Jambo (Hello) everybody! And welcome to My Tanzania!
The spirit of My Tanzania comes out in this welcome song that people sing for the guests in kiswahili in my country:
Jambo, Jambo Bwana, Habari gani, Mzuri sana.
Wageni, mwakaribishwa, Tanzania yetu, Hakuna Matata
Tanzania nchi nzuri, Hakuna Matata.
Nchi yenye amani, Hakuna Matata.
Watu wote, Hakuna Matata, Wakaribishwa, Hakuna Matata.
Hakuna Matata, Hakuna Matata.
Hello, hello, how are you, very fine.
Guests, you’re welcome, in our Tanzania, it’s no problem.
Tanzania is a beautiful country, it’s no problem.
A wonderful country, it’s no problem.
A peaceful country, it’s no problem.
All are welcome, it’s no problem.
Tanzania is the unforgettable place in my peace of mind. It touches something deep within me created by the fascinating balance between the wildlife, the landscapes and my people. It is a country in central East Africa bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, and
My country speaks in many languages from different ethnicity backgrounds but the main language for Tanzania is Kiswahili. Its population consists of Christians, Muslims and followers of indigenous religious groups. Our motto is Uhuru Na Umoja – Freedom and Unity.
An African Safari (“Safari” means travel in the Swahili language) allows you to explore an astonishing diversity of
landscapes, abundant wildlife and fascinating cultures in Tanzania while visiting the famous National Parks within Northern Tanzania. The vast open plain of Serengeti with the largest concentration of wildlife in the world and famous for annual wildlife migration, Africa’s Eden the unique Ngorongoro Crater, the spectacular Lake Manyara National Park in the Great Rift Valley with its tree climbing Lion, Tarangire National Park, famous for its eco system with huge Baobab trees and large herds of Elephants and Arusha National Parks hidden treasure on the foothills of Volcanic Mount Meru makes East Africa unforgettable. A Kilimanjaro climb is one of the most exciting experiences in my country.
In any African Safari, the term “Big Five” you can often get to hear. The “Big Five” refers to Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant and Cape buffalo. The term “big five” was actually coined by big game hunters (not safari tour operators). It refers to the difficulty in bagging these large animals, mostly due to their ferocity when cornered and shot at.
Ngorongoro Crater, a large, unbroken, unflooded volcanic caldera. The crater, which was formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed on itself some two to three million years ago. The Serengeti National Park is a large national park in Serengeti area, Tanzania. It is most famous for its annual migration of over one and a half million white bearded (or brindled) wildebeest and 250,000 zebra. Serengeti National Park is widely regarded as the best wildlife reserve in Africa due to its density of predators and prey. It is famous for the big five.
The Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest fauna reserves of the world, located in the south of Tanzania. Some of the typical animals found here are elephants, hippopotamus, buffalos and crocodiles. Lake Manyara is said to be the loveliest lake in Africa. It is famous for its migratory birds such as flamingo, long crested eagle, and grey headed kingfisher. It is also a home to herbivores such as wild beasts, hippos, impalas, elephants, buffalo, warthogs, and giraffes.
The landscape of Mikumi National park is often compared to that of the Serengeti. The road that crosses the park divides it into two areas with partially distinct environments. Vegetation of this area consists of savannah dotted with acacia, baobab, tamarinds, and some rare palm. In this area, at the furthest from the road, there are spectacular rock formations of the mountains Rubeho and Uluguru. The southeast part of the park is less rich in wildlife, and not very accessible.
The fauna includes many species characteristic of the African savannah. According to local guides at Mikumi, chances of seeing a lion that climbs a tree trunk is larger than in Manyara (famous for being one of the few places where the lions exhibit this behavior). Other animals in the park are elephants, zebras, gnu, impala, eland, kudu, black antelope, baboons, wildebeests and buffaloes.
Tanzania and its wildlife is an experience that every human being should experience. I as a Tanzanian cherish each and every moment I have had in my country.
Bye friends – Nimefurahi kukuona (Nice to have met you)
Its a very beautiful article! Thank you Reshma! :)
P.S. Glossary of Tanzanian terms sportingly sent by Reshma:
Good morning Habari za asubuhi?
Good afternoon Habari za mchana?
Good evening Habari za jioni?
Good night Habari za usiku?
what is your name? Jina lako ni nani?
My name is reshma Jina langu ni Reshma
Goodbye Kwaheri (one), kwaherini(many)
Nice to meet you Nimefurahi kukuona