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Tanzania

Tanzania is an African state lapped by the Indian Ocean, it is the 31st largest country in the World. If you are planning a trip to this magical land, you might need to know that it is characterized by a mountainous landscape in the north-east. Here, in fact, it is possible to admire Mount Kilimanjaro and the range of the Pare Mountains, ideal locations for an adventure and trekking tour. On the north-western area lie Africa's Great Lakes, such as Lake Victoria and Lake Tanganyika. Finally, the central area hosts a large plateau. The whole region boasts a tropical climate, with high average temperatures during the entire year.

Its economy is mainly based on agriculture and mining processing, especially of gold. Moreover, tourism represents another highly developed sector. Visitors are attracted by the natural beauties of the landscapes, Tanzania boasts a large number of natural parks, white sandy beaches, crystal-clear sea and a rich maritime and terrestrial ecosystem. Many of these sites have been declared World Heritage Sites by Unesco. If you are looking for safari holidays among the Big 5, Tanzania is a good destination thanks to its protected areas such as Serengeti National Park.

In addition, Tanzania is a country rich in culture. Here it is possible to discover two important sites dating back to the Stone Age: Gola Isimila and Kolo, containing some of the first examples of cave art, one of the first human art expressions. The musical traditions are also important, two are the main popular genres: taarab, a melody played on particular social occasions, such as weddings, and muziki wa dansi, a variation of the most common African rumba. During your trip to Tanzania it will be extremenly interesting to get in touch with local tribes, an experience that is guaranteed with our tailormade tours.