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 - Trekking opportunities
Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest mountain. It is a magnificent site, rising out of the surrounding plains, encircled in mountain forest, with its snowy peak 5,895m above sea level. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the great trekking challenges in the world. Though not requiring any specialist mountaineering skills, it is still a fairly arduous task, with oxygen levels at its peak only half those at sea level. The view from the top, with hundreds of miles of the plains of Tanzania and Kenya below you, make all the effort worthwhile though.
UNESCO World Heritage Site: Kilimanjaro National Park
The Usumbara Mountains rise out of the savannah across 100km of the Eastern Arc chain of Tanzania. The thickly forested lower slopes of the mountains for a unique biological ecosystem and offers good hiking opportunities and the chance to see species such as the Naduk eagle.
While not as big as Kilimanjaro in terms of height (at 4566m) or popularity, trekking Mount Meru provides a good acclimatisation for a subsequent climb of Kili as well as a worthwhile climb in itself. The summit provides magnificent views of the forest and plains below and Kili's peak in the distance.