(PRWEB) February 26, 2009
The open plains of Africa have enticed travellers to its shores for hundreds of years; its stunning scenery, fascinating cultures and a vast array of wildlife make the continent one of the most interesting travel destinations the world has to offer. While flocks of tourists head to the cosmopolitan cities of Mombasa and Cape Town, the new breed of voluntourists are looking for a travelling experience that's a little more off the beat and track.
Despite being home to one of the most famous landmarks in the world and the highest point in Africa; Mount Kilimanjaro, there are still many areas of Tanzania that remain underexplored. The Bongoyo and Pemba Islands offer a unique chance to absorb a more traditional and chilled out side to African life, from snorkelling in the bays to fishing alongside the locals! Travellers looking for a more frenetic pace should head to the capital of Dar es Salaam, buzzing with life and culture, the National Museum is a great destination for art buffs and historians alike!
Bordered by the three largest lakes on the African continent; Lake Victoria, Lake Tanganyika and Lake Nyasa, rural Tanzania is perfect for both adrenalin junkies looking for thrills on the rapids and nature lovers in search of rare riverside wildlife! Adventurers in search of a completely different safari should steer clear of the crowds at the Serengeti and head to the N'gorongoro Crater where there is the largest population of Lions in Africa or even take a walking tour through Arusha National Park!
One way to keep off the well trodden tourist's path is to opt for a trip with a difference. Companies such as i-to-i offer travellers the chance to see the world's hidden treasures and make a truly positive impact. There's no better way to see the sights the backpackers only glimpse and really get to know a country than to live like a local!
Tours like i-to-i's brand new 4 week Ultimate Tanzania tour give travellers the opportunity to live amongst the locals, swim with Dolphins, work with children in Moshi, go on safari and trek the foothills of Kilimanjaro! Travellers will also have the chance to visit Coral Islands, the stunning Stone town of Zanzibar and the wilds of Selous National Park, one of the greatest Parks in Africa with a diverse range of wildlife.
Travellers who hunger for a truly Tanzanian experience but haven't got a month to spare, can also find their perfect option in a 2 week Wildlife Safari and Community Work tour. Another brilliant tour from i-to-i, travellers will have a whole week of safari, the chance to explore the N'gorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park! They can also get stuck into community work and there'll be plenty of opportunity for trekking too! Not bad for 2 weeks? That's not all! There's also the unique experience of spending a night amongst the Masai and learn about their fascinating and ancient culture!
And the even better news? i-to-i's new Tanzanian tours run from 2 to 6 weeks so no matter how long travellers want the African experience to last, we've got the tour to fit!
For more information visit our website at http://www.i-to-i.com or for media enquiries please contact Catherine Luff at 0800 011 1156/ catherine.luff(at)i-to-i.com