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Tanzania Travel Guide

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Tanzania, a country in East Africa, attracts travelers with its diverse natural landscapes, abundant wildlife, and cultural heritage. Here’s a brief Tanzania travel guide to help you understand what to see and do during your journey to this wonderful country.

Top Destinations in Tanzania

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Serengeti National Park
Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Crater
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
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Gombe Stream National Park
Ol Doinyo Lengai
Ol Doinyo Lengai

Main Information About Tanzania

Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa and includes the islands of Zanzibar, Pemba, and Mafia. Mount Kilimanjaro, once an active volcano, is the highest point in Africa and is bordered by three of the largest lakes on the continent: Lake Victoria (the world’s second-largest freshwater lake) in the north, Lake Tanganyika in the west, and Lake Nyasa in the southwest.

  • OFFICIAL NAME: United Republic of Tanzania
  • CAPTIAL: Dar es Salaam (administrative captial), Dodoma (legislative capital)
  • AREA: 365,755 square miles (947,300 square kilometers)
  • POPULATION: 55,451,343
  • OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: Kiswahili or Swahili, English
  • MONEY: Tanzanian shilling


Safari tours in Tanzania are popular among a select audience of seasoned and affluent tourists. During a safari tour, tourists stay in so-called camps (tent camps, glamping sites) or lodges (eco-hotels in nature reserves and national parks).

Tanzania is rightfully considered one of the best countries for safari in Africa. Its wildlife is incredibly rich and diverse. Here, you can encounter the famous “big five” (lion, rhinoceros, elephant, leopard, buffalo) as well as primates and a wide variety of bird species – over 1,100 have been recorded in the country.

Tours to witness the Great Migration of animals are especially popular among tourists. Additionally, safari tours offer the opportunity to see Tanzania’s fantastic natural wonders: Mount Kilimanjaro, the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, and other attractions remain etched in the memories of tourists for a lifetime.

Typically, all major safari programs (6-7 days or longer) start from the city of Arusha in northern Tanzania, sometimes referred to as the “tourism capital” of the country. However, tourists arriving in Zanzibar also have access to short safari tours – 2-3 day trips to the mainland with visits to one of the national parks.

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