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What You Should Know More About Tanzania

  • About The Destination

    Tanzania is a country so wealthy that it would actually take you years to document all the resources. It is home to few of the most renowned national parks of Africa as well as the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro which rises above the Serengeti. The country is not just proud to bear witness to the largest and the tallest free standing mountains of the world but it also boasts of the rich and the diverse wildlife concentrations, resources and the minerals found here. A lot of visitors who come here may find themselves passing through the Dar es Salaam while further heading on the safaris and undertaking the different wildlife viewing adventures. For many who enjoy taking a break and spending some time sunbathing, the alluring beaches of the Zanzibar beckon. Off Mafia islands and Pemba is an absolutely different kind of natural wonder which is one of the most appreciated region by the snorkelers and the scuba divers who come here from across the globe to experience the crystal clear waters and the colourful fishes living here. If the tourism opportunities of Africa were to summarized by one country, Tanzania would be that country.  

  • Travel Advice

    • Do not get involved in fights or brawls with anyone.

    • Do respect the local cultures and traditions.

    • Do not get indulged in drugs of any form.

    • Make sure you do not travel alone in the night.

    • Girls please ensure that you do not get over friendly with someone you barely know.

    • Do not eat street food without checking the quality.

    • Make sure you drink only bottled mineral water.

    • Check for the seal before you buy a water bottle.

    • Do not buy a bottle from the brand you do not know.

    • Before going to a restaurant, make sure you research well about the applicable dress code and dress accordingly.

    • Learn a few words from the local language of the region. It can be a good way to communicate with the locals and understand the local traditions and cultures.

    • Always book a hotel in an area that is centrally located.

    • Avoid staying in any shady area.

    • Keep the vendors at bay.

    • Do not entertain the touts.

    • Do not entertain the beggars.

    • Always carry with you at least one proof of your identity at all times.

    • Do not leave your passport in the hotel room.

    • Book a room in the hotel that has a room safe.

  • Drinking Law

    The legal age for drinking in Tanzania is 20 years.

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    Mount Kilimanjaro

    One of the most visited tourist attraction of Tanzania is the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. It is home to the highest peak of Africa. Unlike the other parts of the Northern Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro is visited not for its wildlife but by the chance to be awed by the snow capped mountain. Many even plan a summit to the Mount Kilimanjaro. You can climb the mountain at any time of the year however the best time to visit the mountain is from late June to October which is majorly during the dry season. This World Heritage Site was formed over a million years ago because of the volcanic movements which occurred along the Rift Valley. There are basically 3 points – Mawenzi, Shira and Kibo which came in existence over 750,000 years ago. The highest point of the mountain is the Uhuru Peak nestled on the Kibo. It is also one of the Seven summits of the world. Mount Kilimanjaro rises from the farmland on the lower level to the rainforest, further to the alpine meadow and then finally to the barren lunar landscape on the peaks. Slopes of the rainforest are a home to the leopards, monkeys, buffaloes, eland and elephants. The place is also a great spot for the bird watchers.

    Serengeti National Park

    Serengeti National Park is a vast treeless plain. It has thousands even millions of animals that are here on a lookout for the fresh grasslands. Being the largest national park of Tanzania, the Serengeti National Park attracts several thousands of tourists on annual basis. For nature and wildlife lovers, the best months to view the national park is between the months of December and June. Here the wet season is from March to May whereas the coldest months are from June to October. There is a yearly migration of wildebeest and zebra that usually takes in millions during the months of May or early June. This migration is believed to be one of the most impressive natural events and tends to draw a number of tourists on annual basis. You can also spot a massive heard of lions, cheetah, hyenas, hunting dog, jackals, leopard, bat eared fox, etc in the Serengeti National Park. Over 500 different species of birds are also found in the park. A lot of these are attracted to the swamp area. In Maasai language, 'Serengeti' means an 'extended place'   

    Zanzibar Beaches

    The archipelago of Zanzibar comprises of the islands of Pemba and Zanzibar. The Zanzibar Islands is also known as the Unguja and is a great holiday destination that is known for its beautiful beaches. Unguja also houses some of the best beaches in the world that has varying surf opportunities depending on which side of island you are on. Visitors can expect clear shallow waters and soft white sand here along with the traditional boats. There is a Stone Town located here in the heart of Zanzibar which features narrow alleyways, Arabian townhouses as well as a busy port.

    Ngorongoro Conservation Area

    Located amidst the Lake Manyara and Serengeti is the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It is the home to the iconic Ngorongoro Crater which happens to the most popular wildlife viewing area here. The gigantic volcanic crater has a perennial supply of water that is known to draw all types of animals who reside in the area rather than migrating. Visitors usually come here for sightseeing and bird watching. Another interesting attraction in the conservation area is the Olduvai Gorge. This majestic archaeological site has revealed ancient bone fragments and ancient skull which are known to have delivered important information about early mankind.   

