Best Things To Do In Tanzania: Tourist Attractions

The things to do in Tanzania are very similar to those in Kenya with a special twist.  The Lion King made the Serengeti National Park famous and it also happens to be one of the best places where you can find an African Safari.  What you can find in Tanzania that you can’t find anywhere else in Eastern Africa is the beauty of Zanzibar.

You can find unspoiled beaches along the mainland and even find incredible diving opportunities on the island of Zanzibar.  Many people also don’t know that you can find two of the oldest stone age sites in the world right in Tanzania.

I was able to explore the entire country while living overseas in Kenya & Ethiopia and have great information inside my travel guides section .  Here are the best things to do in Tanzania:

Entrance to Maasai Mara National Reserve, maasai mara national reserive

Entrance to Maasai Mara National Reserve

African Safari

There are only two places in the world where you can witness the unique great migration of wildebeests, Kenya & Tanzania.  Tanzania is one of the countries that is known for wildlife and being able to see “The Big 5” while on safari.  Definitely a must do in Tanzania.

National Parks

There are tons of parks in the country to visit.  I was riding a bicycle in a park near the city of Arusha and as I was riding there wild buffaloes and elephants just walking around me.  After you go on an official safari in the Sserengeti definitely check out the other national parks.

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Blowing bubbles while scuba diving

Zanzibar & Scuba Diving

The tourist attractions in Tanzania usually start with a safari and end with Zanzibar.  There aren’t too many places in the world like this island just off the coast where you can find incredible diving opportunities and Africa’s version of the Caribbean.  Look for the historic area called Stone Town for those of you that want a little history.


Aside from Zanzibar, Tanzania has great unspoiled beaches on its mainland to explore.  Many of the beaches haven’t been explored by many tourists either.

Trekking Mt Kilimanjaro

When visiting Eastern Africa most tourists go on an African Safari which is almost always followed by a trek to the highest mountain in Africa.  Most people say this isn’t a hard trek but watch your toes, a high percentage of people come back with a broken toe!

Volunteering in Tanzania

Tanzania is still a developing country that has many volunteering opportunities.  I wasn’t able to get any volunteering opportunities in the country but I was able to get involved in Kenya.  There are plenty of programs to learn about, stay updated by checking out my travel tips as I will be updating the site with detailed info about how to get started.  I share a lot about giving back on this travel blog so I always try to share different ways that people can do that.

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Stone Age Site in Tanzania

Stone Age Sites

I like to visit places that most people don’t travel to, if I were to tell you that there are stone age sites in Tanzania that are up to 30,000 years old no one would believe me.  Most people think that Africa is only about seeing animals and Tanzania surely breaks that mold by having two of these sites available.

Lake Victoria

The gorgeous region of Lake Victoria is not only accessible via Uganda.  Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa and the 2nd freshwater lake in the world.  It hold s unique ecosystem where many different types of animals can be seen and you can even swim and have a relaxing weekend here as well.

Ngorongoro Crater

The crater is the largest intact volcanic caldera in the world and happens to be the home of the highest density of large game in Africa.  You can find “The Big 5” and is one of the best places in Tanzania to go on safari.