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Regions in Tanzania : Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, Iringa, Kigoma, Kilimanjaro, Lindi, Mara, Mbeya, Morogoro, Mtwara, Mwanza, Pemba North, Pemba South, Pwani, Rukwa, Ruvuma, Shinyanga, Singida, Tabora, Tanga, Zanzibar Central/South, Zanzibar North, Zanzibar Urban/West, Ziwa Magharibi

Arusha, Bagamoyo, Kaole, Kilwa, Ngorongoro, Mwanza, Pangani, Saadani, Tanga, Ujiji Kigoma,

Amani Nature Forest, Amboni Caves, Ismila Mwilongo, Lake Nyasa, Maasai People, Ngorongoro Crater, Selous, Serengeti National Park

Capital City of Tanzania : Dodoma.

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Hotels Tanzania / Lodges

Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.


  Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
At the eastern edge of the Serengeti, the nearly three-million-year old caldera of the once-volcanic Ngorongoro shelters the most beautiful wildlife haven left on earth. Perched on the edge of the ancient crater rim, the splendid Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is a magnificent return to the noble elegance of the travelling colonials

National Parks / Game Reserves

  Arusha Ngurdoto Crater National Park
  Biharamulo  -  gr = game reserve
  Burigi  -  gr
  Gombe Stream National Park
Made famous by Dr. Jane Goodall and her extensive study of chimpanzees, this small national park in the north-west of Tanzania offers visitors the rare opportunity to observe the chimpanzees. A number of monkey species can also be seen including red colobus, red-tail and blue monkeys. The park is safe for walking and offers rewarding sightings for bird watchers.
  Jozani Forest  -  gr
  Kagera Kigoma Game Reserves
Located in the Kagera and Kigoma Regions which border on to Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo. The habitats within the reserves are diverse ranging from extensive wetlands in southern Moyowosi and along the Kagera River to extensive Acacia savannas, the northernmost miombo woodlands and dry montane forest. A few large lakes are included. Important populations of shoebill storks, sitatunga, sable and roan antelope are found here. Elephants still migrate between Moyowosi and Burigi Game Reserves
  Katavi National Park
Situated in Mpanda District in Rukwa Region in the west of Tanzania close to the Lake Tanganyika. About 60 % of the district's area of 47.527 is under natural resources management in form of forest reserves, game reserves and a national park. The national park contains the seasonal lakes Katavi and Chada and the floodplains of Kavu River in the Great Rift Valley. It ascends to its eastern escarpment showing a high diversity of landscapes, wildlife and vegetation. The game reserve extends from the eastern escarpment to the hilly central plateau and includes the northern part of Lake Rukwa.
Kilimanjaro National Park
  Kilombero  -  gr
  Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara National Park is situated on the western slopes of the Rift Valley with the Lake spanning a total of 390sq. kms, two thirds of the total park area.
From the top of the escarpment where most lodges are situated, there is a magnificent view of the lake and the surrounding National Park. It is often possible to spot herds of buffalo and elephant from the lodges
  Lukwika Lumesule  -  gr
  Mahale Mountains National Park
  Mkomazi  -  gr
  Mikumi National Park
  Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  Pangavini Marine Resort  -  gr
  Pugu/Kazimzumbwi - gr
  Ruaha National Park
  Rumanyika Urugundu  -  gr
  Selous Game Reserve
The largest game reserve in Africa. Within its borders, the landscape changes from savannah and grassland plains to woodland and rocky massifs. The Rufiji River and its subordinates, the Kilombereo and Luwegu, dominate the Selous forming a river system with the largest catchment area in East Africa.
This is the place to see stunning concentrations of elephant, buffalo, rhino, hippo and crocodile. Plains animals abound with zebra, impala, wildebeest, hartebeest, sable antelope, eland, waterbuck, warthog and the unique Nyasa white-faced wildebeest. Other treats to see are Sharpe's grysbock, sassaby and flying squirrel plus over 350 bird species.
  Serengeti Park
The Serengeti region encompasses the Serengeti National Park itself, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Maswa Game Reserve, the Loliondo, Grumeti and Ikorongo Controlled Areas and the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Over 90,000 tourists visit the Park each year.
  Tarangire National Park

Travel Agents / Tour Operators / Tanzania Specialist

  Sherpa Expeditions
Walking holidays in Tanzania.  
Holidays from dozens of leading specialist tour companies and accommodations who are passionate about conserving Africa's wildlife and benefiting its people.

