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NATURAL FEATURES IN TANZANIA

Mbozi Meteorite

Mbozi Meteorite ranks as the world’s 8th and second biggest in Africa after the Namibian meteorite. It is situated 65 kilometers southwest of the town of Mbeya at Mbozi Songwe, Tanzania. This meteorite is estimated to weigh 12 tons and has a physical difference from other meteorites found in the world. It is approximately 3 meters long and 1 meter tall. This natural wonder is famous for its rich narrative and scientific research. Eight meteorites have fallen in Tanzania. The largest meteorite in Tanzania is Mbozi which has 12 tons. Other meteorites are in grams and sent to the national museum immediately after research.

Kondoa Irangi

Kondoa Rock-Art Painting is in the central region of Dodoma, Tanzania. Dodoma is the capital of Tanzania and the center of official politics. The best place to visit in Dodoma is Kondoa Irangi, known in history for its rock paintings and much more. The Kondoa Irangi Rock Paintings are a set of 150 to 400 decorated rock shelter walls o believed to be more than 50,00 years old. The paintings depict elongated people, animals, musical instruments, flowing rivers, and hunting scenes. To this day, the cave is for providing spiritual services to the Rangi Community and all the surrounding communities of Irangi.

Amboni Caves

Amboni cave is the largest limestone cave in East Africa and the second limestone cave in the world after the mammoth Cave of the United States of America (USA). The Amboni caves are limestone in nature found in the Tanga region, Northern Tanzania.

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Amboni Caves

The background history of the Amboni caves tells how Tanga indigenous people among the tribes such as Zigua, Bondei, Digo, and Sambaa used the caves. These tribal communities used the cave for spiritual reasons. The attractions of this cave include a dancing place, bats, and rocky drawings of a ship, mountain, crocodiles, head of a male lion, elephant, and a map of Africa, Exploring Tanzania Tourism

HISTORICAL SITES

Olduvai Gorge and Laetoni Footprints

Dr. Louis and Mary Leakey discovered the fossil bones of a three-toed horse in Olduvai. They found approximately 1.75-million-year-old fossils of Zinjanthropus along with their toolmaking skills. They later found other hominid types as early as 2 million years ago. This attractive place is in Arusha, Tanzania. Olduvai Gorge in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, with pristine fossil preservation that goes back millions of years. Few places on the planet can offer us a clear and complete glimpse of our evolutionary history. Many human history places are in East Africa, and Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania is one of them. Olduvai Gorge, in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, is one of the world’s most significant historical sites.

Kilwa Kisiwani Ruin

 The island of Kilwa Kisiwani is in a large bay on the coast of southern Tanzania, a six-hour drive from the capital, Dar es Salaam. Reachable only by boat from the small mainland town of Kilwa Masoko, the island is home to extensive ruins dating from three periods of occupation. The earliest standing ruins from the eleventh century were established at Kilwa by a Persian prince (the first Sultanate). Two important structures dating from this era still stand. The first is the Great Mosque, which was built in the fourteenth century and was once the largest in sub-Saharan Africa. The other is the palace, built at Husuni Kubwa between 1315 and 1330 and renowned for its spectacular pools and courtyards.

Kaole Ruins

On a month’s trip to Tanzania, you can adventure to Bagamoyo to see the Kaole ruins. The Kaole ruin is a site that holds the remains of the first settlement of the Arab foreigners in Bagamoyo and an archaeological remains excavation site. Some of the structures at the site include houses, mosques, water wells, and graves of the foreigners that died there, Exploring Tanzania Tourism

Kunduchi ruins

Kunduchi is a Neighborhood in the Kinondoni District of the Dar-es-salaam Region of Tanzania. Kunduchi Ruins include the remnants of a late 15th-century mosque and Arabic graves from the 18th or 19th centuries, with some well-preserved pillar tombs and graves. Fragments of Chinese pottery found here testify to ancient trading links between this part of Africa and Asia.Songo Mnara Ruins

The remains of the two large East African ports, Kilwa Kisiwani and Songo Mnara are on two small islands near the coast. From the 13th to the 16th century, the Kilwa merchants traded gold, silver, pearls, perfumes, Arab crockery, Persian terracotta, and Chinese porcelain.

LARGEST LAKES 

Lake Tanganyika

Lake Tanganyika is one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world by volume and depth. It is that it belongs to four different countries; Tanzania, Burundi, Congo, and Zambia. At least 50 streams and rivers feed the lake, and it is one of the world’s most biologically rich and scientifically valuable habitats. Lake Tanganyika holds an astounding 8 percent of the world’s freshwater and is home to 500 fish species, most of which stay within meters of the surface, Exploring Tanzania Tourism.

Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria is the largest freshwater lake in Africa and second in the world after Lake Superior in the United States of America (U.S.A). It was renamed after Queen Victoria by British explorer John Hanning Speke in 1858. It is in east Africa on the borders of Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda. Tanzania has a portion of the lake at 49%, followed by Uganda at 45%, and Kenya has the remaining 6%. The lake was formed about 400,000 years ago through the down warping movement of the land. It has a surface area of approximately 59,947 square Kilometers, an average depth of 40 meters, and the deepest part of 80 meters. The lake holdsmany types of animals, fish, plants, and algae. The animals found in the lake are hippos, crocodiles, otters, turtles, marsh mongooses, reedbucks, frogs, and water snakes. The main fish species are tilapia, Nile perch, catfish, cichlid, killifish, lungfish, elephant fish, spiny eel, and Lake Victoria sardine, locally known as Dagaa.

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Lake Victoria

The lake is an economic hub for the surrounding communities since it provides water for domestic and commercial use, fishing, inland water transport, and tourism. Major towns and inland ports in Tanzania are Musoma, Mwanza, and Bukoba. There are many islands in the lake. The main Island of Lake Victoria in Tanzania are Ukerewe, Ukara, Rubondo, Maisome, Bumbiri, Kome, Komasi, Gana, Ikuza, and Nazinga. Some of the Lake Victoria Islands are national parks and reserves. These are Rubondo National Park and Maisome Forest Reserve in Tanzania.

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