One of this country's most notable eco stars are threefold, and all located up north. The Serengeti Plains are the site of a national park of nearly 15,000 square kilometers (5,790 sq. miles) harboring many thousands of varied species including antelopes, baboons, Cape buffalo, cheetahs, crocodiles, elephants, hyenas, hippos, jackals, leopards, lions (Africa's largest population), monkeys, ostriches, rhinos, and wildebeest, among many others. It's also the starting point of the spectacle that is the July-to-October Great Wildebeest Migration (mentioned under Kenya, above). Next to the Serengeti, the volcanic, UNESCO World Heritage Ngorongoro Crater (the world's largest) is home to varied wildlife including Cape buffalo, flamingos, gazelles, hippos, black rhinos, wildebeests, and zebras. And Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest peak (4,877 meters/16,000 feet), but depending on the route, even kids can trek up to its summit (the youngest, in 2018, was just six years old).

Other cool family-friendly experiences include mountain biking through banana plantations and local farming villages, ending your ride with a traditional Tanzanian lunch. And Meserani Snake Park west of Arusha is home to a fascinating collection of not just snakes (venemous and otherwise) but other reptiles.

The beaches are also exceptional (and apart from family friendly, also a very popular honeymoon destination). There are several on the mainland, such as Ras Kutani, Sange, Ushongo, Vumawimbi, and those in Saadani National Park. Then of course there is Zanzibar, among whose beach stars are Jambiani, Kendwa, Paje, Pongwe, and Ungwi. Other great local experiences include seeing and feeding giant land tortoises and spice plantations (the "Spice Island" has long been famous for its cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, cardemom, and others), where you can also learn about other use of spices, such as repelling mosquitos and getting rid of toothaches. There's a touch of fascinating history out here, too, in the form of exploring Stone Town (the stone referring to coral rock), the medieval core of Zanzibar City, full of fascinating markets, narrow streets and alleyways and various palaces, mosques, and fortifications.

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