Wanted: Tourists seeking the exotic, colourful and possibly the extraordinary
If you are seeking the above and you are ready for a trip to somewhere other than an island or city, than consider taking the High Commissioner up on his invitation and start planning a trip to Tanzania. You will not be disappointed. The most perplexing task of the trip planning process may very well be deciding on what camera to take.
The United Republic of Tanzania is a multicultural mosaic rich in the history of mankind and traditions. Tanzania is acknowledged as one of the oldest known inhabited areas on Earth; fossil remains of humans have been found dating back some two million years. And that’s a chronicle of evolution and development that’s hard to imagine …
Although Dodoma is the capital of the country, Dar es Salaam, which is an Arabic phrase meaning Abode of Peace, is the largest city in Tanzania. It is also the country’s richest city and a regionally important economic centre. After World War II, this former fishing village experienced a period of rapid growth. Though Dar es Salaam lost its official status as the capital city to Dodoma in 1996, it remains the centre of government bureaucracy and serves as the capital for the Dar es Salaam region.
Today’s Dar es Salaam is becoming more diverse, with a growing expatriate community of Indian, German, British and Middle Eastern residents. With four large universities, rare architectural offerings and the best restaurants in East Africa, “Dar” is a cornerstone of culture.