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Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA).
 
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) was established in 1959, and is located 156 kilometers west of Arusha. Ngorongoro Crater is within NCA. The NCA is not a National Park, it is a Protected Area. "Protected areas" means areas entrance allowed by permit only including National Parks, Game Reserves and Ngorongoro Conservation Area.





The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) covers some 8300 square kilometers. It boasts of the finest blend of Mountains landscapes shaped by rifts and volcanoes, wildlife, people and archaeological sites in Africa. The concept of multiple land use in a Conservation perspective is a deviation from a Traditional approach (National Parks & Game Reserves) of regarding conservation as complete absenteeism of human Interference.
It becomes one of the first Program in the World to pioneering experiment in multiple land use for the benefits of both Maasai people and Wildlife in Natural traditional setting. The multiple land use philosophy in the area is to maintain the co-existence of human (with social and economic factors) and Wildlife in a natural tradition setting. Pastoralism, conservation of natural resources and Tourism are the three Components that are considered to be compatible in the area. NCA is often called ‘African Eden’ and the ‘Eight Wonder of the Natural World’. Traditional African pastoralists Co-operate with Tanzania’s government bodies to help preserve the natural resources of the area and to ensure a fantastic experience for Tourists. NCA has more intrinsic and aesthetic values than what is needed by Tourists. One Researcher said “They can not know that they need it until they have it” It means unless you visit NCA, you can’t know its beauty and marvels. It has more diversity and stunning features than any protected area (National Park, Game Reserve) in the World.

Ngorongoro is the World Heritage Site and has also been declared an International Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. This is due to its outstanding Wildlife and Cultural values.

NCA has many Fascinating featuresexplains to you in detail 2 most outstanding among other features. (i) NGORONGORO CRATER (ii) OLDUVAI GORGE.

(i) NGORONGORO CRATER.
Ngorongoro is the largest/huge unbroken caldera in the World. It is also known as collapsed volcano, this natural amphitheatre have 250 square kilometers and 23 km wide. The Crater has very steep walls of an average depth of 600 meters. It’s at the altitude of 2,286 m above sea level. The crater alone has over 20,000 large animals (half of them zebra & wildebeest). This includes some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino. Animals are free to leave or enter the crater but most them stay because of the plentiful water and food available in the crater floor throughout the year. There are also gazelle, buffalo, eland, hartebeest and warthog. Such vast numbers attract predators a plenty, mainly lion and hyena but also cheetah and leopard. More than 100 species of birds not found in the Serengeti have been spotted here. Countless flamingos form a pink blanket over the soda lakes. For the best viewing and photography, approach the animals slowly and quietly and stay on the official tracks. Our Driver Guide will show you the Best of Game viewing.





(ii) OLDUPAI (OLDUVAI) GORGE;


It was here that Dr. Louis Leakey discovered the remains of Homo hablis or “handy man” regarded as mankind’s first step on the ladder of human evolution. Humans have being part of the Ngorongoro’s landscape for millions of years. The earliest sign of mankind in the conservation area is at LAETOLI, where hominid foot prints are preserved in volcanic rock 3,600,000 years old. The story continues at Olduvai (Olduvai) Gorge a river canyon cut 100 meters deep through the volcanic soils of the Serengeti plains. Buried in the layers are the remains of animals and hominids that lived and died around a shallow lake amid grass plains and woodlands, from 2,000,000 years ago to the present. The four different kinds of hominids found there show a gradual increase in brain size and in the complexity of their stone tools. But many more fossils have been discovered here including those of prehistoric elephants, giant horned sheep and enormous ostriches. Visitors can learn more details of this fascinating story by visiting the gorge where guides will give on site interpretation of the gorge. Oldupai Museum at the gorge is also very useful for information and education.





Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) has a number of other stunning features. These are shifting sands, Nasera Rock, Olkarien Gorge, Empakai Crater, Olmoti Crater, Active Oldonyo Lengai, Grassland, Lake Makat, Swamps, Lerai Forest; Acacia Woodlands and Complex Forests.



