Tanzanian experience is one of a kind and memorable Imagine thousands upon thousands of wildebeest that march in mindless unison on the annual migration through the Serengeti to Masai Mara, or a family of elephants wading across the wide, muddy Rufiji and Tarangire River, Prides of well-fed lions sunbathing on the grassy floor of the majestic Ngorongoro Crater? Certainly, it is such images that tend to spring to mind when one visits Tanzania.
Tanzania, truly, is a safari destination and unparalleled statistics speak for itself. One-quarter of its surface area has been set aside for conservation purposes, with the world-renowned Serengeti National Park and vast Game Reserve heading rich protected areas that collectively harbor an estimated 20 percent of Africa’s large mammal population.
Away from Safaris we have Mount Kilimanjaro which is a free standing Mountain with the highest peak in Africa, the three largest freshwater bodies in Africa Lakes Victoria, Lake Tanganyika and Lake Nyasa, Then, of course, there is the magical ‘spice island’ of Zanzibar, the highlight of a vast Indian Ocean coastline with perfect beaches, stunning diving sites, and mysterious ruins.
Rising from the sandy shores of Lake Tanganyika, is the forested Gombe Stream and Mahale Mountains National Parks which is one of the best place in the world to track chimpanzees. Tanzania’s daunting natural variety is mirrored by a cultural diversity embracing 120 ethnic tribes: from the iconic Maasai pastoralists of the Rift Valley, to the Arab-influenced Swahili of the coast, to the Hadzabe hunter and gatherers of.
In summary the experience offered by a country with highlights as unique and diverse as Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, Lake Tanganyika, Serengeti An experience that might for entail long days hiking in sub-zero conditions on the upper slopes of Africa’s most alluring peaks, a once-in-a-lifetime safari followed by Indian Ocean beach, the thrill of eyeballing habituated chimpanzees, or diving in the spectacular offshore reefs around Mafia, or backpacking through the time-warped ports and crumbling ruins south coast?
One thing that binds Tanzania’s diverse attractions is its people, who take pride in their deeply ingrained national tolerance and peace, for all its ethnic diversity, Tanzania is practically unique in Africa in having navigated a succession of modern politics, the transformation from colonial dependency to independent nation and from socialist state to free-market