Tanzania’s Most Popular Attractions
Many wildlife photographers and tourist adventurers go to Tanzania, located East of Africa, to explore the bounty of its wildlife and wilderness with the local guides, something different than the usual tourist destination, because Tanzania, for them, is a lifetime experience to remember which you won’t get from any other country.
A trip of a lifetime at Ngorongoro Conservation Area
A must see tour is taking a safari trip to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, located between Serengeti and Lake Manyara, which is home to the famed volcanic crater, Ngorongoro, and Tanzania’s most popular wildlife viewing area, where you see a breathtaking scenery of on-going wildlife activities of elephants, lions, rhinos, gazelles, buffaloes, zebras and other wild beasts, as well as varieties of birds, all of them flocking at the famous crater in one glorious harmony and indulging in the abundant supply of the water lake. Considered the largest intact and ancient caldera in the world, the Ngorongoro crater is estimated to be about three million years old with a volcano which used to be one of the world’s tallest mountains until it exploded and collapsed, and which is now home to the largest habitation of wildlife animals.
Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is Africa’s highest mountain peak and its surrounding land and volcano is Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, which is a World Heritage Site. The thrill of scaling Mount Kilimanjaro is to experience standing in awe at the majestic snow-capped mountain, which rises from the farmlands at its foot to rainforest, where it’s home to buffaloes, leopards, monkeys, elephants, and elands, and alpine meadow, where bird watchers will find a variety of birds of prey, and, finally, at the barren landscape at the peaks.
Visitors at Tanzania’s Zanzibar Island or Unguja, which is a major holiday destination because of its beautiful, white sand beaches, can havethe option to tread on the clear shallow coastline water with picturesque native boats along the coast or go surfing on the other side of the island and soak completely wet against the strong, ocean waves. Another major attraction in Zanzibar is the 200 year old Stone Town, which has for its landmark old stone Arabian homes of the 19th century, that have been restored, which line up the narrow streets and winding alleys, and the former home of the sultans, Beit el-Sahel, or referred to as People’s Palace and the Hamamni Persian Baths and the oldest structure in Stone Town which is the Old Fort.
Another safari expedition to Selous game reserve
The largest game reserve in Africa is in Selous where it covers 5% of Tanzania’s total land area and an area of stunning scenery of open grasslands, woodlands, rivers, hills, plains, heavily forested areas and series of steep cliffs – all these shelter a variety of wild animals of lions, leopards, cheetah, rhinos, hippos, elephants, buffalo, antelope, giraffe, warthog and a diversity of bird life.
Flocking with the birds at Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park in Tanzania has one of the highest concentrations of migratory wildlife that crowd over the lagoons, but the park is known for bird-watching because of its 300 species that include vultures, herons, storks, falcons, eagles, and many more.