Rare Africa Travel specializes in leading tours within the beautiful and diverse country of Tanzania. A part of Eastern Africa, Tanzania consists largely of plateaus, mountains including Mount Kilimanjaro, Lake Victoria, and the greatest concentration of free roaming wildlife in the world. Twin parallel rift valleys that are part of the East African Rift System run through Tanzania. Between the two rift valleys lies a plateau that comprises most of western Tanzania, picturesque Lake Victoria and 16 national parks and three large game reserves. The most famous parks are within driving distance of Arusha, the largest city in northeast Tanzania and the most convenient launching point for safaris in Tanzania. The most common national parks include the famous Serengeti, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, the amazing Ngorongoro Crater, a world heritage site, and Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, reaching 19,340 feet (5,895 meters) in northeastern Tanzania. We invite you to discover the wonderful country of Tanzania with our experienced team.
The climate of Tanzania is generally tropical and coastal areas are hot and humid, though the northern highlands are cool and temperate. There are two rainy seasons; the short rains are generally from October to December, while the long rains last from March to June. The central plateau tends to be dry and arid throughout the year. The region’s vegetation ranges from woodlands and grasslands in the wetter regions to thorn bushes in semiarid areas. The grasslands of Tanzania are renowned for their wildlife, in particular large migratory herds of ungulates (e.g., wildebeests, zebras, elands, and gazelles) and predators (lions, hyenas, and leopards). Rare Africa Travel considers all of these aspects when designing our safaris and can customize a unique experience for any month of the year.
There are more than 120 distinct ethnic groups and tribes in Tanzania. Tanzania has adopted Swahili as the national language, which is spoken by most people encouraging a spirit of friendship and community among the different cultures. The most recognized culture is the pastoralist Maasai, with their brightly colored wraps (shukas), spears, large herds of livestock and athletic dances. The other notable cultures include the Meru, Datooga, Iraqw, Chaga and the Hadzabe – bushmen inhabiting an area of north-central Tanzania. A visit to a selection of the cultures during your safari gives you a wonderful glimpse into local Tanzanian life. Rare Africa Travel seamlessly incorporates unique cultural experiences within every safari it offers. Let our team introduce you to the wonderful people of Tanzania.