Guide

A popular Tanzanian saying suggests that “a patient person eats ripe fruit.” Well, now is the time to a take a bite by embarking on the Tanzania vacation package of your dreams. This nation’s idyllic location, fronting the placid waters of the Indian Ocean, combines all the best of East Africa.

Are you game to visit some of the top wildlife reserves on the entire continent, lounge on white-sand beaches ripe for catching rays, or explore that mountain of lore, Kilimanjaro -- its trio of snow-capped volcanic cones etching the sky as the highest point in Africa? You’ve undoubtedly heard of Serengeti, Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro; now it’s time to see these magical places on the best Tanzania tours imaginable.

Landscapes and Wildlife

Tanzania’s borders harbor a diverse landscape and abundant wildlife. Consider Lake Manyara, where in the wet season more than 300 species of migratory birds hang out, and in-the-pink flamingos number in the thousands. In the dry season, mud flats offer ideal opportunities to view elephants, hippos, wildebeest and giraffes. Many Tanzania package tours feature stays in Lake Manyara wildlife lodges. And be sure to look up: among the main local attractions are tree-climbing lions.

The island of Zanzibar, once an integral part of the British Empire, is now a veritable melting pot of African, Arabian and Indian influences. This semi-autonomous region of Tanzania sports beach resorts perfect for a romantic Africa getaway, while its charming Stone Town -- a maze of cobblestone alleyways and vibrant bazaars -- offers an authentic taste of the Swahili Coast.

A Volcano and a Crater

Mount Kilimanjaro may now be an inactive volcano, but activities abound for trekkers taking to its slopes. Its snow-capped peak gracefully sets the backdrop for the savannah and its spectacular wildlife far below. In his story “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” Ernest Hemingway wrote: “There, ahead, all he could see, as wide as all the world, great, high, and unbelievably white in the sun, was the square top of Kilimanjaro. And then he knew that there was where he was going.” That could be you!

Tough to pronounce, but worth the effort to visit, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is another volcanic wonder. Think of this UNESCO World Heritage Site as a reverse Kilimanjaro: Ngorongoro’s volcano blew up, collapsed and formed an immense crater. This region is now home to abundant wildlife, and the local Maasai tribe, who you may see dressed in their signature orange robes, grazing their cattle at the crater.

The Serengeti

Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, is renowned for the annual migration of wildebeest and zebras amid its grassland plains and savannah, offering up countless National Geographic moments. Cameras are mandatory here – keep them primed for that perfect photo op.

These are just some of the highlights of a Tanzania tour, which will show you sights and offer you experiences you could have only imagined. Isn’t it time to book one on Stride now?

Related Categories

Continent:

Africa

Local Attractions:      

Serengeti National ParkMt. KilimanjaroNgorongoro Crater, Rift Valley, Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Mount Meru & many more.

Top Activities:

SafariHikingWildlife Viewing, Game Drive & Photography.

Similar Destinations:  

KenyaBotswanaNamibiaZimbabweZambia , Uganda & South Africa.

 

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KV

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Wonderful experience! August 2015

5.0

Lemosho Route

Just did the Lemosha Route with a successful summit climb. August and his crew were great, they were very knowledgeable and provided whatever assistance anyone needed. Chef Paul kept us so well fed that the threatened loss of appetite at altitude never happened. Our porters amazed us daily with their strength and agility hauling their loads up and down the mountain. The Lemosha Route is gorgeous with beautiful and changing views of Kilimanjaro as you make your way up to Barafu Camp. After the long march down we did a 6 day Safari and again had a wonderful experience. Tito our guide was very knowledgeable about the birds, animals and plants, we saw the "Big Five" and more! I highly recommend Ultimate Kilimanjaro. Read more

Operator Ultimate Kilimanjaro

D

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Fantastic overland journey April 2015

5.0

The Masai Heartlands

This was my first time to Africa and I was blown away by the animals, campsites and the special stay with the Masai at Loita Hills. A fantastic overland journey jammed packed with good camp food, knowledgeable staff and daily photo opportunities – stunning! Read more

Operator Intrepid Travel

V

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The guides were incredible and the trip was amazing March 2015

5.0

Falls, Beaches & Serengeti Adventure (Northbound)

Absolutely amazing! Would not change a thing

Operator G Adventures

C

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Global Basecamps lets you choose your own itinerary October 2014

5.0

Beyond the Big Five: Uganda, Tanzania, & the Spice Island

The nice thing about Global Basecamps is that they offer these itineraries as suggestions or starting points -- you can then customize your own trip, complete with guides and all the other tour components, except you're not traveling with a group (if that's what you prefer). Read more

Operator Global Basecamps

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Great Service February 2019

4.0

Zama Tours & Safaris Company Reviews

Thanks Zama Tours for good services you gave us in December for a group of 26 pax. You made our stay in Zanzibar memorable. The group was so happy with all the services offered. Guide Ali is very good.We even enjoyed a surprise lunch for free. Read more

Operator Zama Tours & Safaris

RW

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Great value tour, we really enjoyed ourselves March 2018

4.0

Best of Kenya & Tanzania - 11 days



A few members of the tour seemed upset about having to make tents, help with cooking and cleaning for lunches and dinners, etc. But we thought that part of the tour was fine and it helped get to know the guide, cook and driver when we were working with them.

We would have liked to spend a bit more time with people in Tanzania and Kenya in order to get more of a feel for the countries. So, some free time in some local communities would have been nicer, the Maasai village seemed a bit too structured rather than just getting a chance to talk to the people for example. The way the orphanage visit was set up was great though, as we got some time with the kids during dinner and got to chat with them on our own.

The game drives were great, especially paying extra for the jeep in the Masai Mara. It was our highlight of the tour.

We came away loving Africa and wanting to come back. We will be considering On The Go for our next tour as well.
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Operator On The Go Tours

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