To help inspire or plan your trip to Tanzania, some of its major attractions for travellers are shown below, including some of the best natural, historical, cultural and adventure sites in the country. These include all of UNESCO World Heritage Sites for Tanzania which represent the best of the world's cultural and natural heritage.
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Northern Tanzania - Historical attractions

Kondoa Rock-Art Sites

These rock shelters on the eastern slopes of the Masai escarpment have been used for rock paintings for two thousand years, displaying art that provides fascinating insights to the socio-economic structure and spiritual beliefs of the societies that have inhabited the region.

UNESCO World Heritage Site: Kondoa Rock-Art Sites

Southern Tanzania - Historical attractions

Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Songo Mnara

These are the remains of two great ports on small islands off the Tanzanian coast. Much of the Indian Ocean trade in gold, silver, pearls, perfumes, Arabian crockery, Persian earthenware and Chinese porcelain from the 13th to 16th centuries passed through these ports.

UNESCO World Heritage Site: Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara

Zanzibar and Pemba - Historical attractions

Stone Town
Stone Town
Stone Town

Stone Town on Zanzibar is a centuries old East African trading port. The town is a maze of narrow streets and passageways with the remains of beautiful homes built by Arab traders made rich by trading gold, ivory and slaves. Zanzibar was once the largest slave market on the east coast of Africa and the remains of the slave market can be visited, where a 19th century Anglican church now exists. Stone Town also has many quaint shops and bazaars, excellent for souvenir shopping and watching the dhow silhouettes in the sea at sunset is magical.

UNESCO World Heritage Site: Stone Town of Zanzibar