Private safaris out of beaten track
The Most beautiful African safaris
Web guide about beachs holidays and African safaris
Please remember that I am an African wildlife photographer and not a tour or ground operator. However my extensive experience in these regions enables me to advise you on the best tour and ground operators - those who live in the area, who will take care of you best and for the best prices.
Safaris are very expensive! This is why I recommend directly contacting local tour operators who live on site in Africa; they alone know the tours really well (they are at home).
The best optionUsing my advice you choose a local tour operator, a professional (who speak and write English) who lives on site in Africa, a member of the association that monitors tours operators , i.e. TATO (Tanzania association of tour operators) for Tanzania and KATO (Kenya association of tour operators) for Kenya. These agencies that I recommend have vast safari experience, climbed Kilimanjaro, Masai etc. - sometimes for 30 years. Feel free to ask me about my ground operators !
TANZANIA = TAN of TANGANYKA + ZAN of ZANZIBAR + IA = TANZANIA since 1964
Area: 945 087 km2 Population: 32 millions inhabitants (900,000 in Zanzibar). Life expectancy: 48 years of age. Religions: Christians (Catholics and Protestants), Muslims. Capital: Dodoma (government)
and Dar Es Salaam (economic capital). Time zone: (GMT + 3) + 2 in winter Electricity: 220 Volt and UK sockets. Cars drive on the left. Head of State: M.Jakaya Kikwete (since december, 21, 2005. Currency: Tanzanian
The United Republic of Tanzania (TAN from Tanzania and ZAN from Zanzibar) was formed from the merger between the former Tanganyika and the archipelago of Zanzibar on 20th April 1964 (TAN ZAN IA). Dar Es Salaam (the biggest town in the country) is considered to be the economic capital of Tanzania, whereas the political capital is in Dodoma. The country is composed of a high plateau with a very pleasant climate, formed of steppe and savannah, extending to the north to Lake Victoria (the 2nd largest fresh water lake in the world after Lake Superior) the natural border with Kenya and Uganda.
Continental Tanzania shares its borders with eight countries: To the northwest, there are shared borders with Rwanda and Burundi. Tanzania is restricted in the west with the former Zaire (Democratic Republic of Congo) by Tanganyika, another major lake. To the south is the border with Zambia and Malawi, as well as the 3rd major lake, known to aquaphiles for its Cichlid fish with their unusual colours and behaviours. To the south along the coast is the border with Mozambique.
To the north/north-east, close to the border with Kenya towers the peak of Kilimanjaro (5,895 m; the highest summit in Africa) and Mount Meru. culminent le Kilimandjaro (5 895 m; le sommet de l'Afrique) et le Mont Meru.
Tanzania has several islands Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia (900,000 inhabitants for 2,600 km2 with its dependencies). The majority of the population, composed of 120 ethnic groups, including the Bantus and the Masais, is rural (manioc, rice, maize and so on). Tanzania has 14 national parks and hundreds of wild animal areas. Agriculture, livestock farming, cotton, coffee and spices (Zanzibar) are the main resources in this country that is among the world's poorest.