Tourist Attractions in Tanzania

Home / Attractions

Serengeti National Park

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Serengeti National Park attracts millions of tourists due to its spectacular eco-system. Consisting of 1.5 million hectares of savannah, this area is home to hundreds of wild species, including at least four globally endangered animals.

Being here, one can experience the annual migration of gazelles, wildebeests, zebras, and many other animals. There are around 500 bird species and 70 large mammals in this large eco-friendly park. Being close to nature, tourists can take a peek at its magnificent wildlife, which includes lions, buffaloes, elephants, and more.

In addition to the diverse habitats, there are riverine forests, grasslands, kopjes, swamps, etc. that draw attention. For residential purposes, hotels and resorts are located nearby which also provide transports and make necessary arrangements to enjoy a visit to the park.

When it comes to visiting time, one can plan a trip time Serengeti National Park any time of the year; however, to enjoy the Great Migration, it is better to visit from January to February or from June to September.

Mount Kilimanjaro

The iconic image of Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro is undoubtedly a tourist hub for its climbing opportunities and awe-striking surroundings. Every year, thousands of mountaineers visit the mountain to climb to its summit. Usually, it takes about 5-6 days to conquer.

Other than that, visitors can also take pleasure in its wildlife inhabiting the farmland, rainforests, and barren landscapes. Buffaloes, monkeys, elephants, leopards, elands, and a myriad of birds abound in this land.

There is no specific time to visit Mount Kilimanjaro; however, for enjoying its flora and fauna, anytime from July to October is best.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Located in Northern Tanzania, Ngorongoro Conservation Area is one of the most popular tourist attractions for experiencing true African safari.

Consisting of a vast plain with thousands of species residing in its grasslands, this park is most renowned for its annual migration of wildebeest. Zebra, gazelle, and around 500 species of birds can be seen in this eco-friendly park.

To enjoy general wildlife viewing, the best time to visit in Ngorongoro Conservation Area is from June to September when the animal spotting is a lot easier. However, from July time March, the area is always overcrowded. For tourists who want to enjoy a relaxing trip, may consider traveling in April – May.

Chumbe Island Coral Park

Located at a small distance off Zanzibar, Chumbe Island Coral Park is a piece of heaven on earth where one can enjoy a luxurious trip experience. This private nature reserve houses a coral reef sanctuary, eco-lodge, forest land, and a small beach overlooking the sea.

For accommodation purposes, there are eco-friendly bungalows and hammocks where modern amenities like WiFi, bathrooms with showers, diverse delicacies, etc. are provided.

In addition to beach activities like swimming and snorkeling, visitors can also take a hike up the natural trails, and stroll across historical ruins. To prepare the guests for the upcoming trips and outdoor activities, there is a Visitor and Education center in this nature reserve.

As this island is only 6 km away from Stone Town at Zanzibar, one can come here right after a day adventure in the city. In fact, it is better to plan a trip to both the locations serially so that nothing remains amiss.

The best time to visit Chumbe Island is on the dry season, which starts from June to October and from Mid December to the beginning of March.

Unguja/ Zanzibar Island

If you cannot decide between beaches and historical landmarks, you can easily get them both and more in Unguja. Located in the Zanzibar archipelago, this island is home to magnificent soft sandy beaches where tourists can enjoy swimming, surfing, boat riding, and more.

After a long day outing at the beach, one can also enjoy a casual exploration around the island, strolling across the House of Wonders, Stone Town, and Old Fort. The Stone Town is one of the historical landmarks in this island where one can find ancient Arab landmarks, wooden carvings, underground aqueducts, Hamamni Persian Baths, and more.

The House of Wonders is a former Sultan’s palace that faces the Forodhani Garden. This is a museum featuring the rich historical artifacts of Zanzibar and Swahili Coast. The Old Fort is another popular tourist attraction in the Stone Town. This is a gigantic Arab fortification and also the oldest monument in this location.

The best time to visit Unguja is from June to October during the spring season. Many tourists also choose December to February for its dry and hot weather.

Kikuletwa Hotsprings

If you have a free day during your visit to Tanzania, you may want to spend it in utter relaxation. To give you exactly that, the Kikuletwa Hotsprings awaits your arrival in Moshi

After crossing the desert scrubs for about 2 hours, this natural hideout surprises the tourists with its sheer beauty – parched landscape and clean water here and there. Although the road trip is bumpy, there are occasional Masai villages on the roadside to keep one enthusiastic enough.

After reaching the area, while relaxing in the hot water with friends and families, one can enjoy a clear view of Mount Kilimanjaro. For this reason alone, Kikuletwa Hotsprings is one of the best destinations for picnics and casual swims.

Although one can spend an entire day in this location, the ideal duration would be 3-4 hours, which includes an entertaining spa session in the hot spring, trying acrobatic skills in swinging ropes, swimming in clear water, enjoying traditional food and beverages in local stalls, etc.

The best time to visit this tourist spot is during the dry season which lasts from June to October and from the beginning of December to the end of February. Regardless of the time you arrive, be sure to pack your swimming gear and a waterproof camera to enjoy the trip to the fullest.