SHIFTING SANDS, North of Oldupai Gorge
- a little black sand dune marches across the plains, covering 17 metres a year. Blown by a Strong steady wind it somehow maintains its size and somehow maintains its size and elegant shape.

GEOLOGY. Most of Rocks here are of Volcanic origin.

PEOPLE AND LIVESTOCK. In the past few thousands of years, a succession of cattle herding people colonized this area from the North. The most numerous and recent are the Maasai who arrived about 200 years ago. Their strong insistence on their Traditional custom and costume interests many visitors. Today there is over 42,000 Maasai pastoralists living in the area with their cattle, goats and sheep Visitors are welcome to learn about the culture of the Maasai and buy their handcrafts only in designated bomas commonly known as “Cultural Bomas”. Apart from commonly Wildlife Safaris, Mount Kilimanjaro and Meru climbing, game viewing Adventures and Beach Holidays, one can plan this extra ordinary adventure in lifetime. This extra ordinary Adventure is walking in the Ngorongoro. Walking in the Ngorongoro Wilderness is both adventurous and rewarding. Great opportunities are now available for long walking Safaris and short hikes. Enquiries are invited for walking from Olmoti areas where Visitors could walk includes the Northern Highland Forest reserve, the Eastern Serengeti plains that are Nasera Rock, Gol Mountains and Olkarien Gorge.

There are different detailed itineraries for Walking Safaris to the following points. Oldonyo Lengai Oldoinyo Lengai is the only active Sodium Carbonite Volcano in the world. This trip will take you to LakeNatron to view the flamingo breeding centre as well as taking you to the summit of this amazing volcano. This trip is 4 days long and is perfect to take either before or after a Kilimanjaro Climb. Lake Natron Flamingos breeding in the harsh soda lake conditions. Encircled by the Great Rift walls broken by the beautiful gorge of the Engaresero River. Ngorongoro Highland Trekking The Ngorongoro Highland Trek is a full on walking safari adventure. This 10 day trip takes you hiking round Ngorongoro crater and the surrounding area and also includes a climb of Oldoinyo Lengai. Ngorongoro Crater Trek The Ngorongoro Crater Trek is the baby brother of the Ngorongoro Highland trek. It is a 7 day adventure which covers slightly less ground than the Highland trek but also includes a climb of Oldonyo Lengai. Perfect as and on to a Kilimanjaro Climb. This is just few to mention but when you arrive in Ngorongoro Conservation area, you won’t be exhausted. There are so many places to Visit. There is unlimited information and we have revealed this Piece of Information to the public so that to awake the Spirit of Searching more about Ngorongoro Crater. Our advice is that Visiting Ngorongoro Conservation Area is the ideal way to know the physical Nature and so be proud to be well informed about the 8th Wonder of the Natural World.

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MOUNT KILIMANJARO NATURE, INFORMATION AND CLIMBING TACTICS.




Mount Kilimanjaro has a lot about Nature, People and Cultural inheritance everyone has to know and enjoy. Mount Kilimanjaro National Park is one of the 14 parks which are under the Custodian of Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA). The Park was Designated and Gazetted in 1973, and has an area of 756 square kilometres.
Mount Kilimanjaro is the Gift of God to all people around the globe; it is declared the World Heritage Site. Much information on internet available about Mt. Kilimanjaro do not still reveal all the secrets it entails. Mountains are so important due to their diverse and useful ecosystems they posses. Their necessity to health life of all human beings that is why The United Nations has declared 2002, the International year of Mountains.
Kilimanjaro is the majestic Mountain shrouded in mist, mystery and legend. It attracts a large number of climbers, naturalists, and explorers every year, each determined to conquer its majestic heights. Without following designated routes it can be difficult for Climber to reach the summit, many Europeans attempted. Take these vivid examples; finally Rebmann was the first European to have sighted Mt. Kilimanjaro in 1848, and it was not until 1889 when Hans Meyer successfully scaled the summit.
Mountain climbing is exhilarating, beautiful and challenging. As thousands of Tourists climb Mt. Kilimanjaro every year, our guides’ gains experience, explore and narrate all what is new in Mt. Kilimanjaro geology, Forests, wild animals, weather, and tips on successful climbing to the top.
Now, we welcome you to join the writer, read and know contemporary news about Mt.Kilimanjaro. After reading this paper, you will be the first one to know any discoveries and changes which occur in Kilimanjaro and East Africa.

