TANZANIA ~ 'Home of the Serengeti'...
Tanzania - The land of safaris…
Witness the plains of Serengeti National Park come alive before your eyes, stand on the top of Africa - Mount Kilimanjaro...
Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain & offshore lie the tropical islands & white sandy beach havens of Zanzibar, whale sharks and dazzling coral reefs...
Magical, mystical, wondrous, abundant with life & diverse, Tanzania, almost supernatural…
Currency: Tanzanian shilling
Population: 49.25 million
Official languages: Swahili, English
Kilimanjaro National Park is a Tanzanian national park, located near the city of Moshi about 300 kilometers south of the equator. It is the highest mountain in Africa, and rises approximately 4,900 m (16,000 ft).
Mount Kilimanjaro is a large stratovolcano and is composed of three distinct volcanic cones "Kibo - the highest", "Mawenzi", and "Shira”- the lowest"… Kilimanjaro is classified as dormant, not extinct.
The mountain is a major climbing destination for approximately 30,000 annual climbers of which three-quarters reach the summit....
Rare on Kilimanjaro are the large animals and are more frequent in the forests and lower parts of the mountain.
SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Serengeti National Park
World famous for its annual migration of over 1.5 million thunderous wildebeest, incredible scenery & wondrous wilderness, the Serengeti National Park offers around 14,750 square kilometers of grasslands, savanna, riverine forest and woodlands. The park lies on the Kenyan border & runs continuously along with the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The Kenyan part of the Serengeti is known as Maasai Mara.
The park is divided into 3 areas:
The Serengeti plains where huge numbers of ‘hoofed’ animals such as the wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, impala, waterbuck, buffalo and others gather & roam along the vast grasslands (especially during the wet season)
The Western corridor is home to Nile crocodiles, hippopotamus, monkeys and eagles.
The Northern Serengeti is a landscape of open woodlands and hills & is the best place to spot thousands of African bush elephants & giraffes...
The Serengeti is a world of its own which assumes the largest mammal migration on the planet; approximately 70 large mammal and 500 bird species are found within it.
The Serengeti is also home to the largest population of lions in Africa & multiple species whom thrive in this ecosystem abundant with prey…
Located 180 km west of Arusha, (in the Crater Highlands area) of Tanzania, lies the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The area is named after Ngorongoro Crater, the largest un-flooded and unbroken volcanic caldera in the world. It's 610 meters deep and its floor covers 260 square kilometers of open grasslands with 2 forested areas…
The conservation area is home to around 25,000 large animals…
SELOUS GAME RESERVE
Selous Game Reserve
Located in Southern Tanzania, the Selous Game Reserve encompasses a total area of about 54,600 square kilometers of one of the largest faunal reserves of the world.
Some of the usual animals on the reserve include large numbers of African bush elephants, black rhinos, hippopotamus, Maasai lions, wild dogs, cheetahs, cape buffaloes, giraffes and crocodiles.
Interesting places in the park include the Rufiji River (popular for scenic boat trips), which flows into the Indian Ocean opposite Mafia Island and the Stiegler Gorge (an impressive canyon 100 meters deep and 100 meters wide...
BEACHES OF ZANZIBAR
Beaches of Zanzibar
Zanzibar is a part of Tanzania in East Africa & is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25–50 kilometers off the coast of the mainland.
It's comprised of many small islands with white sandy beaches, turquoise waters surrounded by pristine coral reefs and two larger islands: Unguja (the main island & known as Zanzibar) and Pemba where you will find a perfect slice of African paradise…
Mafia Island Archipelago
The stretch of water between the deltas of the Rufiji River and the island is called Mafia Channel. The 294 square kilometer Mafia archipelago consists of one large island and several smaller ones.
If you are looking for an unspoiled beach retreat, it is here you will find the perfect destination 'away from it all' to immerse yourself in the snorkeling & diving though sparkling crystal clear waters, coral gardens & protected reefs!
Page References: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanzania / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Kilimanjaro / http://www.livescience.com/23421-kilimanjaro.html / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serengeti / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serengeti_National_Park / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ngorongoro_Conservation_Area / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selous_Game_Reserve / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zanzibar / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mafia_Island