Warm, wild & free, a land of wide-open spaces and magnificent wildlife, of idyllic palm fringed islands kissed by turquoise seas. Of explorers' tales and sultans palaces and a warm hospitable people.
Comprising of the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, with Dodoma as the political capital, located in the very center of the country. Dar es Salaam, is the economic capital, located on the coast and almost opposite the Spice Island of Zanzibar. Of 945,087sq km, over 100,000 sq km are devoted to National Parks and Reserves. Mountains, Lakes, Volcanoes and tropical beaches. Boundless stretches of savannah, dotted with herds of game. Warriors dancing in the warm hues of a sunset, rich tropical forests and the monolithic snow-capped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro rising out of and floating majestically over parched and dusty plains Located below Kenya, Tanzania is the largest east African nation. It is half the size of Western Europe and is bordered by shimmering lakes and the Indian Ocean. Off its white sandy beaches lie the sleepy islands or Pemba, Mafia and the exotic spice island of Zanzibar. Lake Tanganyika, Africa's longest and deepest freshwater lake and the second deepest in the world runs along its southwestern border. To the northwest Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake and the source of the River Nile.
Tanzania's rich and colorful cultural diversity includes more than 126 loosely defined tribes, ranging from the few hundred ancient nomadic Kindiga to the million strong Sukuma of Lake Victoria. The colour of the Swahili people and the aromatic spices of the Zanzibari's on the coast to the nomadic and graceful Masai in the Serengeti. Not surprisingly, nearly a quarter of all of Africa's game is found on the savannahs of this wonderful country, one quarter of which is made up of national parks and game Reserves. Tanzania is without a doubt a country made for "Safari'.
Wild and warm and free... is how one of our visitors to Tanzania described it! Tanzania is a vast country, possibly more than twice the size of Kenya with so much to offer. Generally not as developed as Kenya in terms of tourist product, and generally slightly more expensive. Distances between safari destinations in Tanzania are greater than those of Kenya, making travel slightly more expensive. Kilimanjaro is still undoubtedly the jewel of East Africa and an integral part of every itinerary - whether climbed or just admired from a distance.