  British Airways
Get up close and personal with big game in Tanzania's wildlife-packed National Parks or climb Africa's highest peak - snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro. Laze on a white sand beach fringed with palm trees and dive and snorkel in the warm, turquoise Indian Ocean waters. Stop at a village to try mbege (home-brewed beer made with bananas). If you prefer urban exploration visit Dar es Salaam or the new capital, Dodoma. The magic of historic Zanzibar and the other 'spice islands' is just a short hop away.

  G Adventures
*   Tanzania Safari Experience
As the home of Olduvai Gorge, the world's most treasured paleontological site, it's safe to say humans have been coming to Tanzania forever. So, where've you been? Seamlessly blending out-there access with stylish comfort, this trip brings you close to wonders like Lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro Crater, the plains of Serengeti and the 'Big 5' before returning you to a cozy safari lodge or comfort-minded tented camp. True, it's not exactly the way homo erectus did it, but that's what evolution is all about, no?

Kuoni  -   Safaris
A variety of safaris, providing the best way to observe the abundant scenery and wildlife in Tanzania including, new comfort safaris for those not wanting to pack and unpack but still enjoy the safari experience, a 14 night adventure combining the highlights of Tanzania with the Kenyan coast, whilst our safaris under canvas offer game drives in four wheel drives and accommodation under the stars.

  Tribes Travel Ltd
Tribes, the Fair Trade Travel company, aims to offer you holidays which are not only second to none in terms of quality and excitement, but which are also of benefit to the local people, environment and wildlife of the destination you choose to travel to.
  Acacia Adventure Holidays   -   one of the world's leading independent African experts
  African Pride   -   specialist tour operator for holidays to southern Africa
Experience the great expanse of the Serengeti and the captive depths of the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania.

Travel Guides Tanzania / Related books

The Rough Guide to Tanzania - ISBN 1848360754 The Rough Guide to Tanzania
Jens Finke (Author)
The Rough Guide to Tanzania is the definitive guide to one of Africa┬'s most beautiful destinations, with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best attractions from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to the exotic Indian Ocean beaches of Zanzibar. You┬'ll also find an in-depth and full-colour guide to Tanzania┬'s spectacular wildlife and national parks, and the most accurate map of the magically labyrinthine Stone Town based on satellite imagery. From Tanzania┬'s volcanic landscapes of Ngorongoro Crater to arranging a Serengeti safari, the guide includes practical information on getting there and around, plus reviews of the best Tanzanian hotels, restaurants, bars and shopping for all budgets. You'll find introductory sections on Tanzania┬'s cultural customs, health, food, drink and outdoor activities as well as specialist Tanzanian tour operators and an introduction to learning Kiswahili. Rely on expert background information on everything from bull-fighting in Pemba through to the mosaic of ethnic groups in Tanzania. Explore all corners of this fascinating country with the clearest maps of any guide. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Tanzania.
Paperback: 632 pages; Publisher: Rough Guides; 3 edition (14 Jan 2010); ISBN-10: 1848360754; ISBN-13: 978-1848360754.

The Snows Of Kilimanjaro And Other Stories - 0099908808 The Snows Of Kilimanjaro And Other Stories
Ernest Hemingway (Author)
In these early Hemingway stories, which are partly autobiographical, men and women of passion live, fight, love and die in scenes of dramatic intensity. They range from haunting tragedy on the snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro, to brutal America with its deceptive calm, and war-ravaged Europe

Paperback: 144 pages; Publisher: Arrow; New edition edition (3 Nov 1994); ISBN-10: 0099908808; ISBN-13: 978-0099908807.

Tanzania (Lonely Planet Country Guide)
Mary Fitzpatrick (Author)
Paperback: 392 pages; Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 4th Revised edition edition (1 May 2008); ISBN-10: 174104555X; ISBN-13: 978-1741045550.

Transportation / How do I travel to Tanzania

  Dar Es Salaam Airport   -   13 km from Dar-Es-Salaam City
  Dodoma Airport
  Kilimanjaro International Airport   -   50 km form the City of Arusha
The airport stands in splendid isolation on the low plains between Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru, equidistant from the towns of Moshi and Arusha.
  Zanzibar Airport   -   6 km from the City of Zanzibar

  British Airways   -   Flight tickets Dar Es Salaam  

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  Airline Tickets Tanzania / Bargain Flights Tanzania 
Cheap flights Tanzania / Flights to Dar Es Salaam.

