Last updated: 05:00 AM ET, Fri November 09 2018
Stunning evening view of Kibo with Uhuru Peak (5895m amsl, highest mountain in Africa) at Mount Kilimanjaro,Kilimanjaro National Park,seen from Karanga Camp at 3995m amsl. Orange tent in foreground. (photo via wallix / iStock / Getty Images Plus)

Tanzania

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The magic of Tanzania unfolds like a great book full of legendary tales and mysteries dying to be told.  From its glorious mountainsides to the scintillating Indian Ocean, the country is immersed in such a grandeur beauty, travelers easily become smitten at first sight.  After all, Tanzania is jam-packed with cultural treasures that take visitors on an inspiring journey of its tribes, places and sacred treasures including many natural parks, safaris and ancient gems.  So if you’re looking for an adventure at the edge of the dynamic continent of Africa, Tanzania promises an unforgettable experience and so much more.

Tanzania is a country that is situated along the Indian Ocean on the tip of the African continent.  Because of its idyllic location, tourists and locals alike can take full advantage of Africa’s richest resources produced by traders and merchants who were some of the country’s first residents.  Its streets come alive with history, which pave the way into its diverse landscape dominated by the wildlife of Serengeti, geographical marvels like Mount Kilimanjaro as well as the Ngorongoro Crater.  Sandwiched in by Uganda in addition to Kenya to the north and Mozambique to the south, Tanzania authentically exudes the heritage of Africa.

With 30 administration regions under its belt, exploring the country’s quaint trails reveals its most successful and painful moments, which are dotted along the Swahili Coast as well as float through the air as the hustle of Tanzania’s locals echo within earshot.  The accents of its native people are like music to the ear, beckoning the tourist to take a bit of culture home by purchasing “made in Africa” handcrafts from the country’s vibrant shops.  And when visitors are craving a bite to eat, there’s nothing like sinking your teeth in a traditional African dish drenched in rich favors. 

Interspersed among Tanzania’s various tribes, wild creatures have also made the country their home.  The Serengeti is perfect for witness the migration of zebras and wildebeest, and no visit to Africa is complete without venturing on a safari.

The pleasant weather of Tanzania makes discovering its terrain all the worthwhile- especially since it experiences a hot semi-arid steppe climate.  During February to March (warm season), temperatures vary between the mid-90s and cools to the lower-70s by nightfall.  In July to September (cold season) the weather averages highs around the mid-80s and decreases to the mid-60s.  The climate of Tanzania also features to distinct rainfalls.  Masika are long periods of rain that occur in the middle of March to May.  The shorter rain season is called mvuli, which typically begins and November but ends in December.

Tanzania is accessed internationally from many parts of the world.  The Tanzania and Zambia Railway provide service into the country from between Dar es Salaam and Kapiri Moshi.  Bus servicing transportation over borders are available for reaching the country’s attractions, and with roads linking Kenya and Tanzania together, driving is also a preferred choice when exploring its surroundings.