There are a multitude of beautiful places to explore in Tanzania and we have created a small map below to show you where some of the most popular (and off-the-beaten-track!) destinations can be found. Use the map to explore and then read more about each destination below.
Tours can be organised to visit the village or a walk around town, a coffee tour, a trip to visit a waterfall, Moshi forest tour, canoeing at the Momella Lake, Maasai village tour and much more! Day trips can be organised according to the clients interest, budget and fitness.
Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest freestanding mountain in the world and the highest point in Africa at 19,341 ft. As part of the “Seven Summits”, climbers from all over the world love to experience the challenge to reach Uhuru peak for sunrise.
Rift Valley Lakes
Lake Natron is famous for thousands of lesser flamingos in the red-looking, mineral rich, soda lake. The lake is right at the bottom of Ol Doinyo Lengai - Tanzania's only active volcano - which the Maasai named “the mountain of god” and can be climbed in one day.
Lake Manyara National Park is just 70 km away from Tarangire, well known for its tree climbing lions and home to more than 350 bird species. Located on the edge of the Rift Valley, the park offers varied ecosystems and breathtaking views.
TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
Tarangire National Park is named after the Tarangire River which crosses the park and is the primary source for fresh water in the dry season. The park is famous for the highest population density of elephants in Tanzania and the landscape is covered in baobab trees.
SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Spot plenty of wildlife in the plains of the famous Serengeti and don’t miss the annual “Big Migration”, when huge amounts of wildebeest and zebras follow the rains and compete to survive. View wildlife such as lions, flamingos, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas to name a few!
To complete the “Big Five” (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino), we recommend visiting the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Centre, the only intact caldera in the world and home to the endangered rhinos.
Tanzania’s second highest mountain is only around 90 km away from Kilimanjaro, in the north of the city Arusha and its peak stretches to an impressive 4,562 m (14,968 ft.) above sea level. Different than Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru has only one trekking route for ascent and descent, which climbers can do in three or four days.
A diver’s paradise and just a short flight away from Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam, Mafias Archipelago in the Indian Ocean is protected by the Mafia Island Marine Park. Divers can explore many coral reefs here and it is home to wildlife such as whale sharks and sea turtles.
Enjoy true paradise and utter bliss on the pristine Indian Ocean beaches of the incredible island of Zanzibar. This area boasts spectacular marine life off Nungwi and Pemba Island. Travellers can enjoy tasting exotic fruits and spices at legendary spice farms, exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site - Stone Town, or simply strolling along miles of fine white sand beaches.
SELOUS GAME RESERVE
Selous Game Reserve is a game reserve and a Unesco World Heritage Site. The Rufiji River gives plenty of options for activities such as boat safaris, walking safaris, open vehicle game drives and fly-camping, for a total wilderness experience.
RUAHA NATIONAL PARK
At around 20,000 square kilometers, Ruaha National Park is Tanzania’s largest park and is home to East Africa's highest populations of elephants. The Ruaha River is the centre of the park and a magnet for all wildlife, this includes lion, leopard, antelope, wild dogs and over 580 recorded bird species.
MAHALE NATIONAL PARK
Another memorable experience is the chimpanzee tracking in Mahale National Park - located in West-Tanzania. This national park is home to around 900 chimps. From the end of May through to October chimpanzees are likely to be seen as it is the dry season, however Mahale National Park is accessible all year around. This area is also great for enjoying the beach at the lake, snorkeling, fishing with local fisherman or hiking.