Places in Tanzania
Mt Kilimanjaro National Park
Since its official opening in 1977, Kilimanjaro National Park has become one of Tanzania’s most visited parks. Unlike the other northern parks, this isn’t for the wildlife, although it’s there. Rather, it’s to gaze in awe at a mountain on the equator capped with snow, and to climb to the top of Africa.
Step off the boat or plane onto the Zanzibar Archipelago, and you’ll be transported through the miles and the centuries – to ancient Persia, to Oman’s caliphs and sultans, to India, with its heavily laden scents. On Zanzibar, Stone Town’s alleyways wind past Arabic-style houses with brass-studded wooden doors.
Zanzibar Town (Stone Town & Ng’ambo)
Zanzibar Town, on the western side of the island, is the heart of the archipelago, and the first stop for most travellers. The best-known section by far is the old Stone Town (Mji Mkongwe), surrounded on three sides by the sea and bordered to the east by Creek Rd.
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