Welcome, Bienvenue, Willkomen!
Now, relax and Join us in Kilimanjaro Trekking in Mind. For generations, people in East Africa have turned to this, the 19,341-foot mountain that rises above the rest of the continent, and prayed. "Please God," they asked, thinking he lived on top of Kilimanjaro. Now outsiders flock to this trekking Mecca, to this piece of heaven on earth. Some are looking for adventure, some are searching for answers. Many will talk to God during the climb. Some will pray as they gasp for breath in the cold, thinning air of the mountain's summit. Kilimanjaro, the Everyman's Everest, is a seemingly easy climb.




Kilimanjaro Location
Kilimanjaro is located just (Location: 3.07 S, 37.35 E) near the equator, in the Tropical Country yet its peak covered by snow throughout the year. Rising abruptly from the open plains, capped by snow and frequently fringed by clouds, it is one of Africa’s classic Mt. Kilimanjaro Formation/Genesis
Kilimanjaro is a giant statovolcano reaching an elevation of 19,335.6 ft. (5,895 m). Is one of the largest Volcanos ever to burst through the earth’s crust?
Africa's tallest mountain, with its white peak, is one of the most instantly recognisable sights in the world. But as this aerial photograph shows, Kilimanjaro's trademark snowy cap, at 5,895 metres (19,340ft), is now all but gone - 15 years before scientists predicted it would melt through global warming.
Kilimanjaro is a dormant, but not extinct Volcano. Ominous rumbles can sometimes be heard and gases emerge from the fume holes in the crater. Although it is just three degrees south of the Equator, the peaks of both Kibo and Mawenzi have permanent caps of Snow and Ice.
Global Warming Effects
Practical Explanation of How Global Warming has so Far Affected Mount Kilimanjaro; Thompson began analyzing ice cores—cylindrical samples—for the information they hold about the Earth's historic weather patterns in his lab at Ohio State University, where he's a professor of geological sciences. Figuring that the highest, coldest ice contains the most accurate records, Thompson pioneered new technologies to drill at altitudes such as Peru's treacherously high Quelccaya Ice Cap.
In 2000 Thompson took ice samples from Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro, a peak that has lost 80 percent of its ice cover in the past hundred years.
For Thompson, high science has attracted a lot of attention. His projects highlighting radical climate changes have been referenced by Al Gore, the New York Times, and the BBC. Three years ago Time magazine ranked him as one of "America's Best" in science and medicine.
Tourism to Kilimanjaro is the number one foreign-currency earner for Tanzania. Some 20,000 tourists travel to the mountain each year, and more than half of them make it to the summit, at least partially to see the tropical glaciers that have been immortalized by [visual] artists and in Hemmingway's The Snows of Kilimanjaro.
Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing
If you have not planned To Visit Tanzania and climb Mount Kilimanjaro, plan it now! You need to witness the Climatic change and its effects. Don’t wait to be told or just read as History from Books. A little more legend about this Highest Volcanic Mountain which is crowned by Snow! Other names for this volcano are: Kilima Dscharo, Oldoinyo Oibor (White Mountain in Masai), and Kilima Njaro meaning shining mountain in Swahili. This volcano's highest and youngest cone is named Kibo. Its outstanding features are its three major volcanic centers, Shira (4269m) in the West, Mawenzi (5280) in the East and the Snow capped Kibo in the centre (5895m). Kibo has not been active in modern times, but steam and sulfur are still emitted. At the top of Kibo's summit is a 1 1/2 mile (2 1/4 Km) wide crater. Kilimanjaro is the largest of an E-W belt of about 20 volcanoes near the southern end of the East African Rift Valley. It’s slopes and glaciers shimmering above the rising clouds and one of the greatest Volcanoes on Earth

