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Capital of Tanzania - Arusha
Unlike several other countries in Africa, Tanzania is not plagued by any strife. One of the poorest nations in the world, Tanzania came into being thanks to the merger of Tanganyika and Zanzibar in 1964. These two entities were former colonies of Britain.
Located in the Eastern Africa, Tanzania shares its border with the Indian Ocean and the countries of Zambia, Rwanda, Kenya, Burundi, Congo, Malawi, Uganda and Mozambique. The country has a coastline of 1,424 km. Its climate varies from temperate in highlands to tropical along coast. Tanzania is home to the Mount Kilimanjaro the highest point in Africa.
Known as the safari capital of the North Tanzania, Arusha is used by the visitors as a jumping-off point to the national parks (Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire, and Lake Manyara) that make up the Northern Circuit. The major highlight of Arusha is the Arusha National Park which is the natural habitat of giraffe, black and white colobus monkeys, zebra and buffalo. Spread over a small area of 137 sq km, Arusha National Park is 2 hours away from Tarangire National Park which is also full of game.
Lake Duluti Forest Reserve is another wildlife sanctuary that is rich in avian population and home to more than hundred species of birds including the majestic Fish eagle.
The National History Museum and Arusha Declaration Museum are the two museums located in Arusha. While the former is located in the German Boma, the oldest colonial building in the city, Arusha Declaration Museum has a collection of art, archaeological and ethnological exhibits and history specimens of Tanzania.
The two big mountains, Kilimanjaro and Meru are also easily accessible from Arusha.
Dar es Salaam
Once the capital of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam ranks as the country’s largest city and its financial hub. This exotic port city is the convenient base to explore the attractions that constitute the southern circuit.
History weighs heavily on Stone Town, located in the island of Zanzibar. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002, Stone Town is home to many mosques and Hindu temples. A fascinating blend of Arab, Indian and African influences, Stone Town was founded in the 16th century as a Portuguese trading post and offers the tourists an array of beautiful beaches and spectacular coral reefs.
50 km north of Zanzibar, Pemba is another island in the Zanzibar Archipelago. Easily accessible from Kenya the island contains some spectacular setting against a backdrop of crystal clear blue waters of the Indian Sea.
Travel to Tanzania
Whether you come to appreciate the verdant peaks of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, marvel at the fables land of Zanzibar, explore the wildlife or release your adventure pursuits such as swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, Tanzania will definitely impress you.
Tanzania, the largest country in East Africa, boasts some 15 National Parks and 32 game reserves including the Selous, the world’s largest game reserve. Home to highest mountain in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro, the country is visited by the people for its seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Serengeti National Park and the world famous Ngorongoro Crater are added attractions. Its people are warm and friendly.
An UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ngorongoro Crater is often referred to as “The Eighth Wonder of the World”.
Selous Game Reserve
Occupying an extensive area of 55,000 square km, the Selous Game Reserve is the largest in Africa and larger than the area of Switzerland. The reserve is home to largest wildebeest migration in the world as well as 25% of Africa’s wild dog population.
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the ultimate delight for wildlife lovers.