Off the beaten path: Tanzania

Tanzania, the largest country in East Africa, one of the oldest continuously inhabited areas on Earth, with its thriving wildlife, the snows of Kilimanjaro and fascinating culture of more than 150 tribes has plenty of destinations and sites to offer for an off the beaten path traveler. You can examine the 3.6 million years old footprints of human ancestors in Ngorongoro, see the weird deadly lake Natron, examine the stone age sites, learn about unusual cultural practices of various ethnic groups, and much more.

The red petrifying lake Natron, Tanzania

Lake Natron in Tanzania is one of the most hostile environments on Earth. Its waters are blood red, very salty and very hot, yet there are some animals living around it. When they die, they turn into…