A ‘How-To’ Guide
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