Tanzania is a country of striking differences – geographically, ecologically, historically and culturally. Nestled between the Indian Ocean and Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania has more to offer than most African countries. It has incredible natural beauty. Our Safari Programs will present you a range of Tourist Products.
The country has probably Africa’s most scenic features in its vast plains and plateaus, precipitous forested mountains and its great lakes and rivers. Steep side scarps, rift valleys and gorges caused by faulting of the earth’s crust and by numerous volcanic mountains, break the plateaus and plains, quite different from the typical monotonous type of the interior of much of Africa.
With snow capped Kilimanjaro roofing Africa, Lakes Victoria, Nyasa and Tanganyika – Africa’s greatest lakes bounding the country; the Serengeti plains, Selous Wildlife Reserve teeming with Africa’s largest herds of wild animals, and with the world’s largest intact crater – Ngorongoro, nia is no doubt Africa’s land of superlatives. The product mix also includes sensational islands, a diverse of culture, historical monuments, and archaeological sites, not forgetting the 3s – sun, sea and sand of course.
Tanzania, lying just below the Equator, is bounded to the north by Kenya and Uganda; to the west by the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Burundi; to the southwest by Zambia; and to the south by Malawi and Mozambique. To be precise, Tanzania lies between latitudes 1º 00´ and 11º 00´S andbetween longitudes 30º 00´ and 40º 00´E.Its area is 939,701 sq. km. making it almost the size of France, Belgium and Germany combined or slightly over two times the size of Sweden.
Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia, embraced by the azure Indian Ocean, are the country’s largest offshore tropical islands. They have a generally subdued relief and Zanzibar rises to just 134 meters and Pemba 116 meters above sea level. Extensive coral growth occurs around the islands and is fringed by sweeping sandy beaches.
On the other hand, the Indian Ocean bounds the entire eastern frontier of Tanzania Mainland, and forms an 800 km of palm-fringed coastline. The indefinite coast has sweeping beaches, which are only interrupted by the riverine flood plains and the deeply incised inlets that form Tanzania’s natural harbours. The well sheltered harbours of Dar es Salaam, Mtwara and Tanga are among the most beautiful natural harbours in Africa.
Climatically, Tanzania is divided into three zones namely, the North Coastal Belt; an area about 160 kilometers wide extending from Dar es Salaam northwards to the Kenyan border. The second is the Lake Area, an area within approximately 80 kilometers of the shores of Lake Victoria. The last zone is the Interior Plateau which constitutes the remainder of the country.
The romance of the Travel and Tourism Industry in Tanzania begins in Arusha-the Geneva of Africa. Lying at the foot of Mount Meru, Arusha, whose Clock Tower lies exactly halfway between Cairo and the Cape of Good Hope, is the popular starting point for safaris in the country. Missionaries, traders, international aid organizations, the African Court, tour operators and hotels of international standards, are all present in this tourist city. Friends of people of Tanzania and Arusha in particular and even refugees from Africa have discovered the peace prevailing in the country and have been blended into the rhythm of its present society, and admittedly, they want to stay here permanently.