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Great Places To See On Your Holidays in Tanzania

May 19, 2008
Tanzania is a much visited tourist destination in Africa. Many holiday makers now go on holiday to Tanzania and stay in holiday home accommodation. In the last few years it has become possible to rent holiday villas, self catering holiday apartments and game lodges in Tanzania. Taking a vacation in Tanzania and staying in holiday home accommodation is a great way of spending a holiday.

Tanzania is a country with a multi cultural heritage and has more game parks and game reserves than any other wildlife destination in the world. It is a holiday destination with pristine coral reefs and some of the most spectacular scenery in the whole of Africa. It is also the largest country in East Africa and has the highest mountain of the continent, Mount Kilimanjaro.

Tanzania is also home to the enigmatic spice islands of Zanzibar and the world famous Serengeti National Park. It is home to over 120 tribal groups and this diversity of cultures ensures that Tanzania has vibrancy to its culture and traditions that no other country in Africa can offer.

The Serengeti National Park is Tanzania's oldest national park and is considered to be the best wild life refuge in the world. The open plains of the national park are home to many different species of large animals and birds. It is also home to the great migration and tourists from around the world come to Tanzania to witness this rare and interesting occurrence.

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is another popular tourist attraction in Tanzania. The conservation area comprises of a significant archaeological site of Olduvai Gorge and Ngorongoro Crater. The Crater was once the site of an active volcano and now houses about 30,000 animals including buffalo, rhino and zebra. The lakes in the region attract a wide variety of bird species and many bird watchers come here on vacation.

The Mt. Kilimanjaro National Park is another famous place in Tanzania. The towering solitary peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro dominates the entire landscape of the area. The rainforest on the slope of the mount is home to a large number of different types of wildlife species. This dormant volcano has remarkable snow-capped peaks and glaciers. This highest free standing mountain is Africa's highest peak.

The Stone town of Zanzibar was built by Arab and Indian merchants in coral stone during the nineteenth century. The stone town is characterized by the dilapidated architecture, mosques, bathhouse, old fort, interior courtyards, markets and the remnants of the Omani Arab and Persian influences of the past. The scent of the spices lingers through the region. The Sultan's palace and the ruins of the old slave market are popular tourist attractions.

Tanzania has many white beaches and beautiful villages around the Zanzibar region. It is possible to rent holiday villas and self catering holiday apartments in this part of Tanzania. The pristine beaches are filled with dhows and fishermen. Holiday apartments are found in the region for the tourists to relax and unwind amidst the splendid beaches.

The fishing village of Nungwi is famous for boat building and a popular destination for the younger tourists. Many rent holiday apartments in this region of Tanzania and enjoy the local night life. During the day they can try their hand at diving and deep-see fishing. The isolated beach of Matemwe has a fine coral reef and is perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving.

Many holiday makers choose to come to Tanzania and rent holiday home accommodation. While staying in holiday villas and self catering holiday apartments they are able to sample the true flavour of life in Tanzania.
About the Author
Andrew Gibson is MD of Direct Holiday Bookings. It has holiday villas, ski chalets and self catering holiday apartments to rent on line as a holiday home rental. To see an example of holiday villas in Tanzania have a look at Holiday Villas in Tanzania
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