Welcome To Tanzania

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Why Tanzania?

Tanzania is a land of contrasts. From the snow-capped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro to the endless plains of the Serengeti, the sun-kissed islands of Zanzibar Archipelago to the gentle shores of Lake Victoria, the country contains immense cultural and natural wealth. It was here, on the dust floor of Olduvai Gorge, that early man left his first footprints. It was here, on palm-fringed Zanzibar, that Swahili traders welcomed dhows and trading boats from across the Indian Ocean.

For millennia Tanzania has played an essential part in the life of the African continent. The great wildebeest migration alone comprises the largest movement of land animals on the planet. With over 25% of the countries landmass dedicated to wildlife parks and conservation areas, Tanzania remains wholeheartedly committed to the preservation of Africa’s great wilderness and incredible range of animal species.

The republic of Tanzania is one of Africa’s most peaceful countries. Home of flourishing democracy and prospering economy, the country is known for its peace and security. A well maintained infrastructure ensures easy transportation, whether by air or by road. Tanzania’s people are a diverse mix of traditional tribes, village farmers and cosmopolitan professionals united by a common language, Swahili, and a strong sense of national community.

Diverse Places to See

Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly the most famous of the country’s national parks, with the annual wildebeest migration attracting thousands of visitors each year. For sheer African magic, the Ngorongoro Crater - often called the 8th wonder of the world - is a must see! Deep within the ancient caldera, herds of gazelles roam beside sated lions, and endangered black rhino and elusive cheetah are often spotted through the early morning mist.

Still the big name national parks are not all the country has to offer. The elephants of Tarangire National Park, tree-climbing lions of Lake Manyara National Park, the Chimpanzees of Gombe and Mahale Mountains also reward a discerning traveler. On the Indian Ocean shore, the Saadani National Park is the most recently protected area to receive international attention. Famed for its views of elephants playing in the ocean surf, Saadani and other lesser national park offer equally rewarding experiences for guests willing to wander off the beaten track.

More on safaris

But the magic of safari is not all this great country has to offer. Tropical beaches, coral reefs and the Swahili cultures along the Indian Ocean coast are also main attractions for visitors who want to end the experience of the African bush with some well-earned relaxation, Zanzibar-style. For the more intrepid adventures, a climb to the roof top of Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, is the highlight of a safari itinerary. Longer treks through the Ngorongoro Conservation area, through the magical Gol Mountains or up the active volcano of Oldonyo Lengai are fantastic way to experience little-visited parts of the country in a new way.

Tanzania has a wealth of diverse groups that make up its national community. Hunter–gatherer tribes and fierce Maasai coexist in the northern wilderness, and lesser-known peoples like Wadorobo also make up the collage of the country. Cultural tourism has become a popular choice to many visitors to Tanzania. From day hikes on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru to honey collecting in the Usambaras, discovering local culture is a highlight to any visitor to Africa.

So welcome to Tanzania – experience the warmth of our people, the magic of our wilderness, and the sheer wonder of our wildlife.