  Tanzania Railway Corporation   -   train schedule and more
The Customer Information Center is located at the Dar es Salaam Railway Station
  TAZARA  -  Tanzania - Zambia Railway Authority  -  joint railway system
Linking the port of Dar es Salaam with Zambia and handling freight cargo for the countries of Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Democratic Republic of Congo.

  Maps International   -   Guides Tanzania is one of the largest map shops online.
  Map Tanzania [ Uni Texas   -   Perry-Casta˝eda Library   -   Map Collection ]
Maps of Tanzania at Amazon 
Order your Tanzania maps at Amazon: Globetrotter Travel maps, Nelles maps, Rough Guide and more


  Tanzania Tourist Board   -   Tourist Board Tanzania

  Dodoma  -   national capital of Tanzania

  Dar es Salaam   -   Commercial capital Tanzania
Largest city in Tanzania.

  Zanzibar [ Central-South - North Zanzibar and Zanzibar Urban/West ]
Exotic spices, people, culture and history... this and more is in store for you on this island adventure.Where Africa meets Arabia, Zanzibar is truly the island of dreams, romance and mysteries. Situated 40kms. off the coast of Africa. Zanzibar – the name includes the main island, Unguja, and its sister island, Pemba which are surrounded by 50 smaller islands.
The other islands have an assortment of descriptive names: Chungu or Prison Island, where a never used prison was constructed in 1893; Grave Island which is a Christian cemetery; and Bat and Snake Islands, to mention a few.
Visitors to its shores in the centuries gone by included Sumerians, Assyriians, Egyptians, Indians, Chinese, Persians, Arabs and British, each leaving behind a legacy of their stay. For many years it was part of the powerful Omani Empire and Sultan Sayyid Said moved his capital from Muscat to Zanzibar in 1840 to exploit the flourishing slave trade.

  Campi ya Kanzi
Campi ya Kanzi features Maasai-led walking safaris in Kenya. Experience the thrill of tracking game on foot with traditional Maasai! Located in Kenya's prime game area between Amboseli and Tsavo parks, the camp provides luxury tented camp lodgings for your exclusive private safari
  International School of Tanganyika
Provides an outstanding educational experience for children of over 60 nationalities living in Dar es Salaam. From environmental field work on the Serengeti plains and marine biology exploration on the coral reefs off Zanzibar to summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro at dawn, IST provides learning experiences as diverse and exciting as Tanzania itself.
  Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro is one of Africa's most impressive sights. Snowcapped and not yet extinct, it rises 5,895m (19,335ft). A National Park surrounds the mountain and harbours various vegetation types from lush rainforest to alpine meadow.
Highest mountain in Africa (5,896m) and the tallest free standing mountain in the world. Three volcanic centres, Shira, Mawenzi and the ice and snow-capped Kibo add character to this dormant mountain.
The vegetation bands range from the lush forests that completely encircle the slopes to the permanent ice fields gracing the peaks of the mountain. The fauna includes black and white colobus monkey, blue monkey, bushbuck, eland, leopard, elephant, buffalo and the rare

For those climbing the mountain, Moshi is the nearest town, and Kilimanjaro Airport the usual entry point. An international airport, most visitors coming to the northern Game Parks of Tanzania arrive in Tanzania here. Some arrive on International carriers, while others come in with Airkenya from Nairobi.

  Lake Eyasi
A mildly alkaline lake stretching for about 50km to the south-west. To the north-east the horizon is dominated by the Crater Highlands, to the north, beyond an escarpment the plains of the Serengeti. Over 100 years ago when the stronger Masaii tribes moved into the Ngorongoro and Serengeti, the Datoga and other indigenous bushmen living there were pushed south. Many made Lake Eyasi and its surrounding bush and forests their home.
  Lake Malawi 
  Ngorongoro Crater
This collapsed volcano is the largest, unbroken caldera in the world and spans 260sq. kms. Remnants of an evergreen temperate forest, extinct in the rest of East Africa still exist within it. The forest's cedar and pillar trees are gloriously draped with lichens, ferns and orchids.
Ngorongoro Crater is home to elephant, buffalo, hyena, jackal, wildebeest, zebra, Thompson's and Grant's gazelles, eland, hartebeest, black rhino, waterbuck and hippo. The large number of plains game attract the predators: black-manned lion and sometimes leopard.
  PBS   -   Living Edens   -   Ngorongoro, Africa's Cradle of Life
Nearly three million years ago, a massive explosion tore apart an enormous statovolcano in Eastern Africa's Great Rift Valley to form the Ngorongoro Crater, one of the true wonders of the world. Today, the Ngorongoro Crater is a microcosm of African life enclosed in an unique place. This Living Eden is a glorious stage where lions, hyenas, cheetahs, jackals, vultures, servals and wildebeest act out a dramatic story of life and death that was set into motions so long ago.
  The Saadani ecosystem
Situated along the coast of the Indian Ocean, around 100 km north of Dar es Salaam and close to Bagamoyo. It comprises the Saadani Game Reserve including Southern Mkwaja, a former ranch, which has been incorporated into the reserve in 1996 (total about 500, Zaraninge Forest Reserve (180 and approx. 1000 of wildlife country around the protected areas. It is situated in Pangani, Handeni and Bagomoyo Districts
  Tanzania Education Website
Aim: providing accurate and reliable information about the Education Services in Tanzania
  Tanzania Safari
  Wildlife Programme Tanzania
E.g. projects in Selous, Saadan, Katavi Rukwa, Kagera Kigoma and the Selous Rhino Project

