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As you probably realize, staying on Zanzibar (or any of Tanzania's islands) is generally a lot cheaper than being on safari. Don't forget to look at the options on Mafia Island also if any of your party are serious divers or snorkellers; Mafia doesn't have the same quality of beaches … but it's a lot quieter than Zanzibar, and can have a much more exclusive feel for a similar cost.
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The Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania in Sweden is accredited to nine countries in the Nordic Countries and Baltic States (NC&BS), namely Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Latvia, Estonia, Iceland, Ukraine and Lithuania.

Over the past 10 years the Embassy in cooperation with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism and Tanzania Tourist Board in Tanzania, strengthened the Embassy's Tourism Section. Through this section, The Embassy promotes Tanzania as a tourist destination by;

1. Distributing tourism information brochures
2. Responding promptly to inquiries regarding tourist activities/sites and services in Tanzania.
3. Meeting tour and travel operators in the Nordic countries who bring tourists to Tanzania 
4. Participating in selected trade and tourism fair organized in the Nordic and Baltic States.
5. Promoting Tanzanias investment opportunities in tourism in the NC&BS
6. Promoting tourism activities that benefit Tanzania and which alleviate poverty.                       

7. Cooperating with Trade Chambers, Tourism institutions, the private sector investors

Indian Ocean Focused Workshop on Tourism - 12th March 2018

The Embassy of Tanzania in Sweden was invited to participate in a Business to Business meeting in Stockholm which was targeted to Stakeholders in the Tourism Business focused on the Indian Ocean.

The meeting took place on 12th March 2018 in Stockholm where over 40 Travel professionals from different countries attended. The Embassy took the opportunity to promote and sell tourism attraction in Tanzania and to present existing investment opportunities in the Tourism sector. The focus of the presentation was on the Southern Circuit.

In attendance together with a staff at the Embassy was the newly appointed Ambassador Dr. Willibrod Slaa. The Embassy together with two private operators, Travel to Tanzania Ltd based in Latvia and Zara Tours of Moshi held business discussion with a number of Tour companies that are looking for new markets or wish to start tourism business in Tanzania. It was a very successful meeting where Tanzania was the only represented country in East Africa and therefore got the attention of many companies that bring or wish to bring tourists to African Countries along the Indian Ocean.

Ambassador Slaa being received by the organiser, Ms. Christina Boodhun Åkerblom, the organiser (Founder / Project Manager of Aspirera Solutions of Stockholm).

Ambassador Slaa with the Tanzania Team at the B2B Tourism Workshop in Stockholm. Left to right, Mr Rakesh Kanji of Travel to Tanzania Ltd  based in Latvia and Ms. Zainab Ansell of Zara Tours


Group Photo: Ambassador Slaa and Other Participants


Photos: Tanzania’s Participation in Travel Shows in the Nordic Countries



Minister Counsellor, Jacob Msekwa selling Tanzania at TUR, Sweden

Tanzania Embassy staff at Stockholm Travel Show

Ms Rachel Scharp, a Tanzanian Travel Operator based in Sweden, selling Tanzania at TUR.


                Tanzania Embassy staff at Stockholm Travel Show


Tourists and Tanzanian Diasporas at the Tanzania stand





































































































Parks and Reserves

Ngorongoro Conservation Area including the Ngorongoro and Empakaai Craters and Olduvai Gorge, along with neighboring Serengeti National Park.  Ngorongoro forms a huge interdependent ecosystem, containing the largest concentration of wildlife on earth. Information on Ngororngoro can be obtained from many other informative sources)

Other National and World heritage parks and reserves are;

Selous Game Reserve and Kilimanjaro National Park.

The 756 sq. km area lying above 2,700m around Mountain Kilimanjaro mountain is protected territory-The Kilimanjaro National Park. Parts of the lower slopes - which support five vegetation zones - are also protected as forest reserves.

Historical Towns

Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara 

 Two islands off the eastern coast of Africa. These ruins reflect the maritime power of the medieval city-state that controlled the East African coastline in the 13th & 14th centuries.

