When it comes to vacationing in Africa, people often think of South Africa first. While we won’t argue with them – South Africa is a truly gorgeous and amazing place – we have to admit that we’re a little biased. In our eyes, it’s Tanzania that’s the true gem of Africa, offering the enterprising traveler the chance to experience an incredible diversity of things within one country.
In the same vacation where you travel the Serengeti and survey the soaring Mount Kilimanjaro, you can also sun on the sands of Dar es Salaam and sample the sundry spices of Zanzibar. That, of course, doesn’t even include the incredible cultural experience you can have, interacting with native Tanzanians and sampling their local food.
Truly, Tanzania is one of the most picturesque and beautiful places on the planet. In fact, in the eyes of many it might be the most beautiful place on the planet. That’s the reasoning behind why so many people refer to this country as “Africa’s Garden of Eden”.
With that in mind, we thought we’d take you on a quick visual tour of the country! This list is by no means exhaustive, but we think it will give you enough of a flavor for the country to convince you that you need to see it for yourself. So, let’s go!
1. A Land of Beauty
Tanzania may not be first on many traveller’s lists, but once you see what this beautiful country has to offer, we bet it will shoot to the top of yours!
You travelled to Tanzania to spice up your life; so, why would you skip a trip to Zanzibar, which is affectionately known as the “Spice Island”.
3. The Stone Town
While there, you’ll want to travel the winding streets of Stone Town, which reflect Persian architecture and old-world charm.
4. Malindi Bamnara Mosque
The Stone Town is also home to one of the most important religious structures in the country, the Malindi Bamnara Mosque.