🙂 Mount Kilimanjaro. Spectacular wildlife. Incredible dive sites. Olduvai Gorge (misspelling of Oldupai, a Masai word for a sisal plant which grows in the area) – the most important paleoanthropological locality in the world which holds the earliest evidence of the existence of our human ancestors.
🙁 Crazy drivers and bag-snatching. Being searched by drunken, high marijuana smoking soldiers wielding AK47s in our faces. Blatant bribery at airports and borders.
Currency: Tanzanian Shilling
THREE things we did not know about Tanzania”
- The world’s oldest known human skull was found in Olduvai Gorge. The Australopithecus – dates back millions and millions of years.
- Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa and the largest tropical lake in the world and the world’s second-largest freshwater lake with a surface area of 59,947 km2
- Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano in United Republic of Tanzania. It has three volcanic cones: Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. It is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest single free-standing mountain above sea level in the world: 5,895 metres above sea level and about 4,900 metres above its plateau base