The Stone Town of Zanzibar

The Stone Town of Zanzibar is a fine example of the Swahili coastal trading towns of East Africa. It retains its urban fabric and townscape virtually intact and contains many fine buildings that reflect its particular culture, which has brought together and homogenized disparate elements of the cultures of Africa, the Arab region, India, and Europe over more than a millennium.

National Sites on the list to become World Heritage Sites

Bagamoyo Town

The town of Bagamoyo was the centre of the 19th century slave trade. The name Bagamoyo is derived from the Swahili bwaga moyo ,which means "to lose hope" or "where the heart lays down its burden".  Many of the European explorers passed through here, including Burton, Speke, Grant, Stanley and Livingstone. The church, built by the Holy Ghost Fathers, is the oldest in East Africa and it was here that the preserved body of Livingstone lay before being shipped to England. The beach that stretches to either side of Bagamoyo is everyone's idea of a tropical paradise. In its day though, thousands of slaves were shipped from here on a regular basis. The Kaole Ruins dated from the 13th century and include what is thought to be the oldest mosque on the East African mainland. A comprehensive documentation on Bagamoyo has been done by Lund University in Sweden

Gombe National Park

Jozani- Chwaka Bay Conservation Area

Kondoa Irangi Rock Paintings

Ordonyo Munywaki

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Other Heritage Sites

Sadani Game Reserve

Located on the Bagamoyo-Pangani Road the Sadani Game Reserve is one of the least visited in Tanzania and is the only East African Coastal reserve to harbour large mammals and also the only place where elephant can still be seen bathing in the Indian Ocean. Lion, leopard, zebra, roan antelope, giraffe, orynx and buffalo live in the reserve.

Amboni Caves

The Amboni Caves are the most extensive limestone caves in East Africa. Locals believe a fertility god lives in them, and offerings are usually left for the deity.

Tongoni Ruins

The Tongoni Ruins are the remains of a Shirazi town from the 14th and 15th centuries. Its graveyard houses the largest concentration of historical tombs on the East African Coast.

Prehistoric Rock Art of Singida and Lake Eyasi Basin

Little is known of some of the most beautiful pre-historic rock paintings in the world. These are found in Kondoa, Singida and Lake Eyasi basin in Tanzania.

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 National Museum

The Tanzania National Museum was originally built in 1940 by the British as King George V Memorial Museum, with the new building added in 1963. The Museum situated in Shabban Robert Street is now run by the Department of Antiquities. It houses exhibits on the history of Tanzania, marine biology and ethnography. It also includes the skull of Australopithecus Boisei found in 1959 in Olduvai Gorge by the late Dr. Leakey.

The Village Museum

Come along to our lively dance sessions, every Saturday & Sunday   

The Village Museum is located in Kijitonyama, New Bagamoyo Road in Dar es Salaam. It displays traditional village homes from all over Tanzania.

The Sukuma Museum

The Sukuma Museum  is in Kisesa, Tanzania.  The Museum promotes and celebrates the traditional and contemporary arts of the Sukuma people. Its web site describes the Sukuma history, culture, royal traditions and traditional arts.

The Bagamoyo College of Arts

The Bagamoyo College of Art  is 100m south of the BOMA Building in Bagamoyo Town. The College has free shows of traditional music, dancing and mime on weekends. Within the College there is also Bagamoyo Sculpture School, which has a close cooperation with SVETAN.

The Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere Memorial Museum  (Butiama)
This memorial museum was officially opened in July 1999 in Butiama village, a few kilometers from Musoma town on the shores of lake Victoria. The museum portrays the historical perspective of Mwalimu Nyerere, the father of our Nation. It exhibits an interesting collection of various personal items used by Nyerere, his books and gifts presented to him when he stepped out as a President.

Mwalimu Nyerere Cultural Centre( Nyumba Ya Sanaa), Dar es Salaam.

