FIVE GOOD REASONS TO VISIT TANZANIA

1 Be Transformed by The Magic of Tanzania, A Country Of Amazing Beauty & Matchless Wonders

Tanzania has seven official World Heritage Sites. Teeming with diverse wildlife and a spectacular sight, Ngorongoro is the largest unbroken and unflooded volcanic caldera in the world.

Serengeti is the breathtaking outback venue of the annual migration of millions of wildebeest combined with an evolutionary trip to Olduvai Gorge, Laetoli and the Kondoa Rock Art Cave Sites takes you back to your human origins. Selous, Ruaha and Katavi are unspoiled remote wildernesses, home to thousands of elephants and bovines, and packs of rare African wild dogs and other diverse predators. Lake Tanganyika is among the most beautiful lakes in the world. Lake Manyara was a personal favorite of Ernest Hemingway. Climb the Kilimanjaro on an uphill strenuous stroll, the highest mountain in Africa, shining in the morning sun above a pedestal of cloud. Trek past its glaciers to the highest peak, or peer into the magma pits of the Mountain of God – Ol Doinyo Lengai by Lake Natron. Silver beaches and limpid seas set off the wonderful Swahili architecture of

Stone Town in Zanzibar, important as a significant trading port, a heady blend of cultures and focus of the abolition of slavery. Combine Zanzibar with a history trip to Bagamoyo or even Kilwa to see the ruins of Kisiwani and Songo Mnara. Thereafter, head off to the private island of Fanjove or Lazy Lagoon for an unadulterated beach escape. Find all the fascination of African travel in the inimitable richness of Tanzania.

2 Experiential Ecotourism & Cultural Experience

AfricanMecca believes that ecotourism changes the way visitors interact with the wilderness and local communities whilst on an ethnic holiday in Tanzania. Guests are encouraged to experience Tanzania cultural tours of local villages, farms, and sustainable projects such as Swala Camp’s beekeeping in Tarangire.

They join in Maasai marriage rituals and celebrations, as at Gibb’s farm near Ngorongoro. They work together at schools like St Jude in Arusha and orphanages like that supported by Rhotia Lodge. Accommodation is often on tribal Maasai land, like Shu'mata Camp in western Kilimanjaro, hosted by the friendly and dignified Maasai tribe. They give a truly authentic Tanzanian experiential safari experience. Chumbe Island off Zanzibar is a private, non-profit ecotourism project to protect its staggeringly beautiful coral garden.

Accommodation is built from natural materials. Food is fresh and locally produced. Guests can snorkel on the reef. Disposable income funds environmental education and other benefits for local people. Chumbe uses progressive solar, photovoltaic and recycling technology to preserve this unique coral island from un- natural degradation so that the marine tour wonders of Tanzania are maintained authentically, so that they will still be here for future generations.

3 Enjoy A Distinct Indian Ocean Beach Vacation On Zanzibar Island or On the Coast Of Tanzania

There can be no divine setting for a barefoot African beach holiday or honeymoon than the exotic spice island of Zanzibar. Endless miles of unspoiled white, sandy beaches backed by lush tropical forests are lapped by the limpid azure waters of the tepid Indian Ocean.

Dive at the Mnemba coral atoll alive with jeweled fish, turtles and dolphins or snorkel at the pristine Chumbe Island Coral Park. Sail the sparkling deep seas of Pemba and Mafia, or pit yourself against hard-fighting game fish in the Nungwi waters. The entire seaboard coast of Tanzania is a feast for the senses. Dine on the succulent fruits of the sea or sample the rare and tasty shoki-shoki (rambutan), fenesi (jackfruit) and 22 varieties of bananas.

Refresh yourself with the clear madafu juice of young coconuts. Appreciate the lissome grace of the Zanzibaris and the liquid sounds of their Taarab Swahili music. Indulge in a luxury, private and rustic-chic retreat on the mainland south coast of Dar es Salaam, such as Ras Kutani, an ultimate spot for AfricanMecca seaside lovers who simply want to relax in an exotic Shangri-La rich with history and romance.

4  Relive Evolution & Primal History

In Olduvai Gorge near Ngorongoro, the Leakeys found primitive tools and fossilized bones

of the earliest men, and footprints over 3.5 million years old at Laetoli. 10,000 years ago,

the people of Tanzania were Khoisan hunter and gatherers, joined 5,000 years ago by Cushitic farmers. 2,000 years ago, Bantu tribes brought their iron-working abilities. Their rock paintings can be seen at Kola, southwest of Tarangire. Greek, Roman and Persian spice and ivory trading centers along the East Coast were later taken over by Arab slavers. Stone Town in Zanzibar, where slave prisons can still be seen, encapsulates all these influences.

