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Travel to Tanzania: It’s Not Only Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro

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Planning your travel to Tanzania? You’ve seen the pictures.

The majestic snow-capped mountain. Dust exploding as thousands of wildebeest and zebras thunder across the plains during the great migration. Clear blue waters of Pemba and Unguja (Zanzibar) and the flocks of the fetching pink flamingos contrasting dark waters.

Tanzania, a true beauty blessed with a portion of Africa’s most acclaimed wonders. Many guests will end up going through Dar es Salaam and taking off on safaris and different wildlife life adventures.

For the individuals who need to take a break and invest some energy dousing up the sun, the lovely shorelines of Zanzibar beckon with beautiful crystal-clear waters and colourful coral gardens and fish.

Mountain Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

The highest mountain peak in Africa, the Kilimanjaro stands at an impressive height of 5,896m.

Proclaimed as a World Heritage Site, Mt. Kili was formed over 1 million years ago by volcanic movement along the Rift Valley.

Many visit this mountain not for wildlife but for the chance to stand in awe of this mountain and to climb to the summit.

Mt. Kilimanjaro can be climbed at any time, although the best period is from late June to October, during the dry season.

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti attracts thousands of tourists each year. With its vast treeless plain and thousands of animals such as herds of antelope, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, bat-eared fox and jackal searching for fresh grasslands.

The experience of witnessing the wildebeests’ migration is impressive and incomparable and thus is the primary draw for many tourists.

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“Serengeti”, meaning “extended place” is the largest national park in Tanzania.

The annual migration of millions of zebra and wildebeest takes place in May or early June.

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Zanzibar

Zanzibar
Zanzibar

The island of Zanzibar, also called Unguja, is a major holiday destination. Known for its incredible beaches with vivid aqua waters and soft white sand as well as its fascinating rich history.

As a natural trading centre throughout history. Zanzibar is famous for its spices and was an important slave trading post under its Arab rulers.

Stone Town is the capital and is also a World Heritage Site that boasts strong culture like the old Arabian townhouses and doors, narrow alleyways and Sultan’s palace.

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Crater

Home to the famous volcanic Ngorongoro crater, this is the largest intact ancient caldera in the world, nearly three million years old.

The Ngorongoro volcano was one of the world’s tallest mountains before it exploded and collapsed.

With hundreds of various pink and crimson coloured flamingos, this huge volcanic crater has a permanent supply of water which draws all kinds of animals who stay in this area rather than migrating.

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