Tanzania is famous for being one of the best wildlife destinations in the world. With famous game reserves such as the
it is a place of unparalleled magnificence.
From the shores of the Indian Ocean and islands such as Zanzibar to the far western boundary of Lake Tanganyika, Africa's longest and deepest lake, this country has so much to offer.
Tanzania’s biggest and best feature, Mount Kilimanjaro, is Africa's highest mountain. The climb is challenging and rewarding but even just seeing the snow-capped peak from a distance is a thrill. Read more about climbing Mt Kilimanjaro.
The Selous, Tanzania's unspoilt and little visited wilderness is the largest game reserve in Africa. The Selous, along with Ruaha National Park attract a fantastic variety of animals and birds.
The country's rivers and lakes contain high populations of hippo and crocodile.
Lake Manyara is often tinged pink with hundreds of flamingos, and boasts high concentrations of elephant and giraffe.
The Serengeti National Park shares the famous animal migration of game with Kenya. This wildlife spectacle sees wildebeest and zebra move from the plains of the Serengeti to the plains in the Masai Mara, and back again in search of new food.
To witness the migration (in Tanzania) the best time to travel is from December to March and July / August – however Tanzania has fantastic resident game so the game viewing is excellent year round.
The Ngorongoro Crater is yet another of Tanzania's natural wonders. Twenty-five million years ago the volcano collapsed to form a ‘caldera’ with sides over five hundred meters high and a base of about twenty kilometers wide.
This natural arena for wildlife is stunning when viewed from above, but truly amazing from the crater floor. Here you will find thousands of wildebeest, gazelle, zebra, prides of lion, rhino, elephant and buffalo. The lush vegetation in the woodland areas and on the crater walls contrasts with the wide open plains grazed by game, while flocks of flamingos turn the central soda lake pink.
Nearby is "The Cradle of Mankind" - Olduvai Gorge. This is where the first early human remains were found dating back to approximately 1.75 million years ago. Olduvai Gorge is visited when you travel between Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater.
The cultural experience of visiting the Masai in Tanzania is powerful, and the eclectic market towns of Mto Wa Mbu and Arusha offer a linguistic mix like nowhere else in Africa.
A unique opportunity to interact with the locals is to go ‘walking with the Masai’ on a safari where you have the opportunity to totally immerse yourself in their ways.
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