|The second country on my itinerary was Tanzania. Tanzania,
formerly known as Tanganyika before forming an allegiance with the Zanzibar
Archipelago, is by far the largest country in East Africa. However, most
tourists stick to a handful of destinations located in the northeast of the
country; between the northern border of Kenya, and the northeastern coastal
strip that runs from the Kenyan border to the Tanzanian capital city Dar es
Salaam. Most travelers to Tanzania come here to safari and look at wildlife at
the Serengeti Plains National Park - which borders Kenya's Masai Mara, and/or
the outstanding Ngorongoro Crater Park.
Having been on safaris all week
in Kenya, I opted not to do any safaris in Tanzania as they can get kind of
expensive and after a couple of days, you start seeing the same stuff again and
again. I only had one main purpose of going to Tanzania and that was to climb
to the top of Uhuru Peak - the highest point of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and the
highest point in Africa. From there I then made my way east for a short, yet
sweet rendezvous to the exotic island of Zanzibar, and its charming traveler's
hub Stone Town. I then spent a night in Dar es Salaam before making my way back
up north to Mombassa.
I've divided the Kenya site into three separate
pages. First, there's the Kilimanjaro trek and then the Arusha snake park. I
was a little skeptical about dedicating an entire page to this but as there's a
gorilla page and a lion page, I thought why not a snakes page. Then there's the
Zanzibar page - which has photos from Zanzibar's swinging Stone Town.