Photo by Richard Stupart


Home to the Serengeti plain and Kilimanjaro, the continent’s highest peak, Tanzania is a popular destination for many travelers to Africa’s eastern coast.

The capital, Dar es Salaam, can be easily reached directly by air or, for the more adventurous, by the three-day TAZARA Express from Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia which passes through a number of game reserves on its slow, often unpredictably-timed journey.

Read more accounts below from Matadorians who have explored Tanzania .

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Tanzania Articles

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One day in Zanzibar

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