Things to do and see in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam

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Dar es Salaam

Situated on a natural harbor on the Indian Ocean, Dar es Salaam is a multicultural city, home to many different cultures: the city boasts international cuisine ranging from traditional Tanzanian barbecue and Zanzibari food to Thai, Chinese and American restaurants. The bright music scene has witnessed a rise in Bongo Flava, a form of hip hop.

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Kilimanjaro - Shira Route

Kilimanjaro - Shira Route

Getting to the Mount Kilimanjaro by the remote Shira Route is an awesome option for walkers keen to explore less trodden trails and who are comfortable in variable mountain conditions. From the forest and moorland to the caldera of Shira volcano, you can explore the fascinating rock formations on the Shira plateau before traversing beneath the southern ice fields of Kibo. The eight day trip gives you maximum possible acclimatisation and flexibility to enjoy the magnificent mountain scenery that extends from the volcanic summit to the vast African plains.

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Katavi National Park

Katavi National Park

Katavi National Park, situated 35km southwest of Mpanda, is the country’s third-largest national park and offers one of the most unspoiled wilderness areas. It is an isolated alternative to more popular destinations elsewhere in Tanzania.

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Scuba Diving
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Scuba Diving

The five-star Gold Palm dive center has been operating for over 12 years and is one of the ecofriendly outfits on the island. The two owners are both dive masters and one of them is the only Emergency First Response Instructor in Tanzania. Committed to the local community, they have a well-trained, professional crew of 10 dive masters and offer excellent courses and excursions.

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Tongoni Ruins

Tongoni Ruins

About 20km south of Tanga, just off the coastal road, the Tongoni Ruins are set between baobabs overlooking the mangrove-lined coast. They include the crumbling remains of a mosque and about 20 overgrown Shirazi pillar-style tombs, the largest collection of such tombs on the East African coast. Both the mosque and the tombs are estimated to date from the 14th or 15th century.

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Seaweed Center
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Seaweed Center

This social enterprise enables the women of Paje to harvest their seaweed, which is the island's second-biggest export. They also make a healthy living out of transforming it into desirable organic soaps, scrubs and essential oils. Go to the centre in the village for a fascinating tour of their farms and the processing centre where you can see how they make the soaps.sea