Rock Solid in Tanzania
If you’re looking at my latest 4 posts, they’re about Rock Solid from Carmen Sandiego. He cares about nature and environment.
Rock: Welcome to Tanzania! Let’s take a little nature walk, shall we?
People have lived in Tanzania since long before anyone called in Tanzania. In fact, my old pal Louise Leakey found fossilized human teeth here that were about 2 million years old. I wonder if they had international themes back then too.
If you want to see wildlife, this is your spot: Serengeti National Park. The world’s biggest herds of gazelles and wildebeest wandered these plains, along with zebras, lions, hippos, giraffes, hyenas, elephants… you name it. You definitely want to clean your shoes after this assignment.
Tanzania used to be two different countries: Tanganyika, and the island nation of Zanzibar. They united in 1964, and now over a hundred different tribal groups call the country home. But as long as you know the language, you’ll get by just fine. You do speak Bantu, don’t you?
That snow-capped mountain in the mist is Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, or peaks I should say. Since Kilimanjaro has two different summits: Kibo and Mowenzi. That 19,000-foot hill is actually a volcano, but don’t worry; it’s been extinct for years.