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Southern Sky Adventures: Tanzania

Serengeti Safari, Ngorongoro Crater, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar… the names roll off the tongue like a roster call of Africa’s most alluring destinations, all packed into one country. Seven times larger than England and a little larger than Texas, Tanzania is a land of contrasts and majesty, and the largest of the Eastern African Countries (Kenya and Uganda).Located in central East Africa, it is bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north, Rwanda,Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, and Zambia, Malawj and Mozambique to the south. The country’s eastern borders lie on the Indian Ocean.

With more land devoted to national parks and game reserves than any other wildlife destination in the world, Tanzania evokes the best Africa has to offer — wonder, adventure, challenge and relaxation — which is why millions of visitors from around the globe travel to Tanzania every year to visit its famous and world-renowned destinations. Lake Victoria, Lake Manyara and Lake Tanganyika are immense bodies of water and strong draws for tourists.

Those who want to say they’ve been to the roof of Africa — the highest and largest freestanding mountain in the world — can climb to the snow-capped summit of the “Natural Wonder of The World,” Mount Kilimanjaro. In addition, Tanzania prides itself on the huge numbers of wildlife spread all over the country and each of these wildlife display their own characteristics particular to the
ecosystem. With Tanzania’s national park and game reserves remotely located in places such as Selous and Mahale Mountains, visitors have the opportunity to view one of Africa’s few resources preserved by nature and almost untouched by mankind. Tanzania is home to the world renowned Serengeti National Park and its annual wildebeest migration.

Tanzania’s offers an underwater paradise for marine enthusiasts visiting Pemba, Mafia and Zanzibar with many interesting reefs featuring shallow rocky areas that suddenly drop off into deep, vertiginous crevasses. Tanzania’s varying tribes and cultures provides an excellent opportunity for guests to encounter other ways of life, rites and rituals. Last but far from least, Tanzania’s multiple Indian Ocean Islands provides visitors the opportunity to select their beach spot just the way they prefer it. From its safaris and national parks to its little-known but spectacular Swahili ruins on the southern coast to the hunter gatherer tribes of the northern highlands, Tanzania truly offers something for everyone.


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