Arabella Golf Club is one South Africa’s finest golf courses and is regularly visited by golfers from all over the world who come to tee off on our splendid course and try out our immaculate putting greens. In fact South Africa as a whole is ranked highly as a destination for pro golfers and enthusiasts to travel to due to the wide variety and high quality of the golf courses available here. However South Africa is not the only African country to boast glorious golf courses. Tanzania has some incredible golf courses that are highly rated amongst some of the worlds top professional golfers. The Kilomanjaro golf course designed in late 2012 by David Jones is a course that offers five star amenities and nested in the centre of a 1100 acre wildlife sanctuary.
The Heart of Africa for some and Tanzania for many is a glorious country to visit and explore. It is packed with great insight and different cultures. It has some amazing national parks and the number of languages they have is jaw dropping. Here is a list of the uniqueness that Tanzania has to offer.
• Zanzibar: You can’t mention Tanzania and not speak about Zanzibar. Zanzibar is an island on islands forming a glorious set of beaches and other amazing sights to see. Popular towns such as Stone Town and Nungwi are just some of the amazing places you can visit while in Tanzania. Zanzibar is so cool that it has its own flag. Although it uses the same colors as the Tanzania, the style is significantly different. Yes, Zanzibar is that great and its real easy to find a selection of Zanzibar packages available on the internet to plan a luxury holiday for you and you family.
• 162 Tribes: A total of 162 tribes reside in Tanzania. These tribes are different in culture, religion and heritage. As many as they are, they are able to respect each other’s differences and embrace the diversity they all share. The highest level of disrespect is demeaning another tribe, this goes against any sense of dignity and morals a tribe has. Nobody wants to be disregarded on the grounds of anything that is why respect is the first rule when it comes to all these tribes.
• Moon: I can attest to how terrified I am of the dark so I can imagine how scary it must be walking in pitch dark paths and roads. The Tanzanian moon can shine so brightly in the sky that one might not need a flashlight when walking. It’s like having your very own big torch looking over you. If that doesn’t make you feel special, nothing ever will.
• National Anthem: Can you believe that Tanzania shares a national anthem with South Africa and Zimbabwe? Although the South African national anthem is titled “Nkosi Sikelel iAfrica” and the Tanzanian national anthem is titled “Mungu Ibariki Afrika”. The national anthem is composed by Enock Sontonga but sang in different respective languages.
• Animals: Every animal you can think of is found at Tanzania, from lions to elephants. The Tanzanian community is trying by all means to win the battle over animal poachers. The common animal victims for poachers are usually the African Elephant and Black Rhinoceros. It is a sad sight to see the population of these animals decreasing but it is a battle the Tanzanians are not willing to let go.
• Sport: Sport activities seem to be an all-time favorite among the locals. Soccer and rugby have been embraced by the residents and have become ideal sports to play in the country.
• Tourism: Tourism in Tanzania is rated high in the economy scale of the country. Tourists are a great influence in the economy and that is why the government strives in attracting tourists in any way possible. Research shows that Zanzibar hotels enjoy some of the highest occupancy rates all year round making the hospitality trade a vital source of employment for Tanzanians. It is profitable for the country and pleasurable for the tourists. Sounds more like a win-win situation according to me. When everybody is all smiles and the beaches are blossoming in the sunlight; everything is A-OKAY.
• Poverty: Although Tanzania is rapidly growing in terms of exports and trades, poverty still remains a major concern. Cattle have to hinge on rain and access to drinking water can be quite challenging. The government is doing the best it can but the poverty rates are still alarming.
• Freedom: The taste of liberation is worthy of a celebration. Tanzania was one of the first countries to gain independence in 1961. Julius Nyerere was the first president to be inaugurated after the liberation from the British colonial government.