Tanzania

The soul of Africa
The largest country in East Africa including the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba. Tanzania contains some of Africa’s most well-known game parks, The Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area are truly world renowned. Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro also resides in Tanzania. Like its neighbour Kenya the Swahili culture and language is used in Tanzania.

Serengeti National Park was created to preserve the path of the world’s largest migration circuit. A massive accumulation of 1.5 million wildebeest, 200,000 zebras and 350,000 gazelles stretching their legs over 1,200 miles in an annual race to find enough water and green grass for their survival. As well as being the stomping ground of the great migration there are plenty of concentrations of wildlife, especially the big cats.

Often referred to as ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World’, The Ngorongoro Crater is a definite world class attraction. Within the crater rim, large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze nearby while sleeping lions laze in the sun. At dawn, the endangered black rhino return to the thick cover of the crater forests after grazing n dew-laden grass in the morning mist. Only indigenous tribes such as the Maasai are allowed to live within this protected areas borders.

At 5895m, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak, rising above the East African plains. It is also the highest free standing mountain in the world and one of the highest peaks you can scale without technical expertise. Few other treks in the world offer rainforests with primates and game, alpine pastures, high moorlands of giant eerie plant life and snow fields at the summit.

Tanzania can be visited year round and the climate varies considerably depending on where you are. Generally the main rainy season lasts during March, April and May. This consists of an afternoon tropical downpour. The humidity in these months is high and temperatures are in the low 30’s. The second rainy season is in November and December and this is considered the ‘short’ rainy season. The dry season if from June to October.
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"Zanzibar is the paradise that you imagine and being able to see the 'big 5' was incredible"

"Zanzibar is the paradise that you imagine and being able to see the 'big 5' in their natural habitat was incredible. Tanzania is an amazing country and the tour was so well run in allowing me to experience it."

Luis went on our Highlights of Tanzania in April 2015.

Ngorongoro Crater, often referred to as ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World’

Tanzania is a country with amazing wildlife in Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. Africa's highest peak Kilimanjaro can be trekked and the idyllic island of Zanzibar is perfect for relaxing.
Serengeti Plains
Zanzibar beaches
View into the Ngorongoro Crater
Zanzibar Diving
Stone Town Fort
Ngorongoro Crater Entry Gate

Tanzania is for you if...

You love spotting amazing wildlife
You've got the desire to trek up Africa's highest peak
You'll love the white sand and clear blue ocean of Zanzibar
You've a passion to visit the homeland of the local Maasai
You have 'no worries' (Hakuna Matata)
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Articles about Tanzania from the Blog