Get To Know Tanzania
Tanzania has gone on the World Tourism Map as one of the most sought-after safari destinations. Known as the Land of Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar, Tanzania stands out distinctively acclaimed for offering diverse holiday that makes splendid drawcards to attract tourists.
It is a land of many wonders the hauntingly beautiful snow-capped peak of Kilmanjaro Africa’s highest mountain, the vast amphitheatre of The Ngorongoro Crater, the plains of the Serengeti where one can see the curvature of the earth, and Zanzibar Island brilliant with white beaches lapped by the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Tanzania is also home to the earliest human remains and is rightfully called the ‘Cradle of Humanity’.
In Tanzania, the options for activities are endless, wildlife safaris in world famous Game parks with experiences such as driving, walking, bicycling, camel back, horse back, and night game driving, beach holidays in Zanzibar with activities like snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving or even lazing in the sand, Balloon Safaris in the Serengeti, Climbing Africa’s only symbol Mount Kilimanjaro or even social interaction with the Masai and the friendly locals.
Great names like Hamimgway and Livingstone have indeed given clear vision to the world about this country that has inspiring features true to African spirit. The word ‘SAFARI’ is universally known and we say KARIBU – WELCOME to our guests to Authentic Tanzania.
Tanzania now is roaring!
- Lake Manyara National Park
- Ngorongoro Crater
- Serengeti National Park
- Tarangire National Park
- Olduvai Gorge
Lake Manyara National Park situated below the Great Rift Valley wall is famous for tree climbing lions. These lions in this park spend much time resting in trees probably to catch the breeze; to find a spot cooler than the ground below or may be even to keep out of the way of the buffalo and elephant herds.
Baboons, prolific within the park will, no doubt be the first species sighted. Their large troupes line the roadside allowing close -up photographs of the young riding their mother’s backs. Guinea fowl, silver-cheeked hornbills, crowned hawk-eagles and bushbuck are some of the animals one is also likely to see.
The world calls the crater “African Eden” and “Eighth natural Wonder of the World.” The crater is the largest unbroken caldera (collapsed volcano) in the world 250 Sq.Kms in size and 600 Metres deep. Ngorongoro is like an amphitheatre staging a huge show of large resident wildlife including rare black Rhino. All the “BIG FIVE” are the residents of this wonderland.
The name has derived from the Masai word siringet means “Endless Plains”. Declared as World Heritage Site, Serengeti remains the most famous of the Game parks in the Africa.
This animal kingdom stages one of the most spectacular events known as the “The Migration” of over a million wildebeest, 200,000 Zebras and 300,000 Thomson’s Gazelle trekking 1,000 kilometers during the months of May and June.
Large prides of lions laze easily in the long grasses, plentiful families of elephants feed on acacia bark and trump, giraffes, gazelles, monkeys, eland, and the whole range of African wildlife is in awe-inspiring numbers. Virtually every African game animal can be seen in the Serengeti
Tarangire National Park has some of the highest population density of elephants anywhere in Africa, and its sparse vegetation, strewn with baobab and acacia trees, makes it a beautiful and special location. Families of the pachyderms play around the ancient trunks of baobab trees and strip acacia bark from the thorn trees for their afternoon meal. Tree-climbing Pythons, Zebras, Hartebeests, over 300 recorded strong Elephants, Buffaloes, Waterbucks, Gazelles, Antelope Oryx and an abundant birdlife add to the excitement of wildlife watch, together with Breathtaking views of the Masaai Steppe and the mountains to the south make a stop at Tarangire a life time experience.
This stone-age site known as the “Cradle of Mankind” where in 1959 internationally renowned Dr.Louis Leaky unearthed the skull of the ‘Nutcracker Man’. Later the footprints of hominids thought to be 3.5 million years old were discovered by Mary Leaky. Both these famous archaeologists presented enough evidence to support the theory that mankind’s origin lie in Africa. Olduvai Gorge offers an opportunity to walk on the footprints of our ancestors and pay deserving homage.
Air Tanzania, Kenya Airways have scheduled flights linking Arusha with Dar es Salaam (in Tanzania), Nairobi (in Kenya). KLM at the same time offer scheduled flights from Europe into Arusha.
All visitors must have a visa and valid passport. Visas can be arranged on arrival at (Kilimanjaro Airport) in Arusha for US$ 50 (approx). Please check with your consulate for the most up-to-date information.
US$ Dollars are widely accepted. The local currency is the Tanzanian Shillings. Take cash and Travellers cheques, as few places accept credit cards.
GMT + 3
Yellow fever certificate compulsory. Malaria risk Visitors are advised to take anti-malaria tablets. Drink only purified or bottled water.
For safaris light clothing during the day, Sturdy shoes and canvas hats. At night casual wear with a light cardigan. Insect repellent, camera, binoculars and sunglasses.