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Tanzania Travel Guide

Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa, bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, and Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south. It is a state composed of 26 regions (mikoa), including those of the autonomous region of Zanzibar. This is probably one of the oldest known continuously inhabited areas on Earth; fossil remains of humans and pre–human hominids have been found dating back over two million years.

Tanzania is mountainous in the northeast, where Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak, is situated. To the north and west are the Great Lakes of Lake Victoria – Africa's largest lake and Lake Tanganyika, which is Africa's deepest lake, renowned for its unique species of fish. Central Tanzania comprises a large plateau, with vast plains and arable land. The eastern shore is hot and humid, with the Zanzibar archipelago lying just offshore.

Tanzania contains many large and ecologically significant wildlife parks, including the famous Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park in the north, and Selous Game Reserve and Mikumi National Park in the south.

Tanzania is home to some of the most incredible tribal diversity in Africa. The country includes all of the major ethnic and linguistic groups on the continent, an amazingly varied population to inhabit a single country. It is home to approximately 120 tribal groups, most of these comprise small communities that are gradually being assimilated into the larger population due to changes in land use and the economic draw of city life. The Masaai are perhaps the most well known of Tanzania's tribes and inhabit the northern regions of the country. Tribal diversity is prized and far from being a source of division, Tanzanians place a high value on their country's multicultural heritage. Over the past few years, cultural tourism has become an increasing attraction for visitors from around the world and visits to tribal villages are often a highlight of safari itineraries.

Tanzania is a land of contrasts and splendor, 'Africa at its most wild and unexplored'. There is the snow–capped summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and the sun–drenched beaches of Zanzibar, the vast herds of game grazing on the Serengeti plains and the slow volcanic eruption of Ol Donyo Lengai. With so much natural wealth, it's no wonder that Tanzania has something for everyone.

Things to See and Do

'The Spice Islands' – Zanzibar is an archipelago, often referred to as the 'Spice Islands', made up from fifty islands; situated off Tanzania's East coast. The archipelago's two main islands are Unguja – better known as Zanzibar, and Pemba. The islands and islets lie in the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean, and are blessed with mile upon mile of glorious, palm fringed, white–sand, picture–perfect beaches, and surrounded by unmissable coral formations full of vibrant, colourful marine life. The diverse marine life surrounding the coral islands of Zanzibar and Pemba makes for an ideal place to try scuba–diving and snorkelling. Further south, Mafia's Chloe Bay is part of a protected marine park, with an unbroken reef running the length of the island. As the epicentre of the historical spice trade, Zanzibar is the place to hop on a tour of its many spice and fruit plantations.

Stone Age sites – Tanzania has two of the best Stone Age sites in the world, Isimila Gorge and the earliest known examples of human art among the rock paintings, near Kolo, north of Dodoma – some of which are reckoned to be around 30,000 years old.

Isimila Gorge Stone Age Site is an Acheulean site where tools, stone artifacts and bones were found in a dry bed that was once a shallow lake. Isimila appears to have been a watering hole and a place to hunt for early hominoids. Home to the only intact set of Stone Age tools, Isimila is also the site where many fossilized bones were found including those of a mammal related to the modern giraffe, but having a much shorter neck, and an extinct hippopotamus with unusual periscope–like projections.

Half way between Dodoma and Arusha in the village of Kolo, are some of the finest examples of rock paintings in the world. These extraordinary paintings that depict animals, customs and people of the time, are now Tanzania�s 7th World Heritage site.

Kalambo Falls – Kalambo falls is a 772ft at the border of Zambia and Tanzania in the Southern end of Lake Tanganyika. Located on the tip of Lake Tanganyika, close to the border with Zambia, a 215m drop makes this one of the highest waterfalls in the world and, after Tugela Falls in South Africa, the second highest in Africa.

Kilimanjaro is one of Tanzania's main attractions. Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa and one of the highest freestanding mountains in the world. Many people travel to Tanzania just to climb this mountain.

Wildlife Viewing – Tanzania is home to several national parks and game reserves, where you can see some of the finest African flora and fauna.

Serengeti National Park, made famous by numerous Discovery Channel specials, hosts a wide range of wildlife, including lions, cheetahs, leopards, hippopotamuses, elephants, zebra, buffalo, water buck, crocodiles, gazelle, warthogs, and wildebeest. One major attraction is the wildebeest migration, which occurs continuously between the Serengeti and Masai Mara (Kenya).

Ngorongoro Conservation Area also hosts an abundance of wildlife, particularly in the Ngorongoro crater. Formed by the same volcanic activity that generated Kilimanjaro and the Great Rift Valley, Ngorongoro consists of the highlands around the crater (rich in elephants) and the crater itself, it is home to similar animals as the Serengeti, but at higher densities and with a small population of black rhino.

Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve are far less popular but very enjoyable. Ruaha is known for having the largest elephant and giraffe population of any park in Africa and often goes by the name 'Giraffic Park', it is also a good place to see large prides of lion and the elusive and rare hunting dogs. Additionally, Selous is the only other place besides Ngorongoro where you may see a rhino.

Tarangire National Park is in the northern circuit of Tanzania and was named after the Tarangire river flowing within the park. The park has high concentrations of wildlife during the dry seasons and in addition, over 570 bird species have been identified in the area.

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