Location: Tanzania

History

Tanzania is located in Central East Africa with about 1,400 km of coastline along the lndian Ocean. lt is wellsituated geographically bordering Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. I t is the economic hub of East Africa providing natural access and commercial links to eight countries.

Shortly after achieving independence from Britain in the early 1960's,Tanganyka and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964.Lying just south of the equator, Tanzania is East Africa's largest country and an immensely rewarding place to visit.

Tanzania has world famous attractions; the plains of Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, multiple unique game parks and reserves, Mount Kilimanjaro(Africa's highest mountain) and Zanzibar, with its idyllic palm fringed beaches and historic Stones Town.

Yet there is a lot more to Tanzania than these obvious highlights.

Almost everywhere you go you will find interesting wildlife and inspiring landscapes, with over forty percent of the country protected. There are forest covered volcanic peaks to dusty savanna populated by elephants, antelopes, lions, leopards and cheetahs. Tanzania also contains Africa's second largest number of bird species (about 1500), the continent's largest mammal population and three quarters of East Africa's plant species (over 10,000).

Add to this the county's rich ethnic diversity, some superb hiking and other activities like snorkeling and diving, and you have the making of a holiday of a lifetime.

For all its natural diversity, Tanzania's best asset is its people, friendly, welcoming, unassumingly proud and yet reserved. You will be treated with uncommon warmth and courtesy where ever you go, and genuine friendships are easily made.