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Tanzania Travel Guide

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Plan Your Tanzania Vacation

Tanzania is the quintessential, definitive Africa of your dreams. And who wouldn't want to visit a place where the names of its legendary travel destinations roll off the tongue like an incantation: Zanzibar, Serengeti, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Lake Tanganyika, Lake Victoria, the Rift Valley, the Ngorongoro Crater, and Olduvai Gorge, "the Cradle of Humankind."

Top Reasons To Go

  1. The Great Migration. This annual movement is one of the great natural wonders of the world.
  2. Big Game Adventures You'll be amazed at how close up and familiar you get not only with the Big Five, but with thousands of other animals as well.
  3. Sea, Sand, and Sun Tanzania's sun-spoiled but deserted beaches are lapped by the turquoise blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Swim, snorkel, scuba dive, sail, fish, or just chill on soft white sands under waving palm trees.
  4. Ancient Cultures From the traditional red-robed, bead-bedecked nomadic Masai in the north to the exotic heady mix of Arab and African influences in Zanzibar, you'll encounter unique peoples and cultures just about everywhere you go.
  5. Bird-Watching Stay glued to your binoculars in one of the finest bird-watching destinations in the world. You'll be able to watch hundreds of species in a variety of habitats.

When To Go

When to Go

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