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