the largest of the East African countries, is rich with history; the discovery
of human bones older than 1.75 million year in the Olduvai Gorge earned
it the name, "The Cradle of Mankind." Rich in culture, Tanzanians are
comprised of about 120 tribal groups and are a polite and gentle people;
and rich in landscape beauty, thanks to the preservation of wildlife and
over 23% of its land protected by National Parks and Game Reserves.
The shores of Lake Tanganyika, in Western Tanzania,
are rimmed with small villages that are reached only by plane or boat.
Gombe Stream and Mahale Mountains National Parks were specifically gazetted
to preserve chimpanzee populations and their habitat. In the former Park
you can meet and interact with the chimps that Jane Goodall studied.