This safari utopia that lies in the Great Rift Valley is top on many a safari-lover’s list and it’s not hard to see why. One of the homes of the great migration, people from far afield are inspired to come witness this annual wildlife-and-adrenaline-jampacked spectacle for themselves. But that’s not all; Tanzania offers tropical Zanzibar island escapes, and mountain climbing feats that test the body and soul.
Tanzania’s famed Serengeti National Park is a place of open savannahs and unending plains punctuated by distinct flat-topped acacia trees. The migration takes place here and the vast herds of easy-to-spot animals above the open grasslands are legendary.
The Ngorongoro Crater is another special and unique place for the East Africa enthusiast. Formed by a large volcano that exploded and collapsed on itself, today it’s the world’s largest inactive, unfilled volcanic caldera that’s a haven for wildlife and spectacularly scenic settings, such as large flocks of flamingos on the crater’s floor.
Zanzibar just off the coast of Tanzania is a tropical island paradise that speaks for itself. Swaying palm trees and shimmery turquoise-emeraldy seas…who could ask for more?
Mount Kilimanjaro which rises above the plains within Kilimanjaro National Park provides opportunities for hiking enthusiasts to climb Africa’s highest mountain amidst totally unique surroundings.
And then there are the great lakes— Lake Victoria and Lake Tanganyika—traversing through Tanzania’s territory, providing a beauty all on its own…