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One of the oldest known continuously-inhabited areas in the world, Tanzania is a republic located in East Africa between Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Congo (amongst other countries). The nation was born when Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged as one after achieving independence from British rule in the 1960s, and the resulting country has an area of more than 900,000 square kilometres. Within this sizable area is the tallest mountain in Africa and one of the highest peaks of the world - Mount Kilimanjaro -  as well as countless wildlife-filled safaris and game reserves, making Tanzania a treasure trove of natural wonders.

Tanzania’s coastline isn’t to be forgotten either - a tranquil, undiscovered gem, much of the country’s gorgeous white sand beaches and clear blue waters aren’t plagued by sunburnt tourists and offer a serene beach experience seldom found in other tropical hotspots. Its wildlife is something else, too - marine and aquatic flora and fauna are a-plenty just off the shore, making diving and snorkelling a magical experience. The wildlife even comes ashore for those who don’t want to get into the water - many of Tanzania’s beaches are nesting spots for sea turtles, who lay their eggs and bury them in the sand. If you’re lucky, you may witness the hatching of tiny baby turtles and their first voyage into the ocean.

Getting around

For those on a tight schedule, getting around Tanzania by plane is recommended as it is fast, affordable and relatively efficient. There are even domestic airlines that specially fly routes between popular tourist attractions such as safaris and the coastal region. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, inter-city buses are also available at extremely low rates. Do note that some buses are rather worn-down and can be overcrowded at peak hours.

What to see and do

No trip to Tanzania is complete without a visit to one of the country’s top attractions: the Serengeti National Park, the country’s oldest and most popular park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. An area jam-packed with wildlife, the Serengeti’s many inhabitants include African elephants, giraffes, leopards, lions, cheetahs, rhinoceroses, wildebeests and crocodiles amongst many others. Its most famous feature, though, is no doubt the annual wildebeest migration. A truly incredible natural spectacle, the migration involves a million massive wildebeests following the cycle of life and charging through a 1,000 kilometre marathon to the north through crocodile-infested waters, all for the chance to graze at fresher grounds.

Witness nature’s frenzy for survival with your own eyes - you can watch the spectacle from a hot air balloon, go on a game drive or brave a walking safari.

 

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