Did you know ‘Tanganyika’ means to sail in the wilderness? Being the largest country in East Africa, Tanzania is mountainous and heavily forested in the northeast. It is partly home to the three great lakes in Africa which are;
• Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa, which spreads through the north and west.
• Lake Tanganyika, which is the world’s deepest lake. It’s famous for its unique species of fish.
• Lake Nyasa, which lies to the southwest.
Tanzania is home to Kalambo Falls, the second-highest uninterrupted waterfall in Africa, bordering the southern shores of Lake Tanganyika on the Tanzanian border with Zambia. It is also home to the Menai Bay Conservation Area, the largest marine protected area in Zanzibar. Other conservation areas include;
• The Ngorongoro Crater, which has the largest unflooded and unbroken caldera in the world. The crater’s caldera measures about 20kms across, 600 meters deep and 300 sq km in area.
• Amboni Caves, which are believed to have been formed 150 million years ago among others.
With 16 iconic national parks, plus a variety of game and forest reserves, safari enthusiasts will find themselves spoilt for choice. This is because they can choose whether to marvel at the various wildlife forms up close or jump in for a rejuvenating scenic tour expedition or even immerse themselves in a bird-watching affair with hundreds of various bird species on display. oh, it’s sweet to hear this but it’s sweeter to go there, see and embrace it for yourself.