TER­RIFIC TAN­ZA­NIA

A ‘How-To’ Guide

In Flight Magazine - - IN THIS ISSUE -

TAN­ZA­NIA, ON AFRICA’S EAST COAST, IS AR­GUABLY ONE OF THE CON­TI­NENT’S FINEST SA­FARI DES­TI­NA­TIONS, OF­FER­ING A PLETHORA OF DI­VERSE OP­TIONS TO EX­PE­RI­ENCE THE WILDLIFE OF AFRICA AT ITS MOST AU­THEN­TIC. THINK OF THE GREAT WILDEBEEST MI­GRA­TION, THE PLAINS OF THE SERENGETI, THE NGORONGORO CRATER AND AFRICA’S HIGH­EST PEAK, MOUNT KIL­I­MAN­JARO – ALL OF THIS AND MORE IS WHAT TAN­ZA­NIA HAS TO OF­FER AS A SA­FARI DES­TI­NA­TION. GARETH HARDRES-WIL­LIAMS OF MAM­MOTH SA­FARIS TAKES US ON A WHIS­TLE-STOP TOUR OF THIS SA­FARI HEAVEN. FAST FACTS

Tan­za­nia – whose neigh­bours in­clude Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Zam­bia, Bu­rundi, the DRC, Malawi and Mozam­bique – has a pop­u­la­tion of 56 mil­lion. Over 100 dif­fer­ent lan­guages are spo­ken by more than 100 tribal groups, mak­ing this the most lin­guis­ti­cally di­verse coun­try in East Africa. Tan­za­nia is home to Africa’s largest lake, Lake Vic­to­ria, which is host to some in­cred­i­ble wildlife. Nearly 40 % of Tan­za­nia’s land area is set aside for con­ser­va­tion, and a fair por­tion of this con­ser­va­tion land runs to the edge of Africa’s great lake.

The name Tan­za­nia is de­rived from the two states that com­bined to cre­ate the repub­lic in 1961, namely Tan­ganyika and Zanz­ibar. Zanz­ibar, oft thought to be a sin­gle is­land, is in fact the name of an ar­chi­pel­ago, and the is­land that most

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