Other places to visit in Tanzania

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  • Apart from the fantastic wildlife, glorious beaches and stunning scenery there are plenty of other things to see in Tanzania

    AMBONI CAVES

    About 8 km north of Tanga these ten limestone caves was formed during the Jurassic Age some 150 million years ago , are the most extensive cave system in East Africa
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    BUJORA SUKUMA MUSEUM
    Stone Age tools were discovered here in 1951 .

    Many fossilized bones were also found in the are , among them those of a mammal related to the modern giraffe but having a much shorter neck and an extinct hippopotamus with an unusual periscope like projection.

    KALAMBO FALLS
    Close to the border with Zambia and near the tip of Lake Tanganyika , a 215 metre drop makes this one of the highest waterfalls in the world and after Tugela Falls in South Africa ,

    the second highest in Africa .
    This are is a breeding ground for the giant marabou stork. Primitive tools have been excavated from the Kalambo Gorge.

    KONDOA IRANGI ROCK PAINTINGS
    Half way between Dodoma and Arusha near the village of Kolo

    are some of the finest examples of rock paintings in the world .
    These extraordinary paintings , depicting the animals , customs and people of the time are now Tanzania’s seventh UNESCO World Heritage site.

    MBOZI METEORITE
    A twelve (12) ton iron monolith ,

    the world’s eight largest known meteorite lies on the slopes of Marengi Hill , off the road to Tunduma 70km west of Mbeya. Officially discovered in 1930. the absence of legends recounting its arrival suggest it was more than a thousand years ago

    TENDUNGURU

    A site near Lindi where in 1912 German palaeontologists found the remains of several dinosaurus including the complete skeleton of Brachiosaurus ,
    one of the largest animals ever to walk on the earth.

    UJIJI
    A village close to Kigoma from where in 1858 Burton and Speke commenced their exploration of Lake Tanganyika and where in 1871 Henry Morton Stanley pronounced the famous words ‘Dr Livingstone I presume’.

    Two engraved plaques and a small museum commemorate these events
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    ISIMILA STONE AGE SITE

    Stone Age tools were discovered here in 1951 .
    Many fossilized bones were also found in the are , among them those of a mammal related to the modern giraffe but having a much shorter neck and an extinct hippopotamus with an unusual periscope like projection
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