    Lake Manyara National Park

    The Lake Manyara National Park comprises of grasslands, woodlands, forests and swamps. Almost two third of the park is covered by water. The lake is a host to thousands of flamingos at multiple times of the year as well as the other distinct bird life. Key highlights of the Lake Manyara National Park is its massive population of hippos, tree climbing lions and elephants which can be observed from a much closer range than from the other parks. The park is also a home to the largest concentration of the baboons of the world. Mountain bike tours, wildlife drives, bird watching and canoeing are few of the most prominent activities at the Lake Manyara National Park.

  • What You Will Like There?

    Wildlife and Nature Safaris

    Tanzania takes immense pride in the vast number of wildlife spread all across the country and each of these wildlife displays their distinct characteristics which are particular to the ecosystems. With the Tanzania's national park and game reserves located remotely such as the Mahale and Selous Mountains, the African Mecca guests have phenomenal opportunities to view some of the few resources preserved by the nature. Surprisingly, many of them are untouched by the mankind. The rich biodiversity of the Tanzania can be seen from over the 3000 lions housed in the Selous, frequent sightings of the African Hunting Dogs in Ruaha, Chimpanzees spotted in their natural habitat in Gombe and Mahale. For every nature or wildlife lover, Tanzania can be a great tourist attraction. To best explore the wildlife, you can undertake one of the nature safaris.  

    Specialized Chimpanzee Safari Program

    Tanzania is a home to the majestic mountains of Mahale. It is a home to hundreds of chimpanzees. Guests who come here visiting Tanzania can undertake specialized trekking safaris to the South Western National Parks of Mahale Mountains as well as the Gombe Stream.

    Active Adventure

    The Natural Wonder of the World – Mount Kilimanjaro is easily accessible. Climbing it is a dream of many adventurers and athletes who wish to experience and take pride of being at the roof of Africa. There are a number of routes suited for different lifestyles which make Mount Kilimanjaro a prominent tourist attraction for anyone who wish to experience nature or view the terrains and ecosystems. For those who are up for some challenge, you have a myriad of opportunities available. Seek help from an authentic and certified guide who will guide you with the tips and tricks related to the activity. If you think, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro isn’t thrilling enough, you can trek all the way up to the Ol Donyo Lengai Mountain of God which is an active volcano mountain.  

    Indian Ocean Beach Vacation

    African Mecca visitors can spare some time from the busy schedules to enjoy a real vacation away from anything they normally undertake. The multiple Indian Ocean Islands of the Tanzania offer the guests with an opportunity to select their spot just the way they wish to. Given that less than a million visitors come to Tanzania in a year, guests can be assured to experience something which is personalized and private. When you are in Zanzibar, you can unwind near the blue waters of the beach and unwind under palm thatch umbrella.  

    Eco-Tourism Experience

    A lot of people tend to fall in love with the African experience that they get in Tanzania. There are a number of stays and accommodations run by the indigenous people of Africa. Spending here will do good to the indigenous tribes here. Your money is going to make them self reliant and self sufficient. Besides visiting the Maasai homesteads, you can can also look for other homestays located here. Food that you get in these homestays is prepared using the freshest produce. Guests also get an opportunity to enjoy the offering such as snorkelling while learning about the effort put in by the lodge owners in preserving the sustaining ecosystem of the island and its inhabitants.
    Historical Experience

    Do you wish to explore Tanzania by walking on the footsteps of the several great adventurers and explorers who roamed around here? You must plan a visit to the exact spot of Ujiji which is located in South Western Tanzania. Besides, this you can also plan a visit to the Bagamoyo and Zanzibar to learn about the slave trade history as well as the effects at Kilwa where you can still find the ruins existing till date.

    Cultural Experience

    The varying cultures and tribes of Tanzania offer an excellent opportunity for the guests to encounter the different the different ways of life, rituals and rites. Guests who come here from the different parts of the country such as the Usambara Mountains can plan a tour of the local communities or visit the Zanzibar while interacting with the Zanzibaris and participating in their day to day activities. Here in Zanzibar, guests also have the opportunities to take up the spice tours. These tours are undoubtedly going to make you fall in love with the aromatic spices which go in the local food here.

    Marine Experience

    Tanzania offers a phenomenal paradise for marine enthusiast who visit Mafia, Zanzibar and Pemba along with the different interesting reeds which feature the shallow rocky areas that suddenly drop off into the vertiginous crevasses that are some 40 meters deep. Given its steep walls that are covered in the Gorgonia and sponges, you will get to experience diverse life as Moray Eels, Brittlestars and Langoustines.

    Relaxation, Peace and Pristine Beauty

    Tanzania offers immense relaxation and peace program for the guests to take off to the remote places such as Kigoma that is located on the shoreline of the majestic Tanganyika Lake. You can spend your days gazing at the pristine beauty from the comfort of your rooms and admire the majestic vistas here. Guests can also enjoy the warm breeze of the Indian Ocean and enjoy the very best moments of their life in Africa.  

    Eight Wonder Of The World

    If all of the above things have not made you fall in love with Tanzania, the very presence of the Ngorongoro Crater is sure going to lure you to the country. Ngorongoro Crater is an undocumented "Eight Wonder of the World". Sitting and relaxing in the balcony of your hotel room or a lodge you can relish on the majestic views of the crater.

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