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Tanzania

Come and experience the continents greatest natural spectacle – the largest migration of animals on earth. Each year, between July and December, about 1.5 million wildebeest and 300,000 zebra and antelope start their long trek from Tanzania’s Serengeti Plains to Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve. A multi-sensory and unforgettable experience.

This low-key, unassuming country is home to some of Africa’s most famed tourist destinations: Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar.  The soda lakes of Tanzania are also a source of fascination due to the sheer ethereal beauty of the water, coloured silver and white by the mineral deposits. The lakes are also home to large populations of pink flamingos, storks and herons. Bird-watching and game viewings along their shores are popular activities.

While most visitors will congregate at these undeniably exotic spots, Tanzania has many other hidden natural, historical and cultural gems, including 19th-century caravan routes, once-famed ports of call for Oriental merchant ships, ancient rock paintings, Africa’s largest protected natural area (Selous), as well as prime destinations for seeing chimpanzees in the wild. All this is held together by the beauty and dignity of over 100 ethnic groups that live amicably in Tanzania.

Serengeti National Park – famed for viewing the annual migration, the Serengeti also has the highest concentration of large mammals on this planet. World-renowned for its 2,500 lions – the largest concentration found anywhere.

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge – located on the edge of the world famous “World Heritage Site” of the Ngorongoro Crater. The design follows the Maasai mud-and-stick manyatta (homestead) style. The Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is without doubt one of the most architecturally spectacular safari lodges in Africa.

Lake Manyara – well known for its tree climbing lions, the soda ash lake and its flamingos, it also boasts a massive concentration of elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, impala, waterbuck, warthog, and leopards.

Mahale Mountains – go on a legendary journey to meet the most privileged primates on the planet: the wild chimpanzees of Mahale. 

Mount Kilimanjaro – It is the highest mountain in Africa, towering at 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) above sea level. The mountain is part of the Kilimanjaro National Park and is a major climbing destination. The mountain has been the subject of many scientific studies because of its shrinking glaciers and disappearing ice fields.

Selous National Park – Africa’s largest and oldest game reserve and one of Africa’s favourite game viewing areas. Covering 50,000 square kilometres, it’s one of the most scenic destinations and is relatively undisturbed by human impact

GOOD TO KNOW

TANZANIA AREA

119,000 km²

POPULATION

26 million

Capital of TANZANIA

Dodoma

Currency

Tanzanian Shilling

ClimatE

A tropical climate.  In the highlands, temperatures range between 10 and 20 °C (50 and 68 °F) during cold and hot seasons respectively.  The rest of the country has temperatures rarely falling lower than 20 °C (68 °F). The hottest period extends between November and February (25–31 °C or 77.0–87.8 °F).

People

120 African ethnic groups

Official language

Official language is Chichewa. English is spoken

Time

GMT + 2hours

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Ernest Hemingway