There is perhaps no other tour destination in the world that can make travellers more aware of their apparent insignificant stature than can Tanzania. Whether dwarfed by the colossal snow-tipped and cloud-enshrouded peaks that rupture the ground to ascend heavenwards in the northeast, entranced by the blue oblivion of one of the Great Lakes while gazing from the lapping shoreline, or watching the swirls of dust from migratory herds on the seemingly endless stretched of plains; a tour to Tanzania canÃ?Â¢??t help but give the traveller a new perspective.
Tanzania sits on the east coast of Africa, borders eight other African countries and has a magnificent coastline on the Indian Ocean. The nation takes its name from the 1964 union between the mainland territory, Tanganyika, and the Zanzibar islands to the east and this once German colony has largely managed to steer clear of the many domestic and international troubles that have plagued its neighbours. Though not the largest country in the continent, it is the largest in East Africa and the variety and grandeur of its attractions guarantee the tour of a lifetime.
Kilimanjaro National Park is, of course, home to the indescribable wonder that is the second largest mountain in the world: Mount Kilimanjaro. This truly is a spectacle that has to be seen to be believed and chances are, it will cause revision of the definitions of the words Ã?Â¢??beautiful,Ã?Â¢?? Ã?Â¢??awesome,Ã?Â¢?? and Ã?Â¢??immenseÃ?Â¢?? in the minds of travellers.
As with all TanzaniaÃ?Â¢??s many national parks, Kilimanjaro National Park allows visitors to view some of the most remarkable and exotic animals on the planet. Elephants, hippos, wildebeest, rhinos, monkeys, crocodiles, big cats or birds: you name it; Tanzania has it.
A wildlife sight not to be missed on a Tanzania tour is the famous tree-climbing lions, which can be found at Lake Manyara National Park, and though each national park has its own allure, the Serengeti National Park, which is itself often synonymous with safari expeditions, is considered home by more game animals than anywhere else on the planet.