Tanzania is quintessential Africa. It boasts the largest
mountain range on the continent, the world renowned Serengeti
National Park, Mount Kilimanjaro, the fabled wildebeest migration
and The Great Rift Valley.
The Serengeti National Park is one of the most celebrated
wildlife reserves in the world. This wildlife sanctuary is home to
lions, leopards, rhino, hippo, elephants, giraffes, baboons and
wild dogs. It also stages the famed annual migration of
wildebeest, which acts as a survival of the fittest contest, for
this is a journey that encompasses crocodile infested waters and
drought. For many, this is the ultimate wildlife experience.
No visit to Tanzania would be complete without a visit to the
Ngorongoro Crater which lies within a conservation area of the same
name. The steep edges of the crater are covered in lush dense
rainforest which at the crater floor gives way to open grassy
plains. This is the largest intact caldera (collapsed volcano)
in the world, is home to the Maasai people and the endangered black
You can really get up close and personal with the wildlife by
doing a walking safari here. If trekking is your thing, test your
endurance levels and join a trek to Africa's 'roof' better known as
Tanzania is one of the best places to view The Great Rift
Valley. The valley is comprised mainly of forest, woodland and
swamps. This backbone of Africa provides jaw-dropping scenery; the
uninterrupted views of the plains and the misty escarpment stretch
into the horizon and beyond.
The Tanzanian Islands and Zanzibar in particular should not be
overlooked. Known as 'Spice Island' for the amazing array of
flavour enhancing produce grown here this island is home to picture
perfect palm fringed beaches. Before you flop and drop
however, you should spend at least a little bit of time in the
capital of Stone Town wandering through the narrow cobbled streets
and bustling market as well as learning about the slave trade which
was so prominent here.