Mahale Mountain National Park

Mahale mountains national park

It’s difficult to imagine a more idyllic combination: clear, blue waters and white-sand beaches backed by lushly forested mountains soaring straight out of Lake Tanganyika, and some of the continent’s most intriguing wildlife watching. Mahale Mountains National Park lies on the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika in Kigoma Region, Tanzania. Named after the Mahale Mountains range that is […]

Mafia Island Marine Park


At around 822 sq km, Mafia Island Marine Park is the largest marine protected area in the Indian Ocean, sheltering a unique complex of estuarine, mangrove, coral reef and marine channel ecosystems.  These include the only natural forest on the island and almost 400 fish species. There are also about 10 villages within the park’s boundaries with […]

Like Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park Located beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, on the edge of the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park offers varied ecosystems, incredible bird life, and breathtaking views. Lake Manyara National Park is of one of Tanzania’s smaller and most underrated parks. While it may lack the size and variety of other […]

Kitulo National Park

Kitulo National Park

Kitulo National Park-The Serengeti of Flowers This national park protects the flower-clad Kitulo Plateau, together with sections of the former  Livingstone Forest Reserve, which runs south from the plateau paralleling the Lake Nyasa shoreline.  The area, much of which lies between 2600m and 3000m in the highlands northeast of Tukuyu, is beautiful and a paradise for […]

Kilwa Kisiwani

Kilwa Tanzani Islands Safaris

The remains of two great East African ports admired by early European explorers are situated on two small islands near the coast. From the 13th to the 16th century, the merchants of Kilwa dealt in gold, silver, pearls, perfumes, Arabian crockery, Persian earthenware and Chinese porcelain; much of the trade in the Indian Ocean thus […]

Isimila Stone Age

Isimila stone age

One major Stone Age site, called Isimila, is located within a korongo (erosion gulley) on the Iringa plateau in Tanzaniaand has long been recognised as a site of international importance forunderstanding the behavioural complexity and plasticity of our homininancestors. Here, in the late 1950s, amid a dramatic landscape of eroded sandstone pillars, archaeologists unearthed one of […]

Iringa Boma

This excellent EU-funded museum is a great new development, as is its small cafe and quality gift shop.  Located between Uhuru Park and Neema, Boma is housed in a 1900 German colonial building.  Artfully displayed objects, including an embroidered chief’s robe, wooden ceremonial stool and gleaming calabashes, are illuminated by extended captions exploring the ancient and […]

House of Wanders

An icon of Stone Town, the House of Wonders rises in impressive tiers of slender steel pillars and balconies overlooking the waterfront.  Its enormous carved doors are said to be the largest in East Africa, fronted by two bronze cannon with Portuguese inscriptions dating them to the 16th century. Inside, the National Museum of History & […]

Igeleke Rock Art

Igeleke Rock Art

A large prehistoric frieze, similar in style to the Kondoa rock paintings, located at a spectacular site on the edge of town just west of the Dodoma road.  The ochre drawings depict human figures, an elephant, jumping eland and giraffe hiding in long grass. It’s an easy and worthwhile excursion from town involving a short but steep walk […]

Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park

Attractions in Arusha national park, Tanzania Located just a short drive from Arusha and Moshi, the Arusha National Park is Tanzania’s most accessible national park and the perfect place for a day trip or as the first or last stop on a longer itinerary. At just 552 square kilometres, it’s a small park with a […]