East Africa is becoming more popular amongst travellers, people have started visiting the area and they have found wonderful scenery and wildlife as well as some very welcoming people. One of the upcoming destinations in East Africa is Tanzania; it is quickly becoming a favourite. Tanzania is home to slightly more people than neighbouring Kenya and although not as common just yet Tanzania is growing in popularity rapidly with tourists. Agriculture is the main contributor to the economy in Tanzania, it provides 75% of jobs in the country, although tourism is growing and more people are using the tourism industry to make a living.
Tanzania attracts many tourists each year due to the wonderful natural landscape and wildlife it offers. Mount Kilimanjaro is in Tanzania and attracts climbers from all over the world who come to Tanzania to climb this great mountain. It is the highest mountain in Africa and the centrepiece to the Kilimanjaro National Park. Alongside climbers, wildlife lovers are drawn to Tanzania due to some wonderful national parks, the two big ones to draw people to Tanzania are the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. The Serengeti National Park is regarded as one of the best national parks in Africa due to the huge numbers of both prey and predators in the area. Home of the great migration and many crocodiles it gives visitors a huge opportunity to see the hunters and the hunted at work in their natural habitat. Lions, Leopards and Elephants are among the wildlife on offer here at this wonderful national park. The Ngorongoro Crater is a huge crater that formed when a volcano exploded and collapsed on itself. It formed a natural enclosure for wildlife and is now home to many species. A large flat area means the area is great for spotting wildlife and many tourists are drawn to the area as it gives them a chance to find the wildlife in very easy terrain.
Tanzania is an important part of the world when it comes to wildlife and the organisation Fauna and Flora are currently working in Tanzania with the Pemba Flying Fox. The organisation has been working with the Pemba Flying Fox since the 1990’s and has helped numbers go from hundreds up to around 20,000 today. This great work in Tanzania has given the area a huge wildlife boost.
To complete your trip to Tanzania I highly recommend some volunteer work in the country, it is a great way of giving something back to the country after you have experienced the country and its natural beauty. A great way to give back to a local community in Tanzania would be to give up your spare time to help the ones that need it the most, the children. Many orphanages and homes are set up for children throughout Tanzania and your time for a few hours would really give the area a lift. The children of Tanzania need all the help they can get and by seeing tourists come volunteering for a little while really puts a smile on the faces of young children who have nothing to smile about in life. If you have a few days to spare it will be the most rewarding days of your trip if you can volunteer and help out the children of Tanzania.