About Tanzania

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About Tanzania

Tanzania in East Africa is one of Africa’s Tourism icons. This country is home to the famous Serengeti, Mara and other game reserves and the Annual Migration.

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Tanzania

The closest national park to Arusha town – northern Tanzania’s safari capital – Arusha National Park is a multi-faceted jewel, often overlooked by safarigoers, despite offering the opportunity to explore a beguiling diversity of hab...
Set deep in the heart of the African interior, inaccessible by road and only 100km (60 miles) south of where Stanley uttered that immortal greeting “Doctor Livingstone, I presume”, is a scene reminiscent of an Indian Ocean island beach id...
The fierce sun sucks the moisture from the landscape, baking the earth a dusty red, the withered grass as brittle as straw. The Tarangire River has shrivelled to a shadow of its wet season self. But it is choked with wildlife. Thirsty nomads have wan...
The game viewing starts the moment the plane touches down. A giraffe races beside the airstrip, all legs and neck, yet oddly elegant in its awkwardness. A line of zebras parades across the runway in the giraffe's wake.

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An excited whoop erupts from deep in the forest, boosted immediately by a dozen other voices, rising in volume and tempo and pitch to a frenzied shrieking crescendo. It is the famous ‘pant-hoot’ call: a bonding ritual that allows the part...
A million wildebeest... each one driven by the same ancient rhythm, fulfilling its instinctive role in the inescapable cycle of life: a frenzied three-week bout of territorial conquests and mating; survival of the fittest as 40km (25 mile) long colum...
Swirls of opaque mist hide the advancing dawn. The first shafts of sun colour the fluffy grass heads rippling across the plain in a russet halo. A herd of zebras, confident in their camouflage at this predatory hour, pose like ballerinas, heads align...
The largest game reserve in Africa - 4 times the size of the Serengeti (see map). It possesses a diverse landscape from hot volcanic springs, sporadic lakes, channels from the Great Rhaha and Rufiji rivers. Walking is permitted (with an armed ranger)...
Stretching for 50km along the base of the rusty-gold 600-metre high Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, with a setting extolled by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”.

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The park is located between the Serengeti and Lake Manyara (see map). It is home to the famous volcanic Ngorongoro crater which is the largest unbroken caldera in the world. The crater (610 metres deep and 260 km squared) is a microcosm of East Afric...
Kilimanjaro. The name itself is a mystery wreathed in clouds. It might mean Mountain of Light, Mountain of Greatness or Mountain of Caravans. Or it might not. The local people, the Wachagga, don't even have a name for the whole massif, only Kipoo (no...
The Ngorongoro Crater lies at the heart of a conservation area that encompasses a rich volcanic landscape, complete with lakes and a high concentration of wildlife. In fact, it forms a fairly self-contained safari park all of its own. The crater's va...
The Askari Monument was erected in 1927. It depicts an armed bronze soldier from World War One, pointing his bayonet towards the harbor front, and commemorates the role played by African troops during the conflict lasting from 1914 to 1918. The inscr...
Located within the grounds of Dar es Salaam's Mnazi Mmoja Park, this monument was built in 1961 to commemorate the Independence of Tanganyika. The Uhuru Torch symbolizes the Freedom Torch that was placed at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro at the time th...
Once the residence of the German Governor during colonial times, the State House dates back to the late 19th century. In 1914, the building suffered considerable damage as a result of British military action. This landmark was finally rebuilt during ...
Perfectly preserved at the Isimila Stone Age Site is evidence of prehistoric nomadic hunter-gatherers who lived around what used to be a shallow lake and which is today nothing more than a dry bed. Excavations that took place here during the 1950s fi...
Mount Meru is Tanzania's second-highest mountain. Situated within the Arusha National Park, it's a favorite haunt of hikers, as well as animal and bird lovers who prefer to steer clear of the crowds attracted to nearby Mount Kilimanjaro. Energetic vi...
The Kondoa Irangi Rock Paintings are reputed to be one of the finest collections of their kind in the world. All in all, there are around 1,600 paintings spread over 200 different sites in the Irangi Hills of Tanzania. The oldest of these rock painti...
Tanzania is home to several extinct volcanoes and can also boast one that is active to this day. Ol Doinyo Lengai, which in Maasai means 'Mountain of God’, overlooks Lake Natron in the north of the country. This volcano has been explored, photo...
Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife. More than 400 species have been recorded, and even a first-time visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to observe 100 of these in one day. Highlights include thousands of pink...
Lake Tanganyika is outstanding for its extraordinary north-south extension and is the second largest of African lakes, the second deepest (next to Lake Baikal in central Russia) and the longest lake of the world.

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It is inland sea that sits at the heart of the continent bordered by Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. It’s the only and reliable source of the River Nile whose waters rise from its northern shores, is the world’s second largest lake with fresh...
The Lake Rukwa is the fourth largest lake in Tanzania located on the south-western regions of Rukwa and Mbeya. It is within the Great Rift Valley system of which Lake Nyasa is a part.

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Lake Natron an alkaline lake located in northern Tanzania contiguous to the Tanzania – Kenyan border in Africa’s Great Rift Valley, in Ngorongoro and Monduli Districts within the Arusha Region. The lake is quite shallow and varies in wid...