 Mwalimu Nyerere Cultural Centre, originally know as “Nyumba Ya Sanaa” ( The House of Art) was established in 1972 by sixteen founders and officially opened by the former President of Tanzania, the father of nation, the late Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere. Operating as an NGO the centre’s aim is to Promote Micro enterprises activities from small producers in offering expertise, promotion and sale of their art and crafts by way of consignment or buy out. Nyumba Ya Sanaa has created a valuable bridge between small producers and buyers outside the country.

You can also visit and buy paintings and more from Tanzanian Artists


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Arusha is a modern town in every aspect and its visitor facilities cater to all budgets. This is regarded one of Tanzania's most attractive towns. It is located at the foot of Mt. Meru in lush green countryside, surrounded by maize and wheat platations, and has a temperate climate throughout the year. For most visitors, Arusha is the gateway to the "northern circuit" Safaris.

The Arusha International Conference Centre (AICC), Brings the world to Tanzania.

Mwanza Town

Mwanza is the second largest towns and the economic centre of the lake region. Mwanza is the capital of Mwanza region and one of the busiest commercial centres in Tanzania.  Mwanza is the most important Tanzanian port on Lake Victoria. The town looks out onto the lake where one can see views of the Bismark Rocks – a massive outcrop of granite rocks.

ImageLocation of Lake Victoria and balancing stones in the lake which can be viewed from Mwanza
Mwanza is an important crossroad of the region – with a rail and road and airport connecting the region to most Tanzanian towns and to Nairobi (Kenya), Entebbe (Uganda), Kigali (Rwanda) and Bujumbura (Burundi). Mwanza and its proximity to the various National Parks – makes a convenient starting point for trips through the world famous western part of Serengeti in the dry season.     

The Wasukuma, the largest ethnic group in Tanzania, live here. They farm cotton, tea and coffee. Mwanza is the headquarter of a region rich in Gold (Geita, Bulyanhulu) Among things of interest to the visitor is the The Sukuma Museum (also called the Bujora Museum) which displays the culture and traditions of the Wasukuma. For more information on Mwanza please visit

Shinyanga Town (The headquarter of a region rich in diamond (Mwadui Mines), gold (Kahama) and African culture.


This is Tanzania's second-largest port on Lake Victoria.


This is the political headquarters and the official capital of Tanzania.


The town of Tanga has a relaxed, friendly atmosphere on the East African Coast (Indian Ocean). Excursions to Amboni Caves and the Tongoni Ruins can be made from the town.

Pangani Town

The town of Pangani on Pangani River mouth has an attractive situation.

The banks of the Pangani River are heavily forested and a magnificient beach sretches north of the estuary.

Tabora and Ujiji are towns along the slave trade route

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 Tanzania is where the best hunting grounds are found on the African continent. Tanzania offers a wide variety of game animals and a large portion has open hunting areas. In controlled areas, like game reserves, hunting blocks have been created for safari hunting. In order to maintain an ecological balance of species found in these blocks, there is also a quota of animals to be hunted. The country offers hunters a sporting opportunity but at the same time control and conservation is exercised (See Hunting Safaris). The Wildlife Department in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism ( is responsible for hunting activities in Tanzania. The forms of wildlife utilization practiced in Tanzania are game viewing, tourist hunting; resident hunting, ranching and farming. These are the potential earners of local and foreign exchange earnings and employment. Others are game trophies and live birds, which are exported and generate export earnings.  

The sector employs about 2282 people who are permanent and about 2046 are employed on temporary basis (tour guides and porters).  The communities living adjacent to protected areas benefit through hunting wild animals for game meat. They also get support of services from the private companies operating nearby and the government institutions related to wildlife sector. The wildlife sector is constrained by illegal hunting  (poaching) especially of the endangered species like elephants, competition with other land users, lack of public awareness of wildlife importance, lack of baseline data and information, inadequate rural user rights to the community and limited capacity in terms of budgetary allocation and human resources.

The hunting season in Tanzania is from July to December, but in the Selous, it is from July to November, with September and October being the best months. Tanzania is known as the land without winter. Low temperatures just don’t exist. The four seasons are broadly the warmer dry months from January to March, the first long rains from April to May, the cooler dry season from June to September, and the short rains from November to December.

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 18 December 2018 )
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