Perhaps it is the marriage of its innately synchronized wilderness, with the eccentricity of a refined cultural heritage, that makes the dichotomous landscape of Tanzania, truly one-of-a-kind. One word. Wildlife. The Tanzanian ecosystem is dominated by the world’s most exotic animals. Be it the zebras and giraffe, or the deer and the buffalo herds, or the feline lions and tigers, Tanzania is teeming with fauna. Its Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, boast the most expansive lands and the largest wildebeest migration. Also, these areas are ideal for birding as the country is home to birdlife of over 1400 species! These birding spots are counted among as the best tourist places in Tanzania.
The people of rural Tanzania, called the Masai, are a distinct tribe. Adorned in the most fashionable drapes and rustic accessories, the Masai people are admired the world over for their sense of style and ways of life. Famous for its fragrant spice markets, its heritage town of Stone and its pristine, picture-perfect beaches, Zanzibar, is a tourist haven. It offers one of the best tourist places in Tanzania. The restaurants here have a unique vibe of their own and as a matter of fact, are some of the most sought after eateries in the continent of Africa! Which brings us to the food. The Swahili cuisine, is Manna. Some dishes are simple, while others are layered in their gastronomic glory, but the flavourful food of Tanzania is unrivalled by another African cuisine. Finally, Mount Kilimanjaro is to Tanzania what the Himalayas are to India and Nepal. Its sweeping views, its terrain conducive to climbing and its wildlife, make Kilimanjaro another destination as popular as the Serengeti.