The Land of Kilimanjaro & Zanzibar
Tourist's sites in Tanzania are indeed God sent gifts. Visitors to Tanzania do not only encounter the overwhelming force of nature but also enjoy a serene contact with it.
They observe it and feel it at work in almost all the national parks and game reserves. Mountain climbers can also have a field training trying to reach the top of the highest mountain in Africa. For beach lovers, the palms on the sandy beaches of marking the western shores of the Indian Ocean do offer the peace and comfort for relaxation, while the Indian Ocean offers all sorts of opportunities ranging from swimming, angling, sailing and other water sports, as well as the opportunity to view its treasures, the colourful living and non-living resources. All this can be enjoyed in welcoming atmosphere of the friendly and hospitable Tanzanians.
Tanzania is proud to be the exclusive home of:
- THE KILIMANJARO: This is a snow-capped mountain, just south of the Equator. At 5895 meters above sea level, the Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest free standing in the world.
- THE SERENGETI: The Serengeti is a national park with millions of wild life living together. It is indeed a garden of nature. The nature of this national park provoked a remark from the famous Prof. Grzimek that "Serengeti shall never die".
- THE NGORONGORO CRATER: This is a World Heritage Site within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The Crater is the home of several species of wildlife. The famous Prof. Grzimek once observed that it was not possible to give a "fair description of the crater for, there is nothing with which to compare it". He concluded that the crater is one of the world wonders.
- THE OLDUVAI GORGE: This is a place where remains of the earliest human, the Nutcracker (Zinjathropus Boisei) were found by the Leakeys.
- THE SEALDUS GAME RESERVE: This game reserve is the largest in Africa and one of the largest in the world.
- ZANZIBAR: This is the spice island with abundant history, beautiful and white sandy beaches.
Tanzania is partly the owner of the following:
- LAKE VICTORIA: The largest lake in Africa and the second largest fresh water lake in the world. It is the source of the River Nile. 66% of the lake lies within Tanzanian territory.
- LAKE TANGANYIKA: The longest fresh water lake in the world and the second deepest. 41% of the lake lies within Tanzanian territory.
- LAKE NYASA: Lake Nyasa located in the Great Rift Valley lies between Malawi on the west and Tanzania and Mozambique on the east. It is about 500 km (about 310 mi) long and an average of about 48 km (about 30 mi) wide. An outlet of Lake Nyasa flows into the Zambezi River.