Tanzania

Quick facts about Tanzania

  • Tanzania is just a little bit more than twice the size of California.
  • Over 120 languages are spoken in Tanzania. Most of these are Bantu languages, a category of over 535 languages and dialects that are spoken throughout Africa.
  • Mpingo trees (a.k.a. Africa blackwood trees, commonly seen in Tanzania) are the most expensive hardwood trees in the world.
  • The world’s earliest human skull was found in the Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania.
  • Tanzania has the largest concentration of wildlife per square kilometer, with more than 4 million wild animals and representatives of 430 species and subspecies.
  • Once upon a time, the ancestors of the wild elephants that live in Tanzania today didn’t roam on the land, they swam in the water! Dugongs were sea cows that lived in Tanzania in sheltered waters 55 million years ago. They grew about 3.5 meters in length and lived to be about 70 years old.
  • Mount Kilimanjaro is located in Tanzania. At 19,341 feet above sea level, it is the highest mountain in Africa.
  • Tanzania shares its national anthem with South Africa and Zimbabwe. It’s titled “Mungu Abariki Afrika” (God Bless Africa) and was composed by Enock Sontonga.
  • Tanzania is the home of the coconut crab. This crab, the largest crab in the world (and reportedly one of the most delicious), can be found on Chumbe Island of Zanzibar.

Facts About Tanzania

Spanning on an Area of 945,203 sq km, Tanzania is located in the East African region. It is the largest country in East Africa, bordered by Uganda and Kenya to the North, Rwanda, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo to the west, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to the south while to the east lays the Indian Ocean.

The country was formerly known as Tanganyika which got its independence from the British colonial rule in 1961 until April 1964 when Zanzibar reached an understanding with it to unite and form the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar before the name was changed to the United Republic of Tanzania in October 1964.

Unlike most African States, Tanzania has been known to be one of the most stable and democratically governed states with no major internal conflict since independence. Power has been exchanged peacefully and democratically from one government to another which has favored its steady development.

Welcome to Tanzania the land of natural wonders. From its welcoming and diverse peoples, to the world’s 7th wonder; the Serengeti Conservation area popular for its wildebeest migration and then to the East African rift valley, L. Victoria and to the great Kilimanjaro mountain; the highest on the continent, all Tanzania safaris are remarkable and memorable. Welcome to the land with a wide menu of attractions, a land that meets satisfaction of every traveler. To the archeologists, the Olduvai gorge awaits, to the honey moon makers, the Zanzibar beaches lay before you, to the historians, the old stone towns and slave markets of Tabora will not spare your desires, to the geologists, the rift valley and the depth of L. Tanganyika will be a wonder while to the hikers and mountaineers, Kilimanjaro will not spare any of your energy and lastly to the wildlife enthusiasts, the world’s 7th wonder; Serengeti conservation area will reveal to you all that you need to see and know about wildlife.

The present day Tanzania was first occupied around 8000 BC by the hunter-gatherers speaking Khoisan languages who settled along the Gregory Rift south of Olduvai Gorge before herders speaking Cushitic languages migrated to the land from what is now Ethiopia in around 1000 BC. A third group, of iron-working agriculturalists that spoke Bantu languages, migrated to Tanzania from what is now Nigeria and Cameroon about 1,000 years later.
Eastern Nilotes peoples, including the Maasai, represent a more recent migration from present day South Sudan about 1,500 to 500 years ago.

The country’s stunning beauty rotates around its enormous wildlife and fascinating geography. It is of little wonder that Tanzania was named among the Top 5 stunningly beautiful countries to visit by Fox TV news on 4th July this year (2014).
The wildebeest migration of Serengeti conservation area and the dense elephant population of the Ngorongoro crater are a big spectacle on a safari to Tanzania. The wildebeest migration has been named one of the world’s natural wonders where about 2 million wildebeests, 500,000 zebras, 200,000 gazelles among other animals migrate across Mara river into Kenya’s Masai Mara national park for pasture when the Serengeti dries up between the months of June and September before they return around October to December.
Ngorongoro Crater Tour
3 Days Ngorongoro Crater Tour
Day 1: Transfer to Ngorongoro After breakfast, you will be transferred to Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you will arrive in time for Lunch. The crater is one of the most impressive wildlife areas in Africa and it is one of the named World Heritage sites. After lunch, you will descend into the crater floor for an afternoon crater tour
Serengeti National Park Game Safari
3 Days Serengeti National Park Game Safari
Day 1: Transfer to Serengeti National Park After breakfast, you will set out for transfer to Serengeti via the Olduvai Gorge which is the prehistoric. This desert like gorge lies at the foot of the Ngorongoro highlands and is world-renowned site as a repository for the remains of vast numbers of animals that roamed these plains many years ago. Visit the museum featuring the famous Zinj skull, the Zinjanthorpus man of 1.8 million years ago, whose remains were found here by Dr. Leakey.
Tented Camp Safari by Air
4 Days, 3 Nights Western Serengeti
This luxury air safari offers three days on safari in Tanzania’s magnificent Serengeti National Park, one of the world’s most magnificent natural arenas wherein the harmony of nature can be appreciated as nowhere else on earth. Known to the local people as ‘Siringet’, which means ‘the place of the endless plains’, the Serengeti is also the venue for ‘the greatest wildlife show on earth’ the annual migration of over one million wildebeest and their attendant cast of herbivores and predators.
gorilla safari Rwanda
5 Days Tanzania Adventure
Day 1: Transfer to Ngorongoro After breakfast, you will be transferred to Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you will arrive in time for Lunch. The crater is one of the most impressive wildlife areas in Africa and it is one of the named World Heritage sites. After lunch, you will descend into the crater floor for an afternoon crater tour. Dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge/Gibbs Farm Lodge/Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge .
Tanzania Northern Tanzania
6 days / 5 Nights Tanzania Northern Tanzania
Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti game reserve, Ngorongoro Conservation Area. A Tanzanian safari in style from the kaleidoscope of birdlife at Lake Manyara, the spectacular Serengeti plains to the jagged rimmed crater at Ngorongoro - the cradle of Humanity.
Day 01: Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park Depart from Arusha to Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge. Lunch at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, followed by afternoon game drive.
Kilimanjaro Machame Route Trekking
7 Days Kilimanjaro Machame Route Trekking
Day 1: Machame Campsite (3100m) After breakfast at your Hotel in Moshi, our guide will pick you and transfer you to Machame gate for registration and also pick your guides and Porters. This will be followed by a short briefing from the Mountain rangers and experienced Guides. After this, you will begin the hike and it will take you about 7 hours to reach Machame Campsite. Dinner and overnight at Machame campsite
gorilla safari Rwanda
8 Days Wildlife Safari Tanzania
Day 1: Transfer to Tarangire National Park After breakfast at your Hotel in Arusha, our driver guide will pick you up and transfer you to Tarangire National Park for an afternoon game viewing. Within the Park, Elephants are very common with also the world large trees “Baobab Trees”. Expect to see large herds of up to 300 elephants, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland and so on. Dinner and overnight stay at Tarangire Sopa Lodge.
11 Days Grand Southern Safari
11 Days Grand Southern Safari
Day 1: Dar es Salaam – Siwandu, Selous Game Reserve Welcome To Dar es Salaam! From the international terminal, you will take a transfer to the domestic terminal to catch your flight to the Selous Game Reserve. The scheduled flight departs Dar es Salaam at 08h30 and lands in Selous at approximately 09h15 (45 minute flight) - there might be some stops in between – you will only get off at Siwandu airstrip. Here you will be met by our driver guide and taken back on a short safari to Siwandu in time for lunch.