Tanzania is located in the East Africa and one of the worlds top tourists destinations. The country lies in the area of the great lakes, south of the equator bordering the Indian Ocean, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Mozambique and Burundi. The country also comprises of four climatic zones. Tanzania is bordered by three great lakes that’s Lake Victoria, Lake Malawi and Lake Tanganyika. There are many interesting things to know about this magical holiday destination. You will see some of these when you go on Tanzania holidays. The world’s largest volcanic crater - Ngorongoro Crater is found in Tanzania. The crater is 600 meters deep and 19 kilometers in diameter. Ruaha national park harbors the biggest population of elephants in the whole of east Africa. The highest point in Africa is found in Tanzania and that’s Mount Kilimanjaro. Mount Kilimanjaro is also the world’s highest free standing mountain.The world’s tree climbing lions can only be found in Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania and Queen Elizabeth in Uganda. 30% of Tanzania’s land is conserved. One of the world’s oldest skulls was discovered in Olduvai George. Tanzania is a country very rich in culture; the country contains over 130 tribes each having their own unique ways of lives. It boasts with one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the famous wildebeests migration from Serengeti national park to Masai Mara game reserve in Kenya annually is the largest mammal migration in the world. Want to go on a holiday in Tanzania? See some of our packages below.
Tanzania was formerly called Tanganyika before it gained its independence in December 9th 1961. Zanzibar gained its independence in December 1963 and they merged the following year to form Tanzania. Chumbe Island in Tanzania holds the worlds largest species of crab. Its crabs grow up to a meter in length. Tanzania is gifted the highest number of animals per square kilometer in the world having over 4 million animals. It shares its national anthem with Zimbabwe and South Africa. The national anthem is titled “Mungu ibariki Africa” meaning God bless Africa.
Why book Tanzania Adventure Holidays
Tanzania is one of the top tourists’ destinations in Africa with various tourists attractions to offer. The country is uniquely tapestries with land scapes of scenic valleys and hills to the in spoiled beaches and lakes with over 39% of its land mass protected. Tanzania is also home to three of Africa’s seven natural wonders. Tanzania also boasts with Tanzanite stone which is blue/ violet in colorknown to be a thousand times rare than diamond. The country is also a home to the largest game reserve in Africa – Serengeti National Park with over 50,000 kilometers squared. There are many reasons your should visit Tanzania.
The famous Ngorongoro crater is gifted with over 25,000 animals and it’s the largest intact volcanic caldera on planet. In Ngorongoro you will have great opportunities to see Africa’s big five animals while on a game drive. The highest lion population in the world mostly found in Serengeti national park. The estimated number of lions in Serengeti is said to be approximately 3000, which cannot even be found in the entire Kenya. Serengeti national park has got the worlds largest mammal migration on earth, the site of the over one million wildebeests and hundreds of other animals moving and being sighted by their predators lions and so forth is so ballistic, the Serengeti migration is one of the things you should counter on earth before you die.
When to go on Tanzania Vacations
Like most African countries Tanzania can be visited all year round but there are peak and low tourists’ seasons. The country has got variety of tourists’ options to offer. The best time for seeing the glistening peak of the tallest African mountain is January and February. Tourists can first opt to climb mountain Meru before Mount Kilimanjaro to acclimatize themselves. Rain can fall any time during this period but in big amounts as in the rainy seasons. July to September climate is also humid favoring mountain climbing.
The best time for watching wildlife is in the dry seasons of December to early march and from June to October when the waterholes in the parks dry out and the mains sources of water will b the parks streams and rivers where you can find many animals quenching thirst from. During dry seasons the grasses are also short making it very easy for wildlife viewing.
The coast and islands like mafia, Dar es salaam, Pemba and many more can be visited in November and December then middle march to June. You can visit he historical towns at any time of the years like Kilwa, stone town and many more and learn a lot about their history from the time of slave trade. There are pots of activities like scuba diving, snorkeling and many more to be done.
The best time to see the world’s largest wildebeest migration is between November and October in Serengeti national park. You will witness over a million wildebeests and zebras. Tanzania can be visited all year round with two distinct rainy seasons but for a better view of wildlife and better experience the dry season is the best time for visiting the country. If you visiting in the wet season make sure you come with a rain coat, hiking shoes, insect repellents and warm cotton clothing but if visiting in the dry season come along with sun glasses, sun screen and remember to carry lots of water in your journey.