Tanzania: Kilimanjaro 1998

Kilimanjaro's huge snow capped summit dome rises high above the surrounding savannah. At 5,896m it is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest single free standing mountain in the world. It has three volcanic cones: Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira. The highest point on Kibo is Uhuru Peak - summiting Kili is an essential part of a visit to Tanzania!

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The ideal mountain, bush and beach destination: Mount Kilimanjaro rises up from the plains as Africa's highest mountain. Magnificent wildlife abounds where you can witness the Great Migration thundering across the Serengeti to the Mara across the epic Rift Valley. The towering walls of the Ngorongoro Crater hosts an entire ecosystem in one place. What better way to end all this adventure than relaxing on the white sandy beaches of the Spice Island (Zanzibar) with its fascinating Stone Town and rich Arabic Culture...or diving in the pristine waters of the Mnemba coral atoll ... visit the origin of man at Olduvai Gorge - no wonder everyone resonates with this part of the world.... and there is still so much more to explore.

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Tanzania: Arusha – Lake Manyara – Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater 1995

The Serengeti ecosystem is a geographical region in Africa, spanning the Mara and Arusha Regions of Tanzania. The protected area within the region includes approximately 30,000 km² of land, including the Serengeti National Park and several game reserves. Other than being the biggest intact (unbroken) volcanic caldera on Earth, the Ngorongoro Crater is also a natural sanctuary for some of the densest populations of large mammals in Africa. Due to its enclosed nature, the Ngorongoro Crater has effectively formed its own ecosystem. The shores of Lake Manyara, encrusted with pink flamingo, attract more than 400 species of birds, many of them waterfowl or migrants.

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Tanzania: Zanzibar 1994 – New Year 1995

Zanzibar is a Tanzanian archipelago off the coast of East Africa. On its main island, Unguja, familiarly called Zanzibar, is Stone Town, a historic trade center with Swahili and Islamic influences. Its winding lanes present minarets, carved doorways and 19th-century landmarks such as the House of Wonders, a former sultan’s palace. The northern villages Nungwi and Kendwa have wide beaches lined with hotels

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