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5 Must Visit Top-Rated Tanzania Tour Destinations

Tourists from all over the world Visit East Africa for Tanzania tour experiences featuring major wildlife wonders. Tanzania is the largest east African country and its blessed with diverse wildlife thanks to its vast size.

From the towering snow capped Kilimanjaro Mountains to the endless plains of Serengeti, Tanzania tour destinations are very remarkable. Tanzania simply has all major wildlife attractions and its no wonder among East Africa’s leading destinations.

While making a safari itinerary for Tanzania’s attractions, its often difficult to select the top 5 as all are equally great. Today we have taken our time to pick out the top 5 must see and the very best of Tanzania tour experiences.

This is probably the most popular and among the most visited of the Tanzania tour destinations. The national park is located in the northern part of the country with Africa’s big five and savanna’s big cats.

The great wildebeest migration makes Serengeti very outstanding. The annual animal migration involves a movement of about 1.5 million wildebeest, over 400,000 gazelles and over 300,000 zebras. These move in the open plains of Serengeti looking for fresh pastures though the great trek extends over the border to Masai Mara reserve in Kenya.

Tanzania tour packages in Serengeti national park featuring wildebeest migration or normal savanna game drives are very rewarding. Always ensure to add this to your bucket list for unforgettable Tanzania safaris.

Cheetahs in Serengeti National Park. Tanzania Tour Destinations
Cheetahs in Serengeti National Park Tanzania. Photo by PJ Hicks

Standing at 5895 meters above sea level, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain and the world’s highest single free standing mountain. Mount Kilimanjaro is snow capped and Tanzania’s most iconic relief feature.

If you are mountain climber and are planning a Tanzania tour, Mount Kilimanjaro is a great challenge to take on. The mountains lower slopes transcends from savannah to forested vegetation with wildlife including birds, elephants, monkeys among others.

Kilimanjaro can be hiked anytime of the year. For best experiences  however its better to visit in the dry season from June to October. You can hike to any of the three cones the mountain has that include Shira, Mawenzi and Kibo the highest of all. Mount Kilimajaro lies in Kilimanjaro national park is among the world heritage sites in East Africa.

Mount Kilimanjaro Tanzania. Tanzania Tour Destinations
Mount Kilimanjaro Tanzania. Courtesy Photo

This massive crater is one of Tanzania and East Africa’s natural wonders. Covering an area of 8292 square kilometers, Ngorongoro crater is the worlds’ largest intact, inactive and unfilled caldera.

With fertile volcanic soils and plenty of pasture, Ngorongoro boosts a population of wildlife often seen on the crater floor. These include lions, Rhinos, zebras, elephants, buffaloes, wildebeest, hippos, monkeys among others.

The Crater floor also has alkaline lakes that include lake Magadi where thousand flocks of flamingos gather to feed. Ngorongoro conservation area covers oldupai gorge an archaeological site where remains of earliest specimens of human genus homo habilis were discovered.

When preparing a Tanzania tour itinerary ensure to add Ngorongoro conservation area on the Must visit places. You can engage in various tailor made safari activities while here and you can never get enough of it.

Ngorongoro Crater. 3 Days Tanzania Tour, Tanzania Safaris
Zebras in Ngorongoro Crater. Courtesy Photo

With a land area of about 20,226 square kilometers, Ruaha national park is the largest protected area in the east African region. With its vast size comes with larges number of wildlife and diversity making it a pretty unique safari destination.

Ruaha national park is among the most underrated safari destinations in the East African despite its unique beauty and wildlife diversity. Being underrated means a few people visit it making it less crowded with plenty of untapped tourism potentials.

Its believed that this national park is home to about 10% of the total lion population in Africa making it a prime place to see lions. A Tanzania tour visiting Ruaha national park can never be regretted. While here you can engage in safari activities like game drives, ballon safaris, nature walks, among others.

Balloon Safari Ruaha national park. Tanzania safaris
Balloon Safari Ruaha National Park. Courtesy Photo

Away from the Savannah wildlife safaris you can have a Tanzania tour visiting the coastal areas and Tanzania’s major islands. Zanzibar island is the most outstanding of these because of its pure white sand beaches and marine wildlife.

Beach lovers are well catered for here as you get to enjoy the African sun as you stroll along the beach or engage in beach sports. Zanzibar is also a great destination for historical tourists interested in knowing about the history of Indian ocean trade and coastal communities.

For the historical part you can take excursions to Stone town passing through the ancient narrow busy streets where you can buy some souvenirs. You can also well go for boat rides in the mighty Indian Ocean or do activities like Snorkeling and Kayaking.

Zanzibar is a perfect getaway from the usual savanna wildlife and while there you can see marine wildlife like dolphins and whales. This is also among the most visited honeymoon destinations in East and Central Africa.

Zanzibar
White Sand Beaches in Zanzibar Tanzania. Courtesy Photo

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