Dining in Tanzania

Serangeti Safari, TanzaniaMany tourists choose Tanzania for their African holiday due to the vast availability of safari tours, national parks and dive sites. After a day on safari or a hike through the mountains, many tourists are left wondering which among the dozens of restaurants they should choose. Here is a list of popular restaurants in Tanzania to make that choice a bit easier.

Tunza Lodge

Located on Ilemela Beach, Mwanza, the Tunza Lodge is not only a popular place to stay in Tanzania, the Tunza Lodge is  the choice of eatery for locals and tourists alike. Stop by for a full meal or have a seat at The Cockpit Bar for a drink and a choice off of the a la carte menu. The scenery at Ilemela Beach can relax even the weariest of travelers!

Onsea House Arusha

Offering African, Belgian, Italian and Vegetarian cuisines, Onsea House Arusha is located on Baraa Road in Moshono Village. Options both dine-in and takeout though, if you plan on dining in, reservations are recommended. For the budget conscious, try ordering off of the set menu. Many recommend a sunset meal on the terrace for the most breathtaking local views.

Leone L’Africano

One may not expect to find an Italian restaurant in Africa but that’s exactly what you’ll find in Dodoma. Leone L’Africano offers guests the chance to enjoy a drink at the bar before heading to the garden for dinner. Owned by Italians, you should expect nothing but the best authentic Italian cuisine offered on the continent.

KilimanjaroShah Tours – Mountain Inn

Mountain Inn is Shah Tours base hotel located in close proximity to Kilimanjaro National Park. In the dining room, you can enjoy Indian cuisine from either the set or a la carte menus. Seating choices include the bar, the gardens or the lawns. No matter where you choose to enjoy your meal, you’ll leave satisfied with both the food and the atmosphere.


Open for dinner, the Diner, located on Kenyatta Road in Mwanza, offers a more casual dining experience. Offering a fairly extensive selection of Indian cuisine, as well as Chinese food, Diner is a fun place to pop into for an evening meal.

Traveling in the country is quite the experience and dining in Tanzania should be no different. Consult your tour guide(s), fellow travelers and friendly locals when deciding on your dining location. No matter where you decide to eat, be sure to try at least one traditional African dish before you return home! Click here for more information on Tanzania.


Plan a Safari Adventure in Tanzania

Ruaha National Park , TanzaniaThe United Republic of Tanzania, home to the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, is a scenic country filled with inspiring natural beauty and steeped in historical importance. This eastern African state boasts some of the best National Parks where tourists can witness wildlife in their own territory. As the country is bordered by the Indian Ocean on the east, there are also plenty of activities for those who enjoy the sun and surf. Finally, any travelers visiting Tanzania should not overlook the rich history of the area, which stretches back to pre-human hominids. This country is brimming with opportunity and excitement for any tourist interested in an African adventure.

There are many beautiful National Parks well worth visiting throughout Tanzania. The parks in the Northern portion of the country tend to be more popular among tourists, but the parks in the south should not be over looked. This is especially true for those visitors hoping to experience the local’s lifestyle. These southern parks include Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve, which have a much greater variety of wildlife than Serengeti National Park. Ruaha, colloquially known as “Giraffe Park”, is home to large numbers of giraffes, elephants, lions, and rare hunting dogs. Selous Game Reserve is one of two parks in Tanzania that has rhinos.

Zebras, TanzaniaAside from the spectacular wildlife roaming the Tanzanian countryside, there are both sea and mountains to experience while touring this African state. Many tourists journeying to Tanzania want to climb Kilimanjaro, making the area around the largest peak in Africa quite busy. Still, for those with a yen for adventure, organizing a hike to the top is quite rewarding and offers unmatched views of the countryside surrounding the mountain. In addition to the rugged mountain terrain, there are also exotic islands to enjoy and seaside activities to take part in. Zanzibar, an island just off the coast, is great for swimming with dolphins and snorkeling. Small populations of Colobus monkeys have also made their home in the Joanzi Forest on the island.

A trip to Tanzania would not be complete without taking time to learn a bit about the area’s history. In fact, the country boasts two of the best Stone Age sites in the world. Isimila Gorge and the small settlement on Zanzibar have some of the earliest examples of human art, estimated to be around 30,000 years old. There are also slave trade sites that can be visited which, while solemn, are also interesting and informative.

Tanzania is a country that is rich with wildlife, idyllic natural terrain, and human history. When planning a trip, try to go between June and August. This is the end of the rainy season, so the temperatures are bearable during the day and comfortable in the evening. A journey to the country does require an adventurous spirit and a desire to encounter other cultures, but there is so much to experience that no one should miss a chance to visit. So, brush up on some common Swahili phrases, and get ready for a trip no one could forget.

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