Tanzania, spectacular safaris and populations
Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa and is a destination of excellence for nature safaris and for getting to know some of the ancestral populations who still live following ancient traditions.
Not everyone knows that Tanzania is home to numerous archaeological sites that provide important notions on the history of man.
It is known that in the Rift Valley the remains of our ancestors have been found in different locations, both in Tanzania and in Kenya, and various artifacts that have helped us understand the various stages of human development.
What many do not know is that in Tanzania there is an archaeological site dating back to the Stone Age outside the Rift Valley which has great historical significance.
In fact, in Isimila numerous and significant objects and artifacts dating back to the Stone Age have been found; among these are noteworthy numerous axes including some of enormous size, fossils of mammals including a species of hippopotamus now extinct and a species of short-haired giraffe.
Thanks to the study of the findings, archaeologists discovered that in this place once there was a lake around which the life of animals and hominids took place.
Today the site is also very interesting from a landscape point of view, high stone towers rise from the bottom of the canyon, korongo, giving life to a fascinating scenario.
Isimila is located in the territory of the Hehe warrior people and bordering the Ruaha National Park.
Ruaha National Park is one of the most remote and wildest safari destinations in the country and offers the opportunity to spot numerous predators such as lions, cheetahs and African wild dogs.
In northern Tanzania there are some of the most iconic parks and nature reserves in the world, just think of the Serengeti National Park or the Ngorongoro Crater.
The Ngorongoro is a protected area that protects the Big 5 inside in an exceptional geological setting.
The Ngorongoro is a crater of an extinct volcano which on the slopes has a virgin equatorial forest, on the bottom of the open savannah crater with an ideal environment lake for the survival of numerous animal species.
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Tarangire National Park is known as the park of the giants due to the numerous herds of elephants that populate it and the majestic thousand-year-old baobabs.
Lions, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes and various species of antelope can also be seen in the Tarangire National Park.
In Tanzania there are still ancient tribes that have maintained a traditional lifestyle such as the Hadzabe, a tribe of hunter-gatherers who have a very primitive lifestyle, the Datoga skilled blacksmiths whose women show off artistic scarifications on the face, the ancient Masai warriors and shepherds and Makonde skilled sculptors.
During the trip we will have the opportunity to meet these populations both on the shores of Lake Eyasi and in the multicultural village of Mto Wa Mbu.
In Tanzania we will visit the following destinations:
- The archaeological site of Isimila
- Ruaha National Park in Tanzania
- The Hehe people
- Tarangire National Park
- The Ngorongoro Crater and Masai village
- Lake Eyasi: the Hadzabe and Datoga tribes