Today I would like to explain a little bit about my lovely nation Tanzania, a nation that is seemed by the world to be among the peaceful nations. A nation that is full natural wealth and lovely people.
Karibu sana means warmly welcome in Swahili. And there is no better place to enjoy an enriching cultural and wildlife experience than Tanzania.
The magical names trip of the tongue – Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge, Selous, the Serengeti and exotic Zanzibar. In the year 2009, Oludvai Gorge celebrated the Golden Anniversary of the discovery, 50 years ago, of Zinjanthropus boisei or “nutcracker man”.
Tanzania’s new and enlarged national parks mean it is now the only country in the world to protect more than 25% of its land so game viewing experiences are widely regarded as the best in Africa.
It is the place to see seemingly endless herds of wild beast and zebra trekking across the plains on their annual migration – followed by the predatory lions, leopard, cheetah and hyena.
It is elephant country, boasting some of the largest populations in the world. While at Gombe and Mahale Mountains National Parks, it is home to groups of chimpanzees now so rarely seen in the wild. Both the Tanzania mainland and, of course, Zanzibar boast beautiful beaches – hundreds of miles of palm-fringed sands overlooking the Indian Ocean.
Its cities are relaxed and friendly. Its huge lakes, Victoria, Tanganyika and Nyasa, are bountiful with fish. Its mountains are massive and mysterious and include Mount Meru, Ol Doinyo Lengai and the Usambaras in addition, of course, to Mount Kilimanjaro – the ‘Roof of Africa’ and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. Yet this, the largest country in East Africa, is untouched by the holiday making hordes of mass tourism.
It was in Tanzania that Stanley uttered those famous words – “ Dr. Livingstone I presume” – when he tracked down the Scottish missionary and explorer after a long trek into the interior.
Indeed Tanzania was a magnet for several Victorian explorers who made epic journeys of discovery in search of the source of the Nile. Today’s visitors are able to explore the largest country in East Africa, and see its remarkable seven UNESCO World Heritage sites, with none of the hardship but all of the adventure of those early pioneers.
I know there are people whose won’t let a pass without travelling during their holidays. summer vacations etc.… Think about this nation you will never regret of visiting Tanzania. Again I say Karibu sana Tanzania.
If you want to say Thank you in Tanzania we say “Asante”
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