In this heady mix, Swahili civilization flourished from Unguja to Kilwa until Portugal, Belgium, Germany and Britain negotiated colonial rights in the 1800-1900’s. Big game hunters from Frederick Selous, Richard John Cuninghame, Leslie Tarlton to Theodore Roosevelt fashioned the foundations of African expedition safaris that has evolved primarily into sustainable photo safaris, and European explorers like Livingstone, Burton and Speke searched for the source of the Nile by ending up in Lake Victoria. The missionary, David Livingstone, was also found in Ujiji near Kigoma by Lake Tanganyika by journalist Stanley, whose famous greeting,

“Dr. Livingstone, I presume”, was probably as fabricated as Queen Victoria’s supposed gift of Mount Kilimanjaro to her German nephew. Follow their Tanzania primeval adventure and review the evidence.

5  A tranquil vacation in the wilds of Tanzania offers the ultimate escape from the stress of modern life.

You can return to the simplicity of the wilderness, surrounded by the vast skies and endless plains of the Serengeti, or the seclusion of a river camp in Selous by the miombo woodlands. Sleep under the stars on fly camping treks in remote Katavi or Ruaha, or return to the opulent self-indulgence of a Hemingway-style safari with every luxury and personal service in Tarangire. Sing and dance with the joyful Maasai tribe in Ngorongoro.

SOURCE- UPENDO EVENTS

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About Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez

Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez is an International Award Winner, Published Author & Poet, Broadcast Journalist, MC and Youth Empowerment Consultant . He is also The CEO of AFRICA4U and The Founder of Africans in The Diaspora People also see him as a Cultural and Social entrepreneur, which means he is skilled in working with many different communities, bringing people together in successful focused events. Tony has organised many cultural events …involving both BME and mainstream communities. He is skilled in hosting events that reinforce community cohesion and bringing different kinds of people together. He has organised events in The UK, The U.S.A, Holland, Germany, Eastern Europe and Nigeria and has visited over 18 European Countries. Tony has also organised The Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for three years in a row (2013,2014 and 2015). He continues to promote the true life and success stories of Africans in Europe and Africans around the world and has organised several small scale literary and awards initiatives aimed at empowering young people. He has also spent time as an International broadcaster and was The Producer and Presenter for AFRICA4U International Radio Talk Show at Reading4u Radio Station for nearly three years. Tony has interviewed high profile Members of Parliament, Distinguished celebrities and some of Africas best musicians including Ivonne Chaka Chaka and Kanda Bongoman. He has also been a guest on BBC Radio on numerous occasions to discuss the community cohesion events he organises at UK House of Parliament and also to recite some of his published work in memory of Nelson Mandela, 50 Years Anniversary of The race relations act and major community issues. Tony has also a Guest on popular Radio stations in Nigeria and The States In the last few years he has been very passionate about Youth empowerment, community cohesion and cultural intelligence. Tony was born in South London and has lived in several parts of England and Nigeria . He started writing at the tender age of nine, a habit he expressed with creative enthusiasm. Tony writes Poetry, short stories and proverbs on personal development. He is currently working on his 4th book which will also be his first novel. He is also into Public Speaking at Special events and Social functions and is a Mentor for young people in the UK Community. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Lagos, Nigeria in English and World Literature. He later went on to attain a teaching qualification at The Frances King International Training Institute, South Kensington London, it was here he studied Teaching English as a Foreign Language. He also studied Web Design at The City University in London. He published his first book in June 1999 called “The Beauty in the Dark” (A Collection of Poetry which received critical acclamation in many circles around the world). .Tony’s aim in life is to inspire the young generation and to encourage the youth to make the very best of their dreams and aspirations,. He published a 2nd book in June 2009 called ” The Sound of Running Water” – A Family gift book of proverbs and quotations on Personal Development and Positive Thinking . In December 2009, he published his 3rd book called “One Moment of Peace”.- A collection of Poetry inspired by personal experiences and spiritual growth. Besides the fact that the Artist has won International online awards, he is mostly inspired by Life experience, love, music and cultural awareness. He was Resident Poet at the 5th London Poetry Festival in 2009 and has been a guest on BBC Radio on very many occassions including The famous Anne Diamond Show. He has also been a guest on a few SKY TV stations and several International Radio Stations around The World On Wednesday the 30th of October 2013, Tony Tokunbo Fernandez organised his biggest event ever- The Black History Month Celebration at the House of Parliament. The Special Guest on the day was The Minister for Sports and Equalities MP Helen Grant and Key Community Ambassadors in The Black Community
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