Tanzania officially the United Republic of Tanzania is a country in East Africa within the African Great Lakes region. It borders Uganda to the north; Kenya to the northeast; the Comoro Islands at the Indian Ocean to the east; Mozambique and Malawi to the south; Zambia to the southwest; and Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, is in north-eastern Tanzania.
For the more adventurous at heart, you can ride with camels through landscapes of incredible beauty, raft down rivers past hippos and crocodiles or ride on the slopes of snow-capped Mount Kenya. At Lake, Turkana travelers can see the archaeological sites where man’s earliest ancestors used to live in an environment little changed since that time. Pastoralists still roam the scorching deserts in search of grazing and water in harmony with the myriad wildlife which thrives in this challenging.
In Mombasa, Lamu and Zanzibar explore the ancient history that brought Arabs down from the North on the wings of the monsoon and made these islands into some of the most important trading centers in the world. Vasco da Gama did not discover India alone – he was guided by a Swahili pilot. Five hundred years later, our Swahili staff will guide you too. Or of course, you can just kick back and enjoy the powder sand beaches. For those who seek pure luxury and relaxation, a massage and spa day always delivers followed by a romantic sunset dinner under palms to close the day out in an African paradise.
Nairobi has many parks and open spaces throughout the city. Much of the city has dense tree-cover and plenty of green spaces. The most famous park in Nairobi is Uhuru Park. The park borders the central business district and the neighborhood Upper Hill. Uhuru (Freedom in Swahili) Park is a center for outdoor speeches, services, and rallies. The park was to be built over by former President Daniel Arap Moi, who wanted the 62-story headquarters of his party, the Kenya African National Union, situated in the park. However, the park was saved following a campaign by Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai. Central Park is adjacent to Uhuru Park and includes a memorial for Jomo Kenyatta, the first president of Kenya, and the Moi Monument, built in 1988 to commemorate the second president’s first decade in power. Other notable open spaces include Jeevanjee Gardens, City Park, 7 August Memorial Park, and Nairobi Arboretum. The colonial 1948 Master Plan for Nairobi still acts as the governing mechanism when it comes to making decisions related to urban planning. The Master Plan at the time, which was designed for 250,000 people, allocated 28% of Nairobi’s land to public space, but because of rapid population growth, much of the vitality of public spaces within the city are increasingly threatened. City Park, the only natural park in Nairobi, for example, was originally 150 acres but has since lost approximately 50 acres of land to private development through squatting and illegal alienation which began in the 1980s
Mount Kilimanjaro Climb
Mount Kilimanjaro is a currently inactive strato-volcano in northern Tanzania, near the border with Kenya. At 5,895 meters (19,340 feet) above sea level, Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak and the world’s highest free-standing mountain. As such – and aided by its relatively easy ascent – Kilimanjaro has become a major destination for mountaineers and trekkers from around the world.
Nairobi National Park
Welcome to Kenya’s most accessible yet incongruous safari experience. Set on the city’s southern outskirts, Nairobi National Park (at 117 sq km, it’s one of Africa’s smallest) has abundant wildlife which can, in places, be viewed against a backdrop of city skyscrapers and airliners coming in to land – it’s the only national park on earth that borders a capital city. Remarkably, the animals seem utterly unperturbed by it all.
Safari in Kenya
East Africa has wondered at every point of the compass – the cradle of mankind in the North, the greatest wildlife show on earth in the South, the ancient coastal cultures in the East and the mysterious rain forest in the West. We combine the best of all four in itineraries to create an unforgettable vacation. East Africa is located on the equator with altitudes ranging from sea level to 22,000ft, you’ll find a wide variety of ecosystems and climates providing a vast array of sceneries, activities and holiday locations to discover.
A safari is an overland journey, usually a trip by tourists in Africa. In the past, the trip was often a big-game hunt, but today, safaris are often to observe and photograph wildlife—or hiking and sightseeing, as well. In 1836 William Cornwallis Harris led an expedition purely to observe and record wildlife and landscapes by the expedition’s members. Harris established the safari style of journey, starting with a not too strenuous rising at first light, an energetic day walking, an afternoon rest then concluding with a formal dinner and telling stories in the evening over drinks and tobacco. The hunting aspect traditionally associated with the safari is said to have its origins in the early 1800s in the region of Évora, Alentejo, where villagers got together to hunt wild boar and reclaim land for farming.