Best Cities in Tanzania for Tourists

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Tanzania is a fascinating country with a mixture of about everything amazing you would be looking for on a Safari. On the North, there is the Serengeti, Ngorongoro crater, Tarangire National park not forgetting that this is where one of the Seven Wonders of the World takes place-the wildebeest migration. To the South and Central you will find the wild savannah and the rainforests. Then off course, the long tropical coastline which is home to clear white beaches. To enjoy what Tanzania has to offer, make sure you travel to more than one of these cities in Tanzania.

  1. Best cities in Tanzania – Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam is a coastal city and is the largest and the capital city in Tanzania. It is located on a bay off Indian ocean making it the commercial port of Tanzania. Dar es Salaam’s culture, food, beaches and shopping has a little slice of adventure for you to enjoy.

 

Places to visit in Dar es salaam

Dar es salaam  has some of the most amazing place to explore starting with the national museums, the amazing local markets, there are also many historical landmarks like St. Josephs Cathedral, the botanical gardens and the old state house. A few kilometers from the city you will find Bongoyo Island Marine Reserve with numerous deep-water activities such as snorkeling and diving.

Where to stay in Dar es salaam

There are many amazing star-rated facilities in Dar es salaam including   Harbor VIew Suites which is conveniently located near Dar es Salaam airport,  you can also check in to Lucrative lodge and Ledger Plaza Bahari Beach Hotel .

 

 

  1. Best cities in Tanzania- Arusha

This is the gateway city to Tanzania’s northern safari circuit, it is home to Mount Meru. Transport to Arusha  is possible using Arusha airport which is the local airport or Kilimanjaro International Airport.

 

Places to visit in Arusha

There are numerous and exciting places to visit in Arusha including Mount Meru, Lake Manyara , Arusha National park and Arusha cultural heritage. There are also amazing local markets which are great spots for shopping for souvenirs and sample local food.

Where to stay in Arusha

How about checking in to Ngorongoro Serena Safari , it is set on a crater over looking Ngorongoro crater. Acacia Farm Lodge is another interesting facility as it offers panoramic view of the amazing Karatu farmlands and the nearby Ngorongoro forest and finally the Arusha Serena Hotel Resorts and Spa which is among the Serena Group of Hotels.

 

 

 

  1. Best cities in Tanzania- Moshi

Moshi  is a Tanzania town standing at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro on the northern regions of Tanzania. It is a popular city with travelers who are seeking the thrill of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. It is a popular city for tourist thus there are many activities other than mountain climbing which include hiking, camping and even horse riding.

 

Places to visit in Moshi

When done with mountain climbing, you can a linger a little around Moshi and get to visit other places of interest including Materumi Water falls, lake Chale and Kikuletwa hot springs. If you are a sports fanatic, there are two golf courses in the vicinity.

Where to stay in Moshi

Check in at the Keys Lodge Moshi, a luxury and modern tourist hotel , Other choices include New Siesta Inn and  Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel  .

 

 

 

 

  1. Best cities in Tanzania- Zanzibar

Not a city, but Zanzibar  is probably the most popular island in Tanzania, basically it is an archipelago off the coast of Tanzania. Its history started as a spice and slave trade Island in the 19th century. Zanzibar is the home to amazing white beaches and interesting water activities and various equally amazing cities inside it.

 

Places to visit in Zanzibar

There are countless amazing activities and places around Zanzibar. Starting with Stone Town, enjoy sipping coffee admiring the old Arabic style buildings. Then visit the prison island as well as Nungwi beach. This also the perfect place to learn about spices, so you can take a spice tour. While at it sample and enjoy local foods and delicacies.

Where to stay in Zanzibar

Mizingani Seafront Hotel offers great accommodation; besides, it overlooks Indian Ocean and is in the historical Stone Town. Dream of Zanzibar   is also a fantastic place, it is near stone town international airport. Check out also Jafferji House and Spa which is 5 minutes’ drive to the beach.

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