Mount Kilimanjaro: is a dormant volcano in Tanzania, it has three volcanic cones: Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. Kibo is the summit of the mountain and the tallest of the three volcanic formations, while Mawenzi and Shira are extinct, Kibo is dormant which means it can possibly erupt again. Mount Kilimanjaro is known as the highest mountain in Africa and also the highest single freestanding mountain in the world at 5,895 metres. The Marangu Route which is also known as the ‘Coca Cola Route’ is the oldest and most the most popular route on Kilimanjaro, it’s considered as the easiest route to climb mount Kilimanjaro in terms of gradient and terrain.
Serengeti Wildebeest migration: The Serengeti National Park was established in 1952 and it covers 5,700 sq miles, (14,763 sq km), this park is the most iconic destination in the world with huge numbers of wild animals and More than 500 bird species.
The Serengeti wildebeest migration cycle that is not found anywhere in the world, from December to April the migration starts in the southern part of Serengeti up to Ndutu area, and between may and June the animal move toward Grumeti river and Serengeti western corridor searching for pasture and water, they continue grazing while keep moving towards the northern part of Serengeti.
From July to late September the wildebeest and other antelope start their movement from the northern Serengeti (Bologonja, Ikorongo and Ikoma Game Reserve) to the other side of Mara River the Maasai mara which is in Kenya, and while crossing many of them are being caught eaten by the hungry crocodile of Mara River.
In November the pastures on mara area are more often exhaust during this period and the animal rush back to Serengeti north and continue moving to the south part where there is green pasture and the cycle begins again.
The Ngorongoro Crater: the crater is found in Northern Tanzania and is a large volcanic caldera in the world with an area of 102 square miles (264 square km), the height of the range from 4,500 to 5,800 metres (14,800 to 19,000 feet) high and the crater floor is 1,800 metres (5,900 feet) above sea level.
The area also hold one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world “Oldupai or Olduvai Gorges”, Which show the sequence of evidence of human evolution including early hominid footprints dating back 3.6 million years, the sequence range from Australopithicus such as Zinjanthropus boisei to the Homo lineage which includes Homo habilis, Homo erectus and Homo sapiens.
The Wildlife in Crater: The crater has a global importance for biodiversity conservation as it holds presence of globally threatened species, also there is huge number of wild animals including gnu (wildebeests), elephants, buffalo, leopards, zebras, warthogs,Grant’s, Thomson’s gazelles, Lions and black rhinoceroses.
Zanzibar Island: the best way to end your adventure in Tanzania is to spend some time relaxing in Zanzibar Island one of the most beautiful white sand beaches. The archipelago is also known as the Spice Islands this is due to spice plantations on this Island which includes: where pepper, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and fruits.
On this Island plenty of activities and excursion can be carried out which includes: Stone Town excursion, Spice tour, Kite surfing, Prisoner Island excursion, Safari Blue, Visit Jozani forest, Snorkeling and scuba diving etc, each one with its unique experience.
The Food: The type of food in Tanzania depends on the region that one is coming from, where along the coast their food is mainly composed with spice ingredients. Most of the Tanzania cuisine must contain one of this ingredients Coconut, Plantains and Beans, some of the food which are common In Tanzania and you should at least try them are: Chipsi Mayai “chips and eggs”, Wali wa nazi is a starchy side dish consisting of rice cooked with coconut milk and water, Ugali “polenta-like side dish is a Tanzanian favorite”.
Tanzania Culture: Tanzania is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world with more than 120 ethnic groups and various religious beliefs, all 120 traditional group have their own Languages but mostly they are Bantu speaking people. After independence, the government saw the need for creating national unity, and as a result they made the Kiswahili language (Swahili) the official language.
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