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Tanzania Trekking - Mount Kilimanjaro

Image - Marangu Route Mount Kilimanjaro There are several routes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro but the most commonly used are Marangu, Machame and Shira Plateau. The most popular is the Marangu route which is described below along with the other routes. Marangu Route Gillman's point in Marangu route This is the most popular and easiest way to the summit. The trail has...

Tanzania Trekking - Mount Meru

Image - Mount Meru Mount Meru Mount Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,565 m. and the fifth highest in Africa. It is best to allow three days for climbing Meru since it involves a 3,500 m altitude trek. Advance permission from the park warden at Momela Gate must be granted before the ascent and it is necessary to take your own food and supplies....

Tanzania Trekking - Usambara Mountains

Image - Usambara Mountains Usambara Mountains The Usambara Mountains are situated in the North Eastern part of Tanzania between Mount Kilimanjaro and the Indian Ocean. The mountains rise up steeply from the surrounding plains and can only be entered via a few roads. The only tarmac road in the area winds along a small river to Soni and Lushoto, the largest towns in the area...

Gombe National Park

Image - Gombe National Park THE Gombe Stream National Park in the northwest is the smallest park in Tanzania covering only 52 sq. km, but it offers visitors the rare chance to see chimpanzees in their natural habitat. The park is a thin strip of forest on the shores of Lake Tanganyika and is accessed by boat from Kigoma, 16 km away depending on the type of boat. The journey...

Travel in Tanzania

Image - Travel in Tanzania Chimpanzees in Tanzania Studies done by Jane Goodhall on Chimpanzees in Gombe National Park show that they use tools and therefore have rational thinking. You see them fighting, threatening, greeting, kissing, patting and grooming. Chimpanzees in Gombe have dissimilarities with those in Katavi National Park in terms of behaviour and personalities...

Tanzania Travel Facts

Natural Features: The Coastal Steppes in North and high plateau in the South; savanna and bush cover half of the country and semi arid desert accounts for the remaining land area while volcanic highlands can be seen on the north east and south west of the country. These include Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free...

Mafia Island Dive Sites

With the Chole Bay area protected as a marine park the highlight of these sites is Kinasi Pass Wall, but in general Mafia offers superb diving and snorkelling opportunities. Summary With the Chole Bay area protected as a marine park the highlight of these sites is Kinasi Pass Wall, but in general Mafia offers superb diving and snorkelling...

Dar Es Salaam Dive Sites

Dar es Salaam Most of the dive sites in Dar es Salaam are located to the north of the city with a concentration of sites off Bahari Beach. The reefs are in good condition and there are several wrecks to visit. When to go Whilst the protected West side offers good diving year round the best months are October and November. Experience There are...

Zanzibar Dive Sites

Image - Zanzibar Dive Sites Diving is becoming more popular in Zanzibar as the word spreads of the excellent sites on offer. The water is shallower and calmer than at Pemba and visibility is good. At present most of the sites are on the West side of the island and the East is largely unexplored. When to go Whilst the protected West side offers good diving year round the best...

Pemba Dive Sites

Image - Pemba Dive Sites Pemba offers superb diving opportunities with unspoilt coral gardens and a vast array of marine life. At present only the West and South coasts have been explored and all the sites mentioned are in these areas. While most diving is from live-aboard boats, it is also possible to make exciting shore dives Experience Pemba is best suited to the...

Marine Parks of Tanzania

Image - Marine Parks of Tanzania Tanzania has recently taken seriously its conservation in Marine areas and hence Chumbe Island, one of the Islands in Zanzibar, was gazetted in 1997 as the only privately run Marine Park in the world. Tanzania is renowned for its terrestrial wild life, in the well-managed National Parks, game and forest reserves. Names like Serengeti, Ngorongoro,...

Historical Sites In Tanzania

Image - Historical Sites In Tanzania Kaole Ruins kaole ruins The Kaole ruins, (3miles) south of Bagamoyo, are worth visiting. The caretaker has worked at the site since the excavations were undertaken in the late 1950s and has a wealth of enthusiasm and knowledge to share. Twenty-two graves featuring intricate designs, as well as a mosque dating from the 13th to the 15th centuries,...

Transport in Tanzania

The concentration of Tanzania's population on the periphery of the country, leaving the central part relatively sparsely sparsely populated, poses considerable problems in transport and communications. The Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (Tazara) rail line rod the Tanzania-Zambia highway, designed to provide an alternative sea outlet to...

Tanzania Investment

Tanzania: 1990's Privatisation The privatisation programme continued with the announcement in July that the major exports earner, sisal would be privatised. Plans for electricity privatisation were also announced. Air Tanzania announced that it would start scheduled flights to Johannesburg, South Africa from December. ATC was suffering from...

Rubondo Island National Park

Image - Rubondo Island National Park Rubondo Island is located in the south-western corner of Lake Victoria, Tanzania. Rubondo Island is about 150 km (95 miles) west of Mwanza. The main island, Rubondo (2o 18’ S, 31o 50’ E) is 237 km2 in size. The island protects another 11 islets, none much larger than 2 km2. These 10 islands form the Rubondo Island National Park covering a total...