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TOURISM

Tanzania 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.

Serengeti National Park

Is 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…

Other Useful links:

Serengeti climate

Serengeti the annual migration

Serengeti balloon safari

 Ngorongoro Conservation area

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 

Lake 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 gate. More...

Selous Game Reserve

This is the ultimate African wilderness experience, a vast region of largely unexplored bush, teeming with wildlife, and with almost no roads into the hidden interior. Selous is a bird-watchers paradise with over 350 species of bird. Walking is permitted (with an armed ranger). More than 2000 plant species make this a most diverse sanctuary to explore. Bisected by the mysterious Rufiji River, the Selous is one of the most remote and least visited parks in Africa. More…

Other Useful Links:

www.game-reserve.com/tanzania_selous_gr.html

www.coastal.cc/selous.htm

Kilimanjaro

Mount 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...

About Climbing  Mount Kilimanjaro  click HERE

There are several routes to reach the top of Kilimanjaro

The Lemosho route, 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. More...

Machame route, the route is estimated to be 100 kms. It takes you about six days to salute the snow cape of the mountain. More...

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 summit. More...

The Rongai 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. More...

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 plentiful. More…

Amboni Caves

These 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. More …

Lake Victoria

The 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 ...

Lake Tanganyika

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...

Mafia Island

It 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. More...

Other useful link:  www.utalii.com/Mafia_Island/Marine_National_Park.htm  

Mkwaja Sadaani, Tanzania’s beach national Park

It has been recently upgraded from game reserve to become the 13th National Park More…

Beach of Bagamoyo and Kaole ruins in Bagamoyo

The 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 constructing More…

Diving sites in Dar es salaam, Sinda Island
Offer nice white sands beaches, and coral reefs for snorkeling. Nungwi, Magnificent white sand beaches for sun bathing, picnic and ... contrast to other beaches, this island is not tide
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Zanzibar

Zanzibar 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:

http://zanzibar.net/zanzibar/what_is_zanzibar

www.utalii.com/Zanzibar/Zanzibar.htm

Zanzibar Beach Resorts

White sand beaches, shaded by groves of coconut palm fringed. More...

Zanzibar Safari, Spice Tour

Ras 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 famous lagoon More…

Safari Pemba Island, Misali Island , Ngenzi Forest

It has natural beaches and shallow water grounds which are attractive to people who like fishing and snorkeling. The cool and calm. More…

Tanzania tourism profile, safari, beach resorting and culture tour

Offers 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…

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