Guide to Tanzania

Guide to Tanzania

Briggs, Philip

1993

Book ID 33

See also

Briggs, Philip Guide to Tanzania, 1993

A partition was agreed in 1886

A partition was agreed in 1886, identical to the modern border between Kenya and Tanzania. You may read that Kilimanjaro was part of the British territory before Queen Victoria gave it to her cousin, the Kaiser, as a birthday present. This amusing story was possibly dreamed up by a Victorian satirist to reflect the arbitrariness of the scramble. It is a complete fabrication.

Extract ID: 397

See also

Briggs, Philip Guide to Tanzania, 1993

River of Mosquitoes

This village near the entrance gate to Lake Manyara sees a lot of tourist traffic and most organised safaris stop at its huge curio market. When you get out of your vehicle expect to be swarmed around by curio dealers. Bear in mind that prices here are double what they would be in Arusha. Mto wa Mbu means River of Mosquitoes. If you spend a night, you will be in no doubt as to how it got this name.

Extract ID: 3697

See also

Briggs, Philip Guide to Tanzania, 1993

This low-key lodge on the Serengeti border

This low-key lodge on the Serengeti border is in the acacia woodlands overlooking Lake Ndutu. You can observe animals coming to drink from the bar. Accommodation is in self-contained bungalows.

This extract is the funniest of them all - what do the animals drink?

Extract ID: 653
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