Step out into the vast terrains of Tanzania, and suddenly you feel very small. A land of sprawling extremes; from the peaks of Kilimanjaro to the depths of Zanzibar’s vibrant coral reefs; Tanzania epitomizes the essence of Africa, an experience that could leave even the most well traveled a bit overwhelmed. A rich melting pot of traditions and a crossroads of cultures, the country is a wealth of superlatives and leaves no adventurous soul unsatisfied.
Explore the moss covered ruins of ancient Swahili city states, or stroll the sparkling sands of Tanzania’s pristine beaches; hike the forested hillsides or view the silhouetted baobobs in the vibrant hues of the setting African sun. Take note, however, that no matter where your Tanzania explorations guide you, the highlight will inevitably end up being the Tanzanians themselves. A people charismatically warm and welcoming, they welcome you into their beloved Tanzania…and its charming blend of cultures. As you explore the country revel in the subtle influences that grow from 100 plus ethnic groups amicably rubbing shoulders; the minarets that spot the skyline as Christian churches resound in choir harmony; the wise Makonde elders that share offices with office workers donned in the brands of the west; the modern gleam of Dar es Salaam across from the cobblestone streets of Zanzibar’s charming Stone Town.
This is a stage of colors untainted. And, while the curious cast of players and the dynamic stage upon which they play may cause you to feel small in comparison, the Tanzanian experience promises to leave you feeling touched by something larger than life.