Where to go in Tanzania
List of regions
Lake Tanganyika forms a natural and beautiful boundary on Tanzania's western extreme, following the contours of the Great Rift Valley. Although its surface area is smaller than that of the country's other great lake, Lake Victoria, its depth of up to 1,400 metres means that Lake Tanganyika contains…
Although Dodoma is the official capital of Tanzania, the lively Indian Ocean port city of Dar es Salaam is in many ways the country's de facto capital. This intoxicating place is something of a ‘marmite' city - you either love it or you hate it.
Driving along the rim of the enormous Ngorongoro Crater in a 4x4 safari vehicle and then down into the crater affords breathtaking sweeping views - especially on a dawn game drive when the sun's rays gradually light up the crater floor.
Zanzibar is surely one of Africa's most evocative place names, up there with Timbuktu in Mali and Casablanca in Morocco. Its sultry tropical climate, Islamic influences and multitude of dreamy white sand beaches make it a truly idyllic holiday destination.
The highest mountain in Africa is the main attraction of this national park on the border with Kenya. At 5,895 metres tall, Mount Kilimanjaro is an imposing presence, visible from many miles across the plains when not veiled in cloud.
Lake Manyara lies on the edge of the western escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. It's a shallow but expansive lake, which is often coloured pink by large flocks of flamingos.
Arusha is Tanzania's ‘safari capital', a bustling tourism centre surrounded by fertile farmland and lush coffee plantations. The nearby Arusha National Park is dominated by Africa's tenth-highest peak, 4,566-metre Mount Meru, and also provides fine views of the continent's highest mountain, Kiliman…
Africa's most famous game reserve, the Serengeti, is part of Tanzania's northern safari circuit, and is renowned for its wildlife viewing, with predators such as lions, jackals, cheetahs and hyenas enjoying rich pickings of abundant plains game.