Tanzania is a land of contrast. From the snow-capped peak of Mt Kilimanjaro to the endless plains of Serengeti, from the sun-kissed islands of Zanzibar Archipelago to the gentle shores of Lake Victoria, the country contains immense cultural & natural wealth. It was here, on palm-fringed Zanzibar, that Swahili traders welcomed dhows and trading boats from across the Indian ocean.
Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly the most famous of the country's national parks, the annual wildebeest migration attracting thousands of visitors each year. For sheer African magic, the Ngorongoro Crater-often called the 8th Natural Wonder of the World'-is a must-see. Deep within the ancient caldera, herds of gazelle roam beside sated lions, and endangered black rhino and elusive cheetah are often spotted through the early morning mist.
Still, the big-name parks aren't all the country has to offer. The elephants of Tarangire National Park and the tree-climbing lions of Lake Manyara also reward the discerning traveler. On the Indian Ocean shore, the Saadani Game Reserve is the most recently protected area to receive international attention. Famed for its views of elephants playing in the ocean surf, Saadani and other lesser-known national parks offer equally rewarding experiences for guests willing to wander off the beaten track.
But the magic of safari isn't all this great country has to offer. Tropical beaches, coral reefs and the Swahili culture along the Indian ocean coast are also a main attraction for visitors who want to end their experience of the African bush with some well-earned relaxation,relaxation, Zanzibar-style. For the more intrepid adventurers, a climb to the roof-top of Africa, Mt Kilimanjaro 5895m,is the highlight of a safari itinerary. Longer treks through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, through the magical Gol Mountains or up the active volcano of Ol Donyo Lengai,are a fantastic way to experience less-visited parts of the country in a new way.
Tanzania has a wealth of diverse groups that make up its national community. Hunter-gatherer tribes and fierce Maasai coexist in the northern wilderness, and lesser-known people like the Wadorobo and the Iraqw also make up the collage of the country. Cultural tourism has become a popular choice for many visitors to Tanzania,with different programmes and itineraries on offer around the country.From day-hikes on the slopes of Mt Meru to honey collecting in the Usambaras, discovering local culture is a highlight for any visitor to Africa.
So welcome to Tanzania-Experience the warmth of our people, the magic of our wilderness, and the sheer wonder of our wildlife.
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Ranging from the snowcapped peak of Kilimanjaro to the vast plains of Serengeti.