Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa, known for its vast wilderness areas – 30% of the country’s landmass is preserved as National Parks or Reserves. Tanzania is bordered by Uganda, Lake Victoria, and Kenya to the north, by the Indian Ocean to the east, by Mozambique, Malawi, and Zambia to the south, and by Burundi and Rwanda to the west.
Tanzania is probably best known for the endless plains of Serengeti National Park, named Africa’s top national park in 2019. Its other major tourist attraction is Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain. However there is more to Tanzania than just Serengeti and Mount Kilimanjaro:
- from the white sand and clear blue water beaches of the Spice Islands of Zanzibar, Pemba, and Mafia
- to the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact volcanic caldera housing all of the Big 5 animals and nearby Olduvai Gorge, thought to be the cradle of mankind
- to lesser known wildlife reserves in the Southern circuit like Selous and Ruaha,
- to the unique opportunity for culture experiences visiting the native Maasai, Datoga, Hadza and other local tribes
- to the vast Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake
- to Gombe Stream National Park, where Dr Jane Goodall carried out her famous research on chimps in their natural habitat
Tanzania offers something for everyone and endless adventures!