Home of the Mighty Kilimanjaro

Tanzania is a land of contrasts and majesty, Africa at its most wild and unexplored. There is the snow-capped summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and the sun-kissed beaches of Zanzibar, the vast herds of game grazing on the Serengeti plains and the slow volcanic eruption of Ol Donyo Lengai. With so much natural wealth, it's no wonder that Tanzania has something for everyone.

Tanzania is blessed a winning combination of truly wild reserves You can come straight from a Tanzania safari camp in the morning and reach the Indian Ocean in time for an afternoon swim.

It is renowned for its magnificent wildlife, lakes, mountains, scenery , tropical beaches and amazing marine life. Nearly a quarter of the country is made up of protected national parks, hunting reserves and controlled zones. The country’s wildlife parks and reserves are unrivalled for their abundance of game. With internationally famous game parks like the Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Manyara, where wildlife roam in teeming numbers, a safari here is an unbelievable experience.

The Great Migration in the Serengeti is a phenomenon that is beyond description - this mass exodus of 1.5 million wildebeest together with half a million zebra along with the predators and other species that follow them, is one of the greatest spectacles on earth. The Great Migration pattern follows a 500-mile route between Kenya and Tanzania, reaching its climax in the Southern Serengeti from December through to February. From May to July, during the dry season, the herds start drifting to the west towards Lake Victoria and back into Kenya. Ngorongoro Crater serves as home to a host of animals, including big game as well as astonishing birdlife. Nearby, trace the footsteps of man’s earliest ancestors at Olduvai Gorge.

Here too, are some of Africa's most famous sites - Mount Kilimanjaro the highest mountain in Africa, the island of Zanzibar and the great lakes - Victoria, Tanganyika and Malawi (Nyasa) - which form the country's boundaries.

In the north, Masai tribes strive to maintain and share their cultural traditions with visitors. Both Lake Manyara Reserve and Tarangire Park feature fabulous bird-watching opportunities. Southern Tanzania’s lesser known game parks such as Ruaha, Katavi and Mikumi National Parks are still uncrowded and present travelers with quieter and more personal encounters with nature and wildlife.

Designated a World Heritage Site, the Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact volcanic crater with one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in Africa.

Dar es Salaam is the largest city and the political and economic capital of Tanzania. Located in a quiet bay off the Indian Ocean coast, the city has grown in economic importance to become a prosperous centre of the entire East African region. Its bustling harbour is the main port in Tanzania. Restaurants, shops, office buildings, and government buildings are all a common features of Tanzania’s urban centre.

Zanzibar and Pemba are the 2 principal islands, which are known as the "Spice Islands" because of their history as producers of cloves and their position on the ancient spice routes. It also offers some of the best beaches in the world.

Many of the winding streets and high townhouses of old Stone Town remain unchanged and visitors can walk between the sultan’s palace, the House of Wonders, the Portuguese fort and gardens, the merchants’ houses, and the Turkish baths of the old city. Zanzibar also has a lot to offer historically culturally and its conservation efforts are also worth a visit.