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Republic of Tanzania -
Experience Vitality in the Land of Peace!
is a large compact of land in Eastern Africa lying between the great
lakes namely Lake Victoria, Lake Tanganyika, Lake Nyasa and Indian
Ocean. Lying just South of the Equator Tanzania comprises of the
Mainland and the Island of Zanzibar. The nation has a population of
33.5 million, crosscutting a range of ethnic groups and different
nationalities from all corners of the world.
is in many ways still representing Authentic Africa. In an age when the
world is shrinking through globalisation and advanced technology,
whenever more resources are being depleted from the wild lands, there
remain a few areas that truly stir this imagination. Tanzania is
perhaps the last place left; having steadily defied man’s
the land and still offers safari of magic splendor in its ageless
landscape, a canvas of wildlife, wilderness and wonder.
is an undiscovered and barely touched unique travel destination in
Africa. It is a land of many wonders with unparalleled diversity of
fauna and flora. Significant features include Mount Kilimanjaro, the
highest permanently snow-capped mountain in Africa, the exotic Islands
of Zanzibar, the finest game sanctuaries of Serengeti, Tarangire, Lake
Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Ruaha, Mikumi, Selous and Mafia marine
park. The scenery, topography and very friendly people support the
growth of excellent cultural tourism, beach holidays, game hunting,
historical and archaeological ventures and some of the best wildlife
photographic safaris on the continent.
is the land of cloves, Tancafe, diamonds, gold, Makonde wood caving
artistry and spectacular Tingatinga paintings that evoke images of this
young, dynamic and thrusting nation.
December 9th, 1961 Tanganyika attained independence, and exactly a
year later the country became a Republic within the Commonwealth.
Zanzibar became independent on December 11th, 1963, but only a month
later a popular movement deposed the Sultan and brought into being a
name Tanzania – was coined from Tanganyika (former name for
Tanzania) and Zanzibar, to stand for the union of the two formerly
separate states. On April 26th 1964 the two sovereign states joined to
form the United Republic of Tanzania with the late Mwalimu Julius K.
Nyerere as first President and A. Karume Vice President.
Tanzania originally followed a socialistic system of government until
late 1970s when it shifted to multiparty democracy. Multipartyism was
created to provide a framework for further uniting the energies and
allegiances of people of many ethnic communities while allowing the
citizens to freely choose by whom they shall be governed.
has six major cities and towns: Dar Es Salaam, Arusha, Mbeya, Mwanza,
Zanzibar and Mtwara. These towns are major contributors to the
Tanzanian economy. Dodoma, which lies some 500 kilometres west of Dar
Es Salaam is the new capital of Tanzania. Dar Es Salaam is the largest
city, a seaport and a commercial center.
“HAVEN OF PEACE” formerly was the capital city of
Tanzania, but after moving the capital to Dodoma, the city remained as
the commercial centre. This is also the main Sea Port and the centre of
the Coastal Circuit. It lies astride the most beautiful harbour in
Africa and one of the most natural harbours in the world in which
ancient dhows sail among tankers and liners.
humble surroundings of a fishing village just over a century ago, Dar
Es Salaam is now a bustling city with a population of over three
million inhabitants. Besides the beach, Dar es Salaam has the following
interesting places to visit: The National Museum, Mnazi Mmoja Park,
Kariakoo Market, Nyumba ya Sanaa and Museum Village.
wonders of the world’s most recently discovered precious
gemstone – “Tanzanite”. At one thousand
times more rare that diamonds, Tanzanite – which ranges in
colour from rich royal blues to delicate hues of violet – is
the rarest gem of all! Found only in the foothills of the majestic
safari capital of Tanzania, a bustling, vibrant city and the major
urban center in the Northeastern part of Tanzania. Masai
morans/warriors in full regalia stroll the streets, mingling with
headquarters of the East African Community and a number of regional
headoffices including the Rwanda Genocide Tribunal. The curio markets
crammed between the Clock Tower and India Road are filled with high
quality crafts, and are far much cheaper than the curio shops outside
industry of the region is agriculture, with large vegetable and flower
producers sending high-quality produce to Europe. Small-scale
agriculture was badly hit by the coffee crisis of recent years and is
now largely subsistence farming. Arusha has several factories including
a brewery, tire and fiberboard plant, and pharmaceuticals. Tourism is
one of the principal industries, with the city playing host to numerous
safari companies, hotels and lodges.
notable districts are the Central Business Area, located by the
Clocktower, Sekei in the North-West which is largely residential with a
vibrant nightlife, Njiro, a rapidly-growing suburb in the South, and
Tengeru, a lively market-town in the East.
has a lively
music scene, notably Tanzanian hip hop, blending Maasai and Swahili
influences with western music, locally known as Bongo Flava.
omnibuses are the regular mode of transport. Arusha is served by
Kilimanjaro International Airport, some 60km East, approximately
half-way to Moshi. The airport provides international and domestic
flights. Arusha Airport is a small domestic airport in the West of the
city. There are no passenger train services to or from Arusha but there
are regular coaches (buses) to Dodoma and Dar Es Salaam
and Nairobi, Kenya.
Islands of Ungunja and Pemba, collectively known as Zanzibar are
loacted in the Indian ocean about two hours ferry ride from Dar es
Fishing and agriculture and tourism are the foundations of the local
economy. Cloves along with coconut products and spices are a major
export earner while tourism is the primary foreign exchange earner.
many residents of Zanzibar are Moslems, there is a significant
proportion of Christians, Hindus and people of other faiths.
Zanzibar experiences warm tropical climate, with high temperatures and
humidity all the year round.
is a tourist’s paradise, with lots of old architectural sites
to behold, warm quiet waters to swim, dive or snorkel in, wetland
ecosystems, spice farms, expansive and white sandy beaches and a most
friendly people. Among the Islands attractions are:
Zanzibar’s old town also known as Stone Town, features
important sights such as the House of Wonders; the Palace Museum
(People's Palace); Dr Livingstone's House; and the Arab Fort. Stone
town is also famous for its bustling market, winding alleyways,
ornately carved and studded doors.
is Africa’s home of spices and lots of spice farms and
gardens abound on this Island. Cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper and
many other spices are grown in the Island.
(welcome to) Tanzania!
covered by specially selected
local host families.
meals provided with prior request.