Tanzania Cities & Towns
In addition to a wealth of stunning natural attractions Tanzania’s has towns and cities that make vibrant and fascinating stops, plenty to see and do. Many of Tanzania’s coastal cities founded as port towns from which valuable goods were transported across the Indian Ocean by sailing dhow. On the mainland, many inland town were important rest stops for trade caravans on their way to central Africa or Lake Victoria, or returning back to the East Africa coast. In the northern highlands, a number of small towns were founded by Germans as centers of colonial administration and agricultural. Today, Tanzania’s towns and cities still specialize in trade and agricultural and are the centers of economic activity in their regions. Besides their obvious importance for the country’s local economy the towns and cities of Tanzania have many historical and cultural sites of interest to visitors.