Archive for February, 2011

Tanzania’s Natural Beauty Attracts Animals And Tourists Alike

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Because of its natural beauty, Tanzania is becoming one of the most popular tourist spots in the world. In addition to the wild life sanctuaries in the north, there are many more sights Tanzania has to offer to the tourists.

Most trekking and tour packages include the awe inspiring animal migration from Kenya to Tanzania. As tourism increases, there are growing ecological problems too especially at Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Kilimanjaro. So the government is taking steps to divert the tourists from these places to other destinations in Tanzania. There are wild life sanctuaries in the northern part of Tanzania where animals from Kenya migrate every year. The migration of wild animals on such a large scale is not found anywhere else in the world.  The region of Ngorongoro Caldera is so beautiful and it can be seen from crater edges where most tourists camp for the night. Tarangire is a thickly forested area whereas Serengeti is an open plain land. The peculiar tree climbing lions are found around the Lake Manyara and this area is suitable for adventure tourism.

Tanzania offers a lot more than merely Serenegei and Ngorongoro Crater safaris. We also travel over to the traditional western Tanzania, home to the wonderful Katavi National Park. Any time you really want to experience the African continent such as the original explorers did long ago then this is where to go. You will find the Selous Game wildlife reserve in the Southern region which is large, even though more obtainable compared to Katavi. The restrictions on no permanent structures means that the wildlife in the reserve is undomesticated they are yet to get used to people as well as the sounds of automobiles.

There is a long list of places to visit in Tanzania. It’s just a matter of finding your own adventure!

Experience the Spice of Life at Zanzibar

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Have you ever felt that you have heard and seen everything? Your bored with your usual holidays?  How about a safari for a change? Take a venture to Eastern Africa and arrive at Zanzibar.  Here is where you get to experience the spice of life at its best.  Where else can you find lush and white sandy beaches coupled with fun-loving people?  You will find that and much, much more at Zanzibar.

So what makes Zanzibar enticingly different?  For starters, Zanzibar has an annual music festival called Sauti za Busara held in Stone Town the historic Old Fort.  It is a time when musical enthusiasts, artists, or just about anybody looking for their fair share of fun on this side of the globe all gather for five days of nonstop fun and exposure to the culture of Zanzibar.

This has to be one of the best five days of your life as you get to experience a huge dose of great music and culture.  Not only will you get first hand experience but you can ejnoy the local cuisine as well.  Street parties, seminars, workshops, film viewing, carnivals, and street parades are just some of the activities lined up for those who want to pay a visit to Zanzibar during this 5-day event.

Aside from the musical festival, Zanzibar has lots of other activities to offer to the eager tourist.  Discover the ‘spice of life’, literally.  Zanzibar keeps true to its reputation as a spice island as it abounds with lots of spices which are both rich in color and taste.  Your visit to Zanzibar wouldn’t be complete without exploring and smelling the fine spice produce.  Renowned for aromatic spices such as cinnamon and cloves, your nose is sure to be delighted with what the island offers.

Once you have finished with music festivals and spice tasting why not have a go at diving at Prison Island.  Despite its rather gloomy name, Prison Island is a haven for diving enthusiasts and for those who want to chill and relax.  Who knows?  You might even spot a giant tortoise or two.

With so much to see and do we believe you would have the time of your life by experiencing the ‘spice’  or dive in Zanzibar. It’s a wonderful mix of culture, music, and people this is what makes Zanzibar one of the prime spots to visit in Africa.