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Top 10 Hidden Places To Explore In Tanzania

Tanzania has a long list of travel destinations to experience the wilderness and safaris, from the famous Mount Kilimanjaro to the Serengeti National Park. Here is a list of some of the hidden jewels of Tanzania that should be on your bucket list:

Nyerere National Park

Nyerere National Park has the highest population of wild animals, such as hippos, lions, and buffalos. The park is home to almost one-tenth of Africa’s elephant population, making it abundant with wildlife. The park offers guided walks and boat safaris for visitors with cozy lodges to relax. 


Mahale is known for its thrilling chimpanzee trekking on the mountain. Nature is a perfect retreat to relax and embrace the tranquility of this place. Experience the beaches free of footprints, grab a fishing rope, admire the butterflies or trek with the chimpanzees; Mahale has it all.

Ruaha and Katavi:

Ruaha and Katavi are huge savannah parks that are also Tanzania’s “best-kept secret.” The parks are home to giants such as elephants and cheetahs, creating great scenery. Stay in the luxury lodges in the park or walk along the river.

Mafia Island

Mafia is the most tropical island in Africa. Its crystal-clear water, spectacular coral reefs, and colorful marine life are heaven for divers. Mafia is famous for scuba, snorkeling in the deep reefs, swimming with the whale sharks, and witnessing turtle hatching.


Rubondo Island National Park is known as Noah’s Ark for its stunning nature. It is located on Lake Victoria, where crocodiles and hippos are found on the shore. The island is rich in forests populated with giraffes, rhinos, and monkeys. It is a hidden paradise of bird species which includes 70 species of butterflies only.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Ngorongoro Conservation Area in a protected UNESCO world heritage site. It is world-famous for being the largest inactive and unbroken volcano in the world. It is a pleasing destination for safaris where you can see theBig Five game. 

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park is between Lake Manyara and the Great Rift Valley. Wildlife species like baboons and monkeys populate the park for a great safari. The park is specifically known for its tree-climbing lions. Another major attraction is the magical view of the pink flamingos in Lake Manyara, resting by the shore. 

Stone Town, Zanzibar

Stone Town is ranked among UNESCO’s world heritage sites. The town has a range of food stalls along the seafront, from meat kebabs to fresh fruits to devour. Step into the Old Fort and marvel at the ruins and the art collection. There are different religious buildings to explore in the Stone Town, from temples to mosques, and get immersed in the rich history this place stores.

Prison Island

While in Tanzania, visiting the giant tortoise of the Prison Island of Zanzibar is a must-do. You can also grab some snorkeling equipment and enjoy diving on the island.

Lake Natron

Lake Natron is a terminal lake known for its high alkalinity and salt composition. The lake has a high population of flamingos, making it a significant tourist attraction. 

Tanzania is a remarkable place to visit. You can plan the perfect vacation using this Guide to Air Travel in Tanzania