KILIMANJARO NATURE, CULTURE and Ultimately successful Climb
Lowlands and even relatively high sheltered valleys can reach temperatures as high as 30 degree centigrade by day, night time temperatures generally fall below zero and even -20 degree centigrade.
The cloud cover over the rain forest tends to be denser. In Mt.Kilimanjaro National Park must be noted that Kilimanjaro has a typical Montane climate –unpredictable even in the ‘driest ‘season. A bright clear morning on Shira Plateau can turn to rain and Sleet in the Afternoon as the hot air rises from the lowland valleys and gathers moisture from the rainforest.
Get prepared for high altitude sun that can burn the skin severely and for cold nights that demand four season sleeping bags and good thermal clothing
Kilimanjaro Tribe - Cultural Tour
Today the main African Tribe to inhabit the Kilimanjaro foothill region is the Wachagga People. Most importantly they from the largest tribal group involved in the Operation of Kilimanjaro climbs. Wachagga are adapted so well and so cheerfully to the task of guiding and looking after the “Wageni” as they pour into Tanzanian their thousands to climb the big Mountain. It is clearly narrated in many Literature that the First White Man (European) –Hans Meyer to conquer Mt. Kilimanjaro in the year 1889 was led by Chagga Guide (Mr.YOHANA LAUWO) to the Top 5895m/19340ft.
Kilimanjaro Trails
During their time on the Mountain, climbers pass from a tropical to arctic environment in just a few 5/6/7 days. The climber can use one of these routes to climb the Mountain; These are Marangu (Coca cola), Machame ( Whisky), Rongai, Shira, and Umbwe route/trail.Various trails first pass through lush rainforests before reaching heather and open Moorland where giant lobelia and huge cactus –like groundsel grow.




Above moorland is the almost lunar landscape of an alpine desert which stretches between the two peaks of Kibo, the flat topped dome at the centre, and Mawenzi, a group of jagged points and pinnacles on the eastern side. In hospitable as this “moonscape” may seem, animals such as herds of eland thrive there. 


Proceed Climbing after rewarding Narration ……of
The highest point on Kibo and indeed the whole of Kilimanjaro is Uhuru Peak, with its spectacular hanging glaciers and stupendous views of the African plains some 20000 feet below. Also on Kibo is the slightly lower peak of Gillman’s Point. These are the goals for most trekkers. The peaks of Mawenzi are for Mountaineers only. With the Help of Porters and a Guide, it is possible to walk all the way to the summit without specialized Mountaineering equipment-or experience and Kilimanjaro can be conquered by any reasonably fit person. There are several different routes including Marangu (Coca cola route), the easiest climb, and therefore the most popular; Other routes Machame, Rongai, Lemosho/Londorosi Shira, Mweka and Umbwe.
The total climb normally takes five to six days and involves four or five overnight stays in comfortable mountain huts/camping sites. Fees payable in US dollars include park entrance and accommodation for climbers (Tourists). Guides and Porters, food, Camping equipments, food, Transport is organized by the Tour Operator/Travel Agency. Climbing gears/equipments like walking sticks, boots e.t.c can be brought by the Climber/tourists or hired from the National Park Gate private Stores or Tour Operator Office.

Apart from climbing kilimanjaro, tourist can do kilimanjaro sight seeing day tours. Discover natural waterfalls, cultural tourism, coffee plantations, banana farms and natural volcanic tours.


