About Geography, Culture and History
Tanzania is known to be the largest East African Country, covering a surface area of 945,203 sq metres. This country lies south of the equator and is the land of the amazing natural contrasts, just from the snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, towards the endless plains of the great Serengeti as well as the unspoiled beaches of Zanzibar archipelago.
This country is also home to the immerse cultural; which is the archaeological evidence that shows along history that comes back to the origin of the mankind. It was also the Olduvai Gorge that is situated in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area were the early man’s remains were discovered. In the culture way, many areas of this country have for long been meeting points for different cultures, which gives the country an amazing cultural wealth.
Tanganyika got its independence in 1961 and Zanzibar did in 1963. Within April 1904, both of these countries signed a union Treaty to become the republic of Tanzania.
The country’s population density is so low, it’s approximately 33 million, and these comprise of people of three major religions, Islam, Hinduism, and Christianity.
Tanzania is a rural country with cattle herding and agricultur
e as the main source of incomes. However, for the; last two decades, tourism has gain a position as an economic activity in different areas of the country.
Just at 5,000 above the sea level, In the Northern Tanzania has got spring like weather year round with a low humidity. In the warm seasons, the temperatures rarely go above 80s and the dry heat is usually comfortable. Wildlife viewing if usually good all year long except in the rainy season of April to mid may when the animals move due to the availability of water.
Why Visit Tanzania?
Tanzania has huge numbers of wildlife that are spread over the country and each of the wildlife displays their features particular to the ecosystem. Tanzania has national parks and reserves located in remote areas like Selous and Mahale mountains, Go Tanzania Safaris gives you the opportunity to view one of Africa’s resources that are preserved by nature and the untouched mankind. The country has over 3000 lions in the selous, Africa’s hunting dogs in Ruaha, chimpanzees in Mahale Mountains National Park and Gombe Stream National Park within their natural habitats. There are also millions of Wildebeests in the Serengeti National Park.
Mountains of Mahale have a great number of chimpanzees, guests can undertake a chimpanzee trekking
safari to the south western national park a chimpanzee trek can also be done in Gombe stream national park.
You can also climb the natural wonder of the world, which is Mount Kilimanjaro which is easily accessible by the climbers. The routes suit the varying lifestyles that make mount Kilimanjaro a must mount to climb for people who desire to experience nature or view the ecosystems as well as the terrains. The other options to trek include; Ol Donyo Lengai; mountain of God that remains inactive to present.
Go Tanzania safari guests take time off their busy schedule to be able to enjoy a vacation far away from anything done routinely. The Ocean Island provides the clients with the opportunity to select their beach sports as they prefer. These white sandy beaches can be enjoy at Zanzibar under a palm umbrella watching the blue waters.
Those clients who want a true African safari, which is run by the true indigenous people of Africa within an environment where your accommodation facilities are built by the local people of A
frica. The revenues from these activities go directly to the local people. You can visit the maasai home steads, i.e, you can visit the chumbe Island where the accommodation facility have been designed with natural material. The food served comes from the fresh produces, guests there will enjoy activities including; snorkelling as well as sustainable tourism.
You will get to walk in the footsteps of the past great explorers and the adventures that hap
pened in Tanzania. You will as well visit the exact place in Ujiji , in south western Tanzania, were the centuries happened and the phrase “Dr Livingstone said . Visit Zanzibar as well as the Bagamoyo and learn about slave trade history and its effects.
You will enjoy Tanzania’s tribes and the cultural experiences that provide a good opportunity to the clients to encounter the many ways of life, rituals and rites of the people of Tanzania. As you visit Usambara Mountains, you can take a tour of the local communities or also visit Zanzibar and get to interact with the Zanzibaris participating in their day to day activities. As you tour Zanzibar, you will get the opportunity to undertake the spice tour that livens the human senses with the sweet smelling aromas of the plants used in the foods today.
Tanzania offers has got an underwater paradise for the marine lovers visiting pemba, Zanzibar and Mafia, these have got many interesting reefs that feature shallow rocky areas that drop off into vertiginous crevasses, which are 40m deep. With the deep walls that are covered in colourful sponges as well as Gorgonia, the divers will find variety of Brittle Stars, Moray Eels, and the Langoustines. The reefs here are like undersea mountains, covered with seaweeds and the corals plus the teeming colourful fish.
Sea a sample of an 8 days wildlife safari in the Northern Tanzania, visiting the best of wildlife areas in the country.
This country offers peace and relaxation programs to the guests who take off to remote areas like Kigoma which is located on the shores of the great lake Tanganyika and spend days as they enjoy comfort from their rooms looking at the majestic vistas of the lake and also visit the remote Islands of Mafia where they can sleep in rooms facing the ocean. Here the guests can relax and enjoy the warm Ocean breeze and also spend their best moments of their lives in Africa.
There is the Ngorongoro Crater which is the Eighth wonder of the world will change your mind about visiting Tanzania. You will sit back at the lodge and relax as you enjoy the incredible views of the beautiful crater.
Now you have 10 strong reasons why you should visit Tanzania for safari on your next trip to Africa!