Lake Manyara Treetop Walkway

treetpe2We are excited to share with you details of Tanzania’s newly opened first and only Treetop Walkway, located in Lake Manyara National Park.

The walkway is an excellent way for guests to experience this groundwater forest ecosystem from a unique birds-eye view. This sky-high adventure has a total walking distance of 370 meters and a maximum height of 18 meters (59 feet).

The walkway is built up with ten suspension bridges along with several viewing decks situated around tree trunks.  This is also one of the longest treetop walkways in Africa.

Our field experts recently made a visit to inspect this new attraction and experience the adventure for themselves. The team was thoroughly impressed to see that the bridge has strict safety standards with multiple reinforcements. The bridge has netting on all sides for safety. Additionally, the walkway allows one-direction traffic in order to avoid congestion while ensuring that the route does not get repetitive. The local guides are well trained to provide assistance on the bridge as well as information on the trees, butterflies, birds, monkeys and various wildlife that guests can expect to see.

 

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Why Tanzania

whytanz2Recently featured as one of the top destinations by The New York Times, Tanzania is enjoying it’s growing reputation as a country that caters to many different tastes.

The people are amongst the continent’s friendliest and the fauna and flora amongst it’s most diverse and plentiful. The range of activities on offer means that everyone from nature enthusiasts, to families or newly weds -or even extreme thrill seekers – are sure to find exactly what they’re looking for.
1. Off the beaten track safaris
2. The People and Culture
3. The Wildebeest Migration
4. The Safari Lodges and Camps
5. The Beaches
6. Climb to the roof of Africa
7. Experience spectacular sunrises and sunsets
8. Relive evolution and primal history
9. Easy availability of tourist visa’s
10. Tropical climate

Zanzibar – The Spice Island

Traditional fisher boat in Zanzibar with people going to fish on low tide

Zanzibar is an island about 23 miles off the East African Coast. Its very name evokes romantic associations – smell of spices, images of narrow streets, Arab chests, carved doors, coral reefs. It is a tourists paradise, with tranquil, warm tropical waters, many miles of beautiful sandy beaches on the Indian Ocean.

On these shores passed explorers like Burton, Speke, Livingstone, and Vasco da Gama in 1502 enroute to India. Zanzibar has a rich and ancient past, having been the center for travelers sailing from distant lands of the Middle East by dhows.
Zanzibar was once the main trading center for the whole of East Africa. Due to the generally slower pace of life, its tranquillity has survived. Zanzibar can be reached from Dar Es Salaam either by 30 minutes air flight or 1 1/4 hour hydrofoil or catamaran ride.