ALTITUDE SICKNESS, Measures and Price:




Kilimanjaro climb is lifetime adventure trek, with professional mountain guide. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro sometimes encounters with difficulty like mountain/altitude sickness. Mountain sickness when climbing mt. Kilimanjaro can be overcame/prevented by some measures. Professional and experienced guide can do guide you climb Mount Kilimanjaro slowly slowly. Kilimanjaro climb slowly slowly enables the climber do breath enough, so get enough natural oxygen. Also Bottled mineral and natural spring water from the Kilimanjaro snow/glacier melting and pass through volcanic rocks in Kilimanjaro. 6/7 days is very important so that one day can be used as acclimatization day. You know, acclimatization day is important as it get you used to the climate and hence reduce risk of falling to Altitude/Mountain Sickness. Mountain/Altitude sickness can reduce success.The skills and experience of Mountain Guides also helps you to reach Kilimanjaro summit. Like how water is important, walking, food and much more in which you can know on arrival

HOW TO CHOOSE KILIMANJARO CLIMBING PACKAGES AND TREKKING OUTFITTERS.

Kilimanjaro climb is cheap and possible for everyone, but depends on services.
The prices varies according to the type of accommodation (standard budget tourist hotels, 3*, 4*, 5*) on arrival/pre climb dates. Also number of days determines the price, get price quotations and read package details to understand the quality.
Several Tour Operators offer kilimanjaro climbing competitive prices and quality services. You can contact several climbing mount kilimanjaro tour operators and compare prices. Make sure you also check their services to see what are included. And if possible ask them for references or testimonials from past tourists. Prices vary, how ever cheapest may jeopardize the quality of services.

BROWSE KILIMANJARO INFORMATION, SEVERAL KILIMANJARO CLIMBING CHOICES.






The warmest months with the clearest trekking days, are from mid to late December, January, February, September and October. The rains often come in April and the start of May with the possibility of some snow.
June through to August are superb trekking months, though evening temperatures tend to be colder. The wettest months, are November and early December, where snow falls are likely. Note however, that as this is a mountain it is not impossible to get sporadic snow or rainfall at odd times throughout the year.
Many people like to arrange their summit around a full moon and Christmas and New Year are very popular
Of the Seven Summits, Kilimanjaro is the least difficult to climb. However, at over 19,000ft high, it is still a tough ascent and trekkers will need to be in good physical condition. Our expedition incorporates a thorough programme of acclimatisation, including an ascent of nearby Mount Meru (4,556m/14,947ft) as preparation for the main objective. By applying our expertise from guiding many of the world's most formidable mountains, including Everest, we have established an unparalleled track record of success on Kilimanjaro.

Without the Climb, Mt. Kilimanjaro with safari in itself
It is not necessary to be a climber to enjoy a visit to the stunning Mount Kilimanjaro region. Indeed visitors can ascend 12000 feet to the Shira Plateau of West Kilimanjaro by Four –Wheel drive vehicle.
Day and night game drives are taken in open Land cruisers that allow for a full view in every direction.
In its turn the rainforest ensures the fertility of the lush, lower-lying people ‘shamba’ country where the Chagga people cultivate their Coffee, maize, and bananas.
A stroll through the plantations will provide a fascinating insight into the lives of local population. A few larger mainly Arabica Coffee farms still exist on the lower slopes. Once you visit you can taste a cup of Coffee with tantalizing pure aroma.
One can visit local wood carvers and observe the vibrant patterns of the beadwork, necklace, and earrings. Also there are curio Shops you can get Antique pieces, souvenirs and pieces Gemstones and jewels like Tanzanite.
Nearby, close to the road between Moshi and Taveta, is Lake Chala, an azure Crater-Lake formed from the waters that drain off Mount. Kilimanjaro.
Lake Jipe lies on the same same road. Sixteen kilometers long by five Kilometers wide, it is slightly saline and significantly large than Chala. On the Tanzania-Kenya border, It is rarely visited so exudes an atmosphere of tranquillity and Seclusion.
After a day of gentle exercise and sight seeing Visitors can return to one of the many small Hotels in the area offering character accommodation and highly personalized Service. They are great places in which to relax and unwind – and to view the colours of the sunset reflected on the Snow capped peaks of magical Mount Kilimanjaro
The Mountains ecosystems are as strikingly beautiful as they are varied and diverse remains of early (Ancestral) Plants and Animals like the Bones of elephants died on the high altitudes of Mt.Kilimanjaro long ago. Black and white Colobus monkey, resident and migratory Birds are available

