has more to offer to the world than other African countries, the presence of
natural, cultural and man made attractions make Tanzania a desirable destination
for tourists. Sunny climate with its beaches, national parks, game reserves,
lakes, mountains and Islands continue to be the largest assets.
one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in the World. The word Serengeti means
“Endless plains” It is known for its millions of Zebras, wildebeast as well
as lions and some 500 species of birds. It also known due to the annual
migration when hundreds of animals move to new grazing grounds.
During late November or December through to May/ early June, lines of Wildebeest
(sometimes up to 40km long) can be seen on a journey which can be up to 800 km
long. These vast herds of grunting and snorting animals consume a staggering
4000 tones of grass each day. Hot on their heels you will find the ominous and
ever present lion, cheetah and hyena. They are particularly interested in the
calving season that coincides with the migration off the plains. In a period of
only 3 weeks, some 400,000 cows give birth. Unlike most antelopes who seek
cover, wildebeest prefer to calve in open terrain, which provides another
breathtaking spectacle. More…
The area includes the still active volcanic mountain of Oldonyo Lengai and Olduvai Gorge as well as the famous ngorongoro creater. It is about 228 above sea level, being the largest unbroken caldera in the world.The area has a great range of animals and birds species. Ngorongoro Conservation Area is not a National Park, but a conservation authority administered by the government of Tanzania. Due to the diverse nature of the area the conservation authority is attempting to co-ordinate the many needs of the people accessing it. Main conservation projects include wildlife, people and culture, forestry, archaeological and prehistorical, education and obviously tourism. More...
Lake Manyara national park
Manayara is one of the most scenic parks that you will encounter on your journey
in Tanzania. Measuring only 330 sq. km, of which the lake occupies 230 sq. km,
it is ideal for a day trip. It is situated on the base of the escarpment of
the Great Rift Valley. It derives its name from the Maasai word ‘manyara’
which is a plant known to us as Euphorbia tiraculli. This plant is used
by the Maasai as a hedge to form a stockade for their cattle.
The area is famous for tree climbing lions.
Other animals like baboons and blue monkeys are often found just at the entrance
Kilimanjaro is the crown of Tanzania. With an altitude of 5895m (19.340ft), it
is the highest peak in Africa, the highest freestanding mountain in the world,
and one of the largest volcanoes. The base of the immense mountain has a
diameter of about 70 km. On a clear day its impressive formation can be seen
from more than 160 km away, and although it is only three degrees below the
Equator, his peak is permanently covered with snow and ice. Elephants,
leopards, lions and colobus monkeys are among the residents of the park. The
encircling rain forests ensure the fertility of the lush, lower lying
countryside, where the Chagga cultivate their coffee, maize and bananas. More...
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro click
are several routes to reach the top of Kilimanjaro
the route takes you 6 days to reach the top is an unspoilt, remote, little used
and beautiful way up to the Shira Plateau. It can either be used to gain the
Western Breach route or followed by the Kibo South Circuit to ascend by the
easier Barafu Route.
Machame route, the route is estimated to be 100 kms. It takes you
about six days to salute the snow cape of the mountain.
Marangu route,It is also known as ‘Cocacola route’
Marangu is by far the most popular route to the summit of Kilimanjaro. Total hiking distance is about 96 km's it takes 5 to 6 days to reach the
route, ascents Kilimanjaro from the northeastern side of the
mountain, along the border between Tanzania and Kenya. This route retains a
sense of unspoilt wilderness and offers a different perspective on Kilimanjaro
by approaching it from the north.
The Umbwe uja arrow glacier route
is one of the
shortest routes to the Southern Glaciers and the Western Breach. It is probably
the most scenic, non-technical route on Kilimanjaro. It is quite taxing,
primarily due to the relatively fast ascent to higher altitude, but the rewards
are natural limestone underground caves formed during the natural Jurassic age
around 150 million ago. There are 10 caves, with fascinating chambers, the
longest is about 900m. Long. One of the caves is used for guided tours; some are
up to 13 meters high. They form the most extensive cave system in East Africa.
The caves have religious significance to the local people who pray and make offerings in one of the shrine. More…
Mahale Mountains national Park
The park is situated in mountainous tropical forest hanging with vines and tall trees grow on the banks of rivers, which tumble into numerous waterfalls. A thousand of butterflies rise from the warm wet earth and make mahale a truly magical place. The park is famous for chimpanzee. This park is a destination for the traveler with a sense of adventure as there are no roads and the only way to arrive is by air or boat(On lake Tanganyika) and you must then explore national park on foot. More…
Udzungwa Mountain National Park
Udzungwa National Park which is 1990 square kilometers, is the first terrestrial national park in Tanzania. It is well known for its biologically diverse forest with 20-30% out of 200 animals and plants that grow here not found anywhere in the World. The national park is really beautiful place for hiking.
largest lake in Africa and the second fresh water in the world. The lake is
famous for its beautiful scenery and houses a great number of fish of different
species the most famous being tilapia.More
The lake lies 773m above the sea
level within the Africa Great rift Valley on the western Tanzania, it is the
longest fresh water lake in the world and the second deepest. It houses over
1000 different types of fish. more ...
is an unknown destination for tourists despite
of its precious treasures. The island is famous for its giant turtles which lay their eggs on the
small island east of mafia, especially during the north east monsoon winds. The
migration of the turtles to Small Island for laying eggs has become attractive;
it can be compared with the annual migration of animals in Serengeti. The island
is also famous for its beautiful sandy beaches and sea sports like scuba diving.
useful link: www.utalii.com/Mafia_Island/Marine_National_Park.htm
Mkwaja Sadaani, Tanzania’s beach national Park
has been recently upgraded from game reserve to become the 13th
Bagamoyo and Kaole ruins in Bagamoyo
history of the ruins Bagamoyo Beaches: The town has one of the most wonderful
white sands beaches in Tanzania. You will find fish hawkers and people
sites in Dar es salaam, Sinda Island
is an archipelago made up of Zanzibar and Pemba Islands, and several islets. It
is located in the Indian Ocean, about 25 miles from the Tanzanian coast, and 6°
south of the equator. Zanzibar Island (known locally as Unguja, but as Zanzibar
internationally) is 60 miles long and 20 miles wide, occupying a total area of
approximately 650 square miles. It is characterised by beautiful sandy beaches with
fringing coral reefs, and the magic of historic Stone Town - said
to be the only functioning ancient town in East Africa
Other useful links:
Zanzibar Beach Resorts
White sand beaches, shaded by groves of coconut palm fringed.
Zanzibar Safari, Spice Tour
Nungwi has incredible beaches for sun-bath and the nearby coral reefs provide
the ideal ... be one of the best beaches on the island. Bwejuu is near the
Pemba Island, Misali Island , Ngenzi Forest
natural beaches and shallow water grounds which are attractive to people who
like fishing and snorkeling. The cool and calm .
Tanzania tourism profile, safari, beach resorting and culture tour
magnificent natural white sandy beaches, beautiful aquarium, deep sea diving and
fishing in ... Wiser Stone Town Isles Beaches Pemba Island Historical Ruins
Scuba Diving Utalii More…