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 .

Tanzania Articles

12 Swahili words to know before traveling in East Africa

by Kelly Lalonde

25 places we’re dying to explore right now

by Matador Team

8 adventurous ways to explore Africa

by Hal Amen

Back to nature: 13 of the world’s richest national parks

by David DeFranza

5 African festivals you have to go to (and 2 to look out for)

by Dikson

Tanzania just sent a serious message to poachers

by Matt Hershberger

Tanzania has figured out a way to make charcoal and save trees at the same time

by Sam Eaton

4 American habits I lost when I moved to Tanzania

by Amber Kapiloff

24 hours in a Maasai Village [PICS]

by Sebastien Beun

20 real world places that have inspired Disney movies

by Matt Hershberger

51 things to do in 51 African countries

by Bernard Pollack

One day in Zanzibar

by Gregor Rohrig

18 scenic places to teach ESL

by Michelle Schusterman

Across the ravaged land

by Nick Brandt

Adventures in ultralight journalism

by Mary Slosson

This video of a pelican learning to fly is all the happiness you need today

by Matt Hershberger

Lessons on hope and hospitality in Tanzania

by Jonathan Kalan

Clouds of Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania [postcard]

by Matador Community
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