Another options is day trips
Points of interest.
  • Waterfalls, with clear azure blue water, some can attempt swimming
  • To go for a Birdwatching and explore the diversity of Bird species in Mount Kilimanjaro National Park.
  • Cultural Tourism-There are a number of cultural Tourism Programs around Mt. Kilimanjaro. This includes Mostly Chagga and some Maasai. You can Reveal the useful Customs& Traditions, remains of ancient pre-colonial activities like iron smith and Colonial Wars like War Caves., First Churches built by Missionaries.
  • Home and Legend of the Chagga Guide and Marangu native (African) Mr. Yohana Lauwo who was among the first Mountain Climber guide and aided the First Whiteman (European) Dr.Hans Meyer to Conquer Mt.Kilimanjaro in 1889.




OTHER MOUNTAINS TO CLIMB in TANZANIA ARE
*Mount Meru; Tanzania
Meru, Tanzania. Location: 3.25S, 36.75E. Elevation: 15,000 ft (4565 m) Meru is a stratovolcano in Tanzania. Its history has been quite explosive. It has had four eruptions, the last of which occurred in 1910.
Mount Meru is located within Arusha National Park. Mount Meru has the extinct Volcano’s extensive base which gives a way to a perfectly formed Crater, and another internal Crater whose walls are sharp sheer cliffs. An ash cone forms a subsidiary peak and the Momella Lakes and Ngurdoto Crater are visible from Meru slopes.
When hiking Mount Kilimanjaro at about 10000ft, mount Meru is Visible.
Oldonyo Lengai-Maasai Mountain of God (Sacred Mountain).
Ol Doinyo Lengai (2878m/9650ft) is a volcano located in the north of Tanzania and is part of the volcanic system of the Great Rift Valley in Eastern Africa. Overlooking Lake Natron, Oldonyo Lengai is erupting now, a lot of magma, lava and Ashes poring ashes in Serengeti sky.

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 (A) Travel, vacation holidays to Tanzania.



The most stunning tourist attractions in Tanzania are those natural resources available in Tanzania which are unique and found only in Tanzania.
  1. Mount Kilimanjaro National Park: The highest mountain in Africa 5895m/19340ft, with its peak covered with snow throughout the year. It is a volcanic mountain and easier mountain for normal people (without technical expert) can climb successful. There are six routes named Marangu, Rongai, Machame, Shira, Umbwe, Londrosi/Lemosho. You can climb through one of the routes to the Summit.
  2. Serengeti National Park, with the Great Wildebeest Migration, Kopjes (where cats hide there), Great Rivers like Grumeti (where crocodiles survive), and large plain.
  3. Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Ngorongoro Crater). – NCA: NCA is often called ‘African Eden’ and the ‘Eight Wonder of the Natural World’, Man and Biosphere Reserve.
  4.  Zanzibar spice Island (Unguja and Pemba).
  5.  Selous Game Reserve.
There are more details on selected Most Top Tourist destinations, go on reading.


B) Adventure Activities to be done in Tanzania.
  • Safaris, wildlife safaris. This is a tour to National parks and Game reserves to view wild animals, plants and geographical features like Rivers, Lakes and so on.
  • Climbing, trekking, and mountaineering. Mountains Kilimanjaro, Meru and Oldonyo Lengai
  • Walking Safaris, birdwatching and ecotourism. Nature lovers would like also to go deep to come close to nature.
  • Night game drives safaris, canoeing safaris. This is another optional safari in Tanzania.
  • Beach holidays. Tour to areas with beach for swimming,snorkeling, scuba diving, dolphin tour, fishing and water sports. Zanzibar island, Mafia island, Dare salaam and Pangani Tanga coasts. Also Lake Victoria coast.
  • Cultural Tourism: to learn their custom and tradition and interfere with local people. Example Maasai in Ngorongoro Crater and Chagga near Mount Kilimanjaro.




