Tanzania, unique African experience
Covering an area of nearly 1 million km², Tanzania is the biggest country in East Africa. Its individual landscapes include the islands and coastal plains, the Great Rift Valley dotted with unique soda lakes and the northern and southern wilderness areas which hold the greatest concentration of game in Africa.
It has a balmy tropical climate, which is comfortable all year round, though the coolest period is June-September.
Tanzania is a land of natural wonder and beauty - a truly unique African experience. It has a tribal population of over 48 millions, who take pride and delight in welcoming visitors to their country.
Game reserves such as Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Ruaha, Selous, the snow-capped Mt Kilimanjaro, the spice island of Zanzibar, and pristine beaches along the Indian Ocean are only some of the highlights of Tanzania.
Conquering Mt. Kilimanjaro is every climber’s dream and the great mountain welcomes all comers.
Although small in size, and lying in the shadow of the extinct volcano Mt Meru, Arusha National Park has an abundance of primates, herbivores and flamingos.
Lake Manyara National Park not only harbours its famous tree climbing lions, but also many species of bird life.
On entering Tarangire National Park, it is the huge number of baobab trees that first capture your eye.
The escarpments and volcanic mountains of the Great Rift Valley majestically protect Lake Natron and its flamingo population.
A visit to the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest unbroken caldera, is an experience of a lifetime.
The fossilised remains of one of the earliest species of man have been found at Olduvai Gorge through which you pass en route to the Serengeti.
With over 3 million animals involved in seasonal migration, the Serengeti has the largest concentration of wildlife in the world, offering the visitor a truly unparalleled experience.
Selous is the largest game reserve in Africa. Wild dogs still roam the extensive miombo forests.
To the North of the Selous is Mikumi National Park, whose gentle rolling hills and grassy plains are host to large elephants, herds of zebras and impalas and of course the lions who prey on them.
The beautiful and seldom visited Udzungwa National Park is a prime area for hiking and bird watching.
The huge undeveloped wilderness of Ruaha National Park has beautiful open landscapes favoured by lions, buffaloes, and elephants, and again, you may see the rare African wild dog.
Lake Victoria is more like a vast inland sea than a lake, with Rubondo Island being a small jewel in its unspoiled waters.
Along the shores of Lake Tanganyika are the chimpanzee tracking areas of Gombe and Mahale parks.
The latter also hosts several other species of primates.
Lake Rukwa in the Katavi Plains National Park has the highest density of crocodiles in Tanzania.
Sadani is Tanzania’s only coastal wildlife sanctuary.
A visit to the small museum of Bagamoyo, once a busy slave trading town and the headquarters of the German colonial administration, is a must for anyone interested in East African history.
On a small island off the coast lies Kilwa Kisiwani, once the most important trade centre on the Indian Ocean.
Dar Es Salaam is not just a convenient port of call, but also a fascinating, bustling town.
And Zanzibar waits for you just across the water, with its many fascinations.