Tanzania, the jewel of East Africa, is one of the top tourist destinations of the region. It is endowed with the some of the greatest greatest and eye catching game reserves in the world. One would not love to miss out on the exotic Islands like Zanzibar, Mafia and Pemba, the beautiful and stunning beaches and of course the and tower of the Kirimanjaro mountain.
Tanzania is a true gem, where nature meets culture, leisure meets discovery and the love for adventure opening eyes to exposure. There is a lot to see and experience in Tanzania’s National parks, coastal lands and linings, museums, the people and their cultures, as you traverse the land of Tanzania during your Safari. The savanna plains in Tanzania are home to a great deal of mammals and beasts that wander freely with no inhibition; including hippopotamus, leopards, elephants, lions and bird species of variety in forests, on lakes and river banks.
The safari to Tanzania starts from Arusha region, to one of the world’s best known National parks, leading tourists to Lake Manyara, which is known to be an alkaline or soda ash lake. Here, the tourists are treated to the breathtaking escarpments of the Great Rift Valley. This is a very rich photographer’s paradise, with flocks of flamingos forming a shimmering-pink line that stretches miles along the still waters.
Tanzania, formerly named Tanganyika, is blessed with scenic beauty and a great weather that fosters all year-round wildlife viewing. The country covered with vast landmarks, ranging from craters, lagoons, and calderas. Geographically, one would not wish to miss catching a sight on the Ngorongoro Crater which happens to be the largest inactive, preserved and volcanic caldera in the world, It is also protected by nature and its steep walls form a separate ecosystem in which different animal species thrive. To traverse the vast domain of Tanzania, an experienced tour guide would serve of great need, so that you do not get lost as well as keep safe from the wildlife beasts present in abundance in the crater region.
When to visit Tanzania?
Located south of the equator, Tanzania is a huge country, in fact the biggest in East Africa, by land surface area. The country takes a share of the Great Lake Victoria, the largest tropical lake in the world to its Northern part, which is characterized with a number of Islands that are a good scenery to many tourists. One will not wish to miss visiting the Speke Gulf, Ukerewe island and also know more about the Bantu speaking tribes around the great lake. It is characterized by mostly a tropical climate, but also with an Equatorial climate in the forested areas and the coastal lands. With an extensive and expansive coast land, Tanzania presents an amazing opportunity for one to take a great vacation and luxury holidays at the beaches of the Indian Ocean.
Being astride the equator, Tanzania is often warm or hot, with its weather dependent on the annual cycles of rains. The weather is often a long dry spell, extending from June through to Mid-October. This offers the best time for tourists, more so those not suited to the tropics.Taking a safari to Tanzania will precisely depend on one’s specific interests, such as, the best time for a beach vacation, or a Migration expedition of the Great wildebeest.
What to see
Tanzania Safaris are mostly undertaken in all or one of the following national parks namely; Mikumi national park, Udzungwa Mountain national park, Saadan national park, Tarangire national park, Serengeti national park, , Rubondo Island national park, Ruaha national park, Nsumbu national park, and Lake Manyara nationla park.
Only exceeded by Ethiopia and South Africa, Tanzania has Heritage sites well known under UNESCO very frequently visited. Five of these are, Kilimanjaro, Seleous, Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Zanzibar Stone Town.
Most known for Swahili speaking, the country is also rich with a diversity of language speaking tribes, like Luya. Kiiwa Kisiwani, an offshore island south of Dar-es-Salaam is a good destination to many, for it supports ruins of the most significant of the Swahili city-states. The Kondoa Rock Art Site, inscribed in 2006, with 150 –plus painted rock shelters is also an amazing eye catch to many tourists, both local and international.