Tanzania is officially known as “The United republic of Tanzania” formed by the union of two parts known as Tanganyika which is the mainland area and Zanzibar which is the island part of it. Tanzania is the sovereign state in eastern Africa within the great lakes region, it is considered the one of the largest countries in Africa and it’s a biggest country among the East African countries lying on the East coast of Africa between latitudes1°and 11°south and longitudes 30°and 40°East. Tanzania covers an area of 945000Kilometres Square, it’s approximately a rich country and its potentials ranges from her wildlife resources, spectacular landscape and scenery, water bodies, beautiful beaches, a diversity of culture and numerous archeological sites present in this country. It borders Kenya and Uganda to the north, Rwanda, Burundi and The democratic republic of Congo to the west, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to the south; it borders Indian Ocean to the East as well making this country great for beach holidays too.
Tanzania climate varies greatly where on highlands the temperature ranges between 10°C and 20°C (50 and 68°F) during cold time, the rest of the country it rarely fall lower than 20°C (68°F).The hottest period extends between November and February with temperature ranging from 25°C -31°C while the coldest period extends between June and August with the temperature range from 15°C – 20°C (51 to 66°F).
Tanzania has set aside approximately more than 25% to 38 % to protected areas for conservation through national parks and other reserved areas which is believed to be a leader country than any other on the continent. Tanzania should be your destination of choice if your primary reason for travelling is to experience abundance of wildlife on unspoiled land of wilderness in Africa where its beauty extends from Serengeti national park also known as the endless plains with its Astonishing annual wildebeest migration, it is a good and ideal place for big five game viewing, Ngorongoro crater – the 8th wonder of the world to the lesser known national parks of the southern and western circuit but still they poses their unique appeal of their own.
A wildlife viewing safaris is just one reason to visit Tanzania, Mountain climbing in Kilimanjaro national park and Mount Meru in Arusha national park can be second reason of coming to this beautiful country, hiking through hills of Ngorongoro highlands or up the active volcanic mountain of Oldonyo lengai rising out of the Great Rift Valley provides more ultimate experiences with the Tanzania land; But many and varied cultures that co – exists in Tanzania are also front reason as to why you would choose to book your visit to Tanzania. People are warm, open and friendly long known for their generosity, hospitality and wealth of folklore which the culture and traditions in Tanzania have a significant tourist Appeal. The country has over 120 major different ethnic communities whose diverse Bantu, Nilotic and Hamitic Vernacular languages, traditions and customs have a great appeal to most visitors. This diversity also manifests itself in the unique ways of life and home places where these communities stay.
Lake Eyasi in the northern part of Tanzania in Arusha region is a home to Hadzabe hunters and gatherers, the Maasai and their herds of cattle mostly dwell throughout this part of the country as well while Chagga and Pare tribes can be found at the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro mountain, the highest peak in Africa also known as the roof of Africa. Ways of dancing, rituals, and in the paintings example the famous African painting style of Tingtinga paintings, sculptures like the Makonde woodcarvings – handicrafts like baskets and other weaving and pottery displays those are evidences in cultural diversity among the different groups of people co – existing in Tanzania. Cultural programs gives visitors the opportunity to experience and understand of these cultures and often are frequent addition to Tanzania Wildlife safari Experiences.
Tanzania has more than 804kilometres of what are among the finest unpolluted beaches in Africa, the interspersed mangroves forests and coconut palms provides a serene atmosphere for repose and the coastline beaches offer unlimited opportunities for swimming, sport fishing and other water sports. On the north west of Tanzania lies the Lake Victoria – the biggest lake in Africa where Saanane national park is located and a source of river Nile essence from here. Being rich of tourist attractions several other unique water bodies are found in Tanzania including Lake Nyasa and the Lake Tanganyika which is the second deepest lake in the world and the only longest lake in the world.
Island tour is a great and fantastic way to end your wildlife safaris or Adventurous hiking of Oldonyo Lengai or trekking of Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru to relaxing on pristine beaches and in the azure water of Zanzibar Island which comprises of cloves islands of Unguja and Pemba. Zanzibar is rich of tourists’ attractions ranging from its historic buildings in Stone town to the narrow and winding streets and its beautiful sandy beaches. Pemba channels and Mafia Island the latter of which is situated south of Dar es Salaam are famous for sport fishing and historical ruins.
Tanzania truly is a dream holiday destination where you are welcome to cater your amazing holiday thirst from trekking to wildlife viewing and from the endless plains of serengeti to its clear blue waters and beautiful sandy beaches of its coasts and Zanzibar.
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