2016 Annular Solar Eclipse on a Tanzania Safari

If an experience of a lifetime of a safari tour in any one of the magical locations in the country of Tanzania, Africa wasn’t enough, A Tent With A View Safaris have launched a tour to surpass it.

Taking place between August 29th and September 5th the Amazing annular Solar Eclipse 2016 Safari Tour will enable travellers to enjoy the ultimate in Tanzania safari tour within the UNESCO Word Heritage Site of Selous Game Reserve in South Tanzania as well as the stunning island of Zanzibar but in the middle of this watch one of the great spectacles from earth, an annular solar eclipse.

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The exact date of the next annular solar eclipse is Thursday September 1st 2016 and it is when the moon is a new moon, is near a lunar node, the earth, moon and sun are perfectly aligned in a straight line and the moon is at its apogee.

The path of the eclipse changes each occurrence. The September 2016 eclipse path spans part of the South Atlantic, into Gabon in Africa, Congo before heading into Tanzania and northern Madagascar before ending in the Indian Ocean.

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Path of the September 2016 annual solar eclipse passing over Tanznaia

It Tanzania and specifically over the Selous Game Reserve that the greatest eclipse will be in view as well as for the greatest duration. Of course any location to witness this spectacle will be amazing but for it to be within the giant skies of Tanzania in 2016, creates even more excitement and makes this special safari tour truly one in a lifetime.

The full itinerary for this 6 days and 7 nights tour can be found here, http://www.tentwithaview.com/tours/south-tanzania/amazing-annular-solar-eclipse-2016-safari-tour which includes the night before the eclipse in the brand new Safari butterfly accommodation underneath the stars.