(C) Helpful travel Tips and information about Tanzania.

Exclusive, new dimension helpful info-travel tips for tourists moving to Tanzania.
Currently many people from abroad/overseas are seeking information about Tanzania.
These people are Tourists/Travelers, Investors, Business people, Researchers, Students, and other group of people.


Luckily, there is National Website which is; http://www.tanzania.go.tz/


How to get in to Tanzania; Several major Airlines get into Tanzania;KLM, Condor Airlines,Swiss International and Ethiopian Airways get into lands at Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA/JRO) and Dar es salaam International Airport (DIA) daily.British Airways, Qatar Airways, Egypt Air,Emirates Air,  and Swiss Airlines lands at DIA at least twice a week. Most Airlines starts have connections to USA, Canada, Europe and Asia. Flight tickets varies depending on holiday season and also Airline.









Other Airlines are South African Airlines (SAA), Emirates, YEMENAIR,Oman Air, Qatar Airways, and Kenya Airways.We have domestic flights network covering all tourists’ destinations in East Africa.Air Tanzania, Precision Air, Zan Air, Coastal Aviation, Regional Air and other small charters.


TANZANITE: Have you heard of Tanzanite Gemstone/jewel? Undoubtfuly you have heard. Tanzanite is a famous and most beautiful blue gemstone found in one place and only in Tanzania. Tanzanite jewel is found sold many places in most countries in the World. When a Traveler get chance to visit Tanzania is high time you have a good luck to purchase Tanzanite in relatively low prices. Just consult your Tour Operator to help you find registered Gemstone Dealers or Jewel Agents.


Immigration: VISA application and requirements.



 An onward ticket and sufficient funds are required when entering Tanzania. Visas required by all visitors except citizens of the Commonwealth, Scandinavian countries and the Republic of Ireland.VISA can be obtained at Tanzanian Embassy Abroad near you, Online VISA application or at point of entrance at International Airports of Dar es salaam, Kilimanjaro or Zanzibar. The visa fee depends on the type of passport held. A visitor’s pass is required for all travelers. This can be obtained free from any Tanzanian diplomatic mission or point of entry. It is advisable to get one before you leave home.


When to Visit - Tanzania High Season/Peak Season or Low Season.





June to December and Jan to March are season in which many tourists, travelers, adventurers, nature enthusiasts,mountaineers visit Tanzania in large numbers. This is the period in which Tourists take vacation holidays from their job so that they can visit Tanzania. This are best months to visit Tanzania because weather is conducive and is a season where many wild animals can be seen easily.



Climate and Weather of Tanzania.

Tanzania has a Tropical climate. The central plateau is dry and arid with hot days and cool nights, while the north-west highlands are cool and temperate. June to August is the cooler season. There is no winter here. Temperatures in northern Tanzania range between 60 – 70 degree Fahrenheit during the day and 40 -50 degree Fahrenheit at night from May to October. From November to March, the day –time temperatures varies from70-90 degree Fahrenheit and from 60 – 75 degree Fahrenheit at night.The ‘long rains’ are from March to May and the ‘short rains’ are between October and December. The hottest months are between October and February. On the coast, it rains in November and December. From March to May, Coastal areas are hot and humid although sea breezes cool the area pleasantly between June and September.Safari





Dressing What clothes to wear or take





 While on Wildlife safaris or wildlife lodges and country hotels, the emphasis is on comfort and informality. For ladies light, easy to wash, drip –dry blouses, skirts dresses, light khaki trousers and bush jackets go well. For evenings, light dresses or trouser suits are suitable. For men, drip –dry casual shirts, short khaki trousers and bush jackets are ideal. Evening attire in towns can consist of light suits or long sleeved shirt and tie.Bright colours should be avoided while viewing wildlife. Visitors to Ngorongoro are advised to carry a pullover as it can be chilly after sunset. A bush hat or a scarf for protection against the sun and dust is a must. It is very useful to carry a pair of sunglasses, insect repellent, suntan lotion and a flashlight.





