BRIEF HISTORY OF TANZANIA
The United Republic of Tanzania ( Kiswahili : Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania ), is a country in East Africa bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the North, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, and Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to the South. To the east it borders the Indian Ocean. Tanzania is as a result of the unification of Tanganyika (the mainland) and the Zanzibar islands. Tanganyika was a German Colony, until Germany got defeated in the first world war in 1918. It then became a league of Nations protectorate under the British. Tanganyika remained under British rule for the next 43 years until independence in December of 1961.
In the early first Millennium CE, trade with Arabia and Persia made the East African coast economically strong. As a result Islam was introduced and due to the Arab-centre doctrine of Islam, some Arabic influences entered the language - resulting in the emergence of the Kiswahili language. The Kiswahili language continued to grow as a result of thriving trade with the Arabs, Persians and Indians. Todays Kiswahili language is colored with influence from Arabic, Indian and European languages, but a majority of it remains Bantu.
In 1498 Vasco da Gama became the first European to reach the East African coast, and by 1525 the Portuguese had subdued the entire coast. Portuguese control lasted until the early 18th century, when Arabs from Oman established a foothold in the region. During this time, Zanzibar became the center for the Arab slave trade, as well as the main trading grounds for Ivory.
In 1848 the German missionary Johannes Rebmann became the first European to see Mount Kilimanjaro, and in 1858 Richard Burton and John Speke mapped Lake Tanganyika. In January 1866 the Scottish explorer and missionary David Livingstone went to Zanzibar, from where he set out to seek the source of the Nile. After having lost contact with the outside world for many years, he was found in the town of Ujiji on the shores of Lake Tanganyika on November 10, 1871. Henry Morton Stanley, who had been sent in a publicity stunt to find him by the New York Herald newspaper greeted him with the now famous words "Dr Livingstone, I presume?"
Germany established Tanganyika as a colony in 1886 till the end of the first world war.
Tanzania is one of the last great wild premier destinations for wilderness hunting adventures. It also has some of the finest hunting grounds on the African continent, where large concentrations of game can still be found. Due to the Tanzanian's wise policy towards it's wildlife heritage, vast portions of the country have been set aside for National parks, Game preserves and controlled hunting areas. The Tanzanian government has taken a strong stance against poaching over the last few years, with a pretty much shoot to kill policy on poachers.
We hunt some of the most remote concessions, with a wide variety and abundance of game. This type of East African hunting is full of adventure and will surpass your expectations. The camps that we use are remote but very comfortable, inclusive of a full camp compliment at your service ( chef, waiter, laundry attendant, cleaning staff etc ) and a well trained crew to see to your needs in the bush, entailing very well qualified professional hunters, trackers, drivers and skinners. We will handle every detail of your safari, all we require is a client that is ready to experience the old Africa and real adventure. All areas in Tanzania are free ranging wild areas owned by the government and leased by hunting companies for a five year term.
Having spent 4 permanent years in Tanzania, Pete Barnard Safaris area's are subleased, but offer competitive prices and only selecting the best areas to cater for one's needs. Unlike many companies that have one or two areas, and always try and sell their areas as the best ( not always the case, as there is no one area that is the best for everything ). We choose to hunt selected blocks in the Selous, Massailand, Western Tanzania and around the Rungwa area's, all depending on what our hunters wish to hunt at reasonable prices.
The hunting season in Tanzania runs from July to December. Please note that most areas in Tanzania do have Tsetse fly as well as Malaria, so please take precautions. Please bring your own firearms. You may import three rifles into Tanzania for your hunting safari. Handguns, automatic and semi-automatic weapons are prohibited as well as military clothing. Again with all hunting in Africa we suggest you bring the rifle you are most comfortable with for plains-game ranging from .243 to .300. For dangerous game you are only permitted to use a .375 H&H Magnum or any calibre larger than that. Please bring your own ammunition for your weapons, you are allowed to import 200 cartridges in each different calibre or gauge, which is more than enough.
We will arrange your import / export permits as required in Tanzania for your firearms and ammunition, which are also subject to import duty. Please ensure your rifle serial numbers that you supply us for the permits match the rifle you bring with you. If they do not match, they may be impounded by Customs pending correct licensing. Firearms should be securely cased and unloaded, with the bolts removed, as well as your ammunition being in a separate container.
CITES permits, from your country of residence (or country where your trophies are being shipped ), must be obtained for your animals you wish to hunt. Some countries require that these permits are obtained before you leave for your safari, other's issue them on production of your safari trophy list of hunted animals, after completion of your safari.