The United Republic of Tanzania is one beautiful country in Eastern Africa to go have a great time with loved ones. With a population of over 52 million people, Tanzanians are warm, friendly and sweet to be around. Indeed, Africa is blessed. Here are 8 magical places to explore In Tanzania.
It is the highest mountain in Africa. It has three volcano cones ‘Kibo’, ‘Mawenzi’, and ‘Shira’. It raises from 4,900m to 5,895m above sea level. You can dare to try and chill at the top- you might just see the whole of Africa chilling too (lol).
Serengeti National Park
The name “Serengeti” is an approximation of the word used by the Maasai to describe the area, siringet, which means “the place where the land runs on forever”. The park is Tanzania’s oldest national park and remains the flagship of the country’s tourism industry. It has over 2,500 lions and more than 1 million wildebeest.
The famous spice and slave trade spot in the 19th century is one island with exotic smells and outstanding beaches that will surely blow your mind. This Island consists of various resorts.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ngorongoro was named by the Maasai as El-Ngorongoro meaning Gift of Life. This was because they were migrating from Central Africa for a permanent settlement.
Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara National Park is known for the flamingos that inhabit the lake. During the wet season, they inhabit the edges of the lake in flocks of thousands but they are not so present during the dry season. More than 400 species of birds inhabit the park and many remain throughout the year.
Mafia Island’s history goes back to the 8th century. The island once played a major role in ancient trade between the people of the East Asia and East Africa. It was a regular stop for Arab boats. The popular rumours of pygmy hippo on the island were confirmed by the Tanzania Tourist Board in 2013 because of the first documented sighting by two tourists.
Stone Town is a city of prominent historical and artistic importance in East Africa. Its architecture, mostly dating back to the 19th century, reflects the diverse influences underlying the Swahili culture, with the East African culture being preeminent, there is a unique mixture of Arab, Persian, Indian and European elements. For this reason, the town was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.
Lake Victoria is one of the African Great Lakes. The lake was named after Queen Victoria by the explorer John Hanning Speke. Lake Victoria receives its water primarily from direct rainfall and thousands of small streams.
There are also more places to visit. Pack a bag, take a trip and enjoy the beauty of Tanzania.
Written By Efe Ohworakpo