The Top 10
Credit: Tanzania Tourist Board
Tanzania’s 10 not-to-be-missed attractions :
1. Ngorongoro Crater
Herds of zebra and wildebeest graze at the Ngorongoro Crater, while Masai herdsmen wander pastures along the ridge, tending their cattle and goats.
2. Serengeti National Park
Most Canadians returning from Tanzania talk about a life-changing experience – witnessing the annual great wildebeest migration in April, May and June.
3. Mt. Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak and a major draw for mountaineers and trekkers of all experience levels.
4. Tarangire National Park
Boasts the highest density of elephants in Tanzania, plus gazelles, wildebeests, zebras and giraffes.
5. Selous Game Reserve
The biggest game reserve in Africa and home to hippos, elephants, zebras, a maneless variety of lion, and the rare African wild dog.
6. Lake Manyara National Park
Home to a variety of wildlife – especially baboons – and a multitude of birds, including pink flamingos and yellow-billed storks.
7. Zanzibar & Pemba
Sights in Zanzibar Stone Town, Chole Island Marine Park and spice tours to working plantations. Pemba is much more secluded and mainly attracts divers.
8. Ruaha National Park
Ruaha National Park is home to over 450 bird species and 10,000 elephants.
9. Mafia Island
Mafia Island’s major draw is its secluded beaches and prime dive sites in the largest protected area in the Indian Ocean.
10. Mt. Meru
Dedicated hikers enjoy the superb three-day climb to the summit where they’re rewarded with clear views of Kilimanjaro and the volcano chain on the edge of the Rift Valley.