Home of The Great Serengeti Migration and the land of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania is a stunning destination for natural beauty and wildlife.

If you’re thinking of where to go for your next holiday, a Tanzania trip could be an ideal choice. Think immense natural beauty, friendly locals and a myriad of locations worth exploring. With wildlife which is unparalleled by any other in the world, and spots of immense historical significance, Tanzania is a true gem.

Let’s explore four places which are well worth visiting when you’re next there. 

Tanzanian Elephant

Tanzanian Elephant., Photo: Schuyler Shepherd via Wikimedia Commons

Mtoni Palace Ruins

Hidden away on the island of Zanzibar, you’ll find the ruins of a palace which once defined the culture and architecture of the region. Formerly the home of Sultan Seyyid Said, the palace once housed his throng of legitimate and illegitimate children and wives.

Lonely Planet provide some basic directions for travel – with the ruins said to be a simple 6km trek or car ride directly north of Zanzibar Town. Just head towards the imaginatively named Bububu. 

 The Great Migration 

In the heart of the Serengeti National Park, you’ll find a phenomenon which draws tourists in from all over the world. As Audley Travel point out, there are several different reasons to visit the park – but the crowning glory is undoubtedly the Great Migration.

This event sees millions of wildebeest making the long trek between the Ngorongoro Conservation Area towards the Masai Mara reserve in Kenya. Make sure to book a trip here between May and December for a chance to witness this first hand.

Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti, Tanzania.

Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti, Tanzania. Photo: Daniel Rosengren via Wikimedia Commons

 Mount Kilimanjaro 

It might surprise you, but one of the largest mountains in the world is located here too. In truth, Kilimanjaro is actually a volcano, rather than an outright mountain – with the last eruption occurring in 1944. 

While we don’t advise scaling this behemoth (unless you’re an experienced hiker), you can still enjoy the nearby national park. Visitors come from all around the world to bask in the glory of the picturesque views. 

Mount Kilimanjaro from above at dawn

Kilimanjaro Summit. Photo: Matt Kieffer via Flickr

 Songo Mnara

On the Swahili coast lies an abandoned stone town known as Songo Mnara. It’s believed roughly 40 houses were located there, giving historians a glimpse into the ancient past of the region. Despite being on the endangered site list for 10 years, the town was removed in 2014. This was as a result of an improvement to safeguarding and management.

Have these destinations inspired you to plan a Tanzania trip? Keep them in mind when it comes to your next travel destination. Tanzania is well worth checking out.

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