LANGUAGE: 



 Usually language might be barrier for Intercontinental travel. How ever several well recognised languages International languages are spoken. Many tourist destinations, hotels, lodges have guides and staff who speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian, German and more. In Tanzania many Tour companies have driver guides who speaks multilanguages from German, Italian,Spanish,French and more.


Photographing; 

Photographic safaris, Tanzania is best country for photographic safari, with best pictures for wild animals, scenery and mount kilimajaro

 It is advisable to ask a permission before photographic any event relating to certain tribes like Maasai, Hadzables, Datoga. These tribes are very conservative and have maintained their original traditional customs. They still do primitive pastoralism, wild fruits gathering and wearing local made materials covering part or half of body.


Some Government Institutions and Organizations don’t allow any photographic action to them or near to them. These are Military Camps and Bank of Tanzania just for security purpose.When on the road and hear traffic hail don’t continue driving or walking, if you have the car park aside or if walking step aside. This is the signal that the top Government Leader is passing like President, Vice President and Prime Minister.


Mountain Climbing-Kilimanjaro, Meru and Africa safari packages- Price fluctuations;Park fees entrance to National Parks and Ngorongoro Crater fees has increased but still there is only slight change of price for Travel Packages. I hope most of you is aware of this price changes.


CHECK TANZANIA NATIONAL PARKS WEBSITE;http://www.tanzaniaparks.com/



and Ngorongoro conservation area (Ngorongoro Crater) http://www.ngorongorocrater.org/


Health: A yellow fever vaccination certificate is essential if arriving from yellow fever infected areas. Anti-malaria tablets are recommended.


Take prescribed drugs a few days prior to arrival, during your stay, and for a short period after returning. Boil or sterilize drinking water and milk. Cook or peel vegetables. Private health insurance is recommended.Currency; There is no restriction on the importation of foreign currency. Foreign currency can be changed at the bureau de change which offer better rate than the banks. Insurance; you are strongly advised to have your own insurance cover to cover baggage, personal accident and medical expenses.


Tipping; Tipping is not obligatory. Tipping is at the discretion of the visitor and the following should only be used a guideline.


PORTERAGE: US $ 1.00 per bag.


DINING ROOM STAFF: US $ 1.00 per person.


Driver Guide; US $ 15.00 per day.


Mountain climb Guide; US $ 15.00 per day.
For outstanding personal service, you may decide to give a higher tip.


Helpful travel tips on safety and security
Tanzanians are generally very friendly people. We would like you enjoy your stay in this country therefore
  1. Don’t change money in the streets even if you are given a good rate as you might be cheated. Go to bureau change. Some Tourist Hotels operates Bureau De Change.
  2. Don’t go to too cheaper Tour Operator the services might be too disappointing or vehicles used can broke in the middle of safari, or poor accommodation or any mishap pens like any cheating. Just try to compare prices, and choose, accept the standard prices.
  3. Always ride in registered taxis
  4. Don’t take fastest buses.
  5. Never walk unaccompanied at night in poorly –lit streets or along deserted streets.
  6. When shopping in streets bazaars, always bargain. However some prices e.g in restaurants are fixed and you might be mistaken for miser if you start bargaining.
  7. Always choose a guest house or lodge that has a working telephone.




I hope above information will give you hint on how to ask specific questions:


I will be glad to suggest about 5 or more Local Tour Operator. These are Legal Licensed Tour Operator. Then you can write email to them and get different packages and prices for Comparison.


These Tour Operators are member of Tanzania Association of Tour Operators and Recognised by Tanzania Tourist Board.


How ever you can also get travel costs like Transport (4WD) jeep safari car hire cost, National park and other entries fees, accommodation on various park/game lodges, and any others.




Please continue reading the blog for other information like details of specific Tourism destinations and welcome to post your comments and emailing me.
Email: andrew.m2006@gmail.com


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