In honor of Freddie Mercury’s 65th birthday, today’s Google doodle has pulled out all the stops with an animated tribute to the late rock legend (play the animation below). What does this have to do with Tanzania? He was born Faroukh Bulsara on Tanzania’s picturesque archipelago, Zanzibar.
On Monday, April 26, Tanzania celebrates Union Day. It is a public holiday commemorating the day Zanzibar and Tanganyika joined to form The United Republic of Tanzania in 1964. The festivities will include speeches from the president as well as traditional dance and other performances on both the mainland and the islands of Zanzibar.
Founded in 1981 and based in Watertown Massachusetts, Thomson Safaris has been handcrafting trips-of-a-lifetime for over 30 years. Tanzania is our only destination, and has truly become our second home. We’re excited to be able to share it with you through stories and features on our blog.