  News   -   The Arusha Times   -   online-version of paper with the same name
  University Tanzania   -   St.John's University of Tanzania

History of Tanzania

Independence: 26 April 1964; Tanganyika became independent 9 December 1961 (from UK-administered UN trusteeship); Zanzibar became independent 19 December 1963 (from UK); Tanganyika united with Zanzibar 26 April 1964 to form the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar; renamed United Republic of Tanzania 29 October 1964

  History of Tanzania

  Livingstone  -  ontdekkingsreiziger
  Stanley   -   American journalist and explorer
Stanley [ Otherwise John Rowlands ] was famous for his exploration of Africa and his search in 1869 for David Livingstone, a Scottish missionary who was in search of the source of the Nile ]. Stanley is often remembered for the words uttered to Livingstone upon finding him on the 10th of November: "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?".  See Henry_Morton_Stanley.

Cuisine   -   Tanzanian Recipes

  Tanzanian Cuisine

Music, Arts & Culture, Events

  Michael Babatunde "Baba" Olatunji
Babatunde Olatunji was a virtuoso of West African percussion.His 1959 album "Drums of Passion" was a worldwide smash hit. He received a Grammy Award in 1991 for his collaboration with Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart on their Planet Drum album. He was also the founder of the Voices of Africa foundation.

  Culture of Tanzania

Small groups of Hadzabe bushmen live around Lake Eyasi. Their language resembles the click languages of other bushmen further south in the Kalahari.
  Masai   -   Maasai Heritage Preservation Foundation
Provides education and healthcare to the Maasai people of Kenya and Tanzania while maintaining the traditions and culture, thus empowering the Maasai to communicate and be competetive in the modern world of the 21st century.
Swahili is the mother tongue of the Swahili people who inhabit a 1500 km stretch of the East African coast from southern Somalia to northern Mozambique. There are approximately five million first-language speakers and fifty million second-language speakers. Swahili has become a lingua franca for East Africa and surrounding areas.
  Swahili   -   Internet Living Swahili Dictionary   -   Yale Universy

  Sukuma Museum
The Bujora Cultural Center and Sukuma Museum in Kisesa, Tanzania, are historical institutions founded for the education and support of Sukuma culture. The arts of the Sukuma culture are among the richest in East Africa . As the Sukuma people are the largest cultural group in Tanzania, the Sukuma culture is dispersed throughout the country. The heart of Usukuma is in the Lake Zone of Mwanza, Shinyanga and the Mara regions where the legacy of a rich art tradition is now maintained.

The Swahili (The Peoples of Africa)  -   Mark Horton, John Middleton
The Swahili are one of the best known of the peoples of Africa. Living along the East African coast, they acted as commercial middlemen, exchanging the commodities of continental Africa, such as gold, copper, slaves, ivory, skins and timber with the luxury items of the classical, oriental and Islamic worlds. They were central participants in a global economy, long before the era of European expansion. This book is one of the first to draw on recent archaeological findings and a re-assessment of the historical and anthropological evidence to provide an account of this remarkable African civilization covering some two thousand years. This book is essential reading not only for Africanists, but also for those dealing with the history of Islam, Mediterranean history, and Indian Ocean studies, and for those who wish to understand how trading societies organize their landscape, society, governance and belief systems.
Hardcover 288 pages (January 6, 2001);  Publisher: Blackwell Publishers;  Language: English;  ISBN: 063118919X

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