TANZANIA

WONDERFUL SUNNY DAYS

INFORMATION

Tanzania is located in the east coast of Africa just right southern the equatorial latitude line. The country borders Kenya in the north, Rwanda, Burundi and Democratic Republic of the Congo in the west, and Zambia, Malawi and Mozamique in the south. It is the biggest country in East Africa with 943.000km2, counting the continental area and the islands in the ocean.

 

Edging the African shore in front of the Indic Ocean, Tanzania’s weather and temperature is as good as you can imagine. Warm and sunny days followed by chilled evenings and nights regardless if you are in the plains of the Serengeti or enjoying beautiful tropical beaches in Zanzibar, temperatures are always pleasant.

 

Warm and sunny days are not all what Tanzania has to offer. Within the country there are about 47 million people with a vast variety of tribes and traditions bringing up this amazing richness in culture.

 

Tanzania’s geography is all about extremes, containing the highest peak in Africa called Mount Kilimanjaro and the lowest point being the bottom of Lake Tanganyika which is the second deepest sweet water lake in the world. This country also takes part of the biggest lake in Africa, the Victoria Lake as well as the Great African Rift Valley!

 

The history of Tanzania is one of the most precious treasures and probably the biggest pride of its people, starting from the beginnings of humanity when this land has always been called home by us, possessing archaeological places like Olduvai Gorge to prove it. Also it has been a place for sailors and merchants who were using its shores to commercialize and stock up their ships.

HIGHLIGHTS

The Serengeti National Park

The endless plains

Siringet in Maasai language means “the endless plains” which for many of us is paradise.  Just by driving inside you radically see the beauty but mainly feel the vastness and tension of wildlife in the area. This savannah of more than 30.000km2 with infinite grass plains contains probably the most famous migration in the world. Over a million wildebeest, about 800.000 zebras and many gazelles move together from south to north and back throughout the year. The reason? the rains. October and November are in the southern part of the Serengeti and move north during the year stopping in August.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The eden

This world UNESCO Heritage Site is where plenty of animals found their home in the biggest not flooded and unbroken volcanic caldera in the world. This jewel used to be a volcano that collapsed and created this 300km2 crater of about 600m deep. Now you must descend it with the car while breath-taking views win the love of every single human being. What awaits for you inside is a natural wonder.

Tarangire National Park

The elephant realm

This off the beaten track National Park is perfect for those seeking a different variety of animals like the wild dog, kudu, oryx or gerenuk rarely found in other parks in the north of Tanzania, or for a large variety of bird species and remarkable concentrations of big cats. This wonderful area hosts the biggest herds of elephants in the country taking your breath away at the encounter. Because of its perennial rivers and during the dry season between August and October this park has the higher concentration of mammals of any of the other renowned parks in Tanzania.

Lake Manyara National Park

Tree-climbing lions home

Perfectly located between the Great African Rift Valley and the alkaline or soda-lake of Manyara this park is one of the less frequented and nature wise one of the richest among the ones in the north. The landscape diversity is incredibly vast from great trees for lions to rest on top of them, to rivers and a soda-lake crowded with flamingos mostly during the wet season. The right place if what you want is to get exclusively lost in the bush.

Lake Eyasi

Millenary cultures

Lake Eyasi is a seasonal shallow endorheic salt lake on the floor of the Great Rift Valley which never contains more than 1m deep waters. This dry area is surprised by palm trees in the lake shores and a plenty variety of tropical birds. The ancient inhabitants are the Bushmen Hadza still living only out of the nature resources by hunting with bow. The other major tribe in the north of the lake are the Datoga who specialized in blacksmith technics. This is a very interesting cultural destination so you can not only see but also share experiences with its tribes.

Lake Natron

The moon in planet earth

Incredibly remote and located in the base of the active volcano Ol Doinyo Lengai, the mountain of god for the maasai people, this lake is the most important breeding site for Lesser Flamingos in the world. The area is extremely different from the rest, holding the already mentioned coldest volcano in the planet with the only lava that a human can fall into and still survive, and an extremely salty lake that can even dissect its animals. The natural spring feeding the lake comes from the Great Rift Valley where wonderful tropical waterfalls are found being one of the major activities in this territory called by many the moon in planet earth.

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