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Tanzania Tourist Attractions
Located in East Africa and embraced by the Great Rift Valley escarpment, Tanzania is undoubtably a land of many contrasts. From endless savannah plains teeming with wildlife to prestine sandy beaches, majestic mountains and fertile valleys to endless stretches of desert, there are few countries to rival Tanzania’s scenic splendour.
Tthe largest country in East Africa at almost a million square kilometers, Tanzania has about 25 percent of its land area allocated to natural parks and game reserves. It’s coastline stretches for 1,424km with hundreds of islands, tiny bays, peninsulas and exposed capes including the Zanzibar Archipelago. Most of the coastline is untouched and completely ignored by the tourist trail.
The most famed Tanzania tourist attraction is the great Serengeti plain, where you can witness the annual wildebeest migration in June. Nearby is the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest free standing mountain in the world at 19,340 ft.. Also in Tanzania's northern safari circuit are Lake Manyara National Park, Africa's Eden in the Great Rift Valley, Tarangire National Park and the amazing Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest unbroken, unflooded volcanic caldera..
The unspoiled, untouched southern safari circuit with the Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha, Mikumi and Udzungwa Mountains National Parks, offers a secluded yet intimate safari experience. The untamed south is a wonderful alternative to nature enthusiasts seeking bird watching, walking and boating safari and fly camping adventures.
Another Tanzania attraction is the western safari circuit, where you can track chimpanzees in the deep Gombe Stream and rainforests of the Mahale Mountains. Katavi National Park has the greatest density of large mammal withe herds of elephants, hippos, zebra, wildebeest, gazelle and lions.
After an African safari on the mainland, you can negotiate the narrow streets of historical Stone Town then walk the white sands of tropical beaches or dive the azure waters in the legendary ‘Spice Islands’ of Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia Islands.
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