Tanzania: Tourism Attractions


There are millions of wildlife in the protected sanctuaries of game reserves and national park. There are 13 National Park and 16 game reserves.

The National Parks are Lake Manyara, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mikumi, Ruaha, Mahale Mountains, Rubondo Island, Ngorongoro crater Arusha, Tarangire, Udzungwa, Katavi,  Gombe Stream and Serengeti.

The game reserve are Selous, Kizigo, Uwanda Biharamulo, Ibanda, Saa nane Island, Sadani, Myowosi, Maswa Rumanyika-Orungundu, Umba, Rungwa, Ugalla, Burigi Mkombozi and Mount Meru.


Sunny, white sand beaches and off shore islands bathing in sparkling clean waters along the country the country’s 840 km of coastline


Zanzibar archipelago of more then 50 island, surrounded by awe-inspiring beaches, all wrapped up in aromatic repose.

Mt Kilimanjaro

Astride the equator yet permanently snow-capped and at 5895 metres high, is Africa’s roof top and the world’s highest free standing mountain. Also there is active volcano mountain known as Oldonyolengai.

The Rift Valley

The Mighty Rift Valley is part of the huge crack in the earth’s crust that stretches from turkey to Zambezi River.



Such as the gigantic natural amphitheatre of Ngorongoro and the smaller Ngurdoto crater.



Lakes Lake Tanganyika at 772.4 metres deep-is the world’s deepest lake. Lake Victoria -which is the source of the Nile River and the world’s single largest lake. Soda ash lake Nation with its extraodinary large stock of flamingos.


Archaelogical Treasures

These are Olduvai George, Laetoli and Isimani (Iringa) and the Amboni Limestone caves


Historical Sites

These include the Kondoa care painting and the old towns of Kilwa Bagamoyo and Zanzibar stone town.


National Parks

Tanzania has designated more than 247,000sq km of land for Wildlife Conservation. These are the National Parks, Game reserves and Conservation areas. Tanzania National Parks and their areas are as follow:

Serengeti (14,763sq km), Ngorongoro Crater (8,320sq km), Mikumi (3,230 sq km), Lake Manyara (330 sq km), Ruaha (12,950 aq km), Mount Kilimanjaro (756 sq km), Tarangire (2.600 sq km), Gombe (52 sq km), Mahale mountains (1,613 sq km ), Arusha (137 sq km), Udzungwa (1,900 sq km), Katavi (2,253 sq km)and Rubondo Islands (240 sq km).


The ngorongoro crater:

Is recognised as the eight is wonder of the world. Visitors marvel as the stupendors unfolding view dwarfs their preconceived imaginations. The experience leaves many visitors refering to the crater as Noah’s Ark.

The crater itself is about 670 metres deep and 20 kilometres in diameter. The floor of the crater covers about 102 square miles. Unlike other craters such as the lago di Boisena in Italy and Mono Lake in California, the Ngorongoro crater supports wildlife most of which residence there all year round.

The one way route down the crater is breathtaking as it meanders around ravines and rock crevasses. At one point the narrow route curves its way through the inside of a large living baobab tree.

Whereas temperatures on the rim of the crater are usually chilly and the atmosphere foggy, halfway down the crater it brightens up and becomes savanna warm at the bottom of the crater


The Serengeti National Park

This is five times the size of Luxembourg and shelters the largest concentration of plains game this is where one of the Natural wonders of Worlds Lakes place every years.

The month of Many witness the breathtaking massing of hundreds of thousands of plains animals followed by the spectacular migration of millions of the wildebeest a sight seen nowhere else on earth.

This is the famous Serengeti Migration which takes place at the end of the rainy seasons in May or June when the animals move Westwards in all about Wildebeest, 500,000 Gazelle, 200,000 Zebra, 80,000 giraffe, 60,000 buffalo, and are the move.

They are trailed by predators and scavengers, while vultures hover above.


The lake Manyara National Park

From the spectular escarpment of the rift valley, one looks down 3,000 feet into Lake Manyara and Far afield, as the valley stretches beyond the horizon. The lake and the surrounding lush forest and bush land is home to a wide range of wildlife.

The lake is a ground water reservoir which is partially fed by small rivers flowing down the escarpment.

There are several hot water springs which were formed at the time of the faulting of the Rift Valley.

The lake attracts huge flock of birds. There are thousands of flamingo whose pink colouring is reflected beautifully by the waters of the lake. It is here that one encounters the tree climbing lions. With a full belly, the king of the Jungle seems to enjoy watching over the park with a sense of conquest.

 (Source: Tanzania the Guide)