Tanzania Places

Located in East Africa on the Indian Ocean, Tanzania is home to the legendary Serengeti Plains with its seemingly endless herds of wildebeest and zebra trekking across the plains on their annual migration and Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa, as well as Lake Victoria, the largest lake on the continent.

Great Rift Valley
A continuous geographic trough that runs from northern Syria in Southwest Asia to central Mozambique in East Africa and includes some of the highest mountains in Africa and some of the deepest lakes in the world.

Lake Victoria
The largest tropical lake in the world and source of the longest branch of the Nile River with more than 2,000 miles of shoreline and more than 3,000 islands, it is a biological hotspot with great biodiversity.

Mt. Kilimanjaro
Highest peak in Africa, providing a dramatic view of the surrounding plains and the year-round snow-topped summit.

Ngorongoro Crater
Formed by a giant volcanic explosion, the crater floor is mostly grasslands. Animal populations inside the crater include most of the species found in East Africa.

Selous
One of the largest fauna reserve in the world and a vast region of largely unexplored bush teeming with wildlife and one of the most remote parks in Africa.

Serengeti Plains
Hosts one of the largest and longest overland migration in the world covering 500 miles where death takes over 250,000 wildebeest alone from injury, exhaustion and predators.

Zanzibar
Numerous small islands in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Tanzania sometimes referred to as the Spice Islands.

Click here for information about the history, climate and language of Tanzania.

Click here for list of safaris to Tanzania.