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This is Zanzibar in Tanzmania

Tanzania – The Land of Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar and Serengeti. The United Republic of Tanzania Swahili: Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania) is a country in East Africa bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, and Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to the south. The country’s eastern borders lie on the Indian Ocean. The United Republic of Tanzania is a state composed of 26 regions (mikoa), including those of the autonomous region of Zanzibar. The head of state is PresidentJakaya Mrisho Kikwete, elected in 2005. Since 1996, the official capital of Tanzania has been Dodoma, where parliament and some government offices are located. Between independence and 1996, the main coastal city of Dar es Salaam served as the country’s political capital. Today, Dar es Salaam remains the principal commercial city of Tanzania and the de-facto seat of most government institutions. It is the major seaport for the country and its landlocked neighbours.The name Tanzania derives from the names of the two states Tanganyika and Zanzibar that united in 1964 to form the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, which later the same year was renamed the United Republic of Tanzania.

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The sleepy village of Kiwengwa lies on Zanzibar Island’s north-eastern coast, roughly half way between Nungwi and Chwaka. Large, all-inclusive hotels and stylish upmarket lodges dot Kiwengwa’s long, immaculate beach, which runs nearly unbroken all the way north to Matemwe. A few breezy kilometres to the south, the even sleepier Pongwe supports around a dozen, mostly stylish, mid- to upmarket resorts with little else to do but kick back and enjoy.

Highlights
Learn kitesurfing in Kiwengwa: With its year-round, stable winds and beautiful wide lagoon, Kiwengwa is a great place to learn to kitesurf. A handful of friendly kite schools dot the beach – simply wander in, have a chat, and book an impromptu lesson if the place grabs you.

Peaceful Pongwe: There really is nothing to do in Pongwe but chill. If ultimate downtime is what you’re after, then Pongwe is the beach for you.

Travel tips
Both Kiwengwa and Pongwe are easy to reach by road from Zanzibar Town. There’s a small ‘mall’ in Kiwengwa with a cash machine, supermarket and pharmacy – but nothing at all in Pongwe. Kiwengwa’s resorts attract a large number of visitors from Italy and you’ll find many shopfronts and menus written in Italian.

Religion

Tanzania’s population has been estimated to consist of roughly mainland – Christian 40%, Muslim 30%, indigenous beliefs 30%;

Zanzibar –  has  more than 99% Muslims, Christians and followers of indigenous religious groups

Language

English is no longer a de jure official language in Tanzania, which is one of the few African states in which a local language has gained importance to the disadvantage of the ex-colonial language. Since English is still the language of higher courts, it can however be considered a de facto official language. Tanzanians see themselves as having two “official” languages, English and Swahili.

Zanzibar

Is part of Tanzania, but with autonomy. There has been great Arabic influence, and walks through the old town with its narrow alleys, strong smells and sounds is an exciting experience. Make sure you visit Darajani market, where fish, vegetables and fruit is sold. You can go on trips to the spice farms where they grow nutmegs, cinnamon, pepper and more.

Kilimanjaro

Africa’s highest peak rises 5,896 meters above sea level, is a mountain that is accessible to many. There are many routes to choose  to get to the top. The classic Marangu route, the exotic camping routes,Shira or Rongai route for better acclimatization. These have a total of only 10% of the traffic on Kilimanjaro. We also Machame route, but know that there is more traffic. Combines with Mt Meru in advance, so you are extra acclimatized. We put up your private tour according to your desire!

Serengeti

The Serengeti National Park is a large national park in Serengeti area, Tanzania. It is most famous for its annual migration of over one and a half million white bearded (or brindled) wildebeest and 250,000 zebra. Serengeti National Park is widely regarded as the best wildlife reserve in Africa due to its density of predators and prey.

Mt. Meru

Tanzania’s second highest mountain, 4566 meters above sea level. Not as famous as brother Kilimanjaro, but this is a well-kept secret. The mountain is located in Arusha National Park, and this is one trip where you spend 4 days/3nights.It Can be recommended for acclimatization and warm-up for the Kilimanjaro. We stay in simple mountain huts, and have porter with us & local guide.

Let us know if you have any questions!

Contacts

TEL: +255 777 481 319

info@lotuszanzibar.com

Lotus Beach Villas Ltd
Kiwengwa - Zanzibar
united republic of Tanzania