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For more than 10,000 yesteryears, we humans have inhabited the lands that are now known as Tanzania. The earliest peoples were hunters and gathers, and agriculture and herding have only been used in the area for the last 3,000 to 5,000 years. Trading with Greece started on the Swahili coast in 400 BC, leading to the settlement of coastal towns and settlements by Bantu-speaking people, as well as Arabs and Persians who traded tusker ivory, native slaves, spices gold, silver and perfume. Trade with China was significant between the 13th and 15th centuries, at the height of the Kilwa Kisiwani, Bagamoyo and Zanzibar Archipelago civilizations, and the area's population became a blend of Indian, Arab and African people. By 1525, the region was dominated by the Portuguese, but by the 19th century, the Germans and the British presence increased significantly, which ultimately brought a decline in the slave trade due to the slavery abolition laws introduced in the west and lack of demand. Your Tanzania historic tour reveals the country's long journey to independence through many significant historical events, such as the Maji Maji rebellion from 1905 to 1907.

During World War I, the realm was under German control, but after the war, the country came under British protectorate. In 1964, the nations of Tanganyika and Zanzibar fused together as the United Republic of Tanzania. Visiting the country's historic sites gives you an unparalleled insight into the challenges faced by its people. Near the Unguja village of Mangapwani in Zanzibar is a natural cavern and man-made cave that was once used for slaves, and the Mbweni Palace Ruins were once the site of a hiding place for rescued slaves. The Maruhubi Palace Ruins once served as the grand estate of Sultan Barghash, and you can still see the pillars and aqueducts. The Old Boma Museum in Arusha displays exhibits of the country's pre-colonial period, as well as various influences of foreign rule. Also in Arusha, the Declaration Museum where you learn about the country's struggle for independence, and in the Mara Musoma region, the Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere Museum also tells the story of the country's greatest leaders, who lead the country to freedom from the German and British authority. Other Tanzania museums for your culture holidays in Africa are Arusha Cultural Heritage Center, Maasai Cultural Museum, and in Dar es Salaam, the National Museum and House of Culture.

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  • AfricanMecca's professionalism and care understands that what distinguishes Africa is its authenticity, the land, people and wildlife who do not share our world of fashion and fanfare that distinguish so many travel companies today.
    Cyril Christo & Marie Wilkinson, Conservation Photographers, Authors & Wildlife Documentary Producers - USA
  • Jambo Raza, We all had a fantastic time on our Tanzania safari. Accommodations were excellent and we loved our guide - Rodgers. We will definitely recommend this safari to others. Thanks for all your help making the arrangements.
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  • Thanks again to you for arranging a wonderful trip for us. Everything was great from the fantastic wildlife, the scenery, the people, the accommodations and the food. The safari was everything we had hoped for.
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  • I booked my safari holiday through AfricanMecca. They were the most helpful company I have ever dealt with and I work within the travel industry. I had the most amazing time. The holiday went as clockwork with no hitches anywhere.
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  • We have returned from our African adventure and would like to thank you very much for your part in making this such a wonderful experience. We were lucky enough to time the Great Migration from the Serengeti, which was amazing.
    Denise Paterson - Belmont, Australia
  • We had an absolutely amazing trip in Arusha, Serengeti and Gombe - everything went smooth as silk. Thank you so much Raza for making this trip, the trip of a lifetime. We had an absolutely brilliant time.
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When visiting Tanzania, we recommend combining your safari to Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire and Lake Manyara with an extension out to Southern or Western parks like Selous, Ruaha, Katavi or Mahale - Gombe ending with a beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour in the exotic spice island of Zanzibar, Pemba, Mafia or Fanjove. You can also day trek or climb the highest mountain in Africa - Kilimanjaro.

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