Why Choose Tanzania Safari Over Other African Destinations
A Tanzania safari is for many a trip of a lifetime. But how does one choose Tanzania over other African countries for safari? What sets the Tanzania safari apart from other countries like South Africa, Kenya or others?
Tanzania is the 13th largest country in Africa. It is located in the southeastern quadrant of Africa and is bordered by the Indian Ocean to the East, Kenya to the north and Mozambique to the south within a region of countries know as East African. Tanzania is home to 3 of the 7 natural wonders of Africa: Mount Kilimanjaro – the tallest peak in Africa and tallest free-standing mountain the world, The Great Wildebeest Migration on the Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater – the biggest intact volcanic caldera in the world, as well as the Nile River (one of the other 7 wonders) which courses through part of the country.
Tanzania is a fantastic country for tourism – in fact, tourism makes up a considerable portion of the country’s economy. Conservation is considered very vital, with 38% of its landmass designated as protected in the form of national parks and reserves. Tanzania home to these many natural wonders, where one can experience unparalleled wildlife safari. In addition, we boast world-class mountain climbing and Tanzania is home to endless beaches along the shores of the Indian Ocean. The white sand beaches of Zanzibar provide a luxurious and relaxing retreat. And Zanzibar provides a rich history of trade within this region – gold, ivory, spices and the slave trade.
Tanzanians are a warm, welcoming and generous people. In visiting the country, many people speak some degree of English, although Swahili as well many native dialects are the main language of the locals. The country is generally safe for foreigners, particularly when traveling in groups with tour companies. Because of it’s location, it is recommended that your talk to your health care provider about recommended vaccinations and anti-malarial prophylaxis prior to travel to reduce risk for illness during your trip.