Tanzania Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 66%, Tanzania has perhaps the best - and most famous - national parks in all of Africa. The list of parks reads like the National Geographic hall of fame with the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Lake Tanganyika topping the list. But no one should forget the immortal snows of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the rooftop of Africa. As a non-technical climb, the summit can be reached if you can gather the courage to make the grueling 5-day trek. Then after you've pushed yourself to the absolute limit, the exotic "Spice Island" of Zanzibar awaits, where you can lounge in the sun and explore the winding labyrinthine streets that makes up its capital of Stone Town. When you come back, why not try your hand at catching the Nile perch in Lake Victoria? Some can grow to 1.8 meters (~ 6 ft) and weight up to 140 kg! (~ 309 lbs) And if you're a history buff, Tanzania is perhaps the "holy grail" for fossil remains. As one of the oldest known inhabited areas on Earth, human fossil remains dating back two million years have been found here. Tanzania is the Africa of travel brochures and travel fantasies, and draws thousands of PlanetHoppers! every year. So, if you're looking for a place that will transform dreams into reality, Tanzania is a virtual must for any trip to the continent.
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Spend a day - or more if possible - exploring the wonders of the Ngorongoro Crater, a large, volcanic crater located in northwestern Tanzania. This amazing reserve is like a world unto itself where, season after season, generati....
Visit the unique and somewhat surreal Island of Zanzibar. Known widely as the "Spice Island", Zanzibar lies off the east cost of Tanzania and was the focal point of African trade for centuries. Even today, the very name "Zanzib....
Get a front row seat for the annual migration of over one and a half million wildebeests though Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, one of the most famous of all African game reserves. The Serengeti ecosystem is one of the oldes....
Lace up your hiking boots for the assault on Africa's highest mountain - Mt. Kilimanjaro. Each year over 20,000 people begin the grueling 5-day climb in the hope of reaching Uhuru Peak, the summit at 5,947 meters (19,866 ft). ....
|Coordinates:||6 00 S, 35 00 E|
|Main Languages:||English, Swahili|
|Capital:||Dar es Salaam|
|Currency:||Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)|
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- Location: Tanzania