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An excited whoop erupts from deep in the forest, boosted immediately by a dozen other voices, rising in volume and tempo and pitch to a frenzied shrieking crescendo. To the human listener, walking through the ancient forests of Gombe Stream, this spine-chilling outburst is also an indicator of imminent visual contact with man’s closest genetic relative: the chimpanzee.?
Isolated, untrammelled and seldom visited, Katavi is a true wilderness, providing the few intrepid souls who make it there with a thrilling taste of Africa as it must have been a century ago. Tanzania’s third largest national park, it lies in the remote southwest of the country, within a truncated arm of the Rift Valley that terminates in the shallow, brooding expanse
of Lake Rukwa.
A million wildebeest... each one driven by the same ancient rhythm, fulfilling its instinctive role in the inescapable cycle of life: a frenzied three-week bout of territorial conquests and mating; survival of the fittest as 40km (25 mile) long columns plunge through crocodile infested waters on the annual exodus north.
Zanzibar consists of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean. There are numerous small islands and two large ones: Unguja (the main island, informally referred to as "Zanzibar"), and Pemba. Zanzibar was once a separate state with a long trading history within the Arab world. The old quarter Zanzibar City, known as Stone Town, is a World Heritage Site.
The Ngorongoro CA is one of the most impressive attractions in the world. It holds Ulduvai Gorge, a 90 metres (295 feet) deep, 50 km (31 miles) long canyon. The main feature of Ngorongoro is the Ngorongoro Crater, which is the world's largest unbroken, unflooded volcanic caldera. The Crater, is 610 metres (2,001 feet) deep and its floor covers 260 sq km (102 sq miles).