Tanzania is nature’s work of art. It is where you can find Africa’s highest mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro, as its stunning backdrop. Hikes ranking from easy to difficult, one can stand on the roof of Africa to marvel at it all.
On the plains of the Serengeti, Tanzania is host to the largest mammal migration in the world, now deemed one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
Not to be missed is the geological wonder of Ngorongoro Crater, the larest intact caldera or volcanic crater in the world. For the safari enthusiast, this has been likened to the Garden of Eden. There are lodges built along the rim of this natural wonder and, since an estimated 30,000 animals have no reason to leave this haven, one can be assured of great year-round game viewing.
Tanzania’s beach destinations such as the exotic Spice Island of Zanzibar or Pemba Island, make for a great bush and beach vacation.
The vast grasslands of the renowned Serengeti National Park offers the quintessential African game viewing experience. Meaning ‘endless plains’ in the language of the Maasai, this land of immense open spaces is home to literally millions of large herbivores, as well as the accompanying carnivores.
The largest intact caldera in the world, the Ngorongoro Crater shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens anywhere. A permanent population of more than 30 000 animals inhabit a mere 100sq miles in the 2 000ft deep crater, making this one of the few places in Africa where guests stand a great chance of seeing the entire Big Five in the course of a single game drive.
Established specifically to protect the elephant herds that have made this area world renowned, the park provides an excellent and varied wildlife experience. Apart from the elephants, Lake Manyara is famous for tree-climbing lions, as well as the thousands of flamingos that inhabit the lake shore.
SELOUS GAME RESERVE
Selous has the greatest diversity of safari activities including some of Africa’s best boat safaris, walking and fly camping trips. It also represents some of the best unspoilt Africa to be witnessed.