ALTHOUGH Tanzania is largely renowned as a world class wildlife destination, there is so much more the country affords—from protected marine reserves to ancient sites of historical significance.
Pristine beaches and turquoise waters make for a stunning and unique contrast to golden grasslands and gamefilled plains, setting Tanzania up as the perfect location for a surf-and-turf kind of break.
Tanzania is known as one of Africa’s safest and friendliest countries, especially when you go on an organized safari. About a million tourists visit Tanzania every year and most of them do not face any incidents.
Tanzanian people are known for their hospitality. They are very friendly and helpful. If you walk on the street local people can come to you for a chat or trying to sell some of their wares.
If you just tell them friendly you are not interested they will leave you alone. When in Tanzania ask about Lake Manyara, whose two thirds of National Park are covered by waters of the same name.
Home to thousands of flamingos and other diverse wildlife, the serene and picturesque lake is ideal for bird watching and canoe safaris. Ask about the Big Five. Undeniably one of Tanzania’s most popular attractions, the Big Five consist of the lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard and rhino.
Almost all of these are easy to spot in any one of the country’s amazing wildlife parks and reserves. Talk of the Prison Island, once an outback for convicted prisoners, today Prison Island, also known as Changuu Island, is most visited for its resident colony of Giant Aldabra tortoise, an endangered species that arrived in Zanzibar as a gift from the government of the Seychelles.