Explore Tanzania : Tanzania is located in East Africa and historical sites and so much more.
There is a lot to see during a tour around Tanzania and throughout the year, tourists visit Tanzania’s many national parks and reserves which include Serengeti national park, Tarangire national park, Selous game reserve, Ngorongoro conservation area, Lake Manyara national park, Mt. Kilimajaro national park, Ruaha national park, Katavi national park, Arusha national park, Nyerere national park, Mahale mountains national park among others.
A large number of wildlife species can be seen during Tanzania tours around these national parks and reserves such as the big five that is the lion, buffalo, rhino, elephant and leopard. Other wildlife species that can be seen in the national parks and reserves around Tanzania include zebras, giraffes, hippos, antelopes, wildebeests, cheetahs, gazelles, hyenas, kudu, elands, impalas, waterbucks, bushbucks, dik dik among others. Predators such as lions, leopards and cheetahs can be seen in big numbers when visiting Tanzania, Explore Tanzania.
Many bird species can also be sighted during tours around Tanzania which has different birding spots. The best time to see these birds is during the months from November to April when migrant bird species are also found in the country. Some of the bird species found in Tanzania include ostriches, flamingos, African barbets, hornbills, yellow necked spurfowl, northern white crowned shrike, black necked weaver, black necked weaver, falcons, black headed herons among others.
The wildebeest migration in Tanzania is another attraction which can be seen during safaris to Tanzania. This migration takes place in Serengeti national park attracts many tourists to visit Tanzania for this experience. Over 2 million wildebeests can be seen during safaris to Serengeti national park where the migration takes place annually. During different months of the year the wildebeests herds move across the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem. From June to August the wildebeests can be seen in the northern part of Serengeti national park where the Mara river crossings take place. When visiting the western part of Serengeti national park, the wildebeest migration can be seen around June and during safaris to the southern part of Serengeti national park the wildebeest migration can be seen during the months of December to arch when the calving season takes place where about 8000 wildebeest calves are born daily. In the central part of Serengeti national park the wildebeest migration can be seen around April and May.
Another major tourist attraction in Tanzania is Mt. Kilimanjaro known for being the highest mountain in Africa and one of the seven summits of the world. The mountain is at an altitude of 5895 meters and it is also a snow capped mountain which is also a popular hiking spot in Tanzania with about 5 routes used for hiking to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro which is the Uhuru peak. The routes used for hikes on Mount Kilimanjaro include Marangu route, Machame route, Rongai route, Umbwe route, Lemosho route, and also Shira route, Explore Tanzania.
Tanzania also has different islands which include Pemba and Mafia and Zanzibar. Zanzibar island is the popular island for holidays during tours in Tanzania and it is known for its beautiful white sand beaches. There is a lot to do when in Zanzibar and the activities to do include visiting the Zanzibar beaches around the island such as Nungwi, Kendwa, Kizimkazi, Paje, Jambiani among others. When visiting the island, you can also engage in spice tours, swimming, diving, snorkeling, kite surfing, taking boat cruises on the Indian ocean, Stone town tours, visiting Prison island or Changuu island among others.
Activities that tourists engage in while in Tanzania include hiking, game drives, hot air balloon safaris, cultural tours, birding, nature walks, city tours. These activities can be carried out throughout the year. The best time for wildlife viewing is during the dry season from June to October when wildlife species are known to gather around waterholes to drink making them easy to see during safaris. Safaris can also be carried out during the rainy season or low season which is experienced from March to April and also around November.
Forms of transport used around Tanzania include Air transport, Rail transport, Road transport and water/maritime transport which ease access to Tanzania for tourist activities. The common transport means used during safaris around Tanzania is the road driving. Domestic and international flights are also used to access different destinations around the country.
The languages used in Tanzania include Swahili which is the commonly spoken language in Tanzania and is also used in other East African countries and other native languages. Swahili is also the national language of Tanzania. Tourists have no need to worry about failing to communicate with the local community around Tanzania as guides are available to interpret for the tourists as they adventure around Tanzania.
A trip to any destination is not complete without tasting the local cuisine and in Tanzania different hotels and restaurants serve these delicacies to the tourists. Tanzania has a diversity of cultures and there is a lot of food to taste from the different tribes in the country as well as international dishes. You can also have an experience of learning how to prepare the local dishes during a tour in Tanzania, Explore Tanzania.
For a successful visit to Tanzania, enjoy the hospitality that Tanzania has to offer at the many tourist accommodation facilities that provide safety, comfort and other quality services for maximum satisfaction of a tourist. There are luxury, midrange and budget accommodations found across the destinations in the country. Camping is also possible during tours around Tanzania which has both private and public campsites.
The currency in Tanzania is Tanzanian shillings and Tanzania is in a time zone GMT+3. Tanzania is the ideal getaway for a long needed vacation to relax and enjoy nature while exploring the wild during a safari or enjoying the breeze along the beaches.
Visit Tanzania and enjoy exploring the different parts of the country during a safari.