Tanzania historical sites and world heritage sites include Songo Mnara Kilwa, Bagamoyo, Stone town Zanzibar, Laetoli, Olduvai, Kilwa kisiwani, Isimila, Kolo rock painting, Pangani and Engaruka ruins.
Songo Mnara & Kilwa Kisiwani
Songo Mnara is a small Swahili island nestled close to Kilwa Kisiwani island southern coast of Tanzania. Ruins of Songo Mnara located northern end of island consist of some remains of mosques, a complex palace, domestic dwellings constructed of coral stones and wood within enclosing walls and numerous tombs. Kilwa Kisiwani which is great than Songo mnara was occupied from 9th to 19th century and reached its peak of prosperity around 13th and 14th centuries. Kilwa kisiwani and Songo Mnara offers special insights of historical background and Swahili culture with exceptional architectural, archaeological along the coast.
Town of Bagamoyo in coastal area near Dar Es Salaam Tanzania was founded at the end of 18th century. Named Bagamoyo (Bwaga Moyo) meaning (Lay down your Heart) in Swahili language was the capital of German East Africa and the most important trading port along East African coast during colonial Era. The Area is world heritage site with some of historical old building and kaole ruins with ancient remains.
Olduvai Gorge & Letoli
Oldupai Gorge (originally misnamed Olduvai) is the most famous archaeological location in Tanzania and has become an essential visit for travelers to Ngorongoro or Serengeti.
At Laetoli, west of Ngorongoro Crater, hominid footprints are preserved in volcanic rock 3.6 million years old and represent some of the earliest signs of mankind in the world. Three separate tracks of a small-brained upright walking early hominid. Australopithecus afarensis, a creature about 1.2 to 1.4 meters high, were found. Imprints of these are displayed in the Oldupai museum.