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Top 10 Instagrammable Places in Tanzania
Written by: Branded Africa
Let’s face it. Social media influences many of our choices. In fact, when planning a trip or even a lunch date with friends, we always take into account how Instagram-worthy the place (or even the food) is! Well, if you’re traveling to Tanzania or are already in Tanzania, good news: The country is brimming with Insta-worthy pizzazz!
From breathtaking landscapes and expansive shorelines to jaw-dropping wildlife, vibrant people and unique experiences to historical and cultural structures that may seem mundane at times, Tanzania will definitely spruce up your Instagram feed! Here are the top 10 Instagrammable places in Tanzania:
#1 Stone Town
A gem in the island of Zanzibar, Stone Town is a crumbling yet hauntingly beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site. Like stepping into a lost world, the windy narrow streets, intricate wooden doorways and ancient coralline ragstone buildings of the town create a magical vibe. Showcasing a complex synthesis of Swahili, European, Indian and Arab influences, the town prides of picture-perfect scenery. Even if you just take snaps of its walls, streets or open courtyards, your Instagram feed will surely be amazing! Other points of interest include Darajani Market and eclectic monuments like Old Fort, Christ Church Anglican Cathedral and House of Wonders. Check out this tour
for an Instagrammable trip!
#2 Ngorongoro Crater
A long time ago, this panoramic area was a gigantic volcano. Today, Ngorongoro Crater
is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Tanzania’s most visited and sought-after attractions. Catering thousands of wildlife in an amazing bowl, this protected caldera remains one of Africa’s most scenic landscapes. In fact, it has been often regarded as Africa’s “Garden of Eden.” Also, the place is known to provide one of the most fascinating bush picnics — definitely an Instagram-worthy experience!
#3 Mount Kilimanjaro
Named “Roof of Africa” and the world’s highest free-standing mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro tops any scenic African landscapes list. With a snow-capped peak that’s featured all year-round and an amazing variety of vegetation zones, it is no surprise that Mount Kilimanjaro is one Instagrammable place. Whether you take snapshots of its dramatic facade; take selfies with the wildlife that graces its base, Kilimanjaro National Park; or document your trek up its glacier summit, your Instagram followers will surely drool over your photos! Ready to bring your adventure to greater heights? Here’s a Lemosho route tour
Sitting on the quiet northeast region of Zanzibar, Matemwe is a little slice of paradise that blends together all the elements of a perfect beach getaway: soft white sands shimmering in the sun, sparkling turquoise waters, palm-fringed coastline, colorful reefs and beautiful dhows. You’re like sharing a piece of tropical paradise to your Instagram followers!
#5 Ruaha National Park
When it comes to game viewing, Ruaha National Park is Tanzania’s best-kept secret. It is remote, not very touristy and so it keeps an unspoiled wilderness. The park also features a beautiful landscape that includes rolling hills, open plains, enormous baobab trees, and the iconic Ruaha River — all these create a sweeping scenery that’s just incredibly captivating. In this tour
, you will be able to enjoy not just Ruaha but also other Southern Safari Circuit Parks.
#6 Serengeti National Park
Bringing the magic of Africa to life, Serengeti National Park is easily among the most recognised and popular wilderness areas in the world. Its endless grassy plains present a classic Africa scenery that’s impossible to not take photos of. Not to mention its staggering populations of wildlife from lions to wildebeests to hippos to endangered wild dogs. And while the scenery is splendid, the things you can enjoy in the Serengeti guarantee moments that you would want to keep forever. Moments that you would want to capture and share to the world: game viewing
, picnics in the wild, hot air balloon rides, and many more!
#7 Lake Manyara
Lake Manyara is popular for its hordes of vibrant flamingoes on its vast soda lake. Numerous animals like zebras and rhinos also come to this watering hole for some refreshment. So if you want a picturesque view, a unique take on the African wild, Lake Manyara should be on your must-take-a-photo list!
Once a walled city on the island of Zanzibar, Kizimkazi is now a fishing village that highlights an idyllic beach in Menai Bay. The great thing is, you will not only enjoy a stunning beach paradise in here but also an exciting display of swimming bottle-nose dolphins. If you’re lucky, you may even swim with them! Now that’s Instagrammable.
#9 Iringa Boma
Perched at a cool 1600m on a cliff overlooking the valley of the Little Ruaha River, Iringa Boma is one of the oldest remaining buildings in southern Tanzania. It was originally built by Germans as a military hospital and now, it stands as a museum and cultural center. One with a charm that’s hard to miss. Photos in Iringa Boma will make your viewers swoon and, considering its German architecture, maybe even ask, “That’s in Africa?”
#10 Tarangire National Park
One elephant is picture-perfect enough. What more if you see multiple elephants in their natural habitat, some even having a mud bath? In Tarangire National Park, not only will you enjoy a landscape that’s been relatively untouched by mass tourism, but you will also be able to indulge your followers on some fascinating African wilderness: red elephants, mud baths and undulated savannah woodlands.
The beautiful country of Tanzania
is indeed an Instagram-worthy paradise. Whether it’s their charming towns, inviting beaches, lush forests, majestic mountains, great wilderness or even their bustling cities, the country will not only fill your feed with shots that are golden but will also fill your life with adventures that are worth remembering forever.