Tourist Attractions in Tanzania
East of Africa is Tanzania country known for its wildlife and wilderness explorations, which is a popular choice destination of wildlife photographers and tourist adventurers, such that for them, it is a lifetime experience to remember which you won’t get from any other country.
Tanzania’s most popular wildlife viewing area is the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, located between Serengeti and Lake Manyara, which is home to the famed volcanic crater, Ngorongoro, , where you see a breathtaking scenery of on-going wildlife activities of elephants, lions, rhinos, gazelles, buffaloes, zebras and other wild beasts, as well as varieties of birds, all of them flocking at the famous crater in one glorious harmony and indulging in the abundant supply of the water lake. Considered the largest intact and ancient caldera in the world, the Ngorongoro crater is estimated to be about three million years old with a volcano which used to be one of the world’s tallest mountains until it exploded and collapsed, and which is now home to the largest habitation of wildlife animals.
The thrill of scaling Mount Kilimanjaro
Africa’s highest mountain peak is Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and its surrounding land and volcano is Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, which is a World Heritage Site. Tourists come to scale Mount Kilimanjaro not for the wildlife but to experience standing in awe at the majestic snow-capped mountain, which rises from the farmlands at its foot to rainforest, where it’s home to buffaloes, leopards, monkeys, elephants, and elands, and alpine meadow, where bird watchers will find a variety of birds of prey, and, finally, at the barren landscape at the peaks.
Tanzania also offers its beautiful, white sand beaches at Zanzibar Island or Unguja, a major holiday destination, where visitors have the option to tread on the clear shallow coastline water with picturesque native boats along the coast or go surfing on the other side of the island and soak completely wet against the strong, ocean waves. The 200 year old Stone Town, located at the heart of Zanzibar archipelago, is another major attraction with its landmarks of old stone Arabian homes of the 19th century, that have been restored, which line up the narrow streets and winding alleys, and the former home of the sultans, Beit el-Sahel, or referred to as People’s Palace and the Hamamni Persian Baths and the oldest structure in Stone Town which is the Old Fort.
An expedition to Selous game reserve
The largest game reserve in Africa is in Selous where it covers 5% of Tanzania’s total land area and an area of stunning scenery of open grasslands, woodlands, rivers, hills, plains, heavily forested areas and series of steep cliffs – all these shelter a variety of wild animals of lions, leopards, cheetah, rhinos, hippos, elephants, buffalo, antelope, giraffe, warthog and a diversity of bird life.
Tarangire National Park’s treasure of birds
Tarangire National Park in Tanzania has one of the highest concentrations of migratory wildlife, however, the park is more known for bird-watching because of its 300 species that include vultures, herons, storks, falcons, eagles, and many more.