Explore the Unique History of Tanzania Historical Sites : Tanzania has got many attractive and conducive places that can please anyone. The historical site Regions of the country are the best areas to explore and to learn the unique history of Tanzania. Every region in Tanzania is worth a visit since there are many museums, forests, abundant historical sites, undisturbed reserves, and other historical information about Tanzania.
For those interested in history, Archeology, Paleontology, Architectural, Artistic, ethnological, scientific interests, and culture. Below is a list of historical sites to visit in Tanzania.
Kaole Ruins: on a day trip in Tanzania, you can adventure out to Bagamoyo to see the Kaole ruins. The Kaole ruin is a site that holds the remains of the first settlement of the Arab foreigners in Bagamoyo and an archaeological remains excavation site. Some of the structures at the site include houses, mosques, water wells, and graves of the foreigners that died there.
Kunduchi ruins: Kunduchi as a Neighborhood In Kinondoni District Of The Dar-es-salaam Region of Tanzania. Kunduchi Ruins include the remnants of a late 15th-century mosque and Arabic graves from the 18th or 19th centuries, with some well-preserved pillar tombs and graves. Fragments of Chinese pottery found here testify to ancient trading links between this part of Africa and Asia.
Kilwa Kisiwani Ruins: The island of Kilwa Kisiwani is in a large bay on the coast of southern Tanzania, a six-hour drive from the capital, Dar es Salaam. Reachable only by boat from the small mainland town of Kilwa Masoko, the island is home to extensive ruins dating from three periods of occupation. The earliest standing ruins from the eleventh century were established at Kilwa by a Persian prince (the first Sultanate). Two important structures dating from this era still stand. The first is the Great Mosque, which was built in the fourteenth century and was once the largest in sub-Saharan Africa. The other is the palace, built at Husuni Kubwa between 1315 and 1330 and renowned for its spectacular pools and courtyards.
Songo Mnara Ruins: The remains of the two large East African ports, Kilwa Kisiwani and Songo Mnara are on two small islands near the coast. From the 13th to the 16th century, the Kilwa merchants traded gold, silver, pearls, perfumes, Arab crockery, Persian terracotta, and Chinese porcelain.
Archeological (paleontological) sites
Isimila stone age site: is one of the oldest archaeological sites in the world.
To learn about the first beginnings of human civilization in Africa, you can visit Isimila Stone Age in Iringa. Isimila is located within an erosion gulley on the Iringa plateau in Tanzania and has long been a site of international importance for understanding the complex behavior of our hominin ancestors. The place is recommendable to visit to enjoy, learn a lot, and see the beauty of Tanzania.
Olduvai Gorge: Olduvai Gorge in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, with pristine fossil preservation that goes back millions of years. Few places on the planet can offer us a clear and complete glimpse of our evolutionary history. Many human history places are in East Africa, and Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania is one of them. Olduvai Gorge, in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, is one of the world’s most significant historical sites.
Laetoni footprints: The famous Laetoli Footprints are one of the aspects of human evolution that have always been the evolution of bipedalism. The oldest evidence of upright walking in the human lineage are footprints discovered at Laetol-Tanzania in 1978 by paleontologist Mary Leakey and her team. About 3.6 million years ago in Laetoli -Tanzania, three early humans walked through wet volcanic ash when the nearby volcano erupted. Again, subsequent ash layers covered and preserved the oldest known footprints of early humans.
In closing, Tanzania is rich in history. You can visit historic towns such as Bagamoyo, Kilwa Kivinje, and Mikandi. Also, there are traditional settlements to experience in Kalenga-Iringa and Bweranyange- Kagera. Last but not least, natural features such as Mbozi Meteorite, Kondoa Rock-Art shelter, and Amboni cave